Elvis Presley - Little Sister/Get Back 29/07/70 Rehearsal Version (complete and with new audio)
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'Little Sister' was one of the songs in Elvis' setlist that would endure throughout his live era includinh his final show in Indianapolis on 26 June 1977.
Ironically, the song was recorded in Nashville in RCA's Studio B exactly sixteen years to the day before that final live performance and could be regarded as one of the few genuine rock 'n' roll songs that Elvis recorded in those first few post army recording sessions.
When Elvis first introduced it into his live show it was during that memorable sit down section during his 12 August 1970 Midnight show and he fused it together with The Beatles' 'Get Back' into an excellent medley.
It would continue in this form for almost three years until it's final rendition on 27 April 1973 in the Portland Coliseum. During Elvis' rescheduled Las Vegas engagement in December 1975 'Little Sister' was re-introduced but now as a stand alone entity and it would conbtinue on as such until the end.
With all of that still in the future, this TTWII rehearsal of that medley in MGM's Culver City studios on 29 July 1970 shows that the rendition on 12 August MS should not come as a complete surprise.
The original 1970 TTWII movie included a short burst of 'Little Sister' from this rehearsal version and the re-edited movie in 2001 a little more.
This video from the 'Complete Works' set and with audio from Sony's TTWII Deluxe Edition shows it in it's complete form.
It is six minutes of pure Elvis and of unadulterated rock 'n' roll and shows him and the TCB band relaxed and having loads of fun with Elvis in total command, it just doesn't get better than this!!
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