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  My Bonnie / Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers (LPHM 46612 / SLPHM 237112)
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MONO Released

#1-1 My Bonnie (MONO 1st. Press: LPHM 46 612)
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STEREO Released

#1-1 My Bonnie (STEREO 1st. Press: SLPHM 237 112)
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TITLE MY BONNIE
TONY SHERIDAN AND THE BEAT BROTHERS
CATALOG NUMBER SLPHM 237 112
RELEASE DATE June 1962 / First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
My Bonnie (English Intro.)
The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In) (ver. A)
Skinny Minny (ver. 1A)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Whole Lot Of Shakin'Going On
Let's Twist Again (ver. A)
I Know, Baby
Sweet Georgia Brown (ver. 1A)
You Are My Sunshine
Swanee River (ver. 1-2AA)
Ready Teddy Top Ten Twist
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FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! Polythene-lined die-cut  sleeve type.
sleeve sleeve sleeve Polydor scroll logo mark was printed at the upper right corner of the front cover.
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sleeve Front cover have "STEREO" text, catalog number and "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.
sleeve Back cover have "STEREO" text, catalog number and "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.
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The first edition of the LP record was released in June 1962. The next edition of this LP has red labels and was released in 1964. The only difference between the covers of the 1962 and 1964 edition is that there are different release / production dates in the lower right hand corner on the back.
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label label Polydor Orange Scroll label.
Labels have "ST" for stereo in a circle located next to the "33" circle.
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GEMA/BIEM" was printed in the box at the left side of the center hole on both sides.
The artists, according to the record's labels, are "Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers" .
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LABEL Polydor Orange Scroll label
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No.
SIDE 1 Made in Germany    C2 H1/S+   B         237112 A  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 Made in Germany    C2 H1/S+   B         237112 B  (machine stamped)
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME Polydor
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT -
COVER FORM Single type. Housed in a laminated German-printed cover
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Astrid Kirchherr
INNER SLEEVE Polythene-lined die-cut  sleeve type
PRODUCER Bert Kaempfert
COMMENTS Original release of June 1962
Recorded: 22 June 1961, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle and Studio Rahlstedt, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
Tracks 1 and 7: accompanied by The Beatles
My Bonnie is a 1962 album by English rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician Tony Sheridan. Sheridan, then playing in clubs in Hamburg with the Beatles, was discovered by producer Bert Kaempfert and subsequently signed with him to record. Sheridan recorded several songs with the Beatles, two of which were later released as a single. Further recordings without the Beatles filled out the album. Because of the later fame of the Beatles, the material has been repackaged several times.

This is the very first LP record on which The Beatles perform.
The LP is very rare in both the mono and stereo versions.
It was released with an orange label, and the picture of Tony Sheridan on the cover was taken by Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe’s girlfriend.
The Beatles are also credited for the first time on a German record edition, for their participation on the recordings of “My Bonnie” and “The Saints”.
This LP was released in Germany at the same time The Beatles signed their record contract with Parlophone at home in England and it seems as if the group’s new record contract finally made even Polydor in Germany, as has Polydor earlier in Great Britain, officially recognize the group.
The Beatles may have participated in another of this record’s twelve cuts, namely “Swanee River”. If this is the case or not has been discussed previously, and it is not confirmed. Neither are they credited on the cover for playing on this recording.

“My Bonnie” and “The Saints” were already released in mono, both in Germany and Great Britain, when the LP came out (after these songs, information is given about the first release date and the original record number in Germany).
It was on this LP edition that these two recordings were released for the first time ever in any country in stereo.

The copies of this LP had the slow English introduction to “My Bonnie”. It is uncertain if there are also editions with the slow German introduction to “My Bonnie”, but it is likely.
Besides the already released “My Bonnie” and “The Saints”, this LP contains only hitherto unreleased material.
According to the release protocols in Polydor’s archives, those songs on the LP where The Beatles don’t play were recorded in Musikhalle, Hamburg by Tony Sheridan under Bert Kaempfert’s direction in December 1961.
As a matter of curiosity it can be mentioned that on the above-mentioned LP, version 1A) of “Sweet Georgia Brown” was released for the first time. This song was later re-recorded by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles in May 1962.



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