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January 23 / 24 1977
(+ 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)

Creative Workshop - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Brent Maher
(10.00pm - 1.00am / 1.30am - 4.30am / 5.00am - 8.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps: Ed Enoch; Ed Hill; Larry Strickland; Gary
Guitar: Chip Young 'Buck' Buckles
Guitar: John Wilkinson Myrna Smith
Drums: Ronny Tutt Sherrill Nielsen
Percussion: Randy Cullers  
Piano: Tony Brown  
Electric Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Jerry Scheff  

No Selections Recorded
  January 23 / 24 1977 (Sun / Mon)


Songs listed are what were due to be recorded by Elvis during these sessions:-

That's What You Do To Me
Rainy Night In Georgia
By Day By Day
Let Me On
Yes I Do

Of the many songs rumoured to be under consideration for Elvis to record at this session, these six were positively chosen. Elvis did not record any vocals to these songs. However, rhythm tracks may have been recorded in Elvis' absence with Sherrill Nielsen singing guide vocals.

It has been rumoured that Elvis had also considered recording 'Mustang Wine' and 'Miss Misunderstood'. However, no evidence has been presented to support these claims. These songs may have simply been submitted for the session but ultimately rejected.

Accounts of what happened at Creative Workshop has become somewhat of folklore. Some people, including studio owner Buzz Cason have publicly stated that Elvis never showed up. Most accounts say that Elcis isolated himself in his hotel room just outside of Nashville. However, some eyewitness accounts report that Elvis walked into the studio through the back door, looked in and in anger knocked a pizza box off one of the studio speakers onto the floor, turned around and left.

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January 23 / 24 1977
January 23 / 24 1977