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July 24 / 25 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 - 5.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Bobby Manual JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Donnie Sumner;
Guitar: Charlie Hodge David Rowland
Johnny Christopher Mary Holladay; Ginger Holladay; Kathy Westmoreland; Mary 'Jeanie'
Piano: Bobby Wood  
Bass: Donald 'Duck' Dunn  
Drums: Al Jackson  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Organ: Bobby Emmons  
Percussion: Joe Esposito  

Girl Of Mine
CPA5 4769
  July 24 / 25 1973 (Tue: 11.00pm - 3.00am)
Take 1 Complete
4:28   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 2        
Take 3 LFS 0:41   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 0:39   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:16   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:52   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 Complete 3:40   Raised On Rock (FTD)°°+Essential Elvis Volume 5°°+Elvis At Stax 2°°
(different mixes)
Take 10        
Take 11 (M) 3:41 Undubbed master (HPA5 6379) By Special Request - From Louisiana To Tennessee°°~Tiger Man - An
Alternate Anthology Volume 2°°+Our Memories Of Elvis°°~Our Memories
Of Elvis (FTD -1)°° (see note)
Overdub M 3:39 String & guitar overdubs on
September 28
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 17)°°~Raised On Rock (FTD)°°
~Raised On Rock (20 Bit)°°~Elvis At Stax 2°°

Good, Bad But Beautiful (track)
CPA5 4770
July 25 1973 (Wed: 3.00am - 5.00am)
Take NA (M)
3:51 (not used) Raised On Rock (FTD)°°


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.

Elvis never recorded any vocals for 'Good, Bad But Beautiful'.

Elvis' session at Stax ended when his favourite microphone was stolen, or misplaced. He tried to continue and recorded 'Girl Of Mine', but wasn't satisfied with the results and ended the session.

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 24 1973
July 24 1973

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Music Sheet
Girl Of Mine
Girl Of Mine (Thanks to Piotr Stefaniszyn)
Music Sheet
Good, Bad But Beautiful
Good, Bad But Beautiful (Thanks to Glen Johnson)