Session Details

 

Date Location Matrix Title Original Issue
Jan 3, 1958 U.R.S?, Chicago Oh Boy! (demo by The Rockin' Five) unissued
Jan 3, 1958 U.R.S?, Chicago Miss Ann (demo by The Rockin' Five) Norton CD CED-312
1958 Pepper Studios, Memphis KO8W-0830 That's All Right With Me ##### Scottie 1310
--as above-- ----------as above--------- KO8W-0831 Tell Me Why ##### Scottie 1310
Jan 1959 Orlando, Florida 4 song demo session (details unavailable) unissued
Spring 1960 MSS Recording Studio, Chicago Girl Of My Best Friend (demo) (2) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Beachcomber (demo) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Fame And Fortune (demo) (2) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Mess Of Blues (demo) (2) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- What'D I Say (demo) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Hallelujah I Love Her So (demo) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Reconsider Baby (demo) (2) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Bad Sound From Chi Town (Instrumental) unissued
Oct 10 1960 Talent Studios, Orlando 747 Girl Of My Best Friend Gone 5102
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 748 It's Been A Long Long Time Gone 5102
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 780 And Then Gone 5108
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 6305143 And Then (overdubbed version****) Tau 105
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 6305144 Loneliness Of A Star Tau 105
Jan 2, 1961 Bell Sound, New York City 810 I Didn't Figure On Him Gone 5114
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Standing Here Pye LP 28269
May 12 1961 Bell Sound, New York City 779 To Love Gone 5108
--as above-- ----------as above--------- To Love *** (overdubbed version) Gone 5133
May 24 1961 Criteria Studios, Miami 834 School Of Heartbreakers (version 1) Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Nine Times Out Of ten Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Please Don't Tease Murray Hill LP
May 25 1961 Criteria Studios, Miami 793 You Don't Know What You've Got Gone 5108
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 794 So Close To Heaven Gone 5108
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Lonely Star (version 1) Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- She's My Baby Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Nite Owl (version 1) Pye LP 28269
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Creampuff Murray Hill LP
--as above-- ----------as above--------- You Haven't Lived Until You've Loved Sequel CD NED190
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Little Miss Heartbreak Sequel CD NED190
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Tears Of Misery Sequel CD NED190
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Turn Back The Clock (version 1) unissued
July 26 1961 Criteria Studios, Miami Turn Back The Clock (version 2) Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- With You Now Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- School Of Heartbreakers (version 2) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Nite Owl (version 2) unissued
July 28 1961 Criteria Studios, Miami 809 Please Don't Go Gone 5114
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Pray For Me Gone LP 5012
Aug 3 1961 Criteria Studios, Miami Lonely Star (version 2) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- The Girl For Me ** (unfinished) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- I Don't Need You Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 862 Bells Of Love Gone 5129
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Puddle Of Tears Pye LP 28269
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Bad Boy (tape lost) unissued
Aug 4 1961 Criteria Studios, Miami For Love Nor Money Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Your Skies Of Blue Gone LP 5012
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 833 Because We're Young Gone 5119
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 886 Sweetheart Gone 5133
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Juarez (Quarez) Sequel CD NED190
Nov 14 1961 Bell Sound, New York City 839 & 852 To Love Someone Gone 5121
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 861 Loveless Life Gone 5129
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Silver And Gold Sequel CD NED190
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Half Heaven, Half Heartache Murray Hill LP
Nov 16 1961 Bell Sound, New York City 840 She's Everything Gone 5121
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 844 Will You Love Me In Heaven Gone 5121
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Tender Years (tape lost) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Castle In The Sky ** (unfinished) unissued
1962 Fred Niles Studio, Chicago Cinderella Twist ***** unissued
1962 ----------as above---------   Big Daddy Twist ***** unissued
Oct 1962 U.R.S., Chicago 1548 Second Miracle #### Reprise 20135
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 1549 Christmas Day #### Reprise 20135
Jan 1963 U.R.S., Chicago 1644 I Got Burned Reprise 20141
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 1645 A Tear In My Eye Reprise 20141
April 1963 United Recording Studios, L.A. 1921 I Wish This Night Would Never End Reprise 20176
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 1923 Don't Put Your Heart In His Hands Reprise 20176
--as above-- ----------as above--------- unknown Sad Heart unissued
June 1963 U.R.S., Chicago 2118 Run Little Linda Reprise 20192
--as above-- ----------as above--------- 2119 Beyond The Heartbreak Reprise 20192
Fall 1963 John Tolbart Studio, Chicago LS 1184 Love Isn't Like That Red Bird RB10-057
--as above-- ----------as above--------- This Angry World unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Lost (1st version) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Always The Clown unissued
24 Aug 1964 Fred Foster Studio, Nashville YWI-34774 Good Lovin' ### Fontana F1515
--as above-- ----------as above--------- YWI-34792 Poison Ivy League ### Fontana F1502
--as above-- ----------as above--------- YWI-34793 The Other Side Of You ### Fontana F1515
--as above-- ----------as above--------- YWI-34794 You Finally Said Something Good ### Fontana F1502
1965 Sound Studios, Chicago LS 1185 It Will Only Make You Love Me More Red Bird RB10-057
1966/67 Hall Studios, Chicago The Next Time unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Dancing Shoes unissued
1968 John Tolbart Studio, Chicago RSD-6801 Lost (2nd version) # Mid-Eagle ME 101
--as above-- ----------as above--------- RSD-6803 (If I Had My) Life To Live Over # Mid-Eagle ME 101
--as above-- ----------as above---------   Love Me #(2)(3) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above---------   That's When Your Heartaches Begin #(2)(3) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above---------   Mary In The Morning #(3) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above---------   If I Promise #(3) (demo version) unissued
Sept 1968 Bradley Studio, Nashville RS11-142 If I Promise (4) Rising Sons RS714
--as above-- ----------as above--------- RS11-143 Just A Little Sunshine (4) Rising Sons RS714
1968 or 1971 unknown If You Love Him (1) Canadian 241(CD)
1970's John Tolbart Studio, Chicago Deeper Shade Of Blue unissued
1970's unknown studio, Chicago   Dream Lover unissued
1971 Crystal Sound, L.A. R3526 My Heart Sings M.J. MJP222
--as above-- ----------as above--------- R3527 Lovin' Place M.J. MJP222
March? 1972 U.R.S., Chicago SUR-6007-A Don't Let It Slip Away Sunlight 1006
--as above-- ----------as above--------- SUR-6007-B Wait A Minute Now Sunlight 1006
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Greatest Moments (a.k.a. Moments) Starfire LP 1004
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Maria Forever (a.k.a. Maria) Chi-Town 4
--as above-- ----------as above--------- It All Adds Up To Lonely unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- She's Coming Back unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Pittsburgh unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Misery (a.k.a. Mister Misery) unissued
Early 1974 U.R.S., Chicago 148371 The Wedding Song Chicago Fire 7402, Mid-Eagle 275
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Godfather, Per Mé Chicago Fire 7402
1976 United Technique, Chicago 148372 So Much Lovin’ Mid-Eagle 275
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Haulin' Steel unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- I Want The Best For You unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Mama Bear unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Sing Me A Song (To Cry By) unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Billy Jack's Ol' Lady unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- unknown title ## unissued
--as above-- ----------as above--------- unknown title ## unissued
Dec 1977 PS Recording Studios, Chicago The Day The Beat Stopped Thunder 7801
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Rock On Me Thunder 7801
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Down By The River unissued
1979 Starbeat Productions, Dearfield Rip It Up * Starfire 114
--as above-- ----------as above--------- Don't Leave Me Now * Starfire 114
1979 Young'un Sound Inc., Nashville I've Been Away For Awhile Now (50 songs) Mid-Eagle ME2M7902

* Ral added his vocal at Starbeat Productions to a backing track pre-recorded in Nashville (Jordanaires on backing vocals)

** these songs are unfinished and have no vocal

*** overdubbed January 25, 1962

**** overdubbing done in 1963

***** Featured in the 15 minute 1962 documentary film "Dance Craze"

# Ral Donner vocal with Jack Burke on guitar

## seven country songs recorded at same demo session - two song titles are unknown

### Scotty Moore & Jerry Kennedy on guitar, Ray Stevens on piano, Jordanaires backing vocals

#### recording incomplete - a chorus and fuller orchestral accompaniment were supposed to be added

##### Bill Black on bass guitar, Charlie Rich on piano

(1) possibly recorded at the Rising Sons session (1968) or M.J. session (1971)

(2) the same songs recorded earlier by Elvis

(3) Jack Burke on guitar (no other instrumentation)

(4) Jerry Reed on lead guitar

U.R.S. = Universal Recording Studios

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