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Soundtrack recording for MGM - Harum Scarum - February 24-26, March 9, 1965 - RCA's Studio B - Nashville

Guitar: Scotty Moore - Grady Martin - Charlie McCoy
Bass: Henry Strzelecki
Drums: D.J. Fontana - Kenneth Buttrey
Tambourine: Hoyt Hawkins
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Congas: Gene Nelson
Flute: Rufus Long
Oboe: Ralph Strobel
Vocals: The Jordanaires
Musical producer: Fred Karger & Gene Nelson


February 24, 11:30 pm-3:30 am

SPA3 6752-sp Shake That Tambourine (Splice of takes 24 and 38)
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 7 (fs), 8, 10 (Incomplete), 16, 18 (fs), 19 (fs), 20 (fs) and 21: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum


February 25, 10:15 pm-3:30 am

SPA3 6754-sp So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) (Splice of takes 3 and 4)
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Take 1: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum
Take 4: August 13, 1991 CD RCA 3114-2-R Collectors Gold

SPA3 6761-12 My Desert Serenade
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 2 (fs), 3 and 7: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum
Take 7: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever

SPA3 6760-05 Wisdom Of The Age
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Take 3: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum

SPA3 6758-05 Kismet
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs) and 2: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum

SPA3 6759-05 Hey, Little Girl
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs) and 2: July 4, 1999 CD FTD 74321 67677-2 Out In Hollywood
Takes 1 (fs), 2 and 3: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum


February 26

SPA3 6753-sp Golden Coins (Splice of takes 16 and 11)
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 3 (fs), 4, 7 (fs) and 8: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum

SPA3 6757-06 Animal Instinct
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (Incomplete), 3 (Incomplete) and 4: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum

SPA3 6755-02 (tr) Harem Holiday (Rhythm track and original vocals)

SPA3 6751-03 (tr) Go East, Young Man (Rhythm track)

SPA3 6756-05 (tr) Mirage (Rhythm track)


March 9

SPA3 6755-02 (tr) Harem Holiday (Repaired vocal overdub) (Splice of takes 7 and 6)
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (Incomplete) and 2: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876-53369-2 Harum Scarum

SPA3 6751-03 (tr) Go East, Young Man (Vocal overdub) (Splice of takes 7 and 8)
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum

SPA3 6756-05 (tr) Mirage (Vocal overdub) (Splice of takes 4 and 3)
November 1965 LP RCA LSP 3468 Harum Scarum


Soundtrack recording for United Artists - Frankie and Johnny - May 12-14, 19, 1965 - Radio Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Scotty Moore - Tiny Timbrell
Guitar, harmonica: Charlie McCoy
Bass: Bob Moore
Drums: D.J. Fontana - Buddy Harman
Piano: Larry Muhoberac
Trompette: George Worth
Trombone: Richard Noel
Sax: Gus Bivona
Vocals: The Jordanaires - Ray Walker (duet on Look Out Broadway) - Eileen Wilson
Paramount producer: Fred Karger
Engineer: Dave Weichman


May 12 - 7-12 pm, 1-4 am

SPA3 7374-06 (tr) Come Along (Rhythm track)

SPA3 7380-05 (tr) Beginner's Luck (Rhythm track)

SPA3 7381-07 (tr) Down By The Riverside/When The Saints Go Marching In (Rhythm track)


May 13 - 5-10 pm, 11 pm-4 am

SPA3 7374-01 (tr) Come Along (Vocal overdub)
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7380-02 (tr) Beginner's Luck (Vocal overdub)
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7381-04 (tr) Down By The Riverside/When The Saints Go Marching In (Vocal overdub)
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7384-19 (tr) Please Don't Stop Loving Me
March 1, 1966 Single B side RCA 47-8780 Frankie And Johnny / Please Don't Stop Loving Me
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs), 2 (fs), 3, 7 and 10: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny
Take 10: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever

SPA3 7382-07 (tr) Shout It Out
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (Incomplete), 2 (fs) and 3 (Incomplete): November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny

With A Song In My Heart (refrain opening line) (Unreleased)

TPA3 3997-03 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 1)
TPA3 3997-01 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 2)
TPA3 3997-02 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 3)
TPA3 3997-03 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 4)
TPA3 3997-02 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 5)
TPA3 3997-02 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 6)
TPA3 3997-04 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Rhythm track part 7)
TPA3 3997-sp (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Composite rhythm track)

SPA3 7377-06 (tr) What Every Woman Lives For (Rhythm track)

SPA3 7383-05 (tr) Hard Luck (Rhythm track)


May 14 - 8 pm-12 am, 1-4:30 am

TPA3 3997-05 (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Vocal overdub part 1)
TPA3 3997-na (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Vocal overdub part 3)
TPA3 3997-na (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Vocal overdub part 6)
TPA3 3997-sp (tr) Frankie And Johnny   (Movie version) (Composite vocal overdub)
November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7377-06 (tr) What Every Woman Lives For (Vocal overdub)
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7375-06 Petunia The Gardener's Daughter
-02 Petunia The Gardener's Daughter
SPA3 7375-sp Petunia The Gardener's Daughter
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Takes 2 and 5: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7379-12 Look Out Broadway
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Takes 3 (fs), 4 (fs), 5, 6 (fs), 7 (fs) and 8: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7385-15 Everybody Come Aboard
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs), 2, 9 (fs) and 10: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7376-07 Chesay
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Takes 1, 3 (Incomplete) and 6: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny

SPA3 7378-06 Frankie And Johnny
March 1, 1966 Single A side RCA 47-8780 Frankie And Johnny / Please Don't Stop Loving Me
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny
Outtakes:
Take 1: July 4, 1999 CD FTD 74321 67677-2 Out In Hollywood
Takes 1, 3 (fs) and 4: November 10, 2003 CD FTD 82876 53370-2 Frankie And Johnny


May 19 - 5-7:30 pm

SPA3 7383-05 (tr) Hard Luck (Vocal overdub)
March 1966 LP RCA LSP 3553 Frankie And Johnny


Soundtrack recording for Paramount - Paradise Hawaiian Style - July 26-27 and August 2-4, 1965 - Radio Recorders - Hollywood

Guitar: Scotty Moore - Barney Kessel - Charlie McCoy - Howard Roberts (Sand Castles) - Alton Hendrickson (Sand Castles)
Steel guitar: Bernal Lewis
Bass: Ray Siegel - Keith Mitchell
Drums: D.J. Fontana - Hal Blaine - Milton Holland - Victor Feldman
Piano: Larry Muhoberac
Vocals: The Jordanaires (Paradise Hawaiian Style, This Is My Heaven, House Of Sand) - The Mello Men (Drums Of The Islands, Sand Castles, Scratch My Back, Stop Where You Are, House Of Sand) (August 2-4)
Engineers: Thorne Nogar & Dave Weichman


July 26

Studio matrix: A0-02 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3837-02 Drums Of The Islands (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: B0-02 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3843-02 Datin' (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: C0-04 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3840-04 Scratch My Back (Rhythm track)


July 27

Studio matrix: D0-09 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3841-09 Stop Where You Are (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: E0-05 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3836-05 A Dog's Life (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: F0-05 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3838-05 This Is My Heaven (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: G0-03 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3835-08 Paradise Hawaiian Style (Rhythm track)

Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-07 House Of Sand (Rhythm track)
Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-02 House Of Sand (Rhythm track part)
Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-sp House Of Sand (Rhythm track composite)

Studio matrix: J0-03 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3834-03 Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Rhythm track)


August 2 - 2-10:30 pm

Studio matrix: A0-02 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3837-06 Drums Of The Islands (Vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: A0-02 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3837-03 Drums Of The Islands (Tag ending vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: A0-02 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3837-sp Drums Of The Islands (Composite vocal overdub)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Takes 4 (fs) and 5: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: F0-05 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3838-sp This Is My Heaven (Vocal overdub) (Splice of takes 6 and 8)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Take 4: July 4, 1999 CD FTD 74321 67677-2 Out In Hollywood
Take 7: June 25, 2002 CD RCA BMG 07863-65115-2 Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever
Takes 1 (fs), 2 (fs), 3, 4 and 7: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: K0-10 - RCA matrix: TPA3 3839-10 Sand Castles


August 3, 3-10 pm

Studio matrix: K0-10 - RCA matrix: TPA3 3839-01 Sand Castles (Backup vocalists overdub)
Studio matrix: K0-10 - RCA matrix: TPA3 3839-02 Sand Castles (Choral overdub)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Take 1: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: C0-04 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3840-02 Scratch My Back (Vocal overdub)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Take 1: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: D0-09 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3841-03 Stop Where You Are (Vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: D0-09 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3841-06 Stop Where You Are (Tag vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: D0-09 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3841-09 Stop Where You Are (Tag vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: D0-09 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3841-sp Stop Where You Are (Composite vocal overdub)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Take 1: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style


August 4, 7 pm-12:30 am

Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-01 House Of Sand (Vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-07 House Of Sand (Movie opening)
Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-01 House Of Sand (Part)
Studio matrix: H0-07 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3842-sp House Of Sand (Movie version composite)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Takes 3 + takes 1 (Complete), 2 (Complete), 3 (fs), 4 (fs), 5 (Complete), 6 (Complete), 7 (Master), 8 (Complete), 9 (Flase start), 10 (Complete) and movie opening: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: E0-05 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3836-06 A Dog's Life (Vocal overdub)

Studio matrix: B0-02 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3843-14 Datin' (Vocal overdub)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Takes 1 (fs), 2 (fs), 3 (fs), 4, 6 (fs), 7 (fs), 8 (fs), 11 (fs) and 12: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Takes 6 (fs), 7 (fs), 8 (fs), 11 (fs) and 12: August 1980 LP RCA CPL8-3699 Elvis Aron Presley

Studio matrix: J0-03 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3834-06 Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: J0-03 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3834-02 Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Opening vocal overdub)
Studio matrix: J0-03 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3834-sp Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Composite vocal overdub) (Splice of takes 6 and firsts line of take 2 opening)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Take 5: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: G0-03 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3835-sp Paradise Hawaiian Style (Vocal overdub) (Splice of takes 3 and 4)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Takes 4 and 1: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Studio matrix: E0-05 (tr) - RCA matrix: TPA3 3836-09 A Dog's Life (Vocal overdub)
June 1966 LP RCA LSP 3643 Paradise Hawaiian Style
Outtakes:
Takes 4 and 6 (Splice) and 5 (Incomplete): August 1980 LP RCA CPL8-3699 Elvis Aron Presley
Takes 4 (fs), 5 (fs), 6 and 8: July 1 2004 CD FTD 82876-59846-2 Paradise, Hawaiian Style


Private meeting with Tom Jones on the set of Paradise Hawaiian Style - October 30, 1965



What's New Pussycat (Elvis sing the song during the publicity shot)(Unreleased)



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