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December 10 / 11 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
Engineers: Mike Moran / Dick Baxter
(9.00pm - 4.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
James Burton JD Sumner & The Stamps: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Voice : Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric "Pete" Hallin
Johnny Christopher Mary Holladay; Susan Pilkington; Kathy Westmoreland; Mary 'Jeanie'
Piano / Organ: David Briggs  
Bass: Norbert Putnam Harmony Vocal:
Drums: Ronnie Tutt Elvis Presley ('It's Midnight')
Wurlitzer Piano: Per Eric "Pete" Hallin ('I Got A Feelin' In My Body')

I Got A Feelin' In My Body
CPA5 1617
  December 10 / 11 1973 (Mon / Tue)
Rehearsal 1:21   A Legendary Performer Volume 9°°~The Joan Deary Tapes Vol. 1°°
Rehearsal 0:49 "Take 1" Good Times (FTD)°° (part - 0:08)+Elvis At Stax 1°°
Take 1 Complete
3:39 "Okay, here we go we're rolling -
this'll be Take 1"
Essential Elvis Volume 5°°+A Legendary Performer Volume 9°°+Good
Times (FTD)°°+Elvis At Stax 1°° (different mixes & extra dialogue)
Take 2 Complete 3:40   Good Times (FTD)°°
Take 3 Reh'sal+ 0:26
Good Times (FTD)°°
  (M) 3:42 Undubbed Master (JPA5 6060) Our Memories Of Elvis°°~Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 2)°°+American
Sound - From The Acetates (Madison)°°+Good Times (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 4 Complete 3:43   Good Times (FTD)°° (count-in)~Today, Tomorrow And Forever 4°°+Elvis
At Stax 1°° (different mixes)
Take 5        
Take 6 FS 0:14   Easter Special (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 3:45   Good Times (FTD)°°+Easter Special (FTD)°° (count-in)
Overdub (M)   Backup v.o's on January 2 1974  
Overdub M 3:33 Band overdubs on January 2 1974 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 11)°°~I Believe - The Gospel Masters 3°°
~Good Times (FTD)°°~Good Times (20 Bit)°°~Peace in the Valley 2°°
~Elvis At Stax 3°°+70s Box 4°° (different mixes)

It's Midnight
CPA5 1618
  December 10 / 11 1973 (Mon / Tue)
Rehearsal 1:37   Let It Roll°°
Take 1 LFS 0:57   Promised Land (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:13   Promised Land (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:31 "Rich since I was 21" Promised Land (FTD)°°
Take 4 No take 0:42 "I've been a millionaire..." Promised Land (FTD)°°
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 Complete 4:00 (preceded by rehearsal) Promised Land (FTD)°° (3:45 - no backing vocals)+Elvis At Stax 1°°
Take 8 FS 0:19   Promised Land (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 3:29   Promised Land (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 3:47   Promised Land (FTD)°° (no backing vocals)+Platinum 4°°+Let It Roll°°
(listed as Take 1)
Take 11 Complete 4:02   Promised Land (FTD)°° ("That's a gas" - no backing vocals)+Made In
Memphis (FTD)°° (count-in & dialogue at start)
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18        
Take 19 2xFS+(M) 4:45 Undubbed master (HPA5 6377) Unedited Mast. - Stax '73 (Venus)°° (unedited)+Our Memories of Elvis°°
~Our Memories Of Elvis (FTD - 1)°° (see notes)
V.O. (M) 3:28 Harmony vocal overdub by Elvis Our Memories Of Elvis Vol 3 (Victrola)°~By Special Request - From
Louisiana To Tennessee°~Stax Trax°~American Sound - From The
Acetates (Madison)°
Overdub M 3:19 String overdubs on January 10 1974 Complete Elvis Presley Masters 25 (Sony)°°~Loves Lost (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 12)°°~Promised Land (FTD)°°~Complete
Single Collection 8°°~Elvis At Stax 3°°~Promised Land (20 Bit)°°+(2000)°°
~70s Box 2°°+Always On My Mind°° (different mixes)+The Mono Masters
CD5 (Venus)°


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 real unedited undubbed master of 'It's Midnight' can be found on the Venus bootleg release Unedited Masters - Stax 1973.

'I Got A Feelin' In My Body' was remixed when used on the 70s Box.

The part of the rehearsal before Take 1 of 'I Got A Feelin' In My Body' on the Madison bootleg A Legendary Performer Volume 9 is different to the part of the rehearsal released on FTD's Good Times classic album and Elvis At Stax.

'It's Midnight' was remixed when used on Always On My Mind, the 70s Box and the BMG 2000 release of Promised Land.

The live backing vocals were mixed out on the takes of 'It's Midnight' as presented on FTD's classic album release of Promised Land, where they are present on the same takes on other releases.

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.

Session Logs
Tape Box
I Got A Feelin' In My Body
I Got A Feelin' In My Body - Tape Box
Recording Information
December 10 1973
December 10 1973

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
I Got A Feelin' In My Body
I Got A Feelin' In My Body
Music Sheet
It's Midnight
It's Midnight