1999 Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969)

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Here Comes The Sun.

Here Comes The Sun was written by George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording does not feature John Lennon. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. In Japan the song was released as the B-side to Oh! Darling in 1970. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with The Inner Light.

The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed the song at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Billy Preston among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. George Harrison performed the song live with Paul Simon when he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. George Harrison also performed the song live at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Dave Edmunds among others. That version was released on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. He also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 features Eric Clapton on guitar. It was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. Joe Brown performed the song live at the Concert For George in 2002. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. George Harrison wrote an unofficial sequel to the song called Here Comes The Moon. It was released on his 1979 album George Harrison. Here Comes The Sun is mentioned in Ringo Starr’s 2003 song Never Without You.

Now Hear This: Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison (1978)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1987)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1992)
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown (2002)
Never Without You – Ringo Starr (2003)
Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

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1670 With A Little Help From My Friends – Joe Brown (1967)

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Joe Brown and George Harrison.

This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. Joe Brown recorded his version the same year. It was released as a single with Show Me Around on the B-side. The single reached number thirty-two on the UK Singles chart.

0962 I’ll See You In My Dreams – Cliff Edwards (1930)

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Cliff Edwards.

This song was written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn and was published in 1924. It was first recorded by Isham Jones and The Ray Miller Orchestra in 1925. Since then it has been recorded by Marion Harris, Guy Lombardo, Doris Day, Pat Boone, Paul Anka, and The Bachelors among others. Cliff Edwards recorded his version in 1930 and released it as a single. Joe Brown added the song to his repertoire after George Harrison sent him a copy of Cliff Edwards’ version. Joe Brown played the song at The Concert For George in 2002. That version was released in 2003 on the album Concert For George. A second live version was released on his 2011 album Live In Liverpool. Joe Brown recorded a studio version in 2012 and released it on his album The Ukulele Album.

Now Hear This : I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown (2003)
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown (2012)

0750 What A Crazy World We’re Living In – Joe Brown And The Bruvvers (1961)

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Joe Brown and George Harrison.

This song was written by Alan Klein (not to be confused with Allen Klein) in 1961. It was recorded by Joe Brown and The Bruvvers and released as a single. The B-side was Pop Corn. It reached number thirty-seven on the UK Singles chart. It was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by George.

0665 The Sheik Of Araby – Joe Brown and The Bruvvers (1961)

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Joe Brown Live!

The Sheik Of Araby was written in 1921 by Harry B. Smith, Ted Snyder and Francis Wheeler. It was originally called The Sheik and was first recorded by Joseph Knecht’s Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra. Over the years the song has been recorded by Fats Waller, Fats Domino, Django Reinhardt and The Everly Brothers among others. Joe Brown and The Bruvvers added the song to their repertoire around 1961. George Harrison was a big fan of Joe Brown and saw him perform The Sheik of Araby on TV in 1961. The Beatles added the song to their repertoire and based their version on Joe Brown’s arrangement. George Harrison sang the lead vocals. A live version recorded by Joe Brown and The Bruvvers was released in 1963 on the album Joe Brown Live! The Beatles recorded the song for their Decca audition in 1962. That version was later released on Anthology 1 in 1995.

Now Hear This : The Sheik Of Araby – The Beatles (1995)

0656 Shine – Joe Brown (1961)

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Joe Brown.

This song was written by Cecil Mack, Ford Dabney and Lew Brown in 1910. It was originally titled That’s Why They Call Me Shine. It was first recorded in 1924 by The California Ramblers. Since then it has been recorded by Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and Frankie Laine. It was recorded by Joe Brown in 1961 and released as a single. The B-side was The Switch. It reached number thirty-three in the UK Singles chart. The Beatles added it to their repertoire and it was sung by George.