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BROWcast #134 - “Mother Nature’s Son” (Oobu Joobu broadcast)
October 19, 2014 05:52 AM PDT
This week on BROWcast I'm sharing a version of “Mother Nature’s Son” that was recorded sometime in 1994 with Paul’s nineties band: Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens, and Blair Cunningham. Unlike the original Beatles account of the song, this one features some outstanding accordion work by Wix. This account of the White Album classic was featured on Paul's radio serial Oobu Joobu but never released officially.
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 #133 - “I Lost My Little Girl” (1969 Lennon variation)
October 12, 2014 06:51 AM PDT
This week I have an off-the-cuff and somewhat tongue-in-cheek performance by John Lennon of "I Lost My Little Girl." This song goes back to Paul McCartney's childhood and, in fact, is the first song he ever wrote. Recorded in January 1969 during the Get Back Sessions, John only remembers a single verse but manages to carry it on anyway for nearly 9 minutes. After getting the jist for the way John's doing it, Paul and the others soon join in and turn it into a fun little break from the business at hand.
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 #132 - “Abandoned Love” (Dylan cover)
October 05, 2014 09:17 AM PDT
For this week's Beatles rarity I am featuring a great Bob Dylan cover by George Harrison of "Abandoned Love." It was originally an out-take from Bob's Desire album recorded in 1975. George recorded his version of the track in 1984 but it was never released.
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 #131 - “Let It Be” (take 27A)
September 28, 2014 08:27 AM PDT
This week I'm sharing a raw account of take 27A of The Beatles' "Let It Be" before the overdubs were added that created the version heard on the single. George Harrison would later perfect his guitar solo for the song. Billy Preston's organ is much more apparent here than on the officially released mix. Enjoy...
September 21, 2014 07:06 AM PDT
Have a listen this week to an unreleased out-take version of Paul McCartney's "Suicide" recorded during the sessions for his One Hand Clapping film. The song was written by Paul when he was only 14 and later offered to Frank Sinatra though he was not interested.
September 14, 2014 07:27 AM PDT
On January 9, 1969, during the Get Back session rehearsals, Paul McCartney and John Lennon decide to have some more fun by turning a 12-bar blues run through into somewhat of a game where they shout out names of people that they've known over the years as well as some politicians of the time. John repeatedly shouts out out "Get Off" giving a basis for a title for this little bit of fun.
September 07, 2014 11:54 AM PDT
This week's BROWcast aims to get you going with a live performance for the British television program Blackpool Night Out (aka Big Night Out). Unlike The Beatles’ other three performances on the show, only audio without video survives of this July 19, 1964 broadcast. This performance of “A Hard Day’s Night" was The Beatles opening number.
August 31, 2014 07:07 AM PDT
For this week's BROWcast I've dug deep in my closet and found a 12-inch vinyl single for John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over." It was only issued as a promo for radio airplay and has grown quite hard to find now. It has a different mix of the song than what is heard on Double Fantasy or the commercial single and includes a longer fade-out. Join me now as I get it on the turntable and give it a spin.
August 24, 2014 02:05 PM PDT
For BROWcast this week let's listen to early in the Revolver sessions when The Beatles were recording the album closer and psychedelic masterpiece "Tomorrow Never Knows."
August 17, 2014 06:16 AM PDT
This week's BROWcast gives us a listen to a rare version of the tune from the A Hard Day's Night LP, "I'l Cry Instead." The mono version on the U.S. soundtrack is longer due to the inclusion of an extra verse missing in the stereo mix. This is a stereo mix that contains the extra verse (well, sort of, anyway). Where did this rarity come from? Listen in and get the details and hear the track.
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