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October 16 & 17 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
Scoring Sessions for MGM's Viva Las Vegas
Musical Director for MGM : George Stoll
Engineer : NA

Musicians:    
35 Piece Orchestra (October 16 1963)
 
Small Scoring Orchestra (October 17 1963)
 

Vegas Nightclub Montage
2503 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:23   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:14)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream
2504 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 1:33   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (1:26)

Thunderbird
2505 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:28   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:24)

Temptation
2506 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:30    
Take 2        
Take 3 (M) 0:25 (bar 2 on)  

Temptation (composite)
   
Spliced (M) 0:23 Composite of 2506-01 & 2506-03 Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Twist (downbeat of 2nd bar)
2507 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:05 (used for composite with 2546-02)  

Tropicana (Blue Moon instrumental)
2508 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:33   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:27)

Show In Progress
2509 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 0:27   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Water Skiing
2510 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 0:37   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:28)

Bride And Groom
2511 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 5 (M) 0:31   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:10)

End Title
2512 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 5 (M) 0:12   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:10)

Don't Torture Me
2513 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 0:39   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:33)

The Tree
2514 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 0:42 (not used)  

That's Entertainment
2515 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 0:20   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Mechanical Clock Effects
2516 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:30   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Skeets Basic
2517 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:22   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Motorcycle
2518 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4 (M) 0:25   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:22)

Checkered Flag
2519 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 0:29   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:15)

Appreciation Sweetener #1
2520 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:26   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

My Rival - Tag
2521 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:16   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Appreciation Sweetener #4
2522 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 0:08   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Appreciation Sweetener #3
2523 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:03   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Helicopter (The Lady Loves Me instrumental)
2524 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5 (M) 1:15   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Appreciation Intro
2525 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 0:05   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Flamingo Flag Sweetener
2526 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:08   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:05)

Idea
2527 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:04   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Main Title (sweetener)
2528 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5      
Take 6      
Take 7        
Take 8 (M) 0:14    

Viva Las Vegas (1st movie version)
   
Overdub (M) 2:28 2528-08 overdubbed to 2004-07 Soundtrack°~Bluray°

Bongos
2529 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:05 (not used)  

Tymp (Sweetener)
2530 October 16 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M) 0:05   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

All Wet
2538 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3      
Take 4        
Take 5      
Take 6      
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9 (M) 0:40   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:25)

When The Saints Come Marching In
2539 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:17   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Love In The Park
2540 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 2:45 (not used)  

Casino Craps
2541 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 1:00   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:52)

After Contest
2542 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 1:22   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:52)

Hi-Nooner
2543 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Take 2      
Take 3 (M) 0:38   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Beautiful Naples
2544 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 2:58   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Vibes Sweetener Tenor Sax Obligato
2545 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:59   Soundtrack°+Bluray°

Twist
2546 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 0:32    

Twist (composite)
2546 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Spliced (M) 0:28 Composite of 2507-01 & 2546-02 Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Ending C'mon Everybody
2547 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:19   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Gym Dance
2548 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1      
Take 2 (M) 1:03    
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8 (M) 1:03    

Gym Dance (composite)
   
Spliced (M) 1:02   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Rusty's Legs
2549 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 1:25    
Take 2 (M) 1:25    

Rusty's Legs (composite)
   
Spliced (M) 1:25 Composite of 2549-01 & 2549-02 Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Rusty's Gimmick
2550 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 1:30   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:31)

Last 2 bars of #22
2551 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 0:10 (not used)  

Church Wedding March - Organ only
2552 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:27   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:07)

Intro C'mon Everybody
2553 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:28   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:26)

Someone To Lean On
2554 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3 (M) 1:11   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:21)

Slide Whistle
2555 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:13   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:02)

Drum Rolls & Cymbals
2556 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:09   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

3 Xylo Glisses
2557 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 0:15   Soundtrack°+Bluray°° (0:08)

Appreciation Sweetener #2 - Xylo
2558 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 0:10   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

If You Think (guitar sweetener)
2559 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 (M) 0:26    

If You Think I Don't Need You (movie version)
   
Overdub (M) 0:44 2559-06 overdubbed to 2003-13 Soundtrack°~Bluray°

Guitar Plunks
2560 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 0:05   Soundtrack°+Bluray°°

Tenor Sax Obligato
2561 October 17 1963 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 2:35   Soundtrack°+Bluray°

I Need Somebody To Lean On (movie version)
   
Overdub (M) 3:16 2545-1 & 2561-02 overdubbed
to 2402-01 & 2403-1
Soundtrack°~Bluray° (longer fade & prominent saxophone)

Notes

The movie version of 'I Need Somebody To Lean On' has a prominent saxophone throughout, that is not present on the record version and is compiled as such:
0:00 - 1:18 = 2402-01 (2005-20 with added reverb on vocals) and overdubbed saxophone (2561-02 & 2545-01)
1:19 - 3:14 = 2403-01 (2005-20 with upfront vocals) and overdubbed saxophone (2561-02 & 2545-01)

The 1st movie version of 'Viva Las Vegas' has an extra instrumental intro, and the 2nd movie version has overdubbed bongos throughout.

Despite various rumours over the years, musician James Burton only contributed to the soundtrack for Viva Las Vegas at the scoring session on October 17 1963.

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

Session Logs
Movie Scene Sheets
Viva Las Vegas
Scene Sheets - Reel 2
Musical Breakdown
Viva Las Vegas
Musical Breakdown
Daily Music Report
October 16 & 17 1963
Daily Music Report - October 16 & 17 1963 (Thanks to David English)

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