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Last Minute Record Store Day Surprise!

Posted by Third Man on 17 April 2015

The Rek-O-Kut direct-to-disc recorder that cut Elvis Presley's first ever recording is typically on display right here in Nashville at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in their current exhibit re-creation of Sun Studios. For one day only, this historic piece of machinery will be reunited with the original disc of 'My Happiness' for the first time since the record was cut, and will be on display at Third Man Records tomorrow for Record Store Day. These two items are arguably the most important pieces of rock and roll history in the world, and having them back in the same room together is pure magic. Many thanks to the Musicians Hall of Fame for affording us the opportunity to reintroduce this record to its maker.

The Musicians Hall of Fame exhibit includes Scotty Moore’s Gibson Super 400 guitar that he used on sessions with Carl Perkins, a copy of Elvis's first contract, signed by his mother and father and Scotty Moore, and Marshall Grant’s 1950s Epiphone Upright Bass he played with Johnny Cash. 

Third Man Records will be open with "My Happiness" and the Rek-O-Kut on display from 10am until 6pm tomorrow, April 18th. Read more about our Record Store Day plans here, here, and here