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February 7 / 8 1976
(+ 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)

'The Jungle Room', Graceland - Memphis, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Brian Christian
(12.00am - 3.00am / 4.00am - 7.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Billy Sanford JD Sumner & The Stamps: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Ed Hill; Larry Strickland
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Myrna Smith; Kathy Westmoreland
Guitar:
John Wilkinson  
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Electric Piano: Bobby Emmons  
Piano: David Briggs  

Feelings
  February 7 / 8 1976 (Sat / Sun)
Rehearsal   (Erased)  

America
  February 7 / 8 1976 (Sat / Sun)
Take 1   0:12+ (Erased) Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (Beginning only)
Take 2 M 0:20+ (Erased) The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°° (Ending only, Not listed - End of
Track 17)+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
+Moody Blue (FTD)°° (Spliced with live master)

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
FWA5 0676
  February 7 / 8 1976 (Sat / Sun)
Take 1 LFS 1:11   From Elvis Presley Blvd (FTD)°° (0:36)+Welcome To The Jungle - Way
Down°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 2 Complete 4:04   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°° (Faded)+Welcome To The Jungle
- Way Down°°~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS    
Take 4 Complete 4:12   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°
Take 5 (M) 4:23 (Undubbed Master) Moody Blue (FTD)°° (Rough Mix)+Elvis Among Friends°
       
Overdub M 4:31 Backup vocal overdubs on Feb 16 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 35)°°~W.T.T.J. - Way Down°°
~From Elvis Presley Blvd (FTD)°°~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~From Elvis
Presley Blvd (20 Bit)°° (3:44)+Our Memories Of Elvis Vol. 3°° (Victrola
- Different mix)

Notes

Unfortunately, the tape containing America was erased and recorded over with the session for Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain. The beginning and ending of America can be heard on the bootleg "Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down" and the ending can also be heard on 'The Jungle Room Sessions' although it isn't listed on the cover.

Elvis would sing some of The Platters songs such as Only You, Twilight Time and My Prayer, between takes, while recording in The Jungle Room. Cassette recordings of some of these performances are rumoured to exist.

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
Music Sheet
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Recording Information
February 7 / 8 1976
February 7 / 8 1976
 

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