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March 28 1962
(+ 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 Paramount's 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'
Musical Director for Paramount : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Thorne Nogar

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Barney Kessel Walker
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell Ginny Tui; Elisabeth Tui (Earth Boy - Movie Version Overdub)
Bass: Ray Siegel  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Hal Blaine  
Drums: Bernie Mattinson  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Saxophone / Clarinet: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  

Mama
WPA1 8121
LO March 28 1962 (Wed: 1.00pm - 5.45pm)
Take 1 FS
0:11 (Fast Piano Intro) Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 1:01   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 0:59   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 1:09 (Slow Piano Intro) Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:26   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 1:12   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 1:09   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 1:16   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 1:20   Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
Take 10 M 1:00 (Used for Composite Master) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 14)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Elvis For
Everyone (FTD)°°~Double Features - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°°
~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°°~Celluloid Rock 1-1°°

Earth Boy (Record Version)
N2PB 3278
MO March 28 1962 (Wed: 1.00pm - 5.45pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 M 2:35   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 14)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Double Features - Kid Galahad
/ Girls! Girls! Girls!°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory - Track 23)°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-1°° (Track 20)+The Elvis Acetates Vol. 2 (Memory)° (Count-in)

Earth Boy (Movie Version)
NO March 28 1962 (Wed: 1.00pm - 5.45pm)
Take 1        
Take 2 LFS 2:17 (Used for Spliced Master) Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°°~Cell. Rock 1-1°°
(Track 21)+The Elvis Acetates Vol. 2 (Memory)° (Count-in only)
Take 3        
Take 4 Complete 1:16 (Insert) (Used for Spliced Master) Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°°
~Celluloid Rock 1-1°° (Track 22)
         
Spliced M 2:50 (Spliced from Takes 2 & 4) Tape°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory - Track 24)°~Elvis Rocks & The Girls
Roll (LP - Acetate)°+The Elvis Acetates Vol. 2 (Memory)° (Track 12 - With
count-in from Take 2)+From The Archives Vol. 2° (With 'Gong' at end)

Earth Boy (Movie Version - Overdub)
NDTY  
Take 1 (M) 2:50 (Backup Vocal Overdub of NO-SP) Soundtrack°+The Elvis Acetates Volume 2 (Memory)° (With count-in)

Dainty Little Moonbeams (End Title 1)
WPA5 2505
PO March 28 1962 (Wed: 7.15pm - 1.40am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 M 1:08 (Used for spliced 'End Title'
Composite Master
)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Double Features - Kid
Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°°(Faded)+Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°°
~Celluloid Rock 1-1°° (Cough at end)+The Elvis Acetates Volume 2
(Memory)° (Count-in)

Girls! Girls! Girls! (End Title 2 - Finale)
WPA5 2506
PO1 March 28 1962 (Wed: 7.15pm - 1.40am)
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 1:02 (Used for spliced 'End Title'
Composite Master
)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°°
~Double Features - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°° (Faded)
+Girls Girls Girls (Memory)°°~Celluloid Rock 1-1°°

Girls! Girls! Girls! (End Title - Composite)
   
Spliced M 1:51 (Spliced from PO-06 & PO1-15)
(Used for 'Movie Version Composite'
- Edited & Overdubbed on August 6
)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)° (Track 27)
~Elvis Rocks & The Girls Roll(LP - Acetate)°+The Elvis Acetates Vol. 2
(Memory)° (With count-in for PO-06)

I Don't Wanna Be Tied
N2PB 3273
QO March 28 1962 (Wed: 7.15pm - 1.40am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8 M 2:14 (Record Version) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 14)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Double Features - Kid Galahad
/ Girls! Girls! Girls!°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°°~Celluloid Rock 1-1°°
Take 9        
Take 10 FS 0:17 (Intro used for Spliced Movie Version) Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~There's Always Me Vol. 2°°~Girls! Girls! Girls!
(Memory)°
       
Spliced (M) 2:06 (Spliced from Take 8 & Intro
of Take 10) (Movie Version)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Elvis Rocks & The Girls Roll (LP - Acetate)°
+The Elvis Acetates Volume 2 (Memory)° (With count-in for Take 8)

Plantation Rock
NPA5 5824
RO March 28 1962 (Wed: 7.15pm - 1.40am)
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        
Take 17 LFS 1:22 (Used for Spliced Master) Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°° (Complete)~There's Always Me Volume 2°°
(Complete)~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory - Track 32)°° (1st bars missing)
~Celluloid Rock 1-1°° (1st bars missing)+Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory
- Track 34)°~Wild In The Country Sessions° (Count-in)
Take 18     (Insert)  
Take 19 Complete 1:17 (Insert - Guessed take number)
(Used for Spliced Master)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory - Track 32)°°
~Celluloid Rock 1-1°°+There's Always Me Volume 2°° (Extra dialogue)
Take 20 Complete 1:55 (Instrumental) Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°~Celluloid Rock 1-1°~Wild In The Country
Sessions°
         
Spliced M 1:57 (Spliced from Take 17 &
unknown 'Insert' - possibly
Take 19)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°
~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Memphis Tennessee° (Acetate)+Double
Features - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°°+A Legendary Performer
Volume 4 (LP)° (Different Splices)+Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory - Track 34)
(Acetate - Count-In)°

Mama (Instrumental)
SO March 28 1962 (Wed: 7.15pm - 1.40am)(?)
Take 1
Take 2
Take 3 Complete 0:41 (Not Used - Originally to be
overdubbed by The Jordanaires)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (FTD)°°~Girls! Girls! Girls! (Memory)°°~Cell. Rock 1-1°°

Notes

All tracks on "Celluloid Rock" have channels reversed to the same tracks on the "Memory" release "Elvis Sings Girls! Girls! Girls!", with Elvis' vocals in either the left or right channel. A better stereo image with Elvis' vocal centred, is presented on the same tracks on FTD's 'Girls! Girls! Girls!' soundtrack, 'Double Features - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!', 'Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller', and "There's Always Me Volume 2".

Track 23 on the "Memory" release "Elvis Sings Girls! Girls! Girls!" has Earth Boy listed as "Master Version - Splice of takes 2 & 4", but this is actually MO Take 9 (Record Version Master).

Track 12 on the "Memory" release "The Elvis Acetates Volume 2 - Girls! Girls! Girls!" has Earth Boy listed as "MO-04 or 02", but this is actually the undubbed Movie Version with the count-in for NO Take 2.

The Movie Version of Earth Boy has extra spoken vocals by Elvis in between the backup vocals, probably recorded on the movie set.

Dainty Little Moonbeams / Girls! Girls! Girls! - End Title Composite Master on the "Memory" release "The Elvis Acetates Volume 2 - Girls! Girls! Girls!" (Track 10) has the count-in for Dainty Little Moonbeams (PO) Take 6.

The 'Movie Version' of I Don't Wanna Be Tied is spliced from Take 8 (Master) and the Intro of Take 10. The acetate of the 'Movie Version' on the "Memory" release "The Elvis Acetates Volume 2 - Girls! Girls! Girls!" has the count-in for Take 8.

The first officially released master of Plantation Rock on 'Legendary Performer Volume 4' was spliced from the same takes (a few seconds more of take 17 was used, and the "And now you're right at home" part from the Insert was not used). 'A Life In Music' states that this is incorrectly edited, but also incorrectly states that it is presented on 'Double Features - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!' as it appeared on the original lacquer.

Some differences how the same takes were spliced differently on other releases are as follows (Timings include the count-in):

'A Legendary Performer Volume 4' (1:52) = Take 17 (0:03 - 1:11) / Insert Take NA (0:22 - 1:05). "Add some pep, double step (laugh)..." used, "And now you're right at home..." not used.

'Double Features' (1:51) = Take 17 (0:03 - 1:00) / Insert Take NA (0:11 - 1:03). This splice was also used on the Memory Records release 'Elvis Sings Girls Girls Girls' (Track 31). Elvis' laugh after "Add some pep, double step ..." not used, "And now you're right at home..." used.

'Girls! Girls! Girls!' (Memory)(1:57) = Take 17 (0:00 - 1:11) / Insert Take NA (0:11 - 1:03). "Add some pep, double step (laugh)..." used, "And now you're right at home..." used too. This Alternate splice from acetate can be found on the Memory Records release "Elvis Sings Girls Girls Girls" (Track 34), and also includes the count-in for take 17. The same acetate was first released on the bootleg "Memphis Tennessee" but without the count-in. This would have been considered to be the original Master Splice as an acetate was cut in the studio at that time (Original lacquer - as noted above by Ernst Jørgensen), and it's this splice that is used on FTD's 'Girls Girls Girls' expanded soundtrack as well as Sony's 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection.

When Plantation Rock was first released on the bootleg "Plantation Rock" in 1979 it was artificially extended to 4:18.

'Sessions III' lists Plantation Rock as being recorded on March 23 1962, but I cannot understand why Track RO would be recorded before the rest of the session.

The original title for the song Plantation Rock was We're Gonna Have A Good Time, and had slightly different lyrics.

The instrumental of Mama (SO) was originally intended to be overdubbed by the Jordanaires, but was eventually not used.

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
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Tape Legend
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Acetate
Plantation Rock (Instrumental)
Plantation Rock - Instrumental

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