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June 15 1964
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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 MGM's 'Girl Happy'
Musical Director for MGM : George Stoll
Engineer : Dave Wiechman
(2.00pm - 6.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA   The Jubilee Four: Bill Johnson; George McFadden; Jimmy Adams; Ted
    Brooks (Wolf Call - Chorus overdub)
    The Carol Lombard Singers: Carol Lombard; Gwen Johnson; Jackie Ward;
    BJ Baker (Do The Clam - Chorus overdub)

Wolf Call (Vocal Overdub)
2014 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of 2011-SP)  
Take 2        
Take 3 Complete     Acetate°
Take 4        
Take 5 (M)   (Unedited Undubbed Master)  

Wolf Call (Chorus Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 2005
2505 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1     (Bass Vocal & Backing Vocals
Overdubbed to 2014-05
)
 
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 2:29    
         
Edit M 1:29 (Master Shortened - Record Version) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 14)°°~Girl Happy (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Girl Happy (FTD)°°~Double Features - Harum Scarum
/ Girl Happy°°

Wolf Call (Movie Version - Transfer)
2451 (July 7 1964)
Take 1     (Mono transfer of 2505-04)  
Take 2 (M) 2:29   Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 3 (LP)°~From The Bottom Of My Heart
Volume 2° (Acetate)+Acetate° ("2451-2")

Wolf Call (Movie Version - Overdub)
     
Overdub (M) 1:55 (Additional whistling and dog barking
including full intro of 'Track' which
is not on Record Version)
Soundtrack°

Do The Clam (Vocal Overdub)
2015 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of 2010-05)  
Take 2 (M) 2:45    

Do The Clam (Movie Version - Transfer)
2410 (June 22 1964)
Take 1 (M) 2:45 (Mono transfer of 2015-02) Acetate°

Do The Clam (Chorus Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 2009
2504 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1     (Backing Vocal overdubs to 2015-02)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 (M)      
Take 10 (M) 2:48 (Master is Take 9 and/or Take 10) Acetate°
         
Edit M 3:21 (Master Extended - 1:43-2:05
repeated & last verse repeated)
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 14)°°~Girl Happy (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Girl Happy (FTD)°°~Double Features - Harum Scarum
/ Girl Happy°°

Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (V.O.)
SPA3 2003
2016 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of 2008-07)  
Take 2 (M) 2:23 (Unedited Master) Tape° (with "2016 Take 2" count-in - Too Slow [2:54])
         
Edit M 1:33 (Master Shortened) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 14)°°~Girl Happy (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Girl Happy (FTD)°°~Double Features - Harum Scarum
/ Girl Happy°°

Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (Movie Version)
2408 (June 16 1964)
Take 1 (M) 2:30 (Instruments overdubbed to
unedited 2016
)
Acetate°
         
Edit (M) 1:28 (Movie Version Shortened) Soundtrack°

Startin' Tonight (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 2004
2017 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of 2009-03)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 1:52 (Unedited Master)  
         
Edit M 1:21 (Master Shortened) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Sun Sand & Surf (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 14)°°~Girl Happy (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Girl Happy (FTD)°°~Double Features - Harum Scarum
/ Girl Happy°°

Startin' Tonight (Movie Version - Transfer)
2409 (July 6 1964)
Take 1     (Mono transfer of 2017-04)  
Take 2 (M) 1:35   Acetate°

I've Got To Find My Baby (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 2011
2018 June 15 1964 (Mon)
Take 1 (M) 2:16 (Vocal Overdub of 2007-02) Memphis Tennessee (LP)°~From The Bottom Of My Heart° (Acetate)
         
Edit M 1:36 (Master Shortened) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Girl Happy
(Remastered Soundtrack)°°~Girl Happy (FTD)°°~Double Features -
Harum Scarum / Girl Happy°°

I've Got To Find My Baby (Movie Version - Transfer)
2407 (June 16 1964)
Take 1 (M) 1:44 (Mono transfer of 2018-01) Acetate°
         
Edit (M) 1:36 (Movie Version Shortened) Soundtrack°

Unknown
2019 - 2022
   
         

Girl Happy (End Title - Movie Version)
2023  
Spliced (M) 1:28 (Composite of Insert #2-NA2,
2003-13 (Edited) & Insert #1-04)
Soundtrack° (Second version in movie - Sped up & contains overdubs)

Girl Happy (Original Composite)
2403 (June 22 1964)
Spliced (Alt. M) 2:15 (Original Composite of 2003-13
& Insert #1-05)

Memphis Tennessee (LP)°+Acetate° (With count-in for 2003-13)

Girl Happy (Composite)
SPA3 2001
   
Spliced (M) 2:19 (Composite of Insert #2-NA1,
2003-13 & Insert #1-04)
Tape°°
         
Sped up M 2:09 (Composite Master sped up by 7.8%) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Girl Happy
(Remastered Soundtrack)°°~Girl Happy (FTD)°°~Double Features -
Harum Scarum / Girl Happy°°+Soundtrack° (Additional Overdubs)

Spring Fever (Female Vocals)
2501
Take NA

Spring Fever (Female Vocals)
2502
Take NA

Spring Fever (Female Vocals)
2503
Take NA (M) 1:45 ("Spring Fever" - Female Vocals)
(Parts of vocals removed and
spliced with 2405 for Composite
Movie Version
)
Acetate° (Count-in)

Spring Fever (Movie Version - Composite)
2412 (July 8 1964)
Spliced (M) 1:52 (Composite of 2503 & 2405) Acetate°~Soundtrack°

Notes

The Instrumentral intro (0:00-0:05) and second verse (0:47-1:25) is cut on the released MGM/RCA master of Wolf Call.

The 'Movie' version of Wolf Call has overdubbed 'dog barking' noises in the background.

A fake overdubbed version of Wolf Call can be found on the bootlegs "Animal Instinct" and "Fried Banana's Ice Cream & Gatorade", but this has the intro to GOV Take 4 from the 'Paradise Hawaiian Style' sessions, tagged to the beginning of it!

The instrumental intro (0:00-0:05) and second verse (0:47-1:25), along with the lead out at the end was cut on the released master of Wolf Call.

The middle part of the song (1:02-1:38) and ending (2:00-2:23) is cut on the released MGM/RCA master of Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce. A tape recording of the unedited acetate of was posted on You Tube in November 2012 - Thanks to 'drghanem'.

The last part of the second verse, and the first part of the third verse (from after "Spread a blanket on the ground..." to "3am go for a swim..."), along with a short instrumental break (after "Call the cops it's all right..." to "Course when the cops have come and gone...") is cut from the released MGM/RCA master of Startin' Tonight.

The Instrumental intro (0:00-0:04) and second verse (0:32-1:01) is cut on the released MGM/RCA master of I've Got to Find My Baby.

One possible production number from 2019 to 2022 is I've Got News For You sung by Nina Talbot in the movie.

The composite 'End Title' of Girl Happy is spliced as follows and is speeded up:-
0:00-0:02 = 2003 take 13 (0:00-0:02) (instrumental intro, but this part could also be from 'Insert #2')
0:02-0:20 = Insert #2 take NA2 (0:00-0:18) (guitar & chorus vocal intro - Guitar instrumental & "Girl happy..., girl happy..., girl happy..., girl happy, girl girl happy...")
0:21-0:54 = 2003 take 13 (0:32-1:08) ("Everytime I see a pretty face... made me jump for joy...")
0:54-1:12 = Insert #1 take 4 (0:10-0:27) ("...Girl happy, well I'm..." - last chord)
1:12-1:27 = Instrumental overdub

The composite master of Girl Happy is spliced as follows before it was speeded up:-
0:00-0:02 = 2003 take 13 (0:00-0:02) (instrumental intro, but this part could also be from 'Insert #2')
0:02-0:13 = Insert #2 take NA1 (0:00-0:11) (chorus vocal intro - "Girl happy, yes I'm girl happy, girl happy can't you see, girl happy, girl girl happy")
0:13-1:48 = 2003 take 13 (0:06-1:41) ("Every girl I see ... just a baby...")
1:48-2:15 = Insert #1 take 4 (0:00-0:27) ("...boy. First nurse that rocked..." - last chord)
2:15-2:17 = Insert #1 take 4 (Last 6 double guitar notes - Missing from MGM tape)

MGM transfers to acetate for movie purposes are numbered as follows:-
2401 - Puppet On A String
2402 - The Meanest Girl In Town
2403 - Girl Happy
2404 - Cross My Heart And Hope To Die
2405 - Spring Fever
2406 - Do Not Disturb
2407 - I've Got To Find My Baby
2408 - Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce
2409 - Startin' Tonight
2410 - Do The Clam
2411 - Wolf Call
2412 - Spring Fever
2451 - Wolf Call

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 Kevan Budd for providing information on the recording of Wolf Call.

Thanks to Gary Bressler for a few acetate scans.

Session Logs
Acetate
Wolf Call
Acetate - Wolf Call
Acetate
Do The Clam
Acetate - Do The Clam
Acetate
Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce
Acetate - Fort Lauderdale

Music Sheet
Wolf Call
Wolf Call (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
I've Got to Find My Baby
I've Got to Find My Baby (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Recording Information
Girl Happy
Girl Happy

Acetate
Startin' Tonight
Acetate - Starting Tonight
Acetate
I've Got To Find My Baby
Acetate - I've Got To Find My Baby
Acetate
Girl Happy
Acetate - Girl Happy

 
Acetate
Spring Fever (Movie Verion)
Acetate - Spring Fever
 

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