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Twist and Shout

Composer(s) : Phil Medley / Bert Russell
Year : 1962
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Chords/Tabs: Twist and Shout

Twist And Shout

KEY D Major

METER 4/4

FORM Intro -> Verse -> Verse -> Bridge + Arpeggio buildup -> Verse -> Bridge + Arpeggio buildup (complete ending)

COMPOSERS Russell/Medley

INFLUENTIAL VERSION The Isley Brothers (1962)

- IMHO, this is the cover in which the changes made by the Beatles result in the most radical change of character and impact. The Isleys play this in the higher key of F and the rhythmic swing of their performance and their brassy arrangement gives the song an entirely different feel from the Beatles' rendition; bluesy in an almost Latin way, as opposed to hard rock.

- What the Beatles do to the *form* of the song, though, is what really counts; even more so than John's unprecedented vocal performance. The Isleys end the song with an extended jam on the verse which follows the first arpeggio buildup. The Boys had the savy to not only repeat the bridge and buildup but to parlay the latter into a slow-triplet-bound complete ending. This gives the overall thrust of the song a much greater sense of teliology, of having "arrived" somewhere; the Isleys (itself not at all a bad version by any means) sounds in comparison more like just static vamping.

- Two other musical features, the use of only three chords (I-IV-V) throughout, and the antiphonal backing vocals, are reminiscent of the Beatles' own style, even though they had not yet, at this stage, written original songs with quite the same blistering beat in them as this one has. But that they surely would do, soon enough.




Ook op Please Please Me:

ChordsNotes On
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
Misery Misery
Chains Chains
Anna (Go to Him) Anna (Go to Him)
Boys Boys
Ask Me Why Ask Me Why
Please Please Me Please Please Me
Love Me Do Love Me Do
P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
Baby It's You Baby It's You
Do You Want to Know a Secret Do You Want to Know a Secret
A Taste of Honey A Taste of Honey
There's a Place There's a Place
Twist and Shout Twist and Shout

Ook op On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2:

ChordsNotes On
And Here We Are Again (speech) 
Words of Love Words of Love
How About It, Gorgeus? (speech) 
Do You Want to Know a Secret Do You Want to Know a Secret
Lucille 
Hey, Paul... (speech) 
Anna (Go to Him) Anna (Go to Him)
Hello! (speech) 
Please Please Me Please Please Me
Misery Misery
I'm Talking About You 
A Real Treat (speech) 
Boys Boys
Absolutely Fab (speech) 
Chains Chains
Ask Me Why Ask Me Why
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Lend Me Your Comb 
Lower 5e (speech) 
The Hippy Hippy Shake 
Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
There's a Place There's a Place
Bumper Bundle (speech) 
P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman
Beautiful Dreamer 
Devil in Her Heart Devil in Her Heart
The 49 Weeks (speech) 
Sure To Fall 
Never Mind, Eh? (speech) 
Twist and Shout Twist and Shout
Bye, Bye (speech) 
John Pop Profile (speech) 
George Pop Profile (speech) 
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
Glad All Over 
Lift Lid Again (speech) 
I'll Get You I'll Get You
She Loves You She Loves You
Memphis, Tennessee 
Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club 
Now Hush, Hush (speech) 
From Me to You From Me to You
Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)
I Want to Hold Your Hand I Want to Hold Your Hand
Brian Bathtubes 
This Boy This Boy
If I Wasn't In America 
I Got A Woman 
Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
If I Fell If I Fell
A Hard Job Writing Them (speech) 
And I Love Her And I Love Her
Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (speech) 
You Can't Do That You Can't Do That
Honey Don't Honey Don't
I'll Follow the Sun I'll Follow the Sun
Green With Black Shutters (speech) 
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
That's What We're Here For (speech) 
I Feel Fine (Studio Outtake)
Paul Pop Profile (speech) 
Ringo Pop Profile (speech) 

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