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Memphis Tennessee (FTD)

22 Oct 2008

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This two disc release from FTD was recorded on May 26 & 27, 1963 and January 12, 1964 at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville.

Track Listing:

Disc 1
The Album

1. Witchcraft
2. Please Don't Drag That String Around
3. Love Me Tonight
4. Slowly But Surely
5. It Hurts Me
6. Echoes Of Love
7. (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway
8. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise
9. Never Ending
10. Ask Me
11. Memphis, Tennessee
12. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
13. Western Union
14. Blue River
15. What Now, What Next, Where To

Rejected Masters
16. Memphis, Tennessee
17. Ask Me

First Takes
18. Witchcraft – take 1
19. Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 1
20. Love Me Tonight – take 1
21. Slowly But Surely – take 1
22. It Hurts Me – take 1
23. Echoes Of Love – take 1
24. (It’s A) Long Lonely Highway - take 1
25.  (You’re The) Devil In Disguise - take 3
26.  Never Ending – take 1
27.  Ask me – takes 1 & 2
28.  Memphis Tennessee – take 1
29. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – take 1
30. Western Union – take 1
31. Ask Me (1963 version) – take 1

Disc 2
May 1963 Sessions

1. Echoes Of Love – takes 2,4,5,3
2. Please Don’t Drag That String Around – take 2
3. Please Don’t Drag That String Around – takes 3,4,5
4. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – takes 1,2,4,5,6(M)
5. Never Ending – take 2 & 3(M)
6. Witchcraft – take 2
7. Finder Keepers, Losers Weepers – takes 2 &3M
8. Love Me Tonight – takes 2,3,4
9. Love Me Tonight – takes 6 & 5
10. Memphis, Tennessee (‘63 version)– take 1
11. Western Union – takes 2 & 3
12. Slowly But Surely – takes 2,3,4
13. Blue River – takes 1 & 2
14. Ask Me – takes 3 & 4
15. Ask Me – takes 5 & 6 (alt. master)
16. Echoes Of Love – takes 6 & 7
17. Echoes Of Love – takes 9 & 8 (alt. master)

January 1964 Sessions
18. Memphis, Tennessee – takes 2,3,4,5
19. Ask Me – take 3
20. Ask Me – takes 4,5,6,7
21. Ask Me – takes 8,10,9
22. It Hurts Me – takes 2,3,4,5(M)

Recorded: May 26 & 27, 1963 and January 12, 1964 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville
Guitar: Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore; Bass: Bob Moore; Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman; Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer; Sax, Vibes & Shakers: Boots Randolph; Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires

Album produced and art directed by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon
Compiled and mastered by Sebastian Jeansson

Original A&R representatives: Steve Sholes (May ’63) & Chet Atkins (January ’64)
Original engineers: Bill Porter (May ’63) & Ron Steele (January ’64)
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