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January 18 1957
(+ 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 'Loving You'
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Engineer : Phil Kahgan
(9.00am - 2.00pm / 3.30pm - 6.00pm / 7.00pm - 11.25pm)

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

Hot Dog
H2WB 2196
Q January 18 1957 (Fri: 3.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17 M 1:15   Loving You (FTD)°~(DSD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 3 (Sony)°
~Elvis Goes To Hollywood (Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Coll. 19)°
~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°~50s Box 3°

Hot Dog (movie version transfer)
'Take 1' (M) 1:14 Binaural transfer of Q-17  

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (finale)
WPA5 2587
R January 18 1957 (Fri: 7.00pm - 11.25pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8        
Take 9        
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13 M 1:30 (SPA5 2871) Loving You (FTD)° (count-in)~Loving You (DSD)°~Essential Elvis Vol. 1°

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (movie version finale)
'Take 1' (M) 1:20 Binaural transfer of R-13 - not used  

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (movie version finale - edit)
Edit M 1:38 R-13 with 1st verse repeated Soundtrack°

Blueberry Hill (tryout)
WPA5 2589
  January 18 1957 (Fri: 7.00pm - 11.25pm)
Take 1        
Take 2 M 3:12 (abandoned ?) Loving You (FTD)° (correct speed)~Platinum 1° (too slow) (acetate)


It is unknown what was recorded between 9.00am and 2.00pm, if anything, and the order of recording above is purely an educated guess based on the sequence of production numbers, as it is unknown exactly what was recorded when between January 15 and 18.

The movie version finale of 'Got A Lot O' Living To Do'! is Track R-13 with the first verse repeated and an instrumental ending added.

It is unknown exactly when the tryout of 'Blueberry Hill' was recorded, but the fact that "Take 2" is noted on the acetate could indicate that it was actually recorded during an RCA session (January 12 or 13) rather than a Paramount session. As this tryout would not have been considered to be a success, an acetate could have been cut of the track and the tape reused, hence not being noted on any tape logs.

At around 13 minutes into the movie Loving You a forty second instrumental version of 'Candy Kisses' can be heard but it's unknown when this was recorded or it it was just recorded on the movie set. At around 46 minutes it can be heard again in the background for just over a minute. It had been rumoured over the years that Elvis actually laid down vocals for this song, but no proof has ever surfaced.

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
Recording Information
January 18 1957
January 12 1957
'Loving You' Acetates
Loving You Acetates
Session Log
January 15 - 18 1957
Session Log January 15 - 18 1957