1336 Mister Twist – Tony Sheridan (1962)

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Mister Twist.

This EP is made up of four tracks recorded by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles in 1961. The EP was released in France on the Polydor label in April 1962. It was credited to Tony Sheridan. The EP was never released outside of France. The cover photo was taken by Astrid Kirchherr. The EP contains the first release of the tracks Cry For A Shadow and Why.

Tracklist :
Side 1
1) When The Saints
2) Cry For A Shadow
Side 2
1) My Bonnie
2) Why

1148 Nobody’s Child – The Beatles With Tony Sheridan (1964)

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American single.

This song was written by Cy Coben and Mel Foree. It was recorded by Hank Snow in 1949. Tony Sheridan recorded the song in 1961. He was backed by The Beatles. It was recorded at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany in June 1961. It was produced by Bert Kaempfert. It was first released in Germany on the 1964 album The Beatles’ First. In America it was released as the B-side to Ain’t She Sweet in 1964. The song was recorded by The Traveling Wilburys in 1990 for the benefit album Nobody’s Child: Romanian Angel Appeal. That version was released as a single.

Now Hear This : Nobody’s Child – The Traveling Wilburys (1990)

1147 If You Love Me, Baby – The Beatles With Tony Sheridan (1964)

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UK single.

This song was written by Charles Singleton and Waldenese Hall. It was recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1959. The song is also known as Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby. Tony Sheridan recorded the song in 1961. He was backed by The Beatles. It was recorded at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany in June 1961 and was produced by Bert Kaempfert. It was first released on the German album The Beatles’ First in 1964. It was also released as the B-side to Ain’t She Sweet in Germany and the UK. In America it was released as the B-side to Sweet Georgia Brown.

1141 Why – Tony Sheridan (1962)

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UK EP.

This song was written by Bill Crompton and Tony Sheridan. It was first recorded by Tony Sheridan in 1961. He was backed by The Beatles. It was recorded at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany in June 1961 and was produced by Bert Kaempfert. The song was first released on the French EP Mister Twist in 1962. It was released in the UK on an EP in June 1963. The EP was credited to Tony Sheridan With The Beatles and was released on the Polydor label. The EP also included My Bonnie, Cry For A Shadow, and The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In). The song was released as a single in America in 1964 with Cry For A Shadow on the B-side. In the UK it was the B-side to Cry For A Shadow. The song was also recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers in 1961. Their version was titled Why Oh Why and was released in 2004 on the album Unearthed Merseybeat Vol. 2.

Now Hear This: Why Oh Why – Gerry And The Pacemakers (2004)

1140 Cry For A Shadow – Tony Sheridan (1962)

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UK EP.

This instrumental song was written by John Lennon and George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1961. It was recorded at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany in June 1961 and was produced by Bert Kaempfert. It was first released on the EP, Mistet Twist in France in April 1962 and was credited to Tony Sheridan. Cry For A Shadow was released on an EP in the UK in June 1963. The EP was released on the Polydor label and was credited to Tony Sheridan With The Beatles. The EP also included My Bonnie, The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In), and Why. Cry For A Shadow was released as a single in the UK and Germany in 1964 and was credited to The Beatles. In America it was released as the B-side to Why in 1964.

1027 Sweet Georgia Brown – The Beatles With Tony Sheridan (1964)

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American single.

 

This song was written by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey in 1925. Since then it has been recorded by Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles among others. The Beatles recorded the song in 1962 at Studio Rahlstedt in Hamburg, Germany. Tony Sheridan later overdubbed his vocals and that version was released on the German EP Ya Ya in 1962. Tony Sheridan recorded new vocals with new lyrics in 1964. The new lyrics make references to The Beatles. In Germany the song was released as the B-side to Skinny Minny in 1964. It was released as Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers. In America it was released as a single with Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby on the B-side. That single was released as The Beatles With Tony Sheridan. Tony Sheridan recorded a third version for the album Just A Little Bit Of Tony Sheridan in 1964.

Now Hear This : Sweet Georgia Brown – Tony Sheridan (1964)

1026 Sweet Georgia Brown – Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers (1962)

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Greek single of Sweet Georgia Brown

Sweet Georgia Brown was written in 1925 by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey. It was first recorded by Ben Bermie and His Hotel Rossevely Orchestra in 1925. The Beatles recorded the backing track for Sweet Georgia Brown at Studio Rahlstedt in Hamburg, Germany in May 1962. The recording features Roy Young on piano. Tony Sheridan later overdubbed his vocals. That version was released on the German EP Ya Ya in 1962. It was released as Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers. The EP included versions of Ya Ya and Skinny Minny that did not feature The Beatles. The song was also released as the B-side to Ya Ya Part 1 in Greece in 1963. Tony Sheridan re-recorded his vocals with changed lyrics in 1964. A third version by Tony Sheridan was released on the album Just A Little Bit Of Tony Sheridan in 1964. The song has also been recorded by Conway Twitty, Trini Lopez, and Nancy Sinatra among others.

Now Hear This : Sweet Georgia Brown – The Beatles With Tony Sheridan (1964)
Sweet Georgia Brown – Tony Sheridan (1964)