0463 Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey – Little Richard (1959)

kansas city little richard british

Kansas City.

Kansas City was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. It became a number one hit for Wilbert Harrison in 1959. Hey,Hey,Hey,Hey was written by Little Richard and was first released as the B-side to Good Golly, Miss Molly in 1958. Little Richard combined the two songs in a medley in 1959. He released it as a single with Lonesome And Blue on the B-side. The Beatles covered the song in 1964 for their album Beatles For Sale. Take 2 was later released on Anthology 1 in 1995. It was also part of their repertoire and a live version recorded in 1962 was released on the 1977 album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. They also performed the song live for BBC radio and a version can be heard on the 1994 album Live At The BBC. Another BBC version was released on the 2013 album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2. Pete Best recorded the song in 1965 and it was released as the B-side to Boys. Paul McCartney recorded the song in 1987. It was first released on the single of Once Upon a Long Ago. Paul has performed the song live and a live version appears on the 1993 album Paul Is Live. Another live version, recorded in 1997, was released in 1998 on the album Music For Montserrat.

Now Hear This : Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (1964)
Kansas City – Peter Best (1965)
Kansas City/Hey,Hey,Hey,Hey – The Beatles (1977)
Kansas City – Paul McCartney (1987)
Kansas City – Paul McCartney (1993)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (1994)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (1995)
Kansas City – Paul McCartney (1998)
Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – The Beatles (2013)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s