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Mid-April 1955
(+ 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)

SUN Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Engineer : Sam Phillips

Musicians:    
Guitar: Elvis Presley  
Guitar: Scotty Moore  
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: Jimmie Lott  

I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (Slow Version)
  Mid-April 1955
Tryout   0:09 (Features Scotty's guitar) A Boy From Tupelo 2 (FTD)°~The Sun Country Years 1950 - 1959 (Bear
Family Box Set)°~Memphis Recording Service Vol. 2°~When All Was Kool°

How Do You Think I Feel
  Mid-April 1955
Take 1 (M) 3:07 (Featuring Scotty's guitar & Elvis
off-mic)
A Boy From Tupelo 1 (FTD)°~The Sun Country Years 1950 - 1959 (Bear
Family Box Set)° (2:43)~Memphis Recording Service Volume 2° (2:43)
~When All Was Kool° (2:43)
Rehearsals 1:13   A Boy From Tupelo 2 (FTD)°~The Sun Country Years 1950 - 1959 (Bear
Family Box Set)°~Memphis Recording Service Vol. 2°~When All Was Kool°

You're A Heartbreaker
  Mid-April 1955
Tryout     (Tape lost)  

I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
U-142
  Mid-April 1955
Take 1     (Breakdown) (Tape Box #5)
Take 2     (Pickup)  
Take 3   2:28    
Take 4   2:33    
Take 5   2:38    
Take 6 M 2:37 "2:34" (F2WB 8047) A Boy From Tupelo 1 (FTD)°~Elvis At Sun°~The Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 1 (Sony)°~The EarlyYears (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 28)°~Memphis Recording Service Volume 2°~Complete Single
Collection 1°~Complete Sun Sessions° (LP)~(CD)~Sunrise°~50's Box 1°

Notes

RCA received tapes from Sam Phillips in December 1955, and where no tapes existed they used dubs from SUN singles for their 'Masters' (See below).

With no surviving tape reel, the progression of the session is a mystery. The best possible scenario comes from the recollection of Jimmie Lott, who played with Elvis on one session only. The result of this collaboration, I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone became Elvis' fourth single, released in May (9th?) 1955.

Lott also remembers working on a rhumbafied version of How Do You Think I Feel, and an instrumental rehearsal version can he heard on "When All Was Kool", among other releases since it's first release on the Bear Family box set 'The Sun Country Years 1950 - 1959'. Lott also remembers rehearsing a version of You're A Heartbreaker, with drums, which has not survived.

Just before the first How Do You Think I Feel tryout Scotty Moore can be heard playing the Blues Stay Away From Me riff used on the slow version of I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone, so it could be that the slow version of I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone was recorded at this session too.

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. These 2007 remasters were not used on FTD's 'A Boy From Tupelo', the masters were all remastered again from scratch on that set.

Elvis At Sun - Restoration (Courtesy of 'Master & Session')

I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone, the C&W side of the fourth single has never sounded anywhere near this good before. The main source was a Sony transfer of the recently found 30 ips RCA master tape that is at least one generation down, but not subjected to any bad processing at all. Since the song on the best tape isn't complete (last song on compilation tape), it was necessary to combine more than one source to produce the best result throughout. The now restored and beautifully matched original uncut ending is a thrill to hear - a personal favorite on 'Elvis at SUN' considering the final, uniform result from combined sources.


Session Logs
Sun Tapes
Tape Boxes 1 - 15
Sun Tapes
Recording Information
RCA SUN Transfers - December 1955
SUN Transfers - November 1955
Steve Sholes' Written Notes
Tape Boxes 5 & 6
Tape Boxes 5 and 6


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