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What Beatles song might have sounded better with a different singer?
8 June 2014
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Father McCartney
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I don't think the bass is sophisticated enough – the timing/pace is inconsistent and the plucking seems jerky and amateurish in places. Even in the roughest of demos Paul tended to nail these things.

I could very well be wrong, though – it's hard to tell.

10 June 2014
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This thread makes me really, really sad, because I really want to hear the others do those songs now paul-mccartney

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10 June 2014
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I never get tired of saying this when the subject comes up, but John should've taken "Roll Over Beethoven" for himelf to sing.

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10 June 2014
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10 June 2014
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Annadog40 said
Ringo – Within You Without You

Now THAT would be interesting… and it DOES have a lot of low notes. However, the "if they only knew-ew-ew" part may have been a strain for him. Besides that (if even it proved a problem) it could have worked.

Love You To probably would have been easier for him; the entire song is easily within his range.

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11 June 2014
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I disagree-I think most of them were perfect for the singers they were intended for-especially Ringo. He has a wonderful baritone that most people understate-even the rest of the Beatles!

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11 June 2014
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"I'll Cry Instead" would've been perfect for Ringo (he was always good at those country-westernish things) and would've provided him with his missing vocal spotlight on AHDN. Opportunity missed!

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11 June 2014
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Such a shame he missed A Hard Days Night! He was good at country and western (Help! was Act Naturally-done by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos).

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11 June 2014
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thisbirdhasflown said
Such a shame he missed A Hard Days Night! He was good at country and western (Help! was Act Naturally-done by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos).

For you.

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11 June 2014
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Thank you! I love that song! I'm learning how to play it! Thanks for the video!

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26 June 2014
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it's maybe a little bit out of topic… but i was just listening to janis joplin, and suddenly thought: how cool would it be, if she would have done a "oh darling"-cover!
what do you say? 

29 June 2014
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Great singer, good song. Yeah, I can imagine that being a pretty memorable record! It's got those little peaks and valleys of intensities that she could chew on nicely. (Does this thread encompass non-Beatles singing Beatles songs too? I don't remember, have to go back and read the whole thing!)

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29 June 2014
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Yep, it does!

30 June 2014
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Have there ever been any demos released of Lennon-McCartney singing songs written for George or Ringo?

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30 June 2014
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Not so far tho i think a demo acetate of Do You Want To Know A Secret is reported to exist somewhere and an acetate of a '63 recording of What Goes On came up for auction a year back.

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