0780 If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody – James Ray (1962)

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If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody.

This song was written by Rudy Clark. It was first recorded by James Ray in 1962. It was released as a single with It’s Been A Drag on the B-side. It reached number ten on the R&B Chart and number twenty-two on the Billboard Chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. It was also part of the repertoires of The Big Three and Gerry And The Pacemakers. The single was on John Lennon’s 1965 jukebox. The song has also been recorded by Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, Freddie And The Dreamers and Aretha Franklin.

0764 Where Have You Been All My Life – Arthur Alexander (1962)

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Arthur Alexander.

This song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. It was first recorded by Arthur Alexander in 1962. It was released as a single with Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) on the B-side. It reached number fifty-eight on the Billboard chart. Gerry And The Pacemakers covered the song in 1963 and released it on their album How Do You Like It? The Searchers covered the song in 1964 and their version was released on the album It’s The Searchers. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. A live version was recorded in 1962. It was released in 1977 on the US version of Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Now Hear This : Where Have You Been? – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)
Where Have You Been? — The Searchers (1964)
Where Have You Been (All My Life) – The Beatles (1977)

0754 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) – Roy Orbison (1962)

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Roy Orbison.

Cindy Walker wrote this song in 1962. It was first recorded by Roy Orbison and released as a single with The Actress on the B-side. It reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by Paul. The Beatles recorded the song for BBC Radio in 1962. The recording remains unreleased.  The song was also part of Gerry And The Pacemakers’ repertoire. It has also been recorded by Bruce Channel, The Marvelettes, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes and Del Shannon.

0675 A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Arthur Alexander (1961)

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Arthur Alexander.

Terry Thompson wrote this song and it was first recorded by Arthur Alexander in 1961. It was first released as a single in America in 1961. It wasn’t released in the UK until 1962. It was the B-side to You Better Move On. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. The Beatles recorded the song for BBC radio. One version was released in 1994 on the album Live At The BBC. Another version was released in 2013 on the album The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 . They also played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Gerry And The Pacemakers recorded the song in 1963. Their version was released on the album How Do You Like It? Cilla Black recorded the song in 1963 at Abbey Road Studios. Her version was released in 1997 on the album The Abbey Road Decade: 1963-1973.

Now Hear This : A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – The Beatles (1994)
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Cilla Black (1997)
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – The Beatles (2013)

0658 You’re The Reason – Bobby Edwards (1961)

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Bobby Edwards.

This song was written by Bobby Edwards, Terry Imes-Fell and Fred Henley. It was first recorded by Bobby Edwards in 1961. He released it as a single and it reached number four on the Country Singles chart and number eleven on the Billboard chart. The B-side was I’m A Fool For Loving You. In America the single was re-released with Walk Away Slowly on the B-side. The song has also been recorded by Arthur Alexander, Johnny Burnette and Hank Snow. Gerry and The Pacemakers covered the song in 1963. Their version was released on the album How Do You Like It?

Now Hear This : You’re The Reason – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)

0647 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – Fats Domino (1961)

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Fats Domino.

Hank Williams wrote and recorded this song in 1952. It was released as a single with Window Shopping on the B-side. It was based on the traditional Cajun song Grand Texas. That song was recorded by Papa Cario and His Boys as Big Texas in 1951. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) has been recorded by Jo Stafford, Paul Anka and Jerry Lee Lewis among others. Fats Domino recorded his version in 1961 and released it as a single. The single, with You Win Again on the B-side, was released in the UK in 1962. The B-side in America was I Hear You Knocking.

The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire. Gerry And The Pacemakers covered the song in 1963. It was released on their album How Do You Like It. It was also released as a single in 1964. Tony Sheridan released a version of the song in 1964 on the album Just A Little Bit Of Tony Sheridan. He released a second version with The Beat Brothers in 1965 on the album Meet The Beat. A live version recorded at The Starclub by Johnny and The Hurricanes was released in 1980 on the album Live At The Starclub. A live version by The Searchers recorded at The Iron Door was released on The Iron Door Sessions in 2002.

Now Hear This : Jambalaya – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)
Jambalaya – Tony Sheridan (1964)
Jambalaya – Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers (1965)
Jambalaya – The Searchers (2002)

0614 I’ll Be There – Bobby Darin (1960)

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Gerry And The Pacemakers at The Cavern Club.

Bobby Darin wrote and recorded this song in 1960. In America it was released as a single with Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey on the B-side. It reached number seventy-nine on the Billboard chart. In the UK it was the B-side to Somebody To Love. It was the epilogue song at The Cavern Club. Gerry And The Pacemakers covered the song in 1965. Their version was produced by George Martin and released as a single. Rory Storm And The Hurricans recorded the song at EMI Studios in 1964. Their version remains unreleased.

Now Hear This : I’ll Be There – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1965)

0567 You Win Again – Jack Scott (1960)

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Jack Scott.

This song was written by Hank Williams and was recorded by him in 1952. It was released at the B-side to Settin’ The Woods On Fire. The song has been covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty among others. Jack Scott recorded his version in 1960 and released it on the album I Remember Hank Williams. Gerry and The Pacemakers released their version in 1965 on the album I’ll Be There. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Now Hear This : You Win Again – Gerry and The Pacemakers (1965)

0555 Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Eddie Cochran (1960)

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Hallelujah, I Love Her So.

Ray Charles wrote this song in 1956. He was the first to recorded it. Since then it has been recorded by Peggy Lee, Connie Francis and Jerry Lee Lewis. The song was recorded by Eddie Cochran in 1960. His version was released as a single with Little Angel on the B-side. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the single. Gerry and The Pacemakers recorded the song in 1965. It was released in 1984 on the album The Very Best of Gerry and the Pacemakers.
The song became part of The Quarrymen’s repertoire and they recorded it on a private tape in 1960. That version was released on Anthology 1 in 1995. It was also part of The Beatles’ repertoire and a live version recorded in 1962 was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The group also played the song in 1969 during the Let It Be sessions.

Now Hear This : Hallelujah, I Love Her So – The Beatles (1977)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Gerry and The Pacemakers (1984)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So – The Beatles (1995)

0509 Pretend – Carl Mann (1959)

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Carl Mann.

This song was written in 1952 by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman and Frank Levere. The song has been covered by Nat King Cole and Brenda Lee. Carl Mann recorded his version in 1959. It was released as a single with Rockin’ Love on the B-side. It reached number fifty-seven on the Billboard chart. Gerry and The Pacemakers covered the song in 1963. It was first released on their album How Do You Like It?

Now Hear This : Pretend – Gerry and The Pacemakers (1963)