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March 28 1961
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
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Paramount Scoring Stage - Hollywood, California
Overdub Session for Paramount's Blue Hawaii
Paramount Producer : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Phil Wisdom
(1.00pm - 5.22pm)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
NA   Loulie Jean Norman; Dorothy McCarty; Virginia Rees; Betty Allen

Moonlight Swim (overdub)
M2PB 2990
  March 28 1961 (Tue)
Overdub M 2:20 Backup vocal overdub
of NO Take 3
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 7 (Sony)°°~Elvis In Hawaii (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 21)°°~Blue Hawaii (FTD)°°~(24 Bit)°°
~Blue Hawaii (BMG '97)°°

Ku-U-I-Po (movie version)
  March 28 1961 (Tue) (?)
    2:20 'Male' backup vocals eliminated
from CO Take 9

Overdub (M) 1:48 'Female' backup vocals overdubbed Soundtrack° (faded)

Island Of Love (movie version)
  March 28 1961 (Tue) (?)
Overdub (M) 1:41 Backup vocal overdub
of KO Take 13
Soundtrack° (faded)


On FTD's extended soundtrack of Blue Hawaii all outtakes and masters have had the left and right channels corrected as opposed to other releases of this material, where they were reversed (i.e. Japanese 24 Bit, BMG '97 Collectors Edition, Today, Tomorrow And Forever and Close Up).

For the movie version of 'Ku-U-I-Po' the original male backing vocals were eliminated from the master (CO Take 9) and replaced with female backing vocals.

It is unknown exactly when the female backing vocals were overdubbed to 'Ku-U-I-Po' and 'Island Of Love' but this date would seem logical.

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.

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Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii
Moonlight Swim (overdub)
Acetate - Moonlight Swim
Music Breakdown
Blue Hawaii
Music Breakdown - Blue Hawaii

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Music Sheet
Moonlight Swim
Moonlight Swim (Thanks to Christopher Brown)