The Beatles -- ‘Please Mister Postman’

Please Mister Postman (2.37)

John Lennon: Double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar; Paul McCartney: Backing vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Backing vocal, lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

This was a cover version of The Marvelettes’ classic track – Motown’s first-ever hit. Paul revealed that “we got it from our fans who would write ‘Please Mr. Postman’ on the back of envelopes. ‘Posty, Posty, don’t be slow, be like The Beatles and go, man, go!’ That sort of stuff.”

John decided to double-track his vocal against the better advice of George Martin, who hoped for the powerhouse sound of ‘Twist And Shout’. But he’d become self-conscious about the way his voice sounded on tape by this time, and insisted that he fill it out.

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