I'm curious about the bumping in "Are you lonesome tonight?"
In Bill Porter's article on Recording Elvis (http://www.elvis-collectors.com/porter.html
in the Peter Guralnick's book "Last Train to Memphis"¡°Careless Love",
Bill Porter insists that ¡°Listen to the recording on a high-quality playback system,
and you'll hear Elvis bumping into a microphone stand.
1. Does the bumping sound exist in the master take(take5+ ending of unknown take)?
2. If so, where is the exact location of bumping?
3. What is the "clicking(??)"sound audible at some
point in talking part, between 1 min 40 sec and
1 min 50 sec in the master take.
It can be heard after elvis saying "my sweet heart", but absent in take 2.
I think it's probably from the guitar.
4. How many takes did Elvis record for the song?
5. When it comes to later takes for master,
there's some difference between Bill Porter and
In Bill Porter's article, "....Let's do just the ending, 'cause the Jordanaires made a
Elvis agreed, so they did just the ending, a couple of chords back.
But in Peter Guralnick's book, Steve Sholes said " The the Jordanaires made a mistake,
and I'd like to get one good take all the way through."
So they did that, and became the master, right up to the final bar.
I am wondering which is right, complete takes or just the ending.
I'had posted the same message a couple of month ago, but no answers then.
I send the same question to Graceland, but they didn't know the first thing about it.
Thanks in advance.
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