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September 7 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 - 8.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Scotty Moore Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
H2PB 5530
  September 7 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 M 2:37   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
~Christmas Peace (DSD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°
~If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~50's Box 3°
         
Duet   2:38 (2008 Re-recorded backing track & vocals) Christmas Duets°° (with Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman
& The Jordanaires)

Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
H2PB 5531
  September 7 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 1:52   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
~Christmas Peace (DSD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°
~If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~50's Box 3°

Santa Claus Is Back In Town
H2PB 5532
  September 7 1957 (Sat)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 2:24   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
~Christmas Peace (DSD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°
~If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°
~50's Box 3°
         
Duet   2:26 (2008 Re-recorded backing track & vocals) Christmas Duets°° (with Wynonna Judd & The Jordanaires)

I'll Be Home For Christmas
H2PB 5533
  September 7 1957 (Sat)
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 M 1:55   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
~Christmas Peace (DSD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°
~If Everyday Was Like Christmas°~50's Box 3°
         
Duet   3:36 (2008 Re-recorded backing track & vocals) Christmas Duets°° (with Carrie Underwood & The Jordanaires)

Notes

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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