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    Disc One:
  1. King Virtue--We Can Work It Out
  2. Fishkill--Rain
  3. Felicia Rosati--One After 909
  4. Richie Ray--Isn't It A Pity
  5. Elena Powell--The Inner Light
  6. Lipstick Traces--Revolution
  7. Franki Baaz--Norwegian Wood
  8. Luke Powers--I Saw Her Standing There
  9. Mystified--Yellow Submarine
  10. Bob Louisell with John Roth--The Fool On The Hill
  11. Revolutionary Element--3kStatic
  12. Gene Hilbert--Taxman
  13. Natalie Cox with Tom Marotta--Yesterday

    Disc Two:
  1. Sweet Crystal--Got To Get You Into My Life
  2. Dreadlock Dave (Waterband)--Tomorrow Never Knows
  3. Mike Ringler--You Can't Do That
  4. Pipapelli--Slow Down
  5. Steph Deskins--Hey Jude
  6. Rubber Soul--Taxman
  7. Gene Hilbert--Day Tripper
  8. Mike Ringler--It's Only Love
  9. Barbara Steel--I Should Have Known Better
  10. Tex Glitter--Revolution No. 9
  11. The Oz From Russia--Jealous Guy
  12. Just Megan--Blackbird
  13. Mike Ringler--Imagine
  14. Band On The Run--Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  15. Jim Fusco--You're Sixteen
  16. Mike Ringler--A Day In The Life

Release Date: November 22, 2008
WSVNRadio Salutes The Beatles CD!




WSVNRadio Salutes The Beatles

In 2004, this year marked the 40th anniversary of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, (better known as The Beatles), as they made their debut in America. As many of us are true fans of the Fab Four, it was a great idea to have WSVNRadio's Hall of Fame artists to participate on a special compilation. Not only would songs of The Beatles' incredible work be featured, but also the solo works of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr.

As time passed, many questions were being asked, such as copyrights for the Beatles and solo catalogues. Emails were sent, and if any money was made for this compilation, then the legalities would be dealt with. As every WSVNRadio Hall of Fame Volume, and its other special compilations, each album is for non-profit; no money was made; just good exposure for each artist who participated. It seemed the copyright issue was a factor, as WSVNRadio waited for 20 songs (as each of their past Hall of Fame compilations consisted of) to emerge for this Beatles release.

As the years passed, the Beatles and solo songs were slowly sent in. By the year 2008, we had finally reached 20 songs, and a few more songs were coming in. Since the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' existence had come and gone in 2004, we were now ready to release our tribute CD. Deciding on a theme, the 40th anniversary of one of their classic albums, 1968's The Beatles (also known as The White Album) was appropriate. From this original album, only one song from has been recorded by one of WSVNRadio's Hall of Fame artists: "Blackbird" by Just Megan. (Although versions of "Revolution No. 9" are also recorded for this tribute, yet in different forms.)

Speaking of different, as you listen to this tribute, you will notice some different variations of songs, compared to the originals. First, there's Felicia Rosati's version of "One After 909." It is recorded in the style of the "early Beatles," which this song was originally written, yet never recorded in this style. It was on The Beatles' Let It Be. release, yet really not recorded in the style of the "early Beatles." Likewise, this is the same early style on Lipstick Traces' "Revolution," originally recorded in 1968. Picture this song in the "early Beatles" style, as this is how the band from Germany recorded this song.

Luke Powers' version of "I Saw Her Standing There" is very much different than the original. The Beatles' original version is fast-paced, where Powers' records his version as a ballad, with the help of an accoustic guitar.

Mystified's version of "Yellow Submarine" may or may not sound exactly as its original, yet there's a bouncing melody throughout the song, as it has the melodic expression as if singing the phrase as in the original: "We all live in a Yellow Submarine." 3kStatic's "Revolutionary Element" has a title nowhere found in the Beatles' or solo catalog, yet it samples the classic White Album's "Revolution No. 9."

Speaking of "Revolution No. 9," -- in the "Now For Something Completely Different" department again -- Tex Glitter's "Revolution No. 9" is much different than the original. They claim their version is of a "waltzy style." You be the judge.

Like Luke Powers' version of "I Saw Her Standing There," Barbara Steel's version of "I Should Have Known Better" was recorded in a slower, ballad style. Her studio version was featured on the WSVNRadio Hall of Fame, Volume 4. For our tribute, her version was from a live album she recorded, entitled Live At Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar.

Even though none of The Beatles wrote "Slow Down," it was originally written by Larry Williams, and recorded in the early years of The Beatles. Pipapelli had recorded their version, which was seen in a videotape the band had made. In observing Beatle/solo tunes NOT written by the Fab Four, Pipapelli recorded this version of "Slow Down," for this tribute.

There are two different versions of "Taxman." Gene Hilbert's version is much different than the original; in a more harder rock style. The tribute band Rubber Soul has their version on our tribute, which is quite similar to The Beatles' original.

Speaking of more than one version, two artists from our Hall of Fame submitted more than one song. Not only did Gene Hilbert arrange his own version of "Taxman," he also recorded his own rocking version of "Day Tripper." Mike Ringler provided 4 songs, 3 of which were originally recorded by the Fab Four: "You Can't Do That," "It's Only Love," "A Day In The Life." The fourth song was originally a solo recording by John Lennon, his classic, "Imagine."

Yes, solo John Lennon... Not only did our tribute feature versions of Beatle tunes, but solo songs by John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Two songs from Lennon's solo years is heard on our tribute, Mike Ringler's "Imagine," and The Oz From Russia's version of "Jealous Guy." The latter song mentioned is different than the original, as Lennon's classic gets a Punk Rock edge.

From the solo career of Paul McCartney, the tribute band, Band On The Run, recorded an impressive live version of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." George Harrison has two songs on our tribute, originally written by him. The first, "The Inner Light" was originally recorded by The Beatles in the late 1960s, as our Hall of Fame artist Elena Powell provides her own version. The other Harrison-penned song was from the beginning of his solo years, "Isn't It A Pity," by Richie Ray. We were fortunate to find a Ringo Starr solo song, by one of our newest Hall of Fame artists, Jim Fusco. Not only is his version impressive, "You're Sixteen" was actually a remake by Starr, and was also considered one of his best solo songs of his career. Solo songs by each Beatle were now complete for this tribute: 2 songs by John, 1 by Paul, 1 by George, and 1 by Ringo.

Rounding off the tribute are all songs originally recorded by The Beatles: King Virtue's "We Can Work It Out," Fishkill's "Rain," Franki Baaz's "Norwegian Wood." Bob Louisell with John Roth and their version of "The Fool On The Hill." "Yesterday" has Natalie Cox on lead vocal, as our Hall of Fame artist, Tom Marotta provided this song for us.

Continuing with more Beatle songs, our second disc leads off with the powerful version of "Got To Get You Into My Life" by Sweet Crystal, the psychedlic "Tomorrow Never Knows" by Waterband's lead vocalist, Dreadlock Dave. The unmistakable voice of Steph Deskins' on "Hey Jude," and a song originally from The Beatles' White Album, Just Megan's beautiful version of "Blackbird."

As mentioned, this project was in the works for 4 years. WSVNRadio is very proud to not only highlight the great music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, but to also feature versions from our Hall of Fame artists performing these 4 gentlemen's classics.

Thank you once again, to all of our artists who participated on WSVNRadio Salutes The Beatles. We hope you all enjoyed listening to this tribute, as we planned on creating it.



WSVNRadio Salutes The Beatles
Track Listing & Credits
Disc One: Disc Two:
1 King Virtue
We Can Work It Out
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 2
King Virtue Album: n/a
Produced by: Steve Jay Pollard
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.kingvirtue.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 1)
1 Sweet Crystal
Got To Get You Into My Life
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Revolver
Sweet Crystal Album: n/a
Produced by: Marq Speck
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2005
http://www.sweetcrystal.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 15)
2 Fishkill
Rain
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 2
Fishkill Album: n/a
Produced by: Chris Nelson
Publisher: Chris Nelson
Year: 2004
http://www.geocities.com/fishkillmusic
(Originally appeared on Volume 9)
2 Dreadlock Dave (Waterband)
Tomorow Never Knows
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Revolver
Dreadlock Dave (Waterband) Album: n/a
Produced by: David McDouglad
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2006
http://www.waterband.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 7)
3 Felicia Rosati
One After 909
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Let It Be
Felicia Rosati Album: n/a
Produced by: John McClellan
Publisher: Jumpin' Johnny
Year: 2004
http://www.myspace.com/feliciarosati
(Originally appeared on Volume 7)
3 Mike Ringler
You Can't Do That
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: A Hard Day's Night
Mike Ringler Album: Walking On Abbey Road
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2006
http://www.geocities.com/miker345
(Originally appeared on Volume 18)
4 Richie Ray
Isn't It A Pity
(George Harrison)
George Harrison Album: All Things Must Pass
Richie Ray Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2003
http://www.myspace.com/richieray
(Originally appeared on Volume 11)
4 Pipapelli
Slow Down
(Larry Williams)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 1
Pipapelli Album: n/a
Produced by: RJ Grady
Publisher: Cindy Grady
Year: 2007
http://www.myspace.com/pipapelli
(Originally appeared on Volume 1)
5 Elena Powell
The Inner Light
(George Harrison)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 2
Elena Powell Album: n/a
Produced by: Charlie Campagna
Publisher: Northern Songs
Year: 2004
http://www.elenapowell.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 10)
5 Steph Deskins
Hey Jude
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 2
Steph Deskins Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: Gold Guitars Music
Year: 2007
http://www.stephdeskins.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 20)
6 Lipstick Traces
Revolution
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 2
Lipstick Traces Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.myspace.com/thecompletelipsticktraces
(Originally appeared on Volume 3)
6 Rubber Soul
Taxman
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Revolver
Ruber Soul Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2006
http://www.myspace.com/rubbersoulcosenza
(Originally appeared on Volume 13)
7 Franki Baaz
Norwegian Wood
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Rubber Soul
Franki Baaz Album: n/a
Produced by: Franki Baaz
Publisher: Impressive Music
Year: 2000
http://www.myspace.com/frankibaaz
(Originally appeared on Volume 13)
7 Gene Hilbert
Day Tripper
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Past Masters, Volume 2
Gene Hilbert Album: n/a
Produced by: Gene Hilbert
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.darkhorseproductions.org
(Originally appeared on Volume 11)
8 Luke Powers
I Saw Her Standing There
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Please Please Me
Luke Powers Album: n/a
Produced by: Luke Powers
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.phoebeclaire.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 15)
8 Mike Ringler
It's Only Love
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Rubber Soul
Mike Ringler Album: Walking On Abbey Road
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2006
http://www.geocities.com/miker345
(Originally appeared on Volume 18)
9 Mystified
Yellow Submarine
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney; Thomas Park)
Beatles' Album: Revolver
Mystified Album: n/a
Produced by: Thomas Park
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.mystifiedmusic.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 13)
9 Barbara Steel
I Should Have Known Better
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: A Hard Day's Night
Barbara Steel Album:Live At Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar
Produced by: Barbara Steel
Publisher: Barbara steel
Year: 2004
http://www.steelproductions.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 4)
10 Bob Louisell with John Roth
The Fool On The Hill
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Bob Louiseel with John Roth Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/louisell
(Originally appeared on Volume 10)
10 Tex Glitter
Revolution No. 9
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: The Beatles' (White Album)
Tex Glitter Album: n/a
Produced by: Buffalo Bengt
Publisher: ACM
Year: 2004
http://www.myspace.com/texglitter
(Originally appeared on Volume 21)
11 3kStatic
Revolutionary Element
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney; Capone/Kilzer/Katz/Siegel)
Beatles' Album: The Beatles' (White Album)
3kStatic Album: n/a
Produced by: D. Capone
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.3kstatic.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 2)
11 The Oz From Russia
"Jealous Guy"
(John Lennon)
John Lennon Album: Imagine
The Oz From Russia Album: Punk Opera: Che Lennon
Produced by: Igor Salnikov & Vladimir Zhidovchits
Publisher: Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Year: 2008
http://www.ilemusic.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 21)
12 Gene Hilbert
Taxman
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Revolver
Gene Hilbert Album: n/a
Produced by: Gene Hilbert
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2004
http://www.darkhorseproductions.org
(Originally appeared on Volume 11)
12 Just Megan
"Blackbird"
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: The Beatles' (White Album)
Just Megan Album: n/a
Produced by: Just Megan
Publisher: Just Megan
Year: 2008
http://www.justmegan.net
(Originally appeared on Volume 18)
13 Natalie Cox with Tom Marotta
Yesterday
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Help!
Natalie Cox with Tom Marotta Album: n/a
Produced by: Tom Marotta
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2005
Website: n/a
(Originally appeared on Volume 3)
13 Mike Ringler
"Imagine"
(John Lennon)
John Lennon Album: Imagine
Mike Ringler Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2006
http://www.geocities.com/miker345
(Originally appeared on Volume 18)
14 Band On The Run
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
(Paul McCartney)
Paul McCartney Album: Ram
Band On The Run Album: n/a
Produced by: Band On The Run
Publisher: n/a
2008
http://www.bandontherun1.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 21)
15 Jim Fusco
"You're Sixteen"
(Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman)
Ringo Starr Album: Ringo
Jim Fusco Album: The Laptop Sessions
Produced by: Jim Fusco
Publisher: Jim Fusco
2008
http://www.laptopsessions.com
(Originally appeared on Volume 22)
16 Mike Ringler
"A Day In The Life"
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
Beatles' Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Mike Ringler Album: n/a
Produced by: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Year: 2008
http://www.geocities.com/miker345
(Originally appeared on Volume 18)

King Virtue Fishkill Felicia Rosati Richie Ray Elena Powell Lipstick Traces Franki Baaz Luke Powers Mystified Bob Louisell 3kStatic Gene Hilbert Tom Marotta Sweet Crystal Dreadlock Dave Mike Ringler Pipapelli Steph Deskins Rubber Soul Gene Hilbert Mike Ringler Barbara Steel Tex Glitter The Oz From Russia Just Megan Mike Ringler Band On The Run Jim Fusco Mike Ringler