Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Twist and Shout by The Beatles – ****

First released: 1963

This Medley/Russell tune is done to perfection with John Lennon’s throat-destroying vocals. It was originally on "Please Please Me", but was released as a single on the Tollie label in the US. Later, in 1986 it became a hit all over again when Capitol re-released it as a single due to its inclusion in the "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" and "Back to School" movies; and it’s also on the "Imagine: John Lennon" soundtrack from 1988. The song was originally performed by the Isley Brothers in 1962. The Beatles performed it live on "Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg 1962" in 1977. A different live version from 1963 appears on "Anthology 1" in 1995.

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