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Informal recording 1977 - Graceland - Memphis Tennessee


Old Blind Barnabas (Elvis sang this spiritual with James Brown when he visited him) (Unreleased)


Studio session for RCA studio - January 20-24, 1977 - Creative Workshop - Nashville, Tennessee

Guitar: James Burton - Chip Young
Rhythm guitar: John Wilkinson
Drums: Ronnie Tutt
Electric piano: David Briggs
Piano: Tony Brown
Percussion: Randy Cullers
Bass: Jerry Scheff
Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland - Myrna Smith - Sherrill Nielsen - J.D. Sumner & The Stamps

A&R/Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Brent Maher

That's What You Do To Me
Energy
Rainy Night In Georgia
By Day By Day
Let Me On
Yes I Do

Elvis did not record any vocals to these songs


Overdub session for RCA studio - January 22, 1977 - Creative Workshop - Nashville, Tennessee

Guitar: James Burton - Chip Young
Rhythm guitar: John Wilkinson
Drums: Ronnie Tutt
Electric piano: David Briggs
Piano: Tony Brown
Percussion: Randy Cullers
Bass: Jerry Scheff
Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland - Myrna Smith - Sherrill Nielsen - J.D. Sumner & The Stamps

A&R/Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Brent Maher

FWA5 1049-02 Way Down
June 6,1977 Single A side RCA PB 10998 Way Down / Pledging My Love
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue
Overdubbed master without some instruments:
February 1979 LP RCA AQL1-3448 Our Memories Of Elvis Vol 2 - More of The Pure Elvis Sound
March 6, 2012 CD FTD 506020-975038 Our Memories Of Elvis Vol 1, 2 & 3 - The Pure Elvis Sound
Re-mixed version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits

FWA5 1050-06 Pledging My Love
June 6, 1977 Single B side RCA PB 10998 Way Down / Pledging My Love
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue


Overdub sessions for RCA studio - April 6 and 7, 1977 - Young 'un Sound Studio - Murfreesboro

Moog synthetiser: John "Shane" Keister
Guitar: Chip Young
Steel guitar: Weldon Myrick
A&R/Producers: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Chip Young

April 6
FWA5 1048-02 It's Easy For You
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue


April 7
FWA5 1052-02(tr) He'll Have To Go
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue


Live recordings for RCA - March - May 1977 - Various concerts

Guitar: James Burton - John Wilkinson
Bass: Jerrry Scheff
Drums: Ronnie Tutt
Piano: Elvis Presley (Unchained Melody)
Piano: Tony Brown
Electric piano: Bobby Odgin
Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland - The Sweet Inspirations - Sherrill Nielsen - J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
Joe Guercio & His Orchestra

Overdubbed:
Guitar: Alan Rush
Bass: Denis Linde
Bass: Nortbert Putman (Unchained Melody)
Drums: Randy !cullers
Percussion: Farrell Morris
Piano: Bobby Odgin
Organ: Tony Brown (Unchained Melody)
Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps - Dennis Linde - Alan Rush
A&R/Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineers: Clair Brothers


April 24, Ann Arbor, Michigan

GWA5 2576 Unchained Melody
Undubbed master:
December 2013 CD FTD 506020-975052 Moody Blue

GWA5 2575 Little Darlin'
Undubbed master:
December 2013 CD FTD 506020-975052 Moody Blue


April 26, Kalamazoo, Michigan

GWA5 2574 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Undubbed master:
December 2013 CD FTD 506020-975052 Moody Blue


Overdub sessions for RCA studio - May 9 and June 9, 1977 - Soundmaster - Nashville

A&R/Producers: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Chip Young

May 9
Piano: Bobby Ogdin
Drums: Randy Cullers
Guitar: Alan Rush
Bass: Dennis Linde
Percussion / Bells: Farrell Morris (on GWA5 2576 Unchained Melody)
Backup vocalist: Falsetto: Dennis Linde and Alan Rus (on GWA5 2575 Little Darlin')

GWA5 2574 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue

GWA5 2576 Unchained Melody

GWA5 2575 Little Darlin'
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue

June 9
Bass: Norbert Putman
Organ: Tony Brown

GWA5 2576 Unchained Melody
July 1977 LP RCA AFL 1 2428 Moody Blue

Live recordings for CBS - "Elvis In Concert" - June 19, 1977 - Civic Auditorium - Omaha
- June 21, 1977 - Rushmore Civic Center - Rapid City

Guitar: Elvis Presley - James Burton - John Wilkinson - Charlie Hodge
Bass: Jerrry Scheff
Drums: Ronnie Tutt
Piano: Tony Brown
Electric piano: Bobby Odgin
Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland - Myrna Smith - The Sweet Inspirations - Sherrill Nielsen - J.D. Sumner & The Stamps
Joe Guercio & His Orchestra

Overdubbed:
Guitar: Chip Young
Bass: Mike Leech
Drums: Ralph Gallant (aka Larry Londin)
Percussion: Randy Cullers
Piano: Bobby Odgin
Vocals: Jane Fricke - Lea Jane Beranati - Sherilyn Kramer - Yvonne Hodges
A&R/Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineers: Bill Harris - Doug Nielsen


June 21, 8:30 pm show

GPA5 0431 O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never


Overdub session - August 29 and 30, 1977 - Young 'un Sound - Murfreesboro


August 29

GPA5 0431 O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never


August 30

GPA5 0431 O Sole Mio / It's Now Or Never
October 1977 LP RCA APL 2 2587 Elvis In Concert



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