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June 19 1958
(+ 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)

RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Overdub Session for Paramount's King Creole
Paramount Producer : Walter Scharf
Producer : Steve Sholes
Engineer : Bob Ferris

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Drums / Brushes: Unknown ('Lover Doll') The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray

Steadfast, Loyal And True (overdub)
J2PB 3261
  June 19 1958 (Thur)
Overdub M 1:16 Backup vocal overdub of solo version King Creole (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 4 (Sony)°~Rockin'
Rebel (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 31)°~King Creole -
The Music (FTD)°~King Creole (1997)°~(LP)°~Elvis Chante Leiber &
Stoller°~50s Box 4°~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session
Recordings 1 (MRS)°

Lover Doll (overdub)
J2PB 3262
  June 19 1958 (Thur)
Overdub M 2:10 Backup vocal overdub of solo version (LP version) King Creole (FTD)°~Complete Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°~Girls!
Girls! & More Girls! (Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°
~The Complete '50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings 1 (MRS)°
~King Creole - The Music (FTD)°~King Creole (1997)°~(LP)°~50s Box 4°


The actual take numbers of the overdubs are Take 12 for 'Steadfast, Loyal & True' and Take 18 for 'Lover Doll'.

On the CD Elvis Presley - As He Was Meant To Be Heard Volume 3 there is what's listed as a stereo version of 'Lover Doll'. This is actually nothing of the sort - It's the LP and single versions of the song (undubbed and overdubbed) mixed together in two separate channels, giving a fake stereo effect!

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 for take information and for the drums overdub on 'Lover Doll'.

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June 19 1958
June 11 1958

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Music Sheet
Steadfast, Loyal And True
Steadfast, Loyal And True
Music Sheet
Lover Doll
Lover Doll (Thanks to Christopher Brown)