Thursday, March 26, 2015

Covered in Beatles

        I fully realize that a compilation of Beatles covers is more than a bit obvious, but I just happened to listen to two truly inspired covers within days of each others a couple of months back: Wendell Stuart and the Downbeaters' "Hey Jude" and Bill Withers "Let it Be".   Hence, I just had to do Brazilian/Reggae and Soul Beatles covers compilations.  There's not quite as many obscurities - especially with respect to the soul covers- as I usually like to include in my cover comps (and I do know that Let 'Em In was not a Beatles song), but, hopefully, folks will like them.

Brazilian and Reggae Covers

Help Caetano Veloso
Minha Vida (In My Life) Rita Lee
And I Love Her Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
Here Comes The Sun Peter Tosh
With A Little Help From My Friends Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Ob La Di Ob La Da Ken Lazarus
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. Junior Jazz) Easy Star All-Stars
Lady Madonna Rogrio Duprat
You Won't See Me Ernie Smith
The Fool On The Hill Gal Costa
Come Together The Israelites
Isn't It A Pity Nicky Thomas
Blackbird Singing Rosalyn Sweat & The Paragons
Norwegian wood Milton Nascimento
Don't Let Me Down Charlotte Dada
Jude Wendell Stuart & The Downbeaters

I Want To Hold Your HandAl Green
We Can Work It OutStevie Wonder
Let 'Em InBilly Paul
Good Day SunshineRoy Redmond
Eleanor RigbyAretha Franklin
Why Don't We Do It In The Road?Lowell Fulsom
A Hard Day's NightThe Bar-Kays
I Want YouEddie Hazel
Drive My CarBlack Heat
Got To Get You Into My LifeChris Clark
Day TripperOtis Redding
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My MonkeyFats Domino
SomethingIsaac Hayes
My Sweet LordEdwin Starr
YesterdaySmokey Robinson & The Miracles
Let It BeBill Withers


1001Songs said...


dogbreath said...

In my eyes (ears?) you can never go too far wrong by including any Beatles stuff in a comp and these are two little beauties you've compiled for us. And slightly off the usual, well-worn track too, which doesn't hurt at all. Thanks!

Ishkabibliophile said...

@1001 songs and dogbreath,

Quite welcome and hope you like them. I was a little surprised there wasn't more in the way of late 60s Brazilian psychedelic covers (though there were a few I didn't include), but maybe I was looking in the wrong corners of record stores, internet, etc.

Apetalk1971 said...

Wow, more for my collection! Thank you for the further education.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome. Always nice to hear Beatles songs, right? :)