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January 28 1980
(+ 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)

Young 'un Sound - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
A & R Representative: Jerry Bradley
Engineer: Stan Dacus
Technician: Glenn Rieus

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) NA
Electric Guitar: Dale Sellers  
Bass: Mike Leech  
Drums: Ralph Gallant (Larrie Londin)  
Piano: David Briggs  
Harmonica: Tony Joe White ('Too Much Monkey Business' & 'For Ol' Times Sake')

Too Much Monkey Business (re-recording)
KWA5 8236
  January 28 1980 (Mon: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Take NA M 2:45 Overdub of 1968 master Tape°°

For Ol' Times Sake (re-recording)
KWA5 8238
  January 28 1980 (Mon: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Take NA (M) 3:37 Overdub of 1973 master Unedited Masters - Hollywood To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°°
~Unedited Masters - The Next Generation (Venus)°°
Overdub M 3:51 Backup vocal overdub on Feb 14 Tape°°

Susan When She Tried (re-recording)
KWA5 8245
  January 28 1980 (Mon: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take NA M 2:33 Overdub of 1975 unedited master Tape°°

Help Me (re-recording)
KWA5 8239
  January 28 1980 (Mon: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take NA M 3:01 Overdub of 1973 master  

Hey Jude (re-recording)
KWA5 8237
  January 28 1980 (Mon: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take NA M 4:57 Overdub of 1969 master Too Much Monkey Business (FTD)°° (4:06)+Unedited Masters - Hollywood
To Nashville 1972-1980 (Venus)°° (unedited)


Sessions III incorrectly lists 'Too Much Monkey Business' (KWA5 8236) as being released on 1981's Guitar Man album and FTD's Too Much Monkey Business when in fact it was the October master (KWA5 8556) that appeared on these releases.

These sessions were brought about to record a new sound to old Elvis recordings.

The result was a complete album entitled Guitar Man in 1981. A follow up CD was released by the collectors label Follow That Dream in 2000 entitled Too Much Monkey Business, which contained additional tracks not released on the original LP.

Thanks to Juan Luis Gonzalez Brugal for sharing the unreleased versions of 'Too Much Monkey Business', 'For Ol' Times Sake' and 'Susan When She Tried', from his own private collection.

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January 28 1980
January 28 1980