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ARTIST
TITLE
Easy Beatles: Irresistible In-Sound Interpretations
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BB 009CD BB 009CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2008

...from the 60s and 70s. The Bureau B label presents what may very well be the best Beatles covers record, ever. Now-sound meets jet-set music meets space-age pop meets easy listening meets soul jazz meets vocal jazz. Not to mention stand-out contributors such as Gary McFarland, Gershon Kingsley, The Sandpipers, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Scott and many more. Countless musicians and bands have transposed The Beatles into styles as diverse as country & western, reggae or even waltzes. When it comes to Beatles interpretations, almost anything goes. The most prolific period of Beatles remakes coincided with the band's own active phase. The late '60s and early '70s were positively awash with Fab Four facsimiles on the songsheets of popular entertainers and jazz musicians. Some went as far as to record entire albums of Beatles songs. While some turned out to be rather fabulous in their own right, others were unintentionally amusing, but no less fascinating for that. More than a few pearls have been gathering dust in the archives over the years and many such treasures thoroughly deserve to see the light of day once again. This collection is but a small, initial foray into such territory. Eighteen jewels handpicked from the copious vaults of (primarily) American recordings embrace multi-genre interpretations. Little known starlets like The Assembled Multitude, studio musicians who came together for a single production, rub shoulders with the somewhat more familiar vocalist Nancy Ames (her highest chart position a less than stellar #89) and the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, a true giant of the vocal jazz scene. Includes detailed and entertaining track-by-track liner notes, beautifully packaged. Get ready to enter the Fab Fourth Dimension.