Studio Session for RCA, January 10-11, 1956

Studio :

RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee

Producer :

Steve Sholes

Engineer :

Bob Ferris

I Got a Woman

G2WB 0208

January 10

Take 01

UN (lost/probably recorded over)

Take 02

UN (lost/probably recorded over)

Take 03

UN (lost/probably recorded over)

Take 04

UN (lost/probably recorded over)

Take 05

UN (lost/recorded over?)

Take 06

Complete?

1:26+

(guessed take number)

Today, Tomorrow and Forever(incompl., spliced with intro of 'Platinum ver.)

Take 07

Complete

2:25

(guessed take number)

Platinum 1

Take 08

M

2:25

Elvis 56 DSD (R)/Elvis Presley 1985 RCA gold CD(O)

Heartbreak Hotel

G2WB 0209

January 10

Take 01

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 02

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 03

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 04

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 05

Complete

2:15

Elvis 56/CD Single

Take 06

Complete

2:15

Platinum 1

Take 07

M

2:10

Elvis 56 DSD (R)

Money Honey

G2WB 0210

January 10

Take 01

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 02

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 03

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 04

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 05

Used for spliced master

probably cut from tape

Take 06

Complete?

Used for spliced master

probably cut from tape

Take 07 FS? UN (possibly recovered)
Take 08 FS? UN (possibly recovered)
Take 09 FS? UN (possibly recovered)
Take 10 FS 0:20 UN (possibly recovered)

Spliced

M

2:36

Spliced from takes 5 and 6

Elvis 56 DSD (R)

Iím Counting on You

G2WB 0211

January 11

Take 01

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 02

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 03

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 04

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 05

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 06

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 07

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 08

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 09

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 10

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 11

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 12

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 13

Complete

2:26

Platinum 1

Take 14

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 15

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 16

FS?

UN (possibly recovered)

Take 17

M

2:26

50's Box 1

I Was the One

G2WB 0218

January 11

Take 01

FS

0:14

Treasures '53-'58

Take 02

FS

0:11

Treasures '53-'58

Take 03

Complete

2:30

First released as "take 2"

Treasures '53-'58/CD Single

Take 04

UN (FS or lost/recorded over)

Take 05

UN (FS or lost/recorded over)

Take 06

UN (FS or lost/recorded over)

Take 07

M

2:35

Elvis 56 DSD (R)

Musicians:

Guitar :

Elvis Presley

Guitar :

Scotty Moore

Guitar :

Chet Atkins -Except on I Got a Woman

Bass :

Bill Black

Drums :

D.J. Fontana

Piano :

Floyd Cramer

Vocals :

Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer and Brock Speer


Notes:

Most of the original session tapes were recorded over, probably after 1959. Recovered, surving parts are thought to comprise incomplete I Got a Woman (take 6 or earlier) through I Was the One (take 3 or later), with master takes cut from tape. According to BMG, all complete takes have been released and the outtake of I Got a Woman released on 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever' is spliced from the intro of the already released 'Platinum' take (0:00-0:03, "I got a woman") and the second half (0:59-2:26, "way 'cross town"...end) of previously unreleased take. The missing first minute of the take recorded indicates that this is the first of the surving parts on tape and since the 'Platinum' version intro was used it could mean there are no other intros on tape, which would mean that the 'Platinum' version could be take 7 and the incomplete 'TTAF' version might be take 6.

Unfortunately, the 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever' version of
I Got a Woman has been ruined by a terrible noise filter resulting in an almost sinus-shaped signal loss between 4 and 8 kHz, centered at 6 kHz. The result could easily be mistaken for "swishy" MPEG artifacts. It has been subjected to hard limiting raising the level more than 100%(+6 dB) than the 'Platinum' outtake. This is thought to be about +3 dB above the natural 0 dB level and is considered to only slightly decrease the dynamics on very loud vocal parts of this recording.

The masters from this session have yet to be released in decent sound quality.