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February 7 / 8 1976
(+ 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)

'The Jungle Room', Graceland - Memphis, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
Engineer: Brian Christian
(12.00am - 3.00am / 4.00am - 7.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Billy Sanford JD Sumner & The Stamps: Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; Ed Hill; Larry Strickland
Guitar: Charlie Hodge Myrna Smith; Kathy Westmoreland
John Wilkinson  
Bass: Norbert Putnam  
Drums: Ronnie Tutt  
Electric Piano: Bobby Emmons  
Piano: David Briggs  

  February 7 / 8 1976 (Sat / Sun)
Rehearsal     (erased)  

  February 7 / 8 1976 (Sat / Sun)
Take 1   0:12+ (erased) Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (beginning only)
Take 2 M 0:20+ (erased) The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°° (ending only, not listed - end of
track 17)+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°°
+Moody Blue (FTD)°° (spliced with live master)

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
FWA5 0676
  February 7 / 8 1976 (Sat / Sun)
Take 1 LFS 1:11   From Elvis Presley Blvd (FTD)°° (0:36)+Way Down In The Jungle Room°°
(0:43)+Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down°° (extra dialogue)
Take 2 Complete 4:04   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°° (faded)+Welcome To The Jungle
- Way Down°°~The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS    
Take 4 Complete 4:12   From Elvis Presley Boulevard (FTD)°°+Way Down In The Jungle Room°°
Take 5 (M) 4:23 Unedited undubbed master Moody Blue (FTD)°° (rough mix)+Elvis Among Friends°
Overdub (M) 4:23 Backup vocal overdubs on Feb 16
Unedited master
Faded M 3:42 Master faded Complete Elvis Presley Masters 27 (Sony)°°~The Graceland Sessions
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 35)°°~W.T.T.J. - Way Down°°
~From Elvis Presley Blvd (FTD)°°~Country (2006 - DSD)°°~From Elvis
Presley Blvd (20 Bit)°°~Way Down In The Jungle Room°°+Our Memories
Of Elvis Vol. 3 (Victrola)°° (different mix)


Unfortunately, the tape containing the session for 'America' was erased and recorded over with the session for 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain'. The beginning and ending of 'America' can be heard on the bootleg Welcome To The Jungle - Way Down and the ending can also be heard on FTD's The Jungle Room Sessions although it isn't listed on the cover.

Elvis would sing some of The Platters songs such as 'Only You', 'Twilight Time' and 'My Prayer', between takes, while recording in the Jungle Room. Cassette recordings of some of these performances are rumoured to exist.

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.

On the Sony Legacy release Way Down In The Jungle Room all masters have been remastered and all outtakes have been remixed.

Session Logs
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16-Track Tape Log
16-Track Tape Log
Recording Information
February 7 / 8 1976
February 7 / 8 1976

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Feelings (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
America (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Thanks to Glen Johnson)