Like many wonderful things that people Love in Europe that Eouropeans in Italy, Spain, Francce and all the countries in Europe, there are things that are not present in the United States of America, like certain types of music, food, fashion, habits whatever.
As with the Negroni Coaktail, Campari, and Aperol Spritz in Italy, Mortadella, and Burata, I started drinking NEGRONI 'S a good 25 years ahead of most present day Americans, who have just recently discovered this great Italian Cocktail in the past few years, I first started drinking Campari and the Negroni Cocktail way back in the Summer of 1985 when I made my first trip to Europe, traveling in Italy, The SOuth of France, and Spain. That is a Summer I will never forget, when I went to the Birthday Parties of FELINI and BOY GEORGE in the same week when I was to take off for Rome, Italy on Saturday June 15, 1985 ..They actually had two parties for Boy George, one at the Palladium on 14th Street and another later in the evening at AREA down on Hudson Street in Tribeca. That same week, I attened Frederico Felini 's 60th Birthday Party at AREA with my buddy Bobby Matinez. We were hanging out with Felini and the legendary Italian Director told Bobby he wanted to put him in his next movie. It never happened, but it was quite cool to be hanging out with Felini (how many people can say that).
Anyway, I was having such a great time that week, althoough I was dying to go to Italy, I almost didn't want to go. Also that same week, Madonna did a few shows at Madison Square Garden a few weeks before she was to marry Sean Penn . At the opening night of Madonna 's Concerts at The Garden I was hanging out with her and my buddy Bobby in the Private Party for Madonna in the Michael Todd Room at the Palladium. Later that evening when we were leaving the Palladium, a number of Papparazzi starting taking pictures of Bobby and Madonna togehter. Bobby ran afer a photogpraher and started beating him up.
Anyway it was quite a week, hanging out with: FELLINI , MADONNA and Bobby and going to Boy George;s Birthday Party. Yes I almost didn't want to go to Italy, I was having so much Fun at home in New York 's East Village, it was quite a week, and one I have never forgotten.
I don't really care for their version, but I had to put it up here.
BABY IT'S YOU
Much Better Than The Beatles Version
Don't get me wrong. I Love the Beatles, but no their rendition of the early Rock Classic "Baby It's You"
My Favorite Rendition
"BABY IT'S YOU"
"Baby It's You" is a song written by Burt Bacharach (music), Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams),and Mack David (lyrics). It was recorded by the Shirelles and the Beatles, and became hits for both. The highest-charting version of "Baby It's You" was by the band Smith, who took the song to number five on the US charts in 1969.
The SHIRELLES Original Version
The song was produced by Luther Dixon. When released as a single in 1961, the song became very popular, becoming a Top 10 smash on the Pop and R&B Charts, reaching number three on the R&B chart and peaking at number eight on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It later appeared on the album Baby It's You, named to capitalize upon the success of the single. The vocal arrangements on this version proved influential in subsequent versions, including that by the Beatles, who used the same one. One notable feature of the song is its minor-to-major key chord changes on the verses.
English rock group the Beatles performed "Baby It's You" as part of their stage act from 1961 until 1963, and recorded it on February 11, 1963 for their first album, Please Please Me, along with "Boys", another song by the Shirelles. American label Vee-Jay Records included it on Introducing... The Beatles and Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles. Capitol included it on The Early Beatles. The Beatles' version differs to the Shirelles' by repeating the second verse instead of the first.
A live version was released on Live at the BBC in 1994. On this version, Lennon does not repeat part of the second verse after the solo (as he did on the studio version), but repeats part of the first verse, which is the way the Shirelles sang the song. The song was issued as a CD single and a vinyl single in 1995 in both the UK and the US, the Beatles' first in nearly a decade. Both versions have four tracks, making it an EP instead of a regular issue single. The three additional tracks, while from BBC recordings, did not appear on Live at the BBC. Tracks 2 and 4 were later included on On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, but this recording of track 3 remains unique to this release. The single reached number seven in the UK and number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.