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January 30 - February 4 1955
(+ 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)

SUN Studio - Memphis, Tennessee
Engineer : Sam Phillips

Guitar: Elvis Presley  
Guitar: Scotty Moore  
Bass: Bill Black  

I Got A Woman
  January 30 - February 4 1955 (Sun - Fri)
Take 1     "1. I Got A Woman That's Good To
Me (Good)"
(Tape Box #4)
Take 2     "2. I Got A Woman (V.G)"  

Tryin' To Get To You
  January 30 - February 4 1955 (Sun - Fri)
Take 1     "3. Baby Tryin' To Get To You" (Tape Box #4 - continued)

Baby Let's Play House
  January 30 - February 4 1955 (Sun - Fri)
Take 1 M 2:17 (F2WB 8046) A Boy From Tupelo 1°~Elvis At Sun°~The Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 1 (Sony)°~The Early Years (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 28)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~Memphis
Recording Service Volume 2°~Complete Single Collection 1°~Sunrise°
~50s Box 1°~The Complete Works 1953-1955 (MRS)°~A Date With
Elvis (FTD)° (Tape Box #4 - continued)
Take 2        


RCA received tapes from Sam Phillips in December 1955, and where no tapes existed they used dubs from Sun singles for their masters (see below).

The only dating we have for this session is February 5 1955, but as Elvis was performing on the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport on that Saturday, that may be unlikely.

However, he did have several open days earlier in the week and a brand new photo of Elvis, Scotty and Bill in the Sun studio with Sam appeared in the Saturday newspaper, it is probable that this session took place during this time period (February 3 ?).

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. These 2007 remasters were not used on FTD's A Boy From Tupelo, the masters were all remastered again from scratch on that set.

Elvis At Sun - Restoration (Courtesy of 'Master & Session')

The February 1955 session that produced the R&B side of the fourth Sun single, 'Baby Let's Play House' comes from the same Sony transfer of the recently recovered RCA 30 ips master compilation tape and there certainly were a few problems with this recording in the first place. The overall high-end had been reduced in three steps soon after the start of the song. This is something that can be traced back to the original Sun single, but is not as evident behind Bill Putnam's high end dynamic processing of the original single. It was possible to compensate a little, but perhaps not all the way within the strict, but necessary rules set out for Elvis At Sun.

Session Logs
Sun Tapes
Tape Boxes 1 - 15
Sun Tapes
Recording Information
RCA Sun Transfers - December 1955
SUN Transfers - November 1955
Steve Sholes' Written Notes
Tape Box 4
Tape Box 4

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
I Got A Woman
I Got A Woman
Music Sheet
Tryin' To Get To You
Tryin' To Get To You
Music Sheet
Baby Let's Play House
Baby Let's Play House