November 16, 2011
Bluely Noted’s Beatles Challenge: Our Favorite Beatles Covers
Gerry Mulligan “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1965)
Another Paul track from The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night (1964) and the third song from this album to make Bluely Noted’s list of favorite covers.  As we previously noted, The Beatles literally knocked jazz off the charts in 1963 and clearly, by 1965, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan had read the writing on the wall.  Hence, Mulligan’s If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em and his choice of rock and pop source material: Roger Miller (“King Of The Road” and “Engine, Engine No. 9”), Tony Hatch (“Downtown” and “I Know A Place”), Bob Dylan’s (“Mr Tambourine Man”), and The Beatles (“Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “If I Fell”).  ”Can’t Buy Me Love” is the best of the lot.  

Bluely Noted’s Beatles Challenge: Our Favorite Beatles Covers

Gerry Mulligan “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1965)

Another Paul track from The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night (1964) and the third song from this album to make Bluely Noted’s list of favorite covers.  As we previously noted, The Beatles literally knocked jazz off the charts in 1963 and clearly, by 1965, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan had read the writing on the wall.  Hence, Mulligan’s If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em and his choice of rock and pop source material: Roger Miller (“King Of The Road” and “Engine, Engine No. 9”), Tony Hatch (“Downtown” and “I Know A Place”), Bob Dylan’s (“Mr Tambourine Man”), and The Beatles (“Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “If I Fell”).  ”Can’t Buy Me Love” is the best of the lot.  

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