Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst (Music)
Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst explores the music of the sixties with an emphasis on British Invasion and Mersey Beat. It then traces those branches to the present day by playing music that echoes the music of the sixties including power pop, jangle pop, pub rock, glitter and glam rock, neo-psychedelia and indie pop.
With Rich Reese
Thu Aug 16th 2012 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Marlene Dietrich “Falling In Love Again” from single (HMV 1930) —It was August 14th, 2008 when Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst made its debut on KDHX. Every year I have celebrated by playing 2 hours of Beatles cover songs. This year for the show's 4th anniversary thought I'd do the opposite; 2 hours of songs covered or perfBuy it!
Arthur Alexander “Anna” from A Shot of Rhythm & Soul (Ace 1982) —A song that reached #68 on the billboard charts in 1962. Covered by The Beatles on thier Please Please Me album and on Introducing and The Early Beatles here in the States. Written by Arthur as well.Buy it!
Ritchie Barrett “Some Other Guy” from single (Atlantic 1962) —The song was recorded by The Beatles during a live BBC radio session and included on the album Live at the BBC. Barrett's version was released in 1962.Buy it!
Bobby Vee “Take Good Care Of My Baby” from The Legendary Masters Series: Bobby Vee (EMI Catalog (USA) 2011) —A #1 hit for Bobby in 1961. The Beatles recorded a version sung by George on their failed Decca Audition in January of 1962. Perhaps they wanted to show they could do the hits of the day.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Memphis” from The Great Eighty Eight (MCA Chess 1959) R —One of at least Eight songs The Beatles recorded by Chuck Berry. This one can be found on The Beatles Live At The BBC. It was originally released in 1959 by Chuck on the flip side of "Back in the USA". A Request from Wayne G,Buy it!
Joe Brown and The Bruvvers “A Picture Of You” from Joe Brown - His Very Best (Polygram 2008) —Released in 1962. Performed on the BBC by The Beatles which the song was still on the charts where it reached #2 on the UK charts.Buy it!
Peggy Lee “Till There Was You” from Latin Ala Lee! (CAPITOL 1960) R —In March 1961, "Till There Was You" was a minor hit in the UK for Peggy Lee and was part of The Beatles early stage show. It was also recorded for their failed Decca auditions and then on With The Beatles and on Meet The Beatles in the States. A request bBuy it!
Dr. Feelgood and the Interns “Mr. Moonlight” from Single (B-SIDE) (okeh 1962) R —y blues pianist Piano Red, recording as "Dr. Feelgood and the Interns". It was released as a B-side of a minor R&B hit. Covered by The Beatles on the 1964 albums Beatles for Sale in the United Kingdom and Beatles '65 in the United States. A request by TonBuy it!
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio “Lonesome Tears In My Eyes” from The Johnny Burnete Trio Volume 2 (MCA 1983) —Recorded in 1956 by the Trio and performed by The Beatles on their BBC Set. The Beatles performed it in 1963.Buy it!
The Coasters “Three Cool Cats” from 50 Coastin' Classics (Rhino 1992) —This was the flip of "Charlie Brown" and was part of the set list from the Beatles' Decca audition. Written by Leiber and Stoller.Buy it!
Little Eva “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Single Version)” from One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found (Rhino 2005) —A #14 hit for her in 1962, The Beatles performed it for BBC radio in January of 1963.Buy it!
The Donays “Devil in His Heart” from Single (Correc-tpne Records 1962) —A relatively obscure record that George probably picked up when he visited his sister in America in 1963. Another cover The Beatles included on their With The Beatles album.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “So How Come (No One Loves Me)” from A Date With the Everly Brothers (Warner Bros. 1960) —Another Beatles BBC performance, recorded in 1963 which can be found on their Live At The BBC set.Buy it!
The Crickets “Don't You Ever Change” from Something Old, Something New, Something Blue, Somethin' Else!!! (Liberty 1963) —The Crickets version reached the top 5 in the United Kingdom. The Beatles performed the song on their BBC radio show Pop Go the Beatles, which was later released on their 1994 compilation Live at the BBCBuy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Act Naturally” from single (CAPITOL 1963) —This #1 Country single was released in 1963 and was sung by Ringo on The Beatles on the UK version of Help! - also as the flip side of "Yesterday" in the U.S.Buy it!
Frank Ifield “I REMEMBER YOU” from Frank Ifield - The Essential Collection (EMI UK 1997) —This single reached #3 in England in 1963, but did not chart in the U.S. The Beatles included it in their early stage show. A version can be found on their Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962.Buy it!
Eddie Fontaine “Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)” from single (Sunbeam 1958) —This track reached #64 on the charts the year of its release (1958). Performed on BBC Radio in 1963 and was issued on their BBC set.Buy it!
The Jodimars “Clara-Bella” from single (CAPITOL 1956) —A non-charting song from the remnants of Bill Haley's Comets. The Beatles altered this one considerably when they performed it on BBC Radio in 1963. It can be found on the Live At The BBC compilation released in 1994.Buy it!
Johnny Preston “LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE” from Single (Mercury 1961) —Recorded on August 14, 1964, during the recording sessions for Beatles for Sale, and would eventually be released in 1995 on The Beatles Anthology I release.Buy it!
Elvis Presley “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” from single SINGLE (Sun 1955) —Released in 1955 as a single with "Mystery Train" on the flipside. The Beatles, featuring George Harrison on lead vocal performed this in 1964 on BBC Radio. A version of their cover can be found on Live at The BBC.Buy it!
Carl Perkins “Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby” from Original Sun Greatest Hits CD COMP (Rhino 1957) —Originally reseased by Perkins in 1957 on his Dance Album of ... Carl Perkins record and covered by The Beatles in '64 and released on The Beatles '65 record in the States.Buy it!
The Olympics “Shimmy Like Kate” from Best of The Olympics (Klub Music Publishing 2012) —From around 1961. The Beatles performed this song often in their stage shows and a version of it mistitled "Shimmy Shimmy" can be found on Live at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962.Buy it!
The Isley Brothers “Twist And Shout” from Single (WAND 1962) —The Isley Brothers took their version, a cover of "Shake it up Baby" by The Top Notes, up to # 20 on the charts. The Beatles recorded it on their debut album, Please Please Me.Buy it!
Little Richard “Kansas City (Hey Hey Hey!)” from single (Reprise 1970) —This made it to #26 back in '59 and was covered by The Beatles on Thier Beatles For Sale album in 1964. Another request by Wayne G.Buy it!
The Shirelles “Baby I'ts You” from single (Unknown 1961) —A single in 1961, the song reached number three on the R&B chart and peaking at number eight on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The Beatles version can be found on Please Please Me.Buy it!
Barrett Strong “Money (That’s What I Want)” from Single (Tamla 1959) —Strong's version reached #2 on the R&B Charts and just missed the top 20 on the Pop Charts. The Beatles version appears on their With The Beatles album.Buy it!
The Vipers Skiffle Group “MAGGIE MAE” from The Very Best of the Vipers Skiffle Group (EMI UK 2003) —Recorded by The Vipers Skiffle Group in 1957 - and produced by future Beatles producer George Martin. The Beatles had a long history of performing this one dating back to their Quarrymen days. They included a snippet on thier Let It Be album in 1970.Buy it!
The Miracles “YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME” from The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962 (Hip-O Select / Motown 2005) —This was a top 10 hit for The Miracles in 1962. The Fabs recorded it a year later for their With The Beatles album.Buy it!
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