Soundtrack Session for MGM: It Happened at the World's Fair, September 22, 1962

Studio :

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California

Producer :

Leith Stevens

Engineer :

Dave Weichman

I'm Falling in Love Tonight

September 22

Take 01

FS+Complete

2:35

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD+"Silver Box 3"

Take 02

FS

0:14

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Silver Box 3

Take 03

FS

0:11

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Silver Box 3

Take 04

FS

0:21

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Silver Box 3

Take 05

"Silver Box 3"(1.7 second part of announcement only?)

Take 06

Complete

1:58

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair(1:53)

Take 07

LFS

1:22

Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 08

M

1:42

PPA3 2719

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

They Remind Me Too Much of You

September 22

Take 01

Complete

2:41

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD+"Silver Box 3"

Take 02

Take 03

Take 04

Complete

2:31

Today, Tomorrow and Forever/It Happened at the W. Fair FTD

Take 05

Take 06

FS

0:11

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD

Take 07

Complete

2:30

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair(2:30)

Take 08

Take 09

M

2:33

PPA3 2725

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Cotton Candy Land

September 22

Take 01

FS

0:29

Fooling with Torna a Surriento/Surrender

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair(0:20)

Take 02

FS

0:20

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair(0:14)

Take 03

LFS

1:11

Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 04

Complete

1:45

Fooling with Torna a Surriento after take (edited?)

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(Torna a Surriento)/Girl H. W. Fair(1:40)

Take 05

M

1:35

PPA3 2720

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

A World of Our Own

September 22

Take 01

M

2:17

PPA3 2721

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

How Would You Like to Be?

September 22

Take 01

Complete

3:31

Girl Happy at the World's Fair(released as "take 6")

Take 02

Complete

3:34

Girl Happy at the World's Fair/It Happened at the W. Fair FTD

Take 03

LFS

1:20

Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 04

FS

0:06+

"Girl Happy at the World's Fair"(announcement only)

Take 05

FS

:

UN

Take 06

M

3:29

PPA3 2722

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

One Broken Heart for Sale

September 22

Take 01

M

2:41

Movie version with extra verse

WPA5 2512

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair/Coll. Gold

Take 02

FS

0:33

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 03

LFS

0:58

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 04

FS

:

UN

Take 05

M

1:49

Record version

PPA3 2724

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Beyond the Bend

September 22

Take 01

LFS

1:16

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy W. Fair

Take 02

Complete

2:18

I Apologize

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Coll. Gold+"Coll. Gold"(last word 0.5s)

Take 03

Complete

1:58

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 04

M

1:52

PPA3 2723

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Take Me to the Fair (record version)

September 22

Take 01

FS

0:12

Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 02

FS

0:16

Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 03

Take 04

FS

0:40

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD

Take 05

LFS

1:15

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair(1:11)

Take 06

FS

0:14

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 07

Complete

1:46

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD/Girl Happy at the World's Fair

Take 08

M

1:36

Ukulele overdubbed on movie version

PPA3 2718

It Happened at the W. Fair FTD(O)/R2R(O)/LP(O)/Double Features(R)

Musicians:

Guitar :

Scotty Moore

Rhythm Guitar :

Tiny Timbrell

Guitar :

Billy Strange

Bass :

Ray Siegel

Drums :

D.J. Fontana

Drums :

Frank Carlson

Piano/Electric Piano/Organ/Celeste :

Don Robertson (organ on I'm Falling in Love Tonight)

Piano :

Dudley Brooks

Saxophone :

Clifford Scott

Backup Vocals :

The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Neal Matthews and Ray Walker

Backup Vocals :

The Mello Men: Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Bill Cole and Max Smith


Notes:

The 2003 FTD release of the It Happened at the World's Fair soundtrack is a very nice and conservative representation of the original 2-track masters.

An estimation of how I'm Falling in Love Tonight has been edited on the Silver Box compared
to the 2003 FTD release:

0:00 - 0:02

"Stand by, were rolling"

Not on FTD

Silver 0:00-0:02

0:02 - 0:22

"Here We Go B. the Bend take 1"...E coughs. A:"...speakers are on"

FTD 0:47-1:07

Silver 0:02-0:22

0:22 - 0:24

Elvis coughs again, twice...A:"Speakers are on"

FTD 1:07-1:09

Not on Silver Box

0:24 - 0:25

E:"Speakers are on"

FTD 1:09-1:10

Silver 0:22-0:23

0:25 - 0:28

E:"No, its the phones". A:"OK, here we go, take 1"

Not on FTD

Silver 0:23-0:26

0:28 - 0:34

A:"OK here we go, 1,2,3,4"

FTD 1:10-1:16

0:26-0:32 (1:15-1:19)

0:34 - 2:31

Complete take 1

FTD 1:16-3:13

Silver 1:19-3:16

2:31 - 2:35

E: "Just let's hear it back"...clapper

FTD 3:13-3:17

not on Silver

2:35 - 2:36

A:"I'm Falling in Love Tonight (t...)"

FTD 0:00-0:01

not on Silver

2:36 - 2:39

"...take 2"...piano note

FTD 0:01-0:04

Silver 0:40-0:43

2:39 - 2:43

A:"1,2,3,4,5"

FTD 0:04-0:08

not on Silver Box

2:43 - 2:51

E: "I'm falling in lo-up-up"(whistles)...A:"falling in love tonight t"

FTD 0:08-0:16

Silver 0:32-0:40

2:51 - 2:53

A:"take 3"

FTD 0:16-0:18

Silver 0:54-0:56

2:53 - 3:03

A:"1,2,3,4"...E:"...okay" A:"Still rolling. I'm falling in love tonight"

FTD 0:18-0:28

Silver 0:43-0:53

3:03 - 3:06

A: "take eh 4"

FTD 0:28-0:31

Silver 1:12-1:15

3:06 - 3:08

E: "o we're..."(mumbles)

FTD 0:31-0:33

Not on Silver Box

3:08 - 3:22

A: "1,2,3,4"..."Once again"

FTD 0:33-0:47

Silver 0:56-1:10

3:22 - 3:24

A: "I'm Falling in Love Tonight t..."

Not on FTD

Silver 1:10-1:12

Thanks to Keith Flynn for helpful transcriptions and comparisons.