Oobu Joobu

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Oobu Joobu was a radio show created by Paul McCartney in 1995 and described by McCartney as "wide-screen radio".[1] The program aired on the American radio network Westwood One and its name was inspired by a BBC production of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Cocu. Because the show's material included demos, rehearsals, live performances, and unreleased recordings of Paul McCartney and The Beatles, many of the programs have been bootlegged.

Shows[edit]

Show 1[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 27 May 1995.

  1. Oobu Joobu Intro – Unreleased McCartney track
  2. Take It Away – Studio outtake
  3. Talk About The Radioshow – Chat
  4. Biker Like An Icon – Soundcheck
  5. Oobu Joobu – Rehearsal
  6. Oobu Joobu / Good Rockin' Tonight – Partial/Chat
  7. Lucille – Paul & Little Richard versions edited together
  8. Little Richard's Story / Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
  9. Oobu Joobu / Cook of the House – Linda's recipe
  10. New Orleans / Oobu Joobu – Unreleased Linda McCartney song
  11. Oobu Joobu / I Wanna Be Your Man – Paul talks about 1st Rolling Stones' single
  12. I Wanna Be Your Man – Soundcheck at the Giant Stadium
  13. Oobu Joobu / Story About Paul's Father – Chat
  14. Flight of the Bumble Bee – Classical: Brenford Marcalis
  15. We Can Work It Out – Soundcheck/Rehearsal
  16. Oobu Joobu Superman Jingle / Reggae Story – Chat
  17. Butter Cup – Winston Scott – 7" single.
  18. Ou Est Le Soleil? – Home recording & finished version
  19. Atlantic Ocean – Unfinished song (partial)
  20. A Fairy Tale – Bonus track: Paul at the piano telling a story to his children. Mid Seventies
  21. Welcome Back / About Alan Crowder – Jam
  22. Oobu Joobu / Don't Get Around Much Anymore – Studio outtake
  23. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
  24. They Call My Baby Baby – Soundcheck Jam
  25. Boil Crisis / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Part of an unreleased song from the rude corner
  26. C Moon – Rehearsal
  27. Put It There – Rehearsal
  28. My Dad – From TV Show, Chet Atkins
  29. Oobu Joobu Jingle / Paul About Buddy – Chat
  30. That'll Be The Day – Buddy Holly record
  31. It's Now Or Never – Jam
  32. Green Sleeves / Talk About Rainforests – Jeff Beck (partial) / Chat
  33. Once In A Lifetime – Talking Head record
  34. Cumberland Gap – Improvisation
  35. Chants – Two women from The Burundi Tribe
  36. Oobu Joobu Intro / Ebony And Ivory – Rehearsal with Stevie Wonder
  37. Oobu Joobu Outro / Credits / Tutti Frutti

Show 2[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 29 May 1995.

  1. Intro – Jingle
  2. Ain't That A Shame – Outtake
  3. Intro / I'm In Love Again – Fats Domino, Paul sings along
  4. Back In The U.S.S.R. – Studio outtake, probably from 1989
  5. Intro / Ain't She Sweet – Jonathhan & Darlene Edwards
  6. Lovers That Never Were – Paul and Elvis Costello. Partial demo / regular
  7. This Sad Bureque – Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
  8. Be Bop A Lula – Soundcheck in Kansas City
  9. Intro / The Joker – Steve Miller Band
  10. Hey Jude – Rehearsal, mock version
  11. Linda's Recipe / Sugertime – Linda sings lead and Paul backing vocals
  12. Intro / Spies Like Us – Demo version
  13. Let 'Em In – Reggae version by Shinehead
  14. Can't Buy Me Love – Soundcheck

Show 3[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 5 June 1995.

  1. Intro Oobu Joobu – Includes chat
  2. I Love This House – Unfinished track with David Gilmour
  3. Knock On Wood – Eddy Floyd single
  4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Mix of Monroe, Paul and Elvis versions / Chat
  5. We're Gonna Move / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Rehearsal
  6. Reggae Intro / No Sun Will Shine – Chat / Bob Marley single
  7. We Got Married – Demo
  8. Got To Get You Into My Life – Rehearsal
  9. Oobu Joobu / Radio Play – Chat / Fun
  10. Virginia Plain / Fun / Intro To Blackbird – Roxy Music single
  11. Blackbird – Chat / Rehearsal
  12. Linda's Recipe / Cook Of The House – Linda's recipe / Chat
  13. White Coated Man – Linda McCartney's song outtake
  14. Welcome Back / Oobu Joobu Time / Introduction – Chat & Jam
  15. Singin' The Blues – Soundcheck in Toronto
  16. Happy Jack – The Who single
  17. Pete Townsend / Oobu Joobu Fun – Chat
  18. Rock Island Line – Rehearsal by Paul
  19. Oobu Joobu Closing Theme

Show 4[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 12 June 1995.

  1. Intro / Oobu Joobu – Intro jingle
  2. Love Mix – Unfinished song
  3. Stop, You Don'T Know Where She Came From – Short demo from rude corner
  4. Intro / Tipitina – Song by Professor Longhair
  5. Fool on the Hill / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Tour rehearsal
  6. Intro / New Moon Over Jamaica – Mix of Paul's demo and Johnny Cash version
  7. Intro / Buladance – The Baki Tribe
  8. Bring It To Jerome – Soundcheck in Minneapolis
  9. Dance of the Cossacks – Nutcracker ballet by The Royal Phil. Orchestra
  10. Linda's Recipe / Cook of the House – Linda's Recipe
  11. You Know You Are Such An Incredible Thing – Jam session
  12. Fixing A Hole / Oobu Joobu Outro – Tour rehearsal
  13. Intro / I Lost My Little Girl – Soundcheck
  14. Gimme Some Loving – Spencer Davis Group single
  15. Comedy – Chat
  16. Let It Be – Mock version
  17. Let It Be – Rehearsal
  18. Oobu Joobu – Outro jingle

Show 5[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 19 June 1995.

  1. Intro / Welcome To Oobu Joobu – Chat / Jingle
  2. Looking For Changes – Soundcheck in Las Vegas
  3. Peace in the Neighbourhood – Soundcheck in Las Vegas
  4. Oobu Joobu Jingle / Hold A Candle To This – The Pretenders single
  5. Message of Chrissie Hynde – Chat
  6. Wildlife – Chat and Music
  7. Oobu Joobu Jingle / I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash single
  8. Introduction To Mother's Nature Son – Chat
  9. Mother Nature Son – Soundcheck
  10. Off The Ground – Soundcheck
  11. Cook of the House / Linda's Recipe – Linda's Recipe
  12. Cow – Linda McCartney and Carla Lane
  13. How Many People – Rehearsal
  14. We All Stand Together – Original demo
  15. 3 Oobu Joobu Introductions – Jingles

Show 6[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 26 June 1995.

  1. There's No Business Like Showbusiness / Oobu Joobu – Intro / Jingle
  2. Twenty Flight Rock – Rehearsal
  3. The Girl Can't Help It – Chat
  4. Summertime Blues – Eddy Cochran single
  5. Summertime – Soundcheck
  6. Reggae Tunes & Highlights – Rude corner / Studio
  7. Deacon Blues – Steely Dan single
  8. Drive My Car – Rehearsal
  9. Oobu Joobu Jingle / You Know My Name / Intro About Brian Jones – Chat / The Beatles track
  10. Cook of the House – Linda's recipe
  11. Wild Prairie – Paul and Linda outtake
  12. Doing It All Dat Long – Film music
  13. Oobu Joobu – Chat
  14. Oobu Joobu / Introduction – Chat / Jingle
  15. Courtly Dancers – Julian Breem from Gloriana
  16. Give Us A Chord, Roy – Partial outtake from a rude corner
  17. Oh Mama, Eh Papa – Soundcheck
  18. Oobu Joobu Outro / The Sheik of Araby – Jingle

Show 7[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 3 July 1995.

  1. Intro / Oobu Joobu – Jingle
  2. Two Instrumental Tracks – From rude corner
  3. No I Never – Jam session
  4. Sneaking Up Behind You – Instrumental by The Brecker Brothers
  5. Oobu Joobu / Welcome Back – Chat
  6. Crackin' Up – Soundcheck
  7. Loui, Loui – Toots & The Maytells
  8. Daytime Nightime Suffering – Wings' B-side
  9. Intro To Bill Haley – Chat
  10. Rock Around The Clock – Billy Haley & His Comets
  11. Intro To Fanclub Xmas Discs – Chat
  12. If I Ever See Another Banjo – Part of The Beatles Xmas flexi
  13. Introduction To Love in the Open Air – Chat
  14. Love in the Open Air – Family Way Soundtrack
  15. Cook of the House – Linda's recipe
  16. Hot Soup, Jam & Fools – Improvisation
  17. Midland Two Step – Dusee Cajun Band
  18. San Francisco Bay Blues – Soundcheck in Detroit
  19. After You'Ve Gone – Demo from rude corner
  20. Oobu Joobu Outro – Jingle
  21. Yellow Submarine – Rehearsal

Show 8[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 10 July 1995.

  1. Intro / Oobu Joobu – Jingle
  2. Jet – Rehearsal
  3. Keep Under Cover – Demo & studio outtake with Stanley Clark
  4. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry record
  5. Oobu Joobu / Get Out of My Way – Soundcheck in St. Louis
  6. Apology – Unknown artist, Jamaica
  7. Three Cool Cats – Rehearsal
  8. Don't Break The Promises – Demo and Eric Stewart's version
  9. Cook of the House – Linda's recipe (Get Sick Recipe)
  10. Peacocks – Unreleased song
  11. I've Just Seen A Face – Tour rehearsal
  12. Music For Glass Harmonica – Studio rehearsal
  13. Winedark Open Sea – Rehearsal
  14. Welcome To Oobu Joobu – Jingle

Show 9[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 17 July 1995.

  1. Intro / Oobu Joobu – Jingle
  2. Miss Ann – Soundcheck
  3. What's Going On – Marvin Gaye record
  4. Blackbird / Blue Moon of Kentucky – Mock version from rehearsal
  5. She's A Woman – Rehearsal
  6. Uh-Oh 7 – Desmond Dekker Compact Cassette
  7. Live And Let Die – Soundcheck
  8. S M A – Heather & Paul McCartney
  9. Mercury: The Plant Suite – London Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. Cut Across Shorty – Rehearsal
  11. Hi Heeled Sneakers – Rehearsal
  12. Oobu Joobu Intro – Jingle
  13. Rides On The Storm – Doors track
  14. Rough Ride – With Trevor Horn
  15. Cook Of The House / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Linda's recipe
  16. Bizarrie Beatles Covers – 5 pieces
  17. Let Me Roll It – Soundcheck
  18. Oobu Joobu Jingle / Let It Be (Let It Lie) – Jingle

Show 10[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 24 July 1995.

  1. Intro / Oobu Joobu – Jingle
  2. Shake, Rattle And Roll – Long rehearsal
  3. Rock It – Herbie Hancock track
  4. Oobu Joobu Intro – Jingle
  5. Honey Don't – Soundcheck in Detroit
  6. If I Were Not Upon The Stage – Partial
  7. Intermezzo – Sound effects
  8. Like A Hurricane – Neil Young from Unplugged
  9. Motor Of Love / Oobu Joobu Outro Jingle – Rude studio demo
  10. Feel No Pain – Unknown artist, Jamaica
  11. Your School – Unreleased track, partial
  12. Get Back – Tour rehearsal
  13. Rodina: Song Of The Fatherland – Woman's choir, Bulgaria
  14. Oobu Joobu – Outtake
  15. Oobu Joobu Intro / Cook Of The House – Linda's recipe
  16. Tomorrow's Light – Soundcheck in Detroit
  17. Three Pieces For Blues Band & Orchestra – William Rousseau
  18. Oobu Joobu Outro – Jingle
  19. Vocal Jam – Close harmony

Show 11[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 31 July 1995.

  1. Oobu Joobu Intro / Yesterday – Jingle / Mock version
  2. Matchbox – Rehearsal
  3. Blue Suede Shoes – Rehearsal
  4. Yesterday – Rehearsal / Mock version
  5. Oobu Joobu Jingle – Jingle
  6. Christmas Parade – Unknown reggae artist, Jamaica
  7. Yesterday – Boyz II Men, partial with commentaries
  8. Ballroom Dancing – Film take
  9. Ready Teddy / About Yesterday – Little Richard
  10. Rockestra Theme – With commentaries
  11. Yesterday – Tapped with Duane Eddie
  12. Cook Of The House – Linda's recipe
  13. Garlic – Speech
  14. Little Daisy Root – Unreleased song
  15. 3 Comments On Beatles And Yesterday – Speech
  16. Yesterday – Parody
  17. 3 Comments On Beatles And Yesterday / Human League – Speech / Human League
  18. True Love Party – Carl Perkins and Paul McCartney
  19. Get It – Carl Perkins and Paul McCartney
  20. Paul And George Martin About Yesterday – Speech
  21. Yesterday – Paul live
  22. Oobu Joobu Outro – Jingle
  23. Yesterday – Parody

Show 12[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 7 August 1995.

  1. Oobu Joobu Intro – Jingle
  2. Mean Woman Blues – Soundcheck in Winnipeg
  3. When The Wind She Blows Cool – Jam in Winnipeg
  4. Comedy: Biff Stantial – Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band
  5. Outro – Intermezzo
  6. Oobu Joobu Jingle / Introduction Coming Up – Chat
  7. Coming Up – Outtake
  8. I Want Love – Reggae from Jamaica
  9. Another Day – Tour rehearsal
  10. Praying Mantis / Mambo Baby – 2 pieces from rude corner
  11. Oobu Joobu Jingle – Jingle
  12. Ann & Nancy Wilson About Wasting Water – Chat
  13. What About Love – Heart single
  14. Cook Of The House / Linda's Recipe – Linda's recipe
  15. Sheep May Safely Graze / Paul About Meat – Go Veggie chat
  16. Instrumental Incl. Oobu Joobu Jingles – Another different instrumental
  17. Oobu Joobu Jingle – Jingle
  18. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
  19. Oobu Joobu Jingle – Jingle
  20. Midnight Special – Tour rehearsal
  21. Oobu Joobu Outro – Jingle

Show 13[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 14 August 1995.

  1. Oobu Joobu Intro – Jingle
  2. Sweetest Little Show In Town – Rude Studios
  3. There's No Me Without You – The Manhattans
  4. Gonna Set His Town On Fire Tonight – Outtake
  5. Suzy Q – Jamaice reggae
  6. Mr. Froggie Went A-Courtin – Rehearsal
  7. Sunny Goodge Street – Donovan
  8. Soundcheck Song – Improvisation
  9. Every Night – Soundcheck in Cincinnati
  10. Oobu Joobu Jingle – Jingle
  11. Cook Of The House / Linda's Recipe – Linda's recipe
  12. Endless Days And Lonely Nights – Linda McCartney
  13. Be A Vegetarian – Demo
  14. Ivory Madonna – UB 40
  15. Outro – Jingle
  16. Things We Said Today – Rehearsal
  17. Devoted To You – Everly Brothers
  18. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' – Rehearsal in Cincinnati
  19. Oobu Joobu Outro – Jingle
  20. The Entertainer – Film music

Show 14[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 21 August 1995.

  1. Intro – Oobu Joobu Jingle
  2. Lady Madonna – Soundcheck
  3. Bring It On Home To Me – Rehearsal
  4. Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Otis Redding / Jingle
  5. Intro – Jingle
  6. Tequilla – Rehearsal
  7. Goldfinger – Reggae
  8. Intro To Song / Wanderlust – Demo
  9. Chinise Canon – World Music
  10. Intro Jingle / Cook Of The House / Linda's Recipe – Linda's recipe
  11. Pull Away – Soundcheck
  12. Gymnopedes – Piano music by Pascale Rogier
  13. This One / Put It There – Two parodies
  14. Oobu Joobu Jingle – Jingle with Phil Collins
  15. Reason To Believe – Tim Hardin
  16. I Keep On Believing / Love Awake – Rude Studios
  17. Hey Jude – Rehearsal-Parody
  18. Hey Jude – Rehearsal
  19. Oobu Joobu Outro – Jingle
  20. Love Me Tender – Parody

Show 15[edit]

Broadcast during the weekend of 1–4 September 1995.

  1. Intro Jingle – Jingle
  2. Ain't That A Shame – Outtake
  3. I'm In Love Again – Fats Domino
  4. Back In The U.S.S.R. – Rehearsal
  5. We'll Be Right Back – Vocals
  6. New Moon Over Jamaica – Mix of Paul's demo and Johnny Cash version
  7. Introduction To Baki Tribe – Chants
  8. Bring It On Home To Me – Soundcheck in Minneapolis
  9. Good Rockin' Tonight / Introduction Little Richard – Acoustic jam
  10. Lucille / Lucille – Mixed together Paul's and Little Richard's versions
  11. Little Richard's Veg Story / Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
  12. Radio Play / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Fun intermezzo
  13. Cook Of The House / Linda's Recipe – Linda's recipe
  14. New Orleans / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Unreleased Linda's song
  15. I Love This House – Unfinished track with David Gilmour
  16. Knock On Wood – Eddy Floyd single
  17. Blue Moon Of Kentucky Mix / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Mix of versions by Monroe, Paul and Elvis
  18. We're Gonna Move / Oobu Joobu Jingle – Rehearsal
  19. Ode To A Koala Bear – Bonus track: Alternate Take
  20. Oobu Joobu Intro / Yesterday – Jingle / Parody
  21. Love Mix – Unfinished song (partial)
  22. Stop You Don't Know Where She Came From – Demo from rude corner
  23. Tiptina – Professor Longhair
  24. Oobu Joobu / I Wanna Be Your Man – Paul talks about first Rolling Stones' single
  25. I Wanna Be Your Man – Soundcheck in New York City
  26. Oobu Joobu Jingle / Paul About His Dad – Chat
  27. Flight Of The Bumble Bee – Marsalis
  28. We Can Work it Out – Soundcheck / rehearsal
  29. Hey Jude – Mock version
  30. Paul On Brian Wilson / God Only Knows – Partial
  31. God Only Knows – Elvis Costello & Brodsky Quartet
  32. One After 909 – Paul with Elvis Costello & Brodsky Quartet.
  33. Lady Madonna – Paul with Elvis Costello & Brodsky Quartet.
  34. Paul About Pet Sounds / You Still Believe In Me – Chat Paul / The Beach Boys
  35. Brian Wilson – Chat
  36. Orange Crate Art – Brian Wilson
  37. Brian Wilson At The Piano: Hey Jude / She's Leaving Home – Chatting and singing.
  38. San Francisco – Brian Wilson.
  39. Oobu Jobu's Thank You's – Summing up team.
  40. C'mon People – Soundcheck.
  41. Oobu Joobu Outro – Last jingle.

Singles[edit]

Tracks from the Oobu Joobu radio series also officially appeared on McCartney's Flaming Pie related singles. The "songs" are mostly 10-minute jumbles of various demos, rehearsal, live, and unreleased recordings.

"Oobu Joobu" (part 1) – 9:55 (UK CD 1)
"Oobu Joobu" (part 2) – 10:19 (UK CD 2)
"Oobu Joobu" (part 1) – 9:55 (on the US version)
"Oobu Joobu" (part 3) – 9:48 (UK CD 1)
"Oobu Joobu" (part 4) – 7:06 (UK CD 2)
"Oobu Joobu" (part 5) – 10:11 (UK CD 1)
"Oobu Joobu" (part 6) – 9:15 (UK CD 2)

Part 1[edit]

"Oobu Joobu" (Part 1) contains:

  1. "Some Folks Say Oobu"
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"
  3. Fun Packed Radio Show
  4. "I Love This House"
  5. "Clock Work"
  6. Paul talks about "Young Boy"
  7. "Oobu Joobu We Love You"
  8. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"

Part 2[edit]

"Oobu Joobu" (Part 2) contains:

  1. Wide Screen Radio
  2. "Oobu Joobu We Love You"
  3. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"
  4. Brilliant, What's Next
  5. "Atlantic Ocean"
  6. Paul Reminisces
  7. "Bouree"
  8. "Oobu Joobu We Love You"
  9. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"

Part 3[edit]

"Oobu Joobu" (Part 3) contains:

  1. Intro chat
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"
  3. "Squid"
  4. Paul talks about "The World Tonight"
  5. Link
  6. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"

Part 4[edit]

"Oobu Joobu" (Part 4) contains:

  1. Intro chat
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"
  3. Link
  4. "Don't Break The Promise"
  5. Paul talks about reggae
  6. Link
  7. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"

Part 5[edit]

"Oobu Joobu" (Part 5) contains:

  1. "And Now"
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"
  3. Beautiful Night Chat
  4. Paul and Ringo talk about "Beautiful Night"
  5. Ringo Chat
  6. "Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)"
  7. "Beautiful Night (Original Version)"
  8. Goodbyes
  9. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"

Part 6[edit]

"Oobu Joobu" (Part 6) contains:

  1. "This One" (jingle)
  2. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"
  3. "Oobu Joobu We Love You"
  4. Paul talks about Abbey Road
  5. "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Paul solo)
  6. Paul talks about Abbey Road
  7. "Come on Baby"
  8. Paul talks about Abbey Road
  9. "Come on Baby (contd.)"
  10. Paul ends chat about Abbey Road
  11. "Okay are You Ready" (jingle)
  12. "Love Mix"
  13. "Widescreen Radio" (jingle)
  14. Goodbye
  15. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme"

Ecology[edit]

In 1997, Best Buy released an exclusive CD titled Oobu Joobu Ecology.[2] It was limited to 3000 copies.[3]

  1. "Oobu Joobu Main Theme" Some spoken intro, followed by the theme – 2:05
  2. "Looking for Changes" Soundcheck in Las Vegas – 2:41
  3. "Peace in the Neighbourhood" Soundcheck in Las Vegas – 4:55
  4. Guest Interview An ecological statement from Chrissie Hynde – 0:58
  5. "Wild Life" Full album track – 5:18
  6. "Mother Nature's Son" Live performance soundcheck – 2:51
  7. "Off the Ground" Live performance soundcheck – 4:10
  8. Linda's "Recipe Cook of the House", gives us, "Beefless Stroganoff" – 1:59
  9. "Cow" Linda McCartney And Carla Lane – 3:51
  10. "How Many People" Rehearsal – 4:32
  11. "We All Stand Together" Original Demo – 2:42

References[edit]