|DUFFY POWER with THE GRAHAM BOND QUARTET-I Saw Her Standing There/Farewell Baby U.K. Parlophone R 5024 1963|
Rather than follow the typical Merseybeat way of recording a Beatles number the way the Fabs did it, Duffy and Co. strip down "I Saw Her Standing There" and slow it down. Backed by Bond's Hammond and the wailing sax of added with Power's blues wailing vocals the number bears little resemblance to the original. In the liner notes to "Leapers And Sleepers" Power stated that Lennon and Macca were none to pleased with the version so they re-recorded it (the alternate take is vaguely different). The flip side, composed by Graham Bond is equally cool, in fact I like it a lot better than the A-side! Bond's organ is far more prevalent in the mix. Sadly there were no more singles by the pairing but they did record several other numbers which went unreleased during this single's session ("Shake Rattle And Roll", "What'd I Say" and "I Got A Woman").
Both sides (including the re-recording of the A-side) are available on Duffy Power's highly recommended CD RPM anthology "Leapers And Sleepers" which also includes the previously mentioned unreleased tracks recorded with the Graham Bond Quartet.
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