Tribute To The Beatles Part II

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960.
Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential.
They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962.
They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.
McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active.
We would like to present to you 5 cover versions of The Beatles songs.

Humble Pie - Street Rats

Humble Pie - Street Rats
Release date:February 1975
Genre: Hard Rock
"Street Rats" was the eighth studio album by the English rock group Humble Pie, released in 1975.
The album captures Humble Pie mid-implosion; in fact, according to the group’s members, it wasn’t even supposed to be a Humble Pie record at all. Bandleader Steve Marriott, burned out after one too many tours, wanted to take a break from making the band his top priority, and although their label, A&M Records, was impatient for more Pie product, he opted instead to begin work on three LPs — a solo album, a duo record with the group’s bassist Greg Ridley, and a proper Pie release.
Unsurprisingly, between this scattershot creative approach and the musicians’ overall burnout, the results were not exactly coherent.
The album went to #100 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States.
  1. Street Rat
  2. Rock And Roll Music
  3. We Can Work It Out
  4. Scored Out
  5. Road Hog
  6. Rain
  7. There 'Tis
  8. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker
  9. Countryman Stomp
  10. Drive My Car
  11. Queens And Nuns
  • Greg Ridley - Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Jerry Shirley - Drums
  • Steve Marriott - Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Clem Clempson - Guitar, Slide Guitar
  • Mel Collins - Session Musician (Horn)
  • Tim Hinkley - Session Musician (Keyboards)




Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
Release date:29 March 1975
Genre: Jazz Rock Fusion
"Blow By Blow" is the seventh album by British guitarist Jeff Beck, released in 1975, and it was the first under his name alone.
After some trying moments with a couple of abortive bands whose principal purpose was to give him someone to play with, this all-instrumental album points a newer, healthier direction for the man whose playing is more emblematic of the Yardbirds than either Jimmy Page, who followed him, or Eric Clapton, whom he succeeded.
The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
  1. You Know What I Mean
  2. She's A Woman
  3. Constipated Duck
  4. Air Blower
  5. Scatterbrain
  6. Cause We've Ended As Lovers
  7. Thelonius
  8. Freeway Jam
  9. Diamond Dust
  • Jeff Beck – Electric Guitars, Bass
  • Max Middleton — Keyboards
  • Phil Chen — Bass
  • Richard Bailey – Drums, Percussion


Procol Harum - Procol's Ninth

Procol Harum - Procol's Ninth
Release date:September 1975
Genre: Progressive Rock
"Procol's Ninth" is the eighth studio album (ninth including Live) by Procol Harum, that was released in September 1975.
Procol Harum turned to production by the veteran songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who had written the first single ("Poison Ivy") by Procol predecessor band, the Paramounts. Though the band is in top form (especially drummer B.J. Wilson) and despite a strong start (with the exquisite "Pandora's Box," a U.K. hit), the album largely runs out of steam by side two. Too much of the Brooker and Reid material is competent rather than exciting.
Likewise, Procol fails to render memorable versions of two cover songs, Leiber and Stoller's "I Keep Forgetting" or the Beatles' "Eight Days A Week".
  1. Pandora's Box
  2. Fool's Gold
  3. Taking The Time
  4. The Unquiet Zone
  5. The Final Thrust
  6. I Keep Forgetting
  7. Without A Doubt
  8. The Piper's Tune
  9. Typewriter Torment
  10. Eight Days A Week
  • Chris Copping – Organ
  • Alan Cartwright – Bass Guitar
  • B.J. Wilson – Drums
  • Mick Grabham – Guitar
  • Gary Brooker – Piano, Vocals
  • Keith Reid – Lyrics


Journey - Look Into The Future

Journey - Look Into The Future
Release date:January 1, 1976
Genre: Rock
Journey's second album, "Look Into The Future", is essentially a reprise of their debut, and while the music has a sharper focus and better instrumental sections than its predecessor, it still lacks strong material and is a little too directionless to function as good jazz-rock.
Guitarist George Tickner left the band after having co-written two songs for this album, leaving members Gregg Rolie (lead vocals/keyboards), Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).
  1. On A Saturday Nite
  2. It's All Too Much
  3. Anyway
  4. She Makes Me (Feel Alright)
  5. You're On Your Own
  6. Look Into The Future
  7. Midnight Dreamer
  8. I'm Gonna Leave You
  • Gregg Rolie - Vocals, Keyboards
  • Neal Schon - Guitar
  • Ross Valory - Bass Guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar - Drums


Ted Nugent - State Of Shock

Ted Nugent - State Of Shock
Release date:May 1979
Genre:Hard Rock
While many of classic rock’s greatest artists were simply trying to get out of the ‘70s alive,
Ted Nugent was absolutely thriving: packing arenas coast to coast and moving millions of records.
"State Of Shock" is the fifth solo album by the American hard rock guitarist, released in 1979.
Although the album reached the U.S. Top 20 and quickly went gold, it remains the first Nugent solo album not to attain platinum certification.
  1. Paralyzed
  2. Take It Or Leave It
  3. Alone
  4. It Don't Matter
  5. State Of Shock
  6. I Want To Tell You
  7. Satisfied
  8. Bite Down Hard
  9. Snake Charmer
  10. Saddle Sore
  • Ted Nugent - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Lead Vocals, Percussion
  • Charlie Huhn - Lead and Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Walt Monaghan - Bass
  • Cliff Davies - Drums, Backing Vocals


Tribute To The Beatles Part I

4 young musicians in Liverpool in 1960, changed the music scene. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.
Guitarist and teenage rebel John Lennon got hooked on rock & roll in the mid-'50s, and formed a band, the Quarrymen, at his high school. Around mid-1957, the Quarrymen were joined by another guitarist, Paul McCartney, nearly two years Lennon's junior. A bit later they were joined by another guitarist, George Harrison, a friend of McCartney. The Quarrymen would change lineups constantly in the late '50s, eventually reducing to the core trio of guitarists, who'd proven themselves to be the best musicians and most personally compatible individuals within the band.
The Quarrymen changed their name to the Silver Beatles in 1960, quickly dropping the "Silver" to become just the Beatles. Lennon's art college friend Stuart Sutcliffe joined on bass, but finding a permanent drummer was a vexing problem until Pete Best joined in the summer of 1960.
He successfully auditioned for the combo just before they left for a several-month stint in Hamburg, Germany.
We would like to present to you 5 cover versions of The Beatles songs.

Randy California ‎– Kapt. Kopter And The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds

Randy California ‎– Kapt. Kopter And The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds
Release date:1972
Genre: Rock
"Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds" was Randy California's debut solo album
after leaving Spirit, and thus, expectations were high.California, still only 21, opted to return to the influence of his early mentor, Jimi Hendrix, who had died in 1970.
California wailed through a series of tunes in a style more reminiscent of the extended arrangements of Electric Ladyland than the tight psychedelic pop singles on Are You Experienced. Beatles songs like "Day Tripper" and "Rain" became almost unrecognizable frames for California's improvisations.
At least the covers were actual songs, which was more than you could say for the originals. Kapt. Kopter ended up proving that California was not ready to be promoted from a group guitarist who sang and wrote occasionally.
  1. Downer
  2. Devil
  3. I Don't Want Nobody
  4. Day Tripper
  5. Mother And Child Reunion
  6. Things Yet To Come
  7. Rain
  8. Rainbow
  • Randy California – Vocals, Guitar, Waterbass
  • Charlie Bundy – Bass
  • Noel Redding (credited as 'Clit McTorius') - Bass
  • Larry "Fuzzy" Knight – Bass
  • Tim McGovern - Drums
  • Leslie Sampson (credited as 'Henry Manchovitz') - Drums
  • Ed Cassidy (credited as 'Cass Strange') - Drums
  • Janet Wolfe, Robin Wolfe - Background Vocals



Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker
Release date:November, 1969
Genre: Rock
Joe Cocker's first three A &;M albums form the bedrock of a career that spans over three decades.
Following the template of his first LP, this second album features numerous covers of songs originally performed by Bob Dylan, The Beatles,  Leonard Cohen, and future touring partner Leon Russell. Cocker co-wrote one song, "That's Your Business Now", with Chris Stainton.
A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period.
  1. Dear Landlord
  2. Bird On The Wire
  3. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  4. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  5. Hitchcock Railway
  6. That's Your Business Now
  7. Something
  8. Delta Lady
  9. Hello, Little Friend
  10. Darling Be Home Soon
  • Joe Cocker – Vocals
  • Chris Stainton – Piano, Organ, Guitar
  • Alan Spenner – Bass
  • Bruce Rowland – Drums
  • Henry McCullough – Guitar
  • George Harrison - Rhythm Guitar
  • Leon Russell – Piano, Organ, Guitar
  • Milt Holland – Percussion
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – Guitar
  • Clarence White – Guitar
  • Paul Humphries – Drums
  • Merry Clayton, Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Patrice Holloway, Sherlie Matthews – Background Vocals



Esperanto - Last Tango

Esperanto - Last Tango
Release date:1975
Genre: Progressive Rock
For Esperanto's last album, gone is singer Keith Christmas (and to a lesser extent 2nd violin Tony Harris) and in comes the duo of Kim Moore and Roger Meakin.
But the core of the group again remains intact, and still they don't find the need for a guitarist.
With a disturbing artwork about a disturbed dancer, this album is even more impressive than the previous Danse Macabre.
It was also recorded in the famous French studios of Hérouville, and does it ever sound like it.
The title track was recorded in both French (La drôle de fin) and Spanish (El tonto aquel) versions by Sylvie Vartan.
  1. Eleanor Rigby
  2. Still Life
  3. Painted Lady
  4. Obsession
  5. The Rape
  6. Last Tango
  • Timothy Kraemer - Сello
  • Bruno Libert - Keyboards
  • Gino Malisan - Bass
  • Tony Malisan - Drums
  • Roger Meakin - Vocals
  • Kim Moore - Vocals
  • Geoffrey Salmon - 2nd Violin
  • Raymond Vincent -  1st Violin



Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge

Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge
Release date:August 1967
Genre:  Psychedelic Rock
"Vanilla Fudge" is the first album by the American psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge.
Released in August 1967, it consists entirely of half-speed covers and three short original instrumental compositions. Seriously, a heavy psychedelic sound, covering the then popular hits is really a groundbreaking effort. And it sounds very good even today!
The album was Vanilla Fudge's most successful, peaking at #6 on the Billboard album charts in September 1967. Parts of the original stereo LP were actually mixed in mono, including the entire track "You Keep Me Hangin' On".
An edited version of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" was released as a single and also charted.
  1. Ticket To Ride
  2. People Get Ready
  3. She's Not There
  4. Bang Bang
  5. a.STRA (Illusions Of My Childhood - Part One)
    b.You Keep Me Hangin' On
    c.WBER (Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Two)
  6. a.Take Me For A Little While
    b.RYFI (Illusions Of My Childhood — Part Three)
  7. a.Eleanor Rigby
  • Carmine Appice - Drums, Vocals
  • Tim Bogert - Bass, Vocals
  • Vince Martell - Guitar, Vocals
  • Mark Stein - Lead Vocals, Keyboards



Black Oak Arkansas - Ain't Life Grand

Black Oak Arkansas - Ain't Life Grand
Release date:April 1975
Genre: Southern Rock
Black Oak Arkansas is a band historically given to wretched excess,but this album features smooth harmonies, clear guitar tones and any number of crisp, concise rockers.
More of the same good old rock and roll from Jim Dandy and his friends.
All tunes are group originals except the Beatles' "Taxman" and there is the usual raunchy Black Oak Arkansas excitement generated on each cut.
The group even experiments with some softer material here and it comes out very nicely. Black Oak Arkansas should score handily on all counts with this one.
  1. Taxman
  2. Fancy Nancy 
  3. Keep On       
  4. Good Stuff
  5. Rebel
  6. Back Door Man
  7. Love Can Be Found
  8. Diggin' For Gold
  9. Cryin' Shame
  10. Let Life Be Good To You

  • Jim "Dandy" Mangrum - Vocals
  • Harvey Jett - Guitars
  • Stanley Knight - Guitars
  • Rick Reynolds - Guitars
  • Pat Daugherty - Bass
  • Tommy Aldridge - Drums