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Trying To Get To You/Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

HMV POP 408 (78 rpm)

Track Listing:

Side 1:

1. Tryin' To Get To You

Side 2:

1. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

Released: October 1957:

Sound Format: mono

UK Single No. (15)

The A-side of this single was previously recorded at Sun and supposedly Elvis' father Vernon favourite song. The B-side, a Lloyd Price song was recorded in New York.

NOTE: This single was issued using the matrix number F2/G2WW, part of the RCA system.

(F2 = 1955) (G2 = 1956)

Side 1: F2WW 8039     Side 2: G2WW 1293

POP 408 (45rpm)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Front)

Type 1:

This sleeve was white with black printing.

 

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Stamped Top Centre)

Greatest Artists - Finest Recording (Under The Centre Hole)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-left of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo.

78 R.P.M. RECORD (To The Right)

(Sleeve Variation 1 - Rear)

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE"

records are great favourites

why not add these to your collection? (Stamped Top Centre)

 

(Various Artists Promoted Throughout the Sleeve)

GIVE RECORD TOKENS ...

they solve all your gift problems (Under The Centre Hole)

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain     

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED          

                     RECORD DIVISION                            

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1  (Left Side)    

 

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "His Master's Voice" underneath, Under the logo.   

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I.    INTERNATIONAL     LIMITED

 HAYES     MIDDLESEX     ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Right Side)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Front)

Type 2:

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"HIS MASTER'S VOICE" (Bold White Capitals)

For The Tops in Pops (Top Centre)

Main Graphic: Illustrations of people dancing (Both Sides)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-centre of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" underneath.

 

78 R.P.M RECORD (Either Side Of Logo)

(Sleeve Variation 2 - Rear)

This sleeve was red & white with white printing,

"His Master's Voice" (Bold Red Italics)

For The Tops in Pops (Top Centre)

Main Body Text: Promoting of other HMV artists.

Distributing Organisation for Great Britain

THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY LIMITED

RECORD DIVISION

8-11 GREAT CASTLE STREET, LONDON, W.1 (Bottom Left of Sleeve)

The HMV logo, located at the bottom-left of the sleeve, contained a picture of a dog, 'Nipper' listening to a gramophone with the words "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" underneath.

Export Distributing Organisation

E.M.I. INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

HAYES. MIDDLESEX. ENGLAND

Made and Printed in Great Britain (Bottom Right of Sleeve)

(Test Pressing/Factory Sample/Demo/Promo)

(Factory Sample - Side 1)

(Factory Sample - Side 2)

(Blue Label, HMV Logo, White Lettering, Solid Centre)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Blue Label)

HIS MASTER'S VOICE (White Lettering)

(Solid Centre)
(1957 Pressing)
(Mono)

Mecolico

(Bottom of Label)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

XT Tax Code

POP. 408

Aberbach. NCB

Mecolico

B.I.E.M. (Boxed)
(Bottom of Label)

​UK Chart Information:

This single entered the UK charts on November 7, 1957, peaking at no. 16.

Chart Run: (4 Weeks) (Trying to Get to You)

07/11/1957 - 20

14/11/1957 - 23

21/11/1957 - 16

28/11/1957 - 17

Chart Run: (5 Weeks) (Lawdy, Miss Clawdy)

14/11/1957 - 20

21/11/1957 - 18

28/11/1957 - 15

05/12/1957 - 28

12/12/1957 - 25

Information: www.officialcharts.com

Recording Information:

Trying to Get to You

(July 21,, 1955: Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee)

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

(February 3, 1956: RCA Studio 1, New York)

Elvis UK Sheet Music

used by kind permission: (Thanks to Robert)

elvisechoesofthepast.com/

HMV Promo.jpg

Elvis UK: HMV Artists Flyer

used by kind permission: (Thanks to Scott Matthews)

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