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October 26 / 27 1961
(+ 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)

Radio Recorders Studio B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Mirisch Company (United Artists) Kid Galahad
United Artists Producer : Jeffrey Alexander
Engineer : Thorne Nogar
(6.00pm - 12.00am / 1.00am - 4.25am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar: Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell Walker
Guitar: Neal Matthews  
Bass: Bob Moore  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Saxophone: Homer 'Boots' Randolph  

King Of The Whole Wide World (1st version)
WPA5 2551
M1 October 26 / 27 1961 (Thur / Fri)
Take 1 Complete 3:06 (fast saxophone intro) Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Today Tomorrow & Forever 2°° (listed as Take 3)
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 1:17   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+Today Tomorrow & Forever 2°° (ending only - with
extra dialogue)+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 0:58   Today, Tomorrow & Forever 2°° (count-in only - 0:05)+The Kid Galahad
Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:05   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 1:01   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:08   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 7 FS 0:33 (announced as Take 6 by mistake) Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+Fun At The Movies (Time Life Collection Vol. 14)°°
(few extra bars at intro)+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 3:05   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Fun At The Movies (Time Life Collection Vol. 14)°°
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 9 FS 0:53   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 3:01   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 11 Complete 3:17   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS 0:27   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 13 Complete
2:55   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 14 FS 0:24 (slower saxophone intro) Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 15 LFS 1:20   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 16 FS 0:49 (bass intro) Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 17 LFS 1:13   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 18 LFS 1:24   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 19 LFS 1:52   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 20 FS 0:32   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 21 FS 0:35   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 22 FS 0:36   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 23 LFS
1:47   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 24 FS 0:37   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 25 Complete 3:02   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 26 FS 0:54   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 27 FS 0:30   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 28 FS 0:45   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 29 Complete 3:06   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Hollywood Sessions°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sesions
(Flashlight)°
Take 30 FS 0:27   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 31 M 2:47 Alternate master
(3:00 with count-in)
Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~The Comp. Elvis Presley Masters 28 (Sony)°°
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°+Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)° (count-in)

A Whistling Tune
N2PB 3136
M2 October 26 / 27 1961 (Thur / Fri)
Take 1 LFS
1:48 (intro used for spliced master)
Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)° (intro cut from tape)~Follow That
Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)° (count-in only - spliced with master)
+The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)° (count-in & whistling intro only)
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape° (complete)
Take 2 Complete 2:53   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Kid Galahad
Sessions Vol. 1 (LP)°~Follow That Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)°
Take 3 FS 1:00   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 1 (LP)°
~Follow That Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)°~Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 4 FS 0:17   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 1 (LP)°
~Follow That Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)°~Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 5 FS 0:32   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 1 (LP)°
~Follow That Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)°~Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 6 FS 0:31   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 1 (LP)°
~Follow That Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)°~Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 7 FS 1:04   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 1 (LP)°
~Follow That Dream Sessions... Plus (Memory)°~Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 8 Complete 2:54 "No I.D." (used for spliced master) Kid Galahad Sess. Vol. 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
(all except intro cut from tape)+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
(complete)
         
Spliced (M)
3:19 Spliced from Takes 1 & 8
Unedited master
Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Double Features - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°°
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
         
Edited M 2:40 Master edited Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
~Kid Galahad (FTD)°~(EP)°~The Hollywood Sessions° (listed as Take 1)

Home Is Where The Heart Is
N2PB 3134
M3 October 26 / 27 1961 (Thur / Fri)
Take 1 FS
0:28 (slow tempo) Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 2 FS 0:22   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 3 FS 0:27   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 4 FS 1:19   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 5 FS 0:28   The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 6 FS 1:13   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 7 Complete 3:08   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 8 FS 0:49   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 9 FS 0:52   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 1 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 10 Complete 3:19   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 1 (LP)°
Take 11 FS 0:38   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 12 Complete
3:02   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°
~A Legendary Performer Volume 5°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 2 (LP)°
~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)° (count-in)
Take 13 FS 0:57 (fast tempo) Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad
Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 2 (LP)°
Take 14 Complete 2:49   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad
Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 2 (LP)°
Take 15 FS 0:56   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Radio Rec's Revisited (LP)°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 16 FS 0:43   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 17 FS 0:43   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 18 FS 0:16   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 19 FS 0:39   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 20 Complete 2:47   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 21 (M)
2:32 Unedited master
(2:57 with count-in)
Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Double Feat's - Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°°
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)° (count-in)
         
Edited M 1:52 Master edited Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
~Kid Galahad (FTD)°~(EP)°

Riding The Rainbow (1st version)
M4 October 26 / 27 1961 (Thur / Fri)
Take 1 Complete
2:08   Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°° (count-in)+Kid Galahad (FTD)°° (extra
dialogue)~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 2 (LP)° (no count-in)
+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:38 (rehearsals) The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 3 LFS 1:14   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 4 LFS 2:02   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 5 LFS 0:43   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 6 Complete 1:55   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°~Tape°
~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sess' (Flashlight)°
Take 7 Complete 2:07   Kid Galahad (FTD)°°+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid
Galahad Sessions Volume 2 (LP)°
Take 8 Complete 2:13 (used for spliced alternate master) The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 9 Complete 1:52 (used for spliced alternate master)
(ending used for composite master)
Kid Galahad Sessions Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)° (ending cut from tape)+Tape° (complete)
         
Spliced (M)
1:54 Spliced from Takes 9 & 8
Alternate master
The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (with count-in for Take 9)

Riding The Rainbow (2nd version)
MX4 October 26 / 27 1961 (Thur / Fri)
Take 1 FS
1:17   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 2 LFS 0:55   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 3 LFS 1:08   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 4 Skipped   (no Take 4 announced)  
Take 5 LFS 1:15   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~Kid Galahad Sessions
Volume 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
Take 6 Complete 1:50   The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Tape°~A Legendary Performer
Vol. 6°~Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 2 (LP)°~The Kid Galahad Sessions
(Flashlight)°
Take 7 Complete 1:53 (used for composite master) Kid Galahad Sessions Vol. 2 (LP)°~Kid Galahad Sessions (Flashlight)°
(ending replaced by M4 Take 9)+The Kid Galahad Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
~Tape° (complete)

Riding The Rainbow (composite)
N2PB 3133
   
Spliced M
1:41 Composite of MX4-07 & last bars
of M4-09
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 8 (Sony)°°~Casting Call (Franklin Mint
Complete Masters Collection 26)°°~Kid Galahad (FTD)°°~Double Feat's
- Kid Galahad / Girls! Girls! Girls!°°~The Kid Galahad Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
~Kid Galahad (FTD)°~(EP)°

Notes

The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Kid Galahad Sessions 2xCD set, where everything has been remixed and remastered from scratch, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound, although the left and right stereo channels are reversed as opposed to the stereo image on all of Follow That Dream's other "Sessions" sets.

Today, Tomorrow And Forever has Take 3 of 'King Of The Whole Wide World' (1st version) listed but this is actually the last part of Take 2 (LFS), then the count-in for Take 3 (but no Take 3!), then the count-in for Take 2 (announced as Elvis says "you guys don't get paid any overtime..."), then the complete Take 1. We get takes 1 and 2 in the correct order on FTD's Kid Galahad extended soundtrack.

Take 31 of 'King Of The Whole Wide World' (1st version) has the wrong matrix number (WPA1 2551) listed in the booklet for Kid Galahad (FTD).

The master of 'A Whistling Tune' is spliced from the whistling intro of Take 1, and the rest of Take 8.

The alternate master of 'Riding The Rainbow' is spliced as follows:
0:00 - 0:31: M4-09 (Start to "...someone")
0:31 - 0:46: M4-08 ("...who's meant to be mine" to "...whi-i-ile")
0:46 - 1:54: M4-09 ("...I'm riding the rainbow" to end)

The fifteen seconds from M4 Take 9 of 'Riding The Rainbow' was physically cut from the stereo tape reel 4-A, and replaced with the same lines from Take 8, meaning the complete Take 9 now does not exist on that tape. This section does however, exist on the mono tape reel.

The master of 'Riding The Rainbow' (N2PB 3133) is a composite of MX4 Take 7 and the last bars from M4 Take 9.

Some of the original mono masters as first released in 1962 were shortened for release. They are released in their original form on FTD's extended soundtrack of Kid Galahad, along with the longer stereo masters as first released on Double Features. On Sony's Complete Elvis Presley Masters collection and the Franklin Mint set they are released in their original edited form but in stereo.

Although not listed as a source, a bootleg CD box-set entitled King Of The Whole Wide World - The Kid Galahad Sessions contains everything originally contained on the old vinyl bootlegs (mono sessions) along with stereo outtakes, mono and stereo masters etc... released by FTD and RCA/BMG/Sony.

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 Fred Whobrey Sr. (Ebay user: 1cooldj) for some scans of his acetates.

Session Logs
Acetates
Kid Galahad
Acetates
Recording Information
October 26 / 27 1961
October 26 / 27 1961
Tape Box
October 26 1961
Tape Box - October 26 1961

 
Proposed Double Features LP
Follow That Dream / Kid Galahad
Proposed 'Double Feature' Follow That Dream & Kid Galahad LP (Thanks to Graceland)
 


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
King Of The Whole Wide World
King Of The Whole Wide World (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
A Whistling Tune
A Whistling Tune (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Home Is Where The Heart Is (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

 
Music Sheet
Riding The Rainbow
Riding The Rainbow
 

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