Elvis Presley – Fun In Acapulco (LP RCA Victor – LSP 2756, 1963).
Genre: Rock, OST.
” Fun in Acapulco ” is a album / soundtrack of 1963 film of Elvis Presley with the same name. It is the nineteenth album American singer and musician, released by RCA Victor Records in November 1963. The most successful album was undoubtedly “Bossa Nova Baby”.
Despite the name, the music was certainly not the kind popularized by João Gilberto, Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Morais. However, Elvis would record this musical style with a composition of Luiz Bonfa, 1968, “Almost In Love”.
The song “Guadalajara” is played by Elvis in Spanish. On this album, Elvis was praised for meeting one of his best vocal moments, as exemplified by the “Love Me Tonight” song.
The album reached the position # 3 on the Billboard Pop / USA that same year, as in England, No. 9 in Guinness.
” Fun in Acapulco ” is an American film of 1963 in which the main stars Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress. Although the story of the film take place in Mexican territory, Elvis did not record any scenes in that country. All scenes were shot in studios.
Ursula Andress had become world famous one year before, it was the first “Bond girl” in the James Bond film called Dr. No.
The story goes with Mike Windgren (Elvis Presley) is the lifeguard of a Mexican luxury hotel. During the night, he tries singing career. But a mystery round his past …
Tracks / Tracklist:
A1 Fun In Acapulco (Weisman, Waynel)
A2 Vino, Dinero Y Amor (Tepper-Bennett)
A3 Mexico (Tepper-Bennett)
A4 El Toro (Baum-Giant-Kaye)
A5 Marguerita (Robertson)
A6 The Bullfighter Was A Lady (Tepper-Bennett)
A7 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car (Manning, Wise)
B1 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (Robertson, Blair)
B2 Bossa Nova Baby (Leiber, Stoller)
B3 You Can’t Say No In Acapulco (Fuller, Morris, Feller)
B4 Guadalajara (Guízar)
B5 Love Me Tonight (Robertson)
B6 Slowly But Surely (Weisman, Wayne)
Elvis Presley is accompanied by The Friends (in bands / tracks: A1 to A2, A4 to A6, B1 to B2, B4) and The Jordanaires (tracks / tracks: A1, A4 to A6, B1 to B6).
The album was recorded in the studios of Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, on 22, January 23 and February 27, 1963. “Love Me Tonight” and “Slowly But Surely” (bonus tracks) were recorded on 27 and 28 May 1963, in the studios of RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee.
Musicians Participants / Personnel:
Elvis Presley: Lead vocal
Scotty Moore: Guitar
Berney Kessel: Guitarra
Tiny Timbrell: Guitarra e Mandolim
Ray Siegel: Low
DJ Fontana: Battery
It Blaine: Bateria
Emil rows’ percussion
Antony Terran: Trompete
Rudolph Loera: Trompete
Dudley Brooks: Piano
The Jordanaires and The Friends: Voices of Support
Joey Lilley e Orquestra