A BEATLES' HARD-DIE'S SITE

Unreleased Songs By The Beatles, 1956-1959

Listing all unreleased Beatles songs, arranged in order of the year they were written (Beatles compositions) or when they were first performed (cover songs).

LEGEND for available Beatles recordings
STUDIO: Studio outtake. A copy resides in the EMI archives.
DEMO: Home demo.
BBC: Recorded for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Recording date is indicated unless otherwise noted.
GBS: Get Back sessions, recorded at Twickenham Film Studios / Apple Studios, January 2-31, 1969.
LIVE: Live recording.
DECCA: Demo recorded for Decca Records.


LEGEND for unavailable Beatles recordings
BBCx: Recorded for the British Broadcasting Corporation, not aired.
LIVEx: Performed live, unavailable (specific years are indicated in brackets).
STUDIOx: Studio outtake. Tape destroyed.

LEGEND for official releases
Format: Title, year of release (catalogue number)



1956
I Lost My Little Girl (McCartney)
Paul’s first composition, 1956
LIVEx (1957-1959)
GBS – January 25, 1969*
*Released in edited form on:
CD: Let It Be... Naked, 2003 (Apple/Capitol CDP 7243 5 95227 2 2)

1957
All Shook Up (Blackwell/Presley)
LIVEx (1957-1960)
GBS – January 3, 1969

Baby Let’s Play House (Gunter)
LIVE Woolton, Liverpool – July 6, 1957
LIVEx (1960-1962)
GBS – January 26, 1969

Be Bop A Lula (Vincent/Davis)
LIVEx (1957-1962)LIVE Hamburg, Germany – December 25, 1962*
GBS – January 7 & 9, 1969
STUDIO – July 24, 1969
*Released on:
LP: Live! At The Star-Club, 1977 (Atlantic/Lingasong LS-2-7001)

Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Monroe)
LIVEx (1957-1961)

Blue Suede Shoes (Perkins)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
GBS – January 3 & 26*, 1969
*Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 3, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34451 2)

Bony Moronie (Williams)
LIVEx (1957-1961)

Come Go With Me (Quick)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

The Cumberland Gap (trad. arr. Donegan)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Everyday (Hardin/Petty)
LIVEx (1957-1962)

Freight Train (trad. arr. James/Williams)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Guitar Boogie (Smith)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Heartbreak Hotel (Axton/Durden/Presley)
LIVEx (1957-1961)

Hello Little Girl (Lennon)
Lennon’s first composition, 1957
LIVEx (1957-1962)
BBCx Teenager’s Turn (Here We Go) – March 7, 1962
DECCA – January 1, 1962*
Released by the Fourmost on:
45: “Hello Little Girl”/“Just In Case”, 1963 (US: ATCO 6280, UK: Parlophone R 5056)
*Released on:
CD: Anthology 1, 1995 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34445 2)

Home (When Shadows Fall) (Van Steeden/Clarkson/Clarkson)
LIVEx (1957-1960)



Honky Tonk Blues (Williams)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Hot As Sun (McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)
GBS – January 24, 1969
Released by Paul McCartney on:
LP: McCartney, 1970 (US: Apple STAO 3363, UK: Apple PCS 7102)

Hound Dog (Leiber/Stoller)
LIVEx (1957-1961)

It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song (traditional)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Just Fun (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)
GBS – January 8, 1969

Keep Looking That Way (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Price)LIVEx (1957-1962)
GBS – January 26, 1969

Lend Me Your Comb (Twomey/Wise/Weisman)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
LIVE Hamburg, Germany – December 28, 1962*
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – July 2, 1963**
*Released on:
LP: Live! At The Star-Club, 1977 (Atlantic/Lingasong LS-2-7001)
**Released on:
CD: Anthology 2, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34448 2)

Like Dreamers Do (McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
DECCA – January 1, 1962*
Released by the Applejacks on:
45: “Like Dreamers Do”/“Everybody Fall Down”, 1964 (US: London 9681, UK: Decca F 11916)
*Released on:
CD: Anthology 1, 1995 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34445 2)

Looking Glass (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Long Black Train (Lennon)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Lucille (Penniman/Collins)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
BBCx Pop Go The Beatles – August 1, 1963
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – September 3, 1963
BBC Saturday Club – September 7, 1963*
GBS – January 3 & 7, 1969
*Released on:
CD: Live at the BBC, 1994 (Capitol CDP 8 31796 2)

Mailman Blues (Price)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Mean Woman Blues (De Metruis)
LIVEx (1957-1962)

Midnight Special (Prisoner’s Song) (trad. arr. Ledbetter/Lomax)
LIVEx (1957-1960)
GBS – January 3, 1969

Moonglow And The Theme From Picnic (Hudson/De Lange/Mills/Duning/Allen)
LIVEx (1957-1960)

Mystery Train (Parker/Phillips)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Party (Robinson)
LIVEx (1957-1960)
GBS – January 31, 1969


Peggy Sue (Holly/Allison/Petty)
LIVEx (1957-1962)

Putting On The Style (Cazden)
LIVEx (1957)
LIVE Woolton, Liverpool – July 6, 1957

Railroad Bill (traditional)
LIVEx (1957-1961)

Raunchy (Justis/Manker)
LIVEx (1958-1960)

Rock Island Line (Ledbetter)
LIVEx (1957-1959)
GBS – January 24, 1969

Searchin’ (Leiber/Stoller)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
DECCA – January 1, 1962*
*Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 1, 1995 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34445 2)

Suicide (McCartney)
GBS – January 26, 1969
Released by Paul McCartney on:
LP: McCartney, 1970 (US: Apple STAO 3363, UK: Apple PCS 7102)

Sure To Fall (In Love With You) (Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
DECCA – January 1, 1962
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – June 1, 1963*
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – September 3, 1963
BBC Saturday Club – March 31, 1964
BBC From Us To You – May 1, 1964
GBS – January 6, 1969
*Released on:
CD: Live at the BBC, 1994 (Capitol CDP 8 31796 2)

Sweet Little Sixteen (Berry)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
LIVE Hamburg, Germany – December 25, 1962*
BBCx Pop Go The Beatles – July 2, 1963
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – July 10, 1963**
GBS – January 8 & 24, 1969
*Released on:
LP: Live! At The Star-Club, 1977 (Atlantic/Lingasong LS-2-7001)
**Released on:
CD: Live at the BBC, 1994 (Capitol CDP 8 31796 2)

Tennessee (Perkins)
LIVEx (1957-1961)
GBS – January 9, 1969
That’ll Be The Day (Holly/Allison/Petty)
LIVEx (1957-1960)
DEMO – Summer, 1958*
GBS – January 9, 1969
*Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 1, 1995 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34445 2)

That’s All Right (Crudup)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – July 2, 1963*
GBS – January 6 & 21, 1969
*Released on:
CD: Live at the BBC, 1994 (Capitol CDP 8 31796 2)

That’s My Woman (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

Thinking Of Linking (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)
GBS – January 29, 1969

Too Bad About Sorrows (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)
GBS – January 8 & 21, 1969

Twenty Flight Rock (Cochran/Fairchild)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
GBS – January 23, 1969

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Williams/David/Lewis)
LIVEx (1957-1962)
GBS – January 3, 1969

Winston’s Walk (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1960)

Years Roll Along (Lennon/McCartney)
LIVEx (1957-1959)

You Were Meant For Me (Freed/Brown)
LIVEx (1957-1960)


1958
Ain’t That A Shame (Domino/Bartholomew)
LIVEx (1958-1961)

Catswalk (McCartney)
LIVEx (1958-1962)
LIVE rehearsal Cavern Club, Liverpool – December, 1962
GBS – January 24, 1969
Released as “Cat Call” by the Chris Barber Band on:
45: “Cat Call”/“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, 1967 (Polydor DB 59 133)

Good Rockin’ Tonight (Brown)
LIVEx (1958-1962)
GBS – January 9 & 21, 1969

High School Confidential (Lewis/Hargrave)
LIVEx (1958-1961)
GBS – January 6 & 26, 1969

In Spite Of All The Danger (McCartney/Harrison)
LIVEx (1958-1959)
DEMO – Summer, 1958*
*Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 1, 1995 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34445 2)

It’s So Easy (Holly/Petty)
LIVEx (1958-1962)

Jailhouse Rock (Leiber/Stoller)
LIVEx (1958-1960)

Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
LIVEx (1958-1962)
BBC Saturday Club – January 7, 1964*
GBS – January 14 & 22, 1969
*Released on:
CD: Live at the BBC, 1994 (Capitol CDP 8 31796 2)

Maybe Baby (Holly/Petty/Hardin)
LIVEx (1958-1961)
GBS – January 29, 1969

No Other Baby (Bishop/Watson)
LIVEx (1958-1959)

Ramrod (Casey)
LIVEx (1958-1960)DEMO – April, 1960
GBS – January 24, 1969

Short Fat Fanny (Williams)
LIVEx (1958-1961)
GBS – January 3 & 24, 1969

Summertime (Gershwin)
LIVEx (1958-1961)
STUDIO (acetate) Hamburg, Germany – October 15, 1960
Recorded with Lu Walters of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
STUDIO – July 19, 1968
Six-minute instrumental jam

Think It Over (Holly/Allison/Petty)
LIVEx (1958-1962)

When (Reardon/Evans)
LIVEx (1958)

A World Without Love (McCartney)
Written in Forthlin Road, 1958
DEMO – January, 1964
Released by Peter & Gordon on:
45: “A World Without Love”/“If I Were You”, 1964 (US: Capitol 5175, UK: Columbia DB 7225)

You Win Again (Williams)
LIVEx (1958-1961)
GBS – January 8, 1969
Young Blood (Leiber/Stoller/Pomus)
LIVEx (1958-1962)
LIVE Cavern Club, Liverpool – July, 1962
BBC Pop Go The Beatles – June 1, 1963*
*Released on:
CD: Live at the BBC, 1994 (Capitol CDP 8 31796 2)

Your True Love (Perkins)
LIVEx (1958-1962)
GBS – January 3, 1969


1959
Boppin’ The Blues (Perkins/Griffin)
LIVEx (1959-1962)

C’mon Everybody (Cochran/Capehart)
LIVEx (1959-1962)
GBS – January 10, 1969

Do You Want To Dance (Freeman)
LIVEx (1959-1962)

Don’t Be Cruel (To A Heart That’s True) (Blackwell/Presley)
LIVEx (1959-1961)
GBS – January 10, 1969

I Know (Domino/Bartholomew)
LIVEx (1959-1961)

I Wonder If I Care As Much (Everly/Everly)
LIVEx (1959-1961)

It’ll Be Me (Clement)
LIVEx (1959-1961)

Lazy River (Carmichael/Arodin)
LIVEx (1959-1961)

Loving You (Leiber/Stoller)
LIVEx (1959-1961)
Vocal by Stuart Sutcliffe

Maybellene (Berry/Freed/Fratto)
LIVEx (1959-1961)
GBS – January 24, 1969

Movin’ And Groovin’ (Hazlewood/Eddy)
LIVEx (1959-1960)
DEMO – April, 1960

Raining In My Heart (Bryant/Bryant)
LIVEx (1959-1962)

Ready Teddy (Blackwell/Marascalco)
LIVEx (1959-1961)

Rip It Up (Blackwell/Marascalco)
LIVEx (1959-1961)
GBS – January 26, 1969*
*Released in edited form on:
CD: Anthology 3, 1996 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34451 2)

Send Me Some Lovin’ (Marascalco/Price/Blackwell)
LIVEx (1959-1962)
GBS – January 6, 1969

Tequila (Rio)
LIVEx (1959-1960)
STUDIO – October 18, 1964

That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (Fisher/Raskin/Hill)
LIVEx (1959-1961)

Three Cool Cats (Leiber/Stoller)
LIVEx (1959-1963)
DECCA – January 1, 1962*
BBCx Here We Go – January 16, 1963
BBCx Pop Go The Beatles – July 2, 1963
GBS – January 3 & 29, 1969
*Released on:
CD: Anthology 1, 1995 (EMI CDP 7243 8 34445 2)
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1 comment:

Wogew said...

Just Fun was performed on acoustic guitar by Paul McCartney during the soundcheck for the Zurich concert in the summer of 2004.