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BROWcast #165 - “Hallelujah I Love Her So” (‘Beatals’ 1960 home rehearsal)
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.
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 #164 - "It's So Easy" (Alternate Paul McCartney cover from 'Rave On' promo)
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!
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 #163 - "Jet" (rehearsal performance)
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.
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 #162 - "I Want You" (early version)
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.
April 19, 2015 06:22 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring Paul McCartney performing in D.C. on the 4th of July. Live from R.F.K. stadium, this is a performance of “My Brave Face,” a song he composed with Elvis Costello, from his newest-at-the-time Flowers In The Dirt album.
April 11, 2015 08:57 PM PDT
This week I'm featuring a George Harrison track released exclusively on the very rare Songs By George Harrison CD single issued with his book of the same title. It’s an upbeat number I feel sure you’ll dig called “Flying Hour,” recorded in March 1978.
April 05, 2015 05:35 AM PDT
This week's BROWcast feature's John Lennon during the sessions for the Plastic Ono Band album in late 1970. Joined by Ringo Starr on drums and his old friend from Hamburg, Klaus Voormann on bass, John plays piano and sings "Remember" though the explosive 5th of November ending has not yet been established. Not sure how he's going to end it yet, John simply plays it through a second time before it finally breaks down.
March 29, 2015 05:38 AM PDT
This late 1973 Wings out-take was recorded during sessions for Linda McCartney's aborted Suzy And The Red Stripes LP at a time when guitarist Jimmy McCulloch was playing with them but not yet a full fledged member of the group. The song, called "Luxi" is a nod to Radio Luxembourg and feature's Paul McCartney and Linda in the role of radio listeners that are requesting tracks from the Band On The Run LP and Denny Laine as the lead vocalist. Jimmy plays some mean guitar over the track and Paul is playing drums. "Luxi" has never seen an official release.
March 22, 2015 07:29 AM PDT
This week I'm featuring take 7 of The Beatles classic "Here There And Everywhere." A portion of this take was included on the Anthology-related "Real Love" single in 1996 (and now out of print). On that release it was made into a hybrid with take 13. Here I'm presenting the complete and unadorned account of take 7.
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