2225 I’m A Fool To Care – Ringo Starr (1970)

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Klaus Voormann and Ringo Starr.

This song was written by Ted Daffan in 1940 and was first recorded by Ted Daffan’s Texans. Led Paul and Mary Ford recorded the song in 1954. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios. Ringo Starr’s version of the song was arranged by Klaus Voormann and produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra. It was released in 1970 on Ringo Starr’s album Sentimental Journey.

2217 Instant Karma! – Lennon/Ono With The Plastic Ono Band (1970)

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Instant Karma!

This song was written by John Lennon in 1970. It was first recorded by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios in London and was produced by Phil Spector. The recording features George Harrison, Klaus Voormann, Billy Preston, Yoko Ono, Mal Evans and Allen Klein. It was released as a single on the Apple Records label in 1970 with Who Has Seen The Wind? on the B-side. The single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart and number three on the Billboard Chart. The song was part of John Lennon’s live repertoire and he performed a live vocal over a mix of the song’s instrumental track twice for the BBC Television programme Top of The Pops in 1970. John Lennon performed the song live at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1972. A live version was released on the album Live In New York City in 1986.

Now Hear This: Instant Karma! – John Lennon (1986)

2213 Govinda – Radha Krishna Temple (1970)

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Govinda.

Govinda is the musical adaption of the world’s oldest poem, consisting of Govindam prayers. It was recorded by the Radha Krishna Temple at Trident Studios in 1970.The recording features Billy Preston, Donovan and Mary Hopkin on backing vocals and Klaus Voormann on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. George Harrison overdubbed lead guitar onto the track. The recording was produced by George Harrison. It was released as a single on the Apple Records label in 1970. The B-side was Govinda Jai Jai. The single reached number twenty-three on the UK Singles chart. It was later released on The Radha Krsna Temple album in 1971.

2209 Without You – Badfinger (1970)

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Filipino single.

Without You was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans. It was first recorded by Badfinger in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios in London and was produced by Geoff Emerick. Without You was first released on Badfinger’s 1970 album No Dice. The song was also released as a single in The Philippines in 1971. Paul McCartney liked the song calling it “the killer song of all time”. Harry Nilsson recorded the song in 1971. His version features Klaus Voormann on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. Harry Nilsson performed the song live with Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band at a one off show in 1992.

2188 My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston (1970)

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American single.

My Sweet Lord was written by George Harrison in 1969 and was first recorded by Billy Preston in 1970. It was recorded at Olympic Studios in London. The recording features The Edwin Hawkins Singers on backing vocals. The recording was produced by Billy Preston and George Harrison. It was first released on the 1970 album Encouraging Words. My Sweet Lord was released as a single in America in 1970. The B-side was Little Girl.

The song was also recorded by George Harrison in 1970. A demo version was released in 2011 on the George Harrison: Living In The Material World soundtrack. The demo version features Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman. The studio version was first released on the album All Things Must Pass in 1970. That version features Ringo Starr on drums, Klaus Voorman on bass and Billy Preston on piano. A live version recorded in 1971 at The Concert For Bangladesh features Ringo Starr on drums, Klaus Voorman on bass and Billy Preston on Hammond organ. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangladesh. Billy Preston also recorded the song live with King Curtis in 1971. That version was first released in 2005 on the box-set Don’t Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live At Fillmore West. The song was played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector among others. Billy Preston performed the song live during George Harrison’s 1974 North American tour. A live version recorded by George Harrison in Japan in 1991 was released on the 1992 album Live In Japan. George Harrison re-recorded the song in 2000. That version features Dhani Harrison on acoustic guitar. It was released in 2001 on the remastered version of the All Things Must Pass album. Billy Preston performed the song live in 2002 at the Concert For George. He was joined on stage by Paul McCartney on piano, Ringo Starr on drums and Dhani Harrison on acoustic guitar. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George.

Now Hear This: My Sweet Lord – George Harrison (1970)
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison (1992)
My Sweet Lord (2000) – George Harrison (2001)
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston (2003)
My Sweet Lord – King Curtis And Billy Preston (2005)
My Sweet Lord (Demo) – George Harrison (2011)

2185 Right Now – Billy Preston (1970)

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Billy Preston.

This song was written by Billy Preston. He recorded it in 1970. The recording was produced by George Harrison and Billy Preston. The recording features George Harrison on guitar and backing vocals and Ringo Starr on drums. The recording also features Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass and Doris Troy on backing vocals. It was released in 1970 on the album Encouraging Words.

2184 Encouraging Words – Billy Preston (1970)

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Encouraging Words.

Encouraging Words is the fifth studio album released by Billy Preston. The album was recorded at Trident Studios and Olympic Studios in London in 1969 and 1970. The album features George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voormann. The album was produced by George Harrison and Billy Preston and was released on the Apple Records label in 1970. The album contains thirteen tracks including versions of My Sweet Lord, I’ve Got A Feeling, and All Things Must Pass.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Right Now
2) Little Girl
3) Use What You Got
4) My Sweet Lord
5) Let The Music Play
6) The Same Thing Again
Side 2
1) I’ve Got A Feeling
2) Sing One For The Lord
3) When You Are Mine
4) I Don’t Want You To Prestend
5) Encouraging Words
6) All Things Must Pass
7) You’ve Been Acting Strange