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Elvis’ Spanish Discography: The Singles

 

By Bob Pakes
 
 

Spanish Single Discography TOPWelcome to the COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY of the 45 RPM and 33 1/3 RPM SINGLES that were released by RCA SPAIN in the 50’s and 60’s!
 
Elvis’ first single in Spain was Perro De Caza / No Seas Cruel (Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel), in 1957. Since we were able to dig out (at least) 13 different pressings of this title, it seems fair to assume that each pressing must have been in a low quantity since Elvis was virtually unknown in Spain around that time. Yet, all pressings must have sold out rather quickly, which would account for the rather uncommon truckload of different pressings.
Perro De Caza / No Seas Cruel is one of those releases that will always remain on top of the wishlist of vinyl collectors worldwide. Not least because of the extremely cool and unique cover art (for both the original 45 and 33 1/3 pressings).
 
The goal of this topic is to collect all titles/pressings in one place, and it will remain ‘a work in progress’ until all known Spanish singles have been collected here. Any help with new information or better images, will be very much appreciated!
 
Now, let’s get the Spanish Single Discography into first gear!

 
 

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Perro De Caza / No Seas Cruel
(Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel)

 

1957 | 3-10052 | 45 RPM

3-10052 A1 (1957) Josep 3-10052 A2 (1957) Josep 3-10052 A3 (1957)

 

1958 | 3-10052 | 45 RPM

3-10052 B1 (1958) 3-10052 B2 3-10052 B3

 

1958 | 3-10052 | 45 RPM

3-10052 C1 (1958) 3-10052 C2 (1958) 3-10052 C3

 

Andy Russell 45Here we have a Spanish RCA 45 from the same year by a singer named Andy Russell. We can see an identical style for the artwork and use of colors that apparently was common for RCA Spain.
 
Interesting to note is that Elvis’ first Spanish 45 gets a mention on the backcover.
 
Please click the image for an enlargment.

 

1960 | 3-10052 | 45 RPM

The cover of this mega-rare pressing is the same as Elvis’ 2nd LP.
I only have a very low quality image of this variaton and is therfore not show in this discography.

 

1961 | 32023 | 33 1/3 RPM

32023 A1 (1961) 32023 A2 (1961) upgrade 32023 A3 (1961)

 

1961 | 32023 | 33 1/3 RPM

32023 B1 (1961) 32023 B2 (1961) 32023 B3 (1961)

 

1961 | 32023 | 33 1/3 RPM

32023 C1 (1961) 32023 C2 (1961) 32023 C3 (1961)

 

1961 | 32023 | 33 1/3 RPM

32023 D1 (1961) 32023 D2 (1961 32023 D3 (1961

 

1961 | 32023 | 33 1/3 RPM

32023 E1 (1961) 32023 E2 (1961) 32023 E3 (1961

 

1961 | 3-10123 | 45 RPM

3-10123 A1 (1961) upgrade

 

1962 | 3-10123 | 45 RPM

3-10123 B1 (1962) 3-10123 B2 (1962) 3-10123 B3 (1962)

 

1962 | 3-10123 | 45 RPM

3-10123 C1 (1962) lege cirkel 12x12 3-10123 C3 (1962)

 

1962 | 3-10123 | 45 RPM

3-10123 D1 (1962) upgrade 3-10123 D2 3-10123 D3

 

Los Angeles (October 28, 1957) correctionThe photo used for this cover was taken on October 28, 1957, in Los Angeles, when Elvis reprised his infamous performance on the Steve Allen Show by singing to a dog. But this time there were no censors to keep him on a tight leash!
 
As to why the Spanish Art Department turned Nipper into Spot is beyond me …

 

1964 | 3-10123 | 45 RPM

3-10123 E1 (1964) 3-10123 E2 3-10123 E3

 
 

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Ahora O Nunca / Un Poquito De Azul
(It’s Now Or Never / A Mess Of Blues)

 

1960 | 3-10082 | 45 RPM

3-10082 A1 (1960) 3-10082 A2 3-10082 A3

 

1960 | 3-10082 | 45 RPM

3-10082 B1 (1960) 3-10082 B2 (1960) 3-10082 B3

 

1960 | 3-10082 | 45 RPM

3-10082 C1 (1960) 3-10082 C2 3-10082 C3

 

1960 | 32020 | 33 1/3 RPM

32020 A1 (1960) 32020 A2 32020 A3

 

1960 | 32020 | 33 1/3 RPM

32020 B1 (1960) 32020 B2 32020 B3

 

1961 | 32020 | 33 1/3 RPM

32020 F1 (1961) 32020 F2 32020 F3

 

? | 32020 | 33 1/3 RPM

32020 G1 (unknown) lege cirkel 12x12 32020 G3

 

1962 | 3-10119 | 45 RPM

3-10119 A (1962) lege cirkel 12x12 3-10119 A3 (1962)

 

1962 | 3-10119 | 45 RPM

3-10119 B1 (1962) 3-10119 B2 (1962) 3-10119 B3 (1962)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To be continued SOON!
 
 

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Elvis El Rey En España bookTHANKS:
 
As always, to Chris Giles at THE ELVIS SHOP LONDON
 
And a special thanks to Josep Rulló (Spain) for his assistence in putting this Discography together, and for sharing the scans of his record collection.
 
 
Even though the existing Spanish Discography, Elvis El Rey En España (as shown to the right), is far from complete, it serves perfectly as the starter’s guide to any Spanish vinyl collector and comes highly recommended.

 

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18 Comments Post a comment
  1. I can only keep repeating myself on topics such as this: it’s great research
    and top notch presentation! Wunderbar. Gracias. Danke. Merci bien …

    October 1, 2014
  2. Alan White #

    Some fantastic early 45’s with even rarer sleeves.

    October 1, 2014
  3. Jim Turner #

    More fantastic vinyl Bob, thank you.
    Thanks to Chris for his generosity as well.
    Look forward to more rare records.

    October 1, 2014
  4. Gandoo #

    As usual, a top quality article.
    From your Pakistani and Indian fans.

    October 1, 2014
  5. colonel snow #

    Some rare sleeves; great pictures.

    October 2, 2014
  6. Ken Hercock #

    Fantastic work Bob, thanks.
    Great to see all the cover variations.

    October 3, 2014
  7. Juan Luis #

    Gracias!

    October 3, 2014
  8. Alexander #

    Great topic Bob! Keep it going… This is both essential and fun reading!

    October 4, 2014
  9. Jans #

    Great information Bob !
    Thanks for putting this beautiful vinyl and covers here.

    October 7, 2014
  10. Nico #

    WOW, GREAT article! Love those spanish covers!. Thanks BOB.

    October 9, 2014
  11. Paul Pearce #

    Excellent stuff as always. Thanks.

    October 9, 2014
  12. Bjørn Christensen #

    This is great!
    Can you tell me, where I can buy this book Elvis El Rey En Espana?
    Bjørn Christensen from Denmark.

    February 4, 2015
  13. Mike Windgren #

    Bjorn Christensen, you can buy that book on eBay!

    February 8, 2016
  14. I had forgotten about this topic completely. Not surprising with the huge amount
    of topics available. Well, enjoyed it again fully. Love the Hound Dog variations!

    February 9, 2016
  15. A nice bonus, the original photo that was used for the Hond Dog cover. I clearly
    remember buying the Dutch printed ansight kart in a local bookshop, back in
    the early 60s…I still have the card.

    April 10, 2016
  16. Mike Windgren #

    Fantastic topic!. Thank you Bob.

    April 16, 2016
  17. Max #

    Awesome as always Bob.

    You have a lot of fans of this wonderful site.
    keep up the great work that you have always done here.

    Thank you.

    April 17, 2016
  18. Liz #

    Hi Bob,

    I tried emailing you about some Elvis memorabilia but my email bounced back. Do you have a new email address?

    May 16, 2016

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