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    The channel just played the Beatles' Nothin' Shakin', recorded on July 10, 1963 for the BBC radio programme Top Of The Pops and released in 1994 on on the two-CD, 56-song compilation Live At The BBC. (Yes, I used the British spelling of "program." Cute?) The Beatles' first recording of the song, in December 1962, was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962. Billy "Crash" Craddock had a #10 country hit with the song in 1972. Here is the 1958 original by singer/tv actor Eddie Fontaine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEtvO1S-drU

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    The Beatles Channel just played George Harrison's Hong Kong Blues, from his 1981 Somewhere In England album. Hoagy Carmichael wrote and recorded the song in 1938 (Brunswick 8255). He recorded a new version in 1942 (Decca 18395). The lyrics were written by Stanley Adams, who also wrote the English lyrics of La Cucaracha and What A Diff'rence A Day Makes. Carmichael performed the song in the 1944 Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall movie To Have & Have Not, in which he portrayed Cricket, a piano player at a bar. Carmichael then recorded Hong Kong Blues a third time (ARA 123) and finally had a hit. It reached #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Poplar Retail Records chart in August 1945. Another version by Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra got to #8 two months later.

    Hong Kong Blues has also been recorded by Rusty Draper, Jeff Healey, Amos Garrett, Prudence Johnson, Georgie Fame, George Melly, Chris Darrow, Martin Denny, Barbara Lea, Junior Brown, Geoff Muldaur and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Here is George Harrison's version -- hurry and listen!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmKQOxB6lpI

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