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BROWcast #170 - "Cry Baby Cry" (demo sequence)
June 28, 2015 06:52 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week I have assembled a collection of home demos and fragments of early versions of the White Album John Lennon classic, “Cry Baby Cry.” Proper recording of the song was not begun until July 16, 1968, but there are recorded demos that date as early as December 1967, some of which I can share with you here.
BROW = Beatles Rarity Of The Week (as introduced on TheBeatlesRarity.com) and BROWcast is the podcast version. BROWcast was originally publicized on Fab4Radio. For more Beatles rarities be sure to visit TheBeatlesRarity.com.BROWcast #169 - "The Night Before" (final BEEB show)
June 21, 2015 04:46 AM PDT
The Beatles give a debut performance of "The Night Before" from their upcoming Help! album and film on this May 26th, 1965 recording of their final regularly scheduled BBC radio program appearance. The show, entitled The Beatles Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride was broadcast on July 7th, 1965 and was hosted by Denny Piercy.
BROW = Beatles Rarity Of The Week (as introduced on TheBeatlesRarity.com) and BROWcast is the podcast version. BROWcast was originally publicized on Fab4Radio. For more Beatles rarities be sure to visit TheBeatlesRarity.com.BROWcast #168 - "Broomstick" (b-side w/Steve Miller)
June 14, 2015 05:05 AM PDT
This week is Paul McCartney birthday week here on the BROWcast and I'm featuring a forgotten b-side of his from 1997 that was released on a Flaming Pie era CD-single for "Young Boy in the U.K. and out of print there now. In the U.S. it wasn't released at all, thus giving it it's rarity status. Steve Miller joins Paul for this bluesy little gem titled "Broomstick."
BROW = Beatles Rarity Of The Week (as introduced on TheBeatlesRarity.com) and BROWcast is the podcast version. BROWcast was originally publicized on Fab4Radio. For more Beatles rarities be sure to visit TheBeatlesRarity.com.BROWcast #167 - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (live at Royal Albert Hall)
June 07, 2015 06:14 AM PDT
The late great blues guitarist Gary Moore and former band mate Ringo Starr joined George Harrison on stage for a Natural Law Party benefit concer from the Royal Albert Hall on April 6th, 1992. The BROWcat this week is a great performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from this show.
May 31, 2015 05:45 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring Paul McCartney's Beatles classic from Revolver we know as "For No One." While still a work in progress, this mid-May 1966 recording is an emphasized vocal track of the song before the May 19th additions of Ringo Starr's tambourine and the final eloquent touch - Alan Civil's French horn solo.
May 24, 2015 05:08 AM PDT
This recording of the Ray Charles number “Hallelujah I Love Her So” was made at Paul McCartney’s 20 Forthlin Road home in 1960. More specifically, it is likely after June 30, 1960, when Paul bought his Rosetti Solid 7 electric guitar, but before August 1960 when Pete Best joined The Beatles as drummer. The band name had recently switched from “Moondogs” to “Beatals” and the line up was John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison on guitar and vocals with Stuart Sutcliffe on bass. An 18-year-old Paul handles the vocals. An edit of it can also be heard on The Beatles Anthology 1, but there it is sliced down to barely over a minute long. The Anthology edit removes a guitar break near the end, along with the final verse. For the sake of sharing a more accurate and complete historical picture, this is the complete recording featured here.
May 17, 2015 08:15 AM PDT
This time on BROWcast I have the lesser-common cover Paul McCartney did to promote the Buddy Holly Rave On tribute CD. While Paul had a version of "It's So Easy" on the CD, this alternate account appeared only on a promo CD single and as a bonus track on the Itunes version of the album. This one is a little less wild than the commercial version and also a bit truer to the original. Personally, I'm not sure which one I like best but I know I like them both a lot!
May 09, 2015 08:09 PM PDT
This week for the BROWcast I'm featuring a nice rehearsal performance of Paul McCartney's Wings track "Jet" that seems to be at a somewhat quicker pace than the original single. I invite you to join me for a listen to this exciting version of the classic originally hailing from the Band On The Run LP.
May 03, 2015 08:00 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week I have an early "fooling around" version of The Beatles Abbey Road classic "I Want You" from January 1969. This was before the "She's So Heavy" refrain was even added. Billy Preston is present on keyboards and Paul McCartney is taking a stab at the vocals, sung normally by John Lennon. Serious takes of the song would not begin until the following month.
April 26, 2015 07:07 AM PDT
For BROWcast this week, I have a recording that comes from George Harrison's end-of-'74 Dark Horse tour where he performs John Lennon's Beatles classic "In My Life." This comes from the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on November 22, 1974.
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