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August 8 / 9 1960
(+ 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 B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for 20th Century Fox's 'Black Star' ('Flaming Star')
20th Century Fox Producer : Steve Urban Thielmann
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
(8.00pm - 4.00am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Howard Roberts The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell Walker
Bass: Michael 'Myer' Rubin  
Drums: Bernie Mattinson  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Accordion: Jimmie Haskell  

Black Star
WPA5 2502
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete 2:49    
Take 2 Complete 2:39    
Take 3 Complete 2:33    
Take 4 Complete 2:42    
Take 5 Complete 2:30 (<- ALSO PRINT ) Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:33    
Take 7 LFS      
Take 8 Complete 2:30    
Take 9 FS      
Take 10 FS      
Take 11 FS      
Take 12 FS      
Take 13     (No Take 13 announced)  
Take 14 Complete 2:29 (Used for composite master)
(EDITED - THIS REEL ONLY
<- PRINT)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°°~Double Features - Flaming
Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream°°~Collectors Gold 1°°
~Flaming Star (FTD)°°

Black Star (Insert #1 - Ending)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete      
Take 2 Complete      
Take 3 Complete      
Take 4 Complete      
Take 5 Complete   (Used for Composite Master)  

Black Star (Composite)
   
Spliced M 2:28 (Composite of Take 14 & Insert #1
Take 5)
Black Star (Bilko 12" EP) (Acetate)°~Flaming Star (Double G) (Acetate)°

Black Star (End Title)
WPA5 2510
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:18   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:11   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 0:39    
Take 4 LFS 0:29   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 0:56   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 6 M 0:40 (<- PRINT) Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Collectors Gold 1°°

Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
M2PB 1986
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:15   Flaming Star (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Close Up 2°° (Not listed - 0:08)
Take 2 Complete 2:34   Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Close Up 2°°
Take 3 LFS 0:52 ("Hold it - Take it down") Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:38 (laughing - stammer) Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS      
Take 6 FS   (wild guitar start now)  
Take 7 LFS 1:51 ("Bullshit" says E)
(Used for Movie Version - Track)
Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 8 FS 0:14 (higher cord?) Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:31   Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°
Take 10 LFS 1:07 (stop! / hold it) Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 11 FS   (there is a track)  
Take 12 FS 0:15   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 13     (no 13 - total break up w/chicks)  
Take 14 Complete 2:26 (feedback) Flaming Star (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Collectors Gold 1°° (Listed as Take 1
and Take 14)
Take 15 LFS 1:30 (Guitar back - Elvis is besotted) Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 16 Complete 2:23 (<- PRINT) Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 17 Complete 2:30   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 18 LFS      
Take 19 Complete 2:39   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 20 M 2:38 (<- PRINT) Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Big
Screen Drama (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 32)°°~Double
Features - Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream°°
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD) °°+Celluloid Rock 2-1°~The Wild In The
Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 21 FS 0:20   A Legendary Performer Volume 7°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~The Wild
In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 22 LFS 0:47 (NO I.D.) A Legendary Performer Volume 7°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1° ~The Wild
In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 23 LFS 2:24   A Legendary Performer Volume 7°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~There's
Always Me Volume 2°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 24 Complete 2:33   Celluloid Rock 2-1°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 25 Complete 2:34   Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~There's Always Me Volume 2°~The Wild In
The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 26 LFS 1:30   Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~There's Always Me
Vol. 2°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°

Britches (Track)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 (M) 1:59 "Lonely Man" Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°

Britches (Vocal Overdub)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 LFS 0:49 (Vocal Overdub of 'Track-01') Flaming Star (FTD)° (With count-in for 'Track')~Celluloid Rock Vol 2-1°
~There's Always MeVol. 2°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star
Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 2 FS 0:42   Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~The Wild In The
Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 3 LFS 0:58   Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~The Wild In The
Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 4 LFS 1:00   Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~The Wild In The
Country & Flaming Star Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 5 LFS 1:11 (<- PRINT )
(Used for Composite Master)
Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~There's Always Me
Volume 2°
Take 6 LFS 0:58   Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~The Wild In The Country & Flaming Star
Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 7 LFS 1:39 (<- PRINT )
(Used for Composite Master)
Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°~There's Always Me
Volume 2°

Britches (Vocal Overdub - Insert #1)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 (M) 0:59 (<- PRINT )
(Used for Composite Master)
Flaming Star (FTD)°~Celluloid Rock Volume 2-1°

Britches (Composite)
SPA3 6744
   
Spliced M 1:41 (Composite of Takes 5 & 7 and
Insert #1 - Take 1)
(HPA5-6338)
Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°
~Double Features - Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That
Dream°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 3 (LP)°+Celluloid Rock Vol. 2-1°°
(Binaural - Not Listed)

A Cane And A High Starched Collar
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:30   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 0:56   Flaming Star (FTD)°°~A Legendary Performer Volume 2 (LP)°
~The Heartbreaker (Mexican "Promo" Single - CD)°
Take 3 FS 0:56   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:38   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 1:35 (<- PRINT ) Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 6 (M) 1:58 (<- PRINT )
(Used for Composite Master)
Flaming Star (FTD)°°

A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Insert - Last 2 Bars)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete 0:15   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete      
Take 3 Complete      
Take 4 FS      
Take 5 Complete 0:18   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 6 (M) 0:12 (<- PRINT )
(Used for Composite Master)
Flaming Star (FTD)°°

A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Composite)
SPA3 6743
   
Spliced M 1:49 (Composite of Take 6 & Insert -
Take 6
)
Flaming Star (FTD)°°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 6 (Sony)°°~Big
Screen Drama (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 32)°°~Double
Features - Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream°°
+A Legendary Performer Vol. 2 (LP)° (Part of Count-In)~The Heartbreaker
(Mexican "Promo" Single - CD)° (Part of Count-In)+Celluloid Rock Volume
2-1°°

A Cane And A High Starched Collar (Movie Version)
   
Overdub (M) 1:44 (Backing vocals overdubbed to
composite master)
Flaming Star (FTD)°+Soundtrack°

Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Movie Version - Guide Track)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 (M) 1:35 (Dubdown to 'Track' of Take 7 - Elvis' and The Jordanaires' vocals removed)  

Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Movie Version - V.O.)
  August 8 / 9 1960 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 (M) 1:15 (Vocal Overdub of 'Guide Track')
(Drums overdubbed on August 11)
Flaming Star (FTD)° (Vocal only)
Take 2 Complete 1:33   Flaming Star (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete      

Notes

The acetate of Black Star, as released on the 'Black Star' EP by Bilko, is the original Composite Master with repaired ending (Spliced from Take 14 & Insert #1 Take 5). The "Master" of Black Star on 'Double Features - Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream', 'Collectors Gold' and even Sony's 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection is just Take 14 without the repaired ending (Insert #1 Take 5).

The Master of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears on 'Double Features' and 'Elvis For Everyone' has the left and right channels swapped.

The Overdubbed Master of Britches is spliced from Take 5 (0:00-0:33), Take 7 (0:33-1:12) and Insert - Take 1 (1:12-1:42). 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.

A 2:51 edit of Britches was used on a 8-Track Stereo only (CPS1 3082) release of 'A Legendary Performer Volume 3'.

The Master of A Cane and A High Starched Collar on 'Double Features' has the left and right channels swapped.

A Cane And A High Starched Collar on the Mexican "Promo" CD 'The Heartbreaker' is taken from a vinyl source - probably 'A Legendary Performer Volume 2'.

The movie version of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears was recorded as follows:-

Take 7 of Summer Kisses, Winter Tears was dubbed down to a rhythm track by eliminating Elvis' and The Jordanaires' vocals from the multi-track tape (as much as could be eliminated) and leaving just the backing track.

Elvis then did a new vocal overdub to this guide track, of which three takes were completed, with Take 1 being picked as the master vocal.

Drums (bongos) and maracas were then overdubbed to Elvis' vocal overdub, with the bongos and maracas continuing on for another minute after Elvis stops singing.

What can be heard in the movie at around 42 minutes are the bongos and maracas after Elvis stops singing, with Elvis' singing part being cut from the movie, where Elvis is sitting around with the indians smoking a peace pipe.

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.

Session Logs
Recording Information
Flaming Star
Flaming Star
Tape Legend
August 8 1960
Tape Legend - August 8 1960
Music Sheet
A Cane & A High Starched Collar
A Cane & A High Starched Collar (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

Acetates
August 8 1960
Flaming Star

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