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January 11 1956
(+ 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)

RCA Studios - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Bob Farris

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley Gordon Stoker; Ben Speer; Brock Speer
Guitar: Scotty Moore  
Guitar: Chet Atkins  
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  

I'm Counting On you
G2WB 0211
  January 11 1956 (Wed: 4.00pm - 7.00pm)
Take 1a FS+FS 0:38   Elvis Presley (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°+Elvis Presley (FTD)° (Dry
Reverb tape)
Take 1b FS+FS+
1:14+   Elvis Presley (FTD)° (2xFS & Incomplete)+Flashback (FTD)° (2xFS -
listed as Take 2)
Take 2 FS+
1:36+   Elvis Presley (FTD)° (Dry Reverb tape)
Take 3       (Recorded Over?)
Take 4       (Recorded Over?)
Take 5       (Recorded Over?)
Take 6       (Recorded Over?)
Take 7       (Recorded Over?)
Take 8       (Recorded Over?)
Take 9       (Recorded Over?)
Take 10       (Recorded Over?)
Take 11       (Recorded Over?)
Take NA Complete 2:20   Elvis Presley (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°
Take 13 Complete 2:33   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°
~Platinum 1°
Take 14 (In)Comp. 2:19+   Elvis Presley (FTD)°
Take 15       (Recorded Over?)
Take 16       (Recorded Over?)
Take 17 M 2:24   Young Man With The Big Beat 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 1 (Sony)°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 25)°~Complete Single
Collection 1°~50's Box 1°

I Was The One
G2WB 0218
  January 11 1956 (Wed: 4.00pm - 7.00pm)
Take 1 FS 0:13   Elvis Presley (FTD)°~Treasures '53-'58 (Time Life Volume 10)°
~Totally Stung°
Take 2a FS 0:11   Elvis Presley (FTD)°~Treasures '53-'58 (Time Life Volume 10)°
~Totally Stung°
Take 2b Complete 2:32   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°
~Treasures '53-'58 (Time Life Volume 10)°~Totally Stung°~CD Single°
Take 3a FS 0:12   Elvis Presley (FTD)°
Take 3b (In)Comp. 0:56+   Elvis Presley (FTD)°
Take 4       (Recorded over?)
Take 5       (Recorded over?)
Take NA (In)Comp. 1:30+   Elvis Presley (FTD)°
Take 7a Complete 2:41   Elvis Presley (FTD)°~Flashback (FTD)°
Take 7b M 2:33   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°~Young Man With The Big Beat 1 (Legacy)°
~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 1 (Sony)°
~Songs Of The Fifties (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 1)°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~Comp. Single Collection 1°
~Elvis 56 (DSD)°~50's Box 1°


The complete unknown take (NA) of I'm Counting On You could be any from Take 3 to Take 12.

The incomplete unknown take (NA) of I Was The One could be any from Take 4 to Take 6.

'(In)Complete' in this context means that the take is incomplete because the rest was erased by a recording engineer, when the tape was reused for sessions with another artist. What is left of this session is presented perfectly on the 'Follow That Dream' release of 'Elvis Presley'.

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.

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January 11 1956
January 11 1956