LPM-2426 Blue Hawaii 

Modified: September 15, 2014

         Release: RCA Victor LPM-2426 Blue Hawaii (LP)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 10/1/1961

Track Listings: (click here to expand / collapse)

Side 1

Blue Hawaii
Almost Always True
Aloha Oe
No More
Can't Help Falling In Love
Rock-A-Hula Baby
Moonlight Swim

Side 2

Ku-u-i-po
Ito Eats
Slicin' Sand
Hawaiian Sunset
Beach Boy Blues
Island Of Love (Kauai)
Hawaiian Wedding Song

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Cover Front: RCA Victor logo at upper right and catalog number lower left, with or without sticker affixed to cover.

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Cover Back: Catalog number upper right corner. With or without "TMK(S) ® Radio Corporation of America - Marca(s) Registrada(s)" statement on bottom right corner. Note too the spacing between the MIRACLE SURFACE statement and the Red Seal statements are wider on the release without the TMK(S) statement.

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Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Side 1, the Jordanaires are credited for 1,3-7. On side 2, the Jordanaires are credited for 1-5,7.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PP-2996-1S A1 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-1S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996-1S A2 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-1S A4 (Indianapolis pressing)1
Side 1: M2PP-2996-1S C2 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-4S C1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996-2S B1 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-6S C1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996--5S B3 / Side 2: M2PP-2997--4S (Indianapolis pressing)2
Side 1: M2PP-2996--5S B3 / Side 2: M2PP-2997--9S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996-15S B2 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-15S B2 (Indianapolis pressing)

2426 lpm side1 1961 v1 3s small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)2426 lpm side2 1961 v1 3s small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Side 1, the Jordanaires are credited for 1,3. On side 2, the Jordanaires are credited for 1,3-7.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PP-2996-3S / Side 2: M2PP-2997-3S (Hollywood pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996-3S / Side 2: M2PP-2997-8S (Hollywood pressing)3

2426 lpm side1 1961 v3 19s small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)2426 lpm side2 1961 v3 20s small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Long Play. Black label, All print on label print is silver. Side 1, the Jordanaires are credited for 1,3-6. On side 2, the Jordanaires are credited for 1-5,7.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PP-2996-19S A4 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-20S A1 (Rockaway pressing)

2426 sticker small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)

Sticker Contains the "Twist" Special ROCK-A-HULA BABY and CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE LPM/LSP-2426

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Disc: MONO. Black label, All print on label print is silver. No New Orthophonic High Fidelity on right side.

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PP-2996-17S / Side 2: M2PP-2997-19S A1 (Hollywood pressing)

A MONO label sold for $127.59 plus shipping on April 27, 2013 4

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Disc: MONO. Black label, All print on label print is silver. New Orthophonic High Fidelity on right side.5

Matrix numbers
Side 1:
M2PP-2996-?S / Side 2: M2PP-2997-?S (Hollywood pressing)

This MONO copy with New Orthophonic High Fidelity on right side sold for $285.00 on eBay March 17, 2013.

2426 lpm 1964 side1 small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)2426 lpm 1964 side2 small LPM 2426 Blue Hawaii (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PP-2996-20S B5 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-21S B1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Side 1:
M2PP-2996-21S C1 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-22S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996-22S / Side 2: M2PP-2997-?S (Rockaway pressing)6

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Disc: Monaural. Black label, RCA logo is white, other label print is silver. Flat label.

Matrix numbers
Side 1: M2PP-2996-22S B5 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-23S B2 (Rockaway pressing)
Side 1: M2PP-2996-22S C1 / Side 2: M2PP-2997-23S B2 (Rockaway pressing)

Inner Sleeves
To identify the inner sleeve that is most appropriate for each release, look at the Inner Sleeves page on this site.

Also released in stereo as LSP-2426 Blue Hawaii.

Promotional Material

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This is a store banner used to promote and see Elvis "Blue Hawaii" on NBC-TV Tuesday, September 13. Hear Elvis on the original soundtrack recording. Now available on RCA stereo 8 tape cartridge. RCA Victor. There are interesting points about this poster. One this poster is from 1966, five years after the original release. The second interesting point is that RCA is promoting the MONAURAL release of this record, not the stereo, as they did with their 1961 poster.7

  1. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Spenser B.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Shawn O'Grady
  4. (eBay reference 350774932182 (April 27, 2013)
  5. eBay reference 390557600044 (March 18, 2013)
  6. eBay reference 130613427032 (December 7, 2011)
  7. Images and observations from the collection of Christian (of France).