Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday Club (Fifth Appearance)

In the late afternoon of July 30, 1963 The Beatles taped an appearance for BBC radio at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England for later transmission. The show was eventually broadcast on August 24 1963 at ten in the morning.
The show opens with a blistering version of Little Richard cover "Long Tall Sally" screamed by Paul. Next up, we hear the latest hit single from the band; the original composition "She Loves You" sung by John ,Paul and George (mainly John). Following this song is another cover by Carl Perkins "Glad All Over" sung by George Harrison.
The show continues with two more covers; first up is a cover of the Isley Brothers tune "Twist And Shout" sung by John and backing by Paul and George. This is the tune that also completes the first LP being the last song on side two. The second cover is a cover version of Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got A Hold On Me" which would be featured on the upcoming second LP. The last song of the show is the B-side of the latest single (maybe this show was basically promoting the latest single with covers thrown in); the original composition "I'll Get You".
The songs from this particular show can be found on various vinyl and CD bootlegs. Note that the version of "You Really Got A Hold On Me" is now available commercially on the 2-LP/2-CD "Live At the BBC" from Apple.
The others have been found on such titles as : "Directly from Santa Claus"(LP). "I'll Get You" and "Glad All Over" have been broadcast on BBC radio specials. My copy of the CD box set "The complete BBC Sessions" isn't so complete after all. It has all the tunes with the exception of "Twist and Shout" and "You Really Got A Hold On Me". The CD set "Mythology Vol. 1" has "Twist and Shout" with the original intro.

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