Original Sun 78 Mystery Train


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I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Mystery Train. 1955 Sun Records (Sun 223).


Original authentisk - mega rare.


Elvis Presley's version of "Mystery Train" was first released on August 20, 1955 as the B-side of "I forgot to remember to forget" (Sun 223). Presley's version would be ranked #77 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time list in 2003. It was again produced by Sam Phillips at Sun Studios, and featured Presley on vocals and rhythm guitar, Scotty Moore on lead guitar, and Bill Black on bass. Moore used a country lead break, and toward the end of the record is an echo of the 1946 "Sixteen Tons" by Merle Travis.


RCA Victor rereleased this recording in December 1955 (#47-6357) after acquiring it as part of a contract with Presley. This version of the song peaked at # 11 on the national Billboard Country Chart.


Although "Mystery Train" is now considered to be an "enduring classic", the flip side of this record "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" reached the Billboard National Country Music chart #1 position by February 1956, remained there for 5 weeks, and stayed on the charts for 39 weeks. The May 12, 1956 issue of Billboard listed "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" at the #1 "Country & Western" "Top Juke BOx Hit Records" for the period Januarty-April 1956 with no mention of "Mystery Train". It was the first recording to make Elvis Presley a national known country music star.


Black, who had success with the Bill Black Combo, once said to a visitor to his house in Memphis, as he pointed to a framed 78rpm Sun Record of "Mystery Train" on the wall, "Now there was a record.

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