. Lend Me Your Comb (Twomey/Wise/Weisman) 8.
To Know Her Is To Love Her (Spector) The Teddy Bears 11. CRYING, WAITING, HOPING Buddy Holly
You can almost hear the Beatles metamorphosing inside your ears as they listened, learned and immersed themselves, letting these songs open doors and fire their imagination: there was to be no looking back - an absolute gas. Volume Three: Silver Beatles 3. Twenty Flight Rock
Beautiful Dreamer - Tony Orlando 18. World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Lockhart/Seitz) 4.
Bad Boy (Williams) Larry Williams Jazz; rock’n’roll; blues; music hall; guitar instrumentals; tin pan alley; rockabilly; dance band; soul; bolero; skiffle; trad; R&B; country; old-time; Broadway; doo-wop; folk; high school pop; Motown - the Beatles’ early influences are so wide-ranging that the Beatles Beginnings series of discs could quite easily pass for an introduction to the history of twentieth century popular music. Covering the period 1957-60, the first disc in the series Quarrymen One investigates skiffle and the other music that the individual members of the group grew up listening to before rock’n’roll burst on to the scene.
Dizzy, Miss Lizzy (Williams) Larry Williams 15. Well…(Baby Please Don't Go) 25.
Named after their first publishing company, this CD, with accompanying booklet, sheds light on the Beatles' creative process. Listen to these tracks and see how some of the best loved songs in pop music were formed. Honey Hush (Turner) Johnny Burnette Trio 4. Honeymoon Song Marino Marini 3.
BOYS The Shirelles
Cumberland Gap (trad)
Baby Blue The capacity of the Centennial Hall was 3,000 but there were over 50,000 applications for seats. The support acts were Sounds Incorporated, Johnny Devlin, Johnny Chester and The Phantoms. Jimmy Nicol had been lined up as the stand-in drummer because of Ringo’s sudden attack of tonsilitis, He was a well-respected session player and had accompanied such artists as Joe Brown, Billy Fury and Georgie Fame.
Some years later, Nicol spoke about the experience: ‘Standing in for Ringo was the worst thing that ever happened to me. ’ He said he was given a gold watch and a cheque for £22,500, but less than a year later, he was declared bankrupt with debts of over £4,000. He reportedly inspired the Sgt.
Pepper’s song Getting Better. The boys kept asking him how it was all going, to which he invariably replied “It’s getting better. ” The Beatles’ first concert in Australia was at the Centennial Hall in Adelaide and was recorded for broadcast by the Sydney radio station 2SM on June 12th 1964.
The group played two sets on two consecutive nights at the venue, performing the same ten songs each in each show. 300,000 people lined the 10-mile route between Adelaide Airport and the city centre in the hope of seeing them pass by. Paul recalled: ‘It was like a heroes' welcome…We came in from the airport – it was the same in Liverpool for the première of a A Hard Day's Night, with the whole city centre full of people – and the crowds were lining the route and we were giving them the thumbs up. I Remember You - Frank Ifield The "Beginnings”series strikes again with another spectacular collection of original recordings that in this case inspired or influenced The Beatles. The accompanying booklet has extremely thorough and welcome annotation.
I applaud whomever performed the extensive research that resulted in these fascinating choices. Their other series, "How Britain Got the Blues", is every bit as good (if not better, as each set of this 4-part series is a 2-CD extravaganza of great cuts). Bravo to History of RnB Records for these releases and the outstanding music scholarship that accompanies them.
William Stout DISC TWO THE VILLAGE FETE 14. Roll Over Beethoven (Berry) 25. Hallelujah! I Love Her So (Charles) It is no exaggeration to say that the entire "Beatles Beginnings”series is an important set of historical documents.
Even without regard to the Beatles, this is a collection of "Singles of Significance".
The producers of this series pored over Beatles biographies to compile a list of the songs and musicians the Beatles cited and performed. The work behind this set is scholarly. Provides an opportunity to get right to the core of the Beatles influences immediately and effortlessly. Buy it, hear it, and appreciate it forever.
OVER THE RAINBOW Gene Vincent 25. True Love (Porter) SIDE ONE 18. Rip It Up
Over The Rainbow Gene Vincent 3.
MAILMAN, BRING ME NO MORE BLUES Buddy Holly 27. Three Steps To Heaven 4 CD set 23.
Your Feet's Too Big (Benson/Fisher) 18. Ooh My Soul DISC THREE 1958 11. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Thomas/Biggs) Elvis Presley
WHAT'D I SAY Gerry & The Pacemakers 23. Sweet Little Sixteen VINYL LP 8. Be-Bop-A-Lula (Vincent/Davis) 11. Begin
By 1963, they had established an impressive repertoire of over 600 songs; their enthusiasm for popular music of all genres enabled them to play to a wide range of audiences, but in 1961-1962 they were mainly performing at the famous Cavern Club. Part four of the Beatles Beginnings series of CDs, The Cavern Club finds the Fab Four broadening out to include Latin-influenced songs, uptown R&B and dance craze numbers along with more rock’n’roll, rockabilly and easy listening items. A must for any Beatles fans who are interested in finding out more about what inspired them and what shaped their musical sensibility.
With fully illustrated 28-page booklet.
Lonesome Tears In My Eyes Johnny Burnette 23. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Buddy Holly Liverpool To Hamburg 1960-1961 4. Send Me Some Lovin' - Sam Cooke 3. When I'm Cleaning Windows (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) 20. What A Crazy World - Joe Brown
C'mon Everybody THE BEATLES LIVE IN ADELAIDE JUNE 12th 1964 LP 24. Nothin' Shakin' (Leaves On The Trees) Disc 1 11. All Shook Up
Whole Lotta Shaking Going On 8. LOVE ME TENDER Elvis Presley 10. Peggy Sue Got Married Late ‘62 through to mid ‘63, the Beatles’ live set and their recordings consisted mainly of cover versions of contemporary black American pop.
I Saw Her Standing There and Ask Me Why were the only two band originals played at the Star Club in December 1962, and a set list from a ten-song show in April ‘63 contained only four of their own songs. Yet by the end of the year, the Fab Four were making history with their own unmistakable sound. This CD contains a mixture of songs taken from their 1963 live set and songs they recorded same year, along with other music that influenced their own compositions at this crucial time.
A must for Beatles devotees and for any fan of early sixties pop. Here is an attempt to conjure up the atmosphere of a Beatles show from 1961 by taking the first documented Beatles set list and presenting the songs they sang in the order in which they were performed. In order to enhance the fantasy listening experience, live performances of the music have been used where available.
Drummer John Cochrane of Wump & His Werbles transcribed this list of songs the Beatles played when the two groups performed together at the Aintree Institute sometime in January/February 1961. The date can’t be pinned down to anything more specific than somewhere between the release date of the most recent record the Beatles played that night (The Shirelles Boys issued in January 1961) and the group’s departure for a season at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg at the end of March 1961. But then again, it may have been at the Lathom Hall in Seaforth.
That's When Your Heartaches Colin Hall R2 3. Bad Penny Blues (Lyttelton) 11. WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE Rossini 27. Rock And Roll Music (Berry) Chuck Berry 2.
Man With The Golden Arm - Jet Harris 25. Shot Of Rhythm & Blues - Arthur Alexander 9. Nobody’s Child
5 in F Minor - Johann Sebastian 14. Bring A Little Water, Sylvie 15. Glad All Over
Buzz Buzz A Diddle It Freddy Cannon From the Grosvenor to the Top Ten Club 20.
The Sheik Of Araby - Joe Brown 1. WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE Rossini 3. Thumbin' A Ride - The Coasters 5.
Kansas City (Leiber/Stoller/Penniman) Little Richard
Shakin All Over Johnny Kidd 10. Shout (Pts 1 & 2)
Harry Lime (Third Man Theme) 13. Mighty Man Davy Jones
Last Train To San Fernando (De Vere/Padmoore) R003 2. That'll Be The Day Disc 4 Aintree Institute Set 1961 18. Searchin' (Leiber/Stoller)
Sure To Fall (Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell) Carl Perkins 1. Lotta Lovin'
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
One Track Mind - Bobby Lewis 1. Love Is A Swingin' Thing - The Shirelles 24. I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday 10.
When The Saints Go Marching In (trad)
Beautiful Dreamer (Foster)
Nothin' Shakin' (Colacrai/Fontaine/Lampert/Cleveland) Eddie Fontaine 26. Johnny B Goode (Berry) RANDB039 3. Ooh My Soul (Penniman) Little Richard 1.
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues 11.
San Francisco Bay Blues (Fuller) 14. Little Queenie (Berry) Chuck Berry 24.
I Just Don't Understand - Ann-Margret 7.
Well (Ward) The Olympics
Better Luck Next Time
Crackin' Up (Diddley) Bo Diddley 7. TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK Gene Vincent & Eddie Cochran Part of a series investigating the Beatles’ early influences and the cover songs they loved to perform, this CD covers the period between Ringo Starr joining the group and the start of Beatlemania in early 1963. It brings together pop, R&B and early soul records that the Beatles had in their live set in 1962.
A must for any fans who are interested in finding out more about what inspired the Fab Four, Star Club gives us an accurate picture of what they would have sounded like if we’d been there at the time. With fully illustrated 32-page booklet.
I Wonder If I Care As Much
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise 9. Leave My Kitten Alone Johnny Preston 28. Roc-A-Chicka The Beatles established a repertoire of over 600 tunes, allowing them to tailor their set to the occasion for jazz clubs, strip clubs, folk clubs, working men’s clubs, church dances and rock’n’roll joints.
Almost all of the songs they learned were released in the UK and from 1957 onwards, they avidly followed the weekly music charts and kept up to date with the records that did not make the hit parade. Before naming the Beatles in the summer of 1960, they were the Quarrymen. Quarrymen Two looks at the band’s rock’n’roll influences.
I Wish I Could Shimmy The Olympics 22. I'll Always Be In Love With You 18. Open (Your Lovin' Arms) - Buddy Knox 17.
Third Man Theme (Karas)
So How Come Everly Brothers
High School Confidential R011 8. Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Blackwell/Penniman) 15. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW The Shirelles 7. Matchbox
I've Got A Woman (Charles/Richard) Ray Charles 18.
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like Kate 19. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine 26.
Nobody But You - The Lafayettes 23. I Got To Find My Baby - Chuck Berry
Shimmy Shimmy Bobby Freeman 19. Summertime (Gershwin) SIDE TWO 27. Ain't It A Shame (Bartholomew/Domino) 21.
Ain't She Sweet (Ager/Yellen/Bernstein) 27. RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET The Quarrymen The Beatles Early Repertoire’s 123 tracks includes 78 songs previously unpublished in the series along with 44 tracks that have appeared on other discs.
This set brings together all the songs that were introduced into the newly-named Beatles repertoire during the period when they were a five-piece band with Pete Best on drums and Stuart Sutcliffe on bass. Baby Let's Play House (Gunter) The 2SM engineers get a good sound balance after the end of I Saw Her Standing There.
From the moment they start to play I Want To Hold Your Hand, the guitars and vocals are crystal clear. Unfortunately for Jimmy Nicol fans, there was no microphone on the drums. But this does give us a marvellous opportunity to assess the how the Beatles might have sounded as a three-piece.
Luckily, there must have been excellent stage monitors allowing the band to hear themselves above the screaming, because the harmonies are spot on and George’s guitar playing is faultless.
Till There Was You Peggy Lee 13. I Forgot To Remember To Forget HOME VINYL R&B BOXSETS R&B CD INSTRUMENTALS JAZZ RUMBA BEATLES NEW ORLEANS BRITISH R&B BRITAIN GOT THE BLUES LINKS 19. Fever Here are the 100 or so songs they are documented as having performed along with a few of their teenage party pieces with which they would entertain family and friends.
Red Sails In The Sunset
Moonglow/Theme From Picnic Morris Stoloff Volume Five: The Star Club 1962-63 Every baby-boomer whose life has been soundtracked by pop will be more than merely familiar with most of the items here, whether ‘Long Tall Sally', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Matchbox', 'Honey Don't' and 'Words Of Love', all revived on disc by The Beatles after they'd left the runway. Almost as potent a selling point is Nick Duckett's entertaining and informative thirty-page essay within a package that is as likely to engross the general cultural historian as much as fans of this particular act.
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Cry 9.
Teenage Heaven DISC FOUR THE END OF THE QUARRYMEN 4. Movin’ And Groovin’ (Eddy/Hazelwood) 23.
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
I'll Always Be In Love With You (Ruby/Green/Stept) 26. The Wayward Wind (Only available if the set is bought direct from us) 15.
Your True Love
That's When Your Heartaches Begin Beatles Beginnings 2. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 6. C'MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran 21.
I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time 6. Carol (Berry) Chuck Berry
MEAN WOMAN BLUES Elvis Presley 6. Slow Down THE BEATLES REPERTOIRE 13.
Lend Me Your Comb Ernie Sutton British Beatles Fan Club Magazine 22. Where Have You Been All My Life - Arthur Alexander 22. Save The Last Dance For Me The Drifters 25.
Take Good Care Of My Baby Bobby Vee 7. Youngblood (Leiber/Stoller/Pomus) 8.
Moonlight - Dr Feelgood
Too Much Monkey Business (Berry) Chuck Berry 16. Over The Rainbow Volume Six: Beatlemania 1963 21. September In The Rain Dinah Washington 24. Teddy Bear
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey! 27.
Glad All Over (Schroeder/Tepper/Bennett) Carl Perkins
It'll Be Me Volume Two: Quarrymen Rocknroll 26. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles 7. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Kesler/Feathers) Elvis Presley 22.