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Author Topic: The Beatles vs. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally  (Read 1600 times)

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The Beatles vs. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
« on: April 27, 2010, 07:06:59 PM »

I vote for The Beatles' cover. Paul's vocals are just as great as Little Richard's. As well, Ringo has more charisma, stage presence, and enthusiams on stage than the drummer for Little Richard.

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Re: The Beatles vs. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 12:35:07 AM »

Hmm, as much as I love the Beatles I think I prefer Little Richard's version.
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Re: The Beatles vs. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 03:35:11 PM »

I definitely prefer Little Richard's version. Paul's is screamier, but Richard's has more character, I think. I also dislike that Paul "cleaned up" the lyrics, as I detailed in the Misheard Lyrics thread. Ringo's drumming is definitely superior, but I don't think it carries the song enough to make up for the inferiority (in my opinion) of the rest of the Beatles' version.
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Re: The Beatles vs. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 04:42:55 AM »

beatles version is better i believe....

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Re: The Beatles vs. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 08:57:51 AM »

I've never been a huge fan of Little Richard's voice, but I choose his version. The Beatles do a really good job trying to copy him here, but Little Richard's version is simply the real thing.

(About the drummers: Ringo was part of the band, mr. Penniman's drummer was a hired backup musician. He wasn't supposed to stand out and be charismatic even if he wanted to.)
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