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August 28 1963
(+ 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 'Viva Las Vegas'
Musical Director for MGM : George Stoll
Engineer : Fred Mulculpin

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Alton Hendrickson
Bass: Keith Mitchell  
Drums: Frank Carlson  
Drums: Charles Flores  
Piano: Calvin Jackson  
Saxophone: Gus Bivona; Ronald Laninger; Don Lodice; William Green; Gene Cipriano
Trumpet: Uan Rasey; George Werth; James Zito; Manuel Stevens
Trombone: Richard Noel; Randall Miller; Karl De Karshe; Elmer Schneider
Harp: Dorothy Remsen  

Appreciation (#1) (Ann-Margret)
2020 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 SFS
Take 2 Complete 4:26 (used for composite master)  
Take 3 2xFS+LFS 4:13 (used for composite master) The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3 (FTD)°° (2:08)

Appreciation (#2) (Ann-Margret)
2021 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 (M)
4:16 (used for composite master)  

Appreciation (#3 - pickup) (Ann-Margret)
2022 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2 (M) 2:06 (used for composite master) The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3 (FTD)°°


Appreciation (instrumental bridge / drum insert)
2024 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1        
Take 2        
Take 3 (M)   (not used)  

Appreciation (movie version - composite)
Spliced M 4:27 Composite of 2020-03, 2020-02,
2021-01 & 2022-02
Soundtrack° (4:08)~From Santa Monica Blvd, LA, California°° (4:01)~The Making Of Viva Las Vegas (FTD)°° (4:01)+Viva Las Vegas - The Alternate
Album°°+Acetate° (5:01 - with count-in for 2020-03 & 2022-02)

My Rival (Ann-Margret)
2025 August 28 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 M
2:04   Soundtrack°~Ann Margret Box (Bear Family)°~From Santa Monica Blvd,
LA, California°~The Viva Las Vegas Sessions 3 (FTD)°+Acetate° (2:27)


Elvis did not sing on any of these recordings, but they were featured in Viva Las Vegas, although it is unknown what production number 2023 is for.


Session Logs
Daily Music Report
Daily Music Report - Appreciation
Movie Scene Sheets
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas - Scene Sheets
Demo Acetate
Demo Acetate - Appreciation