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February 3 1956
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
(SFS = Short False Start | FS = False Start | LFS or BD (Breakdown) = Long False Start | PB (Playback) or Complete = Complete Take)

RCA Studio 1 - New York
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Ernie Oehlrich

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley Elvis Presley; Scotty Moore; Bill Black; D.J. Fontana
Guitar: Scotty Moore ('Shake, Rattle and Roll' - overdub)
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Shorty Long  

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
G2WB 1293
  February 3 1956 (Fri: 10.30am - 1.30pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:40   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°
~Platinum 1°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~There's Always Me 3°
Take 2 (In)Comp. 0:05+ (probably erased during the session) Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)° (end of Take 1)
+Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 3 Complete 2:21   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Unsurpassed
Masters 1-1°~50s Box 5° (no dialogue)~There's Always Me 3° (less dial.)
Take 4 Complete 2:17   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 5 Complete 2:21   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 6 Complete 2:20   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°
~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~The Teenage Rage° (no dialogue)
Take 7 LFS 1:52   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Unissued Elvis°
~I Beg Of You°~There's Always Me° (less dialogue)
Take 8 LFS 0:59   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~There's Always
Me°~I Beg Of You°
Take 9 Complete 2:15   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~A Legendary
Performer Volume 6°~There's Always Me°~I Beg Of You°
Take 10 M 2:07 (2:29 with count-in) Young Man With The Big Beat 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 28)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1
(Legacy)°~Elvis 75 CD1°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Elvis 56
(DSD)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50s Box 2°~Studio Sessions '56
(MRS)° (master only)+Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis
Presley (FTD)°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56
(MRS)°~I Beg Of You° (count-in)
Take 11 FS 0:14   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~I Beg Of You°~Studio
Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Elvis Presley / Elvis (Sony)°
Take 12 Complete 2:18   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~There's Always Me 1°
~I Beg Of You°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Elvis Presley / Elvis (Sony)°

Shake, Rattle And Roll
G2WB 1294
  February 3 1956 (Fri: 10.30am - 1.30pm)
Take 1 FS 0:38   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Today, TomorrowAnd Forever 1°~Studio
Sessions '56 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 2 Complete. 2:34   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Today, Tomorrow And Forever 1°~Studio
Sessions '56 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 3 FS 0:19   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Studio Sessions '56
(MRS)°~I Beg Of You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 4     (probably not called by mistake)  
Take 5 LFS 0:47   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Studio Sessions '56
(MRS)°~I Beg Of You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 6 FS 0:34   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Studio Sessions '56
(MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 7 Complete 2:41   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~Studio Sessions '56
(MRS)°~I Beg Of You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 8 Complete 2:34   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°~New York - RCA Studio 1
(MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Elvis 56 (DSD)°~50s Box 5°~Elvis
Presley / Elvis (Sony)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 9 FS 0:20   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 10 FS 0:12   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 11 FS 0:14   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 12a LFS 1:41   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
~Tiger Man - An Alternate Anthology Volume 1°
Take 12b (M) 2:36 Unedited undubbed master Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~A Legendary
Performer Volume 6°~I Beg Of You°
         
Edited (M) 2:27 Edited undubbed master New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°

Shake, Rattle And Roll (backup vocal overdub)
G2WB 1294
  February 3 1956 (Fri)
Overdub M 2:27 Backup vocal overdub of
edited master
Young Man With The Big Beat 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 28)°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°
~Studio Sessions '56 (MRS)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50s Box 2°

Notes

The outtakes of 'Lawdy, Miss Clawdy' and 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' run 1% too fast on There's Always Me Volume 1 and Vol. 3, ~3% too fast on I Beg Of You, ~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.

Take 2 of 'Lawdy, Miss Clawdy' was probably erased or taped over. The remaining part of Take 2 on FTD's Elvis Presley, the Legacy set Young Man With The Big Beat (not listed) and the Memphis Recording Service release New York - RCA Studio 1 The Complete Sessions is different to the remaining part of Take 2 on Unsurpassed Masters, indicating that Unsurpassed Masters has edited the part of Take 2.

The overdubbed master of 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' on the 50s Box suffers from generation loss and runs about 1% too slow (should be key of E).

The overdubbed master of 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' is edited (second Verse: the first "Shake' rattle and roll" is replaced by second "Shake' rattle and roll" of that chorus, third verse: fourth "Shake' rattle and roll" is replaced by second "Shake' rattle and roll" of that chorus).

The Shake Records fraud Tiger Man Volume 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.)

Thanks to John Szabanowicz for pointing out the differences on Take 2 of 'Lawdy, Miss Clawdy'.

The complete session is presented in it's entirity, and perfectly, on the Follow That Dream release of Elvis Presley.

In March of 2007, Sony decided to go through all of Elvis' masters. They retransferred everything and remastered all tracks including repairing as many clicks, pops, bad edits and dropouts as they could. They have used these newly mastered recordings on their new releases since 2007 including budget soundtracks, Legacy releases, the 30 disc Complete Elvis Presley Masters collection and the Franklin Mint package.


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