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September 26 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)

RCA Studio A - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
Technician: Roy Shockley
(6.00pm - 7.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton Elvis Presley (Let Us Pray / A Little Bit Of Green / Johnny B
Goode
/ And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind)
    Charlie Hodge (A Little Bit Of Green)

Let Us Pray (Vocal Replacement)
ZPA4 1957
M5 September 26 1969 (Fri)
Take 1     (Vocals re-recorded by Elvis to
'Dubdown' to backing track
)
 
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 M 3:01 (MV5) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 11)°°
~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 4°°
~Double Features - Live A Little, Love A Little / Charro / The Trouble
With Girls / Change Of Habit°°
+Soundtrack° (with Chorus)

A Little Bit Of Green (Vocal Replacement)
XPA5 1148
  September 26 1969 (Fri)
V.O. 1        
V.O. 2 (M) 3:57 (Vocals re-recorded by Elvis to
January 14 Master
)
Back In Memphis (FTD)°° (Unedited)

A Little Bit Of Green (Harmony Vocal Overdub)
XPA5 1148
  September 26 1969 (Fri)
V.O. M 3:22 (Harmony Vocal Overdub by
Charlie Hodge to V.O. 2)
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°°

Johnny B. Goode (Vocal Repair / Guitar Solo Repair)
XPA5 2314
  September 26 1969 (Fri)
Take NA M 2:20 (Originally recorded in Las Vegas
at the August 24 Midnight Show)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~Live In Las Vegas (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 10)°°
~On Stage (Legacy)°°~Elvis In
Person (FTD)°°
~From Memphis To Vegas°°+Platinum 3°° (Matrix Number
changed - WPA5 2595 - Channels Reversed)

Runaway (Guitar Solo Repair)
XPA5 2315
  September 26 1969 (Fri)
Take NA (M)   (Originally recorded in Las Vegas
at the August 25 Dinner Show)
 
         
Overdub (M)   (Backup vocals overdubbed on
March 31 1970
)

 
Overdub M 2:32 (Additional Backup vocals
overdubbed on April 1 1970
)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 18 (Sony)°°~Live In Las Vegas (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 10)°°
~On Stage (Legacy)°°~Elvis In
Person (FTD)°°
~On Stage (1970)°°

Notes

'Sessions III' lists Elvis' Harmony vocal overdub of Do You Know Who I Am? along with the vocal repair of And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind as being done on September 26, but this surely cannot be the case as the strings and backup vocals were overdubbed on March 25 for Do You Know Who I Am? and May 7 for And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind, and the acetate of Do You Know Who I Am? found on 'Memphis Memories' does not contain these overdubs, meaning it must have been cut before then. The most likely date for Elvis' Harmony vocal overdub of Do You Know Who I Am? and vocal repair of And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind is February 22. This same scenario also applies to The Fair's Moving On.

RCA originally had the date of Elvis recording Let Us Pray as being September 22 1969.

Vocal repairs on Words (XPA5 2313) may have been done at this session, as well as additional material from the American Sound sessions.

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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