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Reference Library: Songs The Beatles Covered

From: T P Uschanov (
Subject: Re: Songs the beatles covered
Date: 29 Jun 1997 03:04:20 GMT

The CD "Under the Influence", released some years ago in the UK by Sequel Records, contains all the source versions of the covers included in the Beatles' canonical EMI records:

   1.Anna (Go To Him) -- Arthur Alexander
   2.Chains -- The Cookies
   3.Boys -- The Shirelles
   4.Baby It's You -- The Shirelles
   5.A Taste Of Honey -- Lenny Welch
   6.Twist And Shout -- The Isley Brothers (originally by The Top Notes)
   7.Till There Was You -- Peggy Lee
   8.Please Mr. Postman -- The Marvelettes
   9.Roll Over Beethoven -- Chuck Berry
  10.You Really Got A Hold On Me -- The Miracles
  11.Devil In His Heart -- The Donays
  12.Money (That's What I Want) -- Barrett Strong
  13.Long Tall Sally -- Little Richard
  14.Slow Down -- Larry Williams
  15.Matchbox -- Carl Perkins (originally a traditional country blues)
  16.Rock And Roll Music -- Chuck Berry
  17.Mr. Moonlight -- Dr Feelgood & The Interns
  18.Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey -- Little Richard
  19.Words Of Love -- Buddy Holly
  20.Honey Don't -- Carl Perkins
  21.Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby -- Carl Perkins
  22.Act Naturally -- Buck Owens
  23.Dizzy Miss Lizzy -- Larry Williams
  24.Bad Boy -- Larry Williams

The sources of covers on "Live at the BBC" are as follows:

I Got A Woman -- Ray Charles (used Elvis's arrangement)
Too Much Monkey Business -- Chuck Berry
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby -- Little Eva
Young Blood -- The Coasters
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues -- Arthur Alexander
Sure To Fall (In Love With You) -- Carl Perkins
Some Other Guy -- Richie Barrett
That's All Right (Mama) -- Arthur Crudup (used Elvis's arrangement)
Carol -- Chuck Berry
Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) -- Arthur Alexander
Clarabella -- The Jodimars
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) -- Elvis Presley
Crying, Waiting, Hoping -- Buddy Holly
To Know Him Is To Love Him -- The Teddy Bears
The Honeymoon Song -- Manuel & His Music of the Mountains
Johnny B. Goode -- Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee -- Chuck Berry
Lucille -- Little Richard (used The Everly Brothers' arrangement)
Sweet Little Sixteen -- Chuck Berry
Lonesome Tears in My Eyes -- The Johnny Burnette Trio
Nothin' Shakin' -- Eddie Fontaine
Hippy Hippy Shake -- Chan Romero
Glad All Over -- Carl Perkins
I Just Don't Understand -- Ann-Margret
So How Come (No One Loves Me) -- The Everly Brothers
I Forgot to Remember to Forget -- Elvis Presley
I Got to Find My Baby -- Chuck Berry
Ooh! My Soul -- Little Richard
Don't Ever Change -- The Crickets

On Anthology 1-3:

That'll Be The Day -- Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Hallelujah, I Love Her So -- Ray Charles
Searchin' -- The Coasters
Three Cool Cats -- The Coasters
Lend Me Your Comb -- Carl Perkins
Shout -- The Isley Brothers
Leave My Kitten Alone -- Little Willie John
Rip It Up -- Little Richard
Shake, Rattle and Roll -- Joe Turner
Blue Suede Shoes -- Carl Perkins
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues -- Buddy Holly

T P Uschanov, University of Helsinki, Finland, European Union ###
"Omnia praeclara tam difficilia, quam rara sunt."
(Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677)

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