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Billy Rhythm said

They gave virtually every song they covered by other artists the respect the songs deserved, and often excelled and exceeded the originals by a considerable margin with their showstopping performances, for me 'Sweet Little Sixteen', 'Roll Over Beethoven' & 'Please, Mr. Postman' are standouts, but It's So Hard to pick a few for there many great ones...:-)

Yes! "Please Mr. Postman" is another huge favorite of mine!

I find it funny, though, that two of my favorite authors (Dave Barry and Stephen King) have both said multiple times and with adamant resolve that the Beatles' cover of "Twist And Shout" is far inferior to the Isley Brothers' version.

I mean, how can you ... just ... I don't know.

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"Please Mr. Postman" is brilliant. Another strong vocal perfomance from John.

Dunno what version of the Isley Brothers' version they've heard... I mean it's not bad, but, better than the Beatles'...? Hmmm, okay.

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I forgot You Really Got A Hold On Me. John, and George, doing Smokey.heart

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meanmistermustard said
I forgot You Really Got A Hold On Me. John, and George, doing Smokey.heart

outdoing smokey, if you ask me.  amazing as that may sound.

I was following the youtube pointers meanmistermustard linked to, and went on.  I found a couple of ones that feature a lot of songs the Beatles covered.  I'm sure you've all seen the "Cavern Club Documentary", if not search on those words.  But maybe a few of you haven't yet seen the Carl Perkins and friends session.  For newbies like me if nobody else, check this out - it's really a must see: The beginning 10 minutes are at http://youtu.be/IFFDJwlc1sE most (57 minutes) of the remainder (not sure if the two cover the entire show or not) at http://youtu.be/ph1HZ-Uq70I

I'm not sure that either of those are the one I'm thinking of, but if you look at either of those plenty of interesting related stuff will come up on the right.  Lots of Perkins/Harrison stuff, often with many other well known artists.

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Billy Rhythm said
They gave virtually every song they covered by other artists the respect the songs deserved, and often excelled and exceeded the originals by a considerable margin with their showstopping performances, for me 'Sweet Little Sixteen', 'Roll Over Beethoven' & 'Please, Mr. Postman' are standouts, but It's So Hard to pick a few for there many great ones...:-)

I like Ringo's version of Sweet Little Sixteen, but then I grew up with it.

I heard 3 Cool Cats just now and realized it was probably my favorite cover of all (Lieber/Stoller), released first by the coasters.  George just puts the right runs in, like in the word 'cool' (ok, it hardly qualifies as a run, but i like it anyway a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

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MattBusby said

I like Ringo's version of Sweet Little Sixteen, but then I grew up with it.

Do you mean You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful & You're Mine?

 

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mja6758 said

MattBusby said

I like Ringo's version of Sweet Little Sixteen, but then I grew up with it.

Do you mean You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful & You're Mine?

 

Yes I do.  Thanks for the correction - I haven't heard the song in about 40 years, and I felt funny because I just didn't think it was Sweet Little Sixteen, but I couldn't quite remember the exact song and that was the closest I could come up with.

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In 3 Cool Cats, does Ringo sing the line "Hey there save one chick for me"?

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MattBusby said

mja6758 said

MattBusby said

I like Ringo's version of Sweet Little Sixteen, but then I grew up with it.

Do you mean You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful & You're Mine?

 

Yes I do.  Thanks for the correction - I haven't heard the song in about 40 years, and I felt funny because I just didn't think it was Sweet Little Sixteen, but I couldn't quite remember the exact song and that was the closest I could come up with.

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In 3 Cool Cats, does Ringo sing the line "Hey there save one chick for me"?

I think it's John. Ringo was not in the band for the Decca audition version of "Three Cool Cats," Pete Best was still in the band then.

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wetsroosa said

MattBusby said

mja6758 said

MattBusby said

I like Ringo's version of Sweet Little Sixteen, but then I grew up with it.

Do you mean You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful & You're Mine?

 

Yes I do.  Thanks for the correction - I haven't heard the song in about 40 years, and I felt funny because I just didn't think it was Sweet Little Sixteen, but I couldn't quite remember the exact song and that was the closest I could come up with.

Obligatory on-topic sentence:

In 3 Cool Cats, does Ringo sing the line "Hey there save one chick for me"?

I think it's John. Ringo was not in the band for the Decca audition version of "Three Cool Cats," Pete Best was still in the band then.

Yeah its John; you hear George, Paul and John (doing a daft voice) in order at that point of the song.

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How about "Soldier Of Love", or "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues"?

2 great soulful RnB tracks from their early days.

Talking of which, I've a mate who used to watch them at The Cavern, and apparently "Mr. Moonlight" used to go down a storm. Probably what made the record it a couple of years later?

stay-on-topic

 

Ok, sorry.....

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Oyster Black Pearl said
How about "Soldier Of Love", or "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues"?

2 great soulful RnB tracks from their early days.

Talking of which, I've a mate who used to watch them at The Cavern, and apparently "Mr. Moonlight" used to go down a storm. Probably what made the record it a couple of years later?

stay-on-topic

 

Ok, sorry.....

Wait, really? That's awesome.

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Mr. Moonlight live at the Star Club in Germany is a cracking performance and includes the quite brilliant Lennon lyric alteration "here i am on my nose, begging if you please".

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Oyster Black Pearl said
How about "Soldier Of Love", or "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues"?

2 great soulful RnB tracks from their early days.

Talking of which, I've a mate who used to watch them at The Cavern, and apparently "Mr. Moonlight" used to go down a storm. Probably what made the record it a couple of years later?

stay-on-topic

Ok, sorry.....

Wait, really? That's awesome.

I know, I have friends who are THAT old... a-hard-days-night-george-4

 

 

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Oyster Black Pearl said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Oyster Black Pearl said
How about "Soldier Of Love", or "A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues"?

2 great soulful RnB tracks from their early days.

Talking of which, I've a mate who used to watch them at The Cavern, and apparently "Mr. Moonlight" used to go down a storm. Probably what made the record it a couple of years later?

stay-on-topic

Ok, sorry.....

Wait, really? That's awesome.

I know, I have friends who are THAT old... a-hard-days-night-george-4

 

 

Ha, my dad's not old enough to have seen them at the Cavern. Just shows the awesomeness and universality of the Beatles, that someone with a friend who saw The Beatles at the Cavern can talk about them with someone who's dad was 4 months old when they last performed there.

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The sound quality is poor but i love their cover of Arthur Alexander's 'Where Have You Been (All My Life)' played at the Star Club. John always gave Alexander songs his all as he was a huge fan of his and George's guitar work is gorgeous and so lush. Would have loved them to have covered this at the BBC so we would have a good quality version of it.

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In not particular order, I really enjoy these covers:

 

Looks like I really love their covers!  heartheartheart

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I really like there Mr. Moonlight cover

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Ron Nasty said
Twist And Shout is always up there for me, I could - and will later - name others.

However, I thought people might find this interesting, though The Beatles covered the Isley Brothers 1962 hit, the Isley Brothers was a cover of The Top Notes 1961 Shake It Up, Baby.

Great Video……. And all those years the Isley Bros took all the credit.

 

I think being as objective as is possible that the Beatles versions of Really Got a Hold on Me…..Money……..Please Mr Postman and Twist And Shout outdo the originals. 

 

John's Stand By Me is a bloody good effort.

 

I'm pointlessly musing that it would have been very interesting to have heard them take on a Stones classic……..Not sure they could have made a better version of 'Sympathy for the Devil' but given the challenge and audacity of even attempting such sacrilege they would have pulled out all the stops……John would certainly have killed the vocal

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list your favorite beatles cover song

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beatlesfan23 said

list your favorite beatles cover song

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