1102 Can I Get A Witness – Steve Aldo (1964)

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The Griff Parry Five with Steve Aldo.

This song was written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. It was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1963. The song has also been recorded by The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, and Stevie Wonder among others. Liverpudlian singer Steve Aldo recorded the song in 1964. Merseybeat group The Griff Parry Five backed Steve Aldo on the recording. It was released as a single with Baby What You Want Me To Do on the B-side. Steve Aldo was a support act on Another Beatles Christmas Show in 1964/65. This was his latest single at the time.

0907 Can I Get A Witness – Marvin Gaye (1963)

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Marvin Gaye.

This song was written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. It was recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1963. It was released as a single with I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby on the B-side. It reached number twenty-two on the Billboard Chart. All four Beatles were fans of Marvin Gaye. When asked in 1964 which song he wish he had written, John Lennon’s first choice was Can I Get A Witness. The song has also been recorded by The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, and Stevie Wonder. Liverpudlian singer Steve Aldo recorded the song in 1964 and released it as a single.

Now Hear This : Can I Get A Witness – Steve Aldo (1964)

0515 Baby What You Want Me To Do – Jimmy Reed (1959)

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Jimmy Reed.

This song is sometimes called You Got Me Running. It was written and recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1959. It was released as a single with Caress Me, Baby on the B-side. It reached number ten on the R&B chart. It has been covered by The Everly Brothers, Etta James and Little Richard. Liverpudlian singers Billy Fury and Steve Aldo both recorded the song in 1964. The Beatles played the song in 1994 during a jam session at George’s home, Friar Park.

Now Hear This : Baby What You Want Me To Do – Steve Aldo (1964)