VARIOUS - 12 HOURS TO PLEASE ME (Tony Sheridan R.I.P. 1940-2013)

February 18, 2013 – 9:47 am

TONY SHERIDAN R.I.P. 1940-2013

Tony Sheridan in 1961.

Tony Sheridan, best known as an early collaborator of The Beatles, died on February 16, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72. Sheridan was the hard-driving rock and roll guitarist and singer teamed with the Beatles on their first recording session, when they backed him on the hoary old standard My Bonnie in 1961. The Telegraph also said Sheridan was a decisive influence on the Beatles’ early repertoire, introducing them to R&B records imported from America by artists like Little Richard which Sheridan covered in his own set.

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12 Hours To Please Me [no label, 1CD]

Recreating The Beatles Please Please Me; BBC Radio 2; February 11, 2013. Excellent radio broadcast.

On the 50th anniversary of the famous 12-hour session at Abbey Road which resulted in the Beatles’ iconic album Please Please Me, BBC Radio 2 on February 11, 2013 dedicated the day to the making of the album.

Artists such as Stereophonics, Graham Coxon, Gabrielle Aplin, Joss Stone, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Paul Carrack, Mick Hucknall and I Am Kloot attempted to record the same songs, in the same timescale, in the same studio.

Thanks to johnrw who recorded the radio broadcast and shared the tracks at Dime.

Recorded via PCTV nanoStick T2 at 192kbps. Then edited and saved via Audacity, FLAC files at 44.1KHz.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Gabrielle Aplin - There’s A Place (1m 53s) (2.7MB)
Track 02. Stereophonics - I Saw Her Standing There (DJ outro) (2m 45s) (4.0MB)
Track 03. Joss Stone - A Taste Of Honey (DJ talk over at end) (2m 17s) (3.3MB)
Track 04. Ian Broudie - Do You Want To Know A Secret (2m 30s) (3.6MB)
Track 05. Paul Carrack - Misery (DJ outro) (2m 45s) (4.0MB)
Track 06. Chris Difford Glen Tilbrook Paul Jones - Please Please Me (1m 57s) (2.8MB)
Track 07. Mick Hucknall - Anna (DJ outro) (2m 47s) (4.0MB)
Track 08. The Merseybeats - Boys (2m 46s) (4.0MB)
Track 09. I Am Kloot - Chains (DJ intro and outro) (2m 28s) (3.6MB)
Track 10. Graham Coxon - Baby It’s You (2m 30s) (3.6MB)
Track 11. Beverley Knight - Twist & Shout (DJ outro) (3m 37s) (5.2MB)

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  1. 15 Responses to “VARIOUS - 12 HOURS TO PLEASE ME (Tony Sheridan R.I.P. 1940-2013)”

  2. A news article stated that Sheridan had heart surgery 3 months ago.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 18, 2013

  3. When this was broadcast, I wonder how many listeners yelled What’s The Point?!? What would have been interesting would be the children of the Beatles. Well, even though given the limited expectations, I appreciated Joss Stone, Mike Hucknall, and Beverley Knight (tho’ her band wasn’t very helpful). She at least gave the material the spirited delivery it deserved.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 18, 2013

  4. Sorry, Mick Hucknall, not Mike.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 18, 2013

  5. Just curious but what does Tony Sheridan have to do with this? I understand passing on the info about him but any connection after MY BONNIE?

    By BTLFAN on Feb 18, 2013

  6. Just d/l and listened and have to agree with
    4yrsnojob WHATS THE POINT!? sometimes you just don’t need to fix what ain’t broke.

    By BTLFAN on Feb 18, 2013


    By DROPKICK SARGE on Feb 18, 2013

  8. I predicted the Beatles fans’ (note the plural)take on this. I didn’t say I agreed with it totally, but I understand the feeling. Matter of fact I did point out 3 performances that stood out, out of 5 that were okay. Now, I am not familiar with any of these artists’ works. But THEIR fans probably enjoyed it immensely. So, considering all that, it’s a good gift. Since it was Beatle-related and had just occurred, and it pays tribute to early Beatles, it fits with Tony Sheridan’s historic contribution to the early Beatle-lore. Of course, if there’s decent roio recordings of Tony Sheridan, especially from the early days, that Big O were to put up, that would be great (hint,hint) :>)

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 19, 2013

  9. This project was an interesting concept; however, it will probably be forgotten by most Beatles fans in a very short time. I suspect it was fun for the musicians doing the project at that studio. Most likely a dream come true for most of them. Certainly for us ‘die hard’ fans, this is not a must have for our collection.

    By Belmo on Feb 19, 2013

  10. One of the more bizarre recordings is Chains, a studio demo, by one of the Everly Brothers, where it is puncuated by the actual sounds of heavy chains. Thankfully, it remains unreleased, chained up, as it were, in the vault. I would not mind if it were “lost” or put out of its misery.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 19, 2013

  11. chains with awesome sound effects as mentioned by the one and only mr.4 years no job.

    By johnny alltalk on Feb 19, 2013

  12. johnny alltalk, I dont recommend migraines-ville to anyone…that is where I heard it.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 19, 2013

  13. Thankfully, johnny, that is not the version I heard. That link is for the finished version. The demo version had the chains so loud, it felt like you were being whipped by the chains, ready to end up as forensic material for the TV show Bones. The vocal was by the young bro. On this one, the chains were subdued. You don’t even hear the whistling effect.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 19, 2013

  14. BTW, johnny, Im not one and only. There are millions of us yrsnojobs. We dont even get to be counted.

    By 4yrsnojob on Feb 19, 2013

  15. ya just cant beat nervous norvus for great sound effects!

    pour the crimson in me jimson!

    By barth on Feb 19, 2013

  16. mys****elf ****i prefer the adventures of charlie,***
    for some** reason charlie*** reminds me of someone here.*

    By the*asterisk kid on Feb 19, 2013

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