Saturday, November 23, 2013

"Saturday Club" for the ninth time.

On March 31 1964 (actually after the afternoon taping of the Beatles miming to songs for their movie at the Scala Theater - see previous entry), The Beatles hopped over to the Playhouse Theater in London to record a radio show for the BCC series "Saturday Club".  The show would be broadcast four days later on April 04 1964 in the late morning. The host for this show was Brian Matthew who conducted the interviews between tunes.
The songs performed for this show include a Carl Perkin's number "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" which is sung by George Harrison and eventually recorded for EMI and released on the fourth LP later in the year. Also at this session The Beatles performed an original song not yet released anywhere and would be later be put out on an EP in the UK: "I Call Your Name" with the vocals mainly by John Lennon. Next is a cover of a cover (actually, a Ray Charles tune with an Elvis arrangement) with the title of "I Got A Woman" and once again sung by John Lennon.
Next up the two side of the latest single are performed ( in order to promo it naturally). The B-side appears first in the form of "You Can't Do That" and then the A-side is next with a performance of "Can't Buy Me Love". John vocals and Paul vocals respectively.
Another Carl Perkin's cover song is performed by the group; this time mainly sung by George once again with the title "Sure To Fall (In Love With You)" and they finish the set with the Little Richard cover of "Long Tall Sally" of which would also appear on the upcoming summer release and title of their future EP.
Probably the best way to listen to the entire show (or most of it anyway) is from the vinyl LP "The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume Ten" and slightly more complete and upgraded on disc seven of the "Complete BBC Sessions" bootleg CD.
The version of "I Got A Woman" from this show is commercially available on the Apple 3-LP/2-CD release "On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2".

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