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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




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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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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 »

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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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