Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Pop Go The Beatles" episode number Seven.

Recorded on the same day as the previous episode; the date being July 10 1963 and at the same location as well: Studio Five, Maida Vale Studios in London Town. This certain episode also contained the same host (as all this was recorded in one day !!) Rodney Burke.
Let's run down some of the songs performed for the tape recorders on this episode: A couple of covers being previewed for the upcoming second Beatles' LP, a future 1964 EP contender and some mish-mash as well.
The first song performed is "Memphis, Tennesee" sung by John and a cover of the Chuck Berry classic. I've noticed a lot of Chuck Berry sung through John; a very big influence for sure ! This is followed by an original "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" which is sung by George but penned by the songwriting team of Lennon/McCartney (mainly John); a song from the first LP. The next song is the cover sung by Paul "Till There Was You" which would appear on as yet to be completed second LP "With The Beatles" released later in the year (November to be exact; the 22nd to be even more exact). The Carl Perkin's cover "Matchbox" is up next with Ringo on vocals. A version of the song would later appear on the "Long Tall Sally" EP released in 1964. The next song covered is "Please Mister Postman" sung by John with lads on backing vocals and this one would also appear on the as yet to be released upcoming November spectacular "With The Beatles" LP.  Paul completes this episode with a rendition of "The Hippy Hippy Shake".
This episode can be found on the bootleg LP "Broadcasts" as well as the LP "Airtime". Another alternative can be found on the bootleg LP "The Beatles at the Beeb, Volume Four". Keep in mind that three of the above tunes have been released commercially on the Apple 2-LP/2-CD "Live At The BBC". "Memphis, Tennesee", "Matchbox" and "The Hippy Hippy Shake" can be found on the above.

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