May 6, 2012 – 4:29 am

At the BBC with the Rolling Stones.

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Baby See Sessions [Cadec Disgues, 2CD]

Various radio sessions at the BBC from 1963 to 1965. Very good to excellent FM stereo. Remastered by TEAGUE RAW in 2011.

We shared a single disc version of the Stones’ BBC sessions in 2009. (Click here.)

At the time, it was considered the “best” version. Recently, a remastered version appeared with work done by “Teague Raw”, who apparently fixed the pitch. Our ears aren’t good enough to tell. But since we have never shared the complete BBC sessions, here are all the existing tracks, including ones that are not up to release-quality. More importantly, all known Stones BBC songs are on this version. The 2009 version we shared had 26 tracks compared to the 50 here.

As we said then “Neither the Stones nor (Allen) Klein’s ABKCO label can release this material without mutual consent.” Klein died in July 2009 and there’s still no sign of an official release. Maybe they think their fans will outlive Methuselah?

All artwork is by French fan Teague Raw. A huge thanks for his effort. The artwork is beautiful. Be aware that Teague Raw has just released his version of The Rolling Stones TV Sessions, a 3CD set. Unfortunately, the TAMI show and Ed Sullivan tracks are all officially released.
- The Little Chicken

NOTE: This version removes the interviews between some songs that were found on the “Beat Beat Beat” 2CD bootleg.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Saturday Club (Brian Matthew)
Recorded Maida Vale, London : 23rd Sept. 1963 - Broadcast 26th Oct. 1963

Track 101. Come On (Chuck Berry) - 2:03 (4.6MB)
Track 102. Memphis Tennessee (Chuck Berry) - 2:18 (5.2MB)
Track 103. Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - 2:16 (5.2MB)

Saturday Club (Brian Matthew)
Recorded 3rd Feb. 1964 - Broadcast 8th Feb. 1964

Track 104. Don’t Lie To Me (Chuck Berry) - 1:43 (3.9MB)
Track 105. You Better Move On (Arthur Alexander) - 2:36 (5.9MB)
Track 106. I Wanna Be Your Man (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 1:49 (4.1MB)
Track 107. Mona (Ellas McDaniel) - 2:11 (4.9MB)
Track 108. Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas) - 2:34 (5.9MB)
Track 109. Bye Bye Johnny (Chuck Berry) - 2:11 (4.9MB)

Saturday Club
Recorded live UK: Feb.-March 1964 - Broadcast 8th March 1964

Track 110. Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) - 2:22 (5.3MB)
Track 111. Beautiful Delilah (Chuck Berry) - 2:14 (5.1MB)

Blues in Rhythm (Long John Baldry)
Recorded Camden Theatre: - 19th March 1964

Track 112. Intro (519k)
Track 113. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Bobby Troup) - 2:29 (5.6MB)
Track 114. Intro (582k)
Track 115. Cops And Robbers (Kent L. Harris) - 3:43 (8.5MB)
Track 116. Intro (527k)
Track 117. You Better Move On (Arthur Alexander) - 2:45 (6.3MB)
Track 118. Intro (672k)
Track 119. Mona (Ellas McDaniel) - 2:49 (6.4MB)

The Joe Loss Pop Show (Joe Loss)
Recorded and broadcast 10th April 1964

Track 120. Hi-Heel Sneakers (Robert Higginbotham) - 1:56 (4.4MB)
Track 121. Little By Little (Nanker Phelge/Phil Spector) - 2:28 (5.6MB)
Track 122. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 2:12 (5.0MB)
Track 123. I’m Moving On (Hank Snow) - 2:09 (4.9MB)

Saturday Club (Brian Matthew)
Recorded 13th April 1964 - Broadcast 18th April 1964

Track 124. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 2:11 (5.0MB)
Track 125. Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas) - 3:13 (7.2MB)
Track 126. Not Fade Away (Norman Petty/Charles Hardin Holly) - 2:04 (4.5MB)
Track 127. Beautiful Delilah (Chuck Berry) - 2:09 (4.8MB)
Track 128. Hi-Heel Sneakers (Robert Higginbotham) - 2:34 (5.8MB)
Track 129. Carol (Chuck Berry) - 2:30 (5.6MB)

Saturday Club (Brian Matthew)
Recorded 25th May 1964 - Broadcast: 6th June 1964

Track 201. Down In The Bottom (Willie Dixon) - 2:46 (6.2MB)
Track 202. You Can Make It If You Try (Ted Jarrett) - 2:12 (4.9MB)
Track 203. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Bobby Troup) - 2:28 (some clicks) (5.5MB)
Track 204. Confessin’ The Blues (Walter Brown/Jay McShann) - 3:02 (6.7MB)
Track 205. Down The Road Apiece (Don Raye) - 2:01 (4.4MB)

The Joe Loss Pop Show (Joe Loss)
Recorded and broadcast 17th July 1964

Track 206. It’s All Over Now (Bobby & Shirley Womack) - 3:26 (8.2MB)
Track 207. If You Need Me (Wilson Pickett/Robert Bateman) - 2:06 (4.7MB)
Track 208. Confessin’ The Blues (Walter Brown/Jay McShann) - 2:27 (5.7MB)
Track 209. Carol (Chuck Berry) - 2:42 (6.1MB)
Track 210. Mona (Ellas McDaniel) - 2:58 (6.7MB)

Top Gear (Brian Matthew)
Recorded 17th July 1964 - Broadcast 23rd July 1964

Track 211. Around And Around (Chuck Berry) - 2:45 (6.3MB)
Track 212. If You Need Me (Wilson Pickett/Robert Bateman) - 2:02 (4.6MB)
Track 213. I Can’t Be Satisfied (McKinley Morganfield) - 2:31 (5.6MB)
Track 214. Crackin’ Up (Ellas McDaniel) - 2:15 (5.1MB)

Rhythm and Blues (Alexis Korner)
Recorded 8th Oct.1964 - Broadcast 31st Oct.1964

Track 215. Ain’t That Lovin’ You (Jimmy Reed) - 1:52 (4.2MB)
Track 216. 2120 South Michigan Avenue (Naker Phelge) - 3:48 (8.6MB)

Top Gear (Brian Matthew)
Recorded Playhouse Theatre Studios 1st March 1965 - Broadcast 6th March 1965

Track 217. Down The Road Apiece (Don Raye) - 2:01 (4.5MB)
Track 218. Everybody Needs Somebody (Russell/Burke/Wexler) - 3:31 (8.0MB)
Track 219. The Last Time (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) - 3:08 (7.0MB)

On both Yeh! Yeh!1 (Tony Hall) & Saturday Club 2 (Brian Matthew)
Recorded 20th Aug.1965 - First Broadcast 30th Aug.1965 - Second Broadcast 18th Sept.1965

Track 220. Mercy Mercy (Don Covay/Ron Miller)1 - 2:54 (6.4MB)
Track 221. Cry To Me (Bert Russel) - 3:06 (7.0MB)
Track 222. Fanny Mae (Buster Brown/Robinson or Waymon Glasco)2 - 2:13 (5.0MB)
Track 223. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)1,2 - 3:46 (8.5MB)
Track 224. The Spider And The Fly (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)1,2 - 3:26 (7.3MB)
Track 225. Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going) (Barbara Lynn Ozen)1,2 - 1:53 (4.0MB)

Mick Jagger - lead and backing vocals, harmonica, percussion
Keith Richards - guitar, backing vocals
Brian Jones - guitar, harmonica, percussion, backing vocals
Charlie Watts - drums, percussion
Bill Wyman - bass guitar, backing vocals

The Rolling Stones first album was self-titled and released in April 1964. In America, the album was renamed “England’s Newest Hi-Makers”. The track Mona was replaced with Not Fade Away for the US issue. The UK version of the Stones’ first album remains out-of-print with the US version issued worldwide on CD. A large number of the songs on this first album was played live for various BBC radio shows. Buy it here.

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Here are some BBC Sessions that have been officially released. Click on the links to order the respective releases. (With thanks to Philip Cohen.)

The Hollies - Radio Fun (click here)

Yardbirds - Glimpses 1963-1968 (click here)

Jimi Hendrix - BBC Sessions (click here)

Deep Purple - The BBC Sessions 1968-1970 (click here)

Cream - BBC Sessions (click here)

The Who - BBC Sessions (click here)

The Kinks - At The BBC (5CD + DVD) (click here)

The Kinks - The BBC Sessions 1964-1977 (2CD) (click here)

The Nice - BBC Sessions (Receiver) (click here)

The Nice - BBC Sessions (Sanctuary) (click here)

Small Faces - BBC Sessions 1965-1968 (click here)

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  1. 29 Responses to “BEAT, BEAT, BEAT”

  2. Thank you very much ! Fantastic!

    …and just like many years ago…
    “We want the Stones!
    We want the Stones!”

    By Enrico on May 6, 2012

  3. i want this sort of stuff for all the brit bands that did these types of shows in the 60s thru say 73 give or take. there must be 100s and 100s of em. i recorded on audio tape that show 60s at the beeb but i no longer have that. it was hours long. can we get that here? i mean complete not an edited version of it. please?

    By darth on May 7, 2012

  4. Kudos to Teague Raw on the “LP” art. It’s so real-looking, it’s as if you could pull the record out and play it. After hearing both sets of prior early Stones 63-65, this set seems to have a “cleaner or clearer” sound on the duplicate tracks, the prior has a bit “bassy or warmer” feel, but of course that is very subjective. Really appreciate the completeness of the set. Thank you so much Teague and Big O for this presentation.

    By 4yrsnojob on May 7, 2012

  5. I agree with Darth. Let us old fuddy-duddies hear these BBC treasures before I have to beg my twin brother for new ears. He’s responsible for giving tens of thousands hearing, even the born deaf. He has patents and has trained thousands of surgeons in the past 22 years, world-wide to install cochlear implants. He also trained over 300 people to train doctors to install implants. Sorry for the aside, but very proud of him. He is now on the leading edge of new discoveries in the lab, and won’t have to fly 210 dates a year, maybe 50 instead to teach at big conferences. The only step up he would love to do is create eyesight for people.

    By 4yrsnojob on May 7, 2012

  6. Another cool offering from the great folks at Big O. Thanks!!

    By Ernie Clark on May 7, 2012

  7. I understand having read somewhere that while there were many many shows from the BBC that the powers that be for some reason-maybe, to save costs where the tapes were concerned saved very little and used the tapes over and over-wiping previous shows and erasing them for new ones? I guess we should be glad for what remains-much like the film industry restoring old movies before they disintegrate

    By matt_the_cat on May 7, 2012

  8. Just when we thought we’d never get a BBC release from the Hollies…it has finally appeared!!! Likewise, after getting a two disc set of the Kinks BBC sessions and having boots full of more, we’re getting a 5 disc set of legally marketed Kinks BBC recordings! So, don’t abandon hope for the Stones. I think in time (after thousands of fans have them already)there will be such a set released with *best possible* sound. The only question then…as always…will be WHAT THE HELL TOOK YOU SO LONG?

    By Christopher D on May 7, 2012

  9. Many thanks to Teague and BigO for this. Great quality and a super slice of musical history. Nice work!

    By strickles on May 8, 2012

  10. I say hearing eardogs for the deaf.

    By George Martini on May 9, 2012

  11. You are correct about the BBC tapes matt. I read that as the original collectors are dying off, their relatives are making these old recordings available to the public.

    By George Martini on May 9, 2012

  12. 5 cds of bbc kinks? ill believe that when i see it. 2 i can see but 5? cmon now. even the beatles didnt put out more than a 2 cd set.
    i havent seen the hollies collection. ill have to look for that. the magazine record collector did an article listing all the studio sessions the hollies ever did in incredible detail. very shortly after that i met graham nash at the waldorf for a song writers event a couple of weeks after the rock n roll hall of fame some time in the late 80s. i dont recall exactly which year. i mentioned this article to him. he didnt have the ability to get ahold of the article and asked me to send him a copy of it to him. he wrote his hawaii address down for me.

    incidentally my pic of graham with the hollies at the bottom line in nyc in 83 was my first ever published photo. it appeared in a long island newspaper called aquarian weekly thanks to bruce eder. what an amazing man bruce is.
    and of course graham too. haha.
    i almost wouldnt have made the show if graham himself didnt tell me at his tower records appearance earlier that day that they had moved the concert from radio city to the bottom line. i didnt know. i quickly raced home to get my ticket to return it to get my money back so i could then afford to buy a ticket at the bottom line hoping they wouldnt sell out before i got there. the bottom line was only a block away from tower records but i didnt have enough money to buy my ticket first and return my rcmh ticket later on. i even used a prism lens for many of the pictures i took that turned spots of light into rainbows. very kewl effect.

    By darth on May 9, 2012

  13. many thanks for the updated tracks

    By Sladest on May 10, 2012

  14. For those still interested - have added links to BBC Sessions that have been officially released.

    By bigozine2 on May 10, 2012

  15. The Kinks - At The BBC (5CD + DVD) (click here)

    mind boggling.
    how pathetic then that for the beatles version the giant box set we had..had to be only available as a boot. sorry i doubted u christopher. guess ill go searching for dl’s of all these items. well the ones i dont already have.

    incidentally mick taylor was on jimmy fallon last nite (9th) but it doesnt seem he actually performed an actual song. damned waste of time. ive been looking forward to this for 2 solid weeks. my fave stone and he let me down.
    the beach boys (whats left of em) were on monday and did 3 full songs. we may not have a bbc but we have late nite talk shows. haha.

    By darth on May 10, 2012


    By Gary Pig Gold on May 10, 2012

  17. well it seems i posted too soon. even tho mick taylor didnt actually perform on the show last nite he did perform for the audience in the studio with the roots band. we at home didnt get to see this. he did ‘cant u hear me knockin’ for 6mins14seconds. from the 3.5min point he starts to shine til the song ends. thats nearly 3 solid mins of him tearing it up. i got a fantastic mp3 of it for myself. woohoo!!

    By darth on May 10, 2012

  18. im not sure where else to post this information and i dont know if anyone cares. since the daltrey shows have expired from this site i cant post this information on there so ill put it here in case anyone cares.
    he did one song on the show live for people who tuned in and watched and he did a song that wasnt aired as well. young man blues is one we all saw. the real me was the one no one saw. i just found this out about a half hour ago myself. got my mp3 of both songs so im happy.

    By darth on May 12, 2012

  19. Don’t you have something else to do??

    By SHUT UP DARTH on May 12, 2012

  20. i might ask u the same thing.

    btw… mick is hosting sat nite live this week. and he is performing too. rumored to join him are the stones who are rehearsing in the city. confirmed are the foo fighters and arcade fire with jeff beck. its possible that beck will also join the foo fighters. at least 3 stones songs from the 70s and 80s have been done in rehearsals but not at nbc studios. i cant say which studios because people local to nyc would pounce on their location. clearly we have enough psychotic people on here like the one above this posting.
    im not here to shut up. if u dont like what i post dont read it. seriously. no one is twisting your arm. whats wrong with u?

    By darth on May 15, 2012

  21. this would be a good time for bigo to put up the Stones/Jeff Beck rehearsals .
    Jeff as you know “auditioned” for the Stones when they lost Mick Taylor and recordings exist.
    There are at least two different cds and one lp of Stones /Beck, and Jagger/Beck and live.

    By sluggo on May 15, 2012

  22. Don’t you have something else to do??

    By SHUT UP DARTH on May 12, 2012

    my new hero!

    By dungusthepaparazzi guy on May 15, 2012

  23. Thanks Big O and Philip Cohen for the BBC released albums list. I have the Yardbirds set and the Beatles at the BBC. The Beatleleg version of the BBC, known as The Beatles at the BEEB, has a few more songs that are not on the official set.

    By 4yrsnojob on May 15, 2012

  24. Why can’t we all get along ? There is Peace in Mississippi-Why not Singapore?

    By Tuna Fan on May 15, 2012

  25. 4yrsnojob did you get the amazing 5 disc Yardbirds set that finally came out from easy Action?
    If you are a Ybirds fan you`ll need this and it is quite affordable considering its breadth.
    150 tracks many of which have never been released before.I was thrilled to get this I have a good Yardbirds collection ,mostly vinyl and this really rounded out some tough to find tracks.

    By sluggo on May 16, 2012

  26. sluggo,

    Still no early version of Tangerine by the Yardbirds. I forgot the original name.

    By George Martini on May 26, 2012

  27. it [yardbirds version] will probably never happen as long as Jimmy Page is around.
    I was surprised that Cumular Limit even saw a release[as quick as it was]

    By sluggo on May 26, 2012

  28. Sluggo, I hadn’t heard of that set. Will check it out, but funds very limited.

    By 4yrsnojob on May 26, 2012

  29. Great music, very good artwork but strange that no one has commented on the sleeve error. The track numbering for disc 2 doesn’t have a track 09. All that effort to produce a brilliant visual representation of an LP sleeve and he cocks up the track numbering. Doh ! Still I think with a bit of patience and a copy of Paintshop Pro I can correct that.

    By Anthony Harland on Jan 5, 2014

  30. as of today these are dead links

    By Greg on Jul 14, 2019

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