Sunday, January 29, 2006

Baby It's You

AUTHORSHIP Mack David (.33), Barney Williams (.33), and Burt Bacharach (.33)

February 11, 1963, at Abbey Road

McCARTNEY: bass, backing vocal
LENNON: rhythm guitar, lead vocal
HARRISON: lead guitar, backing vocal
STARR: drums

Original recording artist: the Shirelles. Their version was released December 4, 1961, on the Scepter label. The Beatles Book of Lists and The Long and Winding Road: An Intimate Guide to the Beatles
It was very successful, hitting No. 8 and staying in the Top 40 for eleven weeks, beginning in early January 1962. Billboard
This song was part of the Beatles' concert repertoire in 1962 and 1963. The Complete Beatles Chronicle

HARRISON: "We'd always loved those American girl groups, like the Shirelles and the Ronettes. So yeah, we developed our harmonies from trying to come up with an English, male version of their vocal feel. We discovered the option of having three-part harmonies, or a lead vocal and two-part back-up, from doing that old girl-group material. We even covered some of those songs, like 'Baby, It's You,' on our first album."

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