From the Stacks

From The Stacks: Elvis Presley, “My Happiness” (Jack White reissue)

Jack White and I both own a copy of this record. One of us paid ten bucks, the other paid $300,000.

Of course, the only reason that I could get this for ten bones was that the Willie Wonka of the music industry ponied up 300k for the original pressing and then lovingly reproduced it for us little Oompa Loompa record geeks. Back in 2015 White’s label, Third Man, put this in the bins as a Record Store Day exclusive, and that’s how this 10 inches of reproduced history landed in my stacks.

This was Elvis Presley’s very first recording, which kind of makes this the stone tablets of rock and roll. Of course you can hear “My Happiness” online for free, but where’s the fun in that? You can pick up a Record Store Day edition for around 30 bucks, or you can call Jack and make him an offer on the original. Happy hunting.

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