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May 7 / 8 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)

MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for MGM's 'Jailhouse Rock'
MGM Producer : Jeffrey Alexander
Engineer : Fred Mulculpin

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

Young Hearts (not recorded / not used)
2018 May 7 1957 (Tue)

Jailhouse Rock (instrumental intro)
2019 May 7 1957 (Tue)
Take 1 0:28 Piano intro Elvis In Hollywood (DVD / Video)°+Tape°

Jailhouse Rock (movie version - instrumental)
2020 May 7 1957 (Tue)
Take 1 Extra ending (not used)

(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (2nd vocal overdub)
H2WB 6782
2021 May 8 1957 (Wed)
Take 1     2nd vocal overdub of 2013 'track'  
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6 M 1:53 original time note "1:34" A Date With Elvis (FTD)°~Jailhouse Rock Volume 2 CD2 (FTD)°
~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°
~Jailhouse Rock Vol. 1 CD1 (FTD)° (track 5)~Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 3 (Sony)°~Rockin' Rebel (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 31)°~Jailhouse Rock (1997)°~50s Box 3°~Essential Elvis
Volume 1°+Out In Hollywood (FTD)°° (vocal only)+Baby I Don't Care
(LP - shout at end)°

Jailhouse Rock (long version)
2411 (May 8 1957)
Take 1 (M) 2:58 Spliced from 2019 & unedited
composite master

(not used)

(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (movie Edit)
2412 (May 16 1957)
(Take 1)   2:03 MGM edit of 2013-16 / 2021-6
MGM movie version master
The Comp. '50s Movie Masters & Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°°+A Date
With Elvis (FTD)°° (part of count-in)+Jailhouse Rock Vol. 1 CD1 (FTD)°°
(track 24)~Soundtrack°+Acetate° (count-in for 2nd vocal overdub 2021-06
& track 2013-16 - 1:19+)


By this date the title of the movie had been changed from Treat Me Nice to Jailhouse Rock.

All songs were recorded in binaural

The session tapes for '(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care' (2021) are still missing, all that remains is the mono master on a master tape reel.

Special thanks to Jim Berkeley for information regarding 2411 and recording date of 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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)

(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care

(CD1, track 5) the original - What a classic! With Bill Black unable to get the bubbling bass intro correct he had stormed out the studio. To everyone's surprise Elvis then picked up the electric bass and played it himself with Jerry Leiber providing a scratch vocal. Elvis then overdubbed his own vocal, firstly at Radio Recorders, but getting the perfect master vocal overdub five days later on the MGM Soundstage.

(track 24) movie edit (Take 16/Overdub 6) - This is the same as record release being the final vocal overdub. Here we are presented with it in binaural and there is a minimal movie edit with the final bass play-off being edited down two bars, making the song slightly shorter.

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April / May 1957
Jailhouse Rock
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Jailhouse Rock
Jailhouse Rock
Session Log
April / May 1957
Jailhouse Rock

Baby I Don't Care (MGM Movie Edit)
Baby I Don't Care Acetate

Music Sheets
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(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care