Studio Session for RCA, February 3, 1956

Studio :

RCA Studios, New York, New York

Producer :

Steve Sholes

Engineer :

Ernie Ulrich

Lawdy Miss Clawdy

G2WB 1293

February 3

Take 01

Complete

2:36

Totally Stung/Platinum 1/Always Me 3

Take 02

Fragment

0:05

Probably erased during the session

Unsurpassed Masters Box 1-vol. 1/Alw. Me 3(<1s)

Take 03

Complete

2:20

Unsurp. Masters Box 1-vol. 1/50ís Box 5(no dialogue)/AM3(less dial.)

Take 04

Complete

2:14

Totally Stung

Take 05

Complete

2:19

Totally Stung

Take 06

Complete

2:17

Totally Stung/Teenage Rage

Take 07

LFS

1:53

Unissued Elvis/Always Me 1+"I Beg of You"

Take 08

LFS

1:00

Always Me 1/I Beg of You

Take 09

Complete

2:16

Always Me 1/I Beg of You

Take 10

M

2:26

Elvis 56/50's Box 2+"I Beg of You/Always Him"

Take 11

FS

0:18

I Beg of You/Always Him

Take 12

Complete

2:18

Always Me 1/I Beg of You/Always Him

Shake, Rattle and Roll

G2WB 1294

February 3

Take 01

FS

0:31

Today, Tomorrow and Forever/Always Me 1/I Beg of You /Always Him

Take 02

Complete

2:38

Today, Tomorrow and Forever/Always Me 1/I Beg of You /Always Him

Take 03

FS

0:19

Always Me 1/I Beg of You /Always Him

Take 04

UN

Take 05

LFS

0:47

Always Me 1/I Beg of You /Always Him

Take 06

FS

0:34

I Beg of You/Always Him

Take 07

Complete

2:43

Always Me 1/I Beg of You /Always Him

Take 08

Complete

2:35

Elvis 56/50ís Box 5+"I Beg of You/Always Him"

Take 09

FS

0:22

I Beg of You /Always Him

Take 10

FS

0:12

I Beg of You/Always Him

Take 11

FS

0:14

I Beg of You/Always Him

Take 12

LFS

1:41

I Beg of You/Always Him/Tiger Man 1

Take 13

(M)

2:37

Announced as take 12 by mistake

I Beg of You/Always Him

Overdub

M

2:28

Chorus vocal overdub of take 13

50's Box 2

Musicians:

Guitar :

Elvis Presley

Guitar :

Scotty Moore

Bass :

Bill Black

Drums :

D.J. Fontana

Piano :

Shorty Long

Backup vocals :

Bill Black (probably) -Shake, Rattle and Roll overdub only.

 


Notes:

Source update to follow: Unsurpassed Masters Box 1, volume 1 not verified entirely yet.

The overdubbed master of Shake, Rattle and Roll suffers from generation loss and runs about 1% too slow (should be key of E).

The "Shake Records" fraud "Tiger Man" vol.1 includes take 12 (LFS) of Shake, Rattle and Roll, but it is listed as take 4. (The right channel is mastered far above the 0 dB limit as well, with clipped samples as result.)

The outtakes of Lawdy Miss Clawdy and Shake, Rattle and Roll run 1% too fast on "There's Always Me" vol.1 and vol. 3, ~3% too fast on "I Beg of You" & "There's Always Him", ~1% too slow on "The Teenage Rage" and 1.8% too slow on "Totally Stung". All of these have been re-equalized very differently. Takes 4-6 of Lawdy Miss Clawdy on "Totally Stung" may have a little too much high-end compared to midrange and bass, but still has far better signal and less artifacts than the others.