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February 11 1958
(+ 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 King Creole
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Engineer : Phil Wisdom
(1.00pm - 5.05pm / 6:05pm - 9:55pm)

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

Steadfast, Loyal And True (solo)
J2PB 4226
T February 11 1958 (Tue)
Take NA (M) 1:16 Undubbed master
(HRA1 8675)
King Creole (FTD)°~King Creole - The Music (FTD)°~Today, Tomorrow
& Forever 1°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°~Hard Headed Woman (2007
Single)°~The Comp. '50s Movie Masters & Session Recordings 2 (MRS)°
Overdub M 1:16 Backup vocal overdub on June 19 King Creole (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°~Rockin'
Rebel (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 31)°~King Creole -
The Music (FTD)°~King Creole (1997)°~(LP)°~Elvis Chante Leiber &
Stoller°~50s Box 4°~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session
Recordings 1 (MRS)°

Steadfast, Loyal And True (movie version)
Take NA   0:41   King Creole (FTD)°~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session
Recordings 1 (MRS)° (edited)+The Best Of British - 1957-1958°

WPA1 8123
U February 11 1958 (Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10 M 1:52   King Creole (FTD)°~The Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°
~King Creole - The Music (FTD)°~King Creole (1997)°~Essential Elvis
Volume 3°~50s Box 4°~A Legendary Performer Volume 3°

Danny (movie version transfer)
Take 1 (M) 1:46 Mono trandfer of U-10
(not used)
Acetate° (with count-in)


The movie version of 'Steadfast, Loyal & True' is the first verse of the song, then repeated faster, and is possibly a splice of two different takes. Another possibility is that is was recorded on the movie set.

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
Steadfast, Loyal And True (School Song)
School Song (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Recording Information
February 11 1958
February 11 1958
Danny (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

Music Sheets
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Steadfast, Loyal And True
Steadfast, Loyal And True
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