Friday, December 18, 2009

"Devil in Her Heart"

"Devil in Her Heart" (or "Devil in His Heart") is a song written by Richard P. Drapkin, who recorded under the name Ricky Dee.


The song was originally recorded as "Devil in His Heart" in Detroit by The Donays for Correc-tone Records. The Donays only made one recording, but their lead singer, Yvonne Allen, recorded solo, and later joined The Elgins at Motown. The song was later picked up by the New York City label Brent and was re-released in August, 1962, as "(There's A) Devil In His Heart" (on Brent 7033, with the B-side "Bad Boy"). This pairing also appeared in the United Kingdom on the Oriole label (Oriole CBA 1770) in 1962. The record was not a hit on either side of the Atlantic.

The song was then performed as "Devil in Her Heart" by The Beatles on stage during 1962 and 1963, with George Harrison on lead vocals. It was recorded and issued on their second LP, With the Beatles in November 1963. The recording was completed in three takes, plus overdubs.

Beatles Credits

* George Harrison – lead guitar, lead vocal
* Paul McCartney – bass, harmony vocal
* John Lennon – rhythm guitar, harmony vocal
* Ringo Starr – drums, maracas

Album: With the Beatles
Released: November 22, 1963
Genre: Rock
Length: 2:27
Label: Parlophone
Writer: Richard Drapkin
Producer: George Martin


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