The Beatles performed for fifty-two BBC Radio programmes, beginning with an appearance on the series Teenager's Turn—Here We Go, recorded on 7 March 1962, and ending with the special The Beatles Invite You to Take a Ticket to Ride, recorded on 26 May 1965; in total, 275 performances of 88 different songs were broadcast. Early bootlegs of some of the performances were based on low-quality home recordings of the broadcasts from the radio. It was not the BBC's practice to archive either the session tapes or the shows' master tapes, but many good quality distribution copies were found in various BBC departments during research for BBC radio specials produced in the 1980s. Increasingly comprehensive collections of the BBC performances were bootlegged in the 1980s and early 1990s. The most notable of these was The Complete BBC Sessions, a nine-CD box set released in 1993 by Great Dane in Italy, where copyright protection for the broadcasts had expired. Complete artwork included. Disc 1 01 - Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) 02 - Memphis, Tennessee 03 - Please Mr - Postman 04 - Ask Me Why 05 - Besame Mucho 06 - A Picture of You 07 - Some Other Guy 08 - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby 09 - Beautiful Dreamer 10 - I Saw Her Standing There 11 - Misery 12 - Too Much Monkey Business 13 - I'm Talking About You 14 - Please Please Me 15 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 16 - From Me To You 17 - Twist And Shout 18 - From Me To You 19 - Side By Side 20 - Long Tall Sally 21 - A Taste Of Honey 22 - Chains 23 - Thank You Girl 24 - Boys 25 - I Saw Her Standing There 26 - Do You Want To Know A Secret 27 - Boys 28 - Long Tall Sally 29 - From Me To You 30 - Money (That's What I Want) 31 - Please Please Me 32 - I Saw Her Standing There Disc 2 01 - Pop Go The Beatles 02 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 03 - Do You Want To Know A Secret 04 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 05 - Misery 06 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 07 - Pop Go The Beatles 08 - Too Much Monkey Business 09 - I Got To Find My Baby 10 - Youngblood 11 - Baby It's You 12 - Till There Was You 13 - Love Me Do 14 - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 15 - Memphis, Tennessee 16 - A Taste Of Honey 17 - Sure To Fall 18 - Money 19 - From Me To You 20 - Some Other Guy 21 - A Taste Of Honey 22 - Thank You Girl 23 - From Me To You 24 - Too Much Monkey Business 25 - Boys 26 - I'll Be On My Way 27 - From Me To You 28 - Anna (Go To Him) 29 - I Saw Her Standing There 30 - Boys 31 - Chains 32 - P - S - I Love You 33 - Twist And Shout Disc 3 01 - I Got To Find My Baby 02 - Memphis, Tennessee 03 - Money (That's What I Want) 04 - Till There Was You 05 - From Me To You 06 - Roll Over Beethoven 07 - A Taste Of Honey 08 - Twist And Shout 09 - That's Alright Mama 10 - There's A Place 11 - Carol 12 - Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) 13 - Lend Me Your Comb 14 - Clarabella 15 - I Saw Her Standing There 16 - A Shot Of Rythm And Blues 17 - There's A Place 18 - Twist And Shout 19 - Sweet Little Sixteen 20 - Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees) 21 - Love Me Do 22 - Lonesome Tears In My Eyes 23 - So How Come (No One Loves Me) 24 - Memphis, Tennessee 25 - Do You Want To Know A Secret 26 - Till There Was You 27 - Matchbox 28 - Please Mr - Postman 29 - The Hippy Hippy Shake Disc 4 01 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 02 - Crying, Waiting, Hoping 03 - Kansas City Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey 04 - To Know Her Is To Love Her 05 - The Honeymoon Song 06 - Twist And Shout 07 - Long Tall Sally 08 - Please Please Me 09 - She Loves You 10 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 11 - I'll Get You 12 - I Got A Woman 13 - She Loves You 14 - Words Of Love 15 - Glad All Over 16 - I Just Don't Understand 17 - (There's) A Devil In Her Heart 18 - Slow Down 19 - Long Tall Sally 20 - She Loves You 21 - Glad All Over 22 - I'll Get You 23 - Ohh! My Soul 24 - Don't Ever Change 25 - Twist And Shout 26 - Anna (Go To Him) 27 - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues Disc 5 01 - From Me To You 02 - Money 03 - There's A Place 04 - Honey Don't 05 - Roll Over Beethoven 06 - Too Much Monkey Business 07 - Love Me Do 08 - She Loves You 09 - I'll Get You 10 - A Taste Of Honey 11 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 12 - Chains 13 - You Really Got A Hold On Me 14 - Misery 15 - Lucille 16 - From Me To You 17 - Boys 18 - She Loves You 19 - Ask Me Why 20 - Devil In Her Heart 21 - I Saw Her Standing There 22 - Sure To Fall 23 - Twist And Shout 24 - I Saw Her Standing There 25 - Memphis, Tennessee 26 - Happy Birthday Saturday Club 27 - I'll Get You 28 - She Loves You 29 - Lucille Disc 6 01 - I Saw Her Standing There 02 - Love Me Do 03 - Please Please Me 04 - From Me To You 05 - She Loves You 06 - She Loves You 07 - All I Want For Christmas 08 - This Boy 09 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 10 - Till There Was You 11 - Roll Over Beethoven 12 - She Loves You 13 - Crimble Medley 14 - From Us To You 15 - She Loves You 16 - All My Loving 17 - Roll Over Beethoven 18 - Till There Was You 19 - Boys 20 - Money 21 - I Saw Her Standing There 22 - Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport 23 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 24 - From Us To You 25 - All My Loving 26 - Money 27 - The Hippy Hippy Shake 28 - I Want To Hold Your Hand 29 - Roll Over Beethoven 30 - Johnny B. Goode 31 - I Wanna Be Your Man Disc 7 01 - From Us To You 02 - You Can't Do That 03 - Roll Over Beethoven 04 - Till There Was You 05 - I Wanna Be Your Man 06 - Please Mr - Postman 07 - All My Loving 08 - This Boy 09 - Can't Buy Me Love 10 - From Us To You 11 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 12 - I Call Your Name 13 - I Got A Woman 14 - You Can't Do That 15 - Can't Buy Me Love 16 - Sure To Fall 17 - Long Tall Sally 18 - From Us To You 19 - Whit Monday 20 - I Saw Her Standing There 21 - Kansas City Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey 22 - I Forgot To Remember To Forget 23 - You Can't Do That 24 - Sure To Fall 25 - Can't Buy Me Love 26 - Matchbox 27 - Honey Don't Disc 8 01 - Top Gear Spot 02 - Long Tall Sally 03 - Things We Said Today 04 - A Hard Day's Night 05 - And I Love Her 06 - I Should Have Known Better 07 - If I Fell 08 - You Can't Do That 09 - From Us To You 10 - Long Tall Sally 11 - If I Fell 12 - I'm Happy Just To Dance With You 13 - Things We Said Today 14 - I Should Have Known Better 15 - Boys 16 - Kansas City Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey 17 - A Hard Day's Night 18 - From Us To You 19 - From Us To You (wrong words) 20 - From Us To You (complete take, without voice-over) 21 - I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (basic track) 22 - I Should Have Known Better (false start) 23 - I Should Have Known Better (track without harmonica) Disc 9 01 - I'm A Loser 02 - Chat 03 - Honey Don't 04 - She's A Woman 05 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 06 - I'll Follow The Sun 07 - Chat 08 - I Feel Fine 09 - Rock And Roll Music 10 - Chat 11 - I'm A Loser 12 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 13 - I Feel Fine 14 - Kansas City Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey 15 - She's A Woman 16 - I Feel Fine (false start + take without overdubbed vocals) 17 - She's A Woman (complete take, studio chats) 18 - Ticket To Ride 19 - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby 20 - I'm A Loser 21 - Chat 22 - The Night Before 23 - Honey Don't 24 - Dizzy Miss Lizzie 25 - She's A Woman 26 - Ticket To Ride
Amen Corner was a successful British rock group, formed in late 1966 in Cardiff, Wales. The band was named after The Amen Corner, a weekly disc spin at the Victoria Ballroom (later to become The Scene Club) in Cardiff, Wales, where every Sunday night Dr. Rock would play the best soul music from the United States. Initially they specialised in a blues and jazz-orientated style, but were steered by their record labels into more commercial pastures. Their first singles and album appeared on Decca's subsidiary label Deram, but they left at the end of 1968 to join Immediate, where they were instantly rewarded with a No. 1, "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" in early 1969, followed by another Top 5 entry with the Roy Wood composition, "Hello Susie". Andy Fairweather Low (vocals), Neil Jones (guitar) ,Allan Jones (saxophone), Blue Weaver (keyboards), Mike Smith (tenor saxophone), Clive Taylor (bass) and Dennis Bryon (drums).
01 - Bend Me, Shape Me 02 - Run Run Run 03 - Love Me Tender 04 - Our Love Is In The Pocket 05 - Something You Got 06 - I Am An Angel But I Can't Fly 07 - High In The Sky 08 - Expressway To Your Heart 09 - Let The Good Times Roll - Feel So Good 10 - Can't Get Used To Losing You 11 - Lost And Found 12 - Gin House Blues 13 - I Don't Wanna Discuss It - Amen
Blodwyn Pig were a British blues–rock group founded by guitarist–vocalist–songwriter Mick Abrahams, after he left Jethro Tull in 1968 due to a falling-out with Tull leader Ian Anderson. Abrahams' falling-out with Anderson was said to have originated in differences between the two on original material —Abrahams wishing to stay close to Jethro Tull's blues and jazz roots, Anderson wishing to develop less overt blues and jazz material— and Abrahams' unwillingness to work seven days a week. He left Jethro Tull after their debut album, This Was, was released, and formed Blodwyn Pig with Jack Lancaster (saxophone), Andy Pyle (bass guitar), and Ron Berg (drums); future Yes and Flash guitarist Peter Banks became one of several guitarists to succeed Abrahams after he left to form his own band for a time. Ahead Rings Out was the debut album by Blodwyn Pig, released in 1969, and sales of Ahead Rings Out rivalled those of Jethro Tull's next album, Stand Up, reaching No. 9 on the British album chart. The album contained a healthy mixture of various styles of progressive blues and "The Modern Alchemist" displayed the jazz influence and saxophone skills of Jack Lancaster. In liner notes for the 2001 re-issue of the album, songwriter and singer Mick Abrahams recalled: "The producer was Andy Johns (little brother to Glyn Johns of Rolling Stones production fame). I think the tape operator was Robin Black, who later went on to produce Jethro Tull and other notable acts of the time. 01 - It's Only Love 02 - Dear Jill 03 - Sing Me A Song That I Know 04 - The Modern Alchemist 05 - Up And Coming 06 - Leave It With Me 07 - The Change Song 08 - See My Way 09 - Ain't Ya Comin' Home, Babe 10 - Sweet Caroline 11 - Walk On The Water 12 - Summer Day 13 - Same Old Story 14 - Slow Down 15 - Meanie Mornay 16 - Backwash LINK
If the United States had jazz-rock outfits such as Chicago and Blood, Sweat And Tears, then the United Kingdom had the seminal If. The members of this late '60s group were Terry Smith (guitar), John Mealing (keyboards), JW Hodkinson (vocals), Jim Richardson (bass), Dick Morrissey (flute and saxes), Dave Quincy (saxes) and Dennis Elliot (drums). They probably were the only jazz-rock group, both then and now, to feature solos by all the band members, not just by the lead instruments. But then playing jazz-rock had its own problems - they were considered too jazzy when billed with groups with a more rock orientation and too bluesy or loud when billed with more jazz-oriented bands. Thanks to golfspel who shared the lossless tracks on the internet, fans can now enjoy the tight interplay between jazz and rock, aided in no small part by Hodkinson's strong vocals, on this If show recorded for Swedish radio. John Mealing would later join The Strawbs while Dennis Elliot would be a part of the hugely-successful Foreigner. But in the late '60s and early '70s, If were definitely a jazz-rock group to be reckoned with. 01 - Child Of Storm 02 - Reaching Out On All Sides 03 - Your City Is Falling 04 - Seldom Seen Sam 05 - Fibonacci's Number 06 - Forgotten Roads LINK
The Canterbury Fair was a band from Fresno California that recorded between 1967 to 1969. The band, led by John and Philip Hollingsworth, skillfully employed keyboards and a fuzz bass to create a monstrous epic sound of swirling tapestries of mind-bending music that was way ahead of its time. Canterbury Fair created a sound the was reminiscent of the Doors but contained elements of the Left Banke and Love. The unique thing about this band is that no one played guitar in the band, the entire sound was based around the organ as the lead instrument together with drums bass and vocals. This collection of 10 songs includes the A-side of the ultra-rare single, "Song On A May Morning" originally released on the small local Koala label as well as the group's never-before-heard full-length album that was recorded but never released and one live track recorded during the band's hey day. 01 - Talk Song 02 - A Song On A May Morning 03 - Acid 04 - Bad For Anyone 05 - Russian Opera 06 - Long Brown Hair 07 - Winds Of The Sky 08 - A Spanish Serenade 09 - Sally Rover 10 - The Man, Live LINK
Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company, formed in 1969 in Ithaca, NY, by David Borden, was the world’s first synthesizer ensemble, predating groups like Tonto’s Expanding Head Band and Tangerine Dream. David Borden was in close contact with Dr. Robert Moog and was one of the first musicians to use his Minimoog. After recruiting Steve Drews and Linda Fisher to operate additional synthesizers, the group began playing concerts of minimalist music by Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass. They began recording their first self-titled album in 1970, but it would not be released until 1973 by Earthquack Records. Their second album, Like a Duck to Water, was released in 1976. 01 - Oleo Strut 02 - All Set 03 - Theme From After The Fall 04 - Waterwheel 05 - C-A-G-E [Part 2] 06 - Downtown 07 - Harpsichord Truck LINK
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers were a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE. Mayall used the band name between 1963 and 1967, but then dropped it for some fifteen years. However, in 1982 a 'Return of the Bluesbreakers' was announced and the name has been kept since then. The name has become generic without a clear distinction which recordings are to be credited just to the leader or to leader and his band. Plays John Mayall, was recorded live at Klook's Kleek, The Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London on Monday 7th December 1964, released by Decca in 1965. Bonus tracks (13-17), recorded 1964-65 at Decca Studios. John Mayall, vocals, harmonica, cemballet, organ, 9 string guitar, Roger Dean, guitar, John McVie, bass, Hugie Flint, drums and Nigel Stanger tenor and slide saxophone. 01 - Crawling Up A Hill 02 - I Wanna Teach You Everything 03 - When I'm Gone 04 - I Need Your Love 05 - The Hoot Owl 06 - R & B Time- Night Train - Lucille 07 - Crocodile Walk 08 - What's The Matter with You 09 - Doreen 10 - Runaway 11 - Heartache 12 - Chicago Line 13 - Crawling Up A Hill (A side single) 14 - Mr. James (B side single) 15 - Cocodile Walk (A side single) 16 - Blues City Shakedown (B side single) 17 - My Baby Is Sweeter LINK
Recorded live at Fillmore East. Mike Bloomfield, guitar, vocals, Al Kooper, organ, piano, vocals, Johnny Winter, guitar, vocals (track 3), Jerry Jemmot, bass, Paul Harris, piano and Johnny Cresci, drums. 01 - Introductions 02 - One Way Out 03 - Bloomfield's Introduction Of Johnny Winter 04 - It's My Own Fault (Feat. Johnny Winter) 05 - 59Th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 06 - (Please) Tell Me Partner 07 - That's All Right Mama 08 - Together Till The End Of Time 09 - Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong 10 - Season Of The Witch LINK
Al Kooper is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, probably best known for organizing the group Blood, Sweat & Tears, though he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity. He provided studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965, and also brought together guitarists Mike Bloomfield (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) and Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY) to record the Super Session album. Kooper played on hundreds of records, including those by The Rolling Stones, B. B. King, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Alice Cooper, and Cream. After moving to Atlanta in 1972, he discovered the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and produced and performed on their first three albums, including the single "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". Kooper also wrote the score for the TV series Crime Story and the film The Landlord and has also written music for several made-for-television movies. He was also the musical force behind many of the children series "Banana Splits" pop tunes, including "You're the Lovin' End." I Stand Alone is the title of Al Kooper's 1968 début album, issued on Columbia Records, recorded after his collaboration with Michael Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, Super Session. An eclectic mix of country, soul, blues and rock with a dose of psychedelics mixed throughout, it is a continuation of Super Session in its mix of disparate covers from the likes of Bill Monroe, Harry Nilsson and Traffic and originals running the gamut of feelings. 01 - Overture 02 - I Stand Alone 03 - Camille 04 - One 05 - Coloured Rain 06 - Soft Landing On The Moon 07 - I Can Love A Woman 08 - Blue Moon Of Kentucky 09 - Too Old 10 - Right Now For You 11 - Hey Western Union Man 12 - Song And Dance For The Unborn Frightened Child LINK
Easy Does It was the third solo album by New York City-based singer-songwriter Al Kooper, recorded and released in 1970 for Columbia Records. A double album, Easy Does It featured Kooper on an expanded number of instruments, including sitar (used to effect on the country-tinged "Sad, Sad Sunshine"), vibes and electronic effects. While mostly backed by Bretheren rhythm section Stu Woods and Rick Marotta, Kooper also utilized groups in Nashville and Los Angeles to record the tracks for the album. Two tracks were also featured on the soundtrack to the counter-culture film The Landlord, "Brand New Day" and "Love Theme from The Landlord".
01 - Brand New Day 02 - I Got A Woman 03 - Country Road 04 - I Bought You The Shoes 05 - Easy Does It 06 - Buckskin Boy 07 - Love Theme From The Landlord 08 - Sad, Sad Sunshine 09 - Let The Duchess No 10 - She Gets Me Where I Live 11 - A Rose And A Baby Ruth 12 - Baby Please Don't Go 13 - God Sheds His Grace On Thee
A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End is Al Kooper's fifth album, recorded for and released by Columbia Records in 1972. Begun with a vague storyline that failed to survive beyond the two title tracks, the album was recorded in London, England at George Martin's AIR Studios with one outtake from New York City (You're A Woman). Six original tracks were surrounded were covers by Bob Dylan ("The Man in Me", which Kooper had originally produced), Smokey Robinson ("Swept For You Baby") and even Jimmy Cliff ("Please Tell Me Why"). The album cover showed Kooper as an eighty-year-old man, bespectacled and clutching a Fender Jaguar guitar. 01 - Possible Projection Of The Future 02 - The Man In Me 03 - Fly On 04 - Please Tell Me Why 05 - The Monkey Time 06 - Let Your Love Shine 07 - Swept For You Baby 08 - Bended Knees 09 - Love Trap 10 - Childhood's End LINK
Act Like Nothing's Wrong is the seventh album by singer-songwriter Al Kooper , recorded in 1976 and released in 1977. 01 - Is We On The Downbeat 02 - This Diamond Ring 03 - She Don't Ever Lose Her Groove 04 - I Forgot To Be Your Lover 05 - Missing You 06 - Out Of Left Field 07 - (Please Not) One More Time 08 - In My Own Sweet Way 09 - Turn My Head Towards Home 10 - A Visit To The Rainbow Bar & Gril 11 - Hollywood Vampire LINK