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May 19 1965
(+ 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)

Samuel Goldwyn Studios - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Untied Artists' Frankie And Johnny
United Artists Producer : Fred Karger
Engineer : Kevin Cleary

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
  Harry Morgan; Henry Cordin (Chesay - movie version)

  Harry Morgan; Donna Douglas (Frankie And Johnny - introduction)

Hard Luck (vocal overdub)
SPA3 7383   May 19 1965 (Wed)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track-05  
Take 2        
Take 3 M 2:54   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 12 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Frankie & Johnny (remastered
soundtrack)°°~Frankie & Johnny (FTD)°°~Double Features - Frankie &
Johnny / Paradise Hawaiian Style°°+Frankie & Johnny Sessions 2°°
(listed as Take 3)

Chesay (backup vocal overdub - movie version)
    May 19 1965 (Wed)(?)
Take NA (M) 1:31 Backup vocals overdubbed to
SPA3 7376-07 by Harry Morgan
and Henry Cordin

Frankie And Johnny (movie version - introduction)
    May 19 1965 (Wed)(?)
Take NA (M) 0:32 Vocals by Elvis, Donna Douglas
& Harry Morgan


It is unknown which vocal overdub take was used for the master of 'Hard Luck', but on the bootleg The Frankie & Johnny Sessions it is listed as being Take 3.

It is possible that Harry Morgan and Henry Cordin overdubbed their backing vocals to the movie version of 'Chesay'.

It is also possible that Donna Douglas, Elvis and Harry Morgan recorded the introduction to the 'Frankie And Johnny' routine, as heard before the first version in the movie, on this day, although this could have been recorded on the movie set.

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

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Frankie And Johnny
Musical Breakdown

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Hard Luck
Hard Luck