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March 22 1961
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(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 Paramount's 'Blue Hawaii'
Paramount Producer : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Thorne Nogar

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Hank Garland The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Scotty Moore Walker
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell The Surfers: Pat Sylva; Bernie Ching; Clay Naluai; Al Naluai
Bass: Bob Moore  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Hal Blaine  
Drums: Bernie Mattinson  
Piano / Celeste: Dudley Brooks  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Harmonica: George Fields  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Ukulele: Bernie Lewis  
Ukulele: Fred Tavares  
Steel Guitar: Alvino Rey  

Blue Hawaii
M2PB 2984
FO March 22 1961 (Wed: 1.00pm - 6.55pm)
Take 1 FS 0:44   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
(Extra Dialogue)
Take 2 FS 0:34   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 3 Complete 2:50   Blue Hawaii (BMG '97)°°+Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii
Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In)
Take 4 FS 1:23   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 5 FS 1:13   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 6 LFS 2:08   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 7 M 2:42   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Sixties
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°
~Blue Hawaii (24 Bit)°°~(BMG '97)°°~Command Performances°°+Tape°
~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue
Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)° (Count-In)

Ito Eats
M2PB 2992
GO March 22 1961 (Wed: 1.00pm - 6.55pm)
Take 1 FS 1:18   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 2 LFS 1:34   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°(Count-In)
Take 3 FS 0:35   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 4 FS 0:48 (Count-In again for Take 3) Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Vol. 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In)
Take 5 Complete 1:36   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 6 FS 0:14   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
(Count-In)
Take 7 FS 0:16   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 8 FS 0:28   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 9 M 1:33   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 21)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(BMG '97)°°
+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)° (Count-In)

Ito Eats (Tag for Movie)
HO March 22 1961 (Wed: 1.00pm - 6.55pm)
Take 1 Complete 0:54 (Not Used) Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Hawaiian Oddities°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°

Hawaiian Wedding Song
M2PB 3015
JO March 22 1961 (Wed: 1.00pm - 6.55pm)
Take 1 Complete 3:07   Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°+Blue Hawaii (FTD)°° (Count-In)+Tape°
~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°~Behind
Closed Doors° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 2 M 2:59   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 21)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(BMG '97)°°
~Command Performances°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2
(TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate
Album (MRS)° (Count-In)

Hawaiian Wedding Song (Movie Version)
     
Overdub (M) 2:55 (Additional female vocals added) Soundtrack°

Island Of Love
M2PB 3000
KO March 22 1961 (Wed: 1.00pm - 6.55pm)
Take 1 FS
0:24   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~In My Way (LP)°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded
Alternate Album (MRS)° (Count-In)
Take 2 FS 0:48   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~In My Way (LP)°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 3 FS 0:32   Tape°~In My Way (LP)°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 4 LFS 2:10   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 5 FS 0:18   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 6 FS 1:26   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 7 FS 0:39   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii
Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 8 Complete 3:08   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°+Tape°~In My Way
(LP)°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
(Count-In)
Take 9 LFS 2:22   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 10 FS 0:41   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 11 FS 0:10   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 12 FS 0:41   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 13 M 3:00 (Movie Version overdubbed on
March 28
?)
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 21)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(BMG '97)°°
+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 2 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)° (Count-In)

Steppin' Out Of Line
M2PB 3038
LO March 22 1961 (Wed: 1.00pm - 6.55pm)
Take 1 FS 0:14 (Movie Version) Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 2 FS 0:16   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 3 FS 0:27   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 4 FS 0:30   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 5 FS 1:37   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 6 FS 0:27   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 7 LFS 1:33   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°° (Spliced with Take 8)+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 8 Complete 1:50 (Used for Spliced Movie Version) Blue Hawaii (FTD)°° (Spliced with Take 7)+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 9 FS 0:12 (Record Version) Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 10 FS 0:12   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 11 FS 1:25   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 12 FS 0:18   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 13 FS 0:10   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 14 FS 0:07   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 15 Complete 2:01   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Close Up 2°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Vol. 3
(TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In)
Take 16 FS 0:43   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 17 M 2:20 (M2PB 3038) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Collection 21)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Pot Luck (FTD)°°
~Blue Hawaii (BMG '97)°°~Pot Luck°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Vol 3
(TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In)
Take 18 LFS 1:08 (Tag for Movie) Blue Hawaii (FTD)°° (Spliced with Take 19)+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 19 Complete 1:07 (Used for Spliced Movie Version) Blue Hawaii (FTD)°° (Spliced with Take 18)+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°

Steppin' Out Of Line (Movie Version)
WPA5 2549
  (April 21 1961)
Spliced M 1:53 (Spliced from Takes 8 & 19) Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Blue Hawaii (BMG '97)°°

Almost Always True
M2PB 2985
MO March 22 1961 (Wed: 8.00pm - 10.20pm)
Take 1 FS 1:14   Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
Take 2 LFS 1:09   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~In My Way (LP)°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 3 Complete 2:55   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Close Up 2°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Vol. 3
(TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In & additional dialogue)
Take 4 FS 1:36   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 5 Complete 2:39   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 6 LFS 2:04   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In & Extra Dialogue)
Take 7 LFS 1:14   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box° (Count-In)
Take 8 M 2:30   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin Mint
Comp. Masters Coll'n 21)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°~(BMG '97)°°
+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°
~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)° (Count-In)

Almost Always True (Movie Version)
     
Overdub (M) 1:54 (Additional vocals by Joan Blackman
- Edited)
Soundtrack°

Moonlight Swim
NO March 22 1961 (Wed: 8.00pm - 10.20pm)
Take 1 FS 1:22   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 2 Complete 2:39   Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°
Take 3 (M) 2:38 (Master overdubbed on March 28) Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°+Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°
~Blue Hawaii Box°~Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album (MRS)°
(Count-In)
Take 4 Complete 2:29   Close Up 2°° (2:12)+Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~Tape°~Blue Hawaii Sessions
Volume 3 (TCB-LP)°~Blue Hawaii Box°

Notes

The master of Steppin' Out Of Line on the collectors edition of 'Blue Hawaii' has left and right channels swapped.

On FTD's 'Classic Album' edition of 'Blue Hawaii' all outtakes and masters have had the left and right channels corrected as opposed to other releases of this material, where they were reversed (i.e. 'Japanese 24 Bit', 'BMG '97 Collectors Edition', 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever' & 'Close Up').

Take 4 of Moonlight Swim on 'Close Up' is edited.

Sources for this session are the 4 TCB LP's 'Blue Hawaii/The Complete Session' (TCB 21-23-3-61) and the Laurel 3-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.

Although not listed as a source, the Memphis Recording Service release 'Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate album' contains the usual masters in stereo but with the count-in (mostly in mono) edited in before the masters.

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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