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May 14 / 15 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 Eileen Wilson (Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter & Look Out, Broadway)
Bass: Bob Moore Ray Walker (Look Out, Broadway)
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Larry Muhoberac  
Trumpet: George Worth  
Trombone: Richard Noel  
Saxophone: Gus Bivona  
Tuba: John T Johnson  
Tuba: Robert Corwin  

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Part 1 - Vocal Overdub)
    May 14 1965 (Fri: 5.00pm - 7.30pm)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track #1-03)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 0:43 (Used for Composite Master) (Timing refers to total duration of Vocal Overdub)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 3 - V.O)
    May 14 1965 (Fri: 5.00pm - 7.30pm)
Take NA (M) 0:47 (Vocal Overdub of Track #3-02)
(Used for Composite Master)
(Timing refers to total duration of Vocal Overdub)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 6 - V.O.)
    May 14 1965 (Fri: 5.00pm - 7.30pm)
Take NA (M) 0:29 (Vocal Overdub of Track #6-02)
(Used for Composite Master)
(Timing refers to total duration of Vocal Overdub)

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version - Composite)
TPA3 3997    
Spliced M 7:00 (Composite of #1-03/05, #2-01,
#3-02/NA, #4-03, #5-02, #6-02/NA
& #7-04)
Soundtrack° (1st Version - 6:01)+Frankie & Johnny (FTD)° (Acetate)

What Every Woman Lives For (Vocal Overdub)
SPA3 7377   May 14 1965 (Fri: 5.00pm - 7.30pm)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track-06)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8 M 2:28   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 8)

Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter
    May 14 1965 (Fri: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 Complete 3:27   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
Take 2 LFS 3:00   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°
Take 3 Complete 3:16   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
Take 4 LFS 3:16   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°

Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter (Insert)
    May 14 1965 (Fri: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 FS 0:37   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 2 LFS 0:37   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My
Heart°°
Take 3 Aborted 0:18 (Announcement only) Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°° (Not Listed)~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°
~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°

Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter
SPA3 7375   May 14 1965 (Fri: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 5 Complete 3:15 (Continued) ("From the top") Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°
Take 6 M 3:11   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 1°°
(Count-in)

Look Out, Broadway
SPA3 7379   May 14 1965 (Fri: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 LFS
1:07   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 2 LFS 1:07   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 3 FS 0:14   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 4 FS 0:24   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 5 Complete 1:52   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 6 FS 0:13   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 7 FS 0:15   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 8 Complete 1:48   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°
Take 9 Complete 1:50   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
Take 10 FS 0:09   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
Take 11 LFS 0:52   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 12 M 1:58   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)

Everybody Come Aboard
SPA3 7385   May 14 1965 (Fri: 8.00pm - 12.00am)
Take 1 FS
0:38   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 2 LFS 2:23   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 3 LFS 1:53 (Announced as Take 2)
Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°° (Extra Dialogue)
Take 4 FS 0:07 (Announced as Take 3) Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 5 Complete 2:08 (Announced as Take 4) Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 6 LFS 1:28 (Announced as Take 5) Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 7 LFS 0:24   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°
Take 8 LFS 0:51   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 9 FS 0:18   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 10 Complete 2:09   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 11 LFS 1:23   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°
Take 12 FS 0:18   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 13 Complete 2:08   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 14 LFS 1:43   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°~Celluloid Rock 1-3°°
Take 15 M 1:58   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 1°°
~Celluloid Rock 1-3°° (Count-in)
Take 16 Complete 2:06   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 1°°

Everybody Come Aboard (Movie Version)
    (May 21 1965)
Overdub (M) 1:06 (Overdubbed instruments & backing vocals - Edited) Soundtrack°~Acetate°

Chesay
SPA3 7376   May 15 1965 (Sat: 1.00am - 4.30am)
Take 1 Complete
1:58   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)~Frankie & Johnny Sess. 2°°
~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 2 FS 0:28   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 3 LFS 1:16   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 4 Complete 2:00   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
Take 5 LFS 1:19   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 6 Complete 2:04 "With A Song In My Heart" Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 7 M 1:49   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 (Record Version)
SPA3 7378   May 15 1965 (Sat: 1.00am - 4.30am)
Take 1 Complete
2:57   Out In Hollywood (FTD)°°+Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°° (Extra Dialogue)
~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 2 FS 0:17   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 3 LFS 0:41   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid
Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 4 LFS 2:05   Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~Frankie & Johnny
Sessions 2°° (Cut)~With A Song In My Heart°°
Take 5 LFS 0:57   Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°~With A Song In
My Heart°°
Take 6 M 2:45 (Record Version) 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)~Celluloid Rock 1-2°°
(Count-in only)

Notes

It is unknown which Vocal Overdub take was used for the master of What Every Woman Lives For, but on the bootleg "The Frankie & Johnny Sessions" it is listed as being Take 8.

Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version) is an edited composite of:-
0:00-1:30 Part 1, Track-03 with Vocal Overdub (17+26 seconds)
1:30-1:42 Part 2, Track-01
1:42-3:22 Section 3, Track-02 with Vocal Overdub (47 seconds)
3:22-4:01 Section 4, Track-03
4:01-4:48 Section 5, Track-02 (first 23 seconds not used)
4:48-5:39 Section 6, Track-02 (part) with Vocal Overdub (29 seconds used) (Movie Version 1: 5:16-5:27 overdubbed track)
5:39-6:01 Section 7, Track-04

Above breakdown courtesy of 'Master & Session'

The acetate of Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version) on FTD's 'Frankie & Johnny' soundtrack is the full composite of:-
0:00-1:30 Part 1, Track-03 with Vocal Overdub
1:30-1:42 Part 2, Track-01
1:42-3:22 Section 3, Track-02 with Vocal Overdub
3:22-4:01 Section 4, Track-03
4:01-5:09 Section 5, Track-02
5:09-6.40 Section 6, Track-02 with Vocal Overdub (Following verse not used in movie:-)
Please roll me over real easy
Please roll me over real slow
Roll me over gently 'cause my wound, it hurts me so
I was your man, I know I done you wrong
6.40-7:00 Section 7, Track-04

FTD's 'Frankie & Johnny' soundtrack has Takes 6, 7 and 8 of Look Out, Broadway in the wrong order (Take 6, Take 7, count-in for Take 6 and Take 8).

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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