The Beatles are more famous for the songs that they wrote themselves, but on their early releases, they filled out their LPs (and one EP) with songs written by other people. Here we look at the original versions of the songs The Beatles covered.

Anna (Go To Him) – Arthur Alexander

Chains – The Cookies

Boys – The Shirelles

Baby, It’s You – The Shirelles

A Taste Of Honey – Billy Dee Williams

Twist & Shout – The Top Notes

‘Till I Met You – Eileen Wilson

Please Mr Postman – The Marvelettes

Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

You Really Got a Hold On Me – The Miracles

Devil In Her Heart – The Donays

Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong

Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

Slow Down – Larry Williams

Matchbox – Carl Perkins

Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry

Mr Moonlight – Dr Feelgood and the Interns (aka Piano Red)

Kansas City – Little Willie Littlefield

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey – Little Richard

Words Of Love – Buddy Holly

Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins

Everybody’ Tryin’ To be My Baby – Rex Griffin

Act Naturally – Buck Owens & The Buckaroos

Dizzy, Miss Lizzy – Larry Williams

Bad Boy – Larry Williams

Maggie Mae – The Vipers Skiffle Group


When lists of great guitar players appear, they mostly include electric rock or blues players. Here are some players that don’t normally feature in such lists but do deserve to be recognised for their playing skills.

Sabre Dance – Love Sculpture (feat. Dave Edmunds)

Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt

Asturias (Leyenda) – Andres Segovia

My Babe – Rick Nelson (feat. James Burton)

Anji – Davy Graham

Blackwater Side – Bert Jansch

Country Boy – Heads, Hands & Feet (feat. Alvin Lee)

Cello Song – Nick Drake

Little Bit of Sympathy – Robin Trower

Crossroads/You Can’t Catch Me – Stephen Stills

Gibson, Martin, Fender – The Pirates (feat. Mick Green)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Jeff Healey Band

1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Richard Thompson

Nervous Breakdown – Brad Paisley

Joy In Repetition – Prince & The New Power Generation


In this episode we take a look at songs that have (as far we know) been released as bonus tracks on vinyl releases.

Just One Drink (Acoustic Intro) – Jack White

Milk Cow Blues (live) – The Kinks

Mystery – The Small Faces

Vejetables (Smile Box Set Vinyl Mix) – The Beach Boys

Good Clean Fun (Alt Mix) – The Monkees

Rude Boys Outta Jail – Neville Staples AKA Judge Roughneck

Ebony Eyes – Stevie Wonder

Superman (Live) – Blur (Seymour)

Boneheads Bank Holiday – Oasis

Tonight Reprise – The Smashing Pumpkins

Runners Dial Zero – Beck

Writing To Reach You (Deadly Avenger’s Bayou Blues Mix) – Travis

Just To Have You Back – Loretta Lynn

Dreamin’ Of You (Single Edit) – Bob Dylan

Strange Woman – Jeremy Spencer

Heavy Chevy – Alabama Shakes

The Golden Temple – Sun Dial

Born To Act – Belle & Sebastian

Panic Attack – The Heavy

Even Good Things Break my Heart – Bill Ryder-Jones


In this episode, we are pleased to welcome Bob Young, (tour manager, songwriter and performer) to the show where he talks to us about his life in music along with looking at some of the music that has inspired him down the years.

Rock Island Line – Lonnie Donegan

Packin’ Truck Blues – Leadbelly

Talking New York (Mono Mix) – Bob Dylan

Mister Mystified – Evil Eyes

Our Love (Is In The Pocket) – Amen Corner

Miss Jones – The Herd

Antique Angelique - Status Quo

Down The Dustpipe - Status Quo

Don’t Do That - Young & Moody Band

No Moon Shines – The Diesel Band (Previously Unreleased)

Rockard & Ready – Deaf Fret (Previously Unreleased)

Down Down – Bob Young

Mean Girl – Bob Young

Aim High – Alan Lancaster’s Bombers

Purple Haze – Groove Armada

Elements – Lemon Jelly

Lovin’s Too Easy By Far – Frankie Miller

Dominos – Sshh

Solid Gold - Status Quo

Electric Arena - Status Quo

If You Believe - Francis Rossi

At The River (Q Edit) – Groove Armada


In this episode, we once again welcome back Darryl Bullock from to look at some of the worst songs that have been released by people whose job is not a musician and/or singer.

Macho Man - Peter Welsh & Brian Cook

Eddien Siivellä - Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

If You Were The Only Girl In The World - Barbara Cartland

Someone Walked Over My Grave - Criswell

Crying - Cannon & Ball                                      

Ip Dip Chibberdy Dip - Frank Carson

America Why I love Her - John Wayne

My Carousel - David McCallum

You've Lost That Loving Feeling - Tele Savalis        

Bohemian Rhapsody – William Shatner

Why - Herve Villechaize

Rape - Peter Wyngarde                                        

Baby I Need You - Giant Haystacks

True Love - Harvey Smith

Just Like That – ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton

We've Got A Feeling - Basile Boli & Chris Waddle

Why - Eval Knievel                                              

Chalice - Father Pat Berkery                              

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Senator Sam Ervin, Jr

England Are Jolly Dee! - Neil & Christine Hamilton

The Big Architect - Duncan Johnson

Stand Up & Be Counted - Hughie Green

Thank You For Listening - L Ron Hubbard & Friends


In this, the first oftwo shows showcasing the work of Curt Boettcher, we look at the projects heproduced, performed on and the songs he wrote that were performed by otherpeople.

Prelude/To Claudia On Thursday (Demo) – The Millennium

Railroad Boy – The Goldebriars

June Bride Baby (Single Version) – The Goldebriars

Milk & Honey – Summer’s Children

Much More Love – Tommy Roe

Message Of Our Love (Mono) – The Association

I Didn’t Ever Know – Jonathan Moore

I Knew You Back When Babe – Jacobson & Tansley

Mr. Man Of The World – The Bootiques

Oh, Don’t Come crying Back To Me – Something Young

Many More Times (Mono) – Lee Mallory

Sugar Stone – The Candy Company

This Life Of Mine – Plastic People

The Kwella – Lou Berrington & The African Kamp

Thinking Of Myself – Action Unlimited

Song No.7 – Lyme & Cybelle

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Ray Whitley

Jamie – Bobby Jameson

Sweet Pea – Friar Tuck

It’s A Sad World (Demo) – The Ballroom


High Times

In this show, we take a look at songs that have references to illegal drugs and were recorded before the 1960s.

Junker’s Blues – Champion Jack Dupree

Everybody Loves That Hadacol – Basin Street Six

Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy’s Oveltine? – Henry ‘TheHipster’ Gibson

Smoking Reefers – Larry Adler

Kickin’ The Gong around – Cab Calloway

Lotus Blossom (Sweet Marijuana) – Julia Lee

Reefer Man – Baron Lee & The Blue Rhythm Band

Weed – Bea Foote

You’re A Viper – Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys

When I Get Low, I Get High – Ella Fitzgerald

Fixin’ To Die Blues – Bukka White

Sweet Marijuana Brown – Barney Bigard Sextet

Save The Roach For Me – Buck Washington

That Cat Is High – The Ink Spots

Reefer Headed Woman – Jazz Gillum & The Harlem Hamfats

Cocaine Blues – Luke Jordan

The Candy Man – Rosetta Howard

Refeer Hound Blues – Curtis Jones

Cocaine Habit Blues – Memphis Jug Band


In this show, wepresent a collection of rare, limited edition or just obscure records that have found their way into the archive of Squire Towers down the years.

Path Through A Forest (Psychedelic Effects Version) – TheFactory

Your Heart Is Free Just like The Wind - Apple

World In My Head – Leviathan

Turn Around & Love You – Rita Coolidge

Dawn – Grannie

Maypole #1 (From the LP Artefacts From The Black Museum) –Dark

Peace Song – Magic Carpet

Knocking On Heavens Door (Live) – Guns ‘N’ Roses

Bring It On Home To Me – Paul McCartney

Let it Go (Live) – Sun Dial

Twig – Caspur & Mollusk

Cleopatra – Elastica

Mona Lisa Eyes – Ocean Colour Scene

Revenge Of The Hammond Connection – Primal Scream

Thank You – Ryan Adams

Signed DC – The White Stripes

Under The Westway – Blur

Wish You Were Here – Rasputina


Delivering a pack of five freshly minted vinyl singles every month to the subscriber’s doors, we take a look at some of the artists championed by Flying Vinyl from the first year of its existence.

Undress Your Soul – The Dubarrys

Girl Talk – Huskies

Pylons – Eaves

Now You’re Back – Idle Frets

Eyes Wide – Meadowlark

No Mind No Money – Beach Baby

Rain At Night – Oh So Quiet

Patterns – Matthew & Me

Beautiful Faces – The Vryll Society

Swings & Waterslides – Viola Beach

Look Forward – Venice Trip

Missing Persons - Asylums

White Bear – The Temperance Movement

Auelia – Lanks

Advertise Your Life – Phobophobes

That Certain Favour – Pinemen

Sugar Tastes Like Salt – The Orielles

In The Morning (She’s Electric) – The Britanys

All My Pride – Black Honey

New Ends – Sugar Thief

All That I Want – Rival Sons

We Are Your Receiver - Klangstof


In this episode, we once again look back to the mid 90’s where Britpop ruled the charts but instead of focusing on the movement itself, we focus in on some of the non-Britpop acts that were releasing material at that time.

Bizarre Love Triangle – Frente

Stay (I Missed You) (Living Room Mix) – Lisa Loeb

Revenge of the Number – Portishead

Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins

Spin The Bottle – Julianna Hatfield 3

Miss Sarajevo – Passengers

Tongue – REM

Need You Around – Smoking Popes

Just Like Me – Steamboat Band

I Just Wasn’t Born For These Times (Stereo Mix) – The Beach Boys

Real Love – The Beatles

Baby S’il Vous Plait – The Rutles

Hollow Deep - Chemical

Land of the Sun – Skip Spence

Scooby Snacks (Schmoove Version) – Fun Loving Criminals

Medication – Primal Scream

Swoon – Tanya Donnelly


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