41: A Beatles Salute to Black History Month (or do you say “R & Beatles”?) 

February 12, 2016

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In this expanded edition, Robert and Richard present an array of African-American talent; artists who brought their own unique voices to The Beatles’ material and made it their own, utterly. Talents range from Junior Parker to Stevie Wonder; from Nina Simone to Syreeta Wright. (You’ll even hear the Beatles’ own idols pay them the ultimate compliment.)

Songs include: “I’ve Got A Feeling,” “Tomorrow Never Knows,” “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide” and “Savoy Truffle.” 

February 2016 is here and so is the Something About The Beatles 2016 calendar – getone of the copies in stock now here and specially priced!

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    6 Responses to “41: A Beatles Salute to Black History Month (or do you say “R & Beatles”?) ”

    1. Jim Dean Says:

      Great episode! The back and forth between the Beatles and African-American artists is really well laid out. The covers are fascination. Did you notice the lead part in Nina Simone’s “Revolution” was “homaged” for George’s “Old Brown Shoe”? And the unmentionable at the end was pretty funny. Or awful. I really enjoy listening to you guys.


      • RB Says:

        Yes, quite honestly I forgot to mention the ‘Old Brown Shoe’ reference, Jim, and was kicking myself about it afterwards; aware that somebody would mention it. Kudos! And thanks for the positive feedback.


    2. Dino Zaremba Says:

      In this post-Valentine Day episode, Richard and Robert discuss what exactly what a love song meant to The Beatles – the range from purely romantic to outright threatening.


    3. Oranm Says:

      Love this episode, sent me to YouTube in search of songs. I too learned about Lena Horne, and B.B. King, on “Sanford & Son.”


    4. Robert Rosen Says:

      The tag at the end was genius.


    5. Colin Ricketts Says:

      What a fantastic episode, thank you so much, there’s a huge amount to explore here.

      I’d just like to say that Nina Simone’s mental health problems were pretty serious, and she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (formerly called manic depression) in the 1980s. (According to Wikipedia.)

      She was an amazing artist, it was lovely to hear her Revolution.


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