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January 17 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)

Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's 'Loving You'
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Engineer : Phil Kahgan
(9.00am - 12.30pm / 1.30pm - 6.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Piano: Hoyt Hawkins  

Loving You (Farm Version 1)
H January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take NA M   (Not Used)  

Loving You (End Version)
J January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16 M 2:18 (Not Used) Loving You (FTD)°

Loving You (Main Version 1)
K January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3 M 2:16 (Not Used) Loving You (FTD)°

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Alt. Intro Version)
L January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2 M   (Intro used for Composite Movie Version)  

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (Movie Version - Composite)
LTD  
Spliced M 1:44 (Spliced from L-02, H2WB 0255-09
& D-17)
Acetate°~Soundtrack°

Dancing On A Dare
M January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1 M   (Vocals by Dolores Hart?)  

Detour
N January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1 M   (Vocals by Dolores Hart?)  

Unknown
P January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm) (?)
         

Notes

The order of recording above is purely an educated guess based on the sequence of production numbers, as it is unknown exactly what was recorded when between January 15 and 18.

Elvis was busy doing publicity stills from 9:00am to 12:40pm so was only present for the afternoon session.

At around 13 minutes into the movie 'Loving You' a forty second instrumental version of Candy Kisses can be heard but it's unknown when this was recorded or it it was just recorded on the movie set. It had been rumoured over the years that Elvis actually laid down vocals for this song, but no proof has ever surfaced.

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

It is unknown what production number "P" is for but it could be another instrumental intended to be used in the movie (Tennessee Saturday Night ?).


Session Logs
Session Log
January 15 - 18 1957
Session Log January 15 - 18 1957
Acetates
'Loving You' Acetates
Loving You Acetates
 


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