Ain't She Sweet (album)

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Ain't She Sweet
Compilation album by The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan and The Swallows
Released 5 October 1964
Recorded March–September 1961, Friedrich Ebert Halle, Studio Rahlstedt, Hamburg, Germany (The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan); unknown (The Swallows)
Genre Rock and roll
Language English
Label Atco
Producer Bert Kaempfert (The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan tracks)/Unknown (The Swallows tracks)
The Beatles and Tony Sheridan chronology
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan & Guests
(1964)
Ain't She Sweet
(1964)
The Beatles' First
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

Ain't She Sweet was an American album featuring four tracks recorded in Hamburg in 1961 by The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan (except for the title song with vocal by John Lennon) and cover versions of Beatles and British Invasion-era songs recorded by the Swallows. As Atlantic Records only had rights to four Sheridan/Beatle recordings recorded by Polydor Records, they filled the rest of the album with Beatle and British Invasion cover songs. When this material was released by Atco Records, there were mono (catalogue number 33-169) and stereo (SD 33-169) editions. For this release, a second drum track (apparently by Bernard Purdie[citation needed]) was overdubbed on "Ain't She Sweet" as apparently, Atlantic officials were not impressed by the drumming of Pete Best. They also edited out Sheridan's profanity on "Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby".

Track listing[edit]

Side one

All performances by Tony Sheridan with The Beatles as a backing band unless otherwise indicated

  1. "Ain't She Sweet" (performed by The Beatles), music by Milton Ager, lyrics by Jack Yellen)
  2. "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  3. "Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby" (C. Singleton Waldenese Hall)
  4. "Nobody's Child"
  5. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (performed by The Swallows)
  6. "She Loves You" (performed by The Swallows)
Side two

All performances by The Swallows

  1. "How Do You Do It?"
  2. "Please Please Me"
  3. "I'll Keep You Satisfied"
  4. "I'm Telling You Now"
  5. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  6. "From Me to You"

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