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October 15 / 16 1961
(+ 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 : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Bill Porter
(October 15 : 6.00pm - 9.00pm / 9.30pm - 12.30am)
(October 16 : 1.00am - 4.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Jerry Kennedy Walker
Bass: Bob Moore Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano / Organ: Floyd Cramer  
Sax / Clarinet: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Accordion: Gordon Stoker ('For The Millionth And The Last Time')

For The Millionth And The Last Time
M2WW 1002
  October 15 1961 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete
2:11   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2 Complete 2:10   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~There's Always Me°°
Take 3 FS 0:36   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Pot
Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:10   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 5 FS+Comp 2:19   Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 (FTD)°° (complete)+Night Rider '61°°
~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat
Gold°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:07   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
~There's Always Me°°+The Pot Luck Sess' 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~Latino°°
Take 7 FS+Comp 2:17   Pot Luck (FTD)°° (complete only)+Night Rider '61°°~A Legendary
Performer Vol 5°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in)~24 Carat Gold°° (FS only - not listed)
Take 8 Complete 2:14   Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 (FTD)°°+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 9 FS 0:26   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Masters 3-8°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 10 FS+FS 0:47   Pot Luck (FTD)°° (2nd FS)+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-8°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~There's Always Me°°
Take 11 FS 0:28   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 3 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Pot
Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 12 M 2:05 (2:10 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°~(BMG '99)°°
~The Pot Luck Sess' 1 (FTD)°°~60s Box 2°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
(master only)+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Good Luck Charm
M2WW 1003
  October 15 1961 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete 2:47 (MPA5 9182) Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~There's Always Me°°
~Rare Elvis Volume 3°° +The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°(count-in)
~La Legende Volume 1°°~Good Luck Charm (CD single)°°
Take 2 FS+FS 0:39   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°~There's Always Me°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 1:09   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°~There's Always Me°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 4 M 2:25 (2:32 with count-in) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Sixties (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°~Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 (FTD)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°
~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~(BMG '99)°°~The Pot Luck Sess' 1
(FTD)°°~Complete Single Collection 3°°~60s Box 2°°+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°
+Top Ten Hits°° (remix - SPA1 4188)+The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)°
(master only)+Unsurp'd Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
(count-in)

Anything That's Part Of You
M2WW 1004
  October 15 1961 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete
2:16   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~Elvis In
Nashville°°
Take 2 Complete 2:19   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~Long Lonely
Highway (FTD)°°~There's Always Me°°
Take 3 Complete 2:16   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-8°°~Especially For You°°+The Pot
Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 4 FS 0:26   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°+Night Rider '61°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°° +The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 5 Complete 2:15   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°
~Unsurp'd Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 6 FS+FS 0:28   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~24 Carat Gold°° (count-in+1st FS)
+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in+FS+FS)
Take 7 FS 0:39   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 8 FS+Comp 2:26   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Masters
3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in+FS+comp.)~Today,
Tomorrow & Forever 2°° (complete)~24 Carat Gold°° (FS - not listed)
Take 9 Complete 2:15   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~Elvis By The Presleys°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
+The Pot Luck Sess' 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~24 Carat Gold°°~Worldwide
Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 Part 2°°~The Legend Lives On (Readers Digest
- Mexico)°°~The Colonels Collection°° (listed as alternate take)
Take 10 M 2:04 (2:10 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 6)°°~Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°
~The Pot Luck Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~(BMG '99)°°~Comp. Single Coll'n 3°°~60's Box 2°°+The Mono Masters
CD1 (Venus)° (master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck
Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
         
Re-Recording 2:24 2014 re-recorded backing track If I Can Dream (Vinyl Box-Set)°°

I Met Her Today
M2WW 1005
  October 16 1961 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete
2:55 (vocal intro) (high key) Collectors Gold 2°°~There's Always Me°°+Night Rider '61°°~Pot Luck
(FTD)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sess' 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2 FS+LFS 1:30   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°+The Pot
Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:35   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sess' 3 (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:49   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 6°°~24 Carat Gold°°+Night
Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
(count-in)
Take 5 LFS 1:57   Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-8°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (count-in)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 6 FS+Comp 3:06   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3
(FTD)°° (count-in+FS+complete)~Especially For You°° (complete only)
Take 7 Complete 2:58   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-8°°
~There's Always Me°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 3 (FTD)°°
Take 8 FS 0:22   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:47   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (not listed)+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 10 FS 0:18   Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 11 FS 0:31   Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS 0:15   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°+The Pot Luck Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 13 Complete 2:42   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°+The Pot Luck Sess' 4 (FTD)°°
Take 14 Complete 2:54   Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3 (FTD)°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Legendary Performer Vol 5°°~Unsurp'd Masters 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 15 FS+FS 0:28 (vocal intro) (low key) Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 16 2xFS
+Comp
3:29   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°° (count-in+complete)+Night Rider '61°°
~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-8°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in
+2xFS+complete)
Take 17 LFS 0:54   Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 18 FS+M 3:02 (Master - 2:40) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°~(BMG '99)°°
~The Pot Luck Sess' 1 (FTD)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~60s Box 2°°
(master only)+Night Rider '61°° (count-in+FS)+Unsurpassed Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in+FS+Master)
Take 19 FS+LFS 1:18 (piano intro) Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (FS+LFS)~There's Always Me Vol 3°°
(LFS)
Take 20 LFS 1:50   Night Rider '61°°~Back In Living Stereo 4 (MRS)°°~Unsurp'd Mast. 3-9°°
~There's Always Me Volume 3°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°

Night Rider
M2WW 1006
  October 16 1961 (Mon)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:46   Collectors Gold 2°° (FS only)+Pot Luck CD1 (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°° (comp.
only)+Pot Luck CD2 (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-9°°
+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (count-in+FS+complete)
Take 2 Complete 2:20   Collectors Gold 2°° (echo added)+Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°+The Pot Luck Sessions 4 (FTD)°°
Take 3 M 2:09 (2:27 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°
~The Pot Luck Sess' 1 (FTD)°°~Elvis In Nashville°°~Pot Luck (BMG '99)°°
~60s Box 2°° (master only)+Night Rider '61°° (ending only)+The Pot Luck
Sessions 4 (FTD)°° (2:21)+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°(count-in)
+Tickle Me (soundtrack)°

Notes

The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Pot Luck Sessions 5xCD set, where everything has been mixed and remastered from scratch, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound.

Different remixed versions of 'Good Luck Charm' can be found on Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1) and The Top Ten Hits.

Take 9 of 'Anything That's Part Of You' on Elvis By The Presleys is incorrectly listed as being previously unreleased, as it was originally on the CD version of Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 - Part 2.

Sessions III incorrectly lists Take 8 of 'Anything That's Part Of You' as being released on Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 - Part 2, where it was actually Take 9 and also incorrectly lists take 9 of Anything That's Part Of You as being released on 'Elvis In Nashville', where it was actually take 1.

The re-recording of 'Anything That's Part Of You' can found as an additional track on the 2015 special vinyl UK box-set release of If I Can Dream. The standard CD release of If I Can Dream, which contained Elvis' original vocals but with new backings by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and which actually went to number one in the UK album charts, did not contain this track.

The false start from take 1 of 'Night Rider' on Collectors Gold has the left and right channels swapped.

Elvis re-recorded the song 'Night Rider' on March 18 1962. The master from that day was first released on the Time Life Elvis Presley Collection CD set (Volume 11) Treasures 1960 / 1963.

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
Tape Legend
October 15-16 1961
Tape Legend - October 15-16 1961 (Thanks to Follow That Dream)
Recording Information
October 15 / 16 1961
October 15 / 16 1961
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
For The Millionth And The Last Time
For The Millionth And The Last Time (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Good Luck Charm
Good Luck Charm
Music Sheet
Anything That's Part Of You
Anything That's Part Of You

Music Sheet
I Met Her Today
I Met Her Today (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Night Rider
Night Rider
 

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