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July 2 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's - New York
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Ernie Oehlrich
(2.00pm - 5.00pm / 6.00pm - 9.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Scotty Moore Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Shorty Long  
Piano: Gordon Stoker (Hound Dog)  

Hound Dog
G2WB 5935
  July 2 1956 (Mon)
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Take 7        
Take 8        
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Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
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Take 26        
Take 27        
Take 28        
Take 29        
Take 30        
Take 31 M 2:17   Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Comp.
Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll (Franklin Mint
Comp Masters Collection 36)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°
~Elvis 75 CD1°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Elvis 56 (DSD)°
~24 Karat Hits°~Complete Single Collection 1°~Elvis Rock (DSD)°
~Billboard 1956°~50's Box 2°~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°

Don't Be Cruel
G2WB 5936
  July 2 1956 (Mon)
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Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20        
Take 21        
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Take 23        
Take 24        
Take 25        
Take 26        
Take 27        
Take 28 M 2:04   Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~Songs Of The Fifties
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 1)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin'
Tonight 1 (Legacy)° ~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°~Elvis 56 (DSD)°
~Comp. Single Coll. 1°~Elvis Rock (DSD)°~50's Box 2°~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°

Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)
G2WB 5937
  July 2 1956 (Mon)
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Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12 M 2:15   Young Man With The Big Beat 2 (Legacy)°~Elvis (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Comp.
Elvis Presley Masters 2 (Sony)°~The Ultimate Love Songs (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 25)°~New York - RCA Studio 1 (MRS)°
~Elvis 56 (DSD)° ~Comp. Single Coll. 2°~50's Box 2°+Tape° (No Echo)

Notes

It had been rumoured over the years that the song Only You may have been attempted at this session.

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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