21 maio, 2020


The album in this post, titled "Nothing's Gonna Change My World", by Scottish singer Barbara Dickson and is a tribute to the songs of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.

It was released in the United Kingdom and Europe in 2006, by the Universal label, by the Concord label.

The songs selected for the album "Nothing's Gonna Change My World", posted here are the following:

01. If I needed someone;
02. I will;
03. Rain;
04. Here, there and everywhere;
05. Every little thing;
06. Eleanor rigby;
07. Things we said today;
08. I'll be back;
09. P.S. I love you;
10. Fool on the hill;
11. Across the universe;
12. Goodnight.


08 maio, 2020


In this post, I present the album "Beatles on Hammered Dulcimer", by Joemy Wilson. It was released in the United States, in 1989, by the label Dargason Music.

Joemy Wilson is a hammered dulcimer player from New Haven, Connecticut. Her first instruments were the piano and violin. She also took voice lessons in high school. She started playing Appalachian dulcimer while attending Barnard College, and started playing hammered dulcimer in 1979.

Wilson has made several recordings on the Dargason label, and is particularly noted for her recordings of the compositions of Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan. She has collaborated with several artists, including Miamon Miller, Valarie King, Scott Fraser, Anisa Angarola, and Sylvia Woods.

The following is a list of the Beatles' songs that make up the selection for this album:

01. Eleanor rigby;
02. For no one;
03.  When I'm sixty-four;
04. You've got to hide your love away;
05. She's leaving home;
06. Norwegian wood;
07. And your bird can sing;
08. In my life;
09. Eight days a week;
10. Across the universe;
11. Yellow submarine;
12. She loves you.

 Capa (Front) - Edição K7 - USA 1989

Joemy Wilson - 1989


23 abril, 2020


In this post, I present a compilation of orchestrated songs, in the "Easy Listening" style, exclusive with Beatles songs.

I got this material from the inactive JbPimentel blog a few years ago and decided to share it again with friends from the LaPlayaBeatles blog.

The collection consists of 43 songs distributed on two discs, listed below:

Disco 1:
01. Do you want to know a secret (London Starlight Orchestra) 1996;
02. She loves you (James Last) 1983;
03. I want to hold your hand (101 Strings) 1995;
04. All my loving (The 101 Strings Orchestra) 2002;
05. A hard days night (The Hollyridge Strings)1996;
06. Every little thing  / Got to get you in to my life (The Simon Cale Orchestra) 1994;
07. Ticket to ride (John Keating) 1966;
08. You've got to hide your love away (Percy Faith) 1966;
09. Yesterday (James Last) 1983;
10. Michelle (Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra) 1973;
11. Girl (Paul Mauriat) 1972;
12. In my life (The 101 Strings Orchestra) 2002;
13. Day tripper (The Hollyridge Strings) 1996;
14. Got to get you in to my life (Frank Chacksfield) 1970;
15. Here, there and everywhere (The Percy Faith Strings) 1970;
16. When I'm sixty four (Gunter Noris) 1969;
17. Hello, goodbye (Enoch Light) 2001;
18. Hey Jude (Enoch Light) 2001;
19. Martha my dear (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass) 1971;
20. Goodbye (Paul Mauriat) 1972;
21. Here comes the sun (Strings For Pleasure) 1975;
22. Because (The Percy Faith Strings) 1970;
23. Come together (Frank Chacksfield) 1970.

Disco 2:
01. And I love her (Newton Wayland) 1989;
02. I feel fine (The Hollyridge Strings)1996;
03. Norwegian wood / The fool on the hill (The Simon Cale Orchestra) 1994;
04. Nowhere man (The 101 Strings Orchestra) 2002;
05. Eleanor rigby (Paul Mauriat) 1972;
06. Strawberry fields forever (The Hollyridge Strings) 1996;
07. Penny lane (Kay Warner) 1976;
08. Lucy in the sky with diamonds (Enoch LIght) 2001;
09. She's leaving home (Baja Marimba Band) 1967;
10. With a little help from my friends (Enoch Light) 2001;
11. All you need is love (James Last) 1983;
12. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da (Frank Chaksfield) 1970;
13. Don't let me down (Franck Pourcel) 1970;
14. Get back (Paul Mauriat) 1972;
15. The ballad of John and Yoko (The Percy Faith Strings) 1970;
16. Octopus garden (String For Pleasure) 1975;
17. Something (Peter Nero) 1974;
18. Let it be (James Last) 1983;
19. The long and winding road (Andre Kostelanetz) 1973;
20. Free as a bird (The 101 Strings Orchestra) 2002.


03 março, 2020


In this post, I present a compilation made by the defunct blog "Instrumental World", containing the interpretations of Beatles songs performed and released by conductor and pianist Ronnie Aldrich, in his extensive discography, on Decca Records, by the London label.

Following are the Beatles songs contained in this compilation, with graphic material added by the LaPlayaMusic blog:

01. What is life;
02. Because;
03. Michelle;
04. Something;
05. My sweet lord;
06. The fool on the hill;
07. Yesterday;
08. The long and winding;
09. Hey Jude;
10. Lucy in the sky with diamond;
11. Imagine;
12. Let it be.

20 fevereiro, 2020


Today's post brings an unknown tribute to the Beatles, released in Brazil by the label Kives, entitled "Beatles Symphonic".

The disc contains some interesting reinterpretations, valid for anyone who is passionate about the Beatles and / or tributes and curious people like me.

What harms the work is the attitude of the label when launching, not having the ability to quote the year of release and no information about the interpreters (s) of the songs contained on the disc and their respective musicians. It is unfortunate.

However, an anonymous friend of the blog helped us by informing that the interpreter of this is a tribute is George Pehlivanian & The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. I take this opportunity and thank you very much for the kindness of the information.

The Beatles' song selection for this album consists of the following tracks:

01. Penny Lane;
02. Hey Jude;
03. Please please me;
04. Yesterday;
05. Eleanor rigby;
06. A hard day's night;
07. Michele;
08. Lady madonna;
09. Day tripper;
10. Get back;
11. Something;
12. I feel me;
13. Don't let me down;
14. Help;
15. Magical mistery tour;
16. Love me do;
17. All my loving;
18. Julia;
19. Because;
20. She's woman.


17 fevereiro, 2020


Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr. Guitar" and "The Country Gentleman", was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, Bob Ferguson and others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music's appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele.

Atkins's signature picking style was inspired by Merle Travis. Other major guitar influences were Django Reinhardt, George Barnes, Les Paul, and, later, Jerry Reed. His distinctive picking style and musicianship brought him admirers inside and outside the country scene, both in the United States and abroad.

Atkins spent most of his career at RCA Victor and produced records for the Browns, Hank Snow, Porter Wagoner, Norma Jean, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, Perry Como, Floyd Cramer, Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Jerry Reed, Skeeter Davis, Waylon Jennings, and many others.

Rolling Stone credited Atkins with inventing the "popwise 'Nashville sound' that rescued country music from a commercial slump," and ranked him number 21 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time." Among many other honors, Atkins received 14 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

He also received nine Country Music Association awards for Instrumentalist of the Year. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. George Harrison was also inspired by Chet Atkins; Early Beatles songs such as "All My Loving" show the influence.

The album was released in 1966, by the recorder RCA Victor and contains the following selection of instrumental songs, in tribute to the Beatles:

01. I feel fine;
02. Yesterday;
03. If I fell;
04. Can't buy me love;
05. I'll cry instead;
06. Things we said today;
07. Hard day's night;
08. I'll follow the sun;
09. She's a woman;
10. And I love her;
11. Michelle;