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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; Mary 'Jeanie'
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
Take 8 Incomp. 2:33 "Star Spangled Banner" 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 2:30 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)°°
(rough mix) (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)°° (count-in & faded)+The Joan Deary Tapes Vol. 2°°
(not faded)
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°°
(different mixes)
Take 15 (M) 2:19 Undubbed master Pure Diamonds Volume 3°°
Overdub M 2:20 String & 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°°~70s 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 (FTD)°° (edited and remixed)
Re-Recording 2:32 Re-recorded backing track The Wonder Of You°°

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)


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.

The re-recording of 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby' can found on the 2016 albumĀ The Wonder Of You, which contained Elvis' original vocals but with new backings by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and which actually went to number one in the UK album charts.

Some of the rough mixes found on FTD's Raised On Rock and Good Times classic albums 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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July 22 1973
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Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Find Out What's Happening
Find Out What's Happening (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
I've Got A Thing About You Baby
I've Got A Thing About You Baby (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Just A Little Bit
Just A Little Bit (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)