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Soul Tribute to the Beatles


  • 1. Hey Jude - Wilson Pickett
    2. Lady Madonna - Fats Domino
    3. Yesterday - Marvin Gaye
    4. Let It Be - Aretha Franklin
    5. Come Together - Ike & Tina Turner
    6. Day Tripper - Otis Redding
    7. And I Love Him - Esther Phillips
    8. I Want to Hold Your Hand - Al Green
    9. Can't Buy Me Love - The Supremes
    10. Michelle - The Four Tops
    11. Got to Get You into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
    12. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Natalie Cole
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79740

  • Credits
    ProducerEddie Holland; Lamont Dozier; Maurice White; Berry Gordy, Jr.; Norman Whitfield; Brian Holland; Tom Vickers (Compilation)
    EngineerRandy Nicklaus

    Includes liner notes by Tom Vickers.
    Recording information: Motorized Music, Glendale, CA.
    There have been jazz and classical renditions of the Beatles songbook, yet Vanguard Records has compiled a soul tribute, consisting of vocal-based songs by Fats Domino, the Supremes, and others. The producers waded through the vaults of soul music to consummate this generally affable program. However, Soul Tribute to the Beatles might also be viewed upon as an outlet to generate a quick buck. Regardless, the listener will be treated to an assortment of nicely envisioned works such as Wilson Pickett's soul/funk spin on "Hey Jude" and Aretha Franklin's pop-gospel take on "Let It Be." Other highlights include Esther Phillips' whispery interpretation of "And I Love Her," complete with lush strings and flutes. Earth, Wind & Fire's snazzy, brass-heavy rendering of "Got to Get You Into My Life" is an adrenaline enhancer, whereas the Four Tops' soft, hush-toned treatment of "Michelle" might prompt the listener to shed a tear or two. In general, Soul Tribute to the Beatles offers yet another perspective to the Beatles' ongoing legacy. ~ Glenn Astarita

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (9/4/03, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Not a traditional tribute album, this newly assembled package of Sixties and Seventies recordings unites some of the greatest but largely forgotten [R&B] intrepretations of Beatles Classics..."
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  • Genre: R&B
  • Label: Vanguard 79740
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707974028
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