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Steve
Soundtrack Sessions - Stay Away, Joe, October 1, 1967

Lyrics:

Stay Away Joe

( Weisman - Wayne)


Ho jump down, spin around, let's have a party
Look who's back, Stay Away Joe
Chock taw, chick a Shaw, gonna drink me hearty
Welcome back, Stay Away Joe

Stay Away Joe they call me
Stay Away Joe oh yeah!
But if you need me call me
Hoop and a holler and I'll be there
Ho!

Who keeps turnin' up like a bad penny
Take one guess, Stay Away Joe
Always findin' trouble a-plenty
Oh my yes, I reckon you know

Stay Away Joe they call me
Stay Away Joe oh yeah!
But if you need me call me
Hoop and a holler and I'll be there
Ho!
Ho!

When two lips are right for the pickin'
Who crops up
I love them and leave them screamin' 'n kickin'
Giddy up look at him look at him go

Stay Away Joe they call me
Stay Away Joe oh yeah!
But if you need me call me
Hoop and a holler and I'll be there
Ho!
Hey!


Note's:

The live recording of Stay Away, Joe that was released by mistake on the first Camden "Almost in Love" LP is actually the movie version of the song. So contrary to conclusions made in "A Life in Music" ("Elvis sang nineteen takes with the band with no success." ), take 17 probably was considered a success by M.G.M.


The movie harmonica opening and the full band end title may have been recorded on this session.

The original demos of "Stay Away, Joe", and "All I Needed Was The Rain" were performed by Glen Campell.

First LP release :

LETíS BE FRIENDS



For more info : Discographies & Chart Info


Takes:

Stay Away, Joe (movie version)

Take 01 FS 0:21

Take 02 Complete 1:58

Take 03

Take 04

Take 05 LFS 1:45

Take 06 FS 0:22

Take 07 NA 0:20+

Take 08 Complete 1:41

Take 09 Complete 1:42

Take 10

Take 11

Take 12

Take 13

Take 14

Take 15

Take 16

Take 17 Master 1:37

Take 18

Take 19


Stay Away, Joe (record version, track)

Take 01

Take 02 (M) Used for spliced master


Stay Away, Joe (record version, track, intro)

Take NA (M) Used for spliced master


Stay Away, Joe (record version, track, composite)

Spliced M Spliced from take 2 and intro-NA Vocal overdub later on October 1


Stay Away, Joe (record version, v.o.)

Take NA M 1:38 Vocal overdub of composite track ZPA4 1054



Musicians:


Guitar :
Scotty Moore

Guitar :
Chip Young

Bass :
Bob Moore

Drums :
Murrey "Buddy" Harman

Drums :
D.J. Fontana

Piano :
Floyd Cramer

Harmonica :
Charlie McCoy

Fiddle :
Gordon Terry

Backup Vocals :
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker



Studio:

M.G.M. Studios, Hollywood, California

Musical Director :

Jeff Alexander

Engineer :

Al Pachucki
The Batman
A great choice in this song Steve has a great tempo and the song is just full of fun and life
NightRider
Not a movie song that sticks out for me......but ok all the same. Was a fun movie though cheers.gif
Bazza
Truly a "different sounding" song.....Not a favorite by a long shot, but enjoyable all the same!

Another great, informative post, Steve......Thanks!

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GuitarMan66
A happy enough song but one that just doesn't work for me even though Elvis seems to be doing his best to enjoy it.
colonel snow
the composers added new lyrics to an old tune " pick a bale o' cotton " as originally recorded by Huddie Leadbetter in 1935

colonel snow
GuitarMan
One of the best Elvis photo LP.
Great!!!!!!!! chatterbox.gif
stefan
I will give this song a spin when I have the chance ... am unfamiliar with this song.
missclawdy68
clap.gif I just love this song! I don't know, Elvis, singing this song actually feels like he's having fun doing it....Truly a up beat and fun fun song, I also believe that Elvis had fun making "Stay away, Joe"...great info Steve! biggrin.gif
U.S. Male
I always "get a kick" out of playing this song....quite funny and has that "hillbilly" style to it LSHIC.gif

Thanks for the info Steve cheers.gif
KEV
If this song don"t get you BOPPIN" around the house!!?. busted_cop.gif
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