Recorded in 1952, 'Kansas City' by Little Willie Littlefield has a totally different feel from the way the Beatles played it. And they threw Little Richard's 'Hey, Hey, Hey' in which brought in John and George's backing vocals.
'Ain't she sweet' was first published in 1927 and first recorded on the 17th January by Lou Gold and the Melody Man, I could not find that but on February 21st Lou Gold recorded it again with the Lou Gold Orchestra and had Scrappy Lambert on vocals. The second version I put up is a manic version by the Jazzmania Quintette from 1928, note how the violinist half way through, undoes his bow and restrings it around the neck. Next the Beatles version worlds apart from the Jazz versions and finally a nice little version with Paul, George and Ringo in 1994 with George on the Ukulele.
This was one of the most popular and significant numbers in their live show. After returning from Hamburg for the first time they played at the Litherland Town Hall: "Before the curtain was even fully open, Paul was belting out the opening line of Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” to kick off their set". The audience was blown away, and that was the start of their conquest of the Liverpool scene.
As everyone here knows, back in the early days the Beatles always sought new and obscure songs to add to their stage playlist. Many of these numbers were [unfortunately] never recorded by the lads; but here we can discuss some of the originals. First off, one of the classic love songs, which still resonates through the decades. Co-written by Carole King when she was only 18, this song was originally performed superbly by the Shirelles. The Beatles had no qualms about covering girl groups, and this number was a live favourite from John.
On the B-side was another number which was adopted onto the playlist of the Beatles, and also RSATH, who featured Ringo for "Boys" Of course, this was later recorded by the Beatles, showcasing Ringo...
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT