1053 Needles And Pins – The Searchers (1964)

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Needles And Pins.

Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono wrote this song in 1963 and it was first recorded by Jackie DeShannon. Merseybeat group The Searchers recorded the song in 1963 and released it as a single in 1964. The B-side was Saturday Night Out. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and number thirteen on the Billboard chart. It was their second number one single in the UK. Merseybeat group Denny Seyton And The Sabres recorded the somg for their 1964 album It’s The Gear (14 Hits). Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers With Stevie Nicks released a live version in 1985 on the album Pack Up The Plantation : Live. John Lennon liked this song and he played part of it during rehearsals for Saturday Club in 1964.

Now Hear This : Needles And Pins – Denny Seyton And The Sabres (1964)
Needles And Pins – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers With Stevie Nicks (1985)

0963 Hippy Hippy Shake – The Swinging Blue Jeans (1963)

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Hippy Hippy Shake.

The Hippy Hippy Shake was written and recorded by Chan Romero in 1959. Merseybeat group The Swinging Blue Jeans recorded their version in 1963. It was released as a single with Now I Must Go on the B-side. It went to number two on the UK Singles chart. It was released in America in 1964 and reached number twenty-four on the Billboard chart. The Beatles recorded the song five times for BBC Radio. Their first version pre-dates The Swinging Blue Jeans’ version and was released in 1994 on the album Live At The BBC. Merseybeat groups Denny Seyton & The Sabres and King Size Taylor & The Dominoes both released versions in 1964.The song has also been recorded by Liverpudlian singer Billy Fury.

Now Hear This : Hippy Hippy Shake – The Swinging Blue Jeans (1963)
Hippy, Hippy Shake – King Size Taylor & The Dominoes (1964)
Hippy Hippy Shake – Denny Seyton & The Sabres (1964)
Hippy Hippy Shake – The Beatles (1994)

0497 House of Bamboo – Andy Williams (1959)

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Andy Williams.

This song was written by Bill Crompton and Norman Murrells. It was recorded by Andy Williams in 1959 and released as the B-side of Hawaiian Wedding Song. The single went number eleven on the Billboard chart. Merseybeat group Denny Seyton and The Sabres covered the song in 1964. It was later released on the album Unearthed Merseybeat in 2003.

Now Hear This : House Of Bamboo – Denny Seyton and The Sabres (2003)

0384 Big River – Johnny Cash (1958)

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Johnny Cash.

This song was written and recorded by Johnny Cash in 1958. It was released as a single on Sun Records. The B-side was Come In Stranger. It was also released on his album Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous. Merseybeat group Denny Seyton and The Sabres recorded the song in 1963 and it was later released on Unearthed Merseybeat Vol 2 in 2004. John Lennon sang the song during the filming of Bob Dylan’s 1966 documentary Eat The Document.

Now Hear This : Big River – Denny Seyton and The Sabres (2004)