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What Beatles songs would sound good "Reggaefied"?
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28 April 2014
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Imagine any Beatles song turned into a Reggae song -- which one would sound good that way?

My choice would be Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Think about it.

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Here is Yesterday Reggae cover

 

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There is a Wings 1980 rehearsal of Got To Get You Into My Life which has got a ska feeling to it. The instrumental part of I Call Your Name also has an early ska type feeling to it as well.

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Here is a reggae version of "And I Love Her." I like a few songs with this distinctive beat, but I get tired of it quickly.

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Thanks to all for the links.  I just thought of another one that would work:  Two Of Us.

I too tire easily of reggae; but often that's a case of the musicians themselves not really putting much of the spice of variety into their songs.  Some musicians seem to get so much into the groove of their subculture (whether it's reggae, or country, or folk, or rock, etc.), they completely forget about trying to mix it up and add sounds that are outside the Box.  Sometimes, that's why a particular genre sounds better when done by an "outsider" who adds something new, as for example Stevie Wonder's attempt at reggae:

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Yeah that song's classic, but not as good as "Boogie On Reggae Woman" - which has NO reggae at all in it!

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I agree that Boogie On Reggae Woman is better -- more inventive.  I'm not even sure what genre it is.

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Funny Paper said

I agree that Boogie On Reggae Woman is better -- more inventive.  I'm not even sure what genre it is.

Just basic funk/r&b, I'd say.

I can imagine the stride-piano section of "You Never Give Me Your Money" ("Out of college, money spent...") redone in a Jamaican fashion - kind of the same way "Live And Let Die" turns into reggae for a bit in the middle.

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