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The Beatles, album "Twist and Shout"

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SP - collections - Studio Parlophone - 1963
mono: 12.07.1963

Twist and Shout

  1. 02:35 Twist and Shout (Bert Russell and Phil Medley) - 11.02.1963

    JOHN 1963: 'I always hate singing the song, 'Twist And Shout' when there's a colored artist on the bill with us.
    It doesn't seem right, you know.
    I feel sort of embarrassed… It makes me curl up.
    I always feel they could do the song much better than me.'

    JOHN 1971: 'The more interesting songs to me were the black ones because they were more simple.
    They sort of said shake-your-arse, or your prick, which was an innovation really.
    The blacks were singing directly and immediately about their pain, and also about sex, which is why I like it.'

    JOHN 1976: 'The last song nearly killed me.
    My voice wasn't the same for a long time after – everytime I swallowed it was like sandpaper.
    I was always bitterly ashamed of it because I could sing it better than that, but now it doesn't bother me.
    You can hear I'm just a frantic guy doing his best.'

    PAUL 1988: 'There's a power in John's voice there that certainly hasn't been equaled since.
    And I know exactly why – It's because he worked his bollocks off that day.
    We left 'Twist And Shout' until the very last thing because we knew there was one take.'

    RINGO 1994: 'We started (recording the album) about noon and finished it at midnight, with John being really hoarse by 'Twist And Shout.''

  2. 02:03 A Taste of Honey (Ric Marlow and Bobby Scott) - 11.02.1963

  3. 01:57 Do You Want to Know a Secret? (John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 11.02.1963

    JOHN 1980: 'Well, I can't say I wrote it 'for' George.
    My mother was always… she was a good comedienne and a singer.
    Not professional, but she used to get up in pubs and things like that.
    She had a good voice.
    She could do Kay Starr.
    She used to do this little tune when I was one or two years old… she was still living with me then.
    The tune was from a Disney movie: (sings) 'Do you want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? You are standing by a wishing well.' So, I had this sort of thing in my head, and I wrote it and just gave it to George to sing.
    I thought it would be a good for him, because it had only three notes and he wasn't the best singer in the world.
    He has improved a lot since then; but in those days, his ability was very poor.'

    PAUL 1984: 'A song we really wrote for George to sing.
    Before he wrote his own stuff, John and I wrote things for him and Ringo to do.'

    GEORGE 1994: ''Do You Want To Know A Secret' was my song on the album.
    I didn't like the vocal on it.
    I didn't know how to sing.'

  4. 01:50 There's a Place (John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 11.02.1963

    JOHN 1980: ''There's a Place' was my attempt at a sort of Motown, black thing.
    It says the usual Lennon things: 'In my mind there's no sorrow…' It's all in your mind.'

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