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January 14 / 15 1969
(+ 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)

American Sound Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Producers : Felton Jarvis / Chips Moman
Engineer: Al Pachucki / Roy Shockley

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Elvis Presley NA
Guitar: Reggie Young  
Sitar: Reggie Young (You'll Think Of Me, Gentle On My Mind & I'm Movin' On)
Drums: Gene Chrisman  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Bass: Mike Leech  
Piano: Bobby Wood  

You'll Think Of Me
XPA5 1146
  January 14 1969 (Tue: 7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 FS
1:08 "We're Rolling - Take Number One" Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The
Way Home° (1-5-1)
Take 2 FS 0:15   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The
Way Home° (1-5-2)
Take 3 FS 0:42   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The
Way Home° (1-5-3)
Take 4 FS 0:14   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The
Way Home° (2-5-1)
Take 5 FS 0:35   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The
Way Home° (2-5-2)
Take 6 PB 4:35   Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (4:10)+The American Way Volume 2°
~Finding The Way Home° (1-5-4)
Take 7 PB 4:45   From Elvis At American Sound (FTD)°°~Suspicious Minds (2007
UK Single)°~The American Way Volume 2°~American Crown Jewels°
Take 8 PB 4:07   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Made In Memphis (FTD)°+The American
Way Volume 2°~Finding The Way Home° (2-5-3)
Take 9 FS 0:05+ "Take Number Nine" The American Way Volume 2° (Count-in only)
Take 10 FS      
Take 11 LFS      
Take 12 FS      
Take 13 FS      
Take 14 PB 4:33 (Preceded by Rehearsal) Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+Memphis Sessions (FTD)° (Faded)+Keep
Rollin' On (Venus)° (Complete but with no Rehearsal)
Take 15 FS      
Take 16 PB 4:34   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969
Anthology°°~Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus°° (Listed as
Take 14)
Take 17 LFS      
Take 18 FS      
Take 19 FS+FS      
Take 20 LFS      
Take 21 FS      
Take 22 LFS      
Take 23 (M)   (Undubbed / Unrepaired Master)  
         
V.O. (M) 4:27 Vocals replaced on January 21 Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (Unedited)~The American Way Volume 5°
~Draft Mix Tape° (Track 22)~Edge Of Reality° (3:43)
Overdub (M)   Backup V.O's on January 24  
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on May 5  
Overdub M 4:00 Brass & Backup Vocal overdubs
on May 6
(SPA1 4134)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Complete Single
Collection 6°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's
Box 4°°+The Memphis Record°° (Different Mix)+From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°~Single°~Rare Elvis Volume 3° (Different Mix)

I'm Movin' On
XPA5 1147
  January 14 1969 (Tue: 10.00pm - 1.00am)
Take 1 FS 0:52 (Followed by Rehearsal) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 2 (M) 2:59 (Unrepaired Master) From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Memphis Sessions (FTD)°°
         
Overdub (M)   Band & Brass overdubs on Jan 19  
V.O. (M) 2:57 Vocals replaced on January 22 From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°° (Original backing track)
+Guitar Man°°~Too Much Monkey Business (FTD)°° (Overdubbed)
         
Composite (Draft)   Unused Composite of :-
Unrepaired Vocals (0:00 - 0:53)
Repaired Vocals (0:53 - 1:08)
Unrepaired Vocals (1:08 - 1:38)
Repaired Vocals (1:38 - 2:43)
 
Alt. Composite 2:52 Composite of :-
Repaired Vocals (0:00 - 0:53)
Unrepaired Vocals (0:53 - 1:08)
Repaired Vocals (1:08 - 1:38)
Unrepaired Vocals (1:38 - 2:52)
Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology (CD2)°°
Composite (M)   Composite of :-
Unrepaired Vocals (0:00 - 0:53)
Repaired Vocals (0:53 - 2:43)
 
         
Overdub (Take 2) 3:03 Backup V.O's on January 24
(Not Used)
Keep Rollin' On (Venus)°° (Unrepaired Vocals)
Overdub (V.O.) 2:46 Backup V.O's on January 24
(Not Used) (SPA1 4130)
The Memphis Record°° (except 1st word "That")
Overdub (Draft) 2:50 Backup V.O's on January 24
(Not Used)
Draft Mix Tape° (Track 1)
Overdub M 2:53 Backup V.O's on January 24
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Country Roots (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 8)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~From Elvis In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds
- The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's Box 4°°+Other Side Of Memphis°°

A Little Bit Of Green
XPA5 1148
  January 15 1969 (Wed: 2.00am - 5.00am)
Rehearsal 4:45+ (End of Rehearsal+Rehearsal -
0:30 / PB - 4:15)
Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (4:27)
Take 1 PB 4:12 "Take Number One" Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (3:43)+The American Way Volume 2°
~Finding The Way Home° (2-10-2)
Take 2 FS+LFS 1:13   Back In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 2°~Finding The
Way Home° (2-10-1)
Take 3 (M) 3:57 (Unedited Unrepaired Master) Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (Unedited)~The American Way Volume 5°
~Draft Mix Tape° (Track 21) (3:02)~American Rejects° (Intro Missing)
         
V.O. (M) 3:57 Vocals replaced on September 26 Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (Unedited)
V.O. M 3:22 Charlie Hodge Harmony V.O on September 26 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°~The Memphis Sessions
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 33)°°~From Elvis In Memphis
(Legacy)°°~Back In Memphis (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~Suspicious Minds - The
Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's Box 4°°

Gentle On My Mind
XPA5 1155
  January 15 1969 (Wed: 5.30am - 8.30am)
Take NA (M)   (Undubbed / Unrepaired Master)  
         
V.O. (M) 3:29 Vocal Replacement / Repair
on January 20
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°+The American Way Volume 5°
~Draft Mix Tape° (Track 5)~Edge Of Reality°~A Legendary Performer
Volume 3° (Bootleg) (Different Mix with prominent Organ present)
V.O. (M)   Harmony Vocal Overdub by Elvis  
         
Overdub (M)   Brass overdubs on March 18 (Eve)  
Overdub (M)   String overdubs on March 19 (Aft)  
Overdub (M)   Band overdubs on March 20  
Overdub M 3:22 Backup V.O's on March 25 (Evening ?)
(SPA1 4131)
From Elvis In Memphis (FTD)°°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 17 (Sony)°°
~Country Legend (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~From
Elvis In Memphis (Legacy)°°~Great Country Songs (DSD)°°~From Elvis
In Memphis°°~Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology°°~60's
Box 4°°~Behind Closed Doors°° (Acetate)+The Other Side Of Memphis°°
+The Memphis Record°° (Different Mix)

Notes

RCA's official session logs incorrectly list the session times of some songs recorded:-
I'm Moving On is listed as being recorded (15th) 5.30am - 8.30am instead of (14th) 10.00pm - 1.00am
A Little Bit Of Green is listed as being recorded (14th) 10.00pm - 1.00am instead of (15th) 2.00am - 5.00am
Gentle On My Mind is listed as being recorded (15th) 2.00am - 5.00am instead of (15th) 5.30am - 8.30am

There are two draft mono mix tapes, of which at least one is dated February 28, 1969. A tape log of a later tape copy of both these tapes (except for the last three tracks of the second tape - Don't Cry Daddy, A Little Bit Of Green & You'll Think Of Me) was shown in the magazine 'The Man and His Music' #13 listed as 'Basic + Alt. Vocals'. This source is referred to as the 'Draft mix tape'. This mono tape was actually the source of the 1992 bootleg 'American Rejects' (AR 1569), although the notes claimed acetate source for that. 

Take 7 of You'll Think Of Me (in Mono) was released for the first time 'Officially' in August 2007 on a "Suspicious Minds" single that is part of the 'Elvis The King' singles collection. It's not on the single that is part of the box set, that one contains Take 7 of Suspicious Minds as the extra track. The one with Take 7 comes in a jewel case and lists the track as unreleased on the CD sticker.

Take 16 of You'll Think Of Me released on 'Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology' and 'Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus' is incorrectly listed as being Take 14 - and also has the left and right channels swapped.

Elvis sings one line of "Our Love And Aloha" (Ernie Menehune - Roadrunner Records 1313 in 1958) before You'll Think Of Me on 'Suspicious Minds - The Memphis 1969 Anthology' - This is actually from before Take 2 of Rubberneckin' (January 20).

Elvis' vocals on Gentle On My Mind were erased, and dubbed down to a Rhythm Track before Elvis re-recorded his vocal on January 20.

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.

Session Logs
Recording Information
January 14 / 15 1969
January 14 1969
Draft Mix Tape
Basic & Alt. Vocals
Draft Mix Tape
Music Sheet
I'm Movin' On
I'm Movin' On (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

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