11 novembro, 2019


Hello blog friends. Today's post brings a compilation of tributes to singer-songwriter Paul McCartney. It is a collection released in the United States in 2001 by Oglio Records.
This material was initially posted on the web by the disabled blog JbPimentel, which ran until November 2012, leaving Beatles tribute fans orphaned.

This weekend, when I heard it again, I decided to re-introduce it, with some improvements in audio and graphics.

I hope you enjoy and share your opinions, because the feedback from the people who access our blog is fundamental for improvements and especially to motivate us to continue with this endeavor.

In my opinion, the selection was good and the interpretations of Paul McCartney's songs were quite competent, although I don't know most of the performers. The following is the list of songs and performers chosen to be part of this selection:

Tracks List:

01. Band on the run (Owsley);
02. My brave face (SR-71);
03. Junk (Kevin Hearn & Steven Page)
04. Jet (Semisonic);
05. No more lonely nights (The Merrymakers);
06. Let me roll it (Robyn Hitchcock);
07. Too many people (The Finn Brothers);
08. Dear friend (The Minus 5);
09. Every night (Matthew Sweet);
10. Waterfalls (Sloan);
11. Man we was lonely (World Party);
12. Coming up (John Faye Power Trip);
13. Maybe I'm Amazed (Virgos);
14. Love in song (Judybats);
15. Warm and Beautiful (Linus of Hollywood);

03 junho, 2019


In this post, we present the album "Don Costa Plays The Beatles", with arrangements and conduction of maestro Don Costa and the Ritmo Sinfonica Di Milano Orchestra, held at the Teatro Manzoni.

The album was recorded in 1981 and released by CBS label EPIC and Harmony.

The selection of songs that comprise this album are as follows:

01. Beatles overture;
02. Something;
03. All you need is love;
04. And I love her;
05. Let it be;
06. Hey Jude;
07. Yesterday;
08. Ob-la-di ob-la-da;
09. Blackbird / The fool on the hill;
10. Starting over.


21 novembro, 2018


In the 1990s, with the success of the Spanish group "Gipsy Kings", several similar groups appeared in the market, presenting unpublished recordings or simply releasing covers.

One of these groups was Los Rolin, who released in Brazil in 1991, for the record company CBS, with the label EPIC, the album "Gipsy Beatles". This same disc was also released in Compact disc format - Cd, with another cover and title, "For Rumbas". As a highlight, the cover idealized by Elifas Andreato.

The selection of songs of the Beatles, in style "gipsy", that compose the album are the following:

01. Help;
02. She loves you;
03. Yellow Submarine;
04. Yesterday;
05. Nowhere man;
06. And I love her;
07. I should have known better;
08. Medley: yellow submarine / she loves you / Michelle / All you need is love / All together now / yesterday;
09. Ob-la-di, ob-la-da;
10. All my loving;
11. And I love her (Versão: J. Corcega);  
12. Help (Versão: J. Corcega);
13. Something;
14. Yellow submarine (Versão: J. Corcega) .


15 novembro, 2018


Today, I decided to post another album of tributes to the Beatles. This time I bring a record released in the United States in 1973, Columbia and CBS label and in Europe by the Cameo / Embassy label. They are known interpreters of the world of "Easy listening".

The songs and their respective performers that make up the album are as follows:

01. Hey Jude (Ray Conniff);
02. Fool on the hill (Percy Faith & His Orchestra);
03. Yesterday (Ray Conniff);
04. Eleanor rigby (Johnny Mathis);
05. You've got to hide your love a way (Percy Faith & His Orchestra);
06. My sweet lord (Johnny Mathis);
07. Something (Peter Nero);
08. The long and winding road (Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra);
09. Michelle (Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra);
10. Variations on the theme "Ob-da-di, ob-la-da (Peter Nero);
11. Let it be (Jerry Vale).

03 novembro, 2018


In this post, we present a rare tribute compilation to the Beatles, released in Argentina in 1973, by the EMI label, with the label Capitol. The album was recorded in SQ System - Quadraphonic.

The selection of the disc is composed of the following songs and interpreters:

01. Yesterday - Ayer (Tom Vaughn);
02. Michelle (Laurindo de Almeida);
03. Here, there and everywhere - Aqui, alla y en todas partes (The Lettermen);
04. We can work it out - Podemos solucionarlo (The Hollyridge Strings);
05. The fool on the hill - El tonto de la colina (The Sound of Our Times)
06. Something - Algo (Peggy Lee);
07. Norwegian wood - Madera noruega (The Hollyridge Strings);
08. Hey Jude (The Sound of Our Times);
09. Eleanor rigby (Bobbie Gentry);
10. Let it be - Dejalo ser (Tennesse Ernie Ford).


25 outubro, 2018


The Brothers Four is an American folk singing group, founded in 1957 in Seattle, Washington, known for their 1960 hit song "Greenfields".

Bob Flick, John Paine, Mike Kirkland, and Dick Foley met at the University of Washington, where they were members of the Phi Gamma Deltafraternity in 1956 (hence the "Brothers" appellation).

Their first professional performances were the result of a prank played on them in 1958 by a rival fraternity, who had arranged for someone to call them, pretend to be from Seattle's Colony Club, and invite them to come down to audition for a gig. Even though they were not expected at the club, they were allowed to sing a few songs, and were subsequently hired. Flick recalls them being paid "mostly in beer."

They left for San Francisco in 1959, where they met Mort Lewis, Dave Brubeck's manager. Lewis became their manager and later that year secured them a contract with Columbia Records.

Their second single, "Greenfields," released in January 1960, hit #2 on the pop charts, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Their first album, Brothers Four, released toward the end of the year, made the top 20.

Other highlights of their early career included singing their fourth single, "The Green Leaves of Summer," from the John Wayne movie The Alamo, at the 1961 Academy Awards, and having their third album, BMOC/Best Music On/Off Campus, go top 10.

They also recorded the title song for the Hollywood film Five Weeks in a Balloon in 1962 and the theme song for the ABC television series Hootenanny, "Hootenanny Saturday Night," in 1963. They also gave "Sloop John B" a try, released as "The John B Sails".

The British Invasion and the ascendance of edgier folk rock musicians such as Bob Dylan put an end to the Brothers Four's early period of success, but they kept performing and making records, doing particularly well in Japan and on the American hotel circuit.

The group, with Jerry Dennon, built a radio station in Seaside, Oregon (KSWB) in 1968. The station was subsequently sold in 1972 to a group from Montana, and later to a self-proclaimed minister, and finally merged into a larger conglomerate of radio stations.

The group attempted a comeback by recording a highly commercial version of Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” but was unable to release it due to licensing issues, and The Byrds eventually stole their thunder by releasing their heralded version.

Mike Kirkland left the group in 1969, and was replaced by Mark Pearson, another University of Washington alumnus. In 1971, Pearson left and was replaced by Bob Haworth, who stayed until 1985 and was replaced by a returning Pearson. Dick Foley left the group in 1990 and was replaced by Terry Lauber. Despite all the changes and having spent 60 years in the business, the group is still active.

Fonte: wikipedia/out 2018

The songs that are part of the disc selection are the following:

01. Norwegian wood;
02. Yesterday;
03. All my loving;
04. Nowhere man;
05. I'll follow the sun;
06. And I love her;
07. If I feel;
08. Help;
09. Michelle;
10. We can work it out;
11. Girl.