Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lee Presents... Tunes of the Beatles!!
Low-budget Fab Four covers, all anonymous, and all of them fun. A few "gear" turns here and there, even. Most are U.K. issues, with the Beatlemania LP (Top Six TSL 1) usually going for inane price tags on eBay--except in my case (about four bucks, plus postage to the U.S.). The kind of stuff I love, but not for $69.00 to $99.00.
1964, I believe. Not for sure, but almost. It's moderately definite. Somewhat absolute.
The last two numbers on our fab-list come from the same label, Top Six ("The teenagers choice"), only a 45 rpm EP, this time. They are Bad To Me and She Loves You, the latter not the same as the Beatlemania track. Kind of odd, really. I mean, when a budget label doesn't reuse its own material.
Help!, Eleanor Rigby, and Birthday are courtesy of Columbia Record Club and Columbia House (same difference, I'm assuming). Now you know as much as I do about these....
Click here to hear: ZIP FILE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND--From Beatlemania (Top Six TSL-1)
ALL MY LOVING--Same
SHE LOVES YOU--Same
I WANNA BE YOUR MAN--Same
LOVE ME DO--Same
PLEASE PLEASE ME--Same
FROM ME TO YOU--Same
HELP!--From Top Pop Song Hits, Vol. 2 (Columbia Rec. Club D-127) (1966)
ELEANOR RIGBY--The Candy-Pop Generation (Columbia House DS-490) (1969)
SHE LOVES YOU--From 45 rpm EP (Top Six T-6505)
BAD TO ME--Same