BB # 131 *** 1.10.2022 *** 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Hopscotch (rec. live 1983 Montreal; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)
  2. FRANK GAMBALE – Bittersweet (rec. 2022 live Göteborg, Sweden – radio broadcast)
  3. BRIGITTE FONTAINE & THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO – Comme à la radio (rec. 1969; rel. 2022 – Pierre Barouh and the Saravah Sound)
  4. JULIAN LAGE – Tributary (rel. 2022 – View With A Room)
  5. NUCLEUS – Sassy – Black Ballad – Simply This (rec. 1980; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  6. TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON – Respected Destroyer (rel. 2022 – New Standards  Vol. 1)
  7. FRANK GAMBALE – Another Challenger (rec. 2022 live Göteborg, Sweden – radio broadcast)
  8. CHICK COREA, EDDIE GOMEZ & PAUL MOTIAN – Mode VI (rec. live 2010 Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC – Further Explorations)
  9. ROGER MAS – Dear Masters (rec. 2022 – Transparent)
  10. CHARLES LLOYD – Kuan Yin (rec. 2020 live Santa Barbara, California – Trio: Ocean)
  11. SHORTY ROGERS QUINTET – Martians Go Home (rec. 1955 – Jazz West Coast 1950-1958: From Hollywood to Los Angeles)

BB # 130 *** 17.9.2022 *** 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Katia (Full Studio Session) (rec. 1985; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)
  2. WAYNE SHORTER, TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON, LEO GENOVESE & ESPERANZA SPALDING – Endangered Species (edited) (rec. 2017; rel. 2022 – Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival)
  3. MILES DAVIS – Speak (That’s What Happened) (rec. live Montreal 1983; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)
  4. MILES DAVIS – Santana (rec. 1983; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)
  5. CARLOS SANTANA (with WAYNE SHORTER) – Gardenia (rec. 1980 – The Swing Of Delight)
  6. MILES DAVIS – Freaky Deaky part 1 (rec. 1983; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)
  7. NUCLEUS – In Flagrante Delicto (rec. 1975; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  8. MILES DAVIS – Code 3 (rec. live Montreal 1983; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)
  9. WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET & THE ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – Pegasus (rel. 2018 – Emanon)
  10. MILES DAVIS – Theme From Jack Johnson (Right Off) / Intro (rec. 1984; rel. 2022 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: That’s What Happened – 1982-1985)

BB # 129 * 10.9.2022 * 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Hip-Skip (rec. 1974; rel. 2007 – The Complete On The Corner Sessions)
  2. CHET BAKER – Alone Together (rec. 1958 – Chet)
  3. TOMASZ DABROWSKI AND THE INDIVIDUAL BEINGS – Old Habits (rec. 2021 – same)
  4. ZOH AMBA – O, Sun (rec. 201 – O, Sun)
  5. JOSHUA REDMAN, BRAD MEHLDAU, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & BRIAN BLADE – Rejoice (rec. 2007; rel. 2022 – LongGone)
  6. AMANCIO D’SILVA – Integration (rec. 1968 – Integration)
  7. NAT BIRCHALL UNITY ENSEMBLE – Unity (rec. 2021 – Spiritual Progressions)
  8. NUCLEUS – Splat – Brainchild (rec. 1975; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  9. JOHN ZORN – The Forking Path (rel. 2022 – Garden Of Forking Paths)
  10. JOHN ZORN – Passacaglia (rel. 2022 – Suite Pour Piano)
  11. NALA SINEPHRO – Space 4  (rel. 2022 – Space 1.8)
  12. SASHA BERLINER – Polaris (rel. 2022 – Onyx)
  13. TC & THE GROOVE FAMILY  – Tio (rel. 2022 – First Home)

3.9.2022 – # 128 – 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Ife (rec. live NYC 1972 – In Concert)
  2. FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI – Look and Laugh (edited) (rec. 1986 – Teacher, Don’t Teach Me No Nonsense)
  3. NUCLEUS – Rat’s Bag (rec. 1975; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  4. MILES DAVIS – Black Satin (rec. 1972; remixed 2007 – EP: Evolution Of The Groove)
  5. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 8: ‘Let It Be’ to ‘Abbey Road’ 1969

This Oral History should be listen to, preferably combined with the Red aka. ‘1962 – 1966’ and Blue aka. ‘1967 – 1970’ compilation double-albums, issued originally in 1973 by Apple. Most of the songs included on these albums are presented here in an alternative version: demo, outtake or live recording. Most songs not included on these albums are presented in their master take version, as used for the B-side of official singles and the original albums in the UK.

We used some original 1987 cd-mixes, however in most instances the 2009 remixes, but for ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘The Beatles’ aka. ‘the White Album’ the new Giles Martin-50th Anniversary remixes of resp. 2017 and 2018 were used.

All studio sessions were recorded at EMI Recording Studios, Abbey Road, St. Johns Wood, London, except if indicated otherwise.

Data about take-numbers are from the 2005 Bounty Books-edition of Mark Lewisohn’s definitive ‘The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions – The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962 – 1970’, originally published by Hamlyn/Octopus Publishing Group in 1988. This was cross-checked with the Beatles Music History – website : http://www.beatlesebooks.com/ , and some other sources, such as the recording notes of the 50th Anniversary SDE’s.

All songs are in italics. All comment are in roman (straight). Important milestones are in bold.

  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. John, Paul, Ringo and John during and on the Let It Be recordings
  3. All Things Must Pass (rehearsal – Apple Sessions – 1969 – Let It Be 50th  Anniversary Edition)
  4. Ringo and Paul on the break-up
  5. Two of Us (take 4 – Apple Sessions – 1969 – Let It Be 50th Anniversary Edition)
  6. Ringo and George on the Twickenham film sessions
  7. The Long And Winding Road (Take 19)or(Naked-version or Anthology 3) ?          John: that’s lovely
  8. Excerpt of group discussion …
  9. Paul on the ‘big concert’ rooftop
  10. Get Back (rooftop) from YT
  11. Don’t Let Me Down (Past Masters, Vol. 2)
  12. John: ‘it’s a bed in’ for ‘Peace’(from ‘Bed Peace’)
  13. Gimme Some Truth (Apple Sessions 50th)
  14. John on non violence (from ‘Bed Peace’)
  15. The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Take 7 – Apple Sessions 50th)
  16. George: ‘… painful …’
  17. Let it Be (Naked-version)
  18. George Martin on ‘the last record’
  19. Paul on the ‘Abbey Road’ recordings
  20. Come Together (Anthology 3)
  21. George and Ringo on the ‘Abbey Road’ recordings
  22. Something (Anthology 3)
  23. Paul on John and Yoko
  24. John: ‘… together for 10 years …’
  25. I Want You (master take – Abbey Road)
  26. Ringo and George: ‘… self-destruct …’
  27. Because (master take – Abbey Road)
  28. John, Paul and George on the mismanagement of Apple
  29. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (rehearsal – Get Back Sessions 50th)
  30. Neil Aspinall on Allen Klein
  31. Ringo and Paul on the ‘awkward 3-to-one thing’ about Klein
  32. You Never Gave Me Your Money (master take – Abbey Road)
  33. Neil Aspinall on what changed at Apple
  34. George: ‘… the game was up…’
  35. George Martin: ‘… a very happy album’
  36. Here Comes the Sun (AR Sessions cd 2 – Abbey Road 50th)
  37. Ringo: ‘… it’s was really magical …’
  38. George: ‘… the nervous systems …’
  39. Paul: ‘… love, peace, understanding …’
  40. John: ‘… it’s not a great disaster …’
  41. ‘… The Beatles were Magic and nothing like them before or since !’
  42. The End (master take – Abbey Road)
  43. Outro: Good Night (take 34, edited – 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3)

BITCHES BREW # 127 27.8.2022 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Tout de Suite (rec. 1968 – Filles De Kilimanjaro)
  2. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – 1983 … (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) (rec. 1968 – Electric Ladyland)
  3. GYÖRGY LIGETI – ENSEMBLE CONTEMPORAIN conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ – Ramifications (1968-69) (rec. 1982 – Atmosphères)
  4. THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION – Nine Types of Industrial Pollution (rec. 1968 – Uncle Meat)
  5. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 7: The White Album 1968
  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. Paul on writing songs in India
  3. Child of Nature (Esher demo – late May 1968 – The Beatles / ‘The White Album’ 50th Anniversary Edition)
  4. George Martin on the recording and the cover of the ‘The Beatles / White Album’, their 9th album
  5. Revolution (Esher demo – late May 1968 – The Beatles / ‘The White Album’ 50th Anniversary Edition)
  6. John on ‘Revolution 1’ and what kind of ‘revolution’ he wants
  7. Revolution 1 (master take: take 18 onto 20 – 30.5 and 21.6.1968 – The Beatles)
  8. John on ‘Revolution 9’
  9. Revolution 9 (master take: 18 – 30.5, 5.6, 10.6, 11.6, 20.6 and 21.6.1968 – The Beatles)
  10. George on ‘Revolution 9’
  11. The Who: ‘I Can See For Miles’: ‘…the loudest, dirtiest …’ – Paul on ‘Helter Skelter’
  12. Helter Skelter (master take: 21 – 9.9 and 10.9.1968 – The Beatles)
  13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (take 1 – 25.7.1968 – Anthology 3)
  14. George on how he wrote the song and Eric Clapton playing on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’
  15. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (master take: 25 – 5.9 and 6.9.1968 – The Beatles)
  16. Paul on writing ‘Hey Jude’
  17. Hey Jude (take 2 – 29.7.1968 – Anthology 3)
  18. Paul on the discussion on George’s guitar part on ‘Hey Jude’ and the tensions during the sessions
  19. George on being four individuals
  20. Not Guilty (take 99 onto 102 – 8.8, 9.8 and 12.8.1968 – Anthology 3)
  21. George Martin on his preference for a single album
  22. Ringo on quitting the band and coming back
  23. Paul: ‘… it’s the Beatles White Album: Shut Up !!’
  24. Ringo: ‘ … I love the ‘White Album …’
  25. Yer Blues (master take: take 16 + 17 – 13.8, 14.8 and 20.8.1968 – The Beatles)
  26. Dear Prudence (Esher demo – late May 1968 – The Beatles / ‘The White Album’ 50th Anniversary Edition)
  27. Ringo on the origin of ‘Dear Prudence’
  28. Dear Prudence (master take: 1 – 28.8, 29.8 and 30.8.1968 – The Beatles)
  29. Paul on ‘Glass Onion’
  30. Glass Onion (master take: 33 – 11.9, 12.9 and 13.9.1968 – The Beatles)
  31. Paul on ‘Happiness Is a Warm Gun’
  32. Happiness Is a Warm Gun (master take:  53 + 65 – 24.9 and 25.9.1968 – The Beatles)
  33. Paul on the final track ‘Good Night’
  34. Good Night (master take: 34 – 22.7.1968 – The Beatles)

BITCHES BREW # 126 20.8.2022 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Electric Red (rec. live 1985, Copenhagen – Aura)
  2. FLOCK – How Many Are One (rel. 2022 – Flock)
  3. ZOH AMBA – Hymn to the Divine Mother (rel. 2022 – Oh, Sun)
  4. JOHN ZORN AND SIMULACRA – Spinoza (rec. 2021 – Spinoza)
  5. RHODA SCOTT – R & R (rec. 2021 – Lady All Stars)
  6. NUCLEUS – Alive and Kicking (rec. 1975; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  7. LOUIS MATUTE – Renaissance (rel. 2022 – Our Folklore)
  8. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 6: ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ to India : 1967 – 1968

  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. The Byrds: ‘Eight Miles High’ – the ‘first bona fide’ psychedelic rock song
  3. George on his 1967 visit to Haight Ashbury and LSD
  4. John, Ringo and Paul on psychedelia
  5. George, Paul, Ringo and John on meditation and the Maharishi
  6. Across the Universe (take 2 – 3.2.1968 – Anthology 2)
  7. John, George, Ringo and Neil Aspinall on the death of Brian Epstein
  8. John and Paul on what happened next
  9. Magical Mystery Tour (master take: 9 – 25.4, 26.4, 27.4 and 3.5.1967 – 13th and last 45rpm EP)
  10. Paul on making a crazy film
  11. Fool on the Hill (demo – 6.9.1967 – Anthology 2)
  12. Paul and John on ‘I Am the Walrus’
  13. I Am the Walrus (take 16 – 5.9.1967 – Anthology 2)
  14. Flying (master take: 8 – 8.9 & 29.9.1967 – 13th and last 45rpm EP)
  15. George Martin on the ‘chaos’ of Magical Mystery Tour
  16. Ringo about the film in colour
  17. Blue Jay Way (master take: 3 – 6.9, 7.9 & 6.10.1967 – 13th and last 45rpm EP)
  18. Paul on Magical Mystery Tour and its later, positive reputation
  19. Your Mother Should Know (master take: 9 – Chappell Recording Studios & Abbey Road – 22.8, 23.8 and 29.9.1967 – 13thand last 45rpm EP)
  20. Ed Sullivan: ‘… their latest hit record …’
  21. Hello Goodbye (take 16 – 2.10 and 19.10.1967 – Anthology 2)
  22. BBC News on the opening of the Apple Boutique
  23. George, Paul, Neil Aspinall, Ringo and John on the ideas behind Apple
  24. The making of ‘Yellow Submarine’
  25. Only a Northern Song (master take: 3 onto 12 – 13.2 and 14.2.1967 – Yellow Submarine)
  26. Ringo: ‘ … why did you push that button  ?! …’
  27. George on the film as a perennial children’s favourite
  28. Hey Bulldog (master take: 10 – 11.2.1968 – Yellow Submarine)
  29. ‘… first audience appearance …’
  30. Lady Madonna (take 3 & 4 – 3.2 and 6.2.1968 – Anthology 2)
  31. Brian Matthews on their trip to India
  32. BBC News: ‘… in the cool, clear air …’
  33. George on Rishikesh
  34. The Inner Light (master take: 6 – 12.1, 6.2 and 8.2.1968, HMV Studios, Bombay, India & Abbey Road -non-album B-side of ‘Lady Madonna’ single)
  35. John & Ringo: ‘ … it was far out ! …’
  36. JOHN LENNON – India, India (home tape recorded in 1980 at the Dakota Building, NYC – John Lennon Signature Box)
  37. Paul on their stay in the Maharishi’s ashram in Rishikesh
  38. Dear Prudence (Esher demo – late May 1968 – The Beatles / ‘The White Album’ 50th Anniversary Edition)
  39. Paul, George and John on their Indian experience
  40. Sexy Sadie (Esher demo – late May 1968 – The Beatles / ‘The White Album’ 50th Anniversary Edition)
  41. Outro: Good Night (take 34, edited – 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3)

BITCHES BREW # 125 13.8.2022 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Masqualero (rec. live 1967, Antwerpen; rel. 2011 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 1: Miles in Europe 1967)
  2. TIM BUCKLEY – Pleasant Street (rec. 1967 – Goodbye And Hello)
  3. THE BYRDS – Tribal Gathering (rec. 1967 – The Notorious Byrd Brothers)
  4. CHARLES LLOYD – Tribal Dance (rec. live 1967, Fillmore, San Francisco – Love-In)
  5. JOHN COLTRANE – Ogunde (rec. 1967 – Expression)
  6. ALICE COLTRANE – Altruvista (rec. 1967; rel. 1998 – A Monastic Trio)
  7. BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND – Quinn, the Eskimo (take 2) (rec. 1967; rel. 2014 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete)
  8. ARETHA FRANKLIN – I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You) (rec. 1967 – I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You)
  9. EDDIE BOYD (with PETER GREEN) – It’s so Miserably to Be Alone (rec. 1967 – Blue Horizon 45 rpm)
  10. PINK FLOYD – Pow R. Toc H (rec. 1967 – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)
  11. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 5: ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ to ‘All You Need Is Love’

  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. Ringo: ‘… It was Flower Power, coming into its fullest …’
  3. Paul: ‘… a simple message …’
  4. John: ‘… we all get along fine …’
  5. Paul: ‘… they are my three best friends …’
  6. Ringo and George on their activities outside of The Beatles and India
  7. George Martin: ‘… eternal curiosity …’ and ‘… their psychedelic way of writing …’
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever (demo sequence, Kenwood, Weybridge – November 1966 – Anthology 2)
  9. Paul and George Martin on their new record as the performance
  10. Strawberry Fields Forever (take 1 – 24.11.1966 – Anthology 2)
  11. George Martin: ‘… a studio production …’
  12. Paul and John on the origin of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
  13. Paul playing the mellotron-intro
  14. Strawberry Fields Forever (non-album 14th single – master take: take 5 and 6 into 7 (1st ‘) + 15 and 24, into 26 (last 3’) – 29.11, 8.12, 9.12, 15.12, 21.12 and 22.12.1966)
  15. Paul and John on the origin of ‘Penny Lane
  16. Penny Lane (new composite, remixed from many different takes by George Martin and Geoff Emerick in 1996 for Anthology 2)
  17. George, John and Paul on the idea of ‘Sergeant Pepper
  18. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (mono take 5 – 1.4.1967 – Anthology 2)
  19. George Martin, Paul and Ringo on the production of the album
  20. Paul, John and George Martin on ‘A Day in the Life
  21. Paul on ‘ … I love to turn you on …’
  22. George Martin and Paul on the recording of ‘A Day in the Life’
  23. A Day in the Life (new composite take: 1, 2, 6 & orchestra – 19.1, 20.1 and 10.2.1967 – remixed by George Martin and Geoff Emerick in 1996 for Anthology 2)
  24. Paul on their ambition in music
  25. Fixing a Hole (master take: 2 – Regent Sound & Abbey Road Studios – 9 and 21.2.1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
  26. John on ‘the concept’
  27. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite (master take: 9 – 17.2, 20.2, 28.3., 29.3 and 30.3.1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s   Lonely Hearts Club Band)
  28. George Martin on censorship by the BBC
  29. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (composite take: 6, 7 & 8 – 1 and 2.3.1967 – remixed by George Martin and Geoff Emerick in 1996 for Anthology 2)
  30. She’s Leaving Home (master take: 9 – 17 and 20.3.1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
  31. George on Ravi Shankar
  32. Within You, Without You (master take: 2 – 15.2, 22.3 and 3.4.1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
  33. The impact of Sergeant Pepper
  34. Paul on the success of the album
  35. Getting Better (master take: 15 – 9.3, 10.3, 21.3 and 23.3.1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
  36. George Martin: ‘… it did reflect its times …’
  37. Paul on Jimi Hendrix opening with Sergeant Pepper
  38. Ringo on ‘learning the play chess’
  39. With a Little Help from My Friends (master take: 11 – 29.3 and 30.3.1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
  40. George: ‘… it was boring …’
  41. John: ‘… it was great …’
  42. Julia Dynkins: ‘… dreaming the dream …’
  43. George Martin on ‘All You Need is Love
  44. George: ‘… a subtle bit of PR for God …’
  45. All You Need is Love (Our World BBC worldwide broadcast & non-album 15th single – master take: 58
    1. – 24 and 25.6.1967)
  46. John: ‘… I still believe it …’
  47. Ringo: ‘… it was a fabulous time ..’
  48. Paul and George on the Summer Of Love
  49. Outro: Good Night (take 34, edited – 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3)

BITCHES BREW # 124 30.7.2022 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS – Parapharnalia (rec. 1968 – In The Sky)
  2. JOHN SCOFIELD – Yankee Go Home (rec. 24.7.2022, BIMhuis, Amsterdam – own recording)
  3. MARQUIS HILL – Law and Order (rec. 2019 – New Gospel Revisited)
  4. NUCLEUS – Snakehips Etcetera (rec. 1975; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  5. NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM KINGS – Everybody Loves Somebody Blues (rec. 1925 – Bluebird 78rpm)
  6. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 4: ‘Rubber Soul’ to Candlestick Park 1965 – 1966

FOUR GUYS – The Beatles In Their Own Words: Part 4 – ‘Rubber Soul’ to Candlestick Park: 1965 – 1966

  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. The Word (master take: 3 – 10.11.1965 – Rubber Soul)
  3. George Martin and George about their favourite Beatles-album
  4. Girl (take: 2/remix 1 – 10.11.1965 – Internet Archive Beatles Complete Sessions nr. 553)
  5. George Martin on the partnership of Paul and John
  6. In My Life (take: 3/remix 1 – 10.11.1965 – Beatles Complete Sessions nr. 555)
  7. George Martin on ‘Tomorrow Never Knows
  8.  John on his Tibetan Book Of The Dead period
  9. Tomorrow Never Knows (take 1 – 6.4.1966 – Anthology 2)
  10. Paul and George on the influence of Indian Music and Timothy Leary
  11. Neil Aspinall on ‘… avant garde …’
  12. Paul on making tape loops
  13. George Martin on recording ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows (master take: 3 – 7.4.1966 – Revolver)
  15. Paul on ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’
  16. Got to Get You In My Life (take 5 – 7.4.1966 – Anthology 2)
  17. John on ‘… backwards music …’
  18. Rain (non-album B-side of 12th single ‘Paperback Writer’ – take: 8 – 14 & 16.4.1966)
  19. George Martin, John and George on Harrison’s song writing
  20. Love to You (master take: 7 – 13.4.1966 – Revolver)
  21. And Your Bird Can Sing (master take: 10 – 26.4.1966 – Revolver)
  22. Paul on them being friends
  23. I’m Only Sleeping (master take: 11 – 27.4.1966 – Revolver)
  24. John on inspiration
  25. Eleanor Rigby (strings only – 28.4.1966 – Anthology 2)
  26. Paul on ‘… in 20 years’ time …’
  27. For No One (master take: 10 – 9.5.1966 – Revolver)
  28. Good Day Sunshine (master take: 1 – 8.6.1966 – Revolver)
  29. George, Ringo and Paul on the making of Revolver
  30. Here, There and Everywhere (master take: 13 – 16.6.1966 – Revolver)
  31. George on the technology of the day
  32. She Said, She Said (master take: 3 21.6.1966 – Revolver)
  33. Paul and George on singing harmony
  34. Nowhere Man (live at Circus-Krone, München – 24.6.1966 – The Beatles Anthology DVD)
  35. Ringo: ‘… nobody was listening …’
  36. John and George: ‘… a riot … out of line … ‘
  37. In Japan …
  38. Paperback Writer (live at Budokan Hall, Tokyo – 30.6.1966 – The Beatles Anthology DVD)
  39. George, Ringo, Paul, John and Neil Aspinall on the Philippines
  40. Ringo, George on their playing going down
  41. John, George and Ringo on the Jesus-controversy and the reaction in the USA
  42. The threat of the Ku Klux Klan
  43. George: … we were tired …’
  44. Paul on why they stopped performing
  45. Day Tripper (live at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, their last live show on 29.8.1966)
  46. News Report : ‘… the bloom is off …’
  47. Ringo and George on ‘… only 50.000 …’
  48. News Report: ‘… I love the Beatles … They bring joy to the world …’
  49. Outro: Good Night (take 34, edited – 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3)

BITCHES BREW # 123 23.7.2022 20-22u

  1. MILES DAVIS (w. SONNY ROLLINS) – Oleo (rec. 1954 – Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins 10”-lp)
  2. SONNY ROLLINS – Three Little Words (rec. 1967; rel. 2021 – Rollins In Holland)
  3. NUCLEUS – Rites of Man (rec. 1974; rel. 2022 – Live At The BBC)
  4. CHARLES LLOYD – Dorothea’s Studio (rec. 2018 – Trios: Chapel)
  5. CINDY BLACKMAN – Peevow’s Vibe (rec. 2000 – Someday …)
  6. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 3: ‘Beatles For Sale’ to ‘Norwegian Wood’ 1964 – 1965
  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. George Martin on their 4th album ‘Beatles For Sale’
  3. No Reply (master take: 8 – 30.9.1964 – Beatles For Sale)
  4. Paul on ‘Eight Days A Week’
  5. Eight Days A Week (take 1, 2, 4 & 5 – 6.10.1964 – Anthology 1)
  6. George Martin on the pressure and ‘cover jobs’
  7. Rock and Roll Music (master take: 1 – 18.10.1964 – Beatles For Sale)
  8. Bob Dylan on The Beatles and Rock ’n Roll
  9. Words of Love (master take: 3 – 18.10.1964 – Beatles For Sale)
  10. George Martin on ‘I’ll Follow the Sun’
  11. I’ll Follow the Sun (master take: 8 – 18.10.1964 – Beatles For Sale)
  12. What You’re Doing (false start take 11 & master take: 19 – Beatles For Sale)
  13. Recording for the BBC: ‘… great vitality … no multitracks, no overdubbing …’
  14. I Feel Fine (BBC recording, Playhouse Theatre, London – 17.11.1964 – Live At The BBC)
  15. She’s a Woman (BBC recording, Playhouse Theatre, London – 17.11.1964 – Live At The BBC)
  16. Paul, John and George on their 2nd movie ‘Help!’ and herbal jazz cigarettes
  17. Another Girl (master take: 1 – 15 & 16.2.1965 – Help!)
  18. All four of them …
  19. You’re Going to Lose That Girl (master take: 3 – Help!)
  20. Film director Richard Lester on ‘Help!’
  21. Bad Boy (master take: 4 – 10.5.1965 – Beatles IV: US-album)
  22. Paul and George Martin on ‘Yesterday
  23. Yesterday (take 1 – 14.6.1965 – Anthology 2)
  24. George Martin and Paul: ‘… a single ? …’
  25. John on ‘Ticket to Ride
  26. Ticket to Ride (BBC recording, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 26.5.1965- Live At The BBC)
  27. ‘It’s Only Love’, John Lennon Memorial, Strawberry Fields-Central Park, NYC, 12.8.2017
  28. It’s Only Love (master take: 6 – 15.6.1965 – Help!)
  29. Alan Williams and Julia Dykins on growing up in the sixties
  30. Wait (master take: 4 – 16.6 & 11.11.1965 – Rubber Soul)
  31. George, John and Paul on their first LSD-experience
  32. Help! (live at the ABC Theatre, Blackpool – 1.8.1965 – Anthology 2)
  33. John on Shea Stadium
  34. I’m Down (live at Shea Stadium, NYC – 23.8.1965 – The Beatles Anthology DVD)
  35. John and Neil Aspinall on Shea Stadium
  36. ‘… mass hysteria …’
  37. Ringo and George on performing live in 1965
  38. George Martin, Ringo, Paul and John over their evolution
  39. Run for Your Life (master take: 5 – 12.10.1965 – Rubber Soul)
  40. Paul and George on Indian music and Ravi Shankar
  41. Norwegian Wood (take 1 – 12.10.1965 – Anthology 2)
  42. George on Eastern philosophy
  43. Think for Yourself (master take: 1 – 8.11.1965 – Rubber Soul)
  44. John, Paul and George Martin on their 5th album Rubber Soul
  45. If I Needed Someone  (master take: 1 – 16 & 18.10.1965 – Rubber Soul)
  46. Outro: Good Night (take 34, edited – 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3)

  • BITCHES BREW # 122 16.7.2022 20-22u
  1. MILES DAVIS – Dear Old Stockholm (rec. 1952 – Young Man With A Horn 10”-lp)
  2. THELONIOUS MONK – Suburban Eyes (rec. 1947 – Blue Note 78 rpm)
  3. FRIAR’S SOCIETY ORCHESTRA aka. NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM KINGS – Farewell Blues (rec. 1922 – Gennett 78 rpm)
  4. LESTER YOUNG – Indiana (rec. 1944 – Savoy 78 rpm)
  5. CHARLIE PARKER – Now’s the Time (rec. 1945 – Savoy 78 rpm)
  6. FREDDIE KING – Have You Ever Loved a Woman (rec. 1961 – Freddie King Sings)
  7. JOHN LEE HOOKER – Boogie Chillun (rec. 1948 – Modern 78 rpm)
  8. RAY CHARLES – I Got a Woman (rec. 1954 – Ray Charles)
  9. ORNETTE COLEMAN DOUBLE QUARTET – (Free Jazz) First Take (rec. 1961; rel. 1971 – Twins)
  10. JOY DIVISION – Failures (rec. 1977 – An Ideal For Living-EP)
  11. THE BEATLES IN THEIR OWN WORDS – Super Deluxe Edition – Episode 2: Beatlemania to Meeting Bob Dylan 1963 – 1964

FOUR GUYS – The Beatles In Their Own Words: Part 1 – Liverpool To ‘With The Beatles’ 1957 – 1963

  1. Intro: A Beginning (unused intro, Abbey Road Studios, 22.7.1968 – Anthology 3) + John: ‘… we were just Four Guys, … that’s all…’ (Rolling Stone-interview NYC, 8.12.1970 – Anthology 1)
  2. John about meeting Paul
  3. Paul about meeting John
  4. John to Paul: ‘… wanna join the group ? …’
  5. Paul about George: ‘… Raunchy …’
  6. John: ‘… first recording …’
  7. In Spite of All the Danger (The Beatles’ earliest recording, Liverpool 1958 – Anthology 1)
  8. Ringo and John on the name ‘Beat-les’
  9. Cayenne (rehearsal Liverpool 1960 – Anthology 1)
  10. Paul on Hamburg
  11. George: ‘Quite a buzz … mach Schau …’
  12. ‘Red Hot’ (audience recording, live at the Star Club, Hamburg probably 12.1962)
  13. John: ‘… fantastic …’
  14. George on their German Exi-friends
  15. Paul on the haircut 
  16. George on recording with Bert Kaempfert
  17. Cry for a Shadow (Hamburg 22.6.1961 – Anthology 1)
  18. John on Brian Epstein, their manager
  19. Neil Aspinall, their personal assistant, on Epstein
  20. Epstein’s first impressions of The Beatles in 1961
  21. Aspinall on the Decca audition session
  22. Searchin’ (for Decca, London 1.1.1962 – Anthology 1)
  23. George on Dick Rowe, the Decca producer who turned them down
  24. George on George Martin, the EMI producer who signed them
  25. Love Me Do (audition for EMI-Parlophone, with Pete Best on drums, Abbey Road, 6.6.1962 – Anthology 1)
  26. George Martin: ‘… their charisma …’
  27. John on Ringo
  28. Ringo on Rory & The Hurricanes
  29. Paul on The Cavern Club in Liverpool
  30. ‘Some Other Guy’ (first TV-recording live at the Cavern, 22.8.1962)
  31. Julia Dykins, John’s half-sister: ‘… different planet …’
  32. George Martin: ‘… your first Number One …’
  33. Please, Please Me (early version with probably Andy White on drums, 11.9.1962)
  34. George Martin on recording their first album ‘Please, Please Me’ in one day
  35. George: ‘… what we do in the clubs …’
  36. Ask Me Why (B-side of 2nd single – master take: 6, 26.11.1962 – Please, Please Me)
  37. Do You Want to Know a Secret (master take: 8, 11.2.1963 – Please, Please Me)
  38. Paul on ‘what is a good song ?’
  39. I Saw Her Standing There (master take 9 & 12 – 11.2.1963 – Please, Please Me)
  40. John: ‘… I probably would have been in prison …’
  41. Chains (master take: 1 – 11.2.1963 – Please, Please Me)
  42. I’ll Get You (non-album B-side of ‘She Loves You’, their 4th single – master take: ? – 11.2.1963)
  43. John: ‘… Rock ’n Roll was real …’
  44. That’s Allright, Mama (BBC recording, Maida Vale Studios, London – 2.7.1963 – Live At The BBC)
  45. So How Come (BBC recording, Aeolian Hall Studios, London – 10.7.1963 – Live At The BBC)
  46. John: ‘… stamp out Rock ’n Roll …’
  47. Memphis Tennessee (BBC recording, Aeolian Hall Studios, London – 10.7.1963- Live At The BBC )
  48. I Got a Woman (BBC recording, Paris Theatre, London – 16.7.1963 – Live At The BBC)
  49. Paul on Buddy Holly
  50. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (BBC recording, Paris Theatre, London – 16.7.1963 – Live At The BBC)
  51. John on putting together albums
  52. George Martin on their second album ‘With The Beatles’: ‘… their first songbook …’
  53. You Really Got a Hold on Me (master take: 7, 10 & 11 – 18.7.1963 – With The Beatles)
  54. John and Paul on songwriting, while both playing piano
  55. Money (master take: 6 & 7 – 18.7.1963 – With The Beatles)
  56. Devil in Her Heart (master take: 6 – 18.7.1963 – With The Beatles)
  57. Paul on his influences
  58. It Won’t Be Long (master take: 17 & 21 – 30.7.1963 – With The Beatles)

FOUR GUYS – The Beatles In Their Own Words – Part 2 – Beatlemania to Meeting Bob Dylan 1963 – 1964

  1. All I’ve Got to Do (master take: 15 – 11.9.1963 – With The Beatles)
  2. George: ‘… we were very, very close …’
  3. This Boy (non-album B-side of 5th single ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ – master take: 15 – 17.10.1963)
  4. Paul and Ringo on touring in winter
  5. Beatlemania as a social phenomenon (different UK and US media reports 1963-64)
  6. Ringo and George on changes and fame
  7. Ringo and John on going to and living in London
  8. George speaks Dutch: ‘… kever …’ (Zaal Treslong, Hillegom, Holland – 5.6.1964)
  9. From Me to You (live at Karlaplanstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 24.10.1963 – Anthology 1)
  10. John on being working-class kids
  11. She Loves You (live at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London – 4.11.1963 – Anthology 1)
  12. John: ‘…Rattle your jewellery …’(live 11.1963)
  13. Twist and Shout (live at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London – 4.11.1963 – Anthology 1)
  14. Paul on going to America
  15. I Want to Hold Your Hand (live at the ATV Studios, Borehamwood – 2.12.1963 – Anthology 1)
  16. Brian Matthews asks about ‘tired of being Beatles’
  17. Can’t Buy Me Love (take 4, Studio Pathé Marconi, Paris – 29.1.1964 – Anthology 1)
  18. Paul and George on being Number 1 in the US-charts
  19. Epstein and Ringo about arriving in NYC
  20. John and George talk to Brian Matthews: ‘… all out of their minds …’
  21. All My Loving (live on the Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios, NYC – 9.2.1964 – Anthology 1)
  22. Paul and George on the Ed Sullivan Show performance
  23. George on ‘Ringoisms’
  24. John, George, Ringo and George Martin on their first movie, ‘A Hard Days Night’
  25. ‘Brilliant … the Marx Brothers meet Rock ’n Roll’
  26. You Can’t Do That (master take: 9 – 25.2.1964 – A Hard Day’s Night)
  27. Paul and John on changing their music (Zaal Treslong, Hillegom, Holland – 5.6.1964)
  28. Tell Me Why (master take: 8 – 27.2.1964 – A Hard Day’s Night)
  29. Paul on how he experienced being in the Beatles, then and now
  30. If I Fell (master take: 15 – 27.2.1964 – A Hard Day’s Night)
  31. George Martin on recording their 3rd album ‘A Hard day’s Night’
  32. A Hard Day’s Night (take 1 – 16.4.1964 – Anthology 1)
  33. Paul on writing songs with John
  34. I’ll Be Back (master take: 16 – 16.4.1964- A Hard Day’s Night )
  35. Ringo on hearing their record on the radio
  36. Things We Said Today (master take: 3 – 2.6.1964- A Hard Day’s Night )
  37. Paul on why he likes to be in the Beatles
  38. When I Get Home (master take: 11 – 2.6.1964 – A Hard Day’s Night)
  39. Paul on ambitions
  40. Any Time At All (master take: 11 – 2.6.1964 – A Hard Day’s Night)
  41. Paul, John and George Martin on how they write songs together
  42. Ringo, George Martin and George on touring around the world
  43. Brian Matthews and John on the Beatles in Australia
  44. Baby’s In Black (master take: 14 – 11.8.1964 – Beatles For Sale)
  45. I’m a Loser (master take: 8 – 14.8.1964 – Beatles For Sale)
  46. Brian Matthews on their first US-tour
  47. George Martin on the failed recording of a live album
  48. Ringo, George and Paul on their first marihuana experience with Bob Dylan
  49. Every Little Thing (master take: 9 – 30.9.1964- Beatles For Sale)