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October 16 1980
(+ 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)

Young 'un Sound - Nashville, Tennessee
Producer: Felton Jarvis
A & R Representative: Jerry Bradley
Engineer: Chip Young
Technician: Stan Dacus

Musicians:   Vocals:
Jerry Reed Hubbard ('Guitar Man') Jerry Reed Hubbard ('Guitar Man')
Jerry Shook  
Electric Guitar: Larry Byrom  
Bass: Mike Leech  
Drums: Jerry Carrigan  
Piano: David Briggs  

If You Talk In Your Sleep (re-recording)
KWA5 8565
  October 16 1980 (Thur: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Take NA (M) 2:32 Overdub of 1973 master Tape°°
Overdub M 2:32 Band overdubs on Oct 20 (evening) Too Much Monkey Business (FTD)°°

Guitar Man (re-recording)
KWA5 8566
  October 16 1980 (Thur: 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
Take NA (M) 2:50 Overdub of 1967 unedited master Tape°°
Take NA (M) 2:50 Vocal overdub by Jerry Reed
(not used)
Overdub M 2:50 Backup vocal overdubs on Nov 10 Too Much Monkey Business (FTD)°°~Guitar Man (1981)°°~Complete
Single Collection 9°°

Kentucky Rain (re-recording)
KWA5 8567
  October 16 1980 (Thur: 6.00pm - 9.00pm)
Take NA M 3:24 Overdub of 1969 master Too Much Monkey Business (FTD)°°~The Other Side Of Memphis°°
+Tape°° (different mix - dry vocals)

You Don't Know Me (re-recording)
KWA5 8568
  Not Recorded ?

I Really Don't Want To Know (re-recording)
KWA5 8569
  Not Recorded ?

Help Me Make It Through The Night (re-recording)
KWA5 8570
  Not Recorded ?


The re-recording of 'Guitar Man' (KWA5 8566) includes the original 'What'd I Say' ending that was faded on the original 1967 unedited undubbed master.

I would assume that 'You Don't Know Me', 'I Really Don't Want To Know' and 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' were all issued matrix numbers before these sessions commenced, but for whatever reason were eventually not re-recorded, so are not shown on the session logs.

These sessions were brought about to record a new sound to old Elvis recordings.

The result was a complete album entitled Guitar Man in 1981. A follow up CD was released by the collectors label Follow That Dream in 2000 entitled Too Much Monkey Business, which contained additional tracks not released on the original LP.

Thanks to Juan Luis Gonzalez Brugal for sharing the unreleased versions of 'If You Talk In Your Sleep' and 'Guitar Man', from his own private collection.

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October 16 1980
October 16 1980