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January 17 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 Stranger In Town (Loving You)
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Engineer : Phil Kahgan
(9.00am - 12.30pm / 1.30pm - 6.00pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Hugh
Guitar: Hilmer J. 'Tiny' Timbrell Jarrett
Bass: Bill Black Vocals:
Drums: D.J. Fontana Dolores Hart ('Dancing On A Dare' & 'Detour')
Piano: Gordon Stoker  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Piano: Hoyt Hawkins  

Loving You (farm version 1)
H January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take NA M   (not used)  

Loving You (end version)
J January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 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 M 2:02 (2:18 with count-in) (not used) Loving You (FTD)°~Something For The Girls (FTD)°~The Searcher°
~Celluloid Sell-Out! (FTD)° (listed as 'slow' version) (count-in)~The Comp.
'50s Movie Masters & Session Recordings 2 (MRS)° (part of count-in)

Loving You (end version - movie version transfer)
  JTD  
'Take 1' (M) 2:02 Binaural transfer of J-16 (not used)  

Loving You (main version 1)
K January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3 M 1:46 (2:16 with count-in) (not used) Loving You (FTD)° (count-in)~The Comp. '50s Movie Masters & Session
Recordings 2 (MRS)°

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (alt. intro version)
L January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1        
Take 2 M   (intro used for composite movie version)  

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (movie version - composite)
LTD  
Spliced M 1:44 Composite of L-02, H2WB 0255-09
& D-17
Acetate°~Soundtrack°

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! (movie version - edit)
LTDX  
Edit (M) 2:44 Long intro - recut from LTD  

Dancing On A Dare
M January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1 M   (vocals by Dolores Hart) Soundtrack°

Detour
N January 17 1957 (Thur: 1.30pm - 6.00pm)
Take 1 M   (vocals by Dolores Hart) Soundtrack°

We're Gonna Live It Up
P January 17 1957 (Thur) (?)
      (probably planned, but not recorded?)  
Candy Kisses (instrumental)
P (?) (?)
Take NA M     Soundtrack°

Notes

The running title of this movie at this time was Stranger In Town instead of Loving You. The title of the movie was changed to Something For The Girls by January 21 and then changed to Loving You by January 23 1957.

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.

Elvis was busy doing publicity stills from 9:00am to 12:40pm so was only present for the afternoon session.

At around 9 minutes into the movie Loving You 'Dancing On A Dare' can be heard.

At around 13 minutes into the movie Loving You a forty second instrumental version of 'Candy Kisses' can be heard but it is unknown when this was recorded. 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. The original 1957 US pressbook for the movie actually states that 'Candy Kisses' and 'Peter Cottontail' are only instrumentals in the movie.

An estimation of how the movie version of 'Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!' was spliced:-

Intro of L-2
First 2.5 seconds of record version (H2WB 0255-9)
First 6 seconds of record version (2.5 seconds repeated)
(1st chorus of record version omitted)
First verse and second chorus of record version
(2nd verse and 3rd chorus of record version omitted)
Third verse and fourth chorus of record version
Ending of D-17

It is unknown what production number "P" is for but it could be another instrumental intended to be used in the movie ('Tennessee Saturday Night' ?), or perhaps 'We're Gonna Live It Up', a song written by Leiber and Stoller for the movie, which was eventually not used - It could even be for 'Candy Kisses'.


Session Logs
Session Log
January 15 - 18 1957
Session Log January 15 - 18 1957
Acetates
'Loving You' Acetates
Loving You Acetates
USA Press Book
Loving You
Loving You Press Book (Thanks to Bob Pakes)

 
Recording Program
January 17 1957
Recording Program (January 17 1957)
 


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