BEATLES BEGINNINGS 7CD SET 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

BEATLES BEGINNINGS 7CD SET 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

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Jazz; rock’n’roll; blues; music hall; guitar instrumentals; tin pan alley; rockabilly; dance band; soul; bolero; skiffle; trad; R&B; country; old-time; Broadway; doo-wop; folk; high school pop; Motown – the Beatles’ early influences are so wide-ranging that the Beatles Beginnings series of discs could quite easily pass for an introduction to the history of twentieth century popular music. The first disc in the series Quarrymen One investigates skiffle and the other music that the individual members of the group grew up listening to before rock’n’roll burst on to the scene.

The Beatles established a repertoire of over 600 tunes, allowing them to tailor their set to the occasion for jazz clubs, strip clubs, folk clubs, working men’s clubs, church dances and rock’n’roll joints. Almost all of the songs they learned were released in the UK and from 1957 onwards, they avidly followed the weekly music charts and kept up to date with the records that did not make the hit parade. Before naming the Beatles in the summer of 1960, they were the Quarrymen. Quarrymen Two looks at the band’s rock’n’roll influences.

For the first six years of their career, the Beatles were essentially a covers band. When they were captured live on tape in two sets at the Star Club in Hamburg in December 1962, they played thirty-two songs, only two of which were their own compositions. Going into 1961, Silver Beatles sees the group broadening out their repertoire to include some of the Latin-influenced ‘uptown R&B’ numbers currently in vogue, along with more rock’n’roll, rockabilly and some gospel-style numbers.

This is an excellent compilation of songs…if you have volumes one and two and enjoyed them, this one is even better.
Ernie Sutton British Beatles Fan Club Magazine

By 1963, they had established an impressive repertoire of over 600 songs; their enthusiasm for popular music of all genres enabled them to play to a wide range of audiences, but in 1961-1962 they were mainly performing at the famous Cavern Club, when they were broadening out to include Latin-influenced songs, uptown R&B and dance craze numbers along with more rock’n’roll, rockabilly and easy listening items.

The 5th CD covers the period between Ringo Starr joining the group and the start of Beatlemania in early 1963. It brings together pop, R&B and early soul records that the Beatles had in their live set in 1962. Star Club gives us an accurate picture of what they would have sounded like if we’d been there at the time.

Late ‘62 through to mid ‘63, the Beatles’ live set and their recordings consisted mainly of cover versions of contemporary black American pop. A set list from a ten-song show in April ‘63 contained only four of their own songs. Yet by the end of the year, the Fab Four were making history with their own songs. CD 6 contains a mixture of songs taken from their 1963 live set and songs they recorded same year, along with other music that influenced their own compositions at this crucial time.

A must for Beatles devotees and for any fan of early sixties pop interested in finding out more about what inspired the group and what shaped their musical sensibility.

Alerting all Beatles fans! In fact, alerting anyone with even just a passing interest in music of Twentieth century popular music, for here’s a terrific series of albums they may well want to check out… superbly researched booklets, each volume will delve into the music that inspired, influenced and shaped the Beatles individually and collectively…here’s the very stuff that changed the world and forged the greatest band of all time. As the music rings out … you can almost hear the Beatles metamorphosing inside your ears as they listened, learned and immersed themselves, letting these songs open doors and fire their imagination: there was to be no looking back – an absolute gas. Colin Hall (curator of John Lennon’s house Mendips)

The “Beginnings”series strikes again with another spectacular collection of original recordings that in this case inspired or influenced The Beatles… the accompanying booklet has extremely thorough and welcome annotation. I applaud whomever performed the extensive research that resulted in these fascinating choices. Their other series, “How Britain Got the Blues”, is every bit as good (if not better, as each set of this 4-part series is a 2-CD extravaganza of great cuts). Bravo to History of RnB Records for these releases and the outstanding music scholarship that accompanies them. William Stout

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VOL. 1

Vol. 1 Quarrymen Skiffle       (the years the Beatles performed the song live)

  1. Bad Penny Blues (Lyttelton) Humphrey Lyttleton Band
  2. Rock Island Line (trad) Lonnie Donegan               1957-58
  3. Lost John (trad) Lonnie Donegan               1957-58
  4. Maggie May (trad) Vipers Skiffle Group 1957-59
  5. Freight Train (Cotten) Chas McDevitt   1957-58
  6. Last Train To San Fernando Johnny Duncan 1957-58
  7. Cumberland Gap (trad) Lonnie Donegan               1957-58
  8. Puttin’ On The Style (Cazden) Vernon Dalhart 1957-58
  9. San Francisco Bay Blues (Fuller) Jesse Fuller         1958
  10. When The Saints Go Marching In Chris Barber & Rosetta Tharpe 1958-59
  11. Midnight Special (trad) Big Bill Broonzy 1959
  12. Cotton Fields (trad) Leadbelly 1957-58
  13. Match Box Blues (Jefferson) Blind Lemon Jefferson 1958-63
  14. When I’m Cleaning Windows George Formby
  15. You Are My Sunshine (Davis) Jimmie Davis 1958-59
  16. Hey, Good Lookin’ (Williams) Hank Williams 1958-59
  17. Third Man Theme (Karas) Anton Karas 1958-59
  18. World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Les Paul & Mary Ford
  19. Summertime (Gershwin) Gene Vincent 1958-59
  20. My Bonnie (trad) Ray Charles 1960-61
  21. Ain’t She Sweet Gene Austin 1960-61
  22. Sheik Of Araby (Snyder) Hot Lips Page 1960-62
  23. Your Feet’s Too Big (Benson/Fisher) Fats Waller 1960-62
  24. Falling In Love Again Marlene Dietrich 1961-62
  25. True Love (Porter) Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
  26. That’s When Your Heartaches Begin The Ink Spots    1960
  27. Beautiful Dreamer (Foster) Slim Whitman 1962
  28. Golden Slumbers (trad)

VOL. 2

  1. Baby Let’s Play House (Gunter) Elvis Presley              1957-59
  2. Come Go With Me (Quick) The Del-Vikings    1957-59
  3. Ain’t It A Shame (Bartholomew/Domino) Fats Domino   1957-59
  4. Be-Bop-A-Lula (Vincent/Davis) Gene Vincent          1957-62
  5. Twenty Flight Rock (Fairchild/Cochran) Eddie Cochran           1957-62
  6. Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Blackwell/Penniman) Little Richard     1957-66
  7. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Price) Lloyd Price         1957-60
  8. Bye Bye Love (Bryant/Bryant) Everly Brothers             1957-59
  9. Raunchy (Justis/Manker) Bill Justis 1958-60
  10. That’ll Be The Day (Allison/Holly) Buddy Holly                1957-60
  11. Trying to Get to You (McCoy/Singleton) Elvis Presley      –
  12. Mean Woman Blues (DeMetrius) Jerry Lee Lewis             1958-60
  13. Lucille (Penniman/Collins) Little Richard                1957-62
  14. Roll Over Beethoven (Berry) Chuck Berry           1957-64
  15. That’s All Right (Crudup) Elvis Presley    1957-62
  16. Johnny B Goode (Berry) Chuck Berry            1959-62
  17. Lend Me Your Comb Carl Perkins        1958-62
  18. Searchin’ (Leiber/Stoller) The Coasters              1958-62
  19. Youngblood (Leiber/Stoller/Pomus) The Coasters   1958-62
  20. Words Of Love (Holly) Buddy Holly                 1959-62
  21. Honey Don’t (Perkins) Carl Perkins            1960-65
  22. Sweet Little Sixteen (Berry) Chuck Berry 1959-62
  23. Ramrod (Eddy/Casey) Duane Eddy 1959-60
  24. Movin’ And Groovin’ (Eddy/Hazelwood) Duane Eddy     1959-60
  25. Hallelujah! I Love Her So (Charles) Eddie Cochran             1960-62
  26. Matchbox (Jefferson) Carl Perkins            1960-62
  27. Wildcat (Schroeder/Gold) Gene Vincent                   1960
  28. I’ll Always Be In Love With You Fats Domino     1960

VOL. 3

  1. Rock And Roll Music Chuck Berry        1960-66
  2. Slow Down Larry Williams    1960-62
  3. Ooh My Soul Little Richard      1960-62
  4. Dizzy, Miss Lizzy Larry Williams    1960-65
  5. Bad Boy Larry Williams    1960-62
  6. Carol Chuck Berry        1960-62
  7. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey! Little Richard      1960-64
  8. Little Queenie Chuck Berry        1960-63
  9. Honey Hush Johnny Burnette Trio     1960
  10. Memphis, Tennessee Chuck Berry        1961-2
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Elvis Presley       1960-62
  12. Glad All Over Carl Perkins        1960-62
  13. Too Much Monkey Business Chuck Berry        1960-62
  14. Nothin’ Shakin’ Eddie Fontaine  1960-62
  15. Money Barrett Strong 1960-64
  16. Do You Wanna Dance Bobby Freeman                1959-60
  17. Crackin’ Up Bo Diddley          1960
  18. Well The Olympics     1960-62
  19. What’d I Say Ray Charles         1960-61
  20. Shout The Isley Brothers           1960-61
  21. I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles         1960-62
  22. Clarabella The Jodimars     1960-62
  23. Ain’t She Sweet Gene Vincent    1959-62
  24. Three Cool Cats Coasters 1959-62
  25. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Hanson dub) Buddy Holly        1960-62
  26. I Forgot To Remember To Forget Elvis Presley       1960-62
  27. Sure To Fall Carl Perkins        1959-62
  28. To Know Her Is To Love Her         Teddy Bears       1961-62


VOL. 4

  1. Apache (Lordan) The Shadows    1960
  2. Besame Mucho The Coasters      1961-62
  3. Boys The Shirelles      1961-64
  4. Cathy’s Clown Everly Brothers                 1960-62
  5. Everybodys Trying To Be My Carl Perkins        1961-65
  6. Hippy Hippy Shake Chan Romero    1961-63
  7. Honeymoon Song Marino Marini  1961-63
  8. I Got To Find My Baby Chuck Berry        1961-63
  9. I Just Don’t Understand Ann-Margret     1961-62
  10. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like Kate Olympics              1961-62
  11. Leave My Kitten Alone Little Willie John              1961-62
  12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes Johnny Burnette              1961-62
  13. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues Buddy Holly        1961-62
  14. Mighty Man (Jones) Davy Jones         1961-62
  15. New Orleans Gary U.S. Bonds               1961-62
  16. Please Mr. Postman Marvelettes       1961-63
  17. Red Sails In The Sunset Emil Ford19 1960-62
  18. Road Runner Bo Diddley          1961-62
  19. Save The Last Dance For Me Drifters                 1961-62
  20. September In The Rain Dinah Washington 1961-62
  21. Shakin All Over (Heath) Johnny Kidd       1960-61
  22. So How Come Everly Brothers                 1961-62
  23. Stand By Me Ben E King           1961-62
  24. Till There Was You Peggy Lee           1960-64
  25. Take Good Care Of My Baby Bobby Vee          1961-62
  26. Watch Your Step Bobby Parker     1961-62

VOL. 5

  1. Act Naturally Buck Owens       1965
  2. Sheila Tommy Roe        1962-63
  3. You Really Got A Hold On The Miracles      1963
  4. Baby It’s You Shirelles               1962-63
  5. Bring It On Home To Me Sam Cooke         1962
  6. Dream Baby Roy Orbison       1962
  7. Candy Man Roy Orbison
  8. Some Other Guy Ritchie Barrett                   1962-63
  9. Time Beat Ray Cathode
  10. Waltz In Orbit Ray Cathode
  11. Keep Your Hands Off My Little Eva              1963
  12. Taste Of Honey Lenny Welch      1962-63
  13. Picture Of You Joe Brown           1962
  14. Main Title Theme            Jet Harris             1962
  15. Got My Mind Set On You James Ray
  16. If You Gotta Make A Fool James Ray
  17. Twist And Shout Isley Brothers    1962-65
  18. I Remember You Frank Ifield         1962
  19. Moonlight Dr Feelgood       1962-63
  20. Devil In His Heart Donays                 1962-63
  21. Don’t Ever Change Crickets                1962
  22. Chains Cookies                1963
  23. I’m Talkin’ Bout You Chuck Berry        1962
  24. You Can’t Catch Me Chuck Berry
  25. Reminiscing Buddy Holly        1962-63
  26. Hey Baby            Bruce Channel  1962
  27. Anna Arthur Alexander             1962
  28. Shot Of Rhythm And Blues Arthur Alexander             1962
  29. Soldier Of Love Arthur Alexander          1962
  30. Where Have You Been All            Arthur Alexander             1962

VOL. 6

  1. You Really Got A Hold On Me The Miracles      1963
  2. Twist And Shout (Medley/Russell) The Isley Brothers           1962-65
  3. Some Other Guy Ritchie Barrett   1962-63
  4. Boys (Dixon/Farrell) The Shirelles      1961-64
  5. Devil In His Heart (Drapkin) The Donays        1962-63
  6. I’m Talkin’ Bout You (Berry) Chuck Berry        1962
  7. Anna (Alexander) Arthur Alexander           1962-63
  8. Chains (Goffin/King) The Cookies       1963
  9. Baby It’s You The Shirelles      1962-63
  10. Candy Man (Ross/Neil) Roy Orbison
  11. Cathy’s Clown (Everly/Everly) Everly Brothers 1960-62
  12. Runaway (Shannon) Del Shannon      1961-62
  13. What’s So Good About Good Bye The Miracles
  14. I Really Love You (Swoaringen) The Stereos
  15. Taste Of Honey (Scott/Marlow) Lenny Welch      1962-63
  16. I Want A Guy The Marvelettes
  17. Diamonds (Lordan) Jet Harris & Tony Meehan            1963
  18. Walk Right In (Cannon/Woods) The Rooftop Singers       1963
  19. Fortune Teller (Neville) Benny Spellman               1963
  20. You Don’t Understand Me Bobby Freeman                1960-62
  21. (You Can) Depend On Me The Miracles
  22. Whistle My Love (Pola/Wyle) Joe Brown
  23. Time Changes Things The Supremes
  24. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby Little Eva              1963
  25. Soldier Boy (Dixon/Greenberg) The Shirelles
  26. Moonlight Bay (Wenrich/Madden) The Drifters        1963
  27. Bourree/Trambone (Bach/Atkins) Chet Atkins
  28. Please Mr. Postman            The Marvelettes              1961-62

Vol. 7
1. Plumnelly – The Memphis Group
2. Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye
3. Honey Hush – Fats Waller
4. House Of The Risin’ Sun – Bob Dylan
5. Answer Me – Nat King Cole
6. Danse Syrtaki – The Greek Three
7. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
8. Mad Lad – Chuck Berry
9. Umpa, Umpa – The Two Leslies
10. Little White Lies/Happy Feet – Noble Sissle
11. Stay As Sweet As You Are – Jimmie Grier
12. Angel Baby – Rosie And The Originals
13. Do Unto Others – Pee Wee Crayton
14. September Song – Johnnie Ray
15. I’ve Been Good To You – The Miracles
16. Samba De Uma Nota So – Charlie Byrd
17. Raining In My Heart – Buddy Holly
18. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave – Little Richard
19. I Believe To My Soul – Ray Charles
20. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
21. Oh I Apologize – Barrett Strong
22. Love Letters – Ketty Lester
23. Stewball – The Greenbriar Boys
24. He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
25. Domino – Fernando Corena
26. Adagio for Strings – Rob Steinberg
27. Concerto No.5 in F Minor – Johann Sebastian
28. Prelude for Lute BWV 999 – Johann Sebastian
29. Adagio Molto – Vivaldi
30. Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van B
31. Quodlibet – Glenn Gould
32. Belshazzar’s Feast – William Walton

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