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September 30 / October 1 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)

RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Kissin' Cousins'
Musical Director for MGM : Fred Karger
Engineer : Bill Porter
(7.00pm - 3.30am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin Walker
Guitar: Jerry Kennedy Millie Kirkham; Winnifred Brest; Dolores Edgin
Guitar: Harold Bradley  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  
Saxophone: Bill Justis  
Piano: Floyd Cramer  
Fiddle: Cecil Brower  
Banjo:
Jerry Kennedy ('Smokey Mountain Boy')  
Banjo: Harold Bradley ('Barefoot Ballad')  
Jug: Homer 'Boots' Randolph ('Barefoot Ballad')  

Smokey Mountain Boy (track)
2007 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete? 0:37+   Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (intro only - count-in)
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 3:04 (Vocal overdub on October 10) Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)

Catchin' On Fast (track)
2008 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete 2:14   Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M)   (used for composite 2008 track)  

Catchin' On Fast (track - ending)
2008 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2 Complete 0:14 "2008 ending, Take 2" Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7        
Take 8 (M)   (used for composite 2008 track)  

Catchin' On Fast (composite 2008 track)
2008  
Spliced (M)   Composite of 2008-04
& 2008 (ending)-08
(Vocal overdub on October 10)
 

Barefoot Ballad (track)
2009 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2 Complete 3:03   Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5 FS+LFS      
Take 6 LFS      
Take 7 (M) 2:56 (Vocal overdub on October 10) Acetate° (count-in)

Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) (track)
2010 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 FS+Comp 2:45   Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 5 (M) 2:29 (Vocal overdub on October 10) Acetate° (count-in)

Kissin' Cousins (track)
2011 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 Complete 1:45   Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 2 Complete   Alternate master track  
Take 3 (M)   (Vocal overdub on October 10)  

Barefoot Ballad (instrumental)
2012 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 FS      
Take 2 LFS      
Take 3 FS+(M) 1:27   Soundtrack° (1:00)+Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°

There's Gold In The Mountains (instrumental)
2013 Sept. 30 / Oct. 1 1963 (Mon / Tue)
Take 1 (M) 1:18   Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)+Soundtrack° (2:30 - extended)

Notes

2012 and 2013 are instrumentals of 'Barefoot Ballad' and 'There's Gold In The Mountains' and were actually used in the movie. Although unlikely, it is unsure if Elvis did a vocal overdub to one of these on October 10 (2018). More likely the production number 2018 was reserved for but not used for a vocal overdub, as sometimes happened with movie company recording sessions.

Thanks to Kevan Budd and Erik Rasmussen.

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