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RCA studio session - January 10-11, 1956 - Nashille

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore - Chet Atkins
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Vocals: Gordon Stoker, Ben & Brock Speer


January 10 - 2-5 pm

G2WB 0208-08 I Got A Woman
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6637 I Got A Woman / I'm Countin' On You
Outtakes:
Unknown alternate take: July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Splice of an incomplete take and the alternate take of Platinum: A Life In Music, June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever

G2WB 0209-07 Heartbreak Hotel
January 27, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6420 Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One
Computer enhanced version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits
Outtakes:
Splice of takes 4 and 5: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Takes 4 (Incomplete), 5 and 6: July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley
Take 5: April 1996 CD Single B side RCA 47-6420 Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One
Take 5: April 16, 1996 CD 07863-66856-2 Elvis '56
Take 6: July 27, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music


January 10 - 7-10 pm

G2WB 0210-sp Money Honey (Splice of takes 5 and 6)
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6641 Money Honey / One-Sided Love Affair
Outtakes:
Take 10 intro only: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Fragments: July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley


January 11 - 4-7 pm

G2WB 0211-17 I'm Countin' On You
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6637 I Got A Woman / I'm Countin' On You
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs), 2 (fs) with an unknown take: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 13: July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Takes 1, 13, 14 (Incomplete) and Incomplete and unknown: July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley

G2WB 0218-07 I Was The One
January 27, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6420 Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One
Unedited master:
May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs), 2 (fs) and 3: 1998 CD RCA Time Life 07863-69409-2 The Elvis Presley Collection - Vol 10 Treasures 1953-1958
Takes 1 (fs), 2 (fs), 2, 3 (fs), 3 (Incomplete), 7A (Not master), and incomplete and unknown: July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley


RCA studio session - January 30-31, 1956 - RCA Studios - New York

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Shorty Long


January 30 - 11 am-2 pm

G2WB 1230-10 Blue Suede Shoes
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6636 Blue Suede Shoes / Tutti Frutti

G2WB 1231-09 My Baby Left Me
May 4, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6540 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / My Baby Left Me


January 30 - 3-6 pm

G2WB 1232-08 One-Sided Love Affair
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6641 Money Honey / One-Sided Love Affair

G2WB 1233-10 So Glad You're Mine
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 993 Elvis Vol 2


January 31 - 12-3 pm

G2WB 1254-18 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6638 I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)

G2WB 1255-10 Tutti Frutti
March 23, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1254 Elvis Presley
August 31, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6636 Blue Suede Shoes / Tutti Frutti


TV soundtrack for CBS - Stage Show - January-March 1956 - CBS Studios - New York

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
The Dorsey Orchestra


January 28

OPA1 4199 Shake Rattle And Roll/Flip Flop And Fly
August 1984 LP RCA CPM6 5172-2 A Golden Celebration
August 14, 1990 CD RCA 2227-2R The Great Performances
July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum A Life In Music
Overdubbed version:
March 1981 LP RCA CPL-2-4031 Soundtrack This Is Elvis

I Got A Woman



RCA studio session - February 3, 1956 - RCA Studios - New York

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Shorty Long


10:30 am-1:30 pm

G2WB 1293-10 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
August 31, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6642 Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Shake Rattle And Roll
Outtakes:
Takes 1 to 12: November 12, 2007 CD Memphis Recording Service MRS30002756 New York RCA Studio 1 The Complete Sessions
Take 1: July 27, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Take 3: June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
Takes 11 (fs), 12: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Takes 1, 3 to 12: July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley

G2WB 1294-12 Shake Rattle And Roll
G2WB 1294 Shake Rattle And Roll (Backup vocal overdub)
August 31, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6642 Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Shake Rattle And Roll
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs) and 2: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Takes 3 (fs), 5 (Incomplete), 6 (Incomplete) and 7: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 8: June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
Take 8: April 16, 1996 CD 07863-66856-2 Elvis '56
Takes 1 to 3, 5 to 12 and 12 (Undubbed, unedited master): July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley



RCA studio session - April 14, 1956 - RCA Studios - Nashville

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore - Chet Atkins
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Marvin Hughes
Vocals: Gordon Stoker, Ben & Brock Speer


9 am-12 pm

G2WB 0271-sp I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Splice of takes 14 and 17
May 4, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6540 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You / My Baby Left Me
Outtakes:
Take 3: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 4: July 27, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Take 13: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Take 14: January 1976 LP CPL 1 1349 Elvis, A Legendary Performer Vol 2
Take 16: June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
Takes 1 slate only, 3, 4, 5 (Fragments), 13, 14 (Incomplete), 15, 16, and 17: July 01, 2006 CD FTD 82876 86160-2 Elvis Presley


Live recording - May 14, 1956 - La Crosse - Wisconsin


Only You (Unreleased)


Live recording - June 30, 1956 - Richmond - Virginia


Uncle Pen (Unreleased)


Live recording for NBC Television "The Steve Allen Show" - July 1, 1956 - The Hudson Theatre - New York

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Steve Allen
Cow bell: Imogene Coca
Vocals: Elvis Presley - - Imogene Coca - Andy Griffith - Steve Allen


I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Hound Dog

Yippie Yi Yo with Imogene Coca, Andy Griffith & Steve Allen (Comedy skit) (Unreleased)


RCA studio session - July 2, 1956 - RCA Studios - New York

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Shorty Long
Vocals: The Jordanaires
Engineer: Ernie Ulrich


2-5 pm - 6-9 pm

G2WB 5935-31 Hound Dog

G2WB 5936-28 Don't Be Cruel
July 1956 Single RCA 47-6604 Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel
Computer enhanced version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits

G2WB 5937-12 Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
September 28, 1956 Single B side RCA 47-6643 Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)


Recording at The Blackwood Brothers Gospel Sing - July 27, 1956 - Ellis Auditorium, Memphis

Jesus Filled My Every Need (Unreleased)

You'll Never Walk Alone (Unreleased)


Soundtrack recording for 20th Century Fox - Love Me Tender - August 24, 1956 - Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood

Guitar: Cito Mumolo
Bass: Mike "Myer" Robin
Drums: Richard Cornell
Banjo: Luther Roundtree
Accordion: Dom Frontieri
Vocals: Rad Robinson, John Dodson, Charles Prescott
Producer: Lionel Newman
Arranger: Ken Darby
Engineer: Bob Mayer / Ken Runyon


1-6 pm

Studio matrix: S-sp - RCA matrix: G2WB 7260-sp We're Gonna Move Spliced from take 4 and 9 with backing vocals, handclaps and finger snapping overdubbed separately.
November 21,1956 EP RCA EPA-4006 Love Me Tender
Outtakes:
Take 4: June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
Take 9 Stereo: April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67453 2 Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender

Studio matrix: S-16 (Take 2) - RCA matrix: G2WB 4767-02 Love Me tender
September 28, 1956 Single A side RCA 47-6643 Love Me Tender / Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
Computer enhanced version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits
Outtakes:
Stereo master: January 24, 1995 CD RCA BMG 07863 66532-2 Heart & Soul

Studio matrix: S-sp - RCA matrix: G2WB 7259-sp Poor Boy Spliced from take 3 and a partial verse
November 21,1956 EP RCA EPA-4006 Love Me Tender
Outtakes:
Stereo take 9: April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67453 2 Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender
Remake take 1: June 2014 CD FTD 506020-975074 Love Me Tender


RCA studio session - September 1-3, 1956 - Radio Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Piano: Elvis Presley - Gordon Stoker
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Vocals: The Jordanaires
Engineer: Thorn Nogar


September 1 - 1-4 pm - 5-8 pm

G2WB 4920-sp Playing For Keeps Spliced from take 7 and 18 (ending)
1957 Single A side RCA 47-6800 Playing For Keeps / Too Much

G2WB 4921-09 Love Me
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 992 Elvis Vol 1

G2WB 4923-07 How Do You Think I Feel
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis

G2WB 4924-07 How's The World Treating You?
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis


September 2 - 1-4 pm - 4:30-7:30 pm - 8-11 pm

G2WB 4925-10 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 992 Elvis Vol 1

G2WB 4926-04 Long Tall Sally
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis

G2WB 4927-01 Old Shep
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 993 Elvis Vol 2
Outtakes:
Take 5: June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters

G2WB 4922-12 Paralyzed

G2WB 4922-05 Paralyzed (Insert)

G2WB 4922-sp Paralyzed (Composite master)
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 992 Elvis Vol 1

G2WB 4928-12 Too Much

G2WB 4928-02 Too Much (Insert)

G2WB 4928-sp Too Much (Composite master)
January 4, 1957 Single B side RCA 47-6800 Playing For Keeps / Too Much
Computer enhanced version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits

G2WB 4929-22 Anyplace Is Paradise
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 993 Elvis Vol 2


September 3 - 2-5 pm - 5:30-8:30 pm

G2WB 4930-12 Ready Teddy
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 993 Elvis Vol 2

G2WB 4931-27 First In Line
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis

G2WB 4932-19 Rip It Up
October 19, 1956 LP RCA LPM 1382 Elvis
October 19, 1956 EP RCA EPA 992 Elvis Vol 1
Outtakes:
Takes 10 (Incomplete), 11 (fs), 12 (fs) and 16: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 13 (fs) and 14: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Take 15: July 27, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Takes 17 and 18: March 2014 CD FTD 506020-975067 Elvis


Soundtrack recording for 20th Century Fox - Love Me Tender - September 4-5, October 1, 1956 - Fox Stage 1 - Hollywood

Guitar: Cito Mumolo
Bass: Mike "Myer" Robin
Drums: Richard Cornell
Banjo: Luther Roundtree
Accordion: Carl Fortina (September 4 recording)
Vocals: Rad Robinson, John Dodson, Charles Prescott
Producer: Lionel Newman
Arranger: Ken Darby
Engineer: Bob Mayer / Ken Runyon


September 4 - 9 am-12 pm

Studio matrix: S-sp - RCA matrix: G2WB 7261-02 Let Me (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: S-sp - RCA matrix: G2WB 7259-03 Poor Boy (Partial verse - Rythm track overdub)


September 5 - 9 am-12 pm

Studio matrix: S-sp - RCA matrix: G2WB 7261-sp Let Me (Vocal overdub) Splice of takes 3 and 4
November 21, 1956 EP RCA EPA-4006 Love Me Tender
Solo version:
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67453 2 Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender
Outtakes:
Vocal overdub take 3:June 2014 CD FTD 506020-975074 Love Me Tender

Studio matrix: S-sp - RCA matrix: G2WB 7259-06 Poor Boy (Partial verse - Vocal overdub)
Binaural version:
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67453 2 Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender


October 1 - 1-4 pm

RCA matrix: SPA5 2875 Love Me tender (End title version)
January 1988 CD RCA 6738-2-R Essential Elvis
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67453 2 Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender


Million Dollar Quartet Jam Session - December 4, 1956 - Sun Studio - Memphis

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Carl Perkins - J. B. Perkins - Charlie Underwood
Bass: Clayton Perkins
Drums: W.S. Holland
Piano: Elvis Presley - Jerry Lee Lewis
Vocals: Carl Perkins - Jerry Lee Lewis

VPA4 5298 You Belong To My Heart (Elvis mockingly in Spanish sang the title line Solamente Una Vez)

VPA4 5299 When God Dips His Love In My Heart

VPA4 5300 Just A Little Talk With Jesus

VPA4 5301 Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley

VPA4 5302 I Shall Not Be Moved

VPA4 5303 (There will be) Peace In The Valley (for me)

VPA4 5304 Down By The Riverside

VPA4 5305 I'm With a Crowd But So Alone

VPA4 5306 Farther Along

VPA4 5307 Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand

VPA4 5308 On The Jericho Road (As We Travel Along The Jericho Road)

VPA4 5309 I Just Can't Make It By Myself

VPA4 5310 Little Cabin On The Hill

VPA4 5311 Summertime Is Past And Gone

VPA4 5312 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling

VPA4 5313 Sweetheart You've Done Me Wrong

VPA4 5314 Keeper Of The Key

VPA4 5315 Crazy Arms

VPA4 5316 Don't Forbid Me
VPA4 5317 Too Much Monkey Business

VPA4 5318 Brown Eyed Handsome Man

VPA4 5319 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

VPA4 5320 Brown Eyed Handsome Man

WPA5 2537 Reconsider Baby

VPA4 5321 Don't Be Cruel

VPA4 5322 Don't Be Cruel

VPA4 5323 Paralyzed

VPA4 5324 Don't Be Cruel

VPA4 5325 There's No Place Like Home

VPA4 5326 When The Saints Go Marchin' In

VPA4 5327 Softly And Tenderly

VPA4 5328 Is It So Strange

VPA4 5329 That's When Your Heartaches Begin

VPA4 5330 Brown Eyed Handsome Man

VPA4 5331 Rip It Up

VPA4 5332 I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye


WPA5 2537 Reconsider Baby
June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters

All other selections:
February 1990 CD RCA 2023-2-R The Million Dollars Quartet

VPA4 5316 Don't Forbid Me / VPA4 5298 You Belong To My Heart
with Jerry Lee Lewis sing an excerpt of "You Can't Cath Me"
June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever



Private recording - December 1956 - Audubon Drive - Memphis

Piano: Elvis Presley
Vocals: Red West, Arthur Hooten

WPA5 2588 When The Saints Go Marchin' In
July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
March 3, 1999 CD RCA 67676-2 The Home Recordings
September 12, 2000 CD RCA BMG 07863-67991-2 Peace In The Valley - The Complete Gospel Recordings (3 CD)



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