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January 13 1957
(+ 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)

Radio Recorders Studio 1 - Hollywood, California
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Thorne Nogar

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: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Elvis Presley (Peace In The Valley - Take 1)  

Mean Woman Blues
H2WB 0257
  January 13 1957 (Sun: 12.00pm - 3.00pm / 4.00pm - 7.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14 (M) 2:22   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 2°°~As Recorded
In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°
         
Take 14 M 2:18 (Record Version) Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis Rock (DSD)°
~Complete Single Collection 10°~50's Box 2°

(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)
H2WB 0258
  January 13 1957 (Sun: 12.00pm - 3.00pm / 4.00pm - 7.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 3:30   Today Tomorrow & Forever 1°+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°
~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°° (Count-in)
Take 2 FS 0:35   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°
Take 3 Complete 3:33   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°
Take 4 Complete 3:32   Platinum 1° (Wrongly listed as Take 3)+Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°
~Tape°°~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°
Take 5 FS 0:20   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In
Stereo '57 Volume 2°°
Take 6 FS 0:19   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In
Stereo '57 Volume 2°° (Count-in)
Take 7 Complete 3:36   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°~Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Tape°°
~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°° (Count-in)
Take 8 FS 0:49   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°~Tape°°~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In
Stereo '57 Volume 2°°+Essential Elvis Volume 2°° (Count-in only)
Take 9 (M) 3:35   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°°+Close Up 1°°~Tape°°~A Legendary
Performer Vol. 7°°~I Got Stung°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Vol. 2°°
(Count-in)
         
Take 9 M 3:22   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Songs Of The Fifties (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 1)°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~I Believe - The Gospel
Masters 1°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°
~Comp. Single Collection 10°~Amazing Grace°~Peace In The Valley 3°
~50's Box 2°+The Definitive Gospel Album° (No Intro)

I Beg Of You
H2WB 0259
  January 13 1957 (Sun: 12.00pm - 3.00pm / 4.00pm - 7.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 2:15   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°
Take 2 FS 0:17   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 3 FS 0:19   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 4 FS 0:08   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 5 Complete 2:06   Today Tomorrow & Forever 1°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~Don't (2007 Single)°~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg
Of You°°
Take 6 FS+Comp. 2:20 (FS announced as Take 5 by mistake) Essential Elvis Volume 2°° (Complete)+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°
~Tape°°~Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 7 FS 0:26   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 8 LFS 0:56   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 9 FS 0:19   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~A Legendary Performer Vol. 5°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 10 LFS 1:33   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~A Legendary Performer Vol. 5°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 11 Complete 2:04   Close Up 1°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In
Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 12 (M) 2:10   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Vol. 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
         
Take 12 M 1:52 (Alternate Master)
(Continued on February 23)
Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°
~50's Box 5°

That's When Your Heartaches Begin
H2WB 0260
  January 13 1957 (Sun: 12.00pm - 3.00pm / 4.00pm - 7.00pm)
Take 1 Complete 4:17   Flashback (FTD)°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded
In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 2 Complete 3:56   Close Up 1°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In
Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 3 FS 0:18   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 4 FS 0:32   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 5 FS 0:16   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°° (3 Seconds)
Take 6 Complete 3:33   Essential Elvis Volume 2°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°
~As Recorded In Stereo '57 Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°+Elvis' Golden
Records (FTD)°° (Spliced with Take 7)
Take 7 LFS 2:28 (Used for Spliced Master) Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°+Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°° (Spliced
with Take 6)
Take 8 FS 0:13   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 9 LFS 1:03   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 10 FS 0:26   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 11 LFS 1:45   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 12 FS 0:15   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 13 LFS 1:57   Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°°~Tape°°~As Recorded In Stereo '57
Volume 2°°~I Beg Of You°°
Take 14 Complete   (Used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced M 3:23 (Spliced from Takes 7 & 14) Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°~Loving You (FTD)°~The Complete Elvis
Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°~Heartache (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 2)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50's Box 3°

Take My Hand, Precious Lord
H2WB 0261
  January 13 1957 (Sun: 8.00pm - 11.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14 M 3:21   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Hymns From The Heart (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 34)°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 1°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°
~Ultimate Gospel (DSD)°~Amazing Grace°~Peace In The Valley 3°~50's
Box 3°+The Definitive Gospel Album° (Edited)

Notes

All songs were recorded in Binaural.

According to Gordon Stoker, Elvis played piano on Take 1 of Peace In The Valley. The piano playing is actually very different from the other takes of the song, so is most likely true.

An edited (3:08) version of Peace In The Valley, which omitted the ten second intro, was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Gospel Album'.

Originally, the master of That's When Your Heartaches Begin was listed in the session logs as being just Take 7, and not being spliced with Take 14.

An edited (2:30) version of Take My Hand, Precious Lord, with omitted verse ("When the darkness appears and the night draws near, and the day is past and gone..."), was released in 1987 on the BMG Ariola release 'The Definitive Gospel Album'.

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.

Thanks to Adrian V Stokes regarding the edited versions of songs on the BMG Ariola set of 'Definitive' albums.


Session Logs
Recording Information
January 13 1957
January 13 1957
Tape Log
January 13 1957
January 13 1957
Music Sheet
Peace In The Valley
Peace In The Valley (Thanks to Glen Johnson)


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