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Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:31:49 AM »

Ive been interested in listening to songs they did by their original artists, some really good songs, that the boys enjoyed playing and singing.
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers had chart success before The Beatles and I think "A Picture Of You" was their only No 1
They obviously liked it and George sang it well.

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 03:31:55 AM »

This is a great topic, Kev! It's also an interest of mine, one that got ignited the first time I listened to Live at the BBC. What a joy it's been to discover a previously unknown body of work.
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 06:54:42 AM »

This is a great topic, Kev! It's also an interest of mine, one that got ignited the first time I listened to Live at the BBC. What a joy it's been to discover a previously unknown body of work.

Thanks Kelley, its a real goldmine of great songs
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 11:33:38 PM »

Famous Yodeller Frank Ifield had a huge British hit with his song "I Remember You" in 1962 .The Beatles actually toured with him, Paul also sang it, a very catchy song.

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:28:40 AM »

I love this one by Arthur Alexander. It's probably my favorite.

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I really wish The Beatles had done a proper recording of this.

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I'm not sure why Ringo's picture was put in there. Oh well!
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 07:01:56 AM »

That was on my list Kelley, great song and I believe John in particular was a bit obsessed by it
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 08:14:52 PM »

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Written and performed by Consuelo Velázquez   1940




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Cha-cha boom!     ;D
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 08:27:21 PM »

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 12:24:49 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIJZSs2gxdo#
Written and performed by Consuelo Velázquez   1940




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En4Dk4zQn-M#



Cha-cha boom!     ;D


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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 12:59:46 AM »

^

They even threw a cha-cha boom in there.   :)




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James Melton and Rhythm Wreckers   1937



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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 04:23:40 AM »

This was a B side that Paul discovered by The Lafayettes, but I cant find a Beatle recording of it

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 04:20:33 AM »

^

Cha-cha boom!
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 08:06:38 AM »

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Cha-cha boom!

Disappointed that our you tube expert couldnt find a Beatles version   ;D

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 12:35:35 AM »

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Nobody But You is on this CD, Kev...





 
1. Love Is a Swingin' Thing
2. Shot of Rhythm & Blues
3. Thumbin' a Ride
4. Nobody But You
5. If You Gotta Make a Fool
6. Soldier of Love
7. Dream Baby
8. Mr. Moonlight
9. Man with the Golden Arm
10. Bring It on Home to Me
11. Picture of You, A
12. Don't Ever Change
13. I Remember You
14. Reminiscing
15. Sheila
16. Beautiful Dreamer
17. Hey Baby
18. Open (Your Lovin' Arms)
19. One Track Mind
20. What a Crazy World
21. There's No One in the World
22. Where Have You Been All My Life
23. I Got to Find My Baby
24. I Just Don't Understand
25. Red Hot
26. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
27. Sheik of Araby, The
28. Send Me Some Lovin'
29. Sharing You


I'll see if I can find it on YouTube but I remember seeing it in the Bootleg Section.
 


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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 12:40:59 AM »

That was on my list Kelley, great song and I believe John in particular was a bit obsessed by it

I get obsessed with it from time to time, too! The title sounds kind of like a smarmy pick-up line but the lyrics are very sweet and it has a cool sound.
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2017, 02:52:07 AM »

On the subject of inspiration for Hello Little Girl, John told author David Sheff, "That was me. That was actually my first song. [Singing] 'When I see you every day I say mmm hmm, hello little girl.' I remember some Thirties or Forties song which was [singing] 'You're delightful, you're delicious and da da da. Isn't it a pity that you are such a scatterbrain.' [Laughing] That always fascinated me for some reason or another. It's also connected to my mother. It's all very Freudian. She used to sing that one. So I made Hello Little Girl out of it."

Shaff assumed that John was referring to Cole Porter's 1936 It's De-Lovely.

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However, Mark Lewisohn picked up on the word scatterbrained and puts forth a different theory for John's inspiration:

 "It was with Julia in mind that John wrote another song in the final weeks of 1957. It was his third attempt, following “Calypso Rock” and a second piece about which he’d remember just as little. (He said only once, some years later, “I did one which had the line ‘My love is like a bird with a broken wing’ which I was very proud of.”) Among the songs Julia liked to sing around 1 Blomfield Road was the 1939 dance-band and film number “Scatterbrain,” and John was fascinated by the rhythmic flow of such lines as 'When you smile it’s so delightful / When you talk it’s so insane / Still it’s charming chatter, scatterbrain."

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 11:13:09 PM »

A book I've read contends that this version of Beautiful Dreamer ...

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... was the inspiration for the Beatles arrangement.

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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2017, 11:49:32 PM »

A book I've read contends that this version of Beautiful Dreamer ...

... was the inspiration for the Beatles arrangement.


Based on the way the two songs sound to me and the timing reported in this article, it seems quite plausible to me, Moog. What do your trained ears tell you?
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2017, 12:23:05 AM »

A book I've read contends that this version of Beautiful Dreamer ...

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... was the inspiration for the Beatles arrangement.

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Most definitely.
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Re: Songs That Influenced The Early Beatles
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2017, 11:48:47 PM »

Yes I agree with moog.

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Baz I can't find that Beatles Beginnings album anywhere  :-\
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