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First Recordings review - The Beatles With Tony Sheridan

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BEATLES B.R. (BEFORE RINGO) The Fab Four's earliest recordings with an Elvis-inflected Sheridan show off mostly classic covers before the band's heyday

The Beatles With Tony Sheridan: First Recordings

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
The Beatles
genre:
Pop

We gave it a B

Although Tony Sheridan’s name gets smaller type than the ­Beatles on the cover of First Recordings, it’s his showy, Elvis-influenced singing that dominates these recordings made in 1961-62 B.R. (Before Ringo). No Lennon-McCartney compositions here; instead, you’ll find ­mostly covers of chestnuts such as ”My Bonnie,” ”Ain’t She Sweet,” and ”Sweet Georgia Brown.” George Harrison provides some nice guitar fills throughout, but this disc only hints at the greatness to come. B

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