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July 22 / 23 1973
(+ 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)

Stax Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Al Pachucki
(11.00pm - 3.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Donnie Sumner;
Guitar: Charlie Hodge David Rowland
Guitar:
Reggie Young Mary Holladay; Ginger Holladay; Kathy Westmoreland; Jeannie Greene
Piano: Bobby Wood  
Bass: Tommy Cogbill  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Percussion: Joe Esposito  

Find Out What's Happening
CPA5 4764
  July 22 / 23 1973 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 FS
0:19   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:30   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS      
Take 4 Incomp. 0:59 "Tell me you son of a bitch" Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 2:53   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:02   Raised On Rock (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Essential Elvis Volume 5°°
Take 7 Complete 3:02   Raised On Rock (FTD)°° (Count-in)+Made In Memphis (FTD)°° (Extra
Dialogue)+Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 8 Incomp. 2:33   Raised On Rock (FTD)°° (1:49)+Raised On Rock (FTD)°° (Spliced with
Take 7)+Elvis At Stax 1°° (Spliced with Take 7 & Additional Dialogue)
Take 9 M 3:07 (Master is without overdubs)
(JPA5 6067)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Raised On Rock (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°
~Elvis At Stax 2°°+Pure Diamonds Volume 3°°+Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
(Count-in) (Different mixes)+Our Memories Of Elvis°°~Our Memories Of
Elvis (FTD - 2)°° (See Note)

I've Got A Thing About You Baby
CPA5 4765
  July 22 / 23 1973 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 Complete
2:11   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 2 Incomp.      
Take 3 Incomp.      
Take 4 Incomp.      
Take 5 Complete 2:16   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 6 Reh'sal+ 0:28   Good Times (FTD)°°~Essential Elvis Volume 5°° (Not Listed)
  Incomp. 0:31   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 7 Incomp. 0:06+   Good Times (FTD)°° (Count-In only - Not Listed)
Take 8 Incomp. 1:01   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS 0:32+ "Wasted Years"
Good Times (FTD)°° (Count-In only - Not Listed)
Take 10 Incomp. 0:54   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 11 Complete 2:36   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS      
Take 13        
Take 14 Complete 2:28 ("Hold") Good Times (FTD)°°+Elvis At Stax 1°°+Essential Elvis Volume 5°°
(Differnt mixes)
Take 15 (M) 2:19 (Undubbed Master) Pure Diamonds Volume 3°°
         
Overdub M 2:29 Strings & Guitar overdubs on
September 28
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Country Legend (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 18)°°~Good Times (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~Comp.
Single Collection 8°°~70's Box 2°°~Elvis At Stax 2°° (M Only)+Good
Times (FTD)°° (Rough Mix - Count-In)+Acetate° (Different mixes)
+Unsurpassed Masters 4-15°°+Unsurpassed Masters 4-15°° (Track)
+This Is Elvis°° (Edited and Remixed)

Just A Little Bit
CPA5 4766
  July 22 / 23 1973 (Sun / Mon)
Take 1 FS 0:37   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 2 M 2:56 (Master is without overdubs) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Raised On Rock (FTD)°°~(20 Bit)°°~Elvis
At Stax 2°°+Pure Diamonds Vol. 3°° (Tracks 9 & 15 - Different mixes)
+Raised On Rock (Rough Mix - FTD)°° (Count-in)

Notes

The undubbed masters on 'Our Memories Of Elvis' weren't really the pure undubbed masters. They were the fully overdubbed or regular masters but with certain instruments and backing vocal channels removed or stripped down.

The splice of Takes 8 and 7 of Find Out What's Happening on FTD's 'Raised On Rock' Classic Album has more dialogue from before Take 8 than the actual Take 8 on the same album - The same splice on 'Elvis At Stax' has more dialogue again.

The count-in for Take 9 of Find Out What's Happening can be found in the dialogue after Take 8 on FTD's 'Raised On Rock' Classic Album.

Elvis can be heard singing a few lines of Wasted Years before Take 9 of I've Got A Thing About You Baby.

Take 14 of I've Got A Thing About You Baby on 'Essential Elvis Volume 5' has part of the Take 6 Rehearsal edited in before the take.

On 'Unsurpassed Masters Volume 4' (Disc 15) I've Got A Thing About You Baby is released both as a 3-channel mix (Binaural) and as an instrumental track with just the two instrumental channels. This gives the impression that the vocals were overdubbed, but this is incorrect as slight bleeding of the vocal track reveals how this mix was done.

Some of the Rough Mixes found on FTD's 'Raised On Rock' and 'Good Times' Classic Album are longer than the final Masters.

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.

All outtakes and masters used on the Sony 3xCD set 'Elvis At Stax' have been completely remixed and remastered from scratch.

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