The third of three sessions Grant Green co-led with modal organist Larry Young and Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones, I Want to Hold Your Hand continues in the soft, easy style of its predecessor, Street of Dreams. This time, however — as one might guess from the title and cover photo — the flavor is less reflective and more romantic and outwardly engaging. Part of the reason is tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, who takes Bobby Hutcherson’s place accompanying the core trio…
One of Grant Green's three great sessions with organist Larry Young and drummer Elvin Jones. Hank Mobley joins the trio for beautiful explorations on "Speak Low" and "Stella By Starlight" as well as two contemporary tunes: "Corcovado" and the title track. –Amazon
Al Green's first four albums on 2 CDs, the first of three mid-priced sets that will encompass all twelve of his studio albums for Hi Records. Originally issued between 1969 and 1972, these albums Include the hits 'I Can't Get Next To You', 'Tired Of Being Alone', 'Let's Stay Together', 'Look What You Done For Me' and 'I'm Still In Love With You', as well as the classic tracks 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart', 'Love And Happiness', 'Simply Beautiful' and many more. Authoritatively annotated by Tony Rounce, the forty-track package includes three bonus non-album b-sides, featuring Green's amazing reading of The Beatles 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'.
Special programme celebrating the classic chart-topping songs of the most successful band in history, counting down the results of an exclusive poll. Which of the Fab Four's 27 chart-toppers from the UK and the US has been voted the nation's favourite Beatles number one? From She Loves You to Hey Jude, Day Tripper to The Ballad of John and Yoko, and I Want to Hold Your Hand to Let It Be, the programme tells the stories behind some of the band's most enduring hits, which were all written within an eight-year period in the 1960s. The programme hears stories from those who knew the band best, as well as praise from famous fans across the generations - including model Twiggy, ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus, singer Sandie Shaw, contemporary singer-songwriters Jake Bugg, George Ezra and Corinne Bailey Rae, musical mastermind Jools Holland, and Manfred Mann's Paul Jones.
Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” the songs that would propel them to international superstardom. In 1964 he would witness the transformation of this young and playful group from Liverpool into professional, polished musicians as they put to tape classic songs such as “Eight Days A Week” and “I Feel Fine.”