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May 26 / 27 1963
(+ 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 B - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Bill Porter
(May 26 : 6.30pm - 9.30pm / Unknown Hours - Possibly 10.30pm - 1.30am)
(May 27 : 2.30am - 5.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Joe Babcock; Ray
Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin Walker (only Ray Walker on 'Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers')
Guitar: Harold Bradley Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph ('Please Don't Drag That String Around',' Witchcraft' &' Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers')
Vibes: Homer 'Boots' Randolph ('Echoes Of Love', 'Never Ending' & 'What Now, What Next, Where To')
Shakers: Homer 'Boots' Randolph ('(You're The) Devil In Disguise')

Echoes Of Love
PPA4 0290
  May 26 1963 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete
2:52   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 2 FS 0:25   Studio B (FTD)°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-9°°~There's Always Me°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°
+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in+extra dialogue)
Take 3 Complete 2:46   Studio B (FTD)°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-9°°~There's Always Me°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°
+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (extra dialogue)
Take 4 LFS 1:01   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
Take 5 LFS 1:44   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
Take 6 FS 0:22   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 7 LFS 1:39   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 8 Complete 2:44 Alternate master Close Up 3°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-9°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
Take 9 LFS 0:41   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
Take 10 M 2:37 (2:42 with count-in) Comp. Elvis Presley Mast. 9 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs (Franklin
Mint Comp. Mast. Coll'n 25)°°~60s Box 2°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°~Devil
In Disguise (FTD) 1°°+For The Asking°° (master only - different mixes)
+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (original 2-track stereo mix)
+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)

Please Don't Drag That String Around
PPA4 0291
  May 26 1963 (Sun)
Take 1 Complete
2:10   Essential Elvis Volume 6°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°~There's
Always Me°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 2 FS+Comp 2:14   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Mast. 3-9°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
(count-in)~24 Carat Gold°°
Take 3 FS+FS 0:24   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~A Legendary Performer Vol 5°°
~Vol 9°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°
+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 4 LFS 1:17   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
~There's Always Me°°
Take 5 FS+Comp 2:10   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~A Legendary Performer Vol 5°°
~Vol 9°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°
~There's Always Me°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 6 M 1:56   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 27)°°~60s Box 2°°~Elvis' Gold
Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°~Devil In Disguise (FTD) 1°°~Complete Single
Collection 3°°+For The Asking°° (different mixes)+Elvis Sings Memphis
Tennessee (FTD)°° (original 2-track stereo mix)+Elvis' Gold Records Vol.
4 (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)° (master +Devil In Disguise
(FTD) 2°° (count-in)

(You're The) Devil In Disguise
PPA4 0292
  May 26 1963 (Sun)
Take 1 FS+FS 0:41   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
~There's Always Me°°
Take 2 LFS 1:04   Devil In Disguise (CD Single)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°+Elvis
Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°+Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~The
Echoes Of Love Sess.°°~There's Always Me°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD)
2°° (count-in)
Take 3 FS+Comp 2:39   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Devil In Disguise (CD Single)°°
~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~The Echoes
Of Love Sessions°°~There's Always Me°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 4 FS 0:19   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 5 FS 0:29   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 6 FS+M 2:32 (Master - 2:19) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Sixties (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3
(Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°~Devil In
Disguise (FTD) 1°°~Complete Single Collection 3°°~60s Box 2°°+E1 (30
#1 Hits)°°+For The Asking°°+Top Ten Hits° (SPA1 4190)+Elvis Sings
Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (different mixes)+Elvis' Gold Records Vol.
4 (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)° (master only)+Elvis Sings
Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-9°°+Devil In Disguise
(FTD) 2°° (count-in+FS+M)

Never Ending
PPA4 0293
  May 26 1963 (Sun)
Take 1 FS+Comp 2:06   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°
+Unsurpassed Mast 3-9°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°° ~There's
Always Me°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
Take 2 LFS 1:12   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°~There's Always Me°°+Devil In Disguise
(FTD) 2°°
Take 3 M 1:58 (2:05 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 25)°°~60s Box 2°°~Double
Trouble (FTD)°°~Devil In Disguise (FTD) 1°°+Comp. Single Collection 4°°
+For The Asking°° (diff. mixes)+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°
(original 2-track stereo mix)+The Mono Mast. CD2 (Venus)° (master only)
+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°
+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)

What Now, What Next, Where To
PPA4 0294
  May 27 1963 (Mon)
Take 1 M 1:55 (2:03 with count-in) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Heartache (Franklin Mint Comp.
Masters Coll'n 6)°°~Double Trouble (FTD)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
~Devil In Disguise (FTD) 1°°~60s Box 2°°+For The Asking°° (master only
- diff. mixes)+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (original 2-track
stereo mix)+Unsurpassed Masters 3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
(count-in)

Witchcraft
PPA4 0295
  May 27 1963 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete 2:42   Collectors Gold 2°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurp'd
Mast. 3-10°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
(count-in)
Take 2 Complete 2:27   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°
~Unsurpassed Masters 3-9°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°~There's
Always Me Volume 2°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 3 M 2:22 (2:34 with count-in) (RPA1 7397) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 9)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 (FTD)°°
~Devil In Disguise (FTD) 1°°~Complete Single Coll.'n 3°°~60s Box 2°°
+For The Asking°°+Return Of The Rocker°° (remix)+Elvis Sings Memphis
Tennessee (FTD)°° (different mix)+Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 (FTD)°
~The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)° (master only)+Unsurpassed Masters
3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
PPA4 0296
  May 27 1963 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete 2:06   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Long Lonely Highway (FTD)°°
+Unsurpassed Masters 3-10°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In
Disguise (FTD) 2°° (extra dialogue)~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
Take 2 LFS 1:11   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-10°°
~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 3 M 1:50 (1:56 with count-in) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~The Nashville Sessions (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Coll. 27)°°~60s Box 2°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
~Devil In Disguise (FTD) 1°°+For The Asking°° (diff. mixes)+Elvis Sings
Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (original 2-track stereo mix)+Elvis Sings
Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurp'd Masters 3-10°°+Devil In Disguise
(FTD) 2°° (count-in)

Love Me Tonight
PPA4 0297
  May 27 1963 (Mon)
Take 1 Complete
2:11   Collectors Gold 2°°+Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°
~Unsurpassed Mast. 3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)~The
Echoes Of Love Sessions°°
Take 2 FS+FS 0:16   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed Masters 3-10°°
+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 3 FS 0:31   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 4 Complete 2:09   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°°~Studio B (FTD)°°~Unsurpassed
Masters 3-10°°~The Echoes Of Love Sess.°°~There's Always Me Vol 3°°
+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 5 FS+Comp 2:38   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (complete only - edited)
+Unsurpassed Masters 3-10°°~The Echoes Of Love Sessions°°~There's
Always Me Volume 3°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 6 FS 0:33   Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (edited)+Unsurpassed Masters
3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)
Take 7 FS 0:26   Unsurpassed Masters 3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°°
Take 8 M 2:00 (2:05 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~The Ultimate Love Songs
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Coll. 25)°°~Fun In Acapulco (remastered
soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Devil In Disguise (FTD) 1°°~60s
Box 2°°+For The Asking°° (master only - different mixes)+Elvis Sings
Memphis Tennessee (FTD)°° (original 2-track stereo mix)+Unsurpassed
Masters 3-10°°+Devil In Disguise (FTD) 2°° (count-in)

Notes

The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition Devil In Disguise - The 'Lost Album' Sessions 3xCD set, where everything has been compiled and remastered from scratch, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound.

Most of this session is available on the Cool Romeo Unsurpassed Masters Box 3 bootleg box-set, in decent sound although noise reduced, thought to be derived from 3-Track tape.

Take 8 of 'Echoes Of Love' probably never made it to 2-Track tape (or was cut from tape as it was considered for alternate master).

The 60s Box version version of '(You're The) Devil In Disguise' was derived from the For The Asking / The Lost Album master, including the noise reduction.

Different remixed versions of '(You're The) Devil In Disguise' can be found on Elvis 30 #1 Hits (E1) and Top Ten Hits.

A remixed version of 'Witchcraft' can be found on Return Of The Rocker.

On FTD's Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee takes 5 and 6 of 'Love Me Tonight' have been edited together. There are a few seconds and the false start from Take 6, then the complete Take 5 but missing the false start, then a few seconds of talking from after Take 6.

Many of Bill Porter's live stereo mix masters from this session were used for the first time on FTD's Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee.

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
May 26 1963
May 26 1963
Music Sheet
What Now, What Next, Where To
What Now, What Next, Where To (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Tape Log
May 26 - 27 1963
May 26 - 27 1963

Tape Log
May 26 - 27 1963
May 26 - 27 1963
Tape Log
May 26 1963
May 26 1963
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Echoes Of Love
Echoes Of Love (Thanks to Jules Thibault)
Music Sheet
Please Don't Drag That String Around
Please Don't Drag That String Around
Music Sheet
(You're The) Devil In Disguise
(You're The) Devil In Disguise

Music Sheet
Never Ending
Never Ending
Music Sheet
What Now, What Next, Where To
What Now, What Next, Where To (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Witchcraft
Witchcraft (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

Music Sheet
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
Music Sheet
Love Me Tonight
Love Me Tonight (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
 

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