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Platinum – A Life In Music

Released:Jul. 15, 1997

A 4-CD set of rarities covering Elvis Presley’s entire career.

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  • I'll Never Stand In Your Way

    Hy Heath/Fred Rose. Private recording. Recorded January 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Elvis Presley.
  • That’s All Right (takes 1,2,3)

    Arthur Crudup. Recorded July 5, 1954. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Blue Moon (take 3)

    Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart. Recorded August 19, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Good Rockin’ Tonight

    Roy Brown. Recorded September, 1954 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. The most likely dates are in mid-September. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black
  • Mystery Train

    Junior Parker/Sam Phillips. Recorded July 21, 1955 at Sun Records’ Studio, Memphis. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: Johnny Bernero
  • I Got A Woman (unknown take no.)

    Ray Charles. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer.
  • Heartbreak Hotel (take 6)

    Mae Boren Axton/Tommy Durden/Elvis Presley. Recorded January 10, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer.
  • I’m Counting On You (take 13)

    Don Robertson. Recorded January 11, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer, Brock Speer
  • Shake, Rattle And Roll/Flip. Flop And Fly

    Charles Calhoun-Charles Calhoun/Lou WIllie Turner. Recorded for CBS' Stage Show, January 28, 1956. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana.
  • Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (take 1)

    Lloyd Price. Recorded February 3, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long.
  • I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (take 4)

    Maurice Mysels/Ira Kosloff. Recorded April 14, 1956 at RCA Studios, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Marvin Hughes. Vocals: Gordon Stoker, Ben Speer, Brock Speer
  • Hound Dog

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Don’t Be Cruel

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded July 2, 1956 at RCA Studios, New York. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Shorty Long. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Rip It Up (take 15)

    Robert Blackwell/John Marascalco. Recorded September 3, 1956 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore. Guitar & Piano: Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • When The Saints Go Marching In

    Traditional. Home recording. Recorded December 1956 at Elvis' home, Audoban Drive, Memphis. Piano: Elvis Presley. Vocals: Red West, Arthur Hooten.
  • All Shook Up

    Otis Blackwell/Elvis Presley. Recorded January 12, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) (take 4)

    Thomas A. Dorsey. Recorded January 13, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Gordon Stoker. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Blueberry Hill

    Al Lewis/Larry Stock/Vincent Rose. Recorded January 19, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

    Kal Mann/Bernie Lowe. Recorded for the motion picture Loving You. Recorded January 15-18, 1957 at Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Jailhouse Rock

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded for the motion picture Jailhouse Rock. Recorded April 30, 1957 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black, Neal Matthews. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks, Mike Stoller. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • New Orleans

    Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett. Recorded for the motion picture King Creole. Recorded January 15, 1958 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Bass & Guitar: Neal Matthews. Bass & Tuba: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Bongos: Gordon Stoker. Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins. Clarinet: Mahlon Clark. Trumpet: John Ed Buckner. Saxophone: Justin Gordon. Trombone: Elmer Schneider, Warren D. Smith. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • I Need Your Love Tonight (take 7)

    Sid Wayne/Bix Reichner. Recorded June 10, 1958 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • A Big Hunk O’ Love (take 4)

    Aaron Schroeder/Sid Wyche. Recorded June 10, 1958 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Bad Nauheim Medley: I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen/I Will Be True/It's Been So Long Darling/Apron Strings/There's No Tomorrow

    Traditional - Ivory Joe Humter - Ernest Tubb - George Weiss/Aaron Schroeder - Al Hoffman/Leo Corday/Leon Car. Home recordings made in 1959 at Elvis' temporary home in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Guitar: Piano.
  • Stuck On You

    Aaron Schroeder/Leslie McFarland. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Fame And Fortune

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • It’s Now Or Never

    Aaron Schroeder/Wally Gold. Recorded April 3, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • It Feels So Right (take 3)

    Fred Wise/Ben Weisman. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • A Mess Of Blues (take 1)

    Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. Recorded March 20, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Electric Bass: Hank Garland. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    Roy Turk/Lou Handman. Recorded April 3, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Reconsider Baby

    Lowell Fulson. Recorded April 3, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Tonight Is So Right For Love (take 3)

    Sid Wayne/Abner Silver. Recorded for the motion picture G.I. Blues. Recorded April 27, 1960 at RCA Studios, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Neal Matthews. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Frank Bode. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Accordion: Jimmie Haskell. Tambourine: Hoyt Hawkins. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • His Hand In Mine (take 1)

    Mosie Lister. Recorded October 30, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, Charlie Hodge, The Jordanaires
  • Milky White Way (take 3)

    Arranged and Adapted by Elvis Presley. Recorded October 30, 1960 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, Charlie Hodge, The Jordanaires
  • I’m Comin’ Home (take 3)

    Charlie Rich. Recorded March 12, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • I Feel So Bad (take 1)

    Chuck Willis. Recorded March 12, 1961 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love

    Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George Weiss. Recorded for the motion picture Blue Hawaii. Recorded March 23, 1961 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Hank Garland, Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Piano & Celeste: Dudley Brooks. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Steel Guitar: Alvino Rey. Harmonica: George Fields. Ukulele: Fred Tavares, Bernie Lewis. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Surfers
  • Something Blue (take 2)

    Paul Evans/Al Byron. Recorded March 18, 1962 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar & Vibes: Grady Martin. Guitar: Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: Buddy Harman, D.J. Fontana. Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone & Vibes: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Return To Sender

    Otis Blackwell/Winfield Scott. Recorded for the motion picture Girls! Girls! Girls! Recorded March 27, 1962 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Barney Kessel. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine, Bernie Mattinson. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Saxophone & Clarinet: Boots Randolph. Organ: Harold Brown. Vocals: The Jordanaires
  • Bossa Nova Baby (take 2)

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
  • How Great Thou Art (take 2)

    Stuart K. Hine. Recorded May 25, 1966 at RCA's Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Scotty Moore, Chip Young. Bass: Bob Moore, Henry Strzelecki. Bass, Harmonica & Guitar: Charlie McCoy. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Drums & Timpani: Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Piano & Organ: Henry Slaughter, David Briggs. Steel Guitar: Pete Drake. Saxophone: Rufus Long, Boots Randolph. Trumpet: Ray Stevens. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, June Page, Dolores Edgin, The Imperials, The Jordanaires
  • Guitar Man (take 5)

    Jerry Reed. Recorded September 10, 1967 at RCA's Studio B Nashville. Guitar: Jerry Reed, Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore, Chip Young. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Organ: Hoyt Hawkins. Organ, Harmonica & Guitar: Charlie McCoy. Steel Guitar: Pete Drake. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • You'll Never Walk Alone (take 2)

    Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein. Recorded September 11, 1967 at RCA's Studio B Nashville. Guitar: Harold Bradley, Scotty Moore, Chip Young. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Organ: Hoyt Hawkins. Organ, Harmonica & Guitar: Charlie McCoy. Steel Guitar: Pete Drake. Saxophone: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
  • Oh How I Love Jesus

    Traditional. Home recording made in 1966 at Elvis' Rocca Place home, Hollywood. Piano: Elvis Presley. Piano, Guitar and Vocals: Charlie Hodge. Vocals: Red West and others
  • When The Saints Go Marching In

    Traditional. Home recording. Recorded December 1956 at Elvis' home, Audoban Drive, Memphis. Piano: Elvis Presley. Vocals: Red West, Arthur Hooten.
  • Blowin' In The Wind

    Bob Dylan. Home recording made in 1966 at Elvis' Rocca Place home, Hollywood. Piano: Elvis Presley. Piano, Guitar and Vocals: Charlie Hodge. Vocals: Red West and others
  • I Can't Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)

    Hank Williams. Home recording made in 1959 at Elvis' temporary home in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Guitar: Elvis Presley.
  • I'm Beginning To Forget You

    Willie Phelps. Home recording made in 1959 at Elvis' temporary home in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Guitar: Elvis Presley.
  • After Loving You

    Eddie Miller/John Lantz. Home recording made in 1966 at Elvis' Rocca Place home, Hollywood. Piano: Elvis Presley. Piano, Guitar and Vocals: Charlie Hodge. Vocals: Red West and others
  • I Got A Woman (Rehearsal)

    Ray Charles. Recorded at rehearsal June 24, 1968 at NBC Studios, Burbank. Guitar: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Charlie Hodge. Percussion: D.J. Fontana, Allan Fortas. Tambourine: Lance LeGault
  • Tiger Man (Rehearsal)

    Sam Burns/Joe Hill Louis. Recorded live at rehearsal June 25, 1968 at NBC Studios, Burbank. Guitar: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Charlie Hodge. Percussion: D.J. Fontana, Allan Fortas. Tambourine: Lance LeGault
  • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again

    Wiley Walker/Gene Sullivan. Recorded live June 27, 1968 (first show) at NBC Studios, Burbank. Guitar: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Charlie Hodge. Percussion: D.J. Fontana, Allan Fortas. Tambourine: Lance LeGault
  • Trying To Get To You

    Charles Singleton/Rosemarie McCoy. Recorded live June 27, 1968 (first show) at NBC Studios, Burbank. Guitar: Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Charlie Hodge. Percussion: D.J. Fontana, Allan Fortas. Tambourine: Lance LeGault
  • If I Can Dream (take 1)

    W. Earl Brown. Recorded June 23, 1968 at Western Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Tommy Tedesco, Mike Deasy, Al Casey. Bass: Charles Berghofer. Bass & Keyboards: Larry Knechtel. Piano: Don Randi. Drums: Hal Blaine. Percussion: John Cyr, Elliot Franks, Frank DeVito. Harmonica: Tommy Morgan. Vocals: The Blossoms Orchestra conducted by Billy Goldenberg.
  • Suspicious Minds (take 7)

    Mark James. Recorded January 22, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis. Guitar & Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar: Elvis Presley.,Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis.
  • Baby What You Want Me To Do

    Jimmy Reed. Recorded live on stage August 24, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Words

    Robin, Maurice & Barry Gibb. Recorded live on stage August 24, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Johnny B. Goode

    Chuck Berry. Recorded live on stage August 24, 1969, midnight show, at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Larry Muhoberac The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials.Orchestra conducted by Bobby Morris
  • Release Me (rehearsal)

    Eddie Miller/Robert Yount/Dub Williams. Recorded at an afternoon rehearsal on stage February 18, 1970 at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff, Drums: Bob Lanning. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials, Bobby Morris and His Orchestra.
  • See See Rider (rehearsal)

    Traditional, Arranged by Elvis Presley. Recorded at an afternoon rehearsal on stage February 18, 1970 at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff, Drums: Bob Lanning. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials, Bobby Morris and His Orchestra.
  • The Wonder Of You (rehearsal)

    Baker Knight. Recorded at an afternoon rehearsal on stage February 18, 1970 at The International Hotel, Las Vegas. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff, Drums: Bob Lanning. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials, Bobby Morris and His Orchestra.
  • The Sound Of Your Cry (take 6)

    Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye. Recorded June 4, 1970 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young, Elvis Presley. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan. Piano: David Briggs. Organ & Harmonica: Charlie McCoy.
  • You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

    Vicki Wickham/Simon Napier-Bell/Pino Donaggio/Vito Pallavicini. Recorded June 6, 1970 at RCA’s Studio B Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young, Elvis Presley. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan. Piano: David Briggs. Organ & Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Guitar: James Burton. Organ: David Briggs. Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Percussion & Vibes: Farrell Morris. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Trumpet: Charlie McCoy, George Tidwell, Don Sheffield, Glenn Baxter. Saxophone: Wayne Butler, Norman Ray. Flute, Saxophone & Clarinet: Skip Lane. Trombone: Gene Mullins. Flute & Trombone: William Puett. Vocals: Mary Holladay, Mary (Jeannie) Green, Dolores Edgin, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, June Page, Temple Riser, Sonja Montgomery, Joe Babcock, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
  • Funny How Time Slips Away

    Willie Nelson. Recorded June 7, 1970 at RCA’s Studio B Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young, Elvis Presley. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan. Piano: David Briggs. Organ & Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Guitar: James Burton. Organ: David Briggs. Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Percussion & Vibes: Farrell Morris. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Trumpet: Charlie McCoy, George Tidwell, Don Sheffield, Glenn Baxter. Saxophone: Wayne Butler, Norman Ray. Flute, Saxophone & Clarinet: Skip Lane. Trombone: Gene Mullins. Flute & Trombone: William Puett. Vocals: Mary Holladay, Mary (Jeannie) Green, Dolores Edgin, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, June Page, Temple Riser, Sonja Montgomery, Joe Babcock, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
  • I Was The One (rehearsal)

    Aaron Schroeder/Claude DeMetrius/Hal Blair/Bill Peppers. Recorded July 29, 1970 at the M.G.M. lot, Culver City. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin.
  • Cattle Call (rehearsal)

    .Tex Owens. Recorded July 29, 1970 at the M.G.M. lot, Culver City. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin.
  • Baby Let’s Play House (rehearsal)

    Arthur Gunter. Recorded July 29, 1970 at the M.G.M. lot, Culver City. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin.
  • Don’t (rehearsal)

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded July 29, 1970 at the M.G.M. lot, Culver City. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin.
  • Money Honey (rehearsal)

    Jesse Stone. Recorded July 29, 1970 at the M.G.M. lot, Culver City. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin.
  • What'd I Say (rehearsal)

    Ray Charles. Recorded July 29, 1970 at the M.G.M. lot, Culver City. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin.
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Paul Simon. Recorded June 5, 1970 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young, Elvis Presley. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan. Piano: David Briggs. Organ & Harmonica: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Guitar: James Burton. Organ: David Briggs. Percussion: Jerry Carrigan. Percussion and Vibes: Farrell Morris. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Banjo: Bobby Thompson. Fiddle: Buddy Spicher. Trumpet: Charlie McCoy, George Tidwell, Don Sheffield, Glenn Baxter. Saxophone: Wayne Butler, Norman Ray. Flute, Saxophone & Clarinet: Skip Lane. Trombone: Gene Mullins. Flute & Trombone: William Puett. Vocals: Mary Holladay, Mary (Jeannie) Green, Dolores Edgin, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, June Page, Temple Riser, Sonja Montgomery, The Jordanaires, The Imperials
  • Miracle Of The Rosary (take 1)

    Lee Denson. Recorded May 15, 1971 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guita0r: James Burton, Chip Young. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan, Kenneth Buttrey. Piano: David Briggs. Organ: Glen Spreen. Organ, Harmonica & Percussion: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Drums & Percussion: Larry Londin, Percission: Farrell Morris. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, Ginger Holladay, Temple Riser, The Imperials
  • He Touched Me (take 2)

    William Gaither. Recorded May 18, 1971 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan, Kenneth Buttrey. Piano: David Briggs. Organ: Glen Spreen. Organ, Harmonica & Percussion: Charlie McCoy. OVERDUBS, Drums & Percussion: Larry Londin, Percussion: Farrell Morris. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Imperials
  • Bosom Of Abraham (take 3)

    William Johnson/George McFadden/Phillip Brooks. Recorded June 9, 1971 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan, Kenneth Buttrey. Piano: David Briggs, Joe Moscheo. Organ: Charlie McCoy. Vocals: June Page, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery, The Imperials.
  • I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (take 4)

    Michael Jarrett. Recorded May 16, 1971 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: James Burton, Chip Young. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Jerry Carrigan, Kenneth Buttrey. Piano: David Briggs. Organ: Glen Spreen. Organ, Harmonica & Percussion: Charlie McCoy.
  • For The Good Times (take 2)

    Kris Kristofferson. Recorded March 28, 1972 at RCA’s Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Emory Gordy. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • Separate Ways (take 25)

    Red West/Richard Mainegra. Recorded March 27, 1972 at RCA’s Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Emory Gordy. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • Always On My Mind (take 2)

    Wayne Carson/Johnny Christopher/Mark James. Recorded March 29, 1972 at RCA’s Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Emory Gordy. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • An American Trilogy

    Mickey Newbury. Recorded live February 16, 1972, midnight show, at The Las Vegas Hilton. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. Joe Guercio and His Orchestra
  • Take Good Care Of Her (take 4)

    Ed Warren/Arthur Kent. Recorded July 21, 1973 at Stax Studios, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, Reggie Young, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Carrigan. Piano: Bobby Wood. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Mary (Jeannie) Greene, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • I've Got A Thing About You Baby

    Tony Joe White. Recorded July 22, 1973 at Stax Studios, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, Reggie Young, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Carrigan. Piano: Bobby Wood. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Mary (Jeannie) Greene, Mary Holladay, Ginger Holladay, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS Guitar: Dennis Linde
  • Are You Sincere (take 2)

    Wayne Walker. Recorded September 23, 1973 at Elvis' home in Palm Springs. Guitars: James Burton, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Thomas Hensley. Piano: Donnie Sumner. Vocals: Voice
  • It's Midnight (take 10)

    Billy Edd Wheeler/Jerry Chesnut. Recorded December 10, 1973 at Stax Studios, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, Johnny Christopher, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Norbert Putnam. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano & Organ: David Briggs, Per-Erik Hallin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Mary (Jeannie) Greene, Mary Holladay, Susan Pilkington, Voice, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • Steamroller Blues

    James Tylor. Recorded live March 20, 1974 at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Elvis Presley, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Duke Bardwell. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, The Sweet Inspirations, Voice, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. Joe Guercio and His Orchestra
  • And I Love You So (take 2)

    Don McLean. Recorded March 10, 1975 at RCA's Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Duke Bardwell. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Clavinet: David Briggs. Vocals: Voice.
  • T-R-O-U-B-L-E

    Jerry Chesnut. Recorded March 11, 1975 at RCA's Studio C, Hollywood. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Duke Bardwell. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Clavinet: David Briggs. Vocals: Voice. OVERDUBS Guitar: Chip Young, Johnny Christopher. Bass: Mike Leech, Norbert Putnam. Fiddle: Buddy Spicher. Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick. Bells & Percussion: Farrell Morris. Saxophone: Charles L. Rose. Trombone: Harvey L. Thompson. Trumpet: Harrison Calloway, Jr. Baritone Saxophone: Ronald Eades. Vocals: The Holladays
  • Danny Boy (take 9)

    Frederic Weatherly. Recorded February 5, 1976 at Elvis' home Graceland, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Piano & Electric Piano: David Briggs. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • Moody Blue

    Mark James. Recorded February 4, 1976 at Elvis' home Graceland, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Piano & Electric Piano: David Briggs. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. OVERDUBS Guitar: Chip Young. Bass: Dennis Linde. Congas & Timpani: Farrell Morris. Moog Synthesizer: Shane Keister. Vocals: Wendellyn Suits, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton
  • Hurt (take 2)

    Jimmie Crane/Al Jacobs. Recorded February 5, 1976 at Elvis' home Graceland, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Glen D. Hardin. Piano & Electric Piano: David Briggs. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • Pledging My Love (take 3)

    Fats Washington/Don Robey. Recorded October 29, 1976 at Elvis' home Graceland, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Chip Young, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Tony Brown. Electric Piano: David Briggs. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, Sherrill Nielsen, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • Way Down (take 2)

    Layng Martine, Jr. Recorded October 29, 1976 at Elvis' home Graceland, Memphis. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Chip Young, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Tony Brown. Electric Piano: David Briggs. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, Myrna Smith, Sherrill Nielsen, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.
  • My Way

    Paul Anka/Jacques Reveaux/Claude Francois. Recorded May 2, 1977 at Chicago Stadium. Guitar: James Burton, John Wilkinson, Charlie Hodge. Bass: Jerry Scheff. Drums: Ronnie Tutt. Piano: Tony Brown, Elvis Presley . Electric Piano: Bobby Ogdin. Vocals: Kathy Westmoreland, The Sweet Inspirations, Sherrill Nielsen, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps. Joe Guercio And His Orchestra.

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