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Fun In Acapulco

Released:Nov. 15, 1963

Colonel Parker had argued vociferously against the release of a soundtrack album from the new movie. This may have been due to concern over the relative failure of It Happened At The World’s Fair. Or he might have felt some mistrust of the new material. Or perhaps it was simply to strengthen his bargaining position with Hal Wallis and RCA. In any case when he finally relented, it was only with the addition of two “bonus tracks” from the Nashville album session, thus permanently dooming its release. The sound was better than that of the last movie LP; with the additional tracks it certainly offered more value-for-money. But it still sold only 300,000 copies.

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  • Fun In Acapulco

    Ben Weisman/Sid Wayne. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 23, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • Vino, Dinero Y Amor

    Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • Mexico

    Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • El Toro

    Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye.Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 23, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • Marguerita

    Don Robertson. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • The Bullfighter Was A Lady

    Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car

    Fred Wise/Dick Manning. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 23, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here

    Don Robertson/Hal Blair. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • Bossa Nova Baby

    Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • You Can’t Say No In Acapulco

    Sid Feller/Dolores Fuller/Lee Morris. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 23, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • Guadalajara

    Pepe Guisar. Recorded for the motion picture Fun In Acapulco. Recorded January 23, 1963 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Elvis’ vocal for track was recorded on February 27, 1963. Guitar: Barney Kessel, Scotty Moore. Guitar & Mandolin: Tiny Timbrell. Bass: Ray Siegel. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Hal Blaine. Percusssion: Emil Radocchia. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Trumpet: Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera. Vocals: The Jordanaires, The Amigos
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  • Love Me Tonight

    Don Robertson. Recorded May 26, 1963 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone, Vibes & Shakers: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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  • Slowly But Surely

    Sid Wayne/Ben Weisman. Recorded May 27, 1963 at RCA’s Studio B, Nashville. Guitar: Grady Martin, Harold Bradley, Jerry Kennedy, Scotty Moore. Bass: Bob Moore. Drums: D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman. Piano: Floyd Cramer. Saxophone, Vibes & Shakers: Boots Randolph. Vocals: Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires
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Credits

Artist
Credit
  • Elvis Presley
    vocals
  • The Jordanaires
    backing vocals
  • The Amigos
    backing vocals
  • Anthony Terran, Rudolph Loera
    trumpets
  • Scotty Moore
    electric guitar
  • Barney Kessel
    acoustic guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell
    acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Dudley Brooks
    piano
  • Ray Seigel
    double bass
  • Emil Radocchi
    percussion
  • D. J. Fontana, Hal Blaine
    drums
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