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June 21 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)

MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Speedway'
MGM Producer : Jeffrey Alexander
Engineers : Aaron Rochin / Lyle Burbridge
(7.00pm - 11.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Chip Young The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell Walker
Tommy Tedesco Ray Walker ('He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad' - record version)
Bass: Bob Moore  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Larry Muhoberac  
Steel Guitar: Peter Drake  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Trumpet: Charlie McCoy  

Let Yourself Go
WPA1 1029
2010 June 21 1967 (Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 Complete 3:10 (1st part used for spliced master) Celluloid Rock 2-3°° (announcement only)+Speedway (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:14 (used for spliced master) Speedway (FTD)°°
Spliced M 3:04 Spliced from takes 5 & 6 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Start Your Engines (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 30)°°~Speedway (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Collection 6°°~Double Feat' - Easy Come, Easy Go / Speedway°°
+Speedway (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD3 (Venus)° (master only)
+Celluloid Rock 2-3°° (with count-in for Take 5)+Speedway (FTD)°°

Let Yourself Go (movie version - transfer)
2401 (June 22 1967)
Take 1 (M)
3:04 Mono transfer of 2010-SP
(3:16 with count-in)
Acetate° (count-in for 2010-05 & 2010-06)

He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad
WPA1 1030
2011 June 21 1967 (Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 2:26 Record version
(2:38 with count-in)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 15 (Sony)°°~Start Your Engines (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 30)°°~Speedway (FTD)°°~Double Features
- Easy Come, Easy Go / Speedway°°+Speedway (FTD)° master only)
+Speedway (FTD)°°~Acetate° (count-in)

He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad (movie version)
    (December 14 1967)
Dubdown (M) 2:37 Backing vocals erased from 2011-07 Celluloid Rock 2-3°° (count-in for 2011-07)
Overdub M 2:46 New backing vocals overdubbed
& solo extended


Except for masters and alternate masters - all original 4-Track tapes are lost.

Celluloid Rock Volume 2 (Cool Romeo) has a binaural mix used for the masters taken from the 4-Track tapes.

The master of 'Let Yourself Go' is spliced from the first part of Take 5 and the second half of Take 6 (from "Let's go...").

On the record version of 'He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad' are certain lines sung by Ray Walker, but in the movie these lines are sung by other people. With the binaural mix on Celluloid Rock Volume 2, CD3, you can hear how these lines were erased to have the opportunity for overdubbing for the movie (in bold below).

He's your uncle, not your dad
He's the best friend you ever had
So come on dig, dig, dig in until it hurts
Just remember Pearl Harbor
The Alamo and nothing could be worse

He's your favorite relative
And he needs a lot to live
So just bring, bring, bring everything until you bleed
And he'll send back what he don't need

If you're naughty for ten-forty's your salvation
By deprivation of temptation
Stock and blondes I hear are not deductable
Oh say can you see if there's anything left for me
When he calls you, as he may do
Don't be frightened, red, white and blue
Just be thankful you don't live in Leningrad
He's your uncle, not your dad

(Longer solo)

If you're honest you don't have to shake and shiver
The food is lousy up the river
It's give and take and he does all the taking
Oh say can you see if there's anything left for me
Life has two things you can subtract
Death and taxes, to be exact
So just pay, pay, pay, periodically be glad
He's your uncle - he's your uncle, not your dad

The additional lines for the movie version were recorded on December 14 1967.

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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Let Yourself Go (2401)
Let Yourself Go  (2401)

He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad (2011-07)
He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad (2011-07)

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Let Yourself Go
Let Yourself Go (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad
He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad (Thanks to Christopher Brown)