Wednesday, December 13, 2006
give back my ring to me and darling you'll be free
the guy with the greasy hair and the cool soul scowl is arthur alexander (i bet he was a sweetie, really). he wrote and recorded the first ever cover version officially released by the beatles. anna, on the please please me album:
Arthur Alexander: Anna (Go To Him)
that's floyd kramer playing the piano. he had a big hit in 1961 with "on the rebound". that's worth looking through the discount bins at your local record shop for, too.
check out manholand every day as we take you on a chrolological crawl through the beatles covers.
manho's vote on anna: arthur 8/10. beatles 6/10.