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WHERE IS THE DVD OF ALL 6 "JIMMY & TOMMY DORSEY STAGE SHOW" PERFORMANCES?
on October 27, 2011
RCA continues to release CD after CD of Elvis Presley's earliest, AND BEST, recordings, but they have failed to release remastered video of all six of his appearances on "The Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey Stage Show" which pre-dated all the RCA recordings, and which are more exciting than the Ed Sullivan Beatles performances. They were already stars when they appeared on Ed Sullivan's show.
Elvis was only a rising star, and only in the rural south where he had performed, when Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey signed him up for a then unheard of 6 weekly performances for an unknown celebrity. Anyone who has seen those performances, and I saw them LIVE, and I have a bootleg DVD of them, can see the rise of this unbelievable performer with each successive performance. It is unbelievable what happens between the first and the sixth shows.
I know RCA has the material, about 3 or 4 of the performances, which total 12 songs over the six week period, on their 'Elvis Greatest Performances" VHS, laser disc, and DVD sets over the year.
It has now been fifty-five (55) years since those performances. Jackie Gleason Enterprises, who produced and owned the "Stage Show" programs, may own the original masters, but if someone doesn't release them soon, their retail worth diminishes every single year with people like me, who saw those shows live and remember the far better early Elvis compared to his cookie cutter 60's years and then the disappointing 70's, dying off.
RCA - Jackie Gleason Enterprises: GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, RELEASE THIS DVD AND MAKE YOUR MONEY WHILE YOU STILL CAN AND LET THE REST OF US STILL ALIVE WHO KNEW ABOUT ELVIS DURING THOSE YEARS SEE A DECENT REMASTERED DVD OF THOSE PERFORMANCES.
Why do I have to be the one to tell them this?????????????????