home
Recording Sessions
Essential lists
Elvis The Man And His Music
Elvis Monthly
Elvis The Story
Video footage
Elvis website links
September 10 / 11 1967
(+ 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 B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Felton Jarvis
Engineer : Jim Malloy

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Chip Young Walker
Guitar: Harold Bradley Millie Kirkham
Guitar: Jerry Reed ('Guitar Man' & 'Big Boss Man')  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Steel Guitar: Peter Drake  
Organ: Hoyt Hawkins ('Mine', 'Singing Tree' & 'Just Call Me Lonesome')
Organ / Guitar / Harmonica: Charlie McCoy  

Guitar Man
  Sept. 10 1967 (Sun: 6.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 3xFS
0:58   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (1st count-in+extra dialogue+3xFS)
+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~I'm Going Home°° (2nd count-in
+3xFS)
Take 2 LFS 0:48   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (extra dialogue at end)~Sessions From
Clambake (Victrola)°°
~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (0:40)
Take 3 FS 0:54   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
~I'm Going Home°°
Take 4 FS+FS 1:10   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~I'm Going Home°°
Take 5 FS+Comp 2:55   Platinum 2°°~There's Always Me Vol. 2°° (complete only)+Elvis Sings
Guitar Man (FTD)°° (FS+complete)+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~I'm Going Home°° (count-in+FS+complete)
Take 6 FS 0:35+   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°° (CD1 track 16 & CD2 track 5)
~I'm Going Home°° (tape cut)
Take 7 4xFS 0:17   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (count-in)~Sessions From Clambake
(Victrola)°°
Take 8 LFS      
Take 9 Complete 2:34   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
(extra dialogue)~So High (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 2:56 "What'd I Say" Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°
Take 11 FS+LFS 0:52 "High Noon" Platinum 2°° (one-liner inserted before Take 5)+Elvis Sings Guitar
Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
Take 12 FS+(M) 3:09 Unedited undubbed master
(including What'd I Say ending)
Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (count-in+FS+complete)

Guitar Man (overdub)
UPA4 2765
  Sept. 10 1967 (Sun: 6.00pm - 12.00am)
Overdub (M) 3:00 Guitar Overdub of Take 12 by
Jerry Reed

Unedited overdubbed master
60s Box 3°°+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°° (speed corrected)
         
Edit M 2:21 Master edited Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°
~Clambake (FTD)°°~Clambake (remastered soundtrack)°°~Complete
Single Collection 5°°~Tomorrow Is A Long Time°°+The Mono Masters CD3
(Venus)°

Big Boss Man
UPA4 2766
  Sept. 10 1967 (Sun: 6.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 FS+LFS
1:35   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (count-in+FS+LFS+extra dialogue, with
extra dialogue from after Take 2)~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (LFS only)
Take 2 2xFS+
Complete
3:48   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~60s Box 5°° (faded+dialogue from after
take inserted before take)+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How
Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (extra dialogue)
Take 3 FS+FS 0:53   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°°~There's Always Me Volume 4°°
(count-in)
Take 4 FS 0:33   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°
Take 5 LFS 0:50   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°°~There's Always Me Volume 4°°
Take 6     (not announced)  
Take 7 FS 0:50   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°° (additional dialogue)
Take 8 FS 0:19   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions
Volume 3°°~There's Always Me Volume 4°°
Take 9 FS+Comp 3:03   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 3°° (FS+comp)+Elvis Sings Guitar Man
(FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art
Sessions Vol. 3°° (count-in+FS+Complete)~There's Always Me Vol. 4°°
Take 10   0:12+   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°° (0:06)+How Great Thou Art
Sessions Volume 3°° (dialogue after Take 9 only)
Take 11 M 2:51   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~Clambake (remastered
soundtrack)°°~Clambake (FTD)°°~Complete Single Collection 5°°
~Tomorrow Is A Long Time°°~60s Box 3°°~Sessions From Clambake
(Victrola)°°+The Mono Masters CD3 (Venus)°

Mine
UPA4 2767
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 1.00am - 5.30am)
Take 1 FS
0:22   Speedway (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great
Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°
Take 2 FS 0:19   Speedway (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great
Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°
Take 3 LFS 1:53   Speedway (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great
Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°~There's Always Me Volume 4°°
Take 4 Complete 3:13 (preceded by rehearsal) So High (FTD)°° (edited dialogue)+Speedway (FTD)°°+Sessions From
Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Volume 3°°
~There's Always Me Volume 4°°
Take 5 FS 0:14   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions
Volume 3°°
Take 6 FS 0:13   Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions
Volume 3°°
Take 7 FS+Comp 2:50 (unused instrumental track) Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions
Volume 3°°~There's Always Me Volume 4°°
Take 8 FS+FS 0:56 (off mic') Close Up 3°° (last part of 2nd FS only)+Speedway (FTD)°° (2nd FS)
+Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions
Volume 3°°
Take 9 Complete 2:44   Close Up 3°° (edited dialogue)+Speedway (FTD)°°~Sessions From
Clambake (Victrola)°°~How Great Thou Art Sessions Vol. 3°°~There's
Always Me Volume 4°°
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13 Complete 2:44   Speedway (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20        
Take 21 (M)      

Mine (dubdown)
   
V.O. (M) 2:38 Dubdown of Take 21 to instrumental
track - Elvis' vocals removed
 

Mine (vocal overdub)
UPA4 2767
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 1.00am - 5.30am)
V.O. M 2:38 Vocal overdub of Take 21 - dubdown Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Speedway (FTD)°°~We Love Elvis Volume 2-2°°~Tomorrow Is A Long
Time°°~60s Box 3°°+Speedway (FTD)°

Singing Tree
UPA4 2768
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 1.00am - 5.30am)
Take 1 Complete
3:11   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~So High (FTD)°°+Sessions From
Clambake (Victrola)°° (different mix)
Take 2 FS 0:28 (preceded by rehearsal) Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
Take 3        
Take 4 Complete 3:00   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
(count-in)~Close Up 3°°
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8 Complete 3:03   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 9        
Take 10 FS 0:47   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
Take 11 FS      
Take 12 Complete      
Take 13 (M) 2:59 Alternate master Treasures '64-'69 (Time Life Vol. 12)°° (Complete only)+Elvis Sings
Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°~Unsurp. Mast. 4-12°°
(count-in+comp.)~There's Always Me Volume 2°° (listed as alt. take)

Just Call Me Lonesome
UPA4 2769
  Sept. 11 1967 (Mon: 1.00am - 5.30am)
Take 1 M 2:06   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Country Roots (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°
~Clambake (remastered soundtrack)°°~Clambake (FTD)°°~Tomorrow
Is A Long Time°°~60s Box 3°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
Take 2 FS
     
Take 3 3xFS 0:46   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°° (3xFS+extra dialogue)~So High (FTD)°°
(2xFS)~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°° (last FS only - not listed)
Take 4 Complete 2:08   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~So High (FTD)°°~Sessions From
Clambake (Victrola)°°
Take 5 FS 0:30   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:01   Elvis Sings Guitar Man (FTD)°°~Sessions From Clambake (Victrola)°°
(count-in)~Great Country Songs°°~Come What May°

Notes

There's Always Me Volume 2 has takes 1, 2 and 5 of 'Guitar Man' listed, but actually has takes 2, 3 and only the complete take of Take 5.

Elvis can be heard singing part of 'High Noon' before take 5 of 'Guitar Man' on Platinum - A Life In Music, but this is actually from before Take 11.

The takes of 'Big Boss Man' on There's Always Me Volume 4 have the left and right channels swapped, and they are not in the order they are listed on the cover.

The takes of 'Mine' on There's Always Me Volume 4 have the left and right channels swapped.

The unused instrumental track of 'Mine' was called out for by Elvis hoping to get a satisfactory take, but he carried on recording live.

The takes of 'Just Call Me Lonesome' on So High and Great Country Songs have the left and right channels swapped.

Take 6 of 'Just Call Me Lonesome' was used instead of the master in 1980 for the Guitar Man overdub sessions.

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.

Session Logs
 
Recording Information
September 10 - 12 1967
September 10 - 12 1967
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Guitar Man
Guitar Man
Music Sheet
Big Boss Man
Big Boss Man
Music Sheet
Mine
Mine (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

Music Sheet
Singing Tree
Singing Tree (Thanks to Christopher Brown and Lucio Mendonca)
Music Sheet
Just Call Me Lonesome
Just Call Me Lonesome (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
 

back