Episode 54 – Songs The Beatles Covered

The Beatles are more famous for the songs that they wrote themselves, but on their early releases, they filled out their LPs (and one EP) with songs written by other people. Here we look at the songs The Beatles covered. 

  • Anna (Go To Him) – Arthur Alexander
  • Chains – The Cookies
  • Boys – The Shirelles
  • Baby, It’s You – The Shirelles
  • A Taste Of Honey – Billy Dee Williams
  • Twist & Shout – The Top Notes
  • ‘Till I Met You – Eileen Wilson
  • Please Mr Postman – The Marvelettes
  • Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
  • You Really Got a Hold On Me – The Miracles 
  • Devil In Her Heart – The Donays
  • Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong
  • Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
  • Slow Down – Larry Williams
  • Matchbox – Carl Perkins
  • Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
  • Mr Moonlight – Dr Feelgood and the Interns (aka Piano Red)
  • Kansas City – Little Willie Littlefield
  • Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey – Little Richard
  • Words Of Love – Buddy Holly
  • Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins
  • Everybody’ Tryin’ To be My Baby – Rex Griffin
  • Act Naturally – Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
  • Dizzy, Miss Lizzy – Larry Williams
  • Bad Boy – Larry Williams
  • Maggie Mae – The Vipers Skiffle Group

Episode 53 – Alternative Guitar Heroes

When lists of great guitar players appear, they mostly include electric rock or blues players. Here are some players that don’t normally feature in such lists but do deserve to be recognised for their playing skills.  

  • Sabre Dance – Love Sculpture (feat. Dave Edmunds)
  • Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt
  • Asturias (Leyenda) – Andres Segovia
  • My Babe – Rick Nelson (feat. James Burton)
  • Anji – Davy Graham
  • Blackwater Side – Bert Jansch
  • Country Boy – Heads, Hands & Feet (feat. Alvin Lee)
  • Cello Song – Nick Drake
  • Little Bit of Sympathy – Robin Trower
  • Crossroads/You Can’t Catch Me – Stephen Stills
  • Gibson, Martin, Fender – The Pirates (feat. Mick Green)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Jeff Healey Band
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Richard Thompson
  • Nervous Breakdown – Brad Paisley
  • Joy In Repetition – Prince & The New Power Generation