This is the original site of information about original versions of numbers recorded by Elvis Presley, which I began in about 1995. Other sites have copied it, some have translated it, but this site is the one that is best maintained.
This list only includes numbers that were recorded by someone before Elvis's own version: it does not include numbers that Elvis recorded first.
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Elvis Presley recorded an enormous amount of material in his 23-year career -- it is difficult to know exactly how many titles he recorded (does one include one-liners, home recordings, informal recordings, etc?), but probably close to 800 different titles can be found. You will not find all of these titles in Elvis Presley: The Originals: only those numbers originally recorded by someone else are included, though a summary list of other Elvis titles can be found here.
Furthermore, Elvis Presley: The Originals does not provide information about numbers performed in an Elvis concert by someone else, on which Elvis's voice does not feature (such numbers have appeared on some Elvis LPs and CDs, but you won't find them here!). These include:
Also not included are songs available only on audio- and videotape recordings. Here's a list of such titles (dates in day/month/year format!).
Thanks to Christophe of Elvis in Bourgogne for this information (there used to be a link, but the URL no longer exists).
If you have information or suggestions for this site, please contact me.
Sadly, two entries have had to be removed from The Originals, as they are fake Elvis recordings, namely "Tonite, Tonite" and "Get A Job." These two appeared on "The Long Lost Home Recordings" released on Memory Records CD MR 2021-2, a disgusting fake which is to be avoided.
Now take a look at the real Elvis Presley: The Originals!
Thanks to all the people who have provided feedback and additional information that I've been able to use to improve this site and its contents: Garth Bond (UK?), Sebastiano Cecere (Italy), Chris Deakin (UK), Stig Ericsson (Sweden), Mark Hillier (UK), Joop Jansen (Netherlands), Torben Jensen (Denmark), Robin Jones (Saudi Arabia), Bob Moke (USA), Henk Muller (Netherlands), Rami Poutiainen (Finland), Aad Sala (Netherlands), Trevor Simpson (UK), Leroy Smith (Netherlands), Philippe Spard (France), Kris Verdonck (Belgium). If I've forgotten anyone, please forgive me!
The best site for other originals is probably The Originals Project
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