Looking for a video to kick off this selection of Beatles song covers I discovered Igor Presnyakov (Russian: Игорь Пресняков) who apparently became a ‘YouTube sensation’ eight years ago.
Yes, he’s a good acoustic guitarist, but with a style which could get boring after a whole album. This could be why he’s only recorded two.
My last selection was a bit left of centre, so I figured it was time I balanced that with some affectionate interpretations. You’ll probably know most of the songs, so I’ve included a few jazz versions so you can supply the lyrics.
01. Banda Plástica De Tepetlixpa Mex – Yellow Submarine
02. Nguyên Lê – Come Together
03. Rickie Lee Jones – For No One
04. Courtney Pine Quartet – When I’m Sixty-Four
05. Rachel Unthank & The Unthanks – Sexy Sadie
06. Bobby Womack – And I Love Her
07. Sonic Youth – Within You Without You
08. Madeleine Peyroux – Martha, My Dear
09. Neil Cowley Trio – Revolution #9
10. Jaco Pastorius – Blackbird
11. Thea Gilmore – All You Need Is Love