2192 Sing One For The Lord – Billy Preston (1970)

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Encouraging Words.

Sing One For The Lord was written by Billy Preston and George Harrison in 1969. The song was first recorded by Billy Preston and George Harrison in 1969 and was completed in 1970. The Edwin Hawkins Singers recorded overdubs at Olympic Sound Studios in London in 1970. The recording features George Harrison on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. It was produced by Billy Preston and George Harrison. The song was first released on Billy Preston’s 1970 album Encouraging Words.

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2191 I’ve Got A Feeling – Billy Preston (1970)

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Billy Preston and Paul McCartney.

This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1969. It was recorded by The Beatles with Billy Preston in 1969. An alternative take was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. The Beatles and Billy Preston performed the song live twice on the roof of Apple Studios in London in 1969. An edit of the two performances was released in 2003 on the album Let It Be…Naked. The first live version was released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. The recording features Billy Preston on electric piano.  One live version was used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be.
Billy Preston recorded his own version of the song in 1970. That version was produced by Billy Preston and George Harrison. It was released on his 1970 album Encouraging Words. I’ve Got A Feeling is part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. A live version was released on his 2009 album Good Evening New York City.

Now Hear This: I’ve Got A Feeling – The Beatles (1970)
I’ve Got A Feeling – The Beatles (1996)
I’ve Got A Feeling – The Beatles (2003)
I’ve Got A Feeling – Paul McCartney (2009)

2188 My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston (1970)

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American single.

My Sweet Lord was written by George Harrison in 1969 and was first recorded by Billy Preston in 1970. It was recorded at Olympic Studios in London. The recording features The Edwin Hawkins Singers on backing vocals. The recording was produced by Billy Preston and George Harrison. It was first released on the 1970 album Encouraging Words. My Sweet Lord was released as a single in America in 1970. The B-side was Little Girl.

The song was also recorded by George Harrison in 1970. A demo version was released in 2011 on the George Harrison: Living In The Material World soundtrack. The demo version features Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman. The studio version was first released on the album All Things Must Pass in 1970. That version features Ringo Starr on drums, Klaus Voorman on bass and Billy Preston on piano. A live version recorded in 1971 at The Concert For Bangladesh features Ringo Starr on drums, Klaus Voorman on bass and Billy Preston on Hammond organ. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangladesh. Billy Preston also recorded the song live with King Curtis in 1971. That version was first released in 2005 on the box-set Don’t Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live At Fillmore West. The song was played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector among others. Billy Preston performed the song live during George Harrison’s 1974 North American tour. A live version recorded by George Harrison in Japan in 1991 was released on the 1992 album Live In Japan. George Harrison re-recorded the song in 2000. That version features Dhani Harrison on acoustic guitar. It was released in 2001 on the remastered version of the All Things Must Pass album. Billy Preston performed the song live in 2002 at the Concert For George. He was joined on stage by Paul McCartney on piano, Ringo Starr on drums and Dhani Harrison on acoustic guitar. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George.

Now Hear This: My Sweet Lord – George Harrison (1970)
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison (1992)
My Sweet Lord (2000) – George Harrison (2001)
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston (2003)
My Sweet Lord – King Curtis And Billy Preston (2005)
My Sweet Lord (Demo) – George Harrison (2011)