Feb 26, 2013 – Beatlemania with Jen David, plus a Whistle Opera!

jenDJJen David, lead singer of the band Illy Mack,  joined me in the forest the day after her birthday, which she also happens to share with George Harrison. In honor of this fact, she suggested we make the whole night a Beatles celebration. I ended up playing most of the records, with some choice picks from Jen here and there, and every single song is directly tied to the Beatles in some way. There are songs the Beatles covered, cover versions of Beatle songs, songs from the Beatles and their solo years, plus songs from George Harrison’s personal jukebox circa 1966.

As if all this wasn’t enough for an awesome night, Jen debuted a wonderful “whistle opera” with her dad and friends. The performance was recorded through the PA and can be also be heard below.

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TUESDAY IN THE FOREST – February 26, 2013
Jen David (J) and George Harrison’s Birthday Party
All songs related to the Beatles

[Note: RECORDING DOES NOT START TIL A BIT FURTHER DOWN]

Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun (D)
Ramsey Lewis – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (D)
Ramsey Lewis – Sexie Sadie (D)
Ramsey Lewis – Blackbird (D)
George Harrison – Not Guilty (J)
George Harrison – Run of the Mill (demo) (D)
Doris Troy – Just One Look [George’s jukebox] (J)
Billy Preston – It Doesn’t Matter [produced by George] (D)
Beatles – Old Brown Shoe (J)
Ella Fitzgerald – Savoy Truffle (D)
Dr. Feelgood and the Interns – Mr. Moonlight [covered by Beatles] (D)

[RECORDING STARTS]
Arthur Alexander – Anna [covered by Beatles] (D)slidewhistle
The Beatles – To Know Her Is to Love Her (J)
Little Eva – Keep Your Hands Off of My Baby [covered by Beatles] (D)
The Impressions – Fool on the Hill (D)
Bob and Earl – Harlem Shuffle [George’s Jukebox] (D)
Ringo Starr – Sunshine Life for Me [written by George, performed by Ringo, George and The Band] (D)
Carl Perkins – Honey Don’t [covered by Beatles] (D)
The Beatles – Young Blood (D)
The Coasters – Besame Mucho [covered by Beatles] (D)
Lee Dorsey – Can You Hear Me [George’s Jukebox] (D)
George Harrison – Miss O’Dell (D)[JEN’S WHISTLE OPERA]
John Lennon – Jealous Guy (D)
Clara Ward – Help! (D)
Wings – Little Woman Love (D)
The Beatles – Wait (D)
Arthur Alexander – Shot of Rhythm and Blues [covered by Beatles] (D)
Traveling Wilburys – Dirty World (D)dadpiano
The Beatles – I’m Looking Through You – take 1 (D)
Peter and Gordon – World Without Love [written by Lennon-McCartney] (D)
The Beatles – Anytime at All (J)
The Crickets – Don’t Ever Change [covered by Beatles] (D)
The Cookies – Chained [covered by Beatles] (D)
The Chiffons – He’s So Fine [sued George for copyright infringement over My Sweet Lord] (D)
Billy Preston – My Sweet Lord (D)
George Harrison – This Song (D)
John Lennon – Mind Games (J)
Ann-Margret – I Just Don’t Understand [covered by Beatles] (D)
James Ray – I’ve Got My Mind Set on You [covered by George] (D)bow
Ringo – You’re Sixteen (D)
George Harrison – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long (D)
Ray Charles – Eleanor Rigby (D)
Betty Lavette – With a Little Help from My Friends (D)
Edwin Starr – Back Street [George’s Jukebox] (D)
Wings – Daytime Nighttime Suffering (D)
Paul McCartney – Fine Line (D)
Jackie Lomax – Sour Milk Sea (D)
John Lennon – Every Man Has a Woman (J)
Yoko Ono and John Lennon – We’re All Water (D)
Little Willie John – Leave My Kitten Alone [covered by Beatles] (D)
Ray Charles – I Got a Woman (live at Newport) [covered by Beatles] (D)
Al Green – Get Back (D)
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar [George’s Jukebox] (D)
Little Richard – Rip It Up [covered by John] (D)jenjeff
The Beach Boys – The Little Girl I Once Knew [George’s Jukebox] (D)
Bob Dylan – If Not for You [covered by George] (D)
George Harrison – Apple Scruffs (D)
Carl Perkins – Match Box [covered by Beatles] (D)
Elvis Presley – That’s Alright Mama [covered by Beatles] (D)
The Crickets – That’ll Be the Day [covered by Beatles] (D)
The Beatles – Misery (D)
Arthur Alexander – Where Have You Been [covered by Beatles] (D)
George Harrison – You (D)
Ringo – Oh My My (D)
Isley Brothers – The Snake [from the Twist and Shout album] (D)
James Brown – Shout and Shimmy [Beatles covered “Shout”] (D)
The Shirelles – Baby It’s You [covered by Beatles] (J)
The Beatles – You Can’t Do That (D)
Booker T and the MGs = Boot-Leg [George’s Jukebox] (D)
The Beatles – Tell Me Why (D)
Mary Hopkins – Que Sera Sera [produced by McCartney, Ringo on drums] (D)
Mike McGear – Simply Love You [Paul’s brother; produced and written by Paul, backed by Wings] (D)
Frank Sinatra – Yesterday (D)
Thomas Wayne – Tragedy [covered by Paul] (D)
George Harrison – Mama You’ve Been on My Mind (D)
Peggy Lee – Something (D)
The Beatles – Because (vocal only) (D)
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (demo) (D)
The Beatles – Blue Jay Way (D)
The Beatles – You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (J)
Billy Kramer and the Dakotas – I’ll Be on My Way [written by Lennon-McCartney] (D)
Mary Hopkins – Goodbye [written and produced by Paul] (D)
Wilson Pickett – It’s All Over [George’s Jukebox] (D)

 

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