Recording Sessions
Essential lists
Elvis The Man And His Music
Elvis Monthly
Elvis The Story
Video footage
Elvis website links
March 21 1969 (Overdub)
(+ 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
Producer : Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
Arrangers: Mike Leech / Glen Spreen
(6.30pm - 9.30pm)

Leader / Viola:
Glen Spreen  
Contractor / Violin: Noel Gilbert  
Violin: Gloria Hendricks  
Violin: Robert Snyder  
Violin: Anna Oldham  
Violin: Hal Saunders  
Edward Freudberg  
Viola: Mary Snyder  
Viola: John Wehlan  
Viola: Nono Ravarino  
Viola: Vernon Taylor  
Cello: Anne Kendall  
Cello: Peter Spurbeck  
Cello: Pamela Blackwell  

It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' (overdub)
XPA5 1273
  March 21 1969 (Fri)
Overdub (M)   Strings overdubbed to Feb 20 master  
Overdub M 2:38 Additional strings and backup v.o's
on March 25
(SPA1 4133)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Great Country
Songs (DSD)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60s Box 5°°+The Memphis Record°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°°
+The Definitive Country Album°° (edited)

Don't Cry Daddy (overdub)
XPA5 1149
  March 21 1969 (Fri)
Overdub M 2:48 Strings overdubbed, after brass
(SPA1 4136)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~Elvis 75
CD3°°~Second To None°°~From Elvis In Memphis (2000)°°~Comp. Single
Collection 6°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°
~60s Box 4°°~Rare Elvis°°~Always On My Mind°°+The Memphis Record°°
+From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°~The Mono Masters CD3 (Venus)°

Only The Strong Survive (overdub)
XPA5 1272
  March 21 1969 (Fri)
Overdub (M) 3:17 Strings overdubbed, after backup
vocal overdubs

(SPA1 4122) Unedited master
The Memphis Record°° (faded - 2:38)
Edit M 2:42 Master edited From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°
~The Memphis Sessions (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3 (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis
1969 Anthology°°~60s Box 5°°+The Other Side Of Memphis°°


Session Logs
Tape Legends
Tape Legends (Thanks to Follow That Dream)
Recording Information
March 21 1969 (Overdub)
March 21 1969 Overdub