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January 22 1977 (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)

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 The Stamps: Ed Enoch; Ed Hill; Larry Strickland; Gary 'Buck' Buckles
Guitar: Chip Young Myrna Smith
Guitar: John Wilkinson Sherrill 'Shaun' Nielsen
Drums: Ronny Tutt  
Percussion: Randy Cullers  
Piano: Tony Brown  
Electric Piano: David Briggs  
Bass: Jerry Scheff  
Moog Synthesiser: Shane Keister  

Way Down (overdub)
FWA5 1049
  January 22 1977 (Sat)

Pledging My Love (overdub)
FWA5 1050
  January 22 1977 (Sat)


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 Elvis 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.

Shane Keister is not listed on the session log for this overdub session, although there is definitely a moog synthesiser on the overdubbed master of 'Way Down'.

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January 22 1977 (Overdub)
January 22 1977 (Overdubs)