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Studio Session for RCA, March 20-21, 1960

Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes/Chet Atkins
Bill Porter

Make Me Know It
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19

L2WB 0081

March 20

Complete

2:20

Close Up 3

Complete

2:12

Essential 6

FS+Complete 2:16

Fame and Fortune

FS
Complete
M

Today, Tomorrow and Forever


Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Elvis Is Back DCC/24-bit/BMG '99/60's Box 1

0:33
2:08
2:01

Soldier Boy

L2WB 0082

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Complete
FS+
FS+
FS+
FS+

3:07 (3:01)
0:46+
0:21+
0:10+
0:47+ (Guessed take number, Chet says "pop on Feel ")

Take 07

2xFS+Compl. 3:39 (3:16)

March 20
Essential 6
Colonels Collection/Tiger Man 1/Always Him/Nashville 60-61
Colonels Collection/Tiger Man 1/Always Him/Nashville 60-61
Colonels Collection/Tiger Man 1/Always Him/Nashville 60-61
Colonels Collection/Tiger Man 1/Always Him/Nashville 60-61
"Colonels Collection etc."(assuming dialogue only)
Fame and F./Colonels Coll. etc.(2xFS only, stereo acetate
source)

Take 08
Take 09

FS

0:43 Fast tempo.

Take 10
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15

Complete
2:52 Fast tempo (2:47).
FS
FS
"Chet says we've got a mike pop on Boy, Elvis"
Incompl.(LFS) 0:35
M
3:07

Stuck on You
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

L2WB 0083

FS+Complete 2:31
Incomplete
2:20
M
2:20

Fame and Fortune

Colonels Collection+"Close Up 3"(dialogue after take)/Tiger


Man
Close Up 3/Colonels Collection/Tiger Man 1/Always Him
UN
UN
UN
Elvis Is Back DCC/24-bit/BMG '99/60's Box 1

March 21
Fame and Fortune/Always Me 1
Essential 6
24K Hits/Elvis Is Back BMG '99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0084

March 21

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

4xFS+Complete
Complete
FS+LFS
LFS

3:25 High key. "Elvis sings Fame alone"


2:31
1:19
1:25

Take 05

FS+Complete

2:45 Low key.

Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Spliced

LFS
FS+Complete
FS+Complete
FS+Complete
LFS
Complete
LFS

0:50
2:48
2:47
2:52
1:27
2:38
1:31

Always Me 4 (Complete only, L/R swapped)+tape(4xFS)


Legendary Performer vol. 3+"tape"
24 Carat Gold+"tape"
Always Me 4 (L/R swapped)
Fame and Fortune/Always Me 4(FS,L/R)+24 Carat
Gold(Compl.)
Always Me 4 (L/R swapped)
Always Me 4 (L/R swapped)
Always Me 1+"tape"/Nashville 60-61
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold

Complete

2:37 (2:29) Used for spliced master: 1:36-1:59

tape(1:36-1:59, probably part used for master, edited out)

2:30 Spliced from takes 15 and 14 (1:36-1:59)

We Love Elvis 2/Elvis Is Back BMG '99/60's Box 1

A Mess of Blues
Take 01
Take 02

FS+Complete 2:57

L2WB 0085

March 21
Long Lonely Highway/Platinum 2/Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61

Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

2:41

It Feels So Right
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Elvis Is Back BMG '99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0086

March 21

Complete
Complete
Complete

2:09
2:10
2:14

Close Up 3
Long Lonely Highway
Platinum 2+"Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61"

2:10

Elvis Is Back DCC/24-bit/BMG '99/60's Box 1

Musicians:
Bass/Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :

Hank Garland
Scotty Moore
Elvis Presley
Bob Moore
D.J. Fontana
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Floyd Cramer
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Soldier Boy takes 12-14, Stuck on You takes 1-2 and the four false starts before the complete take 1 of Fame
and Fortune are mentioned in Joan Deary's session notes, printed on page 5 in the memory log of 'Legendary
Performer' vol. 3.
The complete acetate version of Soldier Boy is closer to master take 15 than to any other released, complete
take (Jordanaires have figured out the finally used ending by this take), but is recorded in a much faster
tempo than any of the others. Since no other fast version has surfaced, it is likely that they tried the fast
arrangement between takes 8-11. The pitch is about 3.7% too slow on the 'Colonel's Collection'
representation of the acetate. Update 2003: 'Close Up' confirms take 10 (and pitch).
Make Me Know It take 3 and Soldier Boy take 1 on BMG's 'Essential' vol. 6 appear to have the most
conservative equalization of anything released from this session, whereas the outtakes on 'Fame and Fortune'
and 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever' may have a slight midrange lift that could be difficult to spot without
'Essential' 6 and the different releases of the masters to refer to.
Raising the amplitude above the 0 dB-limit does have its advantages in the digital domain, but the FTD take
7 of Soldier Boy is mastered at least 1 dB louder than acceptable and dynamic range is slightly sacrificed on
loud vocal parts. Make Me Know It take 11 on the FTD 'Fame and Fortune' is mastered more than 1 dB too
loud, even when accepting hard limiting now that BMG has entered the LOUDNESS RACE. Apart from
this, the sound quality is very good and all the old problems of the early to mid-90' are considered solved.
Takes 17-18 on the Box 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever' are much more carefully raised, resulting in very
little dynamic range loss and virtually no added distortion.
Fame and Fortune runs about 0.4% too slow on '24 Carat Gold' (no big deal) and sounds a little brittle due to
noise reduction and slight lack of low frequencies. 'There's Always Me' volume 4 is much better.
The DCC release of 'Elvis Is Back' is considered a slightly better source of the masters with genuine signal
all the way up to 21 kHz. The difference is small. BMG's 1999 release of 'Elvis Is Back' and the 60's Box are
very good as well. Some may like the ambient Japanese 24-bit release of 'Elvis Is Back' although (or
because) it is loud, just too loud on a few songs.
Thanks to Johnny Savage for transcribing the 'Legendary Performer' notes.
Thanks to Jim Banner for helping to sort out the Fame and Fortune session.
Thanks to Kevan Budd for source comparisons.
Thanks to Willem Kaauw for providing the lost take numbers.

Studio Session for RCA, April 3-5, 1960


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes/Chet Atkins
Bill Porter

Fever
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

L2WB 0098
Complete
FS
Incomplete
M

3:52
1:01
3:20
3:34

Like a Baby
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

FS+LFS
Complete
FS
2xFS+Complete
FS
M

Take 01
Take 02?
Take 03?
Take 04
Spliced

L2WB 0099

L2WB 0100

(M)

3:16 Probably spliced from takes 4&2. Overdubbed

60's Box 5

Fame and Fortune

Complete

2:31

Essential 6

2:24

Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0102
1:54 No guitar solo

Fame and Fortune+"Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61"

1:34

Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

FS+Complete
M

L2WB 0103
3:37
3:01

Complete
FS
FS
M

April 4
Fame and Fortune+"Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61"
Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0104
2:16

April 4
Golden Records vol. 3, 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0105
3:07
0:22
0:20
0:09+
3:02 Master is probably take 5

April 4
Fame and Fortune/Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61
Leg. Perf. 2(CD&LP)/Elvis Is Back DCC/Essential 6
Leg. Perf. 2(CD&LP/Elvis Is Back DCC/Essential 6
"Leg. P.2/Elvis Is Back DCC/Essential 6"(Announcement only)
Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/'99/60's Box 1/Essential 6

L2WB 0106

April 4

FS+FS
Complete

0:24
3:14

Today, Tomorrow and Forever


Today, Tomorrow and Forever/Colonel's Coll./Always Me 1

3:07 Spliced from take 5 and an unknown take

Golden Records vol. 3, 24bit/24K Hits/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

The Girl Next Door Went Awalking


Take 01

April 4

Complete

Are You Lonesome Tonight?


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Spliced

April 4

2:35

Such a Night
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

L2WB 0101

Complete

I Gotta Know
Take 01
Take 02

April 3
Long Lonely Highway
Fame and Fortune
Fame and Fortune

Thrill of Your Love


Take 01
Take NA

Collectors Gold(FS)+Always Him/Nashville 60-61


Collectors Gold+"Always Him/Nashville 60-61"
Always Him/Nashville 60-61
Fame and Fortune/Always Him/Nashville 60-61+Always Me 1
Always Him/Nashville 60-61
Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

3:23
3:12 Ending used for spliced master?
0:32

Dirty, Dirty Feeling


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

April 3

FS+Complete
Complete
3xFS

The Girl of My Best Friend


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

Essential 6+"Animal Instinct"+Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61


Elvis Meets Presley+"Nashville 60-61(L2WB 0098 announcement)"
Elvis Meets Presley+"Nashville 60-61"
Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

2:17
2:50
0:34
3:20
0:31
2:40

It's Now or Never

April 3

FS+LFS

1:05

L2WB 0107

April 4
Fame and Fortune

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

FS+LFS
FS+FS
LFS
M

1:05
0:30
1:56
2:13

I Will Be Home Again


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

L2WB 0108

2:34

Reconsider, Baby
Take 01
Take 02

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Saxophone :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

April 4

Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/'99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0109
3:40

It's Now or Never (overdub)


Overdub

Fame and Fortune


Fame and Fortune
Fame and Fortune+"Always Me 1/Nashville 60-61"
Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/'99/60's Box 1/Essential 6

April 4
Elvis Is Back DCC/Elvis Is Back 24bit/'99/60's Box 1

L2WB 0100

3:16 Piano and bass overdub of spliced master

April 5
24K Hits/Golden Records vol. 3, 24bit/Elvis Is Back '99/60's Box 1

Hank Garland
Scotty Moore
Elvis Presley
Bob Moore
D.J. Fontana
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Floyd Cramer
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Charlie Hodge (on I Will Be Home Again)

Notes:
According to Jorgensen's 'A Life in Music', the master of Such a Night is take 5. Perhaps Joan Deary edited
the dialogue of take 4 on 'A Legendary Performer' vol. 2. The other complete take could then be take 4 as
well as take 1.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: G.I. Blues, April 27-28, 1960


Studio :
Producers :
Engineer :

RCA Studios, Los Angeles, California


Joseph Lilley / Hal Wallis
NA

Shoppin' Around (instrumental)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

FS
FS

0:25
0:34

1:56

Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
UN
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 2

Shoppin' Around
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

Complete
FS
FS
LFS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
LFS
Complete
M

Complete
M

KPA5 9561

Announced as take 7 by mistake

WPA5 2542

FS
LFS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
Complete
M

0:24
1:19
3:33
0:30
0:27
0:08
1:33
0:18
3:26
1:02
0:21
3:25
3:34

L2PB 3686

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Spliced

Complete
LFS
LFS
FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
Complete
M

2:59
1:19
1:57
0:46
2:53
2:58
3:14
0:30
0:48
0:41
2:36

MPA5 9152

L2PB 3688

Used for spliced master


pickup

Tonight Is So Right for Love


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
LFS
LFS
Complete

0:31
2:37
2:35
2:49
2:22
1:26
2:29

What's She Really Like?


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

FS
FS
LFS
FS

0:22
0:29
2:00
1:28

L2PB 3682

FO

Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Blues '97/G.I. Anniv. 1/E.P. Coll. 2
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/60th Anniv. Celebr. 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Blues '97/Command Perf.

April 27

EO

Used for spliced master


Spliced from take 7 and take 10(pickup)

Caf Europa 1/G.I. Blues '97


G.I. Blues '97

April 27

DO

G.I. Blues

Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Blues '97

April 27

CO
3:02
2:37

Doin' the Best I Can


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

April 27

BO
2:35
0:56
0:38
2:21
2:32
0:53
0:29
0:27
1:11
2:27
2:37

Didja' Ever
Take 01
Take 02

April 27

AO

Caf Europa 1/Collectors Gold


Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 1/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/E.P. Coll. 2
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Command Perf./G.I. Blues '97

April 27
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1/Platinum 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 1
Caf Europa 2

Continued later

GO

April 27
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2

Take 04
Take 05

FS
Complete

1:28
2:31

Frankfort Special (fast tempo)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

LFS
Complete
LFS
LFS
LFS
FS
Complete
Complete
LFS
FS
FS
FS
M

1:05
2:51
1:15
0:55
2:12
0:22
2:38
2:35
1:01
0:18
0:16
0:28
2:37

Complete
Complete
LFS
M

2:37
2:31
2:02
2:28

+It's All in the Game "half-liner"

WPA5 2543

L2PB 3678

FS
FS
FS
M

Caf Europa 3

Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2

UN
UN+(Soundtrack)

FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
FS
M

Complete
FS
Complete
Complete

1:29
1:45
1:49
1:35
0:22
1:33

1:42
0:45
1:47
1:44

WPA5 2514

FS
Complete
LFS
FS
FS+Tryout
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
LFS
LFS
LFS
FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
M

1:06
2:36
2:22
0:46
1:19
3:00
0:41
2:31
0:58
1:11
2:26
1:54
0:31
2:25
1:16
1:31
1:11
2:17

Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 3/Sings for Children LP/E.P. Coll. 1

Used for spliced master

April 28

GO
Continued
MPA5 9152

Used for spliced master


insert
Used for spliced master
Spliced from takes 19 and 22(insert)

UN
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2/G.I. Blues '97/Collectors Gold

April 28

MO

What's She Really Like?


Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Spliced

April 28

M1O

Big Boots (slow tempo)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

April 28

LO

FS
(M)

Big Boots (fast tempo)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

April 28

KO

0:16
0:40
0:10
2:23

Wooden Heart (Gramafunken version, instr.)


Take 01
Take 02

Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Blues '97

April 28

JO

3:28

Tonight Is So Right for Love (music & chorus)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Blues '97
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2/Leg. Perf. 3(not "take 2")/E.P. Coll. 1

April 27

FO

Continued

Whistling Blues (instrumental)


Take 01

April 27

HO
HPA5 6334

Tonight Is So Right for Love


Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2

Continued later

L2PB 3679

Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 1


Caf Europa 2/E.P. Coll. 2/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2(FS only)
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
Caf Europa 2
G.I. Blues '97

Pocketful of Rainbows
Take 01
Take 02

LFS
Complete

1:49
3:07

Continued later

Blue Suede Shoes


Take 1

Complete
FS
FS
M

L2PB 3687

Complete
LFS
FS
FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
Complete
LFS
LFS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
M

2:58
2:29
0:17
0:23
2:53
2:55
2:57
3:02
0:20
2:47
0:25
2:49
1:03
2:42
2:50
1:35
2:16
2:50
0:39
1:03
0:19
0:38
2:43
1:10
1:09
2:47

Caf Europa 3/G.I. Blues '97

April 28

QO
2:11
0:17
1:21
2:18

Caf Europa 3/60th Anniv. Celebr. 1


Caf Europa 3/G.I. Blues '97(edit)/E.P. Coll. 2/60th Ann. Cel. 1

April 28

PO

NPA5 5823
NPA5 5823
L2PB 3681

Pocketful of Rainbows
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Take 23
Take 24
Take 25
Take 26
Take 27
Take 28

MPA5 9153

2:18

Wooden Heart
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

April 28

NO

Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2


Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2/Leg. Perf 4
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2/Leg. Perf 4
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Blues '97/Command Perf./Leg. Perf 4

April 28

NO
Continued

WPA5 2544

Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Anniv. 2
Caf Europa 3/Collectors Gold
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3/Collectors Gold
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3
Caf Europa 3/G.I. Blues '97(before take 2)
Caf Europa 3

Musicians:
Guitar :
Scotty Moore
Guitar :
Elvis Presley (only on BO-Shoppin' Around)
Guitar :
Neal Matthews
Mandolin/Rhythm Guitar : Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Bass :
Ray Siegel
Drums :
D.J. Fontana
Drums :
Frank Bode
Accordion :
James Haskell
Tambourine :
Hoyt Hawkins
Piano :
Dudley Brooks
Backup Vocals :
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
On the 1997 'G.I. Blues' CD, the master of G.I. Blues was spliced at 2:23 instead of at 2:18. The original version can
be found on 'Command Performances'.
One verse was omitted on the 1997 'G.I. Blues' edit of Pocketful of Rainbows take 2.
The CD's 'The Complete G.I. Blues Sessions' vol. 1-3 and 'Vienna Woods Rock'n'Roll' vol. 1-2 are not listed because
of their poor sound quality.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: G.I. Blues, May 6, 1960


Studio :
Producers :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley / Hal Wallis
Thorne Nogar

Big Boots (medium tempo)


Take 01
Take 02

Complete
M

WPA5 2545

Shoppin' Around
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

FS
Complete
FS
FS
Complete
FS
M

FS
M
Complete

L2PB 3684

L2PB 3683

Frankfort Special (medium tempo)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

FS
LFS
FS
FS
Complete
LFS
LFS
FS
LFS
M

L2PB 3680

Tonight's All Right for Love


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17

Complete
FS
LFS
FS
LFS
Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
LFS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
Complete

1:31
0:37
1:00
0:18
0:58
1:38
1:30
0:36
1:30
1:12
1:59
0:14
1:29
0:21
1:32
0:46
1:39

Take 01
Take 02

Complete
Complete

0:59
0:52

Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1


Caf Europa 4/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1
Caf Europa 4/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4/Silver Box(LP 3/CD 2)/E.P. Coll. 1

May 6

R20

Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4

Used for spliced master

Tonight's All Right for Love (composite)


Spliced

1:23

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

FS
FS
FS
FS
FS
LFS

0:28
0:37
0:30
0:26
0:35
1:27

May 6

Spliced from R10 take 11 and R20 take 2

Big Boots (slow tempo 2)

Not used

Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Blues '97

May 6

R10

Announced as take 5.
Announced as take 6.
Announced as take 7.
Announced as take 8.
Announced as take 9.
Announced as take 10. Used for spliced master
Announced as take 11.
Announced as take 12.

Tonight's All Right for Love (tempo)

Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1


Caf Europa 4/G.I. Blues '97/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4 G.I. Anniv. 1

May 6

HOX

0:49
1:44
0:48
1:00
3:14
2:14
0:26
3:08
1:20
3:13

Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4/G.I. Blues '97/Command Perf./G.I. Anniv. 1

May 6

NOX

1:05
3:03
3:08

Caf Europa 4/G.I. Anniv. 1


Caf Europa 4/G.I. Blues '97/G.I. Anniv. 1

May 6

BOX
0:18
2:34
0:42
0:18
2:33
0:32
2:36

Pocketful of Rainbows
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

May 6

M1OX

1:14
1:14

MOX

L2PB 3975

G.I. Blues '97/Leg. Perf. 1(CD/LP)

May 6
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4

Big Boots (slow tempo, insert)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

Complete
LFS
FS
Complete

0:59
0:45
0:17
0:50

May 6

M20X

Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4

Used for spliced master

Big Boots (slow tempo, composite)


Spliced

1:32

Spliced from MO take 4 and M20X take 4

Tonight's All Right for Love (music and chorus)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

FS
FS
FS
Complete
M

0:32
0:34
0:22
2:17
2:32

May 6
L2PB 3685

G.I. Blues '97

May 6

RO
HPA5 6334

Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4
Caf Europa 4

Musicians:
Guitar :
Scotty Moore
Guitar :
Neal Matthews
Mandolin/Rhythm Guitar : Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Bass :
Ray Siegel
Drums :
D.J. Fontana
Drums :
Bernie Mattinson
Accordion :
James Haskell
Tambourine :
Hoyt Hawkins
Piano :
Dudley Brooks
Backup Vocals :
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Some of the listed take numbers for Tonight's All Right for Love (R10) are not correct on the Silver Box and E.P.
Collection vol. 2. The right take order is 3, 4, 2, 8(announced as 7) and 17, but it's hard to tell as the studio dialogue
was edited as usual. The master as released on 'A Legendary Performer' vol. 1 is spliced at 0:59, whereas the 1997
'G.I. Blues' version is spliced at 1:10.

Soundtrack Session for 20th Century Fox: Flaming Star (Black Star), August 8, 1960
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Urban Thielmann
Thorne Nogar

Black Star
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
LFS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
FS
(M)

August 8
2:49
2:39
2:33
2:42
2:30
2:33
:
2:30
:
:
:
:
2:31

"<- ALSO PRINT "

Original ending repaired on master


"EDITED" "THIS REEL ONLY" "<- PRINT "

WPA5 2502

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Double Features/Collectors Gold

Black Star (insert #1, ending)

August 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
(M)

:
:
:
:
:

Used for composite master

Black Star (composite)


Spliced

2:28

August 8
Composite of take 13 and insert #1, take 5

Black Star(Bilko 12" EP)

Black Star (end title)

August 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Collectors Gold

FS
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
M

:
:
0:39
:
0:39
0:40

WPA5 2510

Summer Kisses, Winter Tears

August 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Take 23
Take 24
Take 25

FS
Complete
LFS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
Complete
LFS
FS
FS

:
2:19
:
:
:
:
:
0:12
2:31
:
:
:

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Silver Screen Stereo
Silver Screen Stereo
UN
UN
UN

Complete
LFS
Complete
Complete
LFS
Complete
M
FS
LFS
LFS
Complete
Complete

2:20
:
2:15
2:18
:
2:13
2:37
0:20
0:47
2:26
2:34
2:36

Take 26

LFS

1:32

Probably not announced/recorded

"<- PRINT "

"<- PRINT "

"NO I.D."

Celluloid Rock vol. 2/Always Me 2

Britches (track)
Take 01

(M)

M2PB 1986

Collectors Gold
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Double Features(L/R)+"Cell.Rock vol.2"/For Everyone(L/R)/Cell.R.2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2/Always Me 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2/Always Me 2

August 8
1:58

(Elvis rehearsing Lonely Man in background)

Celluloid Rock vol. 2

Take 01

(M)

1:58

(Elvis rehearsing Lonely Man in background)

Celluloid Rock vol. 2

Britches (vocal overdub)

August 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

Celluloid Rock vol. 2/Always Me 2


Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2/Always Me 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2
Celluloid Rock vol. 2/Always Me 2

LFS
FS
LFS
LFS
LFS
LFS
LFS

0:49
0:41
1:00
0:59
1:12
0:57
1:42

"<- PRINT " Used for spliced master


"<- PRINT " Used for spliced master

Britches (vocal overdub, insert)

August 8

Take 01

Celluloid Rock vol. 2

(M)

1:02

"<- PRINT " Used for spliced master

Britches (composite)
Spliced

1:42

August 8
Spliced from v.o. take 5 and 7 and insert take 1

SPA3 6744

Celluloid Rock vol. 2(binaural)/Double Features/Leg. Perf. 3 LP

A Cane and a High Starched Collar

August 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

FS
LFS
FS
FS
LFS

:
0:53
:
:
:

"<- PRINT " Probably used for spliced master

UN
Leg. Perf. 2 LP
UN
UN
UN

Take 06

(M)

1:45

"<- PRINT " Used for spliced master

UN

A Cane and a High Starched Collar (insert)

August 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN

Complete
Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
(M)

:
:
:
:
:
:

"<- PRINT " Used for spliced master

A Cane and a High Starched Collar (composite)


Spliced

1:47

Spliced from take 6 and insert take 6

August 8
SPA3 6743

Double Features+"Leg. Perf. 2 LP"/Cell. Rock vol. 2/Leg. Perf. 2 LP

Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (movie version, vocal overdub)

August 8

Take NA

UN

(M)

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Accordion :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :

Drum track overdubbed on August 11

Howard Roberts
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Michael "Meyer" Rubin
Bernie Mattinson
James Haskell
Dudley Brooks
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
The acetate version of Black Star, as released on the 'Black Star' EP, is the original composite master with repaired
ending.
The overdubbed master of Britches is spliced from take 5 (0:00-0:33), take 7 (0:33-1:12) and insert take 1 (1:121:42). The stereo release on 'Double Features' has a left channel delay on the track of 100 ms. The left vocal channel
has been mixed with the mono track instead of releasing the song in binaural stereo.

Overdub Session for 20th Century Fox: Flaming Star (Black Star), August 11, 1960
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Urban Thielmann
Thorne Nogar

Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (movie ver., overdub)


Take 01

Musicians:
Drums :

Notes:

1:33

Drum overdub of vocal track

Bernie Mattinson

August 11
WPA5 2546

Double Features

Soundtrack Session for 20th Century Fox: Flaming Star, October 7, 1960
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Urban Thielmann
Thorne Nogar

Flaming Star
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Complete
Complete
LFS
Complete
Complete
M

October 7
2:20
2:14
:
2:17
2:13
2:34

M2PB 1987

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Cell. Rock vol. 2/Command Perf./Double Features

Flaming Star (end title)

October 7

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Spliced

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Double Features

Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
Complete
M

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Accordion :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :

0:40
:
:
0:42
0:41
0:40

Used for spliced master


Used for spliced master
Spliced from take 5 and ending of take 4

WPA5 2547

Howard Roberts
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Michael "Meyer" Rubin
Bernie Mattinson
James Haskell
Dudley Brooks
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
On 'Celluloid Rock' vol. 2, the master of Flaming Star was released both as a 3-channel mix and as instrumental
track with just the two instrumental channels. This might give the impression that the vocals were overdubbed, but
slight bleeding of the vocal track reveals how this mix was done.

Studio Session for RCA, October 30-31, 1960


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes
Bill Porter

Milky White Way


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

FS
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
FS+M

L2WW 0373
0:15
0:10
2:39
0:57
2:23
0:24
2:54

Stand By Me 2/Surrender
Stand By Me 2/Surrender
Platinum 2+"Surrender"/Stand By Me 1/Surrender
Fame and Fortune+"Stand By Me 2/Surrender"
Fame and Fortune+"Stand By Me 2/Surrender"
Surrender
Surrender+Amazing Grace

His Hand in Mine

L2WW 0374

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

FS+Complete
FS
FS

3:45
0:36
1:39

Take 04

FS+Complete

3:41 Ending used for spliced master

Take 05
Spliced

Complete
M

3:24 Used for spliced master


3:16 Spliced from take 5 and ending of take 4

I Believe in the Man in the Sky


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

Complete
FS
LFS
M

Complete
FS
LFS
Complete
LFS
FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
M

Complete
Complete
LFS
(M)
FS
Complete
LFS
FS
Complete

L2WW 0376

2:01
0:42
0:56
2:17
1:09
0:36
2:08
2:17 "(Slower) (No solo voice on chorus)"
2:20 "(Slower) (No solo voice on chorus)"
2:24

"(Elvis doesn't go up on ending)"


"(Elvis doesn't go up on ending)"
"(Slower)"
Used for spliced master
"(Slower)"
"(Slower)"
"(Could be used w/ending)" "(Slower)"

1:53

Surrender (work part)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

"(N.G.)"

Complete

October 30

October 30
60's Box 5+"Surrender"/Surrender
Fame and Fortune+"Surrender"
Surrender
Surrender(from spliced master without ending)
Surrender
Surrender
Surrender(released with ending from take 6)
UN
Essential 6/Always Me 1

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN

"(N.G.)"
"(N.G.)" "(Needs to be faded)"
"(N.G.)"
"(N.G.)"
Used for spliced master

L2WW 0377

Spliced from take 4 and work part of ending take


1:53
8

Mansion over the Hilltop


Take 01
Take 02

October 30

October 30

Complete
FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
(M)

Surrender (composite)
Spliced

Surrender(FS)+Platinum 2+"Surrender"/Stand By Me 1/Surrender


Surrender
Surrender
Fame and F./Surrender(minus ending)+Surrender(end fr.spliced
m.)
Surrender(from spliced master)+Fame and F./Surrender(ending)
Amazing Grace

Stand By Me 2+"Surrender"/Surrender/Easter Special


Surrender
Stand By Me 2/Surrender
Surrender
Surrender
Fame and Fortune+"Surrender"
Fame and Fortune/Stand By Me 2+"Surrender"
Stand By Me 1+"Surrender"/Surrender
Stand By Me 2+"Surrender"/Surrender
Amazing Grace+"Surrender"

L2WW 0377
2:02
2:03
1:11
1:46+
0:38
1:58
1:44

October 30

Essential 6/Season's Greetings/Surrender/Stand By Me 1(no dialog)


Season's Greetings/Surrender
Season's Greetings/Surrender
Amazing Grace+"Surrender"

Surrender
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

L2WW 0375

2:29
0:24
1:20
2:17

He Knows Just What I Need


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

October 30

3:11

L2WW 0378

October 30
60's Box 1

October 30
Easter Special

Take 03

FS+M

3:15

In My Father's House
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

FS+Complete
(M)

Surrender(FS)+Amazing Grace+"Surrender"

L2WW 0379

2:13
2:09 Used for spliced master

October 31

Fame and Fortune


Surrender

In My Father's House (work part)

October 31

Take 01

Surrender

(M)

0:32 Used for spliced master

In My Father's House (composite)


Spliced

Joshua Fit the Battle


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

L2WW 0380

2:41

Amazing Grace

FS+FS
Complete
M

Today, Tomorrow and Forever


Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Amazing Grace

L2WW 0382

October 31

1:52
0:36
1:57

Amazing Grace
Easter Special
Easter Special

Complete

2:01

Fame and Fortune

FS
Complete
FS
FS+FS
M

LFS
FS
M

October 31
Amazing Grace

L2WW 0384

October 31

0:27
1:39

Easter Special
Easter Special/Stand By Me 1+"Easter Special"

2:08 Chorus intro

Amazing Grace

L2WW 0385
1:26
0:38
2:32

FS+Complete
Complete
FS
FS+Complete
M

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Saxophone :

L2WW 0383

2:00

Working on the Building


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

October 31

M
FS+FS
Complete

Crying in the Chapel


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

L2WW 0381

0:32
2:41
2:34

Known Only to Him


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

October 31
Easter Special
Fame and Fortune

If We Never Meet Again


Take 01

Amazing Grace

2:45
2:46

I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

October 31

Complete
FS+Complete

Swing Down, Sweet Chariot


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

L2WW 0379

Spliced from take 8 and work part of ending take


2:05
1

October 31
Stand By Me 2
Stand By Me 2
Amazing Grace+"Stand By Me 2"/Stand By Me 2

L2WW 5001

October 31

2:01
2:15

Fame and Fortune+"Stand By Me 2"


Stand By Me 1+"Always Me 1"/Always Me 1

1:54

Amazing Grace

Hank Garland
Scotty Moore
Elvis Presley
Bob Moore
D.J. Fontana
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Homer "Boots" Randolph

Saxophone :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

Homer "Boots" Randolph


Floyd Cramer
Millie Kirkham
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Charlie Hodge (on His Hand in Mine, I Believe in the Man in the Sky and He Knows Just What I Need)

Notes:
Source update to follow.
On the 'Peace in the Valley' box BMG added noise between 15-22 kHz to compensate for the poor filters
used on 'Amazing Grace' so they are definitely aware now that they screwed up the remastering in the first
place. The 'Peace in the Valley' restoration does work; some of the high-end artifacts are masked. Still, they
need to get back to the tapes to get it right. The Japanese paper sleeve edition of 'His Hand in Mine' appears
to be from a more conservative source although some songs are unnecessarily loud. Overall the Japanese CD
has slightly less high-end (between 2500-10000 Hz) than BMG's 'Peace in the Valley' remaster, but it's
probably the latter that has been re-equalized. Older US/Japanese CD versions and the old RCA 7.5 ips reelto-reel will be compared later to solve the eq. on this one.
The outtakes from this session on the FTD CD 'Easter Special' have been subjected to hard limiting, no
clipping, just an amplitude raise about 6 dB(or 100%) above "what's possible" with compressed peaks to
allow for it. +100% is too much without sacrificing dynamics.

Soundtrack Session for 20th Century Fox: Wild in the Country, November 7-8, 1960
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Urban Thielmann
Thorne Nogar

Lonely Man (record version)

November 7

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

Movie Session Memories(L/R swapped)


UN
UN
Out in Hollywood
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Command Performances/Double Features(L/R swapped)

Complete
FS
LFS
Complete
LFS
FS
FS
Complete
Complete
LFS
FS
Complete
M

3:00

3:06

"2:55"

2:55
2:55

2:44
2:45

L2PB 5381

Lonely Man (solo)

November 7

Take 01

Complete

2:09

Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

LFS
Complete
M

0:52
2:02
2:09

WPA5 2504

In My Way (solo)

Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)/Behind Closed


LP
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions/Hollywood Sessions
Collectors Gold/Double Features+"Wild in the Country Sessions"

November 7

Take 01

Complete

1:32

Take 02

Complete

1:35

Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
M

0:09
0:39
0:26
0:52
0:29
1:27

"(watch FS)"
L2PB 5384

Silver Scr.+"W. in the C. Sessions"(Laurel LP/TCB CD&LP)/Beh.Cl.D.


LP
Meets Presley/For Everyone CD/In My Way LP+"W. in the C.
Sessions"
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Double Features+"Wild in the Country Sessions"

Wild in the Country (record version)

November 7

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15

LFS
LFS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
LFS
LFS
LFS
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
Complete
FS

1:06
1:04
0:22
0:19
0:24
1:13
1:10
1:43
1:06
0:23
2:06
0:22
1:56
2:07
0:18

Take 16

Complete

1:53

Take 17
Take 18
Take 19

FS
FS
M

0:59
0:29
2:00

Wild in the Country Sessions/Behind Closed Doors LP


In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
Wild in the Country Sessions(Laurel LP/TCB CD & LP)
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions/Hollywood Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Silver Box LP 3 & CD 2+"Wild in the Country Sessions"/Behind Closed
LP
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Command Perf./Double Features(L/R swapped)+"W. in the C. Sessions"

full group on take 1 only

"hold"

L2PB 5383

Forget Me Never (solo)

November 7

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Wild in the Country Sessions/Behind Closed Doors LP


In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions/Behind Closed LP
Double Features/Meets Presley/For Everyone CD/In My Way LP
+"Wild in the Country Sessions"

Complete
FS
M

1:40
0:27
1:43

L2PB 5385

I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell

November 8

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions


Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions

LFS
FS
Complete
FS+FS

1:24
0:21
1:44
0:32

high key

Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18

FS+FS
0:32
LFS
0:57
FS+Complete 1:47
FS
0:19
LFS
0:56
Complete
1:55
Complete
1:45
Complete
1:56
FS
0:31
M
1:42
LFS
0:53
FS
0:26
Complete
1:55
FS
0:37
(M)
1:55

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Accordion :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :

L2PB 5382
low key

WPA5 2504

Wild in the Country Sessions


Wild in the Country Sessions
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions/Hollywood Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
Wild in the Country Sessions
In My Way LP/Wild in the Country Sessions
Double Features/In My Way LP+"Wild in the C Sessions/In My Way LP"
Wild in the Country Sessions/Behind Closed Doors LP
Wild in the Country Sessions/Behind Closed Doors LP
Wild in the Country Sessions/Behind Closed Doors LP
Wild in the Country Sessions
Double Features/Collectors Gold+"Wild in the Country Sessions"

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Elvis Presley
Michael "Meyer" Rubin
D. J. Fontana
James Haskell -only on Lonely Man (record version)
Dudley Brooks
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
The first session tape is (was?) missing. There may have been another version of Wild in the Country. The released
version was marked "record version" on the log and why does take 1 include the full group?
The stereo outtake of Lonely Man (record version) on 'Movie Session Memories' seems to come from a hissy tape or
an acetate and is poorly restored. Hopefully this has been released elsewhere.
The TCB CD 'The Complete Wild in the Country Sessions' is actually a pretty good source, although noisy, for this
material if the pitch is corrected and only one channel kept. It runs a little more than 5% too fast, which is a lot. The
Laurel LP 'In My Way', with only some takes, is even better. The Laurel double LP with the session is unfortunately
not that flawless. On 'Elvis Meets Presley', noisy and 2% too slow, but great stereo versions without echo can be
found of In My Way take 2 (first note missing) and Forget Me Never take 3 (master). Stay away from the "Radio
Recordes Luxembourg" CD 'Wild in the Country Sessions' (PEWCCD129) since it has the worst kind of noise
reduction!
It may appear that there was a left channel guitar overdub on Forget Me Never. This can be heard on the CDs 'Elvis
For Everyone' and 'Elvis Meets Presley', but not on 'Double Features'. This responding guitar is however present on
the releases that were mastered from the mono session tape. So it probably was removed for the 'Double Features'
release rather than overdubbed in the first place.
The stereo version of Wild in the Country with overdubbed maracas was probably not overdubbed during the original
session. Tunzi says it was overdubbed by Boots Randolph during the post production of the movie. Some lists this
overdub version to be take 40, but that is surely because a "take 40" announcement by Elvis(!) had been poorly
added to the overdubbed Wild in the Country on the bootleg LP 'From the Beach to the Bayou' and perhaps others.
The "take 40" announcement was naturally a joke and is actually preceeded by an interrupted "take 15"
announcement by the engineer. The announcement sounds like it's from a 1950's session and can probably be
identified.

Studio Session for RCA, March 12-13, 1961


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes
Bill Porter

I'm Coming Home


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

L2WW 0567

FS
FS+Complete
Complete
Complete
LFS
FS+FS
M

0:51
2:49
2:34
2:37
2:19
0:29
2:27

FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
FS+M

0:30
2:22
2:34
2:26
2:43

Gently
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Take 01
Take 02

Complete
M

Complete
Complete
FS
M

L2WW 0569

Take 01
Take 02

L2WW 0570

2:57
3:05

LFS
FS+Complete
FS
M

2:10
2:58
0:45
2:51

It's a Sin
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

Tryout
Take 01
Take 02

Incomplete
Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

Complete
FS+Complete
LFS
Complete
3xFS
FS
FS+FS
4xFS+Complete
Complete
M

L2WW 0573

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Complete
Complete
FS+M

L2WW 0574

Take 01
Take 02

Judy

Complete
FS+M

March 12
24 Carat Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
Always Me 1/Something Complete
Something Complete
Collectors Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
Meets Presley/Something Complete
Meets Presley/Always Me 1/Something Complete
Meets Presley/Something Complete
Meets Presley/Something Complete
Meets Presley/Essential 6/Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

L2WW 0575
2:14
2:12
2:29

Sentimental Me

March 12
Always Me 1/Something Complete
Collectors Gold+"Always Me 1/Something Complete"
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

2:25
2:42
0:53
2:48
1:05
0:20
0:47
2:32
2:22
2:25

Starting Today

March 12
Always Me 1/Something Complete
Elvis Meets Presley/Always Me 1/Something Complete
Something Complete
60's Box 1+Something Complete

0:35
2:26
2:24

There's Always Me

March 12
Platinum 1/Something Complete/Always Me 1
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

L2WW 0572

I Want You with Me

March 12
Collectors Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
Essential 6/Something Complete"/Always Me 3
Something Complete/Always Me 3
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

L2WW 0571

Complete
M

March 12
Always Me 2/Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Elvis Meets Presley/Something Complete"

3:20
2:56
0:33
2:44

I Feel So Bad

March 12
24 Carat Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
24 Carat Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
Collectors Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
24 Carat Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Elvis Meets Presley/Something Complete"

2:13
2:01

Give Me the Right


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

Always Me 2/Something Complete


Essential 6/Always Me 2/Something Complete
Platinum 2+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
Something Complete/Always Me 1
Something Complete
Something Complete+Elvis Meets Presley/Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Elvis Meets Presley/Something Complete"

L2WW 0568

In Your Arms

March 12

March 13
Always Me 1/Something Complete
24 Carat Gold+"Something Complete"/Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

L2WW 0576
2:43
3:03

March 13
Something Complete/Always Me 1
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

L2WW 0577

March 13

Judy
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

L2WW 0577
FS+Complete
FS
LFS
Complete
FS
LFS
LFS
M

3:16
0:35
2:07
2:27
0:48
1:14
1:59
2:33

Put the Blame on Me


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

FS+FS
Complete
FS
FS
M

Musicians:
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Guitar :
Drums :
Saxophone :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

Something Complete/Always Me 1/E.P. Coll. 2(FS)/Rare Elvis 3(FS)


Something Complete/E.P. Coll. 2/Rare Elvis 3
Something Complete
Something Complete/E.P. Coll. 2/Rare Elvis 3
Something Complete
Something Complete/E.P. Coll. 2/Rare Elvis 3
Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

L2WW 0578
1:02
1:57
0:29
0:36
2:00

March 13

March 13
Meets Presley/Something Complete
Meets Presley/Something Complete
Something Complete
Something Complete
60's Box 1+"Something Complete"

Hank Garland
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Scotty Moore
D.J. Fontana
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Floyd Cramer
Millie Kirkham
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Source update to follow.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Blue Hawaii, March 21-23, 1961


Studio :
Producers :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley / Hal Wallis
Thorne Nogar

Hawaiian Sunset
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Spliced

2:45
3:09
3:05

2:32

In My Way LP/BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Hollyw. Sessions


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box

Spliced from takes 4 and 7

Aloha Oe (section #2)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Spliced

Complete
Complete
Complete
FS

1:33
1:05
1:05
0:21

Complete

1:35

March 21

Used for spliced master


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
Used for spliced master
Spliced from takes 7 and 5. Master composite

(M)

0:47

Complete
LFS

2:51
1:33

BH '97

FS
Complete
FS
Complete
LFS
M

0:14
2:30
0:36
2:39
1:08
2:30

FS
LFS
LFS
LFS
LFS

0:38
1:30
1:38
2:00
0:49

BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/St.Out of Line


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box

Complete
Complete
Complete

2:38
2:43
2:42

BH '97/BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box

March 21

CO

BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line

Used for spliced master


Used for spliced master
M2PB 2991

BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH '97/BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/BH '97

March 21

DO

Used for spliced master

2:23

Slicin' Sand
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16

BH '97

BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box

No More
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Spliced

M2PB 2994

BO

Ku-u-i-po
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

March 21

AO

Complete
Complete
Complete

FS
FS

Ending used for spliced master


Spliced from take 13 and ending of take 16

EO

M2PB 2987

BH '97

March 21

1:45

BH '97

1:18
0:18

BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box

Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19

FS
Complete
FS
M

0:18
1:40
0:15
1:42

M2PB 2993

Blue Hawaii
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

0:45
0:35
2:52
1:22
1:14
2:08
2:47

FS
LFS
FS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
M

1:18
1:34
0:36
0:46
1:41
0:16
0:17
0:30
1:35

M2PB 2984

Ito Eats
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

Complete?

M2PB 2992

Complete
M

BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box

FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
FS
FS
Complete
LFS
FS
FS
FS
M

M2PB 3015

FS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
LFS
Complete
FS
FS
LFS
FS
FS
FS
Complete
FS
M
LFS
(M)
M

0:15
0:16
0:27
0:27
1:39
0:28
1:33
1:45
0:19
0:10
1:27
0:18
0:10
0:08
2:00
0:49
2:07
1:14
1:18
1:53

M2PB 3000

Almost Always True


Take 01

FS

1:13

Used for spliced master


Record version

M2PB 3038
Tag for movie

MO

In My Way LP/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box


In My Way LP/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Behind Closed Doors
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Beh.Cl.Doors
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH '97/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box

March 22

LO
Movie version

Movie version. Spliced from takes 8 & 19

BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Behind Closed Doors


BH '97/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box

March 22

KO
0:25
0:51
0:31
2:06
0:23
1:26
0:39
2:59
2:28
0:44
0:10
0:40
3:02

Steppin' Out of Line


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Spliced

March 22

JO

3:05
3:03

Island of Love
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line


BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH '97/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box

March 22

HO

0:57

Hawaiian Wedding Song


Take 01
Take 02

BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line


BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH '97/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/St.Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH '97/BH Sessions 2 TCB LP/BH Box

March 22

GO

Ito Eats (tag for movie)


Take 01

March 22

FO

FS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
LFS
M

BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box


BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box
BH '97/BH Sessions 1 TCB LP/BH Box

WPA5 2549

BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line


BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line/Beh.Cl.Doors
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH '97/BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line/Beh.Cl.Doors
BH '97/BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box

March 22
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

FS
FS
Complete
LFS
Complete
LFS
LFS
M

1:13
1:11
2:36
1:57
2:37
2:14
1:18
2:31

M2PB 2985

Moonlight Swim
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

FS
Complete
(M)
Complete

1:06

BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box


BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/In My Way LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box

Master overdubbed

Aloha Oe (section #1, The Surfers)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

March 22

NO
1:19
2:38
2:44
2:32

BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line


In My Way LP/BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box/Steppin' Out of Line
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box
BH '97/BH Sessions 3 TCB LP/BH Box

PO or QO

March 23

Used for composite master

BH '97

Spliced from BO takes 7 & 5 and section #1 take 4 M2PB 2986

BH '97

Aloha Oe (composite)
Spliced

1:53

Can't Help Falling in Love


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Take 23
Take 24
Take 25
Take 26
Take 27
Take 28
Take 29

FS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
FS
LFS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
FS
FS
FS
M
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
FS
M

0:26
0:24
0:19
0:36
2:08
0:32
1:06
1:40
2:20
0:24
0:24
0:58
2:35
0:36
0:43
2:00
0:28
0:21
0:20
0:35
0:30
0:53
2:05
1:56
0:32
2:02
0:23
0:15
3:08

Movie version

0:51
2:09
2:07

Record version

WPA5 2550

Record version
M2PB 2988

Beach Boy Blues


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

FS
M
M

FS
FS
Complete
FS
M

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Rhythm Guitar :
Bass :

M2PB 2995
WPA5 2585

Movie version

M2PB 2989

Hank Garland
Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Bob Moore

Alt. G. Hits v. 3(2nd ed.)/BH Sess.4 TCB LP/BH Box/Beh.Cl. D.


Comm. Perf./BH '97/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH '97/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box/Behind Closed Doors

March 23

TO
0:50
1:10
2:00
0:57
2:16

In My Way LP/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box


In My Way LP/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
In My Way LP/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/ BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/ BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/Behind Closed Doors
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/Behind Closed Doors
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/Behind Closed Doors
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH '97/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. G. Hits 3/Silver Box(LP3/CD2)/BH Ses. 4 TCB LP/Beh.Cl.D.
Alt. G. Hits 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP(part missing)
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Alt. G. Hits vol. 3/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP
Platinum/Comm. Perf./BH '97+"BH Sessions 4 TCB LP"

March 23

SO

Rock-a-hula Baby
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

March 23

RO

BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box/"BH '97"


BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
BH '97/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box/St.Out of Line
BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box
Comm. Perf./BH '97/BH Sessions 4 TCB LP/BH Box

Bass :
Drums :
Percussion :
Drums :
Piano/Celeste :
Piano :
Harmonica :
Saxophone :
Ukulele:
Ukulele:
Steel Guitar:
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

Bob Moore
D.J. Fontana
Bernie Mattinson
Hal Blaine
Dudley Brooks
Floyd Cramer
George Fields
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Bernie Lewis
Fred Tavares
Alvino Rey
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
The Surfers: Pat Sylva, Bernie Ching, Clay Naluai and Al Naluai

Notes:
The 1997 remastered Blue Hawaii CD has much more added echo and dynamic compression than the original mix.
On 'Command Performances', the masters of Can't Help Falling in Love, Beach Boy Blues and Rock-a-Hula Baby
sound more natural as they seem to be remastered from the original mix.
Possible sources for this session are the 4 TCB LP's 'Blue Hawaii/The Complete Session' (TCB 21-23-3-61) and the
Laurel 4-LP 'Blue Hawaii Box' (BPM 501-A). The latter is not as complete and seems to be slightly noise reduced
and compressed. The TCB LP's have more noise and some pitch problems (>4% too fast), but it is the most complete
collection and even has some takes in stereo.
Avoid the three "Trade Secrets" Blue Hawaii CD's, PECD056. There is not one single note of music on any of them.
The second edition only of "Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3" includes Beach Boy Blues take 1 in stereo right after Can't Help
Falling in Love. Thanks to Wolfgang Pesch for this find.

Overdub Session for Paramount: Blue Hawaii, March 28, 1961


Studio :
Producers :
Engineer :

Paramount Scoring stage, Hollywood, California


NA
NA

Moonlight Swim
Overdub

Musicians:
Backup Vocals :

Notes:

March 28
2:20

Backup vocal overdub of NO take 3

M2PB 2990

BH '97

Loulie Gene Norman, Dorothy McCarty, Virginia Rees and Betty Allen

Studio Session for RCA, June 25-26, 1961


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes
Bill Porter

Kiss Me Quick
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
LFS
Complete
Complete
LFS
Complete
Complete
Complete
M

M2WW 0857
3:05
2:55
3:02
3:00
1:27
2:59
2:55
0:48
2:52
2:43
2:52
2:48

Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 2


Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Especially for You
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
60's Box 2

That's Someone You Never Forget


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

Complete
FS
FS
FS+LFS
Complete
FS+FS
Complete
M

3:05
0:57
0:38
1:31
2:52
0:49
2:59
2:50

Complete
FS+Complete
FS
Complete
Complete

2:20
2:34
0:09
2:24
2:19

M2WW 0858

M2WW 0859

Used for spliced master

FS+Complete
(M)

June 26
0:50
0:28 Used for spliced master

I'm Yours (composite)


Spliced

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
M

M2WW 0859

M2WW 0859

Spoken part used for spliced master


Used for spliced master
Vocal overdub of composite. Spliced from takes 5 and
2:22
6.

His Latest Flame

M2WW 0860

Take 01

FS+LFS+Tryout 3:22

Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12

FS+Complete
FS+Complete
Complete
4xFS
Complete
FS
M
FS
LFS
FS
FS+Complete

Little Sister

Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 3


Kiss Me Quick Little Sister(?)

2:22 Spliced from M2WW 0859-06 and work part-02

I'm Yours (vocal overdub)

Spliced

June 26
60's Box 5/Always Me 3
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/24 Carat Gold
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/24 Carat Gold
Always Me 3
24 Carat Gold

I'm Yours (work part)


Take 01
Take 02

June 25
60's Box 5/Always Me 3
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister(faded)/Always Me 3
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister(faded)
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister(faded)
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 3
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/24 Carat Gold
60's Box 2

I'm Yours
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

June 25

June 26
Rare Elvis

June 26

60's Box 2

June 26
KMQ Little Sister/Alw. Me 3/EP Coll. 2(FS+part of
LFS)
KMQ Little Sister/Always Me 3
KMQ Little Sister/Always Me 3/EP Collection 2(FS)
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/60's Box 5
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/EP Collection 2
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/EP Collection 2
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister
60's Box 2
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 4
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 4
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 4
Kiss Me Quick Little Sister/Always Me 4

2:28
2:21
2:02
2:03
2:13
2:10
0:45
0:46
0:33
2:17

M2WW 0861

June 26

Little Sister

M2WW 0861

Take 01
Take 02

FS
FS

0:23
0:19

Take 03

FS+Complete

3:01

Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

FS+M
LFS
Complete
FS
FS+FS
FS+Complete
LFS
LFS

2:57
0:58
2:33
:
:
3:10
1:00
1:07

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano :
Piano :
Claves :
Organ :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

June 26
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/EP Collection 2/Rare Elvis 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/EP Collection 2/Rare Elvis 3
KMQ L.Sister/Alt. G. Hits 3/EP Coll.2(FS)/Rare E. 3(FS)+
AM3(FS+Comp.)
60's Box 2(M)/KMQ Little Sister(FS)/EP Coll. 2(FS)
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/EP Collection 2/Rare Elvis 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/EP Collection 2/Rare Elvis 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3/Essential 6/Always Me 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3
KMQ Little Sister/Alt. Golden Hits vol. 3

Hank Garland
Scotty Moore
Neal Matthews (June 26 only)
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana
Floyd Cramer
Gordon Stoker (June 25 only)
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Floyd Cramer (I'm Yours and work part)
Millie Kirkham
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Source update to follow. The song Kiss Me Quick as released on the CD 'Kiss Me Quick Little Sister'(KMQ
1061) still is plagued by the same kind of destructive gating/compression as the first volumes of the 'There's
Always Me' series. On the other hand, the song Little Sister is well preserved on the same CD. (With the 'Alt.
Golden Hits 3' CD on the market the same kind of tampering on that song might not go unnoticed.)
Thanks to Wolfgang Pesch for the Little Sister additions.

Soundtrack Session for United Artists: Follow That Dream, July 2, 1961
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Hans Salter
Bill Porter

Angel
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

M2WW 0873
LFS
Complete

1:32
3:05
:
FS+Complete 2:57
Complete
2:59
Complete
2:50

Take 07
Take NA
Take NA
Take NA
Take NA
Spliced?

:
(M?)
LFS?
LFS?
(M?)
M

:
1:26
1:25
:
2:39

Follow That Dream Sessions/Stay Away


Especially for You+"Follow That Dream Sessions/Stay Away"
Possibly used for spliced master
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Probably used for spliced master. Otherwise
master.
Track?
Vocal overdub of track? Binaural
Vocal overdub of track? Binaural
Vocal overdub of track?
Probably spliced from take 7 and unknown take(3?)

Follow That Dream


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

FS
Complete
Complete
Complete
FS+FS
M

M2WW 0874
0:31
1:56
2:18
1:52
0:44
1:39

Complete
FS
FS+FS
FS+FS
LFS
Incomplete?
M

2:49
0:35
0:52
1:02
1:36
2:33
2:27

M2WW 0875

Interrupted at 2:12, followed by pause and ending.

I'm Not the Marrying Kind


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

FS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
Complete
FS+FS
M

M2WW 0877

FS+FS
0:42
FS
0:31
FS+Complete 2:53
(M)
2:14
M
:

Complete
FS
FS+FS
FS+LFS
FS
M

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :

July 2

July 2
Collector's Gold+"FTD Sessions/What a Wonderful Life"
Collector's Gold+"FTD Sessions/What a Wonderful Life"
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Double Features(stereo master lost)

July 2
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Especially for You+"Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life"
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Double Features(stereo master lost)

M2WW 0878
2:00
0:36
0:25
1:45
0:54
1:47

July 2
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Especially for You+Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Double Features/Collectors Gold(1:57 edit)
UN(lost)

Whistling overdub of take 4

Sound Advice
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

M2WW 0876

0:35
0:37
1:13
0:53
1:38
1:54
0:54
1:51

A Whistling Tune
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Overdub

Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life


Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
UN (Lost?)
Command Performances/Double Features

Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life


Silver Box(LP3/CD2)/25 Grandes xitos/FTD Sessions/WW Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Command Performances/Especially for You+ "FTD Sessions/WW Life"
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Double Features(stereo master lost)

What a Wonderful Life


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

July 2

July 2
Especially for You+"Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life"
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Follow That Dream Sessions/What a Wonderful Life
Double Features(stereo master lost)

Hank Garland
Scotty Moore
Neal Matthews
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana

Drums :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

D.J. Fontana
Floyd Cramer
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Millie Kirkham
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
There is some confusion regarding the master of Angel. In one of Paul Dowling's interviews, Ernst Jorgensen said
that the stereo master had survived because "they spliced Angel and A Whistling Tune back on one of the outtake
tapes. I don't know why but they did.". This doesn't have to mean that the master was spliced from two takes, but it's
a guess. In "A Life in Music" it is still listed as take 7. It is unknown why a vocal overdub was recorded as well, or if
it was used for the (possibly) spliced master.
The Argentinian CD, "25 Grandes xitos"(74321 49055-2) includes Follow That Dream take 2 although the cover
notes claim that it is the lost stereo master (take 6). The mistake can probably be blamed on the fact that BMG had
used take 4 on "Command Performances" without saying so, not even an "unreleased" note, and that version was
later listed as "take 2" in "A Life in Music".
Source update to follow. This session has been released in better quality than listed sources on the import CD 'Keep
Following That Dream'(Kwimper Records 0761) and on the Czech CD 'Complete Follow That Dream
Session'(Memory 2003). The Kwimper CD is a bit noise-reduced and edited, but seems to be mastered from a DAT
source. Spectral plots of the Czech CD imply a MiniDisc source and it is about one or two generations down. Still, it
has more ambience than the Kwimper ditto and it isn't edited. So a third, "best of both worlds" release would still be
welcome...
("The Complete Follow That Dream Session"(AR 10008) is slightly better than "What a Wonderful Life"(Ranwood
1963). The CD "A Dream to Follow" hasn't been verified but ought to be identical to AR 10008. The takes on the
Angel Records CD can be slightly improved by a high-lift and by stretching the pitch to 104.2%-104.9%.)

Studio Session for RCA, October 15-16, 1961


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes
Bill Porter

For the Millionth and the Last Time


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12

Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
FS+Complete
Complete
FS+Complete
Complete
FS
FS+FS
FS
M

Good Luck Charm


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

2:49
0:40
1:14
2:26

Complete
Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
FS+FS
FS
FS+Complete
Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :

2:46
2:20
2:20 (2:10)

Scotty Moore
Jerry Kennedy
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman

October 16
Collector's Gold/Always Me 1/Anyth. That's Part of You
24 Carat Gold/Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Essential 6/24 Carat Gold/Anything That's Part of You
24 Carat Gold/Anything That's Part of You
Especially for You(Compl. only)+tape(FS)/Anyth.
Always Me 1/Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Pot Luck '99/60's Box 2+Anything That's Part of You(FS)
Always Me 3+Anything That's Part of You
Always Me 3/Anything That's Part of You

M2WW 1006

FS+Complete
Complete
M

October 15
Elvis in Nashville
Always Me 1
Especially for You
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
Today, Tomorrow and Forever (Complete)+Anything That's Part of You
24 C Gold/RD Box/WWG Hits 1/Colonel's Collection
Something for Everybody '99/60's Box

2:57 high key


1:31
0:31
2:51
1:57
3:11
3:01
0:24
2:43
0:17
0:31
0:17
2:41
2:51
0:41 low key
3:28
0:49
2:59 (2:44)
1:20
1:50

Night Rider
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

M2WW 1004

M2WW 1005

Complete
FS+LFS
FS
Complete
LFS
FS+Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
Complete
Complete
FS+FS
2xFS+Complete
LFS
FS+M
FS+LFS
LFS

October 15
EP Collection 2/Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Something for Everybody '99/60's Box

2:08
2:11
2:11
0:25
2:09
0:56
0:11
2:24
2:08
2:06

I Met Her Today

October 15
Especially for You
Always Me 1
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
Always Me 1/Latino
tape
24 Carat Gold
tape
Always Me 1
24 Carat Gold
Pot Luck '99/60's Box 2

M2WW 1003

Complete
FS+FS
LFS
M

Anything That's Part of You


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

M2WW 1002

2:13
2:12
0:39
2:10
2:19
2:09
2:18
2:15
0:26
0:47
0:31
2:08

October 16
Unsurpassed Masters 9/Night Rider '61/Coll.Gold(FS only, L/R swapped)
Unsurpassed Masters vol.9/Night Rider '61/Coll. Gold(2:14, added echo)
Elvis in Nashville+"Unsurpassed M. 9/Night R. 61(after fade)"/60's Box

Drums :
Drums :
Piano :
Saxophone/Clarinet:
Accordion :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

Murrey "Buddy" Harman


D.J. Fontana
Floyd Cramer
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Gordon Stoker (For the Millionth and the Last Time)
Millie Kirkham
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Source update to follow: Unsurpassed Masters Box 3(vol.'s 8-9), Night Rider '61 not verified
entirely yet.

Soundtrack Session for United Artists: Kid Galahad, October 26-27, 1961
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Jeffrey Alexander
Thorne Nogar

King of the Whole Wide World


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Take 23
Take 24
Take 25
Take 26
Take 27
Take 28
Take 29
Take 30
Take 31

October 26

M1

FS
Complete

0:34 (First #6 announcement probably by mistake)


3:03

Fun at the Movies


Fun at the Movies

FS
LFS
LFS
LFS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
Complete
FS
M

0:46
1:16
1:24
1:56
0:28
0:39
0:37
1:48
0:40
3:03
0:55
0:29
0:44
3:03
0:32
3:04

Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP


Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP

A Whistling Tune

SPA5 2868

October 26

M2

Take 01

LFS

1:01 Intro cut from tape

Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Spliced

Complete
FS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
(In)complete
M

3:03
0:35
0:17
0:33
0:31
1:26
1:05 Everything except intro cut from tape
3:20 Spliced from takes 1 and 8

Home Is Where the Heart Is


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

FS
FS
FS
FS
FS
LFS
Complete
FS
FS

0:29 Slow version


0:22
0:27
1:18
0:30
1:08
3:07
0:54
0:52

Take 10

Complete

3:19

Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19

FS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
FS
FS
FS
FS

0:36
3:25
0:42 Uptempo version
2:49
0:53
0:43
0:44
0:14
0:39

Take 20

Complete

2:47

M3

N2PB 3136

Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP+"Radio Rec.


Rev.LP"
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Double Features

October 26
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 1 LP
In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited
LP"
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited

Take 20

Complete

2:47

Take 21

2:50

N2PB 3134

Riding the Rainbow

October 26

M4

Take 01

Complete

2:05

Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

FS
LFS
LFS
LFS
Complete
Complete

0:35
1:16
2:00
0:42
1:55
2:05

Take 08

Complete

1:57

Take 09

(In)complete

1:44 Ending cut to be used with MX4 take 7

Riding the Rainbow

In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited


LP"
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited
LP"
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP

October 26

MX4

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

FS
FS
FS

1:16
0:57
1:03

FS
LFS

1:14
1:51

Take 07

Incomplete?

1:43

Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP


Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Omitted by mistake?
Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Ending cut from tape and replaced by M4 take
9.

Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP

Riding the Rainbow (composite)


Spliced

Complete

1:43

Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

FS
LFS
FS
FS
FS+M

0:31
0:57
0:36
0:34
1:47

I Got Lucky
LFS

1:35

Take 02

2:20

This Is Living

In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited


LP"
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP

October 27
N2PB 3135

FS

0:34

Take 02

Complete

1:35

Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

Complete
FS
LFS
FS
LFS

2:03
0:23
0:59
0:18
1:19

Take 08

Complete

2:05

Take 09
Take 10

FS
M

0:58
1:54

King of the Whole Wide World


0:57
0:38
2:54
3:00

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Neal Matthews
D.J. Fontana

In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited


LP"
Double Features+"Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP"

October 27

M6

Take 01

Double Features

October 27

MX5

Take 01

Musicians:
Guitar :
Rhythm Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Guitar :
Drums :

N2PB 3133

M5

Take 01

FS
FS
Complete
M

October 26

1:50 Spliced from MX4-07 and ending of M4-09

I Got Lucky

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited


LP"
Double Features+"Kid Galahad Sessions 2 LP"

N2PB 3132

Radio Recorders Revisited LP


In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited
LP"
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
Radio Recorders Revisited LP
In My Way CD+"Radio Recorders Revisited
LP"
Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP
Double Features+"Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP"

October 27

M7

N2PB 3131

Last Temptation of Elvis


Last Temptation of Elvis
Last Temptation of Elvis/Hollywood Sessions
Double Features+"Kid Galahad Sessions 3 LP"

Drums :
Saxophone :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :

D.J. Fontana
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Dudley Brooks
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Source update to follow.
The CD:s 'Kid Galahad Sessions'(CDPE 141) and 'By Request'(CDPE 142) are not listed since, besides from
being mastered at least 3% too fast (recoverable), there are too much noise reduction on them (unrecoverable).
Tape box #1 never made it to the old vinyl bootlegs.

Studio Session for RCA, March 18-19, 1962


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes
Bill Porter

Something Blue
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

Complete
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
M

N2WW 0685
3:28
3:16
0:15
2:58
0:21
2:58
3:00

Gonna Get Back Home Somehow


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

Complete
Complete
FS
FS+Complete
Complete
Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

60's Box 2

2:21

FS
Complete
FS
FS+LFS
FS
Complete
FS
FS
Complete
M

N2WW 0688
0:27
2:06
0:36
0:56
0:31
2:20
0:35
0:25
2:12
2:15

Complete
FS+FS
FS
FS+Complete
M

Jam+FS
FS
Complete
Complete
(M)

FS
M
Complete

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Complete
Complete
FS+Complete
FS+FS
M

N2WW 0689

N2WW 0690

March 18
Always Me 4
Always Me 4
Always Me 4
24 Carat Gold
Essential 6

N2WW 0691
0:35 (Could refer to take 1)
2:25
2:50

1:39
1:53
2:06
0:43
1:41

March 18
Long Lonely Highway/Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Always Me 4
Always Me 4
60's Box 2

1:22
0:24
2:17
2:22
2:17

I Feel That I've Known You Forever

March 18
Always Me 3
Always Me 3
Always Me 3
Always Me 3
Always Me 3
Always Me 3
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
24 Carat Gold
60's Box 2

2:04
0:40
0:33
2:19
2:10

You'll Be Gone
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

March 18
Essential 6
Essential 6
RD Box 4+Always Me 3/Anything That's Part of You

Night Rider
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

March 18
Always Me 3
Always Me 3
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold+Especially for You
Essential 6/24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
60's Box 2

N2WW 0687

Just for Old Time's Sake


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

N2WW 0686

FS
0:35Complete
1:52
FS+Complete 2:43 (Complete take could refer to take 4)

Fountain of Love
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

Always Me 3/Platinum 2(intro only)


Always Me 3/Platinum 2(intro from take 1)
24 Carat Gold
24 Carat Gold
Anything That's Part of You
24 Carat Gold
60's Box 2

2:42
2:49
0:13
2:53
2:14
2:31
2:30

Easy Question

March 18

March 18
Always Me 2
60's Box 2
Long Lonely Highway+"Always Me 2/Latino"

N2WW 0692

March 19
Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Long Lonely Highway/Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
60's Box 2

Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
LFS
M

Complete
Complete
FS
Complete

N2WW 0694
2:55
2:50
0:46
2:24
Used for spliced master

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

March 19

Used for spliced master

Suspicion (composite)
M

N2WW 0694

2:36 Spliced from take 5 and work part take 7

She's Not You


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

March 19
Always Me 1
Essential 6/Always Me 1
Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You

Suspicion (work part)

Spliced

March 19
Collectors Gold+"Anything That's Part of You"
Always Me 1/Anything That's Part of You
24 Carat Gold/Anything That's Part of You
24 Carat Gold+"Anything That's Part of You"
Anything That's Part of You/Always Me 1
60's Box 2/Always Me 1

Suspicion
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

N2WW 0693

2:00
2:03
1:58
2:04
1:07
1:54

N2WW 0695

Complete
1:45
FS+Complete 2:46
(M)
:
Used for composite master

March 19
60's Box 2

March 19
Long Lonely Highway+Always Me 1
Always Me 1

She's Not You (work part)

March 19

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Anything That's Part of You


Anything That's Part of You
Anything That's Part of You
Long Lonely Highway+"Anything That's Part of You"

Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
(M)

0:50
0:55
1:02
1:12
:
Used for composite master

She's Not You (composite)


Spliced

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar/Vibes :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Saxophone/Vibes :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

N2WW 0695

2:10 Spliced from take 3 and work part take 5

March 19
60's Box 2

Scotty Moore
Harold Bradley
Thomas "Grady" Harman
Bob Moore
D.J. Fontana
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
Homer "Boots" Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Millie Kirkham

Notes:
Source update to follow.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Girls! Girls! Girls!, March 26-30, 1962
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley
Thorne Nogar

I Don't Want To
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

2:40

N2PB 3275

We're Coming in Loaded


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

1:31

Complete

1:36

1:41

Complete

1:26

N2PB 3288

Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

A capella (almost)

KPA5 9563

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Silver Box (LP 3/CD 2)

March 27

N2PB 3274

N2PB 3272

2:14

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

March 27

GO

N2PB 3280

HO

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

March 27
N2PB 3279

2:32

Celluloid Rock vol.1


Celluloid Rock vol.1/Double Features

March 27

FO

The Walls Have Ears


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Double Features

DO

2:39

Because of Love
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

N2PB 3281

EO

Return to Sender
Take 01
Take 02

March 26

CO

2:08
2:15

Girls! Girls! Girls

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Double Features

Celluloid Rock vol.1

Where Do You Come From?


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Double Features

March 26

BO

Thanks to the Rolling Sea


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

March 26

AO

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

March 27

Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12

2:33

N2PB 3283

Song of the Shrimp


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

N2PB 3282

A Boy Like Me, a Girl Like You


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Complete

2:21

2:20

N2PB 3277

0:59

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Spliced

2:21

LFS

2:17

Complete

1:16

2:43

1:01

Double Features

March 28

NO

Used for spliced master


insert
insert. Used for spliced master.
Spliced from takes 2 and 4. Soundtrack
overdubbed.

Celluloid Rock vol. 1


Celluloid Rock vol. 1
(Elvis Rocks and the Girls Roll LP)

March 28

PO

Used for spliced master of end title

Girls! Girls! Girls (end title, part 2)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

March 28

N2PB 3278

Dainty Little Moonbeams (end title, part 1)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

MO

Earth Boy (movie version)

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

March 28

Used for composite master

Earth Boy
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

March 27

KO

LO

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

Celluloid Rock vol. 1

Mama
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

March 27

JO

2:30

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

WPA5 2505

PO1

Celluloid Rock vol. 1/Double Features

March 28

Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15

1:03

Used for spliced master

Girls! Girls! Girls (end title, composite)


Spliced

M
Complete
FS

LFS
Complete

1:24
1:17

Used for spliced master


insert. Used for spliced master

Complete
M

1:58
1:50

instrumental
Spliced from take 17 and unknown take(insert)

Complete
LFS
(M)

Celluloid Rock vol.1+"Wild in the Country Sessions"/Always Me 2


Celluloid Rock vol.1+"Always Me 2"/Always Me 2

NPA5 5824

Wild in the Country Sessions


Double Features

March 29

AAO

2:20
1:20
2:25

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Double Features


Elvis Rocks and the Girls Roll LP
Always Me 2

March 28

RO

We'll Be Together
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

March 28

N2PB 3273

Plantation Rock
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take NA
Take 19
Take 20
Spliced

Soundtrack

QO

2:06
2:05
0:21

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Double Features

March 28

Spliced from PO-06, PO1-15 and EO-03

I Don't Wanna Be Tied


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take NA
Take 10

WPA5 2506

Guessed take number


Guessed take number
Master overdubbed

Celluloid Rock vol.1/Always Me 2


Celluloid Rock vol.1+"Always Me 2"/Always Me 2
Celluloid Rock vol.1

We'll Be Together (overdub)


Overdub

2:16

Guitar and backup vocal overdubs of AAO

N2PB 3276

Mama (The Amigos)


Take NA
Take NA
Take NA

Complete
M
M

Double Features

March 30

2:16
2:19
0:43

Used for composite master


instrumental

Celluloid Rock vol.1


Celluloid Rock vol.1
Celluloid Rock vol.1

2:15

Spliced from LO take 10 and The Amigos version WPA1 8122

Let's Be Friends

Mama (composite)
Spliced

Musicians:
Guitar :
Rhythm Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Guitar :
Drums :
Drums :
Percussion :
Saxophone :
Piano :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Percussion :
Vocals :

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Barney Kessel
Ray Siegel
Neal Matthews
D.J. Fontana
Hal Blaine
Bernie Mattinson
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Dudley Brooks
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
The Mellow Men: Alan Davies, Bill Cole, Max Smith and Thurl Ravenscroft
Norma Zimmer, Ray Linn Jr., Mack Mclean, Ernest Newton, Sally Stevens, Gilda Maiken
Robert Bain: We'll Be Together, We'll Be Together (overdub) and Mama (The Amigos)
Al Henrickson: We'll Be Together, We'll Be Together (overdub) and Mama (The Amigos)
Harold Brown: Thanks to the Rolling Sea
The Amigos: Jose Vadiz, Miguel Alciade, Felix Melendez and Pedro Berrios: Mama (The
Amigos)

Notes:
The first officially released master of Plantation Rock was spliced from the same takes (a few seconds more of
take 17).
Source update to follow.

Soundtrack Session for MGM: It Happened at the World's Fair, August 30, 1962
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Leith Stevens
Dave Weichman

Happy Ending
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

August 30

LFS
FS
Complete

0:53
0:20
2:22

M
Complete

2:17
2:19

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD('binaural')


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD('binaural')
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD('binaural')
PPA3 2717

Relax
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

August 30

Complete
FS
FS

2:16
0:14
0:16

LFS
M

0:58
2:29

Musicians:
Guitar :
Rhythm Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Electric Piano/Celeste :
Piano :
Saxophone(?) :
Backup Vocals :
Notes:

It H. W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/D. Feat.(R)+"Movie S. Memories"


Girl Happy at the World's Fair/(Movie Session Memories)

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD('binaural')


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD('binaural')
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD('binaural')

PPA3 2726

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


It H. W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/D. Feat.(R)+"G.H. at the W. Fair"

Scotty Moore
Tiny Timbrell
Billy Strange
Ray Siegel
D.J. Fontana
Frank Carlson
Don Robertson
Dudley Brooks
Clifford Scott
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Soundtrack Session for MGM: It Happened at the World's Fair, September 22, 1962
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Leith Stevens
Dave Weichman

I'm Falling in Love Tonight

September 22

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD+"Silver Box 3"


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Silver Box 3
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Silver Box 3
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Silver Box 3
"Silver Box 3"(1.7 second part of announcement only?)
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair(1:53)
Girl Happy at the World's Fair
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

FS+Complete 2:35
FS
0:14
FS
0:11
FS
0:21
Complete
LFS
M

1:58
1:22
1:42

PPA3 2719

They Remind Me Too Much of You

September 22

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

Complete

2:41

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD+"Silver Box 3"

Complete

2:31

Today, Tomorrow and Forever/It Happened at the W. Fair FTD

FS
Complete

0:11
2:30

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair(2:30)

2:33

PPA3 2725

Cotton Candy Land


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

FS
FS
LFS
Complete
M

September 22
0:29
0:20
1:11
1:45
1:35

Fooling with Torna a Surriento/Surrender

Fooling with Torna a Surriento after take (edited?)


PPA3 2720

A World of Our Own


Take 01

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair(0:20)


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair(0:14)
Girl Happy at the World's Fair
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(Torna a Surriento)/Girl H. W. Fair(1:40)
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

September 22

2:17

PPA3 2721

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

How Would You Like to Be?

September 22

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Girl Happy at the World's Fair(released as "take 6")


Girl Happy at the World's Fair/It Happened at the W. Fair FTD
Girl Happy at the World's Fair
"Girl Happy at the World's Fair"(announcement only)
UN
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Complete
Complete
LFS
FS
FS
M

3:31
3:34
1:20
0:06+
:
3:29

PPA3 2722

One Broken Heart for Sale


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

M
FS
LFS
FS
M

2:41
0:33
0:58
:
1:49

September 22

Movie version with extra verse

WPA5 2512

Record version

PPA3 2724

Beyond the Bend


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

LFS
Complete
Complete
M

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair/Coll. Gold


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair
UN
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

September 22
1:16
2:18
1:58
1:52

I Apologize
PPA3 2723

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Coll. Gold+"Coll. Gold"(last word 0.5s)
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Take Me to the Fair (record version)

September 22

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

FS
FS

0:12
0:16

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Girl Happy at the World's Fair

FS
LFS
FS
Complete
M

0:40
1:15
0:14
1:46
1:36

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD


It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair(1:11)
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair
It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Musicians:
Guitar :

Ukulele overdubbed on movie version

Scotty Moore

PPA3 2718

Guitar :
Rhythm Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano/Electric Piano/Organ/Celeste :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

Scotty Moore
Tiny Timbrell
Billy Strange
Ray Siegel
D.J. Fontana
Frank Carlson
Don Robertson (organ on I'm Falling in Love Tonight)
Dudley Brooks
Clifford Scott
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
The Mello Men: Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Bill Cole and Max Smith

Notes:
The 2003 FTD release of the It Happened at the World's Fair soundtrack is a very nice and conservative
representation of the original 2-track masters.
An estimation of how I'm Falling in Love Tonight has been edited on the Silver Box compared
to the 2003 FTD release:
0:00 - 0:02

Not on FTD

Silver 0:00-0:02

FTD 0:47-1:07

Silver 0:02-0:22

0:22 - 0:24
0:24 - 0:25
0:25 - 0:28

"Stand by, were rolling"


"Here We Go B. the Bend take 1"...E coughs. A:"...speakers are
on"
Elvis coughs again, twice...A:"Speakers are on"
E:"Speakers are on"
E:"No, its the phones". A:"OK, here we go, take 1"

FTD 1:07-1:09
FTD 1:09-1:10
Not on FTD

0:28 - 0:34

A:"OK here we go, 1,2,3,4"

FTD 1:10-1:16

Not on Silver Box


Silver 0:22-0:23
Silver 0:23-0:26
0:26-0:32 (1:15-

0:34 - 2:31
2:31 - 2:35
2:35 - 2:36
2:36 - 2:39
2:39 - 2:43

Complete take 1
E: "Just let's hear it back"...clapper
A:"I'm Falling in Love Tonight (t...)"
"...take 2"...piano note
A:"1,2,3,4,5"
E: "I'm falling in lo-up-up"(whistles)...A:"falling in love tonight
t"
A:"take 3"
A:"1,2,3,4"...E:"...okay" A:"Still rolling. I'm falling in love
tonight"
A: "take eh 4"
E: "o we're..."(mumbles)
A: "1,2,3,4"..."Once again"
A: "I'm Falling in Love Tonight t..."

FTD 1:16-3:13
FTD 3:13-3:17
FTD 0:00-0:01
FTD 0:01-0:04
FTD 0:04-0:08

Silver 1:19-3:16
not on Silver
not on Silver
Silver 0:40-0:43
not on Silver Box

FTD 0:08-0:16

Silver 0:32-0:40

FTD 0:16-0:18

Silver 0:54-0:56

FTD 0:18-0:28

Silver 0:43-0:53

FTD 0:28-0:31
FTD 0:31-0:33
FTD 0:33-0:47
Not on FTD

Silver 1:12-1:15
Not on Silver Box
Silver 0:56-1:10
Silver 1:10-1:12

0:02 - 0:22

2:43 - 2:51
2:51 - 2:53
2:53 - 3:03
3:03 - 3:06
3:06 - 3:08
3:08 - 3:22
3:22 - 3:24

Thanks to Keith Flynn for helpful transcriptions and comparisons.

1:19)

Overdub Session for MGM: It Happened at the World's Fair, Date unknown, 1962
Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California?


Leith Stevens?
Dave Weichman?

Take Me to the Fair (movie version, overdub)


Take NA

Musicians:
Ukulele :

1:29

Ukulele overdub of September 22 record version

WPA5 2552

Soundtrack+"It H. at the W. Fair FTD"(acetate)/Original Film Music 1

NA

Notes:
An acetate source of the overdubbed movie version of Take Me to the Fair was released on the 2003 FTD It
Happened at the World's Fair. An alternate source with further overdubs of sound effects and longer intro, but
otherwise of slightly better sound quality can be found on the original movie soundtrack.
Thanks to Tony Dobb for identifying the identical vocals of the movie and record versions. The recording date
of "August 30" given in Tunzi's Sessions I & II may be due to transcription of handwritten notes.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Fun in Acapulco, January 22-23, 1963


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley
Dave Weichman

Bossa Nova Baby


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

0:19
2:33
2:49

2:12

Fun in Acapulco FTD


Fun in Acapulco FTD/Platinum
Fun in Acapulco FTD

2:04

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

Complete

Take 10

Complete

2:53

Spliced

2:53

FS
Complete

0:37
2:06

M
Complete
(M)

2:10
2:10
1:59

Complete?

Second-to-last line used for spliced master

(2:43) Used for spliced master (0:00-2:37, 2:432:53)


Spliced from takes 10 and 7(2:38-2:43)

Acetates vol.1
PPA3 4430

Fun in Acapulco FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

January 22

(2:01)
Alternate lyrics (same as boy v.o. of movie version)
PPA3 4425

Fun in A. FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/D. Feat.(R)+"Acetates vol.1"


Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in Acapulco FTD/Out in Hollywood

January 22

DO

0:46
0:44
2:22

Fun in Acapulco FTD


Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in Acapulco FTD
Possibly used for spliced master

Complete?
M

2:09? Used for spliced master (or possibly master take)


2:05 Probably spliced from takes 9 and 7

Complete

2:51

2:43

PPA3 4428

Fun in Acapulco FTD


PPA3 4427

PPA3 4424

GO

Fun in Acapulco FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

January 22

FO

1:56

Vino, Dinero y Amor (The Amigos, caf version)

"Acetates vol.1"
Fun in Acapulco FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

January 22

EO

Vino, Dinero y Amor


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

UN

Fun in Acapulco FTD


Fun in Acapulco FTD/Today, Tomorrow and Forever

Marguerita
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

January 22

BO

CO

FS
FS
Complete

Fun in A. FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double F.(R)+"Acetates vol.1"

Fun in Acapulco FTD

The Bullfighter Was a Lady


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Spliced

PPA3 4431

2:52

Mexico
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

January 22

AO

FS
Complete
Complete

Fun in Acapulco FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

January 22-23

Vino, Dinero y Amor (The Amigos, caf version)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

(M)

1:06

soundtrack

Vino, Dinero y Amor (The Amigos, boat version)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

(M)

soundtrack

(1:54)

2:40

(2:32)

2:40

Used for spliced master


Used for spliced master (0:00-2:18)

UN
Acetates vol.1

2:44

Spliced from take 2 and end of take 1 (2:18-2:40) PPA3 4426

Fun in Acapulco FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

January 23

BO

take numbering assumed continued

Fun in Acapulco FTD


Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in Acapulco FTD

Complete

2:46

2:35

Used for spliced master


Intro used for spliced master
(2:27) Spliced from takes 18 and 19(intro)

Acetates vol 1
UN
Fun in Acapulco FTD/Silver Screen Stereo/Soundtrack(edit 1:43)

WPA5 2540

January 23

DO

take numbering assumed continued

2:01

WPA5 2541

FS
FS
FS
Complete
M

0:20
0:21
0:31
1:56
2:03

(M)

PPA3 4432

MO

Fun in Acapulco FTD/Silver Screen Stereo/Acetates vol.1/Soundtrack

January 23

NO

(1:57)

Malaguea (track)
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

January 23

0:46
0:27
2:40

You Can't Say No in Acapulco


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Fun in A. FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double F.(R, fadeout)+"Acetates vol 1"

FS+FS
FS
Complete

The Bullfighter Was a Lady (remake)


Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17

Fun in A. FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Feat.(R)+"Acetates vol 1"

January 23
PPA3 4423

LO

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (remake)


Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Spliced

PPA3 4429

KO

El Toro
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Spliced

January 23

JO

2:04

Fun in Acapulco
Take 01

January 22-23

HO

No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car


Take 01

January 22-23

GO

Fun in Acapulco FTD


Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in A. FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/D. Feat.(R)+"Acetates vol.1"

January 23

3:19

(3:09) No vocal overdub

Used for spliced master

Acetates vol.1

Used for spliced master


Spliced from takes 1 & 7. Vocal overdub February
27

UN

Guadalajara (track)

Acetates vol.1

PO

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

Complete

3:09

Spliced

(M)

2:45

Mexico (instrumental)

COD

January 23

Mexico (instrumental)
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

COD

(M)

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar/Mandoline :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Percussion :
Piano :
Trumpet :
Trumpet :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

UN

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Barney Kassel
Ray Siegel
D.J. Fontana
Hal Blaine
Emil Radocchia
Dudley Brooks
Anthony Terran
Rudolph Loera
Clifford Scott
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
The Amigos: Jose Vadiz, Pedro Berrios, Miguel Alcaide and German Vega

Notes:
The 2003 FTD release of the Fun in Acapulco soundtrack is a great representation of the original 2-track
masters, replacing the poorly remixed Double Features version as well as everything released before (reel-toreel and LP versions). The original masters have nice dynamic compression of vocals and almost natural
sounding echo of instruments. Although it might be possible to remix the soundtrack properly from 3-track in
the future, this use of original 2-track masters is considered historically correct. The Double Features mix had
a dry sound of instruments which wasn't that bad. It was mainly the digital reverb of the vocals and the 3channel delay that was disturbing.
Studio dialogue before masters and a few alternate vocal parts can be found on the Czech release "The Elvis
Acetates volume 1" (Memory 2024-2). The record version of The Bullfighter Was a Lady is listed as being
spliced from takes 9 and 7. However the acetate version that ought to be take 9 alone does not reveal any
unique parts.
The remake versions of I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here and The Bullfighter Was a Lady are the actual movie
versions. All other soundtrack vocals are identical to the album versions.
Thanks to Henk Muller for providing information on the Amigos tracks!

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Fun in Acapulco, February 27, 1963


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley
Dave Weichman

Guadalajara (vocal overdub)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Spliced

FS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
LFS
LFS
FS
LFS
M

1:15
2:46
0:12
2:42

February 27

PVX

Vocal overdub of spliced track


"(needs fade)".
"Tempo is wrong. Elvis says it will never happen..."
"needs fade"
"has different ending"

2:45

Spliced from takes 6 and 2(last word only).

PPA3 4433

UN
Fun in Acapulco FTD/Legendary Performer vol. 3 LP
Fun in Acapulco FTD
Fun in Acapulco FTD
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Fun in Acapulco FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/16 Top Tr.(O)/Double F.(R)

Musicians:

Notes:
There once was some information about Guadalajara (v.o. take 2) being released on Double Features by
mistake, but at least one copy of that CD has the spliced master as it should have.

Studio Session for RCA, May 26-28, 1963


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Steve Sholes
Bill Porter

Echoes of Love
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10

Complete
FS
Complete
LFS
LFS
FS
LFS
Complete
LFS
M

PPA4 0290
2:29
0:24
2:45
1:03
1:43
0:21
1:39
2:45
0:46
2:40

Please Don't Drag That String Around


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Complete
FS+Complete
FS+FS
LFS
FS+Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

FS+FS
LFS
FS+Complete
FS
FS
M

PPA4 0293

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Complete
Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Complete
Incomplete
M

Complete
FS+FS
FS
Complete
FS+Complete
FS
FS
M

Take 01
Take 02

Take 01
Take 02

PPA4 0296

PPA4 0297

3:18 (incl. end of Memphis Tennessee take 2)


2:22

May 27
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3/Collectors Gold
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3/Always Me 3
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3/Always Me 3
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3
Lost Album/60's Box 2/Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3(incl. dialogue)

PPA4 0302

FS+Complete 2:35
M
2:12

Complete
M

May 27
Always Me 2
Tiger Man vol.1
Lost Album/60's Box 2

2:06
0:16
0:30
2:12
2:35
0:35
0:28
2:02

Long Lonely Highway

May 27
Collectors Gold
Always Me 2
Lost Album/60's Box 2

2:12
1:08
1:50

Memphis Tennessee

May 27
60's Box 2

PPA4 0295

Love Me Tonight
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

PPA4 0294

2:45
2:31
2:20

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

May 26
Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Lost Album(R)/60's Box 2(R)

1:57

Witchcraft

May 26
Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Nashville Sessions 1961-1963
Nashville Sessions 1961-1963
Lost Album(R)/60's Box 2(R)

FS+Complete 2:08
LFS
1:15
M
2:00

May 26
Essential 6/Always Me 1
24 Carat Gold+tape(FS)
tape
Always Me 1
Always Me 1
Lost Album(R)/60's Box 2(R)

PPA4 0292

What Now, What Next, Where To


Take 01

PPA4 0291

0:48
1:08
2:39
0:22
0:31
2:22

Never Ending
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2/24 Carat Gold


Unsurpassed M. Box 3-2/Always Me 1/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Unsurpassed M. Box 3-2/Always Me 1/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-2/Wings of an Angel/Stay Away
Lost Album(R)/60's Box 2(R)/Unsurpassed M. Box 3-2(incl. dialogue)

2:10
2:09
0:28
2:53
2:13
1:55

Devil in Disguise

May 26

May 27
Elvis Meets Presley/60's Box 5(Complete only)
Collectors Gold(echo added)/Memphis Tennessee LP(acetate, edited)

PPA4 0303

May 27
Elvis Meets Presley
Lost Album/60's Box 3

Ask Me
Take 01
Take 02

PPA4 0304
FS+Complete 2:50
M
2:08 Continued later

Western Union
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

2:10
1:01
2:32
2:11

Slowly but Surely


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

2:32
0:20
1:05
1:35
2:14

Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

PPA4 0307
0:34
2:05 Timing without dialogue: 1:31
2:12 Spliced from 0:00-1:25 and 0:44-1:31 of take 2

LFS
Complete
LFS
2xFS+Alt. M.

1:02 Continued
2:22
1:02
2:53 (2:13)

PPA4 0304

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar/Vibes :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Saxophone/Vibes :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

May 28
Elvis Meets Presley/Movie Session Memories/Always Me 2
Elvis Meets Presley/Movie Session Memories
Elvis Meets Presley/Movie Session Memories
Elvis Meets Presley/Movie Session Memories
Lost Album/60's Box 3

FS
(M)
M

Ask Me

May 27
Always Me 2
tape
Always Me 2+tape(FS)
Speedway LP(O1)/Speedw.-Clamb. Pair CD(O2)/Lost Alb.(R)/60's B.3(R)

PPA4 0306

Complete
FS
LFS
LFS
M

Blue River
Take 01
Take 02
Spliced

24 Carat Gold
Collectors Gold(echo added)/Memphis Tennessee LP(acetate)

PPA4 0305

FS+Complete
LFS
FS+Complete
M

May 27

May 28
Always Me 2
Always Me 2/Lost Album(R, echo added)/60's Box 3(echo)
single/Double trouble LP(O, faded at 2:10)

May 28
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3/24 Carat Gold
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3/24 Carat Gold
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3
Unsurpassed Masters Box 3-3/Memphis Tn. LP(acetate, Alt.M only)

Scotty Moore
Grady Martin
Jerry Kennedy (May 27-28)
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana
Homer "Boots" Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Joe Babcock, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Millie Kirkham

Notes:
Sources not updated.
Most of this session is available on the Cool Romeo 'Unsurpassed Masters Box 3', decent sound although
noise reduced, thought to be derived from 3-track (reasons: lack of tube echo, Blue River not recorded hot,
tape stopped at different times, masters not cut from reel). Echoes of Love take 8 probably never made it to 2track tape (or was cut/considered for master).
The 60's Box version version of Devil of Disguise was derived from the 'Lost Album', including that noise
reduction. The DCC '24K Hits!' version, in turn, was derived from the 60's Box version...
An alternate mix of Western Union from a rejected version of the RCA Speedway album master can be found
on the Pair CD Speedway/Clambake.
Many of Bill Porter's live stereo mix masters from this session have been used for the first time on the FTD
'Sings Memphis Tennessee' (not updated on this page).

Soundtrack Sessions for M.G.M.: Viva Las Vegas, July 9-12, 1963
Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


George Stoll
Dave Weichman

Night Life
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14

2:06

1:58

WPA1 8023

C'mon Everybody (record version)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

BD
FS
Complete
LFS
M

Including blues ending

2:18

Blues ending cut or possibly not recorded.

BD
Complete
SFS
LFS/BD
LFS/BD
Complete
LFS/BD
LFS/BD
LFS/BD
BD
BD
M

LFS

1:40

RPA3 0387

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20

SFS
Complete
SFS
SFS
Complete
FS
LFS
Complete
SFS
BD
SFS
BD
SFS
SFS
Complete
SFS
BD
BD
Complete
M

Take 01
Take 02

Complete
Complete

Viva Las Vegas FTD(with announcement)/Silver Scr. St.(less dialogue)

July 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:00

2005

3:14

3:00

Do The Vega

RPA3 0386

2006
2:47

UN
UN+tape(intro missing, short tape break)
tape
"tape"(announcement only)
Viva Las Vegas FTD+"Viva Las Vegas(Lucky)"/Viva Las Vegas(Lucky)
tape
Viva Las Vegas FTD
tape
tape/Viva Las Vegas(Lucky)/Movie S. M./Tiger Man vol.1
Viva Las Vegas(Lucky)/Movie Session Memories/Tiger M.1
UN+"tape"(announcement only)
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)/EP Collection vol.2/Double Features

July 10 (Wed.): 01:00 - 04:15

2004

(1:33) Continued on July 10 (evening)

I Need Somebody to Lean On

Viva Las Vegas FTD(with announcement)/Silver Scr. St.(no dialogue)


Viva Las Vegas FTD+"Silver Screen Stereo"/Silver Screen Stereo
Viva Las Vegas FTD+"Silver Screen Stereo"/Silver Screen Stereo
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)/EP Collection vol.2/Double Features(R)

July 10 (Wed.): 01:00 - 04:15

1:48+
0:05
0:04
1:17
1:04
2:14
2:07
1:12
1:10
0:04+

Viva Las Vegas (demo arrangement)


Take 01

RPA3 0389

2003

2:05

UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(no dialogue)+"Out in Hollywood"(with dialogue)
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Viva Las V. FTD(R)/Fl. Star(O)+E. Rocks&G.R..(acetate,dialog+long fade)

July 9 (Tue.): 19:00 - 00:00

2002

0:53
0:37
2:43

If You Think I Don't Need You


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

July 9 (Tue.): 19:00 - 00:00

2001
BD
Complete
Complete
FS
SFS
LFS
SFS
Complete
BD
Complete
Complete
Rehearsal
Complete
M

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD/Out in Hollywood
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)/EP Coll. vol.2/Double Features(R, early fade)

July 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:00


Viva Las Vegas FTD
UN

Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

SFS
BD
FS
SFS
M

2:25

WPA1 8025

Santa Lucia (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

LFS
Complete
(M)

Undubbed master track. Vocal overdub on July 11

2:45

Revised arrangement

Viva Las Vegas


Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

Complete
SFS
LFS
LFS
BD
M

LFS/BD
BD
PB/Alt. M?
FS
LFS
BD
Complete
Complete
M

2:22

1:05

0:27
0:56

2:46

(2:37)

HRA1 8687

FS
(M)

0:12
2:17

WPA1 8024

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08

LFS
Complete
LFS
SFS
Complete
BD
BD

Take 09

Complete

3:47

Take 10

3:46

You're the Boss (duet)


Take 01
Take 02

LFS
SFS

Take 03

Complete

Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12

LFS
SFS
BD
LFS
BD
BD
Complete
BD
Complete

2:47

Viva Las Vegas FTD


Viva Las Vegas FTD

July 11 (Thu.): 15:00 - 17:45

2010

NPA5 5825

2011

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Flaming Star(O)/Viva Las Vegas FTD(severly clipped)/D. Feat(R)

July 11 (Thu.): 00:00 - 03:30

2002

take numbering continued


(2:09) Without blues ending or blues ending cut.
Claps & snaps overdubbed. Blues ending spliced.

The Lady Loves Me (duet)

Viva Las Vegas FTD


UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD
Viva Las Vegas FTD
UN
UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD/Soundtrack(edit)

July 11 (Thu.): 00:00 - 03:30

2009

FS
BD
BD
BD
FS
FS+Rehearsal
Complete
FS
M
2:57

Viva Las Vegas FTD(with announcement)/Silver Scr. St.(less dialogue)


UN
UN
UN
UN
2nd to None(R)/EP Coll. 2/Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)/D. Features(R)

July 11 (Thu.): 00:00 - 03:30

2008

Lead vocal by George MacFadden of Jubilee Four.


Backup vocals by Jordanaires and Elvis.

C'mon Everybody (movie version)


Take 06
Take 07

July 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:00

RPA3 0234

Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

UN
UN
UN

2004

The Climb (George MacFadden)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

July 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:00

2007
1:13

UN
UN
UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)/Flaming Star(O)/Double Features

UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD+"Silver Scr. Stereo"/Silver Sc. St./Very Best of
AM
Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)/Legendary Perf. vol. 4/Double Features

July 11 (Thu.): 15:00 - 17:45


UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD+"Silver Scr. Stereo"/Silver Sc. St./Very Best of
AM
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN
UN

Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Spliced

BD
Complete
BD
M
Alt. M

Announced as "take 13" by mistake


2:51
2:47

Mid 80's splice of takes 16 and 3(ending)

Today, Tomorrow and Forever (duet version)

WPA5 2511
OPA5 ?

July 11 (Thu.): 15:00 - 17:45

2012

Take 01

LFS/BD

1:32

Slow version, live Elvis and Ann-Margret duet

Take 02

4:11

(3:54)

UN
UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(R)+"E. Rocks & Girls."(acetate,dialog)" /DF(R)
Leiber & Stoller/Collectors Gold (intended for GC?)

Viva Las Vegas FTD


OPA5 8215

Viva Las Vegas FTD/Today, Tomorrow and Forever

Today, Tomorrow and Forever (track)


Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

Complete
Complete
(M)

3:40

Production #2012 continued


Medium tempo intrumental+backup vocals track.
Arrangement similar to duet version. Not used.
(3:28) Possibly considered for movie version v.o.

Today, Tomorrow and Forever (record version)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06

BD
SFS
FS
(Alt. M)
SFS
M

0:08
3:30
3:25

"Take 04"

Dub (Alt. M) 3:23

"Take 06"

Dub (M)

(3:23) Used for music+backup vocal dubd.: 2014


Record version. Track used for dubdown: 2014
and movie version v.o.: 2016

2:49

Master possibly overdubbed


Accordion and guitar overdubs? Later overdubs:
Accordion and guitar overdubs on Oct. 10, 1965

2016

SPA3 5518
SPA1 6893/8

UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(Spliced:O+R!)/For Everyone 1992(O)/D. F.(R)
UN (not used)

July 11 (Thu.): 19:00 - 00:40

UN

2:49

Edit

1:22

(2:30) Could refer to take 9 since take 10 is


ann. again
Second verse edited out as well.

Bongos instrumental

2020
UN
UN

2021

Appreciation (Ann-Margret, #3)

soundtrack (2nd verse edited out after v.o.)

soundtrack(intro+gymnasium dance number)?

SFS
SFS
M

Appreciation (Ann-Margret, #2)

UN

2017

1:09+

Appreciation (Ann-Margret, #1, short version)

Take 01

July 11 (Thu.): 19:00 - 00:40


UN
UN

Complete

Take 10

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

UN (#2014 unconfirmed, "take 06" dubdown confirmed)

Vocal overdub of 2014-06 (i.e. edited 2013-06)


with
Jordanaires' big ending edited out as well before
vocal overdub by Elvis.

Take 01

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

UN (#2014 and "take 04" dubdown confirmed)

2015

1:13
1:13

UN
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD(w. announcem.)/Silver Screen St.(no announcem.)
Viva Las Vegas FTD/Silver Screen Stereo
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD/EP Collection vol.2/Double Features

July 11 (Thu.): 19:00 - 00:40

2014

Vocal overdub of track 2007-06

Today, Tomorrow and Forever (movie ver., v.o.)


Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

RPA3 0388

(3:31) Music and chorus dubdown of 2013-04.


Probably considered for movie ver. v.o. Not used.
(2:42) Music & chorus dubd. of 2013-06 with 2nd
bridge+3rd verse edited. Used for movie ver. v.o.

Santa Lucia (v.o.)


Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
(M)
M

July 11 (Thu.): 15:00 - 17:45

2013

Faster tempo, with live Elvis vocals.

Today, Tomorrow and Forever (track, dubdown)

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Overdub?

UN
UN
UN
UN (not used, no vocal bleeding, implying music only recorded)

2022

Appreciation (Ann-Margret, #3)


Take 01
Take 02

2022

2:32+ Guessing movie version is 2022 or composite.

My Rival (Ann-Margret)
Take 01

2025

2:27

Soundtrack/BF Ann Margret Box

C'mon Everybody (movie version, overdubs)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

NG
NG
(M)

2501

Hand claps & snaps overdubs of 2002-07


Used for composite movie master

C'mon Everybody (movie version, blues ending)


Take 01

(M)

Soundtrack/BF Ann Margret Box?

UN
UN
UN

2502

Blues ending used for composite movie master


(Unknown if 2502-01 refers to dubdown)

Soundtrack

C'mon Everybody (movie version, composite)


Spliced

(M)

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Drums :
Percussion :
Piano :
Piano :
Piano :
Organ :
Saxophone :
Saxophone :
Trumpet :
Trumpet :
Trombone :
Trombone :
Vocals :
Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Guitar :
Accordion :

2:28

Composite of overdubbed 2002-07 & blues ending

Soundtrack(claps & snaps overdubbed, blues ending)

Scotty Moore
Tiny Timbrell
Billy Strange
Bob Moore
Buddy Harman
D.J. Fontana
Frank Carlson (July 10-11, July 11)
Hal Rees, Roy Hart, Larry Bunker, Frank Flynn and Michael Sylva
Floyd Cramer
Dudley Brooks
Calvin Jackson (July 10-11)
Calvin Jackson (July 11)
Boots Randolph
William Green (July 10-11)
Oliver Mitchell (July 9-10)
James Zito (July 10-11)
Herb Taylor (July 10-11)
Randall Miller (July 10-11)
Ann Margret: The Lady Loves Me, You're the Boss and Today, Tomorrow and Forever (duet)
George McFadden: The Climb
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Elvis Presley: The Climb
Al Caiola: Santa Lucia
Dominic Cortese: Santa Lucia

Notes:
Unlike most other 1960's soundtrack there is no subjective decision to make whether the 'Viva Las Vegas'
masters should be remastered from 3-track for release or not, simply because there were no (final) original stereo
masters produced for 'Viva Las Vegas' in the first place. It is not an easy task because of dry sound and unrational
use of the 3 tracks available. How a mix should be done is usually too subjective to even argue about, but perhaps
not in this case. The title song with its intense arrangements has all the instruments on one channel, the vocals on
another and the only backup vocals on the third.
The following songs were recorded with backup vocals only on the third, "empty" channel:
Viva Las Vegas (master, takes 2-7), C'mon Everybody, Do the Vega, Santa Lucia, Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes
of Texas, The Lady Loves Me and You're the Boss.
These songs have an acoustic guitar on the third channel:
I Need Somebody to Lean On and Viva Las Vegas (take 1)
These songs have brass instead of backup vocals on the third channel:
Night Life (saxophone) and If You Think I Don't Need You (saxophone/trumpets/trombone).

Night Life (saxophone) and If You Think I Don't Need You (saxophone/trumpets/trombone).
No effort at creating a stereo or even mono image can improve this situation and it is considered necessary to
keep the instruments on one stereo channel, the vocals centered and the backup vocals on the other 2-track stereo
channel. This will leave an almost empty right channel and a certain amount of leakage from the instrumental
channel may be necessary. It is a relief to find that exactly this approach has been taken on the 2003 FTD 'Viva
Las Vegas' soundtrack, which is an ambitious attempt at remastering the entire 'Viva Las Vegas' soundtrack.
M.G.M. soundtracks were recorded dry and the typical 60's approach would be to apply dynamic processing for
record release, especially utilizing dynamic compression and only light reverb of the vocal channel. Using just a
little compression and hardly any reverb makes this modern attempt a success overall and so much better than
previous efforts. The result does not even sound alien beside the original 'Girl Happy' LP masters, which were
recorded in the same manner as 'Viva Las Vegas' and also by George Stoll and David Weichman.
Sadly, the amplitude level has been pushed up about 3-4 dB over the 0 dB limit on the FTD 'Viva Las Vegas'
soundtrack and this distracts from what otherwise would have been an excellent release all the way. The title
song Viva Las Vegas (master) is for instance first clipped from amplitude overload and then limited to -3 dB, just
to make sure that all reasons for the initial compromise were eliminated as well - and leaving us with "the worst
of both worlds". Having said that, it is a relief to find that some similar major mistakes of the previously released
outtakes have been rectified with this release. Most noteably, Viva Las Vegas take 1 which sounded corrupt on
'Silver Screen Stereo' due to poor reverb and amplitude raise above the limit, now sounds fantastic and even has
the dynamic range intact.

Viva Las Vegas master waveform as released on the 2003 FTD soundtrack. The little dynamics that ever
was present on the left instrumental channel are definitely gone forever.

Example of clipped peaks on Night Life on the FTD 'Viva Las Vegas' soundtrack album after decreasing
the amplitude with 4 dB, compared to an example showing that the clipped peaks can be repaired somewhat
using Fourier approximations. But who wants to spend time doing this?
The master of Santa Lucia is spliced on the FTD soundtrack with the first part being from the 1965 2-track album

The master of Santa Lucia is spliced on the FTD soundtrack with the first part being from the 1965 2-track album
master, so there is reason to believe the master tape is damaged. The correct 1965 'Elvis for Everyone' LP master
matrix number is likely to be SPA3 5518, rather than the unused SPA1 6893 or SPA1 6898 assigned in October
1965.
Too much digital echo (by any standard) on the Double Features versions of Night Life, Do the Vega and Yellow
Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas. Too much noise reduction (by any standard) on the Double Features version of I
Need Somebody to Lean on.

Thanks to everybody for all the help with this session!


Special thanks goes to E-Cat for the If You Think I Don't Need You details.

Soundtrack Session for MGM.: Viva Las Vegas, August 30, 1963
Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


George Stoll
Dave Weichman

What'd I Say
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
"Take 05"

FS
Complete
BD
M
Dubdown/
Remix?

3:03
3:16

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Percussion :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocal overdub :
Notes:

August 30

2580
0:34
3:21

Followed by When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1-liner


RPA3 0235
Extended: 15 s. of instrumental break repeated
Not used?

Viva Las Vegas FTD


Viva Las Vegas FTD
UN
Viva Las Vegas FTD/EP Collection vol.2/Double Features
UN

Billy Strange
Alton Hendrickson
Glen Campbell
Ray Siegel
Frank Carlson
Roy Hart
Artie Cane
Steve Douglas
The Jubilee Four: Bill Johnson, George McFadden, Jimmy Adams and Ted Brooks.
The Carol Lombard Quartet: Carol Lombard,Gwen Johnson, Jackie Ward and Marjorie Cranford

Soundtrack Session for MGM.: Kissin' Cousins, September 29-30, 1963


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Fred Karger
Bill Porter

There's Gold in the Mountains (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :

September 29

2007

September 30

2008

September 30

2009

September 30

2010

September 30

2011

September 30

Vocal overdub on October 10

Kissin' Cousins (track)


Take 01
Take 02

2006

Vocal overdub on October 10

Anyone (track)
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

September 29

Vocal overdub on October 10

Barefoot Ballad (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

2005

Vocal overdub on October 10

Catchin' On Fast (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

September 29

Vocal overdub on October 10

Smokey Mountain Boy (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

2004

Vocal overdub on October 10

Kissin' Cousins No.2 (track)


Take 01
Take 02

September 29

Vocal overdub on October 10

Tender Feeling (track)


Take 01
Take 02

2003

Vocal overdub on October 10

Once Is Enough (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

September 29

Vocal overdub on October 10

One Boy, Two Little Girls (track)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

2002

Vocal overdub on October 10

Scotty Moore
Grady Martin
Jerry Kennedy
Harold Bradley
Bob Moore

Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Saxophone :
Fiddle :
Banjo :
Banjo :
Jug :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Notes:

Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana
Floyd Cramer
Homer "Boots" Randolph
Bill Justis
Cecil Brower
Jerry Kennedy (on Smokey Mountain Boy)
Harold Bradley (on Barefoot Ballad)
Homer "Boots" Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Winnifred Brest, Millie Kirkham and Dolores Edgin

Soundtrack Session for MGM.: Kissin' Cousins, October 10, 1963


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California


Gene Nelson
N.A.

Once Is Enough (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

2:19

2014

Vocal overdub of 2004-03

Catchin' On Fast (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

1:22

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Vocal overdub of 2008-04. Master edited

2016

2:32

Vocal overdub of 2010-05

Smokey Mountain Boy (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

2:38

1:55

2:33

(M)
(M)
M

1:27
2:15

October 10

2019

October 10
Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

2020

October 10
Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

2021
Hillbilly vocal. Vocal overdub of 2011-02
Regular vocal. Vocal overdub of 2011-02. (2022?)
Spliced from take 1(hillbilly) and 2(regular)

Barefoot Ballad (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02

October 10

2017

Vocal overdub of 2003-05

Kissin' Cousins (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Spliced

Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

Kissin' Cousins LP/Double Features

Vocal overdub of 2002-03

One Boy, Two Little Girls (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02

October 10

Vocal overdub of 2007-04

There's Gold in the Mountains (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03

Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

2015

Anyone (v.o.)

October 10

2023

October 10
Silver Screen Stereo
Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

October 10

Vocal overdub of 2009-07. Used for spliced master

Barefoot Ballad (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

2024

October 10

Vocal overdub of 2009-07. Used for spliced master

Barefoot Ballad (v.o., composite)


Spliced

2:28

Spliced from 2023-02 and 2024-04

Kissin' Cousins No.2 (v.o.)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

1:17

Tender Feeling (v.o.)

Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

2025

Vocal overdub of 2006-02. Master edited

2026

October 10

Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

October 10

Tender Feeling (v.o.)


Take 01

2:35

2026
Vocal overdub of 2005-02

October 10
Double Features/Kissin' Cousins LP

Musicians:

Notes:
Too much noise reduction on the Double Features version of Anyone. Apart from that this is one of the better
Double Features releases in terms of mix. It's even possible that the original two-channel album masters were
used.

Studio Session for RCA, January 12, 1964


Studio :
Producer :
Engineer :

RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee


Chet Atkins
Ron Steele

Memphis Tennessee
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 06

Complete
FS
LFS
NA
Complete
(M)
M

RPA4 1005
FS
Complete
Complete
FS
LFS
FS
Complete
FS
Complete
FS
M

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

Complete
FS
FS
LFS
M

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano/Organ :
Saxophone/Vibes :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

January 12
UN
Today, Tomorrow and Forever 2
UN
UN
UN
UN
Close Up 3
Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 (FTD)
Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 (FTD)
UN
Lost Album/60's Box 3/Gold Records 4

2:17
:

2:09
0:31
2:11
2:08

It Hurts Me

January 12
Nashville Outtakes 1961-1964 (FTD)
UN
UN
UN
Essential 6
tape
Lost Album/60's Box 3/Elvis for Everyone

2:11
2:38
2:10 Master faded at 2:10

Ask Me
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

RPA4 1004

2:45

RPA4 1006
2:36

2:29

January 12
Essential 6/Always Me 2
UN
UN
UN
Lost Album/60's Box 3/Gold Records 4

Scotty Moore
Grady Martin
Harold Bradley
Bob Moore
Buddy Harman
D.J. Fontana
Floyd Cramer
Boots Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
Millie Kirkham

Notes:
Thanks to Arjan Deelen for providing information on unreleased take numbers.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Roustabout, March 2-3, 1964


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley
Dave Weichman

Little Egypt
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15

2:19

Poison Ivy League


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

2:04

Double Features/Roustabout LP

March 2

DO

RPA3 5268

EO

Double Features/Command Performances/Roustabout LP

March 2

RPA3 5267

1:50

Double Features/Command Performances/Roustabout LP

March 2

RPA3 5272

1:44

Big Love, Big Heartache


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12

RPA3 5270

CO

It's a Wonderful World


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

Continued later. Used for spliced movie master.

BO

Hard Knocks
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

March 2

AO

Double Features/Roustabout LP

March 3

Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17

1:59

RPA3 5265

One Track Heart


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

RPA3 5271

Roustabout No.2
Replaced by Giant/Baum/Kaye song

It's Carnival Time (track)


(M)

M
M

1:21

March 3 ?

RPA3 5269

Double Features(longer)/Roustabout LP

March 3

KO

RPA3 5274

Double Features/Roustabout LP/Memphis Tennessee LP(acetate edit)

March 3

LO

1:21

soundtrack
Double Features/Roustabout LP

March 3

RPA3 5266

2:02

RPA3 5275

Little Egypt (remake)


Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21

HOV ?

Original master faded at 1:11

Wheels on My Heels
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

March 3

JO

There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

HO

(1:31) movie version


1:34 record version

Carny Town
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09

UN(tape lost)

It's Carnival Time (vocal overdub)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take NA
Take 09

Double Features/Roustabout LP

March 3

GO

Take NA

Take 01
Take 02

March 3

FO

2:17

Double Features/Roustabout LP

AO (MO?)

Double Features/Roustabout LP

March 3

Take numbering assumed continued

(M)

2:41

Used for spliced movie master.

WPA5 2553

Movie Magic/Out in Hollywood

Little Egypt (movie version, composite)


Spliced

Musicians:

2:22

Spliced from AO-15 and remake-21

(soundtrack)

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Billy Strange
Barney Kessel (March 2 only)
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana
Hal Blaine
Floyd Cramer
Homer "Boots" Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Notes:
Otis Blackwell's song Roustabout (which is referred to as "No.2") was the only song of his that the songwriter
knew was recorded and still remained unreleased. Since he had heard Elvis' version there is hope that an
acetate was made that eventually will be found. The session tapes are reportedly lost.
The movie version of It's Carnival Time is a different vocal overdub take. That same version apppears twice in
movie, one with instrumental overdubs of the intro and one edited version.
The movie version of Little Egypt is a composite of the record version and the remake
(unless the released "remake" version was edited). It is then spliced like this:
0:00-1:17 of record version,
1:21-1:38 of remake ("She did a triple somersault ... nineteen-") and
1:33-2:19 of record version ("-fortynine...")

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Roustabout, April 29, 1964


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


Joseph Lilley
Dave Weichman

Roustabout (track)
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

(M)

Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Drums :
Percussion :
Piano :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Musicians:

April 29

NO

Vocal overdub on May 14

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Billy Strange
Bob Moore
Ray Siegel
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana
Hal Blaine
Bernie Mattinson
Floyd Cramer
Dudley Brooks
Homer "Boots" Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
The Mellow Men: Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Bill Cole and Max Smith

Notes:
Some of the musicians listed here may not have played on April 29.

Soundtrack Session for Paramount: Roustabout, May 14, 1964


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ?


Joseph Lilley ?
Dave Weichman ?

Roustabout (v.o.)

Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17

May 14

NOV

Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

V.O. of track NO take 11, recorded on April 29

Raven maniac ending. (Engineer 'Hey! ' is from


track)

PB

2:06

Collectors Gold

PB
(M)

2:04 Raven maniac ending.


1:24+ Guessing movie version. Could refer to take 13.

Today, Tomorrow and Forever


Soundtrack(2nd verse edited out)?

PB

1:58

Memphis Tennessee LP(acetate)?

1:58

Guessed take number. Could refer to take 9.

Musicians:

Notes:
Thanks to Arjan Deelen for providing additional information.

RPA3 5273

Double Features(R)/Command Perf.(R)/Roustabout LP(O)

Soundtrack Sessions for M.G.M.: Girl Happy, June 10-12, 1964


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


George Stoll
Dave Weichman

Puppet on a String
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11

FS
Complete

0:27
2:46

Complete
M

2:48
2:49

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Colonels' Collection/Celluloid Rock/Out in Hollywood

SPA3 2010

The Meanest Girl in Town


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

June 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:40

2002

0:27
0:41
2:07

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Girl Happy at the World's Fair
Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Complete

2:15

Out in Hollywood

1:57

SPA3 2008

2003

LFS
Complete

2:06
2:18

(M)

2:15

(M)

Used for composite master

(M)

June 11 (Thu.): 00:40 - 03:00

(0:30) Used for composite master

June 11 (Thu.): 00:40 - 03:00

(0:13) Used for composite master

Girl Happy (insert, ending-last notes)


Take NA

(M)

June 11 (Thu.): 00:40 - 03:00

(0:04) Used for composite master

Girl Happy (composite)


Spliced
Sped up

(M)
M

2:19
2:09

June 11 (Thu.): 00:40 - 03:00


Splice of insert 2, 2003-13, insert 1 & ending notes
Spliced master speeded up ~7.8%
SPA3 2001

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05

June 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:40

Memphis Tennessee LP(acetate)+"tape"

Girl Happy (insert 2, intro)


Take NA

Girl Happy LP/Double Features

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Collectors Gold/Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Girl Happy (insert 1, ending)


Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04

Colonels' Collection/Celluloid Rock


Girl Happy LP/Celluloid Rock/Double Features/Command Perf.

FS
FS
LFS

Girl Happy
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13

June 10 (Wed.): 19:00 - 23:40

2001

2004

Double Features/Girl Happy LP

June 11 (Thu.): 19:00 - 23:45

Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Spliced

Complete

2:03

Out in Hollywood

LFS
LFS

1:21
1:32

Used for spliced master

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Complete
M

1:57
1:56

Used for spliced master


Spliced from takes 9 & 11. Piano intro overdubbed. SPA3 2007

Girl Happy LP/Double Features

Spring Fever
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Take 23
Take 24

2005

FS+LFS
FS+FS
Complete

1:03
0:35
1:56

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Girl Happy at the World's Fair
Girl Happy at the World's Fair

1:53

Double Features/Girl Happy LP

Do Not Disturb
Take 01
Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07
Take 08
Take 09
Take 10
Take 11
Take 12
Take 13
Take 14
Take 15
Take 16
Take 17
Take 18
Take 19
Take 20
Take 21
Take 22
Take 23
Take 23
Take 23
Take 26
Take 27
Take 28
Take 29
Take 30
Take 31
Take 32
Take 33
Take 34
Take 35
Take 36

2006

June 11 (Thu.): 19:00 - 23:45

LFS
Complete

1:49
2:02

Girl Happy at the World's Fair


Girl Happy at the World's Fair

1:53

Girl Happy LP/Double Features

I've Got to Find My Baby (track)


Take 01
Take 02

June 11 (Thu.): 19:00 - 23:45

(M)

Vocal overdub on June 15

2007

June 12 (Fri.): 00:45 - 05:00

Take 02

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Vocal overdub on June 15

Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (track)


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Take 02
Take 03
Take 04
Take 05
Take 06
Take 07

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Wolf Call (track)


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Take 02
Spliced

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Musicians:
Guitar :
Guitar :
Guitar :
Bass :
Drums :
Drums :
Drums :
Piano :
Saxophone :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :
Backup Vocals :

2009

June 12 (Fri.) 19:00 - 22:40

2010

June 12 (Fri.) 19:00 - 22:40

2011

June 12 (Fri.) 19:00 - 22:40

Vocal overdub on June 15

Do the Clam (track)


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Take 05

June 12 (Fri.): 00:45 - 05:00

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Startin' Tonight (track)


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Take 02
Take 03

2008

Vocal overdub on June 15

Splice of unknown takes. Vocal overdub on June 15

Scotty Moore
Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell
Tommy Tedesco
Bob Moore
Murrey "Buddy" Harman
D.J. Fontana
Frank Carlson
Floyd Cramer
Homer "Boots" Randolph
The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker
The Jubilee Four: Bill Johnson, George McFadden, Jimmy Adams and Ted Brooks (Do the Clam & Wolf Call)
The Carol Lombard Trio: Carol Lombard, Gwen Johnson, Jackie Ward and B.J. Baker (Do the Clam)

Notes:
The composite master of Girl Happy may have been spliced like this before it was speeded up:
0:00:0:02 = 2003 take 13 (0:00-0:02) (instrumental intro, but this part could also be from insert 2)
0:02-0:13 = insert 2 (0:00-0:11) (chorus vocal intro)
0:13-1:48 = 2003 take 13 (0:06-1:41) ("Every girl I see ... just a baby...")
1:48-2:15 = insert 1 take 4 (0:00-0:27) ("...boy. First nurse that rocked..." - last chord)
2:15-2:17 = unknown insert of last 6 double guitar notes (D, if the pitch settings described are right)
Originally released RCA two-channel masters are ambient and the dynamic compression of vocals work very
well except on Girl Happy and Spring Fever where the compression of the high-end is far too heavy (on 2
verified copies of the 7.5 ips R2R at least) -definitely a mistake. Otherwise, BMG's Double Features sound flat
in comparison.

Soundtrack Session for M.G.M.: Girl Happy, June 15, 1964


Studio :
Musical Director :
Engineer :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California


George Stoll
Dave Weichman

I've Got to Find My Baby (v.o.)


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2:16
1:36

Vocal overdub of 2007-02


Master shortened

June 15 (Mon.): 12:00 - 18:00


SPA3 2011

Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (v.o.)


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June 15 (Mon.): 12:00 - 18:00

Vocal overdub of 2008-07


Master shortened

SPA3 2003

1:21

Vocal overdub of 2009-03. (Possibly shortened)

SPA3 2004

3:21

Vocal overdub of 2010-05

SPA3 2009

2:29
1:28
1:32

Vocal overdub of 2011-SP


Master shortened
Unused overdub of edited master

1:33

Startin' Tonight (v.o.)


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Musicians:
Backup Vocals :

Girl Happy LP/Double Features

June 15 (Mon.): 12:00 - 18:00

Wolf Call (v.o.)


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Girl Happy LP/Double Features

June 15 (Mon.): 12:00 - 18:00

Do the Clam (v.o.)


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Memphis Tennessee LP(acetate)


Girl Happy LP/Double Features

Girl Happy LP/Double Features/Command Perf.

June 15 (Mon.): 12:00 - 18:00


SPA3 2005

Kid Galahad Sessions vol.3 LP(acetate)


Girl Happy LP/Double Features
Animal Instinct

The Jubilee Four: Bill Johnson, George McFadden, Jimmy Adams and Ted Brooks (Possibly on MGM Wolf Call)

Notes:
Instrumentral intro (0:00-0:04) and second verse (0:32-1:01) cut on released MGM/RCA master of I've Got to
Find My Baby.
Instrumentral intro (0:00-0:05) and second verse (0:47-1:25) cut on released MGM/RCA master of Wolf Call.