Studio Session for Sun Records, March 5, 1955

Studio :

Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee

Producer / Engineer :

Sam Phillips

You're a Heartbreaker

March 5

Tryout

No tape found

Im Left, Youre Right, Shes Gone (?)

March 5

Tryout

0:10

Tape features Scotty Moore's guitar.

When All Was Kool

How Do You Think I Feel?

March 5

Tryout

2:46

Tape features Scotty Moore's guitar. (Elvis off-mike)

When All Was Kool

Tryout

1:17

When All Was Kool

Im Left, Youre Right, Shes Gone

U-142

March 5

Take 01

Take 02

Take 03

Take 04

Take 05

Take 06

M

2:38

F2WB 8047

50's Box 1

Musicians:

Guitar :

Elvis Presley

Guitar :

Scotty Moore

Bass :

Bill Black

Drums :

Jimmie Lott


Notes:

Just before the first How Do You Think I Feel? tryout Scotty Moore can be heard playing the Blues Stay Away From Me riff used on the slow version of I'm Left, You're Right. This tryout does feature drums so it's not impossible that the slow version was recorded earlier on March 5, 1955 instead of November 15, 1954.

It's rather strange if You're a Heartbreaker was rehearsed two months after it was released as a single. The information that How Do You Think I Feel? and You're a Heartbreaker were rehearsed at this session comes from drummer Jimmie Lott's memory (see booklet of 50's Box) and it seems that the master of I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone and the How Do You Think I Feel? tryout are the only known recordings with Jimmy Lott on drums. So the date could be correct, but it's not safe to say that You're a Heartbreaker really was rehearsed on this session. Lee Cotten suggests that both versions I'm Left, You're Right may have been recorded on November 15, 1954.