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Soundtrack recording for Paramount - King Creole - January 15-16 and 23, 1958 - Radio Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Bass tuba: Ray Siegel
Bass guitar: Neal Matthews
Drums: D.J. Fontana - Bernie Mattinson (January 23)
Bongos: Gordon Stoker
Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins
Piano: Dudley Brooks
Clarinet: Mahlon Clark
Trumpet: John Ed Buckner
Sax: Justin Gordon
Trombone: Elmer Schneider (January 15-16) - Warren Smith (January 23)
Vocals: The Jordanaires - Kitty White (January 23)
Paramount producers: Walter Scharf - Phil Khagan
Engineer Radio Recorders: Thorne Nogar


January 15 - 9 am-1:20 pm, 2:20-5:40 pm

Studio matrix: B-10 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3603-10 Hard Headed Woman
June 10, 1958 Single A side RCA 47-7280 Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why
Computer enhanced version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits

Studio matrix: C-05 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3604-05 Trouble
July 29, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4321 King Creole Vol 2

Studio matrix: D-05 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3605-05 New Orleans
July 1, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4319 King Creole Vol 1

Studio matrix: E-18 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3606-18 King Creole (Alternate master)
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67454-2 King Creole 1997 reissue
Outtakes:
Take 3: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Take 3: June 23, 1992 CD CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
Take 3: April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67454-2 King Creole 1997 reissue

Studio matrix: F-07 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3607-07 Crawfish
July 29, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4321 King Creole Vol 2
Complete with Kitty White vocal:
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3


January 16 - 9 am-5:30 pm

Studio matrix: G-14 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3608-14 Dixieland Rock
July 29, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4321 King Creole Vol 2

Studio matrix: H-07 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3262-07 Lover Doll (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: J-12 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3610-12 Don't Ask Me Why
June 10, 1958 Single B side RCA 47-7280 Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why

Studio matrix: K-10 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3611-10 As Long As I Have You
July 1, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4319 King Creole Vol 1

Studio matrix: M-06 - RCA matrix: WPA5 2586-06 Steadfast, Loyal And True (Movie version)
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67454-2 King Creole 1997 reissue

Studio matrix: N-08 - RCA matrix: WPA5 2509-08 As Long As I Have You (Movie version)
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67454-2 King Creole 1997 reissue
Outtakes:
Take 4: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Take 4: April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67454-2 King Creole 1997 reissue



January 23 - 8-11 pm

Studio matrix: EX-13 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3612-13 King Creole (Revised)
July 1, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4319 King Creole Vol 1

Studio matrix: Q-08 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3613-08 Young Dreams
July 29, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4321 King Creole Vol 2

-08 King Creole (Main title instrumental)
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3

-na My Wish Came True (Rehearsal) (Unreleased)

-na Doncha' Think It's Time (Rehearsal) (Unreleased)


RCA studio session - February 1, 1958 - Radio Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore - Tiny Timbrell
Bass: Bill Black
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Dudley Brooks
Vocals: The Jordanaires
A&R / Producer: Steve Sholes
Engineer: Thorne Nogar


10 am-7 pm

J2WB 0178-nm My Wish Came True (Unreleased)

J2WB 0179-sp Doncha' Think It's Time Splice of takes 40, 47 and 48
April 1, 1958 Single B side RCA 47-7240 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha' Think It's Time
Take 40: November 13, 1959 LP RCA LPM 2075 LP 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Outtakes:
Takes 39, 40, 47, and 48 : April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Take 48 acetate: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever

J2WB 0180-10 Your Cheatin' Heart
August 1965 LP RCA LSP/LPM 3450 Elvis For Everyone
Outtakes:
Take 9: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Take 9: 1982 EP RCA UK EP-2 The E.P. Collection Vol. 2 A Special Limited Edition (UK release)
Take 9: October 1979 LP RDA-010-A Elvis Presley's Greatest Hits (8 LP Readers's Digest box)
Take 9: 1998 CD Time Life 07863-69404-2 The Elvis Presley Collection Volume 2 Rock n Roll
Take 9: May 22, 1992 CD 07863 52274-2 Welcome To My World (CD only)
Take 9: October 15, 1996 CD RCA 07863 66880-2 Great Country Songs

J2WB 0181-22 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
J2WB 0181 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
Undubbed master: November 13, 1959 LP RCA LPM 2075 LP 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Undubbed master: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Undubbed master: April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong


Soundtrack recording for Paramount - King Creole - February 11, 1958 - Paramount Soundstage - Hollywood

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Scotty Moore
Bass: Bill Black
Bass tuba: Ray Siegel
Bass guitar: Neal Matthews
Drums: D.J. Fontana - Bernie Mattinson (January 23)
Bongos: Gordon Stoker
Cymbals: Hoyt Hawkins
Piano: Dudley Brooks
Clarinet: Mahlon Clark
Trumpet: John Ed Buckner
Sax: Justin Gordon
Trombone: Elmer Schneider (January 15-16)
Vocals: The Jordanaires
Band on February 11: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, D.J. Fontana, Bernie Mattinson, Dudley Brooks, Bill Black
Paramount producers: Walter Scharf - Phil Khagan
Engineer Radio Recorders: Thorne Nogar


1-5:05 pm, 6:05-9:55 pm

Studio matrix: U-10 - RCA matrix: WPA1 8123-10 Danny
December 1978 LP RCA CPL 1 3078 Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 3
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
April 22, 1997 CD RCA 07863 67454-2 King Creole 1997 reissue

RCA matrix: J2PB 3261-na Steadfast, Loyal And True
Undubbed master: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever


Overdub session - February 26, 1958 - Radio Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar, percussion, piano: Elvis Presley
A&R producer: Steve Sholes
Engineer: Thorne Nogar


J2WB 0181-22 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
April 1, 1958 Single A side RCA 47-7240 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha' Think It's Time



Private recording - May 27, 1958 - Eddie Fadal's House - Waco - Texas

Piano: Elvis Presley
Vocals: Anita wood, Eddie Fada, Janice Fadal


I Understand Just How You Feel
March 3, 1999 CD RCA 67676-2 The Home Recordings

Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby
I Can Help If I'm Still In Love With You
Who's Sorry Now
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Reprise)
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Reprise)
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Reprise)
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Reprise)
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Reprise)
Tumblin' Tumbleweeds
Tomorrow Night
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby
Little Darlin'
Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Don't You Know I Love You

February 22, 2010 CD book MRS30065859 Off Duty With Private Presley


RCA studio session - June 10 and 11, 1958 - RCA Studio B - Nashville

Guitar: Elvis Presley - Hank Garland - Chet Atkins
Bass: Bob Moore
Drums: D.J. Fontana
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Bongos: Buddy Harman
Vocals: The Jordanaires
A&R / Producer: Steve Sholes
Engineer: RLJ


June 10 - 7-10 pm, 10:30 pm-1:am

J2WB 3253-18 I Need Your Love Tonight
March 10, 1959 Single A side RCA 47-7506 I Need Your Love Tonight / (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such as I
Outtakes:
Takes 1 to 17: April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Takes 2 (fs), 5 and 10: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Take 4: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Take 7: July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Take 9: August 17, 1992 CD EP RCA 07863-66050-2 Don't Be Cruel (In Europe only)
Takes 12 (fs) and 13: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback

J2WB 3254-sp A Big Hunk O' Love Splice of takes 3 and 4
June 23, 1959 Single A side RCA 47-7600 A Big Hunk O' Love / My Wish Came True
November 13, 1959 LP RCA LPM 2075 LP 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
The splice of takes 3 and 4 was used until 1992. After 1992 take 3 were used instead.
Take 3: June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters
Computer enhanced version:
September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits
Outtakes:
Take 1: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Take 2: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 4: July 29, 1997 CD RCA 07863-67469-2 Platinum: A Life In Music
Takes 1 to 4 playback: April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong

J2WB 3255-04 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
September 22, 1964 Single B side RCA 47-8440 Ask Me / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
February 1968 LP RCA LSP 3921 Elvis' Gold Records Vol 4
Outtakes:
Takes 1 to 11: April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Takes 1 (Mid-tempo version), 5 (fs) and 11 (Edited): January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Take 8 (Incomplete - Fast fade on Elvis laughing): May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 11 (Edited): April 23, 1985 CD RCA PCD1-5418 Reconsider Baby
Take 11 (Unedited): June 23, 1992 CD RCA 07863-66050-2 The King Of Rock 'n' Roll, The Complete 50's masters

J2WB 3256-09 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such as I
March 10, 1959 Single B side RCA 47-7506 I Need Your Love Tonight / (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such as I
Computer enhanced version:
Take 8: September 24, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863 68079-2 Elvis 30 N 1 Hits
Outtakes:
Takes 1 to 8: April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Take 3: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Takes 4 (fs) and 5: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback


June 11 - 2-5 am

J2WB 3257-24 I Got Stung
October 21, 1958 Single B side RCA 47-7410 One Night / I Got Stung
Outtakes:
Takes 1 to 18 and 20 to 23: April 01, 2007 CD FTD 88697 03615-2 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
Take 1 - With a line of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" at the end, takes 12, 13 (fs) and 14: January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3
Takes 4 (Flase start), 5 (fs), 7 (fs) and 8: May 15, 2004 CD FTD 82876-60931-2 Flashback
Take 16: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever


Overdub session recording for Paramount - King Creole - June 19, 1958 - RCA Studio B - Nashville - Tennessee

Vocals: The Jordanaires
Paramount producers: Walter Scharf and Phil Khagan
A&R producer: Steve Sholes
Engineer: Bob Ferris


J2PB 3261 Steadfast, Loyal And True
September 19, 1958 LP RCA LPM 1884 King Creole

Studio matrix: H-07 - RCA matrix: J2PB 3262-07 Lover Doll
July 1, 1958 EP RCA EPA-4319 King Creole Vol 1
Undubbed master:
January 1991 CD RCA 2229-2-R Hits Like Never Before Essential Elvis Vol 3



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