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Soundtrack recording for MGM - Stay Away, Joe - RCA studio session - January 15-17, 1968 - RCA's Studio B - Nashville

Guitar: Scotty Moore - Jerry Reed - Chip Young
Bass: Bob Moore
Drums: D.J. Fontana - Buddy Harman
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Steel guitar: Pete Drake
Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
Vocals: The Jordanaires
A&R producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki (January 15) - Bill Vandevort ( January 16)



January 15, 7 pm-12 am

WPA4 1800-na Too Much Monkey Business
October 1968 LP RCA PRS 279 Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star
Edited version:
April 14, 1981 LP RCA CPL-2-4031 This Is Elvis
Outtakes:
Takes 1, 3, 6, 9, 10 and 12: April 2013 CD FTD 506020 975056 Stay Away Joe
Takes 4 (fs) and 10: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53368-2 So High
Take 9: June 1, 2000 CD FTD 74321 76749-2 Long Lonely Highway - Nashville 1960-1968


January 16, 1-5 am

WPA1 1001-30 Goin' Home
May 1968 LP RCA LSP 3969 Speedway
Outtakes:
Takes 12, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 29: April 2013 CD FTD 506020 975056 Stay Away Joe
Takes 21, 24 (fs): August 13, 1991 CD RCA 3114-2-R Collectors Gold
Take 29: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53368-2 So High


January 16, 10 pm-2 am

WPA1 1002-15 Stay Away
WPA1 1002-na Stay Away (Guitar overdub)
February 27, 1968 Single A side RCA 47-9465 Stay Away / U.S. Male
June 14, 1994CD RCA 66362-2 Double Feature Kissin' Cousins - Clambake - Stay Away Joe
Outtakes:
Takes 2, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 14: April 2013 CD FTD 506020 975056 Stay Away Joe
Take 2 (slow version): 1995 CD RCA Argentina 74321 31495-2 Elvis Latino!
fs and take 2 (slow version): June 1, 2000 CD FTD 74321 76749-2 Long Lonely Highway - Nashville 1960-1968
Take 6: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53368-2 So High
Take 14: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever

Informal jam (Instrumental)
November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53368-2 So High


January 17, 2 am-5 am

WPA4 1807-12 U.S. Male
February 27, 1968 Single B side RCA 47-9465 Stay Away / U.S. Male
October 1970 LP RCA Camden CAS 2440 Almost In Love
Outtakes:
Takes 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11: April 2013 CD FTD 506020 975056 Stay Away Joe
Take 7: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Take 10: July 1, 2003 CD RCA BMG 82876 50537-2 Elvis Close Up
Take 11: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53368-2 So High

The Prisoner's Song (Wings Of An Angel) (Informal recording) (Unreleased)

During these session Elvis sings a few lines of When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and fools around with Papa Oum Mow Mow, I Got A Woman and the first lines of Heartbreak Hotel to the music of Goin' Home

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53368-2 So High

Papa Oom Mow Mow (Just a few lines) (Unreleased)


Soundtrack recording for MGM - Live A Little, Love A Little - March 7 and 11, 1968 - Western Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Joseph Gibbons - Neil Levang - Charles Britz
Bass: Larry Knechtal - Charles Berghofer
Drums: Hal Blaine - Gary Coleman
Piano: Don Randi
Vocals: B. J. Baker - Sally Stevens - Bob Tebow - John Bahler - Strings and horns
Musical conductor: Billy Strange
Engineer: Chuck Britz



March 7, 7 pm-3 am, 1-4 am

Studio matrix: 2001-17 - RCA matrix: WPA1 5768-17 Wonderful World
October 1968 LP RCA PRS 279 Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star
Outtakes:
Take 7: July 4, 1999 CD FTD 74321 67677-2 Out In Hollywood
Take 15: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever

Studio matrix: 2003-08 - RCA matrix: WPA1 5769-08 Edge Of Reality
November 5, 1968 Single B side RCA 47-9670 If I Can Dream / Edge Of Reality
October 1970 LP RCA Camden CAS 2440 Almost In Love
Outtakes:
Take 6: July 4, 1999 CD FTD 74321 67677-2 Out In Hollywood

Studio matrix: 2004-16 - RCA matrix: WPA1 5767-16 A Little Less Conversation
September 3, 1968 Single A side RCA 47-9610 A Little Less Conversation / Almost In Love
Outtakes:
Take 10 by mistake: October 1970 LP RCA Camden CAS 2440 Almost In Love

Studio matrix: 2006-04(tr) - RCA matrix: WPA1 5766-04 Almost In Love (Rhythm track)

March 11

Studio matrix: 2006-04(tr) - RCA matrix: WPA1 5766-03 Almost In Love (vocal overdub)
September 3, 1968 Single B side RCA 47-9610 A Little Less Conversation / Almost In Love
Edited guitar intro:
October 1970 LP RCA Camden CAS 2440 Almost In Love


RCA studio session - "Elvis" NBC TV Special - June 20-24, 1968 - Western Recorders - Burbank

Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Mike Deasy - Al Casey
Bass: Charles Berghofer
Bass, keyboard: Larry Knechtal
Piano: Don Randi
Drums: Hal Blaine
Percussions: John Cyr - Elliot Frank
Bongos: Frank Devito
Harmonica: Tommy Morgan
Vocals: The Blossoms
Orchestra conducted by Billy Goldenberg
Producer: Bones Howe
Engineer: Bones Howe
Arrangers: William Goldenberg - Jack Elliot


June 20

WPA1 8045-10 Nothingville / Guitar Man (part 1) (Guitar Man section 1)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special
Outtakes:
Takes 5 (fs) and 6: October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 CD Let Yourself Go!

            -07 Let Yourself Go (part 1) (Guitar Man section 2)
            -01 Let Yourself Go (part 1) (female vocal overdub)
            -07 Flicker Routine / Let Yourself Go (part 2) / Alley Pickup (Guitar Man section 3)
WPA1 8112-SP Let Yourself Go (composite) (Spliced from take 7 first part and take 7 second part)
December 1978 LP RCA CPL 1 3078 Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 3

            -08 Guitar Man (part 2 - fast) (escape section 1)
            -02 Amusement Pier Music (escape section 2)

WPA1 8046-03 Big Boss Man (Escape Section 3)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special

            -07 It Hurts Me (part 1) (escape section 4)
            -07 Guitar Man (part 2 slow) (escape section 1 remake)
            -11 It Hurts Me (part 2) (after karate section 1)
WPA1 8113-sp It Hurts Me (composite)
December 1978 LP RCA CPL 1 3078 Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 3


June 21

-07 Guitar Man (Part 2 - Slow)(Escape Section 1 Remake)
-11 It Hurts Me (Part 2)(After Karate Section 1)

WPA1 8048-10 Guitar Man (Part 3) / Little Egypt (After Karate Section 2)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special

WPA1 8047-sp Guitar Man (Road medley)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special

WPA1 8030-03 Trouble / Guitar Man (Part 4)(After Karate Section 3)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special

WPA1 8039-07 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But to The Lord / Up Above My Head - Intro (Gospel Sect. 1)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special


June 22

WPA1 8040-13 Up Above My Head / I Found That Light / Saved - Intro (Gospel Section 2)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special
Outtakes:
Gospel section 2, take 7 : October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 CD Let Yourself Go!

WPA1 8041-sp Saved (Part 1) / Saved (Part 2) (Gospel Section 3)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special
Outtakes:
Gospel section 3, take 1: April 1, 2001 CD FTD 74321 84215-2 Easter Special
Gospel section 3, take 4: October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 CD Let Yourself Go!

WPA1 8030-21 Trouble (Opening)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special

WPA1 8047-sp Guitar Man (Opening)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special


June 23

WPA1 8029-05 If I Can Dream
November 5, 1968 Single A side RCA 47-9670 If I Can Dream / Edge Of Reality
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special
Outtakes:
Takes 1: July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum A Life In Music
Takes 3 (fs) and 4: October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 CD Let Yourself Go!

WPA1 8044-04(tr) Memories (Rhythm track)

CPA5 5148-na A Little Less Conversation (Rhythm track)


June 24

WPA1 8044-04(tr) Memories (Overdub)
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special
Vocal overdub: October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 Let Yourself Go!
Vocal overdub stereo unedited: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever


CPA5 5148-na A Little Less Conversation (vocal overdub)
October 13, 1998 CD RCA BMG 07863 67612 2 Memories The '68 Comeback Special


Informal rehearsals - "Elvis" NBC TV Special - June 24-25, 1968 - NBC Dressing Room - Burbank

Acoustic, electric guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Acoustic guitar: Charlie Hodge
Percussions: D.J. Fontana - Alan Fortas
Tambourine: Lance Legault



June 24, 4 pm

CPA5 5128 I Got A Woman
July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum A Life In Music

CPA5 5129 Blue Moon/Young Love/Oh Happy Day
October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 Let Yourself Go!

CPA5 5130 When It Rains, It Really Pours
Take 4: October 13, 1998 CD RCA BMG 07863 67612 2 Memories The '68 Comeback Special

CPA5 5131 Blue Christmas (Unreleased)

CPA5 5132 Are You Lonesome Tonight?/That's My Desire
October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 Let Yourself Go!

CPA5 5133 That's When Your Heartaches Begin (Unreleased)
CPA5 5134 Love Me (Unreleased)
CPA5 5135 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Unreleased)
CPA5 5136 Blue Christmas (Unreleased)
CPA5 5137 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
October 1, 2006 CD FTD 88697 02026-2 Let Yourself Go!

Night Train (Elvis just played a riff) (Unreleased)


June 25, 10 am-12 pm

CPA5 5117 Danny Boy
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5118 Baby What You Want Me To Do
November 20, 1997 CD RCA Time Life R806-01 07863-69400-2 The Elvis Presley Collection - Vol 2 Rock 'n' Roll
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5119 Love Me
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5120 Tiger Man
July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum A Life In Music

CPA5 5121 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5122 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Take 4: October 13, 1998 CD RCA BMG 07863 67612 2 Memories The '68 Comeback Special

CPA5 5123 One Night
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5124 Blue Christmas
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5125 Baby What You Want Me To Do
November 20, 1997 CD RCA Time Life R806-01 07863-69400-2 CD The Elvis Presley Collection - Vol 2 Rock 'n' Roll

CPA5 5126 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special

CPA5 5127 Blue Moon Of Kentucky
July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special


Warm-up Rehearsal for NBC TV Special "Elvis" - June 27 - NBC studios - Burbank

Acoustic, electric guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Acoustic guitar: Charlie Hodge
Percussions: D.J. Fontana - Alan Fortas
Tambourine: Lance Legault


That's All Right (Unreleased)
Heartbreak Hotel (Unreleased)
Love Me (Unreleased)
Baby What You Want Me To Do (Unreleased)
Blue Suede Shoes (Unreleased)
Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Unreleased)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Unreleased)
Santa Claus Is Back In Town (Unreleased)
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (Unreleased)
One Night (Unreleased)
Memories (Unreleased)

Live recording for NBC TV Special "Elvis" - June 27, 29, 1968 - NBC studios - Burbank

Acoustic, electric guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Acoustic guitar: Charlie Hodge
Percussions: D.J. Fontana - Alan Fortas
Tambourine: Lance Legault
Vocals: Charlie Hodge
Producer/Engineer: Bones Howe


June 27, 6 pm

CPA5 5180 That's All Right
CPA5 5173 Heartbreak Hotel
CPA5 5174 Love Me
CPA5 5175 Baby What You Want Me To Do
LPA5 5817 Blue Suede Shoes
WPA1 8032 Baby What You Want Me To Do
November 22, 1968 LP RCA LPM 4068 Elvis NBC TV Special

CPA5 5176 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
CPA5 5177 Are You Lonesome Tonight
CPA5 5138 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
CPA5 5178 Blue Christmas
CPA5 5139 Trying To Get To You
CPA5 5179 One Night
WPA1 8120 Baby What You Want Me To Do
WPA1 8043 One Night
CPA5 5188 Memories
Complete show: October 13, 1998 CD RCA BMG 07863 67612 2 Memories The '68 Comeback Special


June 27, 8 pm

CPA5 5140 Heartbreak Hotel
CPA5 5141 Baby What You Want Me To Do
CPA5 5142 Introductions - A line of Funny How Time Slips Away
WPA1 8115 That's All Right
WPA1 8116 Are You Lonesome Tonight?
CPA5 5143 Baby What You Want Me To Do (Take 2)
WPA1 8117 Blue Suede Shoes
Mac Arthur Park (only a few lines jogingly)
September 15, 1998 CD RCA 07863 67611 2 Tiger Man

CPA5 5144 One Night
WPA1 8118 Love Me
WPA1 8119 Trying To Get To You
WPA1 8131 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
CPA5 5145 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
WPA1 8042 Blue Christmas
WPA1 8028 Tiger Man
October 1968 LP RCA PRS 279 Singer Presents Elvis Singing Flaming Star
Mac Arthur Park (only a few lines jogingly)
September 15, 1998 CD RCA 07863 67611 2 Tiger Man

CPA5 5146 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
CPA5 5147 Memories
Complete show: September 15, 1998 CD RCA 07863 67611 2 Tiger Man




June 29, 8 pm

Tip Toe Through The Tulips (With Me) (one line sung in a mocking voice) (Unreleased)


RCA studio session - "Elvis" NBC TV Special - June 30, 1968 - NBC studios - Burbank

NBC Producer: Steve Binder
Engineer: Bones Howe

CPA5 5189-04 If I Can Dream (Vocal overdub)
October 13, 1998 CD RCA BMG 07863 67612 2 Memories The '68 Comeback Special
Outtakes:
Take 3: July 1, 1999 CD FTD 74321 672299 2 Burbank 68 - The NBC-TV Comeback Special


Overdub session - August 9, 1968 - RCA Studio B - Nashville

Guitar: Ray Edenton
Steel guitar: Jerry Bird
Bass: Norbert Putman
Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Backup vocalist: Priscilla Hubbard - Dorothy Sillard - William Wright - Louis Nunley
Producer / Leader: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki


TPA4 0919-02 Beyond The Reef
August 1980 LP RCA CPL8-3699 Elvis Aron Presley

Soundtrack recording for National General - Charro - October 15, 1968 - Samuel Goldwyn Studio - Hollywood

Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Ralph Grasso - Howard Roberts
Bass: Raymond Brown - Max Bennett
Drums: Carl O' Brian
Percussions: Emil Radocchia
Piano: Don Randi
Overdubbed:
Strings Horns: Sue Allen - Allan Caps - Loren Faber - Ronald Hicklin - Ian Freebairn Smith - Sally Stevens - Robert Zwirn
Musical conductor: Hugo Montenegro
Engineer: Kevin Cleary


7 pm-12 am

Studio matrix: M10-02(tr)-07 - RCA matrix: ZPA4 1055-02 Let's Forget About The Stars
April 1970 LP RCA Camdem CAS 2408 Let's Be Friends

Studio matrix: M11-05(tr)-07 - RCA matrix: WPA1 8091-sp Charro Splice of takes 5 and 9


Soundtrack recording for MGM - The Trouble With Girls - October 23, 1968 - United Artist Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Jerry McGee - Morton Marker - Robert Gibbons
Bass: Max Bennett
Drums: Frank Carlson - John Guerin
Piano: Don Randi
Clarinet: Buddy Colette (Signs Of The Zodiac)
Trumpet: Roy Gaton (Signs Of The Zodiac)
Trombonne: Lew McCreary (Signs Of The Zodiac)
Vocals: The Mello Men (Swing Down Sweet Chariot, Signs Of The Zodiac) - Jack Halloran (Signs Of The Zodiac, The Whiffenpoof Song) - Ronald Hicklin (Signs Of The Zodiac, The Whiffenpoof Song) - Marilyn Masson (Signs Of The Zodiac)

Overdubbed:
Vocals: The Blossoms (Clean Up Your Own Back Yard)
Horns: Clean Up Your Own Back Yard, Swing Down Sweet Chariot, Almost
Strings: Almost Musical conductor: Billy Strange
Engineer: Eddie Brackett


7-11:45 pm, 12:15-3:15 am

Studio matrix: 2002-06 - RCA matrix: XPA1 3976-06 Clean Up Your Own Backyard
Undubbed master:
March 28, 1995 CD RCA 07863 66559-2 Double Features Live A Little, Love A Little - The Trouble With Girls - Charro - Change Of Habit

Studio matrix: 2003-10 - RCA matrix: XPA1 3977-10 Swing Down Sweet Chariot

Studio matrix: 2004-09 - RCA matrix: WPA5 2568-09 Signs Of The Zodiac
March 28, 1995 CD RCA 07863 66559-2 Double Features Live A Little, Love A Little - The Trouble With Girls - Charro - Change Of Habit

Studio matrix: 2005-31 - RCA matrix: XPA1 3978-31 Almost
April 1970 LP RCA Camdem CAS 2408 Let's Be Friends
Undubbed master:
March 28, 1995 CD RCA 07863 66559-2 Double Features Live A Little, Love A Little - The Trouble With Girls - Charro - Change Of Habit
Outtales:
Take 6: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Take 11: November 5, 2001 CD FTD 74321 89294-2 Silver Screen Stereo

Studio matrix: 2006-03 - RCA matrix: WPA5 2556-03 The Whiffenpoof Song
March 28, 1995 CD RCA 07863 66559-2 Double Features Live A Little, Love A Little - The Trouble With Girls - Charro - Change Of Habit

Studio matrix: 2006-03 - RCA matrix: WPA5 2557-03 Violet (Flower Of N.Y.U.)
March 28, 1995 CD RCA 07863 66559-2 Double Features Live A Little, Love A Little - The Trouble With Girls - Charro - Change Of Habit



Overdub session for the Soundtrack recording for National General - Charro - November 25, 1968 - Samuel Goldwyn Studio - Hollywood

Strings Horns: Sue Allen - Allan Caps - Loren Faber - Ronald Hicklin - Ian Freebairn Smith - Sally Stevens - Robert Zwirn
Musical conductor: Hugo Montenegro
Engineer: Kevin Cleary

Studio matrix: M11-05(tr)-07 - RCA matrix: WPA1 8091-sp Charro Splice of takes 5 and 9
February 25, 1969 Single B side RCA 47-9731 Memories / Charro
October 1970 LP RCA Camden CAS 2440 Almost In Love


Overdub session for the soundtrack recording for MGM - The Trouble With Girls - December 1968 - United Artist Recorders - Hollywood

Vocals: The Blossoms (Clean Up Your Own Back Yard)
Horns: Clean Up Your Own Back Yard, Swing Down Sweet Chariot, Almost
Strings: Almost Musical conductor: Billy Strange
Engineer: Eddie Brackett


Studio matrix: 2002-06 - RCA matrix: XPA1 3976-06 Clean Up Your Own Backyard



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