Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mach Shau !!

For the rest of the year 1962, The Beatles recordings include a fragment of a radio performance conducted for the BBC program "Here We Go". The song (A Taste Of Honey) shows up timed as less than a minute on the bootleg CD "Artifacts".  This is the first instance of hearing Ringo's drumming for the BBC. The show was tape October 25 1962.
A month later at EMI studio two (November 26 1962), The Beatles recorded their second single "Please Please Me/Ask Me Why". This is available commercially in mono and stereo on the LP and CD of the same name.
Lastly, The Beatles were scheduled to finish the year in Hamburg Germany at the newly opened "Star Club" and were taped during their performance at the club by Adrian Barber. The performances were taped on December 28 and December 31 1962 although they may have been taped in between. Most of the material from these tapes come from the earlier December 28 performance. Most of the songs can be found on the "Live At the Star Club" 2-LP commercial release. Some of the stray songs can be found on the bootleg LP "Mach Shau!". Songs include "A Taste Of Honey/ Till There Was You/ Where have You Been All My Life?/ Lend Me Your Comb/ You're Feets Too Big/ I'm Talking about You/ To Know Her Is To Love Her/ Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby/ Matchbox/ Little Queenie/ Nothin' Shakin' but The Leaves On The Trees/ Roll Over Beethoven/ Be-Bop-a-Lula/ I Saw Her Standing There/ Hallejulah I Love Her So/ Red Hot/ Sheila/ Twist and Shout/ Mr. Moonlight/ Sweet Little Sixteen/ Besame Mucho/ Red Sails In The Sunset/ I Remember You/ I'm gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You/ Kansas City/ Shimmy Like Kate/ Long Tall Sally/ Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It)/ Road Runner/ The Hippy Hippy Shake/ Money (That's What I Want)/ Reminising/ Ask Me Why" plus a lot of banter and guest waiters singing. It's entertaining but the sound is bad mono and horrible.

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