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The Beatles cover songs Pt. 2


Beatles cover songs Part 2

Twist and Shout” covered 109 times to date was written by Bert Russell and Phil Medley and recorded by the Top Notes in 1961. Produced by a guy name Phil Spector. The Beatles would do more of his productions.
The Isley Brothers in 1962. The Beatles would be the third ones to cover this song in 1963 from “Please Please Me”

And, from the same album, “Anna” written and recorded by Arthur Alexander, 1962. Anna (Go to Him) the Beatles would be the second to record this song
A mashup of the two songs. This has been covered 16 times, here is Ricky Lee Jones talking about the songs influence on her

A Taste of Honey written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow based on the play of the same name by Shelagh Delaney and adapted from the theme song of the movie in 1961. This one I always though to be an original song though the character of the tune speaks otherwise so I should have caught on sooner.  It was originally recorded as a vocal track by Billy Dee Williams (yes that one from Star Wars) in 1961, though I can find no clips of it. Here are the Beatles; this song has been recorded as a vocal track and instrumental 174 times.
From “Please Please Me” (March 22, 1963). Barbara Streisand recorded it February 25, 1963 just before the Beatles did theirs. The Indie band “The Shins” recorded it in 2017.


With The Beatles” released in 1963 would contain another six cover songs

Devil in Her Heart written by Richard Drapkin, Originally by The Donays
Money (That's What IWant) written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy, Originally by Barrett Strong
Please Mr. Postman written by Robert Bateman, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Originally by The Marvelettes
Roll Over Beethoven written by Chuck Berry, Originally by Chuck Berry and His Combo
Till There Was You written by Meredith Willson, Originally by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
You Really Got a Holdon Me written by Smokey Robinson, Originally by The Miracles
Here is Smokey with the Miracles in 1964 on “Shindig”, originally released in 1962.
The Beatles with lyrics in English and Spanish!

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