The session tapes are lost.
The book "Inside Roustabout" shows
a picture of a music sheet for Poison Ivy League,
which shows an extra verse:-
"The Rah Rah boys are full of football spirit"
"Its up to them to boost that old school
"Out on that football field they say they'll
"But secretly they plan to dump the game"
"That poison ivy league, boys in that ivy
"Aint what they claim, they give me a pain"
"That poison ivy league..."
There is an audible splice at 1:50 where it seems
a verse has been edited out indicating that this
extra verse may have actually been recorded, and
then edited out of the final master, but as the
tapes are still missing from these March sessions
there is no way of knowing exactly what was recorded.
The master of Hard Knocks (CO-11) was originally deemed unsuitable by Paramount, so it was dubbed down to a backing track by removing Elvis' vocals. Elvis then recorded a new vocal overdub to this backing track on March 5, which was used in the movie.
The song Shout It Out was originally submitted
to be used for the movie, but was eventually dropped
in favour of Hard Knocks being used instead.
Other songs with demo's submitted, but not used
were I Never Had It So Good and Carnival
Shout It Out was eventually recorded for
the movie 'Frankie & Johnny' in 1965.
The last production number used at these sessions
is "LO", which was for Wheels On
My Heels, and the next number used is "NO",
which is for the rhythm Track for Roustabout
on April 29. It is unknown what the missing "MO"
production number could have been for.
An EPE auction in July / August 2010 however, has thrown
up some questions regarding these sessions, as
one of the lots had some of Elvis' personally
owned acetates of demo's presented to be used
in this movie. Looking at the acetates, an interesting
thought has emerged that the missing "Track
MO" from these sessions could have been
for Shout It Out. When you look at the
acetate it has "USED" written on it,
where the others - Carnival Of Dreams and
I Never Had It So Good clearly has "Demo
- Not Elvis" written on them. This indicates
that Shout It Out could have actually been
recorded, but not used in the movie 'Roustabout',
but as the tapes are still missing from these
March sessions apart from the masters and takes
used for masters, there is no way of knowing exactly
what was recorded.
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.
Thanks to Ernst Jørgensen and Erik Rasmussen for information
regarding Hard Knocks.