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Favorite Beatles tunes/specific-recordings??

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Ask Abbey Lincoln.

you talkin' about that interview she gave that appeared on the Ken Burns Jazz series?

Yeah what was she smoking before she said that? :crazy::crazy:

Guess I missed that. What did she say?

I :wub: Abbey Lincoln, by the way. I was lucky enough to get to interview her for over an hour a number of years ago. Unfortunately, it was over the phone.

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Ask Abbey Lincoln.

you talkin' about that interview she gave that appeared on the Ken Burns Jazz series?

Yeah what was she smoking before she said that? :crazy::crazy:

Guess I missed that. What did she say?

I :wub: Abbey Lincoln, by the way. I was lucky enough to get to interview her for over an hour a number of years ago. Unfortunately, it was over the phone.

the basic gist of what she said is that the Beatles were promoted as part of a racist white conspiracy to eclipse the popularity of black jazz

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Ask Abbey Lincoln.

you talkin' about that interview she gave that appeared on the Ken Burns Jazz series?

Yeah what was she smoking before she said that? :crazy::crazy:

Guess I missed that. What did she say?

I :wub: Abbey Lincoln, by the way. I was lucky enough to get to interview her for over an hour a number of years ago. Unfortunately, it was over the phone.

the basic gist of what she said is that the Beatles were promoted as part of a racist white conspiracy to eclipse the popularity of black jazz

Ouch!

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Wow, and ouch - indeed. Can somebody scare up the exact quote, and reproduce it here?? I'd really like to see it (read it), in its original context.

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Wow, and ouch - indeed. Can somebody scare up the exact quote, and reproduce it here?? I'd really like to see it (read it), in its original context.

I don't have the exact quote but I am pretty sure she says this on camera in the Ken Burns Jazz series.

and as for what the "conspiracy" was against - she did not use this word - but that is what she meant. As I think back on it, she was probably referring to black music in general as opposed to just jazz.

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My ' Favorite Beatles tunes/specific-recordings??, tunes/versions that AREN'T "played out" / heard too much' are some of the Lennon penned tracks from the White album

Happiness is a warm Gun

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Julia

Cry Baby Cry

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"She's a Woman"

great version on their Anthology set, live from Tokyo I think. :tup

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Real Love??? :ph34r:

kidding :P

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My ' Favorite Beatles tunes/specific-recordings??, tunes/versions that AREN'T "played out" / heard too much' are some of the Lennon penned tracks from the White album

Happiness is a warm Gun

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Julia

Cry Baby Cry

These are great tunes. Almost enough to make me forget that the White Album is wildly overrated.

Guy

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Real Love??? :ph34r:

kidding :P

I liked "Real Love" a lot better than "Free as a Bird!"

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Rooster...

this/ought/not/come/as/a/surprise

didnt/you/read/NOTES&TONES/by/ArthurTaylor??!!

c

Unfortunately, not a big surprise; Still, a disappointment.

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Real Love??? :ph34r:

kidding :P

I liked "Real Love" a lot better than "Free as a Bird!"

I always thought that Jeff Lynn's hand in those recordings was a bit too heavy. They sounded too ELO-ish. Then again, it's hard to imagine what any producer could have done to flesh out those bones.

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Real Love??? :ph34r:

kidding :P

I liked "Real Love" a lot better than "Free as a Bird!"

I always thought that Jeff Lynn's hand in those recordings was a bit too heavy. They sounded too ELO-ish. Then again, it's hard to imagine what any producer could have done to flesh out those bones.

Too bad Brian Eno didn't produce them. I don't think I'd mind if the tracks sounded too ENO-ish.

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I liked "Real Love" a lot better than "Free as a Bird!"

I did too.

Guy

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I liked "Real Love" a lot better than "Free as a Bird!"

I did too.

Guy

Good thing that neither title was entered in a "Biggest Cliche" contest.

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I liked "Real Love" a lot better than "Free as a Bird!"

I did too.

Guy

Ditto here.

And concerning both of them -- I liked and still like ELO. But Lynne's more recent handywork of the last 20 years (particularly on Harrison's solo records, Orbison, Petty, Del Shannon, etc...) kinda drives me a bit crazy. :wacko:

In particular, the drums on Lynn-directed dates frequently have not one bit of life in them. Don't know if it's just the drum sound itself (which might as well be a drum machine), or the player (which might as well be a drum machine), but either way (or both), it's leaving me colder and colder with each passing year since those recordings were issued (post circa 1986, let's say -- wasn't "Cloud Nine" '87?).

But, FWIW, I really loved Lynn's participation in "The Concert For George" (maybe he had no influence on the drummer(s)!!). I think "The Concert for George" is one of the finest "tribute albums" of any kind. For my money -- Lynn, Clapton, and McCartney -- in particular -- turn in some of their finest performances in years.

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I liked ELO as well and still do. But the Beatles aren't ELO and ELO aren't the Beatles. In this case, I think it was more important to produce a Beatles sound than to interject his own sound into a Beatles product. Even if you had no idea that Jeff Lynne was involved and were familiar with ELO's sound it's easy to hear that ELO presence in both songs.

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My ' Favorite Beatles tunes/specific-recordings??, tunes/versions that AREN'T "played out" / heard too much' are some of the Lennon penned tracks from the White album

Happiness is a warm Gun

Dear Prudence

Glass Onion

Julia

Cry Baby Cry

Had forgotten all about the strings on "Glass Onion". Sweet!!

And you know, come to think of it, most of those 'John' tunes on The White Album were pretty amazing.

I say "come to think of it" cuz it's probably been well over 15 years years since I've heard The White Album (maybe even closer to 20). Just long enough that when I look at the track listing, I still think I know what they all sound like, even if I really don't so much any more.

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two favorites of mine (though haven't heard them in quite a while) which i didn't see mentioned upon quickly going through the thread are from Abbey Road

You only give me your money

Because

we played Tommorow never knows in church at our high school graduation and it felt like a really great moment, we had asked one of our music teachers to play one note on the church organ in some places, in the beginning of the rehearsal he would play stupid fills and we said, "no we don't want these, we just want to hear this one note from you", which felt very cool at the time (and only looks a little hostile and stupid in retrospect), i had a damaged radio plugged into a guitar amp because we didn't have a second guitar player; while we played the priest walked on stage several times to tell us we were to loud and we said we wouldn't turn the volume down (actually we couldn't iirc); those were the days

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Brasil 66's version of "Fool on the Hill" blows away the Beatles' version. Lani Hall was a great singer.

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is this thread for fucking real? or wait wait-- edc is confused, is this just for "Twofer Tuesday" or is this part of an Organissimo "Classic Rock Block"? the near-absence of goddamn CONTEXT makes most of ya'll's Beatles worship inane, tho' sure, some old-timers liked 'em alongside the musics of their contemporaries & often betters, from Sammy Davis ("Johnny Cool," Billy May arr.) Dean Martin ( "Everybody Loves Somebody", etc etc. What would Luciano Berio do? Granted, Cathy Berberian did both but ya'll ain't said that yet, huh?

someone grab Dan Gould bc we're on the same side of the tracks on

Lowell!

(pre-coke burnout (i.e. halfway through Dixie ChickenLowell George waaaaay better George Harrison too, inc. his appearance on F-Troop.)

Jeff Lynne is dogshit; Thomas Jefferson Kaye = godhead & if you gotta have a beard & are too lazy or to read post-Dick Melville at least give Black Moses some love, if not

>>> all Jeff Lynne & Roy Woodd combined (tho' at least Roy's daft).

ALSO--

Traveling Wilburys Redeemed (& Then Some)

&

Rock Beards & How To Wear Them (Bonus Track!)

Is this rant coherent in your world? Maybe it's just me.

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So this thread is almost a year and a half old. What cuts made the desired compilation which inspired this thread?

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OK, can I add James Brown's smoooookin' version of "Something." IIRC, this was a b-side and hasn't appeared on an album. If you like the Dave Matthews era JB sound you owe it to yourself to track this one down. (I think JB had never heard the song before cutting it. He does get a little out with the lyrics in the way only JB can. LOL)

Also, Carmen McRae does a neat-o "Got To Get You Into My Life."

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HEY BULLDOG -- WOW, what a great tune. Before 24 hours ago, I'd probably only ever heard this tune maybe 2 or 3 times in my entire life. I mean, I kind of vaguely recognize it -- but just barely. What a GREAT tune. This has to be a tune I just never heard back in the day -- cuz I would have taped it for sure.

I just now happened upon this thread, after a prolonged absence from this and other message boards, and the first tune that popped into my head was "Hey Bulldog." This is something I found on some weird Mexican pirate cassette as a teenager at of all places the local Target, and it's been a favorite ever since. I love the sort of James Bond-ish chord progression during the "you can talk to me" bit - the fifth moving up in half-step increments, and the melodic George Harrison guitar solo. And of course the impromptu barking session at the end, drenched in de rigueur Abbey Road ADT. Love, love, LOVE that tune!

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This one's spinning around in my head today:

"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.

See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.

I'm crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.

Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.

MAN, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus,

goo goo g'joob

Mister City P'liceman sitting

Pretty little policemen in a row.

See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.

I'm crying.

I'm cry------------ing, I'm crying.

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.

Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,

Boy, you been a naughty girl and you let your Knickers down.

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus,

goo goo g'joob.

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.

If the sun don't come, you get a tan from

Standing in the English rain.

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus,

goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob.

Expert texpert choking smokers,

Don't you think the joker laughs at you? (ho ho ho, he he he, ha ha ha)

See how they smile like pigs in a sty, see how they snide.

I'm crying.

Semolina Pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower.

Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna.

Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus,

goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob, goo goo g'joob, goo goo goo g'joob, goo goo

(rhythmical speaking along with juba's).

Juba juba juba, juba, juba, juba, juba, juba, juba juba. Juba juba.....

(speaking)

--Repeat (eventually juba's will stop) and fade until end.--

during the fade out background vocals:

[simultaneously:] 'Everybody smokes pot' and 'Oompa, oompa, stick it up your joompa' [jumper]"

The instrumental version on the Tony Wilson 6tet's Pearls Before Swine is juba juba.

Edited by Bill Barton

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