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February 3 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 Studio 1 - New York
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Ernie Oehlrich

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley Elvis Presley; Scotty Moore; Bill Black; D.J. Fontana
Guitar: Scotty Moore (Shake, Rattle and Roll - Overdub)
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Shorty Long  

Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
G2WB 1293
  February 3 1956 (Fri: 10.30am - 1.30pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:40   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°~Platinum 1°~Unsurpassed
Masters 1-1°~There's Always Me 3°
Take 2 (In)Comp. 0:05+ (Probably erased during the session) Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)° (End of Take 1)+Unsurp. Masters 1-1°
Take 3 Complete 2:21   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°~50's Box 5°
(No Dialogue)~There's Always Me 3° (Less Dialogue)
Take 4 Complete 2:17   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 5 Complete 2:21   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
Take 6 Complete 2:20   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Totally Stung°~Unsurpassed Masters 1-1°
~The Teenage Rage° (No Dialogue)
Take 7 LFS 1:52   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Unissued Elvis°~I Beg Of You°~There's
Always Me° (Less Dialogue)
Take 8 LFS 0:59   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~There's Always Me°~I Beg Of You°
Take 9 Complete 2:15   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°~There's
Always Me°~I Beg Of You°
Take 10 M 2:29   Young Man With The Big Beat 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 28)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1
(Legacy)°~Elvis 75 CD1°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Elvis 56
(DSD)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50's Box 2°+Young Man With The
Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New York - RCA Studio 1
(MRS)°~I Beg Of You° (Count-In)
Take 11 FS 0:14   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 12 Complete 2:18   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~There's Always Me 1°
~I Beg Of You°

Shake, Rattle And Roll
G2WB 1294
  February 3 1956 (Fri: 10.30am - 1.30pm)
Take 1 FS 0:38   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 1°~I Beg Of
You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 2 Complete. 2:34   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 1°~I Beg Of
You°~There's Always Me Volume 1°
Take 3 FS 0:19   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~I Beg Of You°~There's
Always Me Volume 1°
Take 4     (Probably not called by mistake)  
Take 5 LFS 0:47   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~I Beg Of You°~There's
Always Me Volume 1°
Take 6 FS 0:34   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 7 Complete 2:41   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Flashback (FTD)°~I Beg Of You°~There's
Always Me Volume 1°
Take 8 Complete 2:34   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°~New York - RCA Studio 1
(MRS)°~Elvis 56 (DSD)°~50's Box 5°~I Beg Of You°
Take 9 FS 0:20   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 10 FS 0:12   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 11 FS 0:14   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°
Take 12a LFS 1:41   Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~I Beg Of You°~Tiger Man - An Alternate
Anthology Volume 1°
Take 12b (M) 2:36 (Unedited Undubbed Master) Young Man With The Big Beat 4 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~New
York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~A Legendary Performer Volume 6°~I Beg
Of You°
         
Edited (M) 2:27 (Edited Undubbed Master) New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°

Shake, Rattle And Roll (Backup Vocal Overdub)
G2WB 1294
  February 3 1956 (Fri)
Overdub M 2:27 (Backup Vocal Overdubs) Young Man With The Big Beat 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis Presley (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 28)°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°
~Complete Single Collection 2°~50's Box 2°

Notes
The outtakes of Lawdy, Miss Clawdy and Shake, Rattle and Roll run 1% too fast on "There's Always Me Volume 1 and Vol. 3", ~3% too fast on "I Beg of You", ~1% too slow on "The Teenage Rage" and 1.8% too slow on "Totally Stung". All of these have been re-equalized very differently. Takes 4-6 of Lawdy, Miss Clawdy on "Totally Stung" may have a little too much high-end compared to midrange and bass, but still has far better signal and less artifacts than the others.

Take 2 of Lawdy, Miss Clawdy was probably erased or taped over. The remaining part of Take 2 on FTD's 'Elvis Presley', the Legacy set 'Young Man With The Big Beat' (Not listed) and the Memphis Recording Service release 'New York - RCA Studio 1 The Complete Sessions' is different to the remaining part of Take 2 on "Unsurpassed Masters", indicating that "Unsurpassed Masters" has edited the part of Take 2.

The overdubbed master of Shake, Rattle and Roll on the '50's Box' suffers from generation loss and runs about 1% too slow (should be key of E).

The overdubbed master of Shake, Rattle and Roll is edited (Second Verse: The first "Shake' Rattle and Roll" is replaced by second "Shake' Rattle and Roll" of that chorus, Third verse: fourth "Shake' Rattle and Roll" is replaced by second "Shake' Rattle and Roll" of that chorus).

The "Shake Records" fraud "Tiger Man Volume 1" includes take 12 (LFS) of Shake, Rattle and Roll, but it is listed as take 4. (The right channel is mastered far above the 0 dB limit as well, with clipped samples as result.)

Thanks to John (from Woodley) for pointing out the differences on Take 2 of Lawdy, Miss Clawdy.

The complete session is presented in it's entirity, and 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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