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August 28 1963
(+ 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)

MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's Viva Las Vegas
Musical Director for MGM : George Stoll
Engineer : Fred Mulculpin

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Alton Hendrickson
 
Bass: Keith Mitchell  
Drums: Frank Carlson  
Drums: Charles Flores  
Piano: Calvin Jackson  
Saxophone: Gus Bivona; Ronald Laninger; Don Lodice; William Green; Gene Cipriano
Trumpet: Uan Rasey; George Werth; James Zito; Manuel Stevens
Trombone: Richard Noel; Randall Miller; Karl De Karshe; Elmer Schneider
Harp: Dorothy Remsen  

Appreciation (Ann-Margret)
2020 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 SFS
     
Take 2 Complete 4:26 (used for composite master)  
Take 3 2xFS+LFS 4:13 (used for composite master) The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (2:08)

Appreciation (bar 9 to end) (Ann-Margret)
2021 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M)
4:16 (used for composite master)  

Appreciation (bar 39 to end) (Ann-Margret)
2022 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 2:06 (used for composite master) The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3 (FTD)°°

Unknown
2023  
         

Appreciation (instrumental bridge / drum insert)
2024 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3 (M)      

Appreciation (composite)
Spliced M 4:27 Composite of 2020-03, 2020-02,
2021-01 & 2022-02
Acetate° (5:01 - with count-in for 2020-03 & 2022-02)

Appreciation (movie version - composite)
Spliced M 4:27 Composite of 2020-03, 2020-02,
2021-01, 2022-02, 2520-02, 2558-02,
2522-04, 2523-02 & 2024-03
Soundtrack° (4:08)~From Santa Monica Blvd, LA, California°° (4:01)~The Making Of Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°° (4:01)+Viva Las Vegas - The Alternate
Album°°

My Rival (Ann-Margret)
2025 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 M
2:04   Soundtrack°~Ann Margret Box (Bear Family)°~From Santa Monica Blvd,
LA, California°~The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3 (FTD)°+Acetate° (2:27)

Notes

Elvis did not sing on any of these recordings, but they were featured in Viva Las Vegas, although it is unknown what production number 2023 is for.

All timings in the 'Musical Breakdown' below are taken from the DVD release of the movie.

Session Logs
Daily Music Report
August 28 1963
Daily Music Report - August 28 1963 (Thanks to David English)
Movie Scene Sheets
Viva Las Vegas
Scene Sheets - Reel 2
Demo Acetate
Appreciation
Demo Acetate - Appreciation

 
Musical Breakdown
Viva Las Vegas
Musical Breakdown
 

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