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January 22 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
(9.30am - 11.35am (rehearsal)
(1.00pm - 7.00pm / 8.00pm - 1.15am (recording)

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  

Bossa Nova Baby
PPA3 4431
AO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 FS
0:20   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 2:37   Platinum 2°°~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°°+Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
(count-in - clipped)+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 3 Complete 2:49   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°° (2:35)+Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:18   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 2:13   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:23   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 7 LFS 0:40   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 8 Complete 2:22   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:28   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 10 LFS 0:49   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 11 M 2:00 (2:24 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Around The World (Franklin
Mint Comp. Masters Collection 20)°°~Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 3
(Legacy)°°~Elvis 75 CD2°°~Fun In Acapulco (remastered somdtrack)°°
~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Second To None°°~Complete Single Coll'n 3°°
~Elvis Chante Leiber & Stoller°°~Double Features - It Happened At The
Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°~The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Elvis Acetates Vol 1 (Memory)°
(count-in)+Top Ten Hits° (remix - SPA1 4191)+The Mono Masters CD1
(Venus)°+Latino°° (extended - 5:10)

Bossa Nova Baby (movie version)
   
Spliced (M)
1:47 Instrumental solo removed & last
"Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova" repeated
Tape°°~Soundtrack°

I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
PPA3 4430
BO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 Complete 2:53   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:15   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 3 FS 0:23   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 0:49   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 5 Complete 3:01 (announced again as Take 4) The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 6 FS 0:22   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 3:01 (used for spliced master -
2nd to last line)

The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 8 LFS 1:05 "it's beginning to get B.O." The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 9 LFS 2:57 "body odour" The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 10 Complete 3:08 (used for spliced master -
0:00-2:37 / 2:43-2:53)
 
         
Spliced M 2:53 Spliced from takes 10 & 7 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 Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1
(FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°° (track 25)~The Elvis
Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°
(3:08 - with count-in for Take 10)

Mexico
PPA3 4425
CO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:36   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
(count-in)~Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 2 Complete 2:05   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
~Today, Tomorrow And Forever 2°°~Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 3 LFS 1:32   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 4 LFS 1:45 "Almost" The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°
Take 5 M 1:58 (2:10 with count-in) 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 Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1
(FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1 (FTD)°°~The Elvis Acetates
Volume 1 (Memory)° (count-in)
Take 6 Complete 2:12 (same lyrics as boy's vocal
overdub of movie version)
The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 7 (M) 2:07 Alternate master Out In Hollywood (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°° (clipped)+The Fun
In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Mexico (vocal overdub - movie version)
COV ? January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take NA (M) 2:07 Overdub of CO-05 by Larry Domasin The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°~Soundtrack°

Mexico (instrumental)
COD January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:18 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:11 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 (M) 0:50 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°

The Bullfighter Was A Lady
PPA3 4428
DO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:49   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 LFS 1:23 "he wanted to fuck her that night" The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 2:19 (Elvis laughing during the song) The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:50 (preceded by rehearsal) Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 5 FS 0:45   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 2:22   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°
Take 7 Complete 2:13 "Hold" (used for spliced master) The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 8 FS 0:22   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 9 Complete 2:12 (used for spliced master) The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
         
Spliced M 2:04 Spliced from Takes 9 & 7
Record version
Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Fun In Acapulco
(remastered soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Double Features -
It Happened At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°~The Fun In Acapulco
Sessions 1 (FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
+The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)° (with count-in for Take 9)

Marguerita
PPA3 4427
EO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 LFS 2:58   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:11   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 LFS 1:24   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 4 FS 0:13   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 5 LFS 2:21   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 6 Complete 3:03   Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Hard Knocks (Venus)°°+The Fun In Acapulco
Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)
Take 7 FS 0:34   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°~Hard Knocks (Venus)°°
Take 8 M 2:42 (2:51 with count-in) Complete Elvis Presley Masters 9 (Sony)°°~Girls! Girls! & More Girls!
(Franklin Mint Complete Masters Collection 17)°°~Fun In Acapulco
(remastered soundtrack)°°~Fun In Acapulco (FTD)°°~Double Features -
It Happened At The Worlds Fair / Fun In Acapulco°°~The Fun In Acapulco
Sessions 1 (FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Vino, Dinero Y Amor
PPA3 4424
FO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 Complete 2:19   Elvis For Everyone (FTD)°°+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:33   The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 1:59 "Hold" The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 4 Complete 2:17 "Hold" The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 5 M 1:56 (2:22 with count-in) 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 Fun In Acapulco Sessions 1
(FTD)°°~The Elvis Acetates Volume 1 (Memory)°+The Fun In Acapulco
Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigo's - bridge to club version)
GO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 Complete 1:19 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 Complete 1:16 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 Complete 1:17 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 4 (M) 1:06 (1:18 with count-in) Soundtrack° (0:24)+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°° (count-in)

Vino, Dinero Y Amor (The Amigo's - boat version)
HO January 22 1963 (Tue)
Take 1 FS 0:23 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 2 FS 0:36 The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°
Take 3 (M) 1:25 (1:33 with count-in) Soundtrack° (0:30)+The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 2 (FTD)°°

Notes

The definitive release of these sessions can be found on Follow That Dream's limited edition The Fun In Acapulco Sessions 3xCD set, where everything has been restored, remixed and remastered from scratch, and all masters and outtakes are presented in the best possible sound.

An extended (5:10) mix of 'Bossa Nova Baby' was released on a 12" Single in March 1987, and can also be found on the bootleg Loose Ends Volume 3.

The record version master of 'I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here' is Take 10 spliced with the second from last line from Take 7, as follows:
0:00 - 2:37: BO-10 (Start to "I think i'm gonna like it here...")
2:38 - 2:42: BO-07 ("I think i'm gonna like it here...")
2:43 - 2:53: BO-10 (Jordanaires: "I think i'm gonna like it here" to end)

The line from BO Take 10 of 'I Think I'm gonna Like It Here' was physically cut from the tape reel and replaced with the same line from BO Take 7, meaning the complete Take 10 now does not exist on tape.

The record version master of 'The Bullfighter Was A Lady’ is spliced from takes 9 & 7:
0:00 - 0:41: GO-09 (“Pedro the bull” to “but he met his master that day”)
0:41 - 2:02: GO-07 (“The Bullfighter” to end)

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.

Thanks to Rudolf Stiller for identifying the splice on the record version master of 'The Bullfighter Was A Lady'.

Session Logs
Recording Information
Fun In Acapulco
Fun In Acapulco
Tape Legend
January 22 1963
Tape Legend - January 22 1963
Tape Box
January 22 1963
Tape Box - January 22 1963 (Thanks to Follow That Dream)

Acetate
Bossa Nova Baby
Bossa Nova Baby - Acetete
Acetate
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here - Acetete
Acetate
Mexico
Mexico - Acetete

Acetate
The Bullfighter Was A Lady
The Bullfighter Was A Lady - Acetete
Acetate
Marguerita
Marguerita - Acetete
Acetate
Vino Dinero Y Amor
Vino Dinero Y Amor - Acetete


Music Sheets
Music Sheet
Bossa Nova Baby
Bossa Nova Baby
Music Sheet
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
Music Sheet
Mexico
Mexico (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

Music Sheet
The Bullfighter Was A Lady
The Bullfighter Was A Lady (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Marguerita
Marguerita (Thanks to Christopher Brown)
Music Sheet
Vino Dinero Y Amor
Vino Dinero Y Amor (Thanks to Christopher Brown)

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