Elvis Presley and B.B. King | December 7, 1956, Ellis Auditorium
Elvis Presley and B.B. King backstage at the WDIA Goodwill Revue at Ellis Auditorium on December 7, 1956. Although Elvis' recording contract did not permit him to perform at the fund-raiser for radio station WDIA, he set off a sensation. Elvis attends with George Klein. Photo by Ernest Withers.
Elvis Presley and B.B. King backstage at the December 7, 1956 WDIA (Radio Station) Goodwill Revue.
Elvis, Claudia Ivy and B.B. King backstage at WDIA Goodwill Revue, Memphis, December 7, 1956.
Elvis backstage at WDIA Goodwill Revue, Memphis, December 7, 1956. All Photos © Ernest C. Withers.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.