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July 30 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
Scoring Session for MGM's Jailhouse Rock
MGM Producer : Jeffrey Alexander
Engineer : Fred Mulculpin
(9.00am - 10.00am)

Guitar: Vincent Terri  

Guitar Chords
2525 July 30 1957 (Tue: 9:00am - 9:05am)
Take 1 Complete 0:07    
Take 2 (M) 0:08 Soundtrack°

Treat Me Nice (overdub)
H2WB 6778
2526 July 30 1957 (Tue: 9:05am - 9:25am)
Take 1 Complete 1:58 Guitar overdubbed to 2405
Take 2 (M) 1:58 Overdubbed movie version (stereo) Jailhouse Rock Volume 1 CD1 (FTD)°° (track 21)~The Complete '50s
Movie Masters & Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°°~Great Performances°°
~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°°~Soundtrack° (1st version in movie
- studio - with drum beats)


The overdubbed verson of 'Treat Me Nice' was the first version used in the movie.

2025 is the guitar chords heard when Vince is practicing the guitar with Hunk in their prison cell.

All timings in the 'Musical Breakdown' below are taken from the DVD release of the movie.

Thanks to David English for extensive research on these sessions.

Session Logs
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Jailhouse Rock
Scene Sheets - Reel 1 (Thanks to David English)
Daily Music Report
July 30 1957
Daily Music Report - July 30 1957 (Thanks to David English)
Jailhouse Rock
Movie Song Index
Jailhouse Rock - Movie Song Index

Musical Breakdown
Jailhouse Rock
Musical Breakdown