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Elvis’ Japanese Discography: The 78′s


By Ger Rijff / Bob Pakes

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Welcome to the Complete Discography of Elvis Presley’s Japanese 78 rpm‘s!


Your help is needed!
If you are able to fill any of the gaps (missing covers / labels / inserts), please get in touch. Thanks!

The Discography of Elvis’ Japanese 45’s can be found HERE!
The Discography of Elvis’ Japanese EP’s can be found HERE!




April 1956 | S-235 | I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Mystery Train

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June 1956 | S-251 | Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One

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July 1956 | S-257 | Tutti Frutti / Blue Moon

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August 1956 | S-263 | I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / Will You, Willyum

S-263 A S-263 B S-263 C (scheef)


October 1956 | S-273 | Hound Dog / I Love You Because

S-273 A S-273 B S-273 C


November 1956 | S-279 | Don’t Be Cruel / I’ll Never Let You Go

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December 1956 | S-281 | Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me

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February 1957 | S-287 | Love Me / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

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February 1957 | S-288 | Good Rockin’ Tonight / Blue Moon Of Kentucky

S-288 A S-288 B correctie S-288 C


April 1957 | S-293 | Too Much / Paralyzed

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June 1957 | S-302 | All Shook Up / Mama Guitar

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July 1957 | S-306 | Lonesome Cowboy / Loving You

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September 1957 | S-312 | Teddy Bear / That’s When Your Heartaches Begin

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November 1957 | S-321 | White Christmas / Here Comes Santa Claus

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November 1957 | S-324 | Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice

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December 1957 | S-329 | Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Mean Woman Blues

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February 1958 | S-336 | Don’t / I Beg Of You

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June 1958 | S-351 | Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha’ Think it’s Time

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August 1958 | S-358 | Hard Headed Woman / Don’t Ask Me Why

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September 1958 | S-360 | King Creole / Lover Doll

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October 1958 | S-363 | Young Dreams / Dixieland Rock

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19 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jim #

    Now we are Rockin’ guys!
    There is not a lot wrong with RCA Japan..
    Look forward to the rest of this topic.

    May 24, 2013
  2. Harry Carrigan #

    Very interesting – First time I’ve seen the 78 backed with Janis Martin. Were some of the international RCA companies unsure of Elvis as a standalone artist in the 1950’s as we have South Africa, Italy and now Japan backing Elvis with other artists. Keep up the great work. I’m really enjoying this site.

    All the best


    May 24, 2013
  3. Alexander Nijeboer #

    A collectors dream. To expensive for my budget, so keep them coming and let me dream ;-) Thanks Guys!

    May 24, 2013
  4. Thanks for the comments, guys. We intend to make this the best Japanese
    Discography ever presented. More illustrations than ever before seen on any
    website/Blog so far. As you will have noticed space is left open next to some
    of the labels presented…We hope to find these missing titles, and would
    appreciate your help. Bob and me have searched like madmen over the last
    6 months to find 78rpm labels. Some are just impossible to find. Even the
    great Chris Giles couldn’t help us out. And that says something about the
    rareness of these Japanese titles ! If you think you can help, contact us here
    at Echoes, please.

    In conclusion of this little message, I like to thank Bob for having “cleaned”
    all labels and present them in the best possible quality. That involved many
    hours of hard work. He’s so painstakingly critical in how to present his work,
    I’ve nicknamed him “Mr. Clean”. Thanks, Bob.

    May 25, 2013
  5. Great to see these super rare records here sorted per country.
    Keep them coming guys.

    May 25, 2013
  6. colonel snow #

    On this site you’ll find additional information. Great topic by the way.

    May 26, 2013
  7. Alan White #

    Some fantastic shellacs.

    May 29, 2013
  8. colonel snow #

    Perhaps these Japanese guys don’t speak English??

    May 30, 2013
  9. Perhaps? But they can frikkin’ WRITE in English when they offer merchandise
    for sale!

    May 30, 2013
  10. Paul Pearce #

    Gee, man, just wish i could win the lottery!!….looking at these beauties are making me go mad, Grrrrrr…..!!!!!

    Oh, by the way, congrats to this beautiful site. At last, no jumpsuits!!!

    June 3, 2013
  11. Thanks! Your name, somehow rings a bell with me…?
    A rock n roll / Elvis fan from the beginning of time?!?
    How did you find us? Thru Trevor’s magazine perhaps?
    Well, good to have you here. And I promise you: no
    bloody jumpsuits…ever!

    June 3, 2013
  12. Paul Pearce #

    Ger, i’m also on the ‘monkey’ forum, that’s prob where you know my name from. I actually caught this site on EMM’s facebook page a while ago. The reason i’ve taken so long to responed is because my laptop is broken, will be getting new one soon, i hope. So at the mo i’m using my mobile to access the internet and its bloody expensive, i top-up £10 within a day and a half have to top-up again. So i’m not using my mobile too much. And of course, these touch screen phones are a-pain-in-the-arse!!

    Unfortunately, Ger, i missed the great 50’s era as i was born in ’67. Yes, i’ve been a R ‘n’ R fan since as far back as i can remember.

    I’ve heard many great things about ‘Echoes’, i just had to take a peek.

    June 3, 2013
  13. colonel snow #

    I’ve sent you a few scans, but the quality is not good. Perhaps still useful?

    June 11, 2013
  14. Niels #


    June 14, 2013
  15. Pieter Coertjens #

    Looks great!



    July 2, 2013
  16. Jim Turner #

    Sheer Quality Ger. As always.

    July 29, 2013
  17. colonel snow #

    Some nice additions again.

    August 3, 2013
  18. Bjørn Christensen #

    This and all the other site of yours; is the best Elvis record sites I have ever seen.
    I love to collect ELVIS records worldwide, just to look at all these amazing different covers from around the world …
    Many, many thanks Bjørn Christensen from Denmark.

    February 4, 2015
  19. Edd Perry #

    Dear sir, I have a copy of Mean Woman Blues, the Japanese 78.
    Seems you guys say it’s rare, is that so?
    I would like to know what you guys think.
    Regards. Edd Perry.

    April 23, 2017

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