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January 12 1957
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
(SFS = Short False Start | FS = False Start | LFS or BD (Breakdown) = Long False Start | PB (Playback) or Complete = Complete Take)

Radio Recorders Studio 1 - Hollywood, California
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
(12.00pm - 3.00pm / 4.00pm - 7.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Scotty Moore Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Hoyt Hawkins (All Shook Up - See Note)  

I Believe
H2WB 0253
  January 12 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:06   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Moved By Faith (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 13)°~I Believe
- The Gospel Masters 1°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~Peace In The
Valley 3°~Amazing Grace°~50's Box 2°

Tell Me Why
H2WB 0254
  January 12 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 M 2:08   Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Rhythm & Blues (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 9)°
~Elvis 75 CD2°~50's Box 2°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!
H2WB 0255
  January 12 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:32 (Record Version)
(1st Verse & 2nd Chorus and
3rd Verse & 4th Chorus used for
Composite Movie Version
)
Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~Elvis 75 CD1°~Elvis Rock (DSD)°~50's Box 2°

All Shook Up
H2WB 0256
  January 12 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10 M 2:02   Loving You (FTD)° (With count-in)~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~The King Of Rock 'n' Roll (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 36)°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~Elvis 75 CD1°
~Elvis Rock (DSD)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50's Box 2°
~E1 (30 #1 Hits)°+24 Karat Hits (Vinyl)° (Additional Dialogue & Count-in)

Notes

Jan-Erik Kjesth was told by Gordon Stoker himself he did not play piano on All Shook Up and when Hoyt Hawkins was suggested Gordon said "He may have played piano on All Shook Up because that was me singing the duet with Elvis. I was singing directly across the mike, I was just on the other side of the mike from him".

As for Dudley Brooks comments about playing on the track, and that it was tried out more than one attempt, it's possible, as was the case of One Night Of Sin and One Night.

(Above source = "Elvis The Man & His Music # 71")

An estimation of how the 'Movie Version' of Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! was spliced:-

Intro of L-2
First 2.5 seconds of record version (H2WB 0255-9)
First 6 seconds of record version (2.5 seconds repeated)
First verse and second chorus of record version
Third verse and fourth chorus of record version
Ending of D-17

In March of 2007, Sony decided to go through all of Elvis' masters. They retransferred everything and remastered all tracks including repairing as many clicks, pops, bad edits and dropouts as they could. They have used these newly mastered recordings on their new releases since 2007 including budget soundtracks, 'Legacy' releases, the 30 disc 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection and the Franklin Mint package.


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