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May 13 / 14 1965
(+ 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 Untied Artists' 'Frankie & Johnny'
United Artists Producer : Fred Karger
Engineer : Dave Wiechman

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell Walker
Guitar: Charlie McCoy Sue Ann Langdon (Frankie & Johnny - Movie Version Section 4)
Bass: Bob Moore Donna Douglas; Sherry Thober; Lyzanne Ladue Goodson; Elizabeth
Drums: D.J. Fontana Harrower; Doris Bourgeous (Frankie & Johnny - Movie Version)
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Larry Muhoberac  
Trumpet: George Worth  
Trombone: Richard Noel  
Saxophone: Gus Bivona  
Tuba: John T Johnson  
Tuba: Robert Corwin  

Come Along (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 7374   May 13 1965 (Thur: 5.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 M 1:53 (Vocal Overdub of Track-06) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Frankie & Johnny (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Double Features - Frankie &
Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°
(Listed as Take 1)

Beginner's Luck (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 7380   May 13 1965 (Thur: 5.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track-05)  
Take 2 M 2:33   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Frankie & Johnny (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°° (2:27)+Double Features -
Frankie & Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°~Frankie & Johnny
Sessions 2°° (Extra Intro - Listed as Take 2)

Down By The Riverside /
When The Saints Go Marching In (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 7381   May 13 1965 (Thur: 5.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track-07)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 M 1:58   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Gospel Jubilee (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 11)°°~I Believe - The Gospel
Masters 4°°~Frankie & Johnny (Remastered Soundtrack)°°~Frankie &
Johnny (FTD)°°~Double Feat. - Frankie & Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian
Style°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°° (Listed as Take 4)

Please Don't Stop Loving Me
SPA3 7384   May 13 1965 (Thur: 5.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 FS
0:26   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 2 FS 0:21   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°
Take 3 Complete 2:22   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 4 FS 0:40   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 5 LFS 1:33   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 6 LFS 1:34   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 7 Complete 2:23   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°° (Count-in)
Take 8 LFS 1:30   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 9 Complete 2:24   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°
Take 10 Complete 2:21   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°° (Count-in)~Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
Take 11 FS 0:20   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 12 FS 0:26   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 13 FS 0:18   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 14 LFS 1:35   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 15 FS 0:21   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 16 Complete 2:28   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°
Take 17 Complete 2:31   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 18 Complete 2:17   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°
Take 19 M 2:38   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Frankie & Johnny (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Comp. Single Collection 5°°
~Double Features - Frankie & Johnny /Paradise Hawaiian Style°°
+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°° (Count-in)

Shout It Out
SPA3 7382   May 13 1965 (Thur: 5.00pm - 10.00pm)
Take 1 LFS
2:00   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 2 FS 0:37   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 3 LFS 0:47   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 4 LFS 0:48   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 5 LFS 1:38   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 6 LFS 0:55   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 7 M 2:23   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Frankie & Johnny (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Double Features - Frankie &
Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°
(Count-in)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Part 1 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 Complete 2:03   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°+With A Song In My Heart°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 2 FS 0:39   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°
Take 3 (M) 1:49 (Vocal Overdub on May 14) Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Part 2 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 (M) 0:29 (Used for Composite Master) Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°+Celluloid
Rock 1-2°° (Count-in only - Part used for Master cut from tape)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 3 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 Complete 1:55   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°
Take 2 (M) 1:54 (Vocal Overdub on May 14) Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°+Celluloid
Rock 1-2°° (Count-in only - Part used for Master cut from tape)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 4 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 LFS 0:50   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 2 Complete 0:54   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 3 (M) 0:51 (Used for Composite Master)
Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°+Celluloid
Rock 1-2°° (Count-in only - Part used for Master cut from tape)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 5 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 Complete 1:28   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 2 (M) 1:22 (Last 47 seconds used for
Composite Master
)
(First 23 seconds of track not used)
Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°+Celluloid
Rock 1-2°° (Count-in only - Part used for Master cut from tape)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 6 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 LFS 0:22   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 2 (M) 1:31 (First 53 seconds used for
Composite Master
)
(Vocal Overdub on May 14)
Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°+Celluloid
Rock 1-2°° (Count-in only - Part used for Master cut from tape)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 7 - Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1 FS 0:31   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 2 Complete 0:34   Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 3 FS 0:18
Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
Take 4 (M) 0:23 (Used for composite master)
(1st second missing from all
released versions)
Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°

What Every Woman Lives For (Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 (M)   (Vocal Overdub on May 14)  

Hard Luck (Track)
    May 13 / 14 1965 (Thur: 11.00pm - 4.00am)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M)   (Vocal Overdub on May 19)  

Notes

It is unknown which Vocal Overdub take was used for the master of Come Along, but on the bootleg "The Frankie & Johnny Sessions" it is listed as being Take 1.

It is unknown which Vocal Overdub take was used for the master of Beginner's Luck, but on the bootleg "The Frankie & Johnny Sessions" it is listed as being Take 2.

It is unknown which Vocal Overdub take was used for the master of Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marching In, but on the bootleg "The Frankie & Johnny Sessions" it is listed as being Take 4.

On the 'Complete Frankie & Johnny Sessions' bootleg the master takes used are from a different source to the outtakes, as the channels are reversed.

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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