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Sweet Georgia Brown / Nobody’s Child, Polydor NH 52906.

Published February 4th, 2012

Sweet Georgia Brown / Nobody’s Child, Polydor NH 52906, January 31, 1965. Germany import only, January-February 1965. Unissued in U.K.

Red company sleeves have wavy cut at top and black half-circle logos.

Polydor advertised that the single was by “Tony Sheredan with George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, ect.” Red labels have black half-circle logos. The label lists the artists as Tony Sheridan. Vocal backed by “?” appears below his name. Matrix numbers: Side A: 52906 -2A; Side B: and 52906-2B. “Made in Germany”  stampers : “1” and ” A4″ -V.

The photos provided Renaat Develtere – author of the book “Beatles in Belgium”.

Sweet Georgia Brown. Tony Sheridan first recorded Sweet Georgia Brown on December 21, 1961, at the Musikhalle in Hamburg, without Beatles involvement. Then, on May 24, 1962, the Beatles recorded the backing track for the song at Hamburg’s Studio Rahlstedt. This Paul McCartney arrangement featuring John on rhythm guitar, Paul on the bass, George on lead guitar, Pete Best on drums and Roy Young on piano. John, Paul and George also provide backing vocals. Tony Sheridan added his lead vocal two weeks later on June 7. On January 3, 1964, Tony Sheridan recorded a new vocal track under the supervision of producer Paul Murphy in Studio Rahlstedt, using the Beatles’ backing track from May 1962. This is the most common version of Sweet Georgia Brown. The mono version was first released on the this single.

Nobody’s Child. Tony Sheridan’s recording features Sheridan on lead vocal and guitar, Paul on bass and Pete Best on drums. The recording was also made in Harburg’s Friedrich-Ebert-Halle on June 22 & 23, 1961. In January 1964, Tony Sheridan recorded a solo version of Nobody’s Child without the Beatles. This is a solo version used for the B side of this single.

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