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January 21 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 Something For The Girls (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 'Tiny' Timbrell Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Piano: Hoyt Hawkins  
Harmonica: George Fields  

Party (vocal & group)
H2WB 2195
A1X January 21 1957 (Mon: 9.00am - 2.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11 M 1:28 Record version Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 19)°
~Elvis 75 CD1°~Elvis Rock (DSD)°~50s Box 3°~The Complete '50s Movie
Masters And Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°~Soundtrack° (2nd version
in movie)~A Legendary Performer Volume 9° (intro clipped)

Party (movie version transfer)
'Take 1' (M) 1:27 Binaural transfer of A1X-11  

Detour (instrumental - end version)
EX January 21 1957 (Mon: 3.30pm - 8.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 M      


The running title of this movie at this time was Something For The Girls instead of Loving You. The title of the movie was changed from the original title of Stranger In Town 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 21 and 22.

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.

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 21 1957
January 12 1957
'Loving You' Acetates
Loving You Acetates
USA Press Book
Loving You
Loving You Press Book (Thanks to Bob Pakes)

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Music Sheet
Mean Woman Blues
Mean Woman Blues