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January 14 / 15 1969
(+ 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)

American Sound Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Producers : Felton Jarvis / Chips Moman
Engineer: Al Pachucki / Roy Shockley

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Elvis Presley NA
Guitar: Reggie Young  
Sitar: Reggie Young ('You'll Think Of Me',' Gentle On My Mind' & 'I'm Movin' On')
Drums: Gene Chrisman  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Bass: Mike Leech  
Piano: Bobby Wood  

You'll Think Of Me
XPA5 1146
  January 14 1969 (Tue: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 FS
1:08 "We're rolling, take number one" American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (1-5-1)
Take 2 FS 0:15   American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (1-5-2)
Take 3 FS 0:42   American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (1-5-3)
Take 4 FS 0:14   American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (2-5-1)
Take 5 FS 0:35   American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (2-5-2)
Take 6 PB 4:35   American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (4:10)+The
American Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (1-5-4)
Take 7 PB 4:49   American Sound 1969 1°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°
~Suspicious Minds (2007 UK single)°°~The American Way Volume 2°
~American Crown Jewels°
Take 8 PB 4:07 "We're rolling, take number
something-or-other"
American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Made In Memphis
(FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (2-5-3)
Take 9 FS 0:05+ "Take number nine" The American Way Volume 2° (count-in only)
Take 10 FS      
Take 11 LFS 1:30   American Sound 1969 1°°
Take 12 FS      
Take 13 FS      
Take 14 PB 4:33 (preceded by rehearsal) American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+Memphis Sessions
(FTD)°° (faded)+Keep Rollin' On (Venus)°° (comp. but with no rehearsal)
Take 15 FS      
Take 16 PB 4:34   American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Suspicious Minds
- The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc
Pomus°° (listed as Take 14)
Take 17 LFS      
Take 18 FS      
Take 19 FS+FS 0:15   American Sound 1969 1°° (1st FS only)
Take 20 LFS 0:35   American Sound 1969 1°°
Take 21 FS      
Take 22 LFS 3:13   American Sound 1969 1°°
Take 23 (M)   Unrepaired undubbed master  
         
V.O. (M) 4:27 Vocals replaced on January 24 American Sound 1969 1°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (unedited)~The
American Way Vol 5°~Draft Mix Tape° (track 22)~Edge Of Reality° (3:43)
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on May 5  
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on May 6 (eve)  
Overdub M 4:00 Backup v.o's on May 8 (aft)
(SPA1 4134)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Complete Single
Collection 6°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s
Box 4°°+The Memphis Record°° (different mix)+From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°~The Mono Masters CD3 (Venus)°~Rare Elvis Volume 3°
(different mix)

I'm Movin' On
XPA5 1147
  January 14 1969 (Tue: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Take 1 FS 0:52 "Rolling, take one"
(followed by rehearsal)
American Sound 1969 2°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis
Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 2 (M) 2:59 Unrepaired master American Sound 1969 2°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis
Sessions (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   Backup v.o's on January 19 (morning)  
Overdub (M) 3:03 Band & brass overdubs on Jan 19 Keep Rollin' On (Venus)°°
         
V.O. (M) 2:57 Vocals replaced on January 22 American Sound 1969 2°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (no backing
vocals)+The Memphis Record°° (except 1st word "That") (with backing
vocals) (original backing track)
+Guitar Man°°~Too Much Monkey Business (FTD)°° (1980 overdubs)
         
Composite (Draft) 2:50 Unused composite of :-
original vocals (0:00 - 0:53)
replaced vocals (0:53 - 1:08)
original vocals (1:08 - 1:38)
replaced vocals (1:38 - 2:43)
Draft Mix Tape° (track 1) (backing vocals)
Alt. Composite 2:52 Composite of :-
replaced vocals (0:00 - 0:53)
original vocals (0:53 - 1:08)
replaced vocals (1:08 - 1:38)
original vocals (1:38 - 2:52)
Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anth. (CD2)°° (no backing vocals)
Composite M 2:53 Composite of :-
original vocals (0:00 - 0:53)
replaced vocals (0:53 - 2:53)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds
- The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°+Other Side Of Memphis°°

A Little Bit Of Green
XPA5 1148
  January 15 1969 (Wed: 2.00am - 5.00am)
Rehearsal 4:45+ (end of rehearsal+rehearsal -
0:30 / PB - 4:15)
American Sound 1969 2°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (4:27)
Take 1 PB 4:12 "Take number one" American Sound 1969 2°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (3:43)+The
American Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (2-10-2)
Take 2 FS+LFS 1:13 "Number two" American Sound 1969 2°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding TheWay Home° (2-10-1)
Take 3 (M) 3:57 Unedited unrepaired master American Sound 1969 2°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (unedited)~The
American Way Volume 5°~Draft Mix Tape° (track 21) (3:02)~American
Rejects° (intro missing)
         
V.O. (M) 3:57 Vocals replaced on September 26 Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (unedited)
V.O. M 3:22 Charlie Hodge harmony v.o. on
September 26
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds - The
Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 4°°

Gentle On My Mind
XPA5 1155
  January 15 1969 (Wed: 5.30am - 8.30am)
Take NA (M)   Unrepaired undubbed master  
         
V.O. (M) 3:29 Track replacement / vocal repair
on January 20
American Sound 1969 2°°~From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American
Way Volume 5°~Draft Mix Tape° (track 5)~Edge Of Reality°~A Legendary
Performer Vol. 3° (bootleg) (different mix with prominent organ present)
         
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on March 18 (eve)  
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 19 (aft)  
Overdub (M)   Backup v.o's on March 20 (morning)  
Overdub M 3:22 Band overdubs & harmony v.o.
on March 20 (eve)

(SPA1 4131)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Country Legend (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~Great Country Songs (DSD)°°~From Elvis
In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60s
Box 4°°~Behind Closed Doors°° (acetate)+The Other Side Of Memphis°°
+The Memphis Record°° (different mix)

Notes

RCA's official session logs incorrectly list the session times of some songs recorded:-
'I'm Movin' On' is listed as being recorded (15th) 5.30am - 8.30am instead of (14th) 10.00pm - 1.00am
'A Little Bit Of Green' is listed as being recorded (14th) 10.00pm - 1.00am instead of (15th) 2.00am - 5.00am
'Gentle On My Mind' is listed as being recorded (15th) 2.00am - 5.00am instead of (15th) 5.30am - 8.30am

There are two draft mono mix tapes, of which at least one is dated February 28, 1969. A tape log of a later tape copy of both these tapes (except for the last three tracks of the second tape - 'Don't Cry Daddy', 'A Little Bit Of Green' & 'You'll Think Of Me') was shown in the magazine The Man and His Music #13 listed as "Basic + Alt. Vocals". This source is referred to as the "Draft Mix Tape". This mono tape was actually the source of the 1992 bootleg American Rejects (AR 1569), although the notes claimed acetate source for that. The tape contains nothing recorded after January 26 1969.

The tape is a later copy of two draft rough mix tapes of January 1969 recordings (Tape 1: 'I'm Movin' On' - 'Without Love (There Is Nothing)', dated February 28, 1969, and Tape 2: 'From A Jack To A King' - 'You'll Think Of Me'). A breakdown of what the tape contains is as follows:
1. I'm Movin' On - draft composite of Elvis' original and re-recorded vocals (January 22), containing overdubbed backing vocals (January 19 morning) and band and brass overdubs (January 19 evening).
2. Wearin' That Loved On Look - with overdubbed backing vocals (January 19 morning), guitar overdub (January 22) and Elvis' replaced vocals (January 24).
3. Come Out Come Out (Wherever You Are) - fast instrumental track (January 14).
4. Come Out Come Out (Wherever You Are) - slow instrumental track (January 14), with tape cut.
5. This Is The Story - with Elvis' replaced vocals (January 24) and overdubbed backing vocals (January 25).
6. Gentle On My Mind - with track replacement overdubs and Elvis' vocal repair (January 20).
7. Long Black Limousine - with Elvis' vocal repair (January 22), brass and piano overdubs (January 22) and overdubbed backing vocals (January 25).
8. Suspicious Minds - with overdubbed backing vocals (January 24) and Elvis' harmony vocal overdub (January 24).
9. I'll Be There - takes 5 (false start) and 6 (alternate master) with overdone vocal echo (January 23).
10. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) (January 23).
11. Without Love (There Is Nothing) - take 1 (alternate master) (January 23).
12. From A Jack To A King - with Elvis' original mock voice at end (January 22) and overdubbed backing vocals (January 26).
13. Hey Jude - take 7 (undubbed master) (January 21).
14. Rubberneckin' - with partially overdubbed backing vocals (January 26).
15. In The Ghetto - with Elvis' original take 22 vocals (January 20) and overdubbed backing vocals (January 25).
16. My Little Friend - Elvis' vocal overdub to track (undubbed master) (January 21) with short count-in at start.
17. Mama Liked The Roses - with Elvis' master vocal overdub to track (January 21) and Elvis' harmony vocal overdub (January 24), with short count-in at start.
18. Inherit The Wind - draft composite of vocal overdub takes 1 and 2 (January 21), containing overdubbed backing vocals (January 26).
19. Poor Man's Gold - instrumental track (January 15).
20. Don't Cry Daddy - Elvis' vocal overdub to track (January 22) and Elvis' two harmony vocal overdubs (January 24).
21. A Little Bit Of Green - with Elvis' original take 3 vocals (January 15).
22. You'll Think Of Me - take 23 rhythm track with Elvis' replaced vocals (January 24).

Take 7 of 'You'll Think Of Me' was released for the first time officially in August 2007 on a Suspicious Minds single that is part of the Elvis The King singles collection. It's not on the single that is part of the box-set, that one contains Take 7 of 'Suspicious Minds' as the extra track. The one with Take 7 comes in a jewel case and lists the track as unreleased on the CD sticker.

Take 16 of 'You'll Think Of Me' released on Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology and Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus is incorrectly listed as being Take 14 - and also has the left and right channels swapped.

Elvis sings one line of 'Our Love And Aloha' (Ernie Menehune - Roadrunner Records 1313 in 1958) before' You'll Think Of Me' on Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology - This is actually from before Take 2 of 'Rubberneckin' (January 20).

Elvis' vocals on 'Gentle On My Mind' were erased, and dubbed down to a rhythm track before Elvis re-recorded his vocal on January 20.

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.

Sample of 'A Little Bit Of Green' with Elvis' original vocals in the left channel and his re-recorded vocals in the right channel.

Session Logs
Recording Information
January 14 / 15 1969
January 14 1969
Draft Mix Tape
Basic & Alt. Vocals
Draft Mix Tape
From Elvis In Memphis
& Back In Memphis
From Elvis In Memphis

Tape Legends
Overdubs
Tape Legends (Thanks to Follow That Dream)
Tape Legend
I'm Movin' On
Tape Legend - I'm Movin' On (Thanks to Follow That Dream)
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
You'll Think Of Me
You'll Think Of Me (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
I'm Movin' On
I'm Movin' On (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
A Little Bit Of Green
A Little Bit Of Green (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

 
Music Sheet
Gentle On My Mind
Gentle On My Mind
 

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