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Elvis' Take Ones (an accumulation update)

Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:27 pm

The Take One of 163 songs have been accounted for...so far.

Even though some are incomplete performances and far from worthy of being chosen as the master, take 1 is where it all began for each and every song Elvis recorded.

Here's the yearly breakdown of take one audio in circulation:

1956 - 3 songs
1957 - 8
1958 - 4
1960 - 36
1961 - 23
1962 - 10
1963 - 14
1964 - 0
1965 - 1
1966 - 23
1967 - 4
1968 - 2
1969 - 19
1970 - 6
1971 - 0
1972 - 0
1973 - 5
1974 - 2
1975 - 2
1976 - 1

NOTE: There may be more in existence per year; this list is limited based on which take ones have been revealed thus far.
41 of these take 1's are for 1957-69 movie soundtrack material.
Of Elvis' 18 U.S. #1 hits, only five (5) take 1's have been accounted for; a few 1956-57 tapes do not even exist anymore. - Elvis Is Everything Fan Club


Elvis recorded 500+ songs . . . we're 1/3 of the way there.

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