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"I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"!

Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:17 pm

"Your troubles like bubbles will soon disappear in the air"! ...Love that (calypso sounding) line penned by Don Robertson and Hal Blair. In my opinion, a very nice track from the "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack album and film, opening Side 2.

Recorded on January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders Studio B Hollywood, with the great Dave Wiechman behind the console. Standout guest musicians are The Amigos and the great percussionist Emil Richards (born Emilio Radiochia).

Elvis sings very good and comes off as really enjoying the relaxed, carefree theme. This theme is still totally relevant today when travelling to the Caribbean, spending a holiday/vacation around these parts (or any Island) where I live, with beach town villages large and small, and even some secluded as well! Plenty of fiesta and or siesta for sure! You'll like it here, guaranteed! Surprised not used in ads. LOL. Enjoy...This one is for you Mike!

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:34 pm

The "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack album always belonged to the few I really like..I like that kind of music...its just easy listening..thank you Juan Luis for bringing it up..

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:24 pm

Fun in Acapulco might not contain earth-shattering, brilliant music, but it's wholly enjoyable despite (or because of) its whimsical nature. I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here is probably the least interesting song that Don Robertson wrote that Elvis recorded, but it's pleasant enough and there are some lovely touches within Elvis's laid-back vocals. The film itself is also woefully under-rated, with Elvis's character having more of a back story than in any other film since Flaming Star, a fine supporting cast, and well-paced direction from veteran Richard Thorpe, who had also directed Jailhouse Rock. Thorpe may have been in the twilight of his 45 year directing career but he was still more than capable of producing fine films, and his sense of timing was still very much intact (as some of the sequences in the 1965 That Funny Feeling show). Fun in Acapulco is a very different type of film to JR, of course, and while nothing within it hits the dizzy heights of the Jailhouse Rock number itself, there is also nothing as remotely ridiculous as the "beast in me" line from the 1957 film.

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:26 pm

Hi there!! :D :D :D.

Muchas gracias Juan Luis! ::rocks.

Many know on FECC that this is one of my favourite Elvis´soundtracks from the 60´s. I can´t help it :wink:. I agree Elvis sings very good on this song, as he did on songs like: Bullfighter Was A Lady, El Toro, Fun In Acapulco and finally Marguerita (an Ernst Jorgensen favourite), he does more than good, he sang like a bird! :smt020. Bye for now :smt006.

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:18 pm

Mike Windgren wrote:Hi there!! :D :D :D.

Muchas gracias Juan Luis! ::rocks.

Many know on FECC that this is one of my favourite Elvis´soundtracks from the 60´s. I can´t help it :wink:. I agree Elvis sings very good on this song, as he did on songs like: Bullfighter Was A Lady, El Toro, Fun In Acapulco and finally Marguerita (an Ernst Jorgensen favourite), he does more than good, he sang like a bird! :smt020. Bye for now :smt006.

De nada Señor Windgren! ::rocks

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:22 pm

poormadpeter2 wrote:Fun in Acapulco is a very different type of film to JR, of course, and while nothing within it hits the dizzy heights of the Jailhouse Rock number itself, there is also nothing as remotely ridiculous as the "beast in me" line from the 1957 film.


I`ll take the beast in me any day of the week...and twice on Sunday!! :wink:

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:13 pm

Yeah it's a very catchy song,the second best after Bossa Nova Baby.

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:31 pm

I like the outtake - moves along a little quicker................................thank you FTD................................Fun In Acapulco always a favourite good soundtrack............................:)

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Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:45 pm

Barbie wrote:I like the outtake - moves along a little quicker................................thank you FTD................................Fun In Acapulco always a favourite good soundtrack............................:)
Thank you Barbie! Here's a few.

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:44 am

I enjoy this song and this soundtrack... while it's certainly not Elvis' finest, it's a lot of fun with some catchy tunes!!

FUN FACT:
For those few who don't already know (I'm sure there's not many but...), the recording of the song Fun In Acapulco was done in a single take!!
:smt023

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:00 am

This is one of the few winners from this soundtrack. Cant help feeling happy and uplifted by this one.

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:12 am

The Fun In Acapulco soundtrack is a very underrated and skillfully crafted album that gets a bit lost in the Elvis canon, simply because of its "soundtrack" status.

Expertly engineered with marvellous room acoustics, it is doubtful if Elvis ever surpassed his outstanding vocals - for sheer technique - during January of 1963.

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:52 am

This song was highlighted as one of the "bad songs" recorded by Elvis during the movie years on the late 1980's video release,"The Echo Will Never Die". I shouldn't have payed attention to it until I listened for myself! :)

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:28 am

Next time I'll visit the Caribbean, I'll definitively give this tune a spin, while sipping a mojito or a marguerita.
Don't know when, but I'll go back, because I really liked it there. Very lovely people, very lovely atmosphere!!
Thanks for digging this tune up, Juan.
Salud, dinero y amor!

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:40 am

No thank you. This song is not my cup of tea...

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:27 am

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One of those ear worms when you hear it. Keep humming it whole day. Love the song, the atmosphere, the instrumentation. Brings me in a good spirit.

Thanks for sharing!

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:23 am

I like the song and I like the soundtrack.

Elvis sing da Spanish songs like nobody else !

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:50 am

I think I'm not gonna like it...

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Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:32 am

Juan Luis wrote:"Your troubles like bubbles will soon disappear in the air"! ...Love that (calypso sounding) line penned by Don Robertson and Hal Blair. In my opinion, a very nice track from the "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack album and film, opening Side 2.

Recorded on January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders Studio B Hollywood, with the great Dave Wiechman behind the console. Standout guest musicians are The Amigos and the great percussionist Emil Richards (born Emilio Radiochia).

Elvis sings very good and comes off as really enjoying the relaxed, carefree theme. This theme is still totally relevant today when travelling to the Caribbean, spending a holiday/vacation around these parts (or any Island) where I live, with beach town villages large and small, and even some secluded as well! Plenty of fiesta and or siesta for sure! You'll like it here, guaranteed! Surprised not used in ads. LOL. Enjoy...This one is for you Mike!



Una canción que me gusta muchísimo!

Jan

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:09 pm

janti wrote:
Juan Luis wrote:"Your troubles like bubbles will soon disappear in the air"! ...Love that (calypso sounding) line penned by Don Robertson and Hal Blair. In my opinion, a very nice track from the "Fun In Acapulco" soundtrack album and film, opening Side 2.

Recorded on January 22, 1963 at Radio Recorders Studio B Hollywood, with the great Dave Wiechman behind the console. Standout guest musicians are The Amigos and the great percussionist Emil Richards (born Emilio Radiochia).

Elvis sings very good and comes off as really enjoying the relaxed, carefree theme. This theme is still totally relevant today when travelling to the Caribbean, spending a holiday/vacation around these parts (or any Island) where I live, with beach town villages large and small, and even some secluded as well! Plenty of fiesta and or siesta for sure! You'll like it here, guaranteed! Surprised not used in ads. LOL. Enjoy...This one is for you Mike!



Una canción que me gusta muchísimo!

Jan

A mi también, gracias!

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:55 pm

Fell in love with the January 23, 1963 alternate master when released on 'Silver Screen Stereo' in 2001.

One of my favourites from the LP.

Enjoyable choice of song to highlight Juan.

Andy

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Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:29 am

I just recently bought the Fun In Acapulco FTD.Was always a favorite movie when they'd play a week straight of Elvis movie's in the afternoon when I was a kid.Sittin and watching the King with my younger brother & Mom.Great memories.
I love the whole soundtrack and that includes "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here."