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Covered With Soul Vol. 15 – Beatles Edition 2

October 11th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

October 11 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first single, Love Me Do, entering the UK charts. Just seven years later, the group would, for all intents and purposes, be finished. In real money, imagine Love Me Do came out in October 2005; next April Paul will announce the break-up of the band. In that time, the group re-invented itself several times and changed pop music. After 12 years, Coldplay still sound the bloody same.

The first of the two Beatles editions of the Covered With Soul series was very well received. Here then is the second mix. Daringly, I kick it off with what I think is the weakest of the 23 tracks; it is also one of the most interesting simply because You Can’t Do That doesn’t get covered much.

Also quite fascinating is the notion of Little Richard covering I Saw Her Standing There, a song he obviously helped inspire. His recording from 1970 turns the rock & roll stomper into a Southern Soul number.

Naturally there are several covers here that give the original songs a thorough working over. Bobby Taylor gives Eleanor Rigby the sort of treatment Isaac Hayes would give Bacharach/David songs (or, indeed, Harrison’s Something, which here is brilliantly reworked by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas). Roy Redmond gives Good Day Sunshine a Southern Soul twist, while Chris Clark turns Got To Get You Into My Life — Paul’s first attempt at writing a soul song — into a Motown number.

Billy Preston was the only non-Beatle to be credited on a Beatles record (Get Back). His version of Blackbird is a highlight on this mix.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R, and includes a homebrewed cover. Password  is in the comments section.

1. Diana Ross & The Supremes – You Can’t Do That (1964)
2. Al Green – I Want To Hold Your Hand (1969)
3. Little Richard – I Saw Her Standing There (1970)
4. Stevie Wonder – We Can Work It Out (1970)
5. Bobby Taylor – Eleanor Rigby (1969)
6. Junior Parker – Taxman (1971)
7. Roy Redmond – Good Day Sunshine (1967)
8. Chris Clark – Got To Get You Into My Life (1967)
9. Four Tops – The Fool On The Hill (1969)
10. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Something (1970)
11. Cissy Houston – The Long And Winding Road (1970)
12. The Five Stairsteps – Dear Prudence (1970)
13. The Meters – Come Together (mid-’70s)
14. The Undisputed Truth – With A Little Help From My Friends (1973)
15. Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones – Day Tripper (1967)
16. Billy Preston – Blackbird (1972)
17. Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes – Get Back (1969)
18. The Temptations – Hey Jude (1969)
19. Randy Crawford – Don’t Let Me Down (1976)
20. Esther Phillips – And I Love Him (1965)
21. Una Valli – Yesterday (1968)
22. Aretha Franklin – Let It Be (1970)
23. Booker T. & The MG’s – Lady Madonna (1969)



More great Beatles stuff:
Beatles Recovered: A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles Recovered: Beatles For Sale
Beatles Recovered: Help!
Beatles Recovered: Rubber Soul
Beatles Recovered: Revolver
Beatles Recovered: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club  Band
Beatles Revovered: Magical Mystery Tour
Beatles Recovered: White Album
Beatles Recovered: Yellow Submarine
Wordless: Any Major Beatles Instrumentals
Covered With Soul Vol. 14 – Beatles Edition 1
Covered With Soul Vol. 15 – Beatles Edition 2

Any Major Beatles Covers: 1962-66

Any Major Beatles Covers: 1967-68
Any Major Beatles Covers: 1968-70
Any Bizarre Beatles
Beatles Album tracks and B-Sides Vol. 1
Beatles Album tracks and B-Sides Vol. 2
Beatles Reunited: Everest (1971)
Beatles Reunited: Live ’72 (1972)
Beatles Reunited: Smile Away (1972)
Beatles Reunited: Photographs (1974)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    October 11th, 2012 at 07:04 | #1

    PW: amdwhah

  2. bostig
    October 11th, 2012 at 16:44 | #2

    Thanks a lot

  3. Julie
    October 11th, 2012 at 18:08 | #3

    I downloaded your file, but was sad to see that it’s a Window .exe file. Is there a way for us Mac users to access it?

  4. carol
    October 11th, 2012 at 20:47 | #4

    Same question as Julie, my dear … sad to miss out on this one. (Still lovin’ it, though – thank you!)

  5. halfhearteddude
    October 11th, 2012 at 21:08 | #5

    It should be a *.rar file which you can extract with the small programme you can get here: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5169-winrar-for-mac.html

  6. wiley prybar
    October 22nd, 2012 at 00:52 | #6

    Another fine-looking set of Fabs covers! Where do you turn all these up!? Looking forward to hearing it, many thanks.

  7. Tim
    November 24th, 2012 at 23:19 | #7

    I’ve tried downloading with the links provided but my download manger doesn’t like these sites when you try and go for the ‘free’ download. I’ve always found that Mediafire has worked wonders for free downloads. Just sayin’.
    Still love this site though. Thanks for the great work you do.

  8. halfhearteddude
    November 26th, 2012 at 07:30 | #8

    They are working fine with me, using JDownloader and manually, Tim. Mediafire habe a rigorous deletion policy, so I don’t use them anymore.

  9. Bruce
    March 27th, 2013 at 02:12 | #9

    Any chance we can get you to re-up the #1 compilation in this collection?
    It isn’t showing up anymore at RareFile… (but #2 is still available).

  10. halfhearteddude
    March 27th, 2013 at 12:01 | #10
  11. Bruce
    March 27th, 2013 at 18:36 | #11

    thank you!

  12. robert
    July 12th, 2013 at 10:10 | #12

    loved the first one, any chance i could find the 2nd. i know its an old post but damn u hit the mark on diss one

  13. robert
    July 12th, 2013 at 10:19 | #13

    i Just answered my own ? my bad. love ur mixes though

  14. Cidinha
    March 24th, 2014 at 22:03 | #14

    Hi, I loved to have found your site.
    I really thank you for the records I was able to get.
    I would like to ask you if it would be possible to repost (Covered With Soul Vol. 15 – Beatles Edition 2), because I wasn’t able to download any of the links.
    thank you very much

  15. April 12th, 2014 at 16:41 | #15

    Hi there,
    all of the 3 links are displayed as invalid. Could You please re-up. ;-)

  16. halfhearteddude
    April 15th, 2014 at 12:09 | #16

    New link is up.

  17. April 15th, 2014 at 13:15 | #17

    Thank you very much !

  18. January 29th, 2015 at 20:25 | #18

    Just trying to organize my wonderful halfhearted mixes and this one is down. This one looks killer and I’m not sure how I missed it the first time around.

  19. halfhearteddude
    January 30th, 2015 at 07:42 | #19

    New link is up.

  20. February 12th, 2015 at 19:46 | #20

    Thanks Dude. I always enjoy reading the blog and listening to the mixes. Hours of enjoyment on both counts.

  21. PlasticSoulMan
    September 28th, 2016 at 22:36 | #21

    Love these – thanks a lot!

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