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August 30 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)

Radio Recorders Studio B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's Viva Las Vegas
Musical Director for MGM : George Stoll
Engineer : Dave Wiechman

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Billy Strange The Jubillee Four : Bill Johnson; George McFadden; Jimmy Adams; Ted
Guitar: Alton Hendrickson Brooks
Guitar: Glen Campbell The Carol Lombard Quartet : Carol Lombard; Gwen Johnson; Jackie
Bass: Ray Siegal Ward; Marjorie Cranford
Drums: Frank Carlson  
Piano: Artie Kane  
Saxophone: Steve Douglas  
Percussion: Roy Harte  

What'd I Say
RPA3 0235
2580 August 30 1963 (Fri)
Take 1 FS
0:44   Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°°~The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 1 (FTD)°° (0:35)
+Hard Knocks (Venus)°° (additional dialogue)
Take 2 Complete 3:21 "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°°~Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 3 BD 2:46   Elvis' Gold Records Volume 4 (FTD)°° (spliced with ending of Take 4)
+The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (2:30)+Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 4 M 3:03 (3:32 with count-in) Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Songs Of The Sixties (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 2)°°~Viva Las Vegas (remastered
soundtrack)°°~Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°°~Elvis' Gold Records Vol. 4 (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Love In Las Vegas / Roustabout°°+Elvis' Gold Records
Volume 4 (FTD)°~The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)°~The Making Of Viva Las Vegas
(FTD)°+The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 1 (FTD)°° (remixed)+The Viva Las
Vegas Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (3:15)+Hard Knocks (Venus)°° (count-in &
additional dialogue)
"Take 5" Dubdown / Remix 3:40 Extended - 30 sec's of instrumental
break repeated (not used)
Acetate°~The Making Of Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°


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

What should have been the definitive release of these sessions on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3xCD set, sadly wasn't the case. Although everything has been restored, remixed and remastered from scratch, some outakes are missing dialogue and take slates which were present on previous releases, and where takes were presented with dry vocals on previous releases, they now contain added reverb, as does the complete 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
What'd I Say (remix)
What'd I Say (remix) (Thanks to Kevan Budd)
Movie Scene Sheets
Viva Las Vegas
Scene Sheets - Reel 2
Tape Legend
What'd I Say
What'd I Say

Recording Information
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas
Musical Breakdown
Viva Las Vegas
Musical Breakdown

Music Sheets
Music Sheet
What'd I Say
What'd I Say (Thanks to Christopher Brown)