The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Baby’s In Black”

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The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Baby’s In Black.” “Baby’s In Black” is the third song on the side 1 of “Beatles For Sale.” This was the first song recorded for the “Beatles For Sale” album and it was a joint effort between John Lennon and Paul McCartney on the writing. They had gotten away from writing those ‘eyeball to eyeball’ songs. At this point the times they did work together on a song was when one of them had written something that needed a little polishing up and whoever wrote it would bring it in and the other would help finish it up. This was one of the John and Paul in the same room writing the song together songs. John Lennon: vocal and acoustic rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums. Recorded on August 11th, 1964 at Abbey Road…

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4 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Baby’s In Black”

  1. Love this song. Incredibly dark and raw… and you can see the band this early in their recording career starting to move forward and not repeat themselves.

    • I’ve seen Steve Earle a big Beatles fan cover this song a few times in concert. An interesting choice- and yes what a great song- and underrated. It would have been a career achievement for most bands- for The Beatles just another in a long line of great songs. I’ve always thought the main key to The Beatles success and their were a lot of great things they brought to the table but the one key was- the great songs they wrote. That is why people of all ages today and in the future will still love them. They couldn’t have been human.

  2. I agree with you completely. Quality and quantity usually doesn’t go together except with the Beatles. I am reading Testimony by Robbie Robertson and when he heard an acetate of Abbey Road he just smiled and thought how can these guys just keep getting better? They did not have a budget bin album. Yellow Submarine was the weakest but it was a sound track… I would like to hear Earl’s version. I saw him open for Dylan… Great blog you have.

    • Thank you. I am enjoying your Beatles comments! Is Robertson’s book worth reading? A big fan of The Band too but have been shying away from the avalanche of rock memoirs for some reason. .. I don’t know if you agree or not but I think a Beatles stroke of genius was walking away when they did–as you stated- no bargain bin albums in their catalog. It’s always smart to leave them wanting more… and The Beatles did just that.

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