martes, 8 de julio de 2014


Elvis Presley explains the insignia on his uniform to fans at the gates of Graceland Sunday evening June 1, 1958. Elvis arrived late Saturday night for a two week leave. He was inducted into the army at Memphis March 24, 1958.(By Robert Williams / The Commercial Appeal)
Elvis holding Donna Harrison aged 5 and Ronnie Brown aged 2, June 1st 1958
(Robert Williams)
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Jo Ann Mullins (Left) and Tudy Harrison (Right) greet Elvis at the gate to his home. Presley made his first public appearance here since he started a two-week furlough on completion of basic training in the Army.
Date Photographed: June 1, 1958
2 AboveAre Candids from the evening of June the 9th 1958,outside Graceland with Red West in his new red Lincoln Continental convertible MKIII,which he picked up from Schilling Motors,Memphis.
Elvis seen outside Studio B, Nashville. Billy Smith can be seen in the background by the car.

Elvis arrived for the session in full army uniform.Asked why was he wearing his uniform the whole time he was on leave?"Simple,I'm kinda proud of it"
For the first time Scotty and Bill Black were not in the studio,D.J. Fontana provided a support to Buddy Harman and the new Nashville musicians,assembled by Chet Atkins dubbed the "A-Team".
Producers : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Bob Ferris

Guitar Elvis Presley
Guitar Hank Garland
Guitar Chet Atkins
Bass Bob Moore
Piano Floyd Cramer
Drums D.J. Fontana
Drums and Bongo's Buddy Murrey Harman

Backup Vocals:The Jordanaires : Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews Jr; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray Walker

In attendance Tom Diskin,Colonel Tom Parker.Red West and others.

June 10th 1958 7.00pm - 10.00pm
10.30pm - 1.30am

I Need Your Love Tonight
A Big Hunk O' Love
Ain't That Loving You Baby
(Now And Then There's A) Fool Such As I

June 11th 1958 2.00am - 5.00am

I Got Stung:
Take 1-8 and Hank Garland's lead guitar is heard alongside Chet Atkins on rhythm guitar.Take 4 breaks down,with Elvis laughing,and Elvis states just before this "I Like this song".Takes 9-13 just one guitar is audible,(speculating here) maybe Hank Garland has taken over full duties and Chet Atkins has returned to the control room. Take 13 and Elvis use's the S word,and just before take 14 he states,"My brain is getting weaker by the minute".Work is in progress as the take's progress. Take 14 onwards(the lead guitar is no longer heard),and perhaps Hank Garland has moved over to the fender bass which sounds delicious and adds a great sence of rhythm to the track.Take 17 and a voice from the Jordanaires states "......duet , he can watch you see ,in other words we can't hear what you are saying".The end of take 18,Elvis uses the F word and the S word,before shouting some military commands.On Take 23 Floyd Cramer can be heard "Ray (Walker)I had it figured out and as long as I could see what he was doing and now you've hold that paper up!"
Floyd Cramer on Piano
 Buddy Harman Drums 
 Bob Moore Bass Guitar
 Chet Atkins Guitar
Hank Garland Lead Guitar

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