Sweet Georgia Brown • Beatles US single

USA vinyl single Sweet Georgia Brown b/w Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby

‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ USA single – front cover
Front cover
‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ USA single – ATCO record label
Record label
  • Label: ATCO 45 6302 MONO
  • Released: 1st June 1964
  • Peak position:
    Billboard – Didn’t enter;
    Cashbox – Didn’t enter;
    Record World – Didn’t enter

ATCO decided to sanitise this for the American market, taking out Tony Sheridan’s swearword on ‘Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby’. The original line went: “Take out some insurance on me, baby… Some goddammed insurance on me”, but the sanitised version went “Take out some insurance on me, baby… Oooh, some insurance on me.” (Much better!)

They also brought in a session drummer to re-record the drum track on ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’, merging it with a brand-new guitar part.

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