“Revolver” by way of funk and soul
August 8, 2016 1:34 PM   Subscribe

To celebrate the 50th birthday of The Beatles’ Revolver, Larry at the Funky 16 Corners blog has assembled a track-for-track mix of funk, soul and jazz covers: Revolving in Soul. He also calls out Amd Whah over at the Any Major Dude With Half A Heart blog for pulling off a similar trick: Beatles Recovered: Revolver.
(Larry has actually done the funk-soul-jazz-Beatles-covers stunt six times before. Back in 2010, for John Lennon’s 70th birthday, he reposted all of the old mixes, and the links still work fine. Previously)
posted by Going To Maine (11 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
Just wow.
posted by TigerMoth at 1:46 PM on August 8, 2016

[this is good]
posted by kenko at 4:58 PM on August 8, 2016

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I downloaded the first Rubber Soul collection but haven't seen it for ages. Time to catch up!
posted by maudlin at 6:05 PM on August 8, 2016

Been a while since I've visited Funky 16 Corners. Thanks for the reminder that there are still great music blogs.
posted by larrybob at 6:20 PM on August 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

Amazing. Thank you for posting. I especially liked both Junior Parker takes. Finally, a Taxman I do not hate.
posted by djinn dandy at 7:21 PM on August 8, 2016

Funk yea
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 8:49 PM on August 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Thanks for this. I've gotten a lot of things wrong over the years, but I think it's fair to say that I was correct, in the summer of 1964, when a lot of grownups were saying the Beatles would be washed up in six months, and I insisted that they and their music would be popular for a long long time.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:06 PM on August 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

Also worth checking out is this older thread (two hours of remixes based on the premise that the Beatles time-travelled from 1964 to New York in 1994).
posted by Harald74 at 12:45 AM on August 9, 2016

Oh wow, he's not kidding - that Maceo Parker cover of "For No One" is really good.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 10:26 AM on August 9, 2016

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