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June 1954
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
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SUN Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Engineer : Sam Phillips

Guitar: Elvis Presley  

Casual Love
June 5 1954 (Sat) (?)

(Unknown Song)
June 5 1954 (Sat) (?)


On page 133 of Sean O'Neal's 'Elvis Presley Memorabilia' is a June 9, 1954 receipt for a two-sided acetate from the "Memphis Recording Service." The caption claims it's possibly for "That's All Right Mamma / Blue Moon of Kentucky", but that's impossible because Presley didn't cut the tunes until a month later. Looking closely at this June, 1954 two-sided acetate receipt, it is clear Elvis cut two sides (master 0914-A and 0914-B) on Saturday, 6/5, and picked up his acetate dub on Wednesday, 6/9. This documentation is likely for a song like, perhaps, Casual Love. Especially if combining the receipt with Sean O'Neal's revealing interview with www.epgold.com. 'Elvis Presley Memorabilia'is available on Sean O'Neal's www.elvispresleyblvd.com. The flipside is likely another slow country ballad with just Elvis on guitar, i.e. not Without You since Elvis paid for the acetate.

The song Casual Love Affair was actually first listed as Casual Love by Jerry Hopkins, the Affair part was added later for some unknown reason. The song could actually be Careless Love.

Using this analogy, it may be possible that the second acetate (I'll Never Stand In Your Way / It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You) had been originally incorrectly listed in the first place as being I'll Never Stand In Your Way / Casual Love (or Careless Love) by someone hearing the lyrics "I wasted my love on a careless romance" (Which is sung twice during the song) while listening to It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You, and then mis-remembering the title, meaning this receipt is in fact fake!.

The receipt is very similar to the one for I'll Never Stand in Your Way / It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You, but it hasn't been verified as being real, and may be fake, as the price ($8.25) is wrong. It should be $3.98 for both sides, and not $4.00+ for each side! (See below)

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Acetate Receipt
Casual Love (?)
June 1954 Acetate