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May 14 1964
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Radio Recorders Studio B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's 'Roustabout'
Paramount Producer : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Dave Wiechman


Roustabout (Vocal Overdub)
RPA3 5273
NOV May 14 1964 (Thur)
Take 1     (Vocal Overdub of Track NO-11)  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 Complete 2:06 ("Raving Maniac" ending) Collectors Gold 1°°
Take 7        
Take 8 Complete 2:04 ("Raving Maniac" ending) Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°°
Take 9 (M) 2:00 (Movie Version) Paramount Lobby Spot Promo° (Acetate)
Take 10        
Take 11        
Take 12 Complete      
Take 13 Complete 1:55   Memphis Tennessee (LP - Acetate)° (Without "NO Take 11" Count-in)
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17 M 1:58 (Record Version) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 11 (Sony)°°~Fun At The Fair (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 23)°°~Roustabout (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Double Features - Love In Las Vegas / Roustabout°°

Roustabout (Movie Version)
Overdub (M) 1:20 (Instruments overdubbed to Take 9
& is edited)


The version of Roustabout heard in the movie has the second verse edited out.

The 'Movie Version' of Roustabout can be found on a very rare Promo that was given to select movie theatres to play in the lobby of the theatre, while the movie 'Roustabout' was playing.

The take on the bootleg "Memphis Tennessee" is taken from an acetate source, and originally had the NO Take 11 (Track) announcement which was cut.

The engineer calling "Hey" that can be heard on 'Collectors Gold' is from the Track, and not the Vocal Overdub.

The last production number used at the March sessions is "LO", which was for Wheels On My Heels, and the next number used is "NO", which is for the rhythm Track for Roustabout on April 29. It is unknown what the missing "MO" production number could have been for.

An EPE auction in July / August 2010 however, has thrown up some questions regarding these sessions, as one of the lots had some of Elvis' personally owned acetates of demo's presented to be used in this movie. Looking at the acetates, an interesting thought has emerged that the missing "Track MO" from these sessions could have been reserved for Shout It Out. When you look at the acetate it has "USED" written on it, where the others - Carnival Of Dreams and I Never Had It So Good clearly has "Demo - Not Elvis" written on them. This indicates that Shout It Out could have actually been planned to be recorded, but then not used in the movie 'Roustabout', but as the tapes are still missing from these March sessions apart from the masters and takes used for masters, there is no way of knowing exactly what was recorded.

Update: At another EPE auction in 2016, more acetates from 'Roustabout' were sold by Mary Lilley, daughter of Joseph Lilley, but there was no sign of an acetate of Shout It Out by Elvis, recorded for the movie 'Roustabout'!

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 Ernst Jørgensen for the information regarding the vocal overdub of Roustabout.

Session Logs
Recording Information
Demo Acetates
Roustabout Demo Acetates
Roustabout - Lobby Spot Promo
Roustabout Lobby Spot Promo

Roustabout (Record Version)
Roustabout (Record Version)