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October 10 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
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Kissin' Cousins'
Musical Directors for MGM : Gene Nelson
Engineer : Fred Mulculpin

Musicians:    
NA
   

Once Is Enough (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0222
2014 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2004-03  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7 M 2:19   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°

Catchin' On Fast (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0221
2015 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2008-SP  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 1:58 Unedited master Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
         
Edit M 1:23 Master has verse edited out
and ending cut
Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°

Catchin' On Fast (movie version - transfer)
2402 (October 14 1963)
Take 1 (M)
1:58 Mono transfer of 2008-SP / 2015-04
- with different ending
Acetate°

Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0227
2016 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2010-05  
Take 2 (M) 2:38 Movie version Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in - no backing vocals)
Take 3 M 2:31 Record version Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°

Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) (movie version - transfer)
2403 (October 14 1963)
Take 1 (M)
2:39 Mono transfer of 2010-05 / 2016-02
Acetate° (with The Jordanaires backing vocals)

Smokey Mountain Boy (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0224
2017 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2007-04  
Take 2        
Take 3 (M) 2:52 Unedited master  
         
Edit M 2:39 Master has edited intro Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°
+A Legendary Performer Volume 6°

Unknown
2018  
         

There's Gold In The Mountains (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0226
2019 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2002-03  
Take 2        
Take 3 M 1:56   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°
+A Legendary Performer Volume 7°~From The Archives Volume 1°

There's Gold In The Mountains (movie version - transfer)
2405 (October 14 1963)
Take 1 (M)
  Mono transfer of 2002-03 / 2019-03
Acetate°

One Boy Two Little Girls (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0223
2020 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2003-05  
Take 2 M 2:35   Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Comp. Masters Collection 17)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°

Kissin' Cousins (vocal overdub)
2021 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Regular v.o. of track 2011-02
 
Take 2 (M) 1:42 (used for composite master) Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)

Kissin' Cousins (vocal overdub)
2022 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 (M) 1:40 Hillbilly v.o. of track 2011-02
(used for composite master)
Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°° (vocal only - 1:27)+Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
(count-in)

Kissin' Cousins (vocal overdub - composite)
RPA3 0219
   
Spliced M 2:16 Composite of 2021-02 & 2022-01 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Comp. Single
Collection 4°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins
/ Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°+The Mono Masters CD1 (Venus)° (wrongly
listed as "No. 2")

Barefoot Ballad (vocal overdub)
2023 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2009-07  
Take 2 (M) 0:32+ (used for composite master) Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (ending only)

Barefoot Ballad (vocal overdub - pickup)
2024 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2009-07  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 0:35+ (used for composite master) Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (begining only - count-in)

Barefoot Ballad (vocal overdub - composite)
RPA3 0220
   
Spliced (M) 2:51 Composite of 2023-02 & 2024-04
Unedited master
 
         
Edit M 2:25 Master has edited intro Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°

Barefoot Ballad (movie version - transfer)
2409 (October 14 1963)
Take 1 (M)
2:51 Mono transfer of above unedited
composite master

Acetate° (acetate skips)

Kissin' Cousins (No. 2) (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0218
2025 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1     Vocal overdub of track 2006-02  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4 (M) 2:16 Unedited master Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (count-in)
         
Edit M 1:18 Master has verses edited out Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°
~Double Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°°
+A Legendary Performer Volume 6°

Kissin' Cousins (No. 2) (movie version - transfer)
2410 (October 16 1963)
Take 1 (M)
  Mono transfer of 2006-02 / 2025-04
Acetate°

Tender Feeling (vocal overdub)
RPA3 0225
2026 October 10 1963 (Thur)
Take 1 M 2:35 Vocal overdub of track 2005-02 Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 10 (Sony)°°~Hollywood Hijinks (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 29)°°~Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°°~Double
Features - Kissin' Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away, Joe°° (master)
+Kissin' Cousins (FTD)°° (vocal only)+A Legendary Performer Volume 6°

Notes

Although two masters were recorded (Take 2 = movie version and Take 3 = record version) for 'Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)' the song was eventually not used in the movie at all, although it was still used on the soundtrack album.

When Take 2 of 'Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)' was released on FTD's extended soundtrack edition of Kissin' Cousins it did not contain backing vocals by The Jordanaires, which do exist on the master track (2010-05), although they do appear on the acetate which was cut for Take 2 (2403-1).

'There's Gold In The Mountains' on the bootlegs A Legendary Performer Volume 7 (Madison) and From The Archives Volume 1 (Golden Archives), and 'Smokey Mountain Boy', 'Kissin' Cousins (No. 2)' & 'Tender Feeling' on the bootleg A Legendary Performer Volume 6 laughably list what are supposed to be the undubbed masters. As Elvis overdubbed his vocals to a pre-recorded backing track, it is not possible for these to be the undubbed masters, and are in fact just one channel removed (stereo) from the original masters and then centred (mono) so the songs sound as though the original backing vocals are not there! Fake!

Production number 2018 may have been reserved for, but not used for Elvis' to record a vocal overdub to instrumentals of 'Barefoot Ballad' (2012), or 'There's Gold In The Mountains' (2013), although these instrumentals are used in the movie with no additional vocals by Elvis. More likely the production number 2018 was reserved for but not used for a vocal overdub, as sometimes happened with movie company recording sessions.

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.

Thanks to Kevan Budd and Erik Rasmussen for info regarding the unedited masters of 'Kissin' Cousins (No. 2)', 'Smokey Mountain Boy', 'Barefoot Ballad' and 'Catchin' On Fast'.

Session Logs
Acetate
There's Gold In The Mountains
There's Gold In The Mountains - Acetate
Recording Information
Kissin' Cousins
Kissin' Cousins
Acetate
Kissin' Cousins (No. 2)
Kissin' Cousins - Acetate

Acetate
Anyone (Take 2)
Anyone (Take 2) - Acetate (Thanks to Jim Cassero)
Acetate
Barefoot Ballad (unedited master)
Barefoot Ballad  (unedited master) - Acetate (Thanks to Jim Cassero)
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Once Is Enough
Once Is Enough
Music Sheet
Catchin' On Fast
Catchin' On Fast (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)
Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

Music Sheet
Smokey Mountain Boy
Smokey Mountain Boy (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
There's Gold In The Mountains
There's Gold In The Mountains (Thanks to Glen Johnson)
Music Sheet
One Boy Two Little Girls
One Boy Two Little Girls (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

Music Sheet
Kissin' Cousins
Kissin' Cousins
Music Sheet
Barefoot Ballad
Barefoot Ballad (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Kissin' Cousins No. 2
Kissin' Cousins No. 2 (Thanks to Glen Johnson)

 
Music Sheet
Tender Feeling
Tender Feeling (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
 

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