Studio Sessions for RCA, January 20-21, 1969

Studio :

American Sound, Memphis, Tennessee

Producer :

Chips Moman, Felton Jarvis

Engineer :

Al Pachucki

In the Ghetto

XPA5 1154

January 20 (Mon.): 21:00 - 00:00 

(

Take 01)

PB

2:47

low key

Finding the Way Home°(1-13-2)

(

Take 02)

FS+LFS

1:47

Preceeded by rehearsal

Finding the Way Home°(1-13-1)

(

Take 03)

FS+PB

2:39+

Platinum°°(PB only)/Suspicious Minds°°(PB)/American Crown J°(PB)

(

Take 04)

PB

2:48

60's Box 5°°

(

Take 05)

LFS

 

high key

UN

(

Take 06)

LFS

 

UN

(

Take 07)

LFS

1:09

Finding the Way Home°(2-3-1)

(

Take 08)

FS

0:32

Finding the Way Home°(2-3-2)

(

Take 09)

SFS+LFS

0:33+

Finding the Way Home°(2-3-3, LFS only)

(

Take 10)

LFS

1:27

Finding the Way Home°(2-3-4)

(

Take 11)

PB

3:07

Preceeded by rehearsal?

Memphis Sessions°°(PB)+Finding the Way Home°(2-3-5 & 2-4-1)

(

Take 12)

LFS    

UN

(

Take 13)

FS+PB    

UN

(

Take 14)

LFS    

UN

(

Take 15)

Rehearsal    

UN

(

Take 16)

Rehearsal    

UN

(

Take 17)

LFS   Preceeded by rehearsal

UN

(

Take 18)

LFS    

UN

(

Take 19)

LFS    

UN

(

Take 20)

FS+PB

3:07

Today, Tomorrow and Forever°°

(

Take 21)

FS+PB

 

UN

(

Take 22)

FS

UN

(

Take 23)

(M)

Undubbed/unrepaired master. Further overdubs:

UN








  Overdubs (M) 2:50 Backup vocals overdubbed on January 24(early)?   January 24? (Draft mix tape°, track 15/American Rejects°)
  V.O. (M)   Vocals replaced (perhaps on February 22?)   Feb 22-Sep 26? (E1 SE/DVD-A, part only-isolated vocal replacement)
 

Overdubs

(M)

 

String overdubs on March 18(noon)

 

  Overdubs M 2:47 Brass overdubs on March 18(night)   March 18 (From Elvis in Memphis°°/24 K Hits°°/E1°°)

Gentle on My Mind (v.o.)

XPA5 1155

January 21 (Tue.): 01:00 - 04:00

Take NA

(M)

3:32

(3:26) Vocal overdub(replacement?) of Jan. 15 track

Draft mix tape°(track 6)/Edge of Reality°







Overdubs

(M)

Brass overdubs on March 18

March 18 (UN)

Overdubs

(M)

String overdubs on March 19

March 19 (UN)

Overdubs (M) Band & harmony vocal overdubs on March 20 March 20 (UN)
Overdubs M 3:24 Backup vocal overdubs possibly on March 25? March 25? (Great Country DSD°°)

Rubberneckin'

XPA5 1156

January 21 (Tue.): 01:00 - 04:00 

Take 01

FS

0:39

Take 2 preceeded by rehearsal & unknown 1-liner.

Unsurpassed Masters 15°°/Always Me 3°°

Take 02

(M)

3:17

(2:18) Undubbed master. Further overdubs:

Unsurp. M 15°°/Alw. M 3°°/ACJ.°°/Edge of R+Susp M.(1-liner edited)







Overdubs

(M)

2:11

Backup vocals overdubbed on January 24?

January 24? (Draft mix tape°, track 14)

Overdubs

(M)

2:11

Brass overdubs on March 19

March 19 (Unsurp. M. 15°°, 3 mixes/Always Me 3°°, 3 mixes)

Overdubs

M

2:11

Backup vocal overdubs of intro possibly on Mar. 25

March 25? (Suspicious M.°°/Almost in Love LP°)

 

Musicians:

Guitar :

Reggie Young

Guitar :

Elvis Presley

Bass :

Tommy Cogbill

Bass :

Mike Leech

Drums :

Gene Chrisman

Piano :

Bobby Wood

Organ :

Bobby Emmons

Steel Guitar :

John Hughey (In the Ghetto, Rubberneckin')


Notes:

Since the backup vocals of In the Ghetto are present on the basic, unrepaired vocal version on the draft, rough mix tape, it is assumed that backup vocals were recorded before the vocal replacement. On the other hand, the instrumental leakage of the vocal replacement channel only on '30#1 Hits' SE/DVD-A does not reveal any backup vocals. However, the tracks played back in the headphones during this vocal overdub could easily have been mixed without the backup vocal channel.