Overdub Session for RCA, March 25, 1969 (strings & backup vocals)

Studio :

RCA Studio A, Nashville, Tennessee

Producer :

Felton Jarvis, Chips Moman

Engineer :

Al Pachucki

Arranger / Leader:

Don Tweedy

Do You Know Who I Am? (overdub)

XPA5 1270

March 25 (Tue.): 14:00 - 17:00 

Takes NA M 2:51

String and backup v.o.  after harmony v.o.

Back in Memphis°°(O)

True Love Travels on a Gravel Road (overdub)

XPA5 1265

March 25 (Tue.): 14:00 - 17:00 

Takes NA

M

2:41

String & backup v.o. after harmony v.o.

From Elvis in Memphis°°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R, poor eq)

The Fair's Moving On (overdub)

XPA5 1276

March 25 (Tue.): 14:00 - 17:00 

Takes NA M 3:11 String & backup vocal overdubs of Feb. 21 master Back in Memphis°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R, poor eq)

Who Am I? (overdub)

XPA5 1278

March 25 (Tue.): 14:00 - 17:00 

Takes NA

(M)

3:18

String & backup v.o. of February 22 master

Ultimate Gospel°°(O)/Susp. Minds°°(O)/

You'll Never Walk Alone°°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R)

If I'm a Fool (overdub)

XPA5 1275

March 25 (Tue.): 14:00 - 17:00

Takes NA

M

2:40

String & backup vocal overdubs of Feb. 21 master

Suspicious Minds°°(O)/Let's Be Fr LP°°(O)/Big Boss Man CD°°(O)

Master running ~1.4% too slow

It Keeps Right on A-hurtin' (overdub)

XPA5 1273

March 25 (Tue.): 14:00 - 17:00 

Takes NA

M

2:39 String overdubs after March 21 strings

Great Country DSD°°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R, poor eq)

Hey Jude (overdub)

XPA5 1157

March 25? (Tue.) 

Takes NA

M

4:31

Backup vocal overdubs after string overdubs

Suspicious Minds°°/Elvis Now°°(O)/Memphis Mem°(4:04, ~108.47%)

Power of My Love (overdub)

XPA5 1268

March 25? (Tue.)

Takes NA

M

2:40

Backup v.o. after Mar. 19 brass overdubs

From Elvis in Memphis°°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R, poor eq)

Kentucky Rain (overdub)

XPA5 1271

March 25? (Tue.)

Takes NA M 3:15 Backup vocal overdubs after Mar. 18 brass overdubs Great Country DSD°°(O)/Second to None°°(R3)/Gold Rec. 5°°(R1)/

(+possibly additional strings)

Susp. M.°°(O)/60's Box 4(O)/Memph. Rec.°°(R2)/We Love E. 2(R2)

Only the Strong Survive (overdub)

XPA5 1272

March 25? (Tue.)

Takes NA

M 2:44

Backup vocal overdubs after March 21 strings

From Elvis in Memphis°°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R, poor eq)

(+possibly additional strings)

Any Day Now (overdub)

XPA5 1274

March 25 or earlier?

Take NA

M

3:03

Backup vocal overdubs after brass overdubs

 

From Elvis in Memphis°°(O)/Memphis Record°°(R, 2:54, poor eq)

Gentle on My Mind (overdub)

XPA5 1155

March 25? (Tue.) 

Take NA

M

3:24

Backup v.o. after band & harmony vocal overdubs?

Great Country DSD°°(O)/From Elvis in Memphis°°(O)/

            Memphis Record(R,  poor eq)/Behind Closed D.°°(acetate source)

My Little Friend (overdub)

XPA5 1153

March 25 or later?

Take NA

M

2:46

Backup vocals possibly overdubbed after strings

Almost in Love LP°°(O)/Suspicious Minds°°/Big Boss Man CD°°(O)

Rubberneckin' (overdub)

XPA5 1156

March 25 or later?

Overdubs

M

2:11

Backup vocal overdubs of intro (0:07-0:27) 

Suspicious M.°°/Almost in L. LP°(O)/Memph. Rec°°(R, poor eq)

after brass overdubs  

 

Musicians:

Violin :

Brenton Banks, Lillian Hunt, Pierre Manard, Solie Fott, George Binkley, Akira Nagai, 

Bron Bach, Sadao Harada, Marvin Chantry, Gary Vanosdale
Backup Vocals : Carolyn Montgomery, Dolores Edgin, Joseph Babcock, Hurshel Wiginton, Millie Kirkham


Notes:

The masters on the bootleg CD 'The Other Side of Memphis' were done from 2 out of 4 channels taken from the rare Japanese Quad LP of 'From Elvis In Memphis'. Any Day Now is interesting since it runs twice using different pair of channels on each track.