Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Yes It Is" by The Beatles.

OK, more Fabdom: This doo-wop style Lennon ballad was released in '65 as the B-side to "Ticket To Ride" and on "Beatles VI". It features some of The Beatles' most intricate 3-part harmonies - their 2nd song using 3-part harmony lead vocals which they didn't use again until "Because" in '69. Recorded in a 5 hr. session during which they also taped "I Need You" (!). The 1st Beatles tune to include guitar effects - George experimented with tone pedal swells. John didn't particularly care for the song, " attempt to re-write 'This Boy' that didn't work". Macca, however, called it "a very fine song of John's".

Yesterday's answer: "Pata Pata" by Miriam Makeba. We had fun with it in '67 when it came out as, in Spanish, "pata" means a female duck and is also slang for leg and lesbian!

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