|TRACK LISTING||A Taste Of
|RELEASE DATE||January 1963 / First Issue *NO
Beatles' Sheet Music (maybe)
|SONG WRITER'S CREDIT
||Words by RIC
MARLOW Music by BOBBY SCOTT
|PUBLISHER'S CREDIT||AMBASSADOR MUSIC
||PRICE||2/6 (two shillings and six
|PRINT COMPANY'S NAME||Sole Selling
Agent: Southern Music Publishing Co.
8 Denmark St. London W.C.2
|COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES||-
|INCLUDED:||LP||Please Please Me
|EP||Twist and Shout (GEP 8882)
|COMMENTS||"A Taste of Honey" is a pop
standard written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. It was
originally an instrumental track (or recurring theme)
written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British
play A Taste of Honey (which was also made into the film of
the same name in 1961). Both the original and a later
recording by Herb Alpert in 1965 earned the song four Grammy
Awards. A vocal version of the song—first recorded by Billy
Dee Williams (and released in 1961 on the Prestige label),
and then recorded very successfully by Lenny Welch in the
summer of 1962—was also recorded by the Beatles for their
first album in 1963.
Acker Bilk was an English clarinetist and vocalist known for his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register style, and distinctive appearance – of goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat.
Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune "Stranger on the Shore" became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962.
Acker Bilk released "A Taste Of Honey (Instrumental version)" in the UK in January 1963, reaching number 16 in the UK Singles Chart.
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"AMBASSADOR MUSIC LTD 23-24 Greek Street, London, W.1." and
sole selling agent's credit "Southern Music Publishing Co. 8
Denmark St. London W.C.2" was printed at the front of the
Price: 2/6=two shillings and six pence
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|Publisher's credit and address were printed
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