2086 Beatles And The M.B.E – Lord Short Shirt (1965)

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Beatles And The M.B.E.

This song was written by McLean Emmanuel. The song’s lyrics are about The Beatles receiving the M.B.E. Musically, the song references The Beatles’ songs I Should Have Known Better, A Hard Day’s Night, I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, and Twist And Shout. The song was recorded by McLean Emmanuel in 1965 and was released under his pseudonym Lord Short Shirt. It was released as a single in Barbados with Run Shorty Run on the B-side.

1771 Twist And Shout – Brian Poole And The Tremeloes (1963)

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Brian Poole And The Tremeloes.

Twist And Shout was written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns (later credited as Bert Russell). It was first recorded by The Top Notes under the title Shake It Up, Baby in 1961. The Beatles recorded the song for their 1963 album Please Please Me.  The album was released in March 1963. Brian Poole And The Tremeloes recorded the song later the same year. Their version is similar to The Beatles’ version. It was produced by Mike Smith and released as a single on the Decca label in June 1963. The B-Side was We Know. Twist And Shout reached number four on the UK Singles chart. Brian Poole and The Tremeloes were signed to Decca at the same time The Beatles were rejected by them. Twist And Shout was their first hit single in the UK.

1115 Call Up The Groups (Medley) – The Barron-Knights With Duke D’Mond (1964)

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The Barron-Knights.

This parody song was recorded by The Barron-Knights With Duke D’Mond in 1964. The song parodies six songs by various groups and includes parody versions of The Rolling Stones’ version of I Wanna Be Your Man and The Beatles’ version of Twist And Shout. The song was released as a single in two parts. It went to number three on the UK Singles chart.

0978 Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1963)

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Twist And Shout.

Phil Medley and Bert Berns (later credited as Bert Russell) wrote this song in 1961. It was first recorded by The Top Notes and was originally titled Shake It Up, Baby. It was recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1962. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and a live version was recorded in 1962. It was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The Beatles recorded the song in 1963 for their album Please Please Me. It was recorded at EMI Studios and produced by George Martin. It was also released as a single in America in 1964. It reached number two on the Billboard chart. The B-Side was There’s A Place. A live version recorded in 1963 at the Royal Variety Performance was released in 1995 on the album Anthology 1. A excerpt recorded in 1964 at The Hollywood Bowl wads used on the 1964 album The Beatles’ Story. Another live version recorded at The Hollywood Bowl in 1965 was released on the 1977 album The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl. The Beatles also recorded the song for BBC Radio and one version was released on the album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 in 2013. Another BBC version was released on the 2013 album The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963. They also played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

John Lennon played the song during a jam session for his birthday in 1971 along with Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and Klaus Voormann among others. Twist And Shout was performed by Taj Mahal and The Graffiti Band in 1987. The band included George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and John Fogerty among other. Taj Mahal and John Fogerty shared the lead vocal. George Harrison and Ringo Starr performed the song live in 1988 at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. They were joined on stage by Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Elton John among others. George shared the lead vocals with Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. The song has also been recorded by Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, The Miracles, The Kingsmen, Tina Turners, The Mamas And The Papas, and The Searchers among others.

Now Hear This : Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1977)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1977)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1995)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (2013)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (2013)

0766 Twist And Shout -The Isley Brothers (1962)

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Twist And Shout.

This song was written in 1961 by Phil Medley and Bert Berns (later credited as Bert Russell). It was originally titled Shake It Up, Baby and was first recorded by The Top Notes. Their version was produced by Phil Spector. The song was covered by The Isley Brothers in 1962. Their version was released as a single with Spanish Twist on the B-side. It reached number seventeen on the Billboard chart and number two on the R&B chart. In the UK it reached number forty-two on the Singles chart.

The song became part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. A live version recorded in 1962 was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. A live version recorded in 1963 was released on the album Anthology 1 in 1995. Another live version recorded in 1965 was released on the 1977 album The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl. They also recorded the song for BBC radio and one version was released in 2013 on the album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2. A second BBC version was released on the album The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 in 2013.

The Beatles recorded the song in 1963 for their début album Please Please Me. They also played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The Beatles took their famous ‘whoo’ from Twist And Shout and used it in many of their early songs including I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, and She Loves You. The song has also been recorded by Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, The Miracles, The Kingsmen, Tina Turners, and The Mamas And The Papas. Merseybeat group The Searchers recorded the song in 1963 and released it on their album Meet The Searchers.

The Isley Brothers’ version was on John Lennon’s 1965 jukebox. He played the song during a jam session for his birthday in 1971. The jam included Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and Klaus Voormann among others. Twist And Shout was performed by Taj Mahal and The Graffiti Band in 1987. The band included George Harrison, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty among other. Taj Mahal and John Fogerty shared the lead vocal. George Harrison and Ringo Starr performed the song live in 1988 at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. They were joined on stage by Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Elton John among others. George shared the lead vocals with Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.

Now Hear This : Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1963)
Twist And Shout – The Searchers (1963)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1977)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1977)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1995)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (2013)
Twist And Shout – The Beatles (2013)