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January 23 1963
(+ means you need both    ~ means same material    °° means stereo or binaural    ° means mono)
(SFS = Short False Start | FS = False Start | LFS or BD (Breakdown) = Long False Start | PB (Playback) or Complete = Complete Take)

Radio Recorders Studio B - Hollywood, California
Soundtrack Session for Paramount's 'Fun In Acapulco'
Musical Director for Paramount : Joseph Lilley
Engineer : Dave Wiechman
(1.00pm - 5.25pm / 6.45pm - 11.50pm / 12.30am - 3.50am)

Musicians:   Backup Vocals:
Guitar:
Scotty Moore The Jordanaires: Gordon Stoker; Neal Matthews; Hoyt Hawkins; Ray
Guitar: Barney Kessel Walker
Guitar / Mandolin: Hilmer J 'Tiny' Timbrell The Amigo's : Jose Vadiz; Miguel Alciade; German Vega; Pedro Berrios
Bass: Ray Siegel  
Drums: D.J. Fontana  
Drums: Hal Blaine  
Percussion: Emil Radocchia  
Piano: Dudley Brooks  
Trumpet: Anthony Terran  
Trumpet: Rudolph Loera  

(There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car
PPA3 4429
JO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 M
2:02   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Fun In Acapulco (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Double Features - It Happened
At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°+The Elvis Acetates Volume 1
(Memory)° (Count-in)

Fun In Acapulco
PPA3 4423
KO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 M
2:40   Complete Single Collection 10°°~Double Features - It Happened At The
Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°° (Faded)+The Complete Elvis Presley
Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin Mint Complete Masters
Collection 20)°°~Fun In Acapulco (Remastered Soundtrack)°°~Fun In
Acapulco (FTD)°° (Complete)+The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°
(Faded - Count-in)

El Toro
PPA3 4426
LO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 1     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 2   2:41 (Used for Spliced Master -
0:00-2:18)
The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°
Take 3        
         
Spliced M 2:43 (Spliced from Take 2 & end of Take 1) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Complete Masters Collection 20)°°~Fun In Acapulco (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Double Features - It Happened
At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Remake)
WPA5 2540
BO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 11 FS+FS 0:47 (Take numbering continued) Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 12 FS 0:27   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 13 Complete 2:41   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 14        
Take 15 Complete 2:38   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
Take 16        
Take 17        
Take 18     (Used for Spliced Master)  
Take 19     (Intro used for Spliced Master)  
         
Spliced M 2:37 (Spliced from Takes 18 & 19)
(Movie Version)
Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°+The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°
(With count-in for take 18)~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°
~Soundtrack° (Edited - 1:43)

The Bullfighter Was A Lady (Remake)
WPA5 2541
DO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 10 Complete 2:11 (Take numbering continued) Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°° (1:55)+Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 11        
Take 12        
Take 13        
Take 14        
Take 15        
Take 16        
Take 17 M 2:03 (Movie Version) Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°° (Count-in)~Silver Screen Stereo (FTD)°°
~The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°~Soundtrack°

You Can't Say No In Acapulco
PPA3 4432
NO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 FS 0:20   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:19   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:33   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:00   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 5 M 2:05   Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 20)°°~Fun In Acapulco (Remastered
Soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Double Features - It Happened
At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°+The Elvis Acetates Volume 1
(Memory)° (Count-in)

Malaguena (Track)
MO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 1
Take 2
Take 3
Take 4
Take 5
Take 6 (M) 3:20 The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)° (Count-in)

Guadalajara (Track)
PO January 23 1963 (Wed)
Take 1 Complete 3:09 (Used for Spliced Master Track) The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°
Take 2        
Take 3        
Take 4        
Take 5        
Take 6        
Take 7     (Used for Spliced Master Track)  
         
Spliced (M)   (Spliced from Takes 1 & 7)
(Vocal Overdub on February 27)
 

Notes

The movie version of (There's No) Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car is edited (1:24) and has overdubbed instruments.

The movie version of You Can't Say No In Acapulco has overdubbed instruments.

In March of 2007, Sony decided to go through all of Elvis' masters. They retransferred everything and remastered all tracks including repairing as many clicks, pops, bad edits and dropouts as they could. They have used these newly mastered recordings on their new releases since 2007 including budget soundtracks, 'Legacy' releases, the 30 disc 'Complete Elvis Presley Masters' collection and the Franklin Mint package.

Session Logs
Acetates
Fun In Acapulco / No Room To Rhumba
Fun In Acapulco - Acetate
Recording Information
Fun In Acapulco
Fun In Acapulco
 

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