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2 December 2014
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Joe
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Love Me Do single - United Kingdom

Written by: Lennon-McCartney

Recorded: 6 June, 11 September 1962

Producer: Ron Richards

Engineer: Norman Smith

Released: 5 October 1962 (UK), 27 April 1964 (US)

Paul McCartney: lead vocals, bass

John Lennon: backing vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar

George Harrison: backing vocals, acoustic guitar

Ringo Starr: maracas

Andy White: percussion

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13 February 2018
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A quick video on the influence of this little song:

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13 February 2018
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This song is a great example of one of my favorite musical techniques: singing the same melody over two different progressions. I like the second progression for “as I write this letter” more than the first. 

I never knew this was the first use of b6-b7-1. So damn common nowadays. Sounds just like “Billy Shears” after Sgt. Peppers, but that’s a I II III, a clever switch from a typical I- ii that was the familiar sound. 

Great song by some great songwriters. 

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14 February 2018
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@Shamrock Womlbs Thanks for posting that clip. PS I Love You was so much more sophisticated than Love Me Do , wasn't it? I hadn't fully appreciated how lovely the chords and melody of that song are (though I wish he'd taken a direct line out of his keyboard so we couldn't hear the key press thuds).

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14 February 2018
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Definitely one of their first Great Early Songs...  so unlike anything else that they'd attempted at the time, whether melodically or rhythmically...  'Ask Me Why ' & 'Don't Bother Me ' are the only two that I can think of that even touch this one in inventiveness, pre-Revolver ...  not only a Great Song but a Great Record as well...  I mean, what a sound!...:-) 

14 February 2018
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I have that record exactly as depicted in Joe's first post - signed by all four Beatles.

At first, I was disappointed that it wasn't signed on the "A" side - but I so much prefer P.S. I Love You! [Happy Valentine's to all]

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14 February 2018
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Billy Rhythm said
Definitely one of their first Great Early Songs...  so unlike anything else that they'd attempted at the time, whether melodically or rhythmically...  'Ask Me Why ' & 'Don't Bother Me ' are the only two that I can think of that even touch this one in inventiveness, pre-Revolver ...  not only a Great Song but a Great Record as well...  I mean, what a sound!...:-)   

Ask Me Why takes the cake for early Beatle’s inventiveness in my eyes. Absolutely stunning harmony in the debut album of a Beat Group. 

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