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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 02:57:01 AM »

It seems that Mean_Mr_Mustard was right ...

Achording to this: http://www.beatlesbible.com/features/beatles-bbc-radio-recordings/

Ask Me Why
Teenager's Turn - Here We Go
Recorded: 11 June 1962
Broadcast: 15 June 1962


And Here We Go (with Pete on drums):
The Beatles - "Ask Me Why" (BBC Radio, "Here We Go" June 15, 1962)




Classic early Beatles.  They sound so good!

This is one of the first threads I read when I joined this Forum. Thanks, amigo.
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2013, 08:50:15 AM »

It seems that Mean_Mr_Mustard was right ...

Achording to this: http://www.beatlesbible.com/features/beatles-bbc-radio-recordings/

Ask Me Why
Teenager's Turn - Here We Go
Recorded: 11 June 1962
Broadcast: 15 June 1962


And Here We Go (with Pete on drums):
The Beatles - "Ask Me Why" (BBC Radio, "Here We Go" June 15, 1962)






The Beatles Complete Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn, Harmony Books, 1988, p. 23 (26 November).

Songs (June 1962): Besame Mucho, Love Me Do, P.S. I Love You and Ask Me Why.
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2013, 02:08:54 AM »

Well I mentioned this to my mate from The Searchers and he confirmed what I have always thought to be the reason why ISHST wasn't their first single

George Martin and Epstein both knew it was a re-write of a very famous song that everyone knows so they deferred it to an album track and released an original melody ie Love Me Do.

A wise decision.
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2013, 11:29:26 AM »

Well I mentioned this to my mate from The Searchers and he confirmed what I have always thought to be the reason why ISHST wasn't their first single

George Martin and Epstein both knew it was a re-write of a very famous song that everyone knows so they deferred it to an album track and released an original melody ie Love Me Do.

A wise decision.

Sorry but which song is that?
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2013, 11:55:44 AM »

Sorry but which song is that?

It's harmonic structure is pretty much identical to When the Saints Go Marching In ( that's Allan Pollack's analysis not mine). The melody has more than a few similarities too.
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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2013, 12:28:30 PM »

It's harmonic structure is pretty much identical to When the Saints Go Marching In ( that's Allan Pollack's analysis not mine). The melody has more than a few similarities too.


They used to play "Saints' backing T Sheridan and a quick change of lyrics and emphasis on some words gives you a new song :D

we used to play it in a band I was in and sometimes the singer would sing 'saints' lyrics on a verse just to vary things !

I never read that by Pollack, so I went to his site and found this by Ian Hammond ?

http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOLUME05/Oldsweetsongs.shtml
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2013, 01:08:03 PM »


Yea. Maybe. Kinda. It's a stretch for me, but I won't wrestle anyone over it.

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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2013, 06:39:09 PM »

They used to play "Saints' backing T Sheridan and a quick change of lyrics and emphasis on some words gives you a new song :D

we used to play it in a band I was in and sometimes the singer would sing 'saints' lyrics on a verse just to vary things !


Interesting. I think I'd have to have an audio demonstration of this to really get it though!
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2013, 09:24:30 PM »



I never read that by Pollack, so I went to his site and found this by Ian Hammond ?

http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOLUME05/Oldsweetsongs.shtml


Yep Nimrod that's it. Read it on Pollack's site and mistook him for the author.

It's a bit like those two in one picture illusions. Once you're attention is drawn to the second picture you can't not see it. 
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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2013, 08:32:30 AM »

I suppose a possible alternative could have been One After 909. While a bit livelier than Love Me Do also was pretty basic blues style.

I think in the end it worked out ok for them as it was.

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Re: Alternative Beatles First Single
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2013, 10:51:11 AM »


That's been my thought. Who can second guess the brilliant success that followed?

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