Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          September 1, 1967, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 3, 1967, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 10, 1967, (Sunday)

The abrupt cancellation of the Los Angeles session led to its rescheduling in Nashville during the brief break that Elvis had between films. The aim was still to record material for some new singles as well as "bonus" songs to fill out the "Clambake" soundtrack album. 

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 12:00 am) (1:00 am - 5:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young)  - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Jerry Reed - Bass Guitar: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums/Timpani: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph - Organ/Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake - Trumpet: Ray Stevens

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham

One of the songs Elvis had focused on recently was "Guitar Man," a minor hit that summer for its writer, Jerry Reed. As they fooled around with the song in the studio, the musicians found it difficult to replicate Reed's guitar sound with the exactitude that Elvis demanded, so eventually Chet Atkins' secretary, Mary Lynch, tracked Reed down who was fishing at the time and brought him over to join the session. The resulting song was a triumph of artistry and feeling, and Reed backed up Elvis with great effectiveness on the classic blues "Big Boss Man" as well. But as the session progressed the good feeling was dissipated when Freddy Bienstock got into a publishing dispute with Reed and the songwriter stormed out. Recording continued until 5:30 am but the heart had gone out of the session.   

Songs recorded: "Guitar Man", "Big Boss Man", "Mine", "Singing Tree", "Just Call Me Lonesome(audio)

Guitar Man (Undubbed, Unedited) - Elvis Presley
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Guitar Man (Overdubbed, Edited) - Elvis Presley
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Big Boss Man - Elvis Presley
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Mine - Elvis Presley
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Singing Tree (Alternate Master) - Elvis Presley
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Just Call Me Lonesome - Elvis Presley
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Felton Jarvis and Elvis

D.J. Fontana and Elvis

Peter Drake and Elvis

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 11, 1967, (Monday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) (9:30 pm - 12:30 am) (1:00 am - 3:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young)  - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Jerry Reed - Bass Guitar: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums/Timpani: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph - Organ/Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake - Trumpet: Ray Stevens - Piano: Elvis Presley.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham

Recording continued from 6:00 pm to 3:30 am, where Elvis took over the piano bench for Rodgers and Hammerstein's inspirational "You'll Never Walk Alone"   

Songs recorded: "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "You Don't Know Me" (remake), "We Call On Him", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Singing Tree" (remake), (audio)

Hi-Heel Sneakers (Unedited) - Elvis Presley
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Hi-Heel Sneakers (Edited Master) - Elvis Presley
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You Don't Know Me (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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We Call On Him - Elvis Presley
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You'll Never Walk Alone - Elvis Presley
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Singing Tree (Remake) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 12, 1967, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           September 13, 1967, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 14, 1967, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       September 15, 1967, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 16, 1967, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 17, 1967, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 18, 1967, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 19, 1967, (Tuesday)

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SOUNDTRACK OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: NA

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham - June Page - Priscilla Hubbard, Dolores Edgin.

The female backing was overdubbed on "Confidence"   

Songs overdubbed: "Confidence" (overdubbed), (audio)

Confidence (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           September 20, 1967, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 21, 1967, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 23, 1967, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 24, 1967, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 25, 1967, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 26, 1967, (Tuesday)

A new television was purchased for Graceland.

A new single was shipped by RCA. "Big Boss Man"/"You Don't Know Me" (RCA 47-9341). The A-side, a bluesy uptempo rocker showed what Elvis could do when presented with better quality material, while the B-side was a beautiful cover of a Ray Charles classic. The sleeve used a smiling publicity photo from "Harum Scarum".

Songs: "Big Boss Man"/"You Don't Know Me"

RCA Victor (47-9341)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           September 27, 1967, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 28, 1967, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       September 29, 1967, (Friday)

Memphis mayor William Ingram and Governor Buford Ellington each declared "Elvis Presley Day" in recognition of the star's many charitable contributions.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 30, 1967, (Saturday)

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