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Jolly What!
Jolly What!
England's Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles
The Beatles
and Frank Ifield on Stage is a 1964 compilation album, released by Vee-Jay Records and featuring tracks by English rock band The Beatles
The Beatles
and by the Australian-English easy listening and country singer Frank Ifield. Ifield toured the UK in 1963. While Vee-Jay Records
Vee-Jay Records
temporarily had the US rights to a number of The Beatles' recordings, they released Jolly What!
Jolly What!
on 26 February 1964. The LP consisted of four studio Beatles songs (all previously released on Vee Jay singles), plus eight recordings of Ifield. The original pressing has a drawing of a chubby old man with a moustache and a Beatle wig, and is itself quite rare. However, just before Vee Jay's publishing rights were about to expire on 10 October 1964 they changed the sleeve cover to a drawing of the Beatles. (This version, titled The Beatles
The Beatles
& Frank Ifield on Stage also listed all four Beatles' tracks on the front cover, but none of the eight contributed by Ifield). Probably less than one hundred copies were pressed, making it one of the rarest Beatles albums. Three sealed stereo copies were discovered in 1976, selling for $600, $900 and $1,800. One of the three was re-sold in 1995 for $22,000.[1] Like many of the albums rushed out to cash in on the Beatles success, Jolly What!
Jolly What!
has been called a "rip-off", due to its intentional misleading of buyers. The album consisted entirely of studio recordings (not live, and thus not "on stage"), and all the Beatles material had been previously released.[2] The album is also known for a mistake in the liner notes: "It is with a good deal of pride and pleasure that this copulation has been presented"—presumably "copulation" should have been "compilation". (In confirming the matter, Snopes.com
Snopes.com
noted that "copulation" was appropriate, since the makers of the album were "trying to screw the fans out of their money.")[2] The album, however, was significant in that, until the release of the Beatles' 1973 compilation album, The Beatles/1962-1966, Jolly What!
Jolly What!
was the only American Beatles album to include "From Me to You". Track listing[edit] Applies to both original ("Jolly What!") and reissued version ("The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage" with picture of Beatles on front).[3][4][5] Side 1[5][6]

"Please Please Me" – The Beatles "Anytime" – Frank Ifield "Lovesick Blues" – Frank Ifield "I'm Smiling Now" – Frank Ifield "Nobody's Darling" – Frank Ifield "From Me to You" – The Beatles

Side 2[5][7]

"I Remember You" – Frank Ifield "Ask Me Why" – The Beatles "Thank You Girl" – The Beatles "The Wayward Wind" – Frank Ifield "Unchained Melody" – Frank Ifield "I Listen to My Heart" – Frank Ifield

Popular culture[edit] The Delaware-based band The Jolly What!, who are credited with inventing the Boogie Board Rock genre, took their name in tribute to this album [8]

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References[edit]

^ "Beatles and Frank Ifield".  ^ a b "A Bloody Bad Album". snopes.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012.  ^ "LP label". Mybeatlescollection.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.  ^ "LP label". Mybeatlescollection.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.  ^ a b c "Collector's Corner – " Jolly What!
Jolly What!
The Beatles
The Beatles
& Frank Ifield On Stage:" a Vee Jay 'flop' becomes a highly coveted collector's item:". The Beatles
The Beatles
Rarity. 15 October 1964. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012.  ^ "LP label". Mybeatlescollection.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.  ^ "LP label". Mybeatlescollection.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.  ^ 8. thejollywhat.com

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The Beatles
The Beatles
compilation discography

Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
recordings (with Tony Sheridan)

My Bonnie
My Bonnie
(GER, 1962) The Beatles
The Beatles
with Tony Sheridan
Tony Sheridan
and Their Guests (1964) Ain't She Sweet (1964) The Beatles' First
The Beatles' First
(GER, 1964 / UK, 1967) Very Together
Very Together
(1969) In the Beginning (Circa 1960)
In the Beginning (Circa 1960)
(1970) The Early Tapes of the Beatles
The Early Tapes of the Beatles
(1984) Beatles Bop – Hamburg Days
Beatles Bop – Hamburg Days
(2001) I Saw Her Standing There (2013)

Hits

Greatest Hits Volume 1 ( The Beatles
The Beatles
album) (AUS, 1966) Greatest Hits Volume 2 ( The Beatles
The Beatles
album) (AUS, 1967) A Collection of Beatles Oldies
A Collection of Beatles Oldies
(1966) The Essential Beatles
The Essential Beatles
(AUS, 1972) 1962–1966
1962–1966
(1973) 1967–1970
1967–1970
(1973) 20 Greatest Hits (1982) The Number Ones
The Number Ones
(AUS, 1983) 1 (2000)

Themes

Rock 'n' Roll Music (1976) Love Songs (1977) The Beatles
The Beatles
Ballads (1980) Reel Music
Reel Music
(1982) Tomorrow Never Knows (2012)

Non-album tracks

Hey Jude (US, 1970 / UK, 1979) Por Siempre Beatles
Por Siempre Beatles
(ARG, 1971) Rarities (UK, 1978) Rarities (US, 1980) Past Masters
Past Masters
(1988)

Alternative versions

Yellow Submarine Songtrack
Yellow Submarine Songtrack
(1999) Let It Be... Naked
Let It Be... Naked
(2003)

Other

Jolly What!
Jolly What!
/ The Beatles
The Beatles
& Frank Ifield on Stage (US, 1964) The Beatles
The Beatles
in Italy (ITA, 1965) The Beatles' Christmas Album (US) / From Then to You (UK) (1970) The Beatles
The Beatles
Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews (1976) Only The Beatles...
Only The Beatles...
(UK, 1987, withdrawn) Love (2006) The Black Album (2014, unofficial)

Box sets

The Singles Collection 1962–1970
The Singles Collection 1962–1970
(UK, 1976) The Beatles
The Beatles
Collection (UK, 1978 / US, 1979) The Beatles
The Beatles
Box (1980) The Beatles
The Beatles
EP Collection (1981) The Beatles: The Collection (1982) The Beatles
The Beatles
Mono Collection (1982) The Beatles
The Beatles
Box Set (1988) The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 (2004) The Capitol Albums, Volume 2
The Capitol Albums, Volume 2
(2006) The Beatles
The Beatles
(The Original Studio Recordings) (2009) The Beatles
The Beatles
in Mono (2009) The U.S. Albums
The U.S. Albums
(2014) The Japa

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