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September 5 1957
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Radio Recorders Studio 1 - Hollywood, California
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
(12.00pm - 3.00pm / 4.00pm - 8.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Elvis Presley The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Scotty Moore Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black Millie Kirkham
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  

Treat Me Nice (record version)
H2PB 5523
  September 5 1957 (Thur)
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 M 2:10 (2:21 with count-in) Jailhouse Rock Vol. 1 CD1 (FTD)° (count-in)~Jailhouse Rock Vol. 2
CD1 (FTD)°~Elvis' Golden Records (FTD)°~Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°
~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°~Rockin' Rebel (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 31)°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1
(Legacy)°~Jailhouse Rock (CD Single)°~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°~Elvis'
Golden Records (24 Bit)°~Complete Single Collection 2°~50s Box 4°
~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°

My Wish Came True
H2PB 5524
  September 5 1957 (Thur)
Take NA     First attempt at recording?
(successfully recorded on Sept. 6)

Blue Christmas
H2PB 5525
  September 5 1957 (Thur)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3 M 2:08   Elvis' Christmas Album (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°
~Christmas With Elvis (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 4)°
~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 1 (Legacy)°~Christmas Peace (DSD)°
~Elvis' Christmas Album (24 Bit)°~(1999)°~If Everyday Was Like
Christmas°~50s Box 3°~The Mono Masters CD2 (Venus)°
Duet   2:30 2008 re-recorded backing track
and vocals
Christmas Duets°° (with Martina McBride & The Jordanaires)
Re-Recording 2:10 2017 re-recorded backing track Elvis: Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra°°


As Elvis was unhappy with 'Treat Me Nice', recorded during the Jailhouse Rock sessions, it was recorded again at these sessions.

In a letter from Colonel Parker to Elvis, dated August 6 1957 (see below), it appears that 'One Night' was also planned to be re-recorded at these sessions.

The re-recording of 'Blue Christmas' can found on the 2017 album Elvis: Christmas With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which contained Elvis' original vocals but with new backings by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

Notes from a review of Jailhouse Rock Volume 1 (FTD) by Piers Beagley (Elvis Information Network)

Treat Me Nice

(CD1, track 6) the original - On the final session Leiber & Stoller re-arranged the song with a much slower tempo giving the lyrics a new understated cool-swagger. With a lower key this also gave the song a sexier feel and lines like, "You know I'll be your slave" take on possible alternative meanings. It is an all-time Elvis classic song and very different to the versions Elvis actually recorded for the film. As a bonus here we also get the Elvis count-in.

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Letter From Col. Parker
August 6 1957
August 6 1957
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September 5 1957
September 5 1957