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The Beatles - "I'm Down"


The Beatles I'm Down

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

Recorded in seven takes, it's one of the most frantic rockers in the entire Beatles' catalog.  McCartney claimed that the song and vocal style were influenced by Little Richard, "I used to sing his stuff but there came a point when I wanted one of my own."  As the song concludes he can be heard repeating the phrase "Plastic soul, man, plastic soul" which was later adapted for the album Rubber Soul, was actually a phrase used by black musicians to describe Mick Jagger.
 
"I'm Down" was used to close concerts in their final year as a live act, and was Paul's opening number for his set at The Concert for New York City following the September 11 attacks.  
 
This song is a part of C3X.
 
05/14/19- v1. uploaded.



5 Comments

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manbeek
May 14, 2019

Thank you!

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astronomyhopes
May 14, 2019

I think this one turned out pretty darrrn good. Looking at the preview video it looks like a good majority of the organ part is missing from the keys chart.

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MrPrezident
May 14, 2019

I'm not surprised.  If you or anyone want to fill in the missing parts be my guest, otherwise I charted what could hear from this 55 year old mono recording.  

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imac007
May 15, 2019

one of my faves...thanks

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MidnightRambler67
May 15, 2019

thank you :)