1938 Respectable – The Isley Brothers (1959)

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Respectable.

Respectable was written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, and O’Kelly Isley. It was first recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1959. It was released as a single with Without A Song on the B-side. The song was released as a single in the UK in 1960. The B-side was I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door. Merseybeat group The Fourmost recorded the song in 1963. Their version was released as the B-side to I’m In Love. The Beatles sang part of the song during a press conference in 1964.

1937 Oh, Lady Be Good! – Stephane Grappelly And His Quintet (1956)

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Stephane Grappelly And His Quintet.

This song was written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin in 1924. It was first recorded by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra in 1924. Since then it has been recorded by The Benny Goodman Trio, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, and Ella Fitzgerald among others. Stephane Grappelly And His Quintet recorded an instrumental version of the song in 1956. It was released on their album Stephane Grappelly And His Quintet. George Harrison was a fan of Stephane Grappelly and Oh, Lady Be Good! was his favourite song recorded  by him.

1936 Religions Inc. – Lenny Bruce (1959)

sickThis spoken word comedy track was recorded by Lenny Bruce at Ann’s 440 Club in  San Francisco in 1958. It was released on Lenny Bruce’s 1959 album The Sick Humor Of Lenny Bruce. Towards the end of the track Lenny Bruce says “Thanks  for the pepperoni”. The line was used as the title of the George Harrison instrumental Thanks For The Pepperoni from his 1970 album All Things Must Pass.

1935 Theme For An Imaginary Western – Jack Bruce (1969)

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Ringo Starr and Jack Bruce.

This song was written by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown (not to be confused with Peter Brown). It was first recorded by Jack Bruce in 1969. It was released on his 1969 album Songs For A Tailor. The song was part of the repertoire of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band and was sung by Jack Bruce.

1934 Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out Of Tune – Jack Bruce (1969)

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Songs For A Tailor.

Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out Of Tune was written by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown (not to be confused with Peter Brown). It was recorded by Jack Bruce in 1969. The recording features George Harrison on guitar. It was produced by Felix Pappalardi and was released on Jack Bruces’ 1969 album Songs For A Tailor. George Harrison was credited as L’Angelo Misterioso.

1933 Penina – Carlos Mendes (1969)

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Penina.

This song was written by Paul McCartney in 1968. It was first recorded by the band Jotta Herre in 1969. Portugueses singer Carlos Mendes recorded the song the same year. He released the song as a single in July 1969 with Wings Of Revenge on the B-side. Paul McCartney performed the song live with Jotta Herre in 1968. He also played part of the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

1932 Penina – Jotta Herre (1969)

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Jotta Herre.

Penina was written by Paul McCartney in 1968. He performed the song live with the band Jotta Herre at the Penina hotel in Portugal in 1968. Portugueses band Jotta Herre recorded the song in 1969. It was released on an EP in Portugal in March 1969. The EP also included the songs North,  To Grandma, and The Needing Of Love. The song was also released as a single with North on the B-side. The song has also been recorded by Carlos Mendes. Paul McCartney played part of the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.