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I'll close out the Beatles For Sale album with a couple of Carl Perkins songs.
As I state in the show, it is food for thought that when they were together, the Beatles released 3 Carl Perkins songs but never an Elvis one...very interesting!
We'll hear an almost forgotten one by them originally done by Larry Williams.
Then I'll move into the Help LP for the last cover songs the Beatles would include on an album released during that period.
(A couple would later appear on the Anthology collections.)
Another thought- A Hard Day's Night was all original songs, the later Help had covers...again interesting, but the Beatles were always infinitely interesting!
Kick back, enjoy and pick a favorite- the cover or the original.
There are no right answers, and most assuredly no prizes, lol!
Here's the link that ends the Covered By The Beatles series, at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by Mike Pell on February 12, 2012 at 1:00pm
If anything, it was the other way around.
Carl Perkins could have given Elvis a run for the money.
Unfortunately for him, he was in an accident driving to New York to appear on national TV to sing his classic Blue Suede Shoes.
He was hospitalized, never made it, and soon after Elvis recorded a lesser version of Blue Suede Shoes.
He was never that ambitious, a laid back guy and I've always liked his music very much.
A Golden Pell to two versions of the same song, that's a first, lol!
Happy to turn you on to what you consider an awesome song.
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on February 10, 2012 at 4:00pm

Okay, this is gonna sound stupid, but did Elvis influence Carl Perkins or is it the other way around?  Either way, I immediately thought of Elvis when his two versions of the first two songs were played.  Honestly, there is only one song in this part that really, really works for me.


That would be Act Naturally.  I really like both versions.  So much so that I just can't say which is better.  My favorite part of the song is the harmonizing background vocals.  Just totally cool!  So, since I can't really award a Golden Pell to any of the songs that I haven't heard before, I'm giving one to The Beatles and to Buck Owens and The Buckaroos for recording that awesome song.

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