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January 15 1957
(+ 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)

Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's Stranger In Town (Loving You)
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Engineer : Phil Kahgan

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Piano: Hoyt Hawkins  

Party (vocal & band)
SPA5 2868
A January 15 1957 (Tue: 10.00am - 12.20pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 1:10 Movie version - Alternate master
(1:18 with count-in)
Loving You (FTD)°~Celluloid Sell-Out! (FTD)° (listed as alternate take)
(count-in)~The Comp. '50s Movie Masters & Sess. Recordings 2 (MRS)°
~Loving You (DSD)°~Essential Elvis Volume 1°~Soundtrack° (1st version
in movie)

Party (movie version transfer)
'Take 1' (M) 1:09 Binaural transfer of A-07  

Mean Woman Blues
B January 15 1957 (Tue)
Take NA     (probably planned, but not recorded)  

Lonesome Cowboy
H2WB 2194
C January 15 1957 (Tue: 1.30pm - 5.05pm)
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        
Take 18        
Take 19        
Take 20     (used for spliced master)  
Take 21        
Take 22        
Take 23        
Take 24        
Take 25     (used for spliced master)  
Spliced M 3:03 Spliced from takes 25 & 20 Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~Complete Single Collection 10°~50s Box 3°~The Complete '50s Movie
Masters And Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°

Lonesome Cowboy (movie version transfer)
'Take 1' (M) 3:03 Binaural transfer of C-SP  


The running title of this movie at this time was Stranger In Town instead of Loving You. The title of the movie was changed to Something For The Girls by January 21 and then changed to Loving You by January 23 1957.

The order of recording above is purely an educated guess based on the sequence of production numbers, as it is unknown exactly what was recorded when between January 15 and 18.

At around 13 minutes into the movie Loving You a forty second instrumental version of 'Candy Kisses' can be heard but it is unknown when this was recorded. At around 46 minutes it can be heard again in the background for just over a minute. It had been rumoured over the years that Elvis actually laid down vocals for this song, but no proof has ever surfaced. The original 1957 US pressbook for the movie actually states that 'Candy Kisses' and 'Peter Cottontail' are only instrumentals in the movie.

On the Electrovox acetate of 'Lonesome Cowboy' it is listed as being "C 20" but on the Radio Recorders acetate it's listed as the spliced master "C 25/20". This appears to be a mistake on the Electrovox acetate.

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
January 15 1957
January 12 1957
'Loving You' Acetates
Loving You Acetates
Session Log
January 15 - 18 1957
Session Log January 15 - 18 1957

USA Press Book
Loving You
Loving You Press Book (Thanks to Bob Pakes)

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Music Sheet
Lonesome Cowboy
Lonesome Cowboy