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VBMCollector:
I propose you a subject (maybe it exists already an identical somewhere on the forum) that I had enjoyed developing on other platforms, so much us, Fab ' 4 fans, have different musical tastes! :)

It’s a question of speaking about the Beatles… who do not sing the Beatles. I give some explanation: during the first period of their career, many standard rock pieces of the Fifties and the beginning of the Sixties were integrated into their catalog. Some of these titles found themselves on their first albums, others became classics of their concerts, radio sets (Live At The BBC) or studio sessions (Get Back sessions). Let’s quote for examples Twist and Shout, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Slow Down, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock And Roll Music and many others else.

I said to myself that it would be interesting to discuss musically on all these covers which Beatles offered us and to analyze them. What is your opinion on their performances, on the musical plan? On the vocal plan? A possible comparison with the legends of the Rock'n'roll of the Fifties? Your favorite rock cover by the Beatles? The one that you like least? The rock title, absent of their catalog, that you would have liked that the Beatles plays?

In the course of the debate, we can evoke the story of songs which have been covered by the Fab ' 4!

Let's rock and... read you soon! ;)

Please note: Watch out, we concentrate only on covers executed by the group (those of each of ex-Beatles solo being off topic).

Ovi:
Little Richard's my favourite out of those you listed and boy, did Paul do justice to his songs in his prime. I mean, Long Tall Sally? Kansas City? Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey? Lucille? That's some of the most kick-ass, intoxicating rock 'n' roll the band has ever cut. A vocal duet between the two would have worked out great.

Fab4Fan:
Just thinking quickly about it, my favorite studio covers are (in no particular order):
Words of Love
Boys
Act Naturally
Long Tall Sally
Twist and Shout
'Til There Was You
Money (that's What I Want)
Please Mr. Postman
Slow Down
Bad Boy

Least Favorite:
Honey Don't
Matchbox
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

There's a boat load from the BBC sessions I really enjoy.

VBMCollector:

--- Quote from: Ovi on February 19, 2014, 11:16:26 PM ---Little Richard's my favourite out of those you listed and boy, did Paul do justice to his songs in his prime. I mean, Long Tall Sally? Kansas City? Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey? Lucille? That's some of the most kick-ass, intoxicating rock 'n' roll the band has ever cut. A vocal duet between the two would have worked out great.
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Yeah! :)

I voted Little Richard too, because I love his crazy side on stage. And moreover, that feels the effects by listening to him singing. I shall have liked that the Beatles play his Tutti Frutti or Cochran’s Somethin 'Else! Lewis, I’m also a fan of what he does. He’s likewise crazy with his piano.

About Long Tall Sally…

It’s a song cosigned with Enotris Johnson and Robert Alexander Blackwell, which was recorded on 10.02.1956 in the J&M Studios (New Orleans) for Specialty. We find number of great musicians for the occasion: Lee Allen (tenor sax), Alvin "Red" Tyler (baritone sax), Edgar Blanchard (guitar), Frank Fields (bass) and Earl Palmer (drums). Slippin' and Slidin', recorded the same day, appears in the B-side of the single released in March 1956 in the United States. For fans, it’s integrated, with Long Tall Sally, on his first album titled Here's Little Richard (03.1957).

Long Tall Sally - Little Richard, 1957
It’s on 01.03.1964 when Long Tall Sally was recorded by the Fab’4 in only one take. The title appears officially on 19.06.1964 in their British original discography (EP Parlophone GEP 8913). However, they had been integrated into their catalog for a very long time before because, already in Hamburg (for example), they played it on stage:

Long Tall Sally - The Beatles (Hamburg, 1962)
Long Tall Sally - The Beatles (Washington Coliseum, 1964)
Long Tall Sally - The Beatles, 1964
Naturally, this great rock'n'roll hit was the object of numerous covers, among which here are some famous examples:

Long Tall Sally - Elvis Presley

Long Tall Sally - Wanda Jackson

Long Tall Sally - Gene Vincent

Long Tall Sally - Eddie Cochran

Long Tall Sally - Led Zeppelin (Royal Albert Hall, 1970)

Long Tall Sally - Jerry Lee Lewis
To note that, just like the Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis had sung Long Tall Sally too at the Star-Club! ;)

Hello Goodbye:

--- Quote from: VBMCollector on February 20, 2014, 05:11:11 PM ---To note that, just like the Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis had sung Long Tall Sally too at the Star-Club! ;)

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And it sounded like this...


JERRY LEE LEWIS long tall sally STAR CLUB HAMBOURG 1964

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