Doin the best I can is a beautiful song, really well performed though, and I do like pocket full of rainbows very much. The extended soundtrack CD with bonus songs does make an enjoyable listen, albeit with a couple of skips!
The alternate versions (What She's Really Like, Doin' The Best, Shoppin' Around with E on guitar etc) do make the overall Soundtrack far more interesting.
In fact although I grew up not enjoying 'Frankfort Special' the Close Up Take.5
has a lovely 'Mystery Train' rhythm. A real favourite.
And didn't Elvis sing Doin the best I can
at his Memphis concert? He obviously liked the song himself.
I don't mind the lazy acoustic 'Blue Suede Shoes', not a patch on the original but they needed the 'jukebox' song and I think it's ok in context. Surely better to have a acoustic strum through the song than just repeating the 1956 version on the GI soundtrack?
Perhaps the overall real soundtrack quality killer would be 'Wooden Heart' getting to # 1 in Europe & selling millions. That must have helped greenlight all "nursery-rhyme" songs from then on.
Maybe one "Ito Eats' is ok on a 14-track LP (especially if there are other strong tracks to compensate) but both 'Old MacDonald' and 'I Love Only One Girl' in only 9 songs recorded for Double Trouble ..phewie...