Recording Session September 1, 1956

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A lot of these are new to me thanks very much




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The one from the side with the lmt-lyric sheet is from the rehearsals for the 1st Sullivan show.and not from this recording session.



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matilda wrote:The one from the side with the lmt-lyric sheet is from the rehearsals for the 1st Sullivan show.and not from this recording session.
Already thought his shirt was somewhat different. Deleted it. Thanks for the correction!

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Thanks for the post: the piano shots are sublime.



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MikeFromHolland wrote:
matilda wrote:The one from the side with the lmt-lyric sheet is from the rehearsals for the 1st Sullivan show.and not from this recording session.
Already thought his shirt was somewhat different. Deleted it. Thanks for the correction!

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Doesn't take anything away from your great efforts on this forum.
I didn't even thought about the shirt.maybe its the same. Just did know it was from sullivan rehearsals.
Maybe its the same shirt.



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Another nice topic!

This was Elvis' very first session in the West Hollywood studio on 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard known as Radio Recorders. IIRC, more dates were booked here than any other studio in his career.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Recorders
http://www.scottymoore.net/studio_radiorecorders.html

One suspects most of these images are cropped, and that many, many more made. Imagine a nice box set of all extant September 1956 tapes (along with perhaps some "lost" reel recoveries) with a quality book of photos from this day, plus September 2 and 3. I'd buy it in a nanosecond.

Here's a bit more information on two of your posted photos:


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With Radio Recorders head engineer Thorne Nogar - Saturday, September 1, 1956
Elvis loved Nogar, and called him "Thorny."



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With Tom Parker and RCA executive Steve Sholes - Saturday, September 1, 1956


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From The Graceland Auction, with the un-cropped Thorne Nogar pic:
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Here's an older thread with some more early September 1956 stuff at Radio Recorders :

Radio Recorders - September 1956
https://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=85508



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MikeFromHolland wrote:From The Graceland Auction, with the un-cropped Thorne Nogar pic:

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Nice to see this sheet again, a bunch of them were uploaded last December by trevorelvis:

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=95669



Note that two of the photos are well-known, but usually only in cropped form:

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With engineer Thorne Nogar, RCA's specialty disks chief, Steve Sholes at Radio Recorders - Saturday, September 1, 1956


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With cousin Gene Smith, Jordanaires, Bill Black at Radio Recorders - Saturday, September 1, 1956
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Thanks Mike , Dr. John C and all for the input on this great thread
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Thanks for the additional info, guys!

I'll post other photos found elsewhere here as well, when they were take between September 01 and 03, 1956. Just to give some more substance to this thread.

With thanks to all FECC members involved for finding and sharing these pictures.
1956 09 01 01.jpg
1956 09 01 02.jpg
1956 09 01 03.jpg
1956 09 01 04.jpg
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The two posted with Elvis in the pullover are from the 9-03-1956 (Mon) session.


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It was very nice to hear and see that.


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Any guesses what the songs were they sang by the piano...? Would be nice to have a tape of all these jam-sessions...probably gospels?



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sitdown revamped on Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:41 am wrote:Any guesses what the songs were they sang by the piano...? Would be nice to have a tape of all these jam-sessions...probably gospels?
Usually it was gospel songs, but these photos apparently capture secular songs:

Warming at the piano, Elvis runs his hands idly along the keys. At the sound of the first note, the Jordanaires, led by Gordon Stoker, come in from the hall coffee machine, cups in hand they join Elvis around the piano. After a few opening bars of the old standard "Blue Moon," which Elvis plays hauntingly, eyes almost closed, he breaks into a raucous "Hound Dog," singing playing, and tapping both feet at the same time. The music, penetrating the end of the corridor, summons guitarist Scotty Moore, drummer D.J. Fontana, and bass player Bill Black from the coffee machine.

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56821


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