Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Listen to YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW by Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen.

I don't think I mentioned this before, but the reason why we have so many Beatles covers is because we decided one weekend not too long ago that it would be neat if we could get a cover version of every single Beatles song ever recorded, including the German language ones, the joke ones, and everything else in between.

As it turns out, there are a couple of resources on the web that makes this project easier than one would think (obscure completist collections--not just for total obsessives any more!), so by the time the weekend was over we had successfully augmented our collection to include at least one cover of every song (and usually many more--we've now got about 16 versions of Yesterday, for example).

A few songs were understandably more difficult to find than others. Your Mother Should Know, from the "Magical Mystery Tour" EP doesn't have many champions. I eventually found a version I liked on iTunes, by this guy, Kenny Ball (and His Jazzmen). I refuse to learn anything about Mr. Ball and His Jazzmen beyond that they got the arrangement right where Paul failed over many attempts. So kudos to them.

Photo: Ft. Tilden (3).


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