Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:33 am
@Setanta,
This song's writing and emotiveness amazes me. It was poetry at the best.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:35 am
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:42 am
@Setanta,


What this reminds me of:
I learned how to slow dance to this and their other slow songs. It reminds me of going to a dance and praying for a song with this tempo so I could hold a girl close(r).
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:44 am
@Setanta,
They could wing it style-wise with the best of them (no pun intended...Wings).

BTW, love your new sig line
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:54 am
Like most groups in those days, they did a lot of covers. This one is one of the earliest songs to feature George Harrison. They had been doing this since before they were even known as the Beatles. The drummer in this performance is Jimmy Nichol.

Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:55 am
They had a fine sense of the classic British music hall song . . .

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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 10:59 am
@Setanta,
Keep it going...You're on a roll, so to speak.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:02 am
Another of my favorite love songs . . .

Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:06 am
@Setanta,
I had to look up this drummer Jimmie Nicol. I never knew this story at all.

"When Ringo Starr collapsed and was hospitalized on 3 June 1964 with tonsillitis on the eve of The Beatles' 1964 Australasian tour the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and their record producer George Martin urgently discussed the feasibility of using a stand-in drummer rather than cancelling part of the tour. Martin suggested Jimmie Nicol as he had recently used him on a Tommy Quickly recording session."
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:07 am
I like the old photos and film . . . we lived in a black and white world then . . .

Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:10 am
@Setanta,
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:10 am
The original drummer was Pete Best. This recording, with Best, was an audition for Decca Records. They didn't get the contract.

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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:11 am
@Setanta,
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:15 am
This is the original recorded version of this song (which Paul wrote in the late 1950s) with Pete Best on drums. George Martin didn't like Best's drumming, so it was re-recorded after Richard Starkey (Ringo) joined the group, and that was the release which was their first UK single.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:20 am
The English duo Peter and Gordon had a hit with this song, which was written by Paul and is attributed to Lennon and McCartney. This is the Beatles doing a demo version. (Goddamn, youtube is a wonderful resource.)

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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:21 am
@Ragman,
One of my favorites.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:35 am
This is a cover of Buddy Holly's hit song, by a group calling themselves the Quarrymen, and consisting of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Colin Hanton and John Lowe. It is considered to be the first "Beatles" record, and they were really jerked around on the cost until they agreed to record directly to vinyl for somewhat more than one pound sterling. It was recorded in July, 1958. George is 15 years old, that's him in the middle of that picture.

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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:37 am
Great thread! Right up my alley, so to speak.

I'll post this in the hope that you can see this over the pond, what with all the copyright stuff now on youtube.
It lasts about an hour, so maybe come back to it when you have the time.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzvpzxJ7iE
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 11:39 am
Thanks, your Lordyship, i'll check that out a little later . . .
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 12:46 pm
One song always leads to another in my mind, because of "album memory." So i'm going back through, and listen to "Penny Lane" that Ragman posted, and this song immediately leaps into my mind . . .

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