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October 15 / 16 1961
(+ 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 B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Bill Porter
(October 15 : 6.00pm - 9.00pm / 9.30pm - 12.30am)
(October 16 : 1.00am - 4.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Jerry Kennedy Walker
Bass: Bob Moore Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano / Organ: Floyd Cramer  
Sax / Clarinet: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Accordion: Gordon Stoker (For The Millionth And The Last Time)

For The Millionth And The Last Time
M2WW 1002
  October 15 1961 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete
2:13   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)
Take 2 Complete 2:10   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
(Count-In)~There's Always Me°°
Take 3 FS 0:38   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 4 Complete 2:09   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 5 FS+Comp 2:19   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 6 Complete 2:07   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
~There's Always Me°° (Count-In)~Latino°°
Take 7 FS+Comp 2:17   Pot Luck (FTD)°° (Complete only)+Night Rider '61°°~A Legendary
Performer Volume 5°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)
~24 Carat Gold°° (FS only - Not Listed)
Take 8 Complete 2:14   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 9 FS 0:26   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
Take 10 FS+FS 0:48   Pot Luck (FTD)°° (2nd FS only)+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~There's Always Me°°
Take 11 FS 0:31   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 12 M 2:07   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°~(BMG '99)°°
~60's Box 2°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°

Good Luck Charm
M2WW 1003
  October 15 1961 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete 2:47 (MPA5 9182) Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°~There's Always Me°°~Rare Elvis Volume 3°° (Count-In)
~La Legende Volume 1°°~Good Luck Charm (CD Single)°°
Take 2 FS+FS 0:39   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°~There's Always Me°°
Take 3 LFS 1:10   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°~There's Always Me°°
Take 4 M 2:32   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Sixties (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°~Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight 2
(Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~Something For Everybody (BMG '99)°°~Complete Single Collection 3°°
~60's Box 2°°+E1 (30 #1 Hits)°°+Top Ten Hits°° (Remix - SPA1 4188)
(Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)

Anything That's Part Of You
M2WW 1004
  October 15 1961 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete
2:16   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~Elvis In Nashville°°
Take 2 Complete 2:19   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°~There's Always
Me°°
Take 3 Complete 2:16   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~Especially For You°°
Take 4 FS 0:24   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°° (No Count-In)
+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurp.Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°° (Count-In)
Take 5 Complete 2:15   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 6 FS+FS 0:27   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In+FS+FS)
~24 Carat Gold°° (Count-In+1st FS)
Take 7 FS 0:37   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 8 FS+Comp 2:26   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (Count-In+FS+Comp.)~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
(Complete)~24 Carat Gold°° (FS - Not Listed)
Take 9 Complete 2:15   Something For Everybody (FTD)°°~Elvis By The Presleys°°
~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~24 Carat
Gold°°~Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 Part 2°°~The Legend Lives
On (Readers Digest - Mexico)°°~The Colonels Collection°° (Listed as
Alternate Take)
Take 10 M 2:10   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 6)°°~Something For Everybody (FTD)°°
~Something For Everybody (BMG '99)°°~Complete Single Collection 3°°
~60's Box 2°° (Master only)+Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)

I Met Her Today
M2WW 1005
  October 16 1961 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete
2:56 (High Key) Pot Luck (FTD)°° (Count-In)~Collectors Gold 2°°~There's Always Me°°
+Night Rider '61°° (Count-In)~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)
Take 2 FS+LFS 1:33   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 3 FS 0:35   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
Take 4 Complete 2:49   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 6°°~24 Carat Gold°°+Night
Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)
Take 5 LFS 1:57   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 6 FS+Comp 3:06   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In+FS+Complete)
~Especially For You°° (Complete only)
Take 7 Complete 2:58   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°°
~There's Always Me°°
Take 8 FS 0:25   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°°
Take 9 Complete 2:42   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-8°° (Not Listed)
Take 10 FS 0:18   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
Take 11 FS 0:31   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
Take 12 FS 0:15   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
Take 13 Complete 2:42   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
Take 14 Complete 2:54   Night Rider '61°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 5°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-9°°
Take 15 FS+FS 0:31 (Low Key) Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
Take 16 2xFS
+Comp
3:29   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°° (Count-In+Complete)+Night Rider '61°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 3-8°° (Count-In+2xFS+Complete)
Take 17 LFS 0:54   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
Take 18 FS+M 3:02   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~In The Mood (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 24)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°~(BMG '99)°°
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~60's Box 2°° (Master)+Night Rider '61°°
(Count-In+FS)+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°° (Count-In+FS+Master)
Take 19 FS+LFS 1:18   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°° (FS+LFS)~There's Always
Me Volume 3°° (LFS)
Take 20 LFS 1:50   Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~There's Always Me
Volume 3°°

Night Rider
M2WW 1006
  October 16 1961 (Mon)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:46   Pot Luck CD1 (FTD)°°~Close Up 3°° (Comp. only)+Pot Luck CD2 (FTD)°°
~Collectors Gold 2°° (FS only)+Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-9°° (Count-In+FS+Complete)
Take 2 Complete 2:20   Pot Luck (FTD)°°~Night Rider '61°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
+Collectors Gold 2°° (Echo added)
Take 3 M 2:29   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 27)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°
~Elvis In Nashville°°~Pot Luck (BMG '99)°°~60's Box 2°° (Master only)
+Night Rider '61°° (Ending only)~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°° (Count-In)

Notes

Different remixed versions of Good Luck Charm can be found on 'Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1)' and 'Top Ten Hits'.

Take 9 of Anything That's Part Of You on 'Elvis By The Presleys' is incorrectly listed as being previously unreleased, as it was originally on the CD version of 'Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 - Part 2'.

'Sessions III' incorrectly lists take 8 of Anything That's Part Of You as being released on 'Worldwide Gold Award Hits Volume 1 - Part 2', where it was actually take 9 and also incorrectly lists take 9 of Anything That's Part Of You as being released on 'Elvis In Nashville', where it was actually take 1.

The False Start from take 1 of Night Rider on 'Collectors Gold' has the left and right channels swapped.

Elvis re-recorded the song Night Rider on March 18 1962. The Master from that day was first released on the Time Life Elvis Presley Collection CD set (Volume 11) 'Treasures 1960 / 1963'.

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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October 15 / 16 1961
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