Elvis speaks, in never-heard early interview

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From TV to music, Elvis Presley will always be the king of rock 'n' roll. But before he became a legend he was a kid with big dreams. When he was 21, he talked about life, love, and music -- and it was recorded.

"The Early Show" got a clip of the never-before heard interview from RCA/Legacy's new Elvis Presley box set, "Young Man With The Big Beat," which will be out Sept. 27.

The interview took place just months before his career was about to skyrocket to super-stardom, in 1956.

What was on his mind at the time?

The young Elvis said, "Hello, this is Elvis Presley. I guess the first thing people want to know is why I can't stand still when I am singing. Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people just sway back and forth. I just want to do them all together, I guess. Singing rhythm and blues really knocks 'em out. I watch my audience and listen to them, and I know we are all getting something out of our system. None of us knows what it is. The important thing is that we're getting rid of it and nobody's getting hurt."

There's no doubt that Elvis was a triple threat on stage with his tapping, snapping and swaying to the beat -- not to mention the music that accompanied those moves that would captivate millions.

In addition to the early interview with The King, the new 5-CD super-deluxe box set features studio and live recordings, an unreleased live concert, interviews, and a lavishly-illustrated, day-by-day timeline of Elvis in 1956.

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