|ANOTHER GRAMMY NOM FOR ELVIS
December 10, 2015 - Brian Quinn / Elvis Express Radio
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A rather bazaar story is that Elvis first ever recording, the private demo 'My Happiness', which an 18 years old Elvis with just his guitar had recorded at the Memphis Recording
Service in 1953 has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Recorded Package" for the 58th Grammy Awards.
Presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, include Kendrick Lamar (who received 11 nominations), megastar Taylor Swift (seven nominations), and
Canadian crooner the Weeknd (seven). But somewhat bizarrely also included Elvis Presley for a record that he only recorded on acetate for himself.
Supporting Elvis' nomination are also current stars such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift who earned the trifecta of nominations with album, record, and song of the year categories.
Jack White bought Elvis' first acetate for $300,000 and the direct facsimile was released through his "Third Man Records" label. The 10-inch, 78rpm facsimile vinyl re-release of Elvis
Presley’s “My Happiness” in the award honors the label's art directors Jack White & Nathanio Strimpopulos.
Other nominations for Best Recording Package are..
"My Happiness," Nathanio Strimpopulos (Elvis Presley)
"Alagoas," Alex Trochut (Alagoas)
"Bush," Anita Marisa Boriboon (Snoop Dogg)
"How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe Edition)," Brian Roettinger, art director (Florence + the Machine)
"Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys," Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds and Dick Reeves (Asleep at the Wheel)
The GRAMMY® Awards will be held on Monday, February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 pm (ET/PT).