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Something
Composer: George Harrison

Something was played once by the Garcia/Saunders group in 1972. Furthur also performed the song.

Something was originally released by the Beatles as a single in October 1969. The only George Harrison song to be used on the A side of a Beatles single, though it was a double A side release. The Beatles started recording the song in early 1969 during the Get Back sessions which ultimately resulted in the Let It Be album and movie. Various attempts to complete and record the song were made through 1969 resulting in the released track by August of that year.

The first line of the song is taken from a James Taylor song called Something In The Way She Moves, which was recorded for the Beatles Apple label in 1968.

In a contemporary review of Abbey Road in Rolling Stone Ed Ward wrote;

It's got a nice, easy listening melody, vapid lyrics and a gigantic string section oozing like saccharine mashed potatoes ... It's so vile that I'm sure it will be covered by eight or ten artists in the next month and will rate with "Yesterday" and "Michelle"
He was right about the covers - it has become one of the most covered Beatles songs.


Beatles and related recordings

info Abbey Road, The Beatles, 1969
no info Single (Something / Come Together), Beatles, 1969
info The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison / Various Artists, 1971
info 1967-1970, The Beatles, 1973
no info The Best of, George Harrison, 1976
info Live In Japan, George Harrison, 1992
info Capitol Records 50th Anniversary, Various Artists (Beatles), 1992
no info CD Singles Collection, Beatles, 1993
no info The Beatles (box set), The Beatles, 1995
info Anthology 3, The Beatles, 1996
info 1, The Beatles, 2000
no info Back in the U.S., Paul McCartney, 2002
no info Concert for George, Various Artists (Paul McCartney/Eric Clapton), 2003
no info The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992, George Harrison, 2004
info Love, The Beatles, 2006
info Let It Roll: The Best of, George Harrison, 2009
no info The Beatles: Stereo Box Set, The Beatles, 2009
no info 1962-1966 / 1967-1970, The Beatles, 2010
no info Good Evening New York City, Paul McCartney, 2009
no info The Singles Box Set, The Beatles, 2011

Furthur

info March 5, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 29, 2011, Binghamton, NY
info Oct 2, 2011, Morrison, CO

Vince Welnick

info Live At The Keswick Theatre, Beatlejam, 2011
info Live At The Webster Theatre, Beatlejam, 2011

Other recordings

This section is not intended to be comprehensive.

info The Other Side Of Abbey Road, George Benson, 1969
no info Is That All There Is?, Peggy Lee, 1969
no info Joe Cocker!, Joe Cocker, 1969
info The Beatles Songbook, The Rubber Band, 1969
info McLemore Avenue, Booker T. & The MG's, 1970
no info Single (Something / Sunday Sermon), Booker T & The MG's, 1970
info Basie On The Beatles, Count Basie Orchestra, 1970
no info The Isaac Hayes Movement, Isaac Hayes, 1970
no info Just a Little Lovin', Carmen McRae, 1970
no info Shades of Rock, The Shadows, 1970
no info The Beatles Album, Percy Faith, 1970
info Nashville Rock, Earl Scruggs, 1970
info Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People), Charles Kynard, 1970
no info Something, Shirley Bassey, 1970
no info Single (Something / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?), Shirley Bassey, 1970
no info Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, Johnny Mathis, 1970
no info Black Cat, Gene Ammons, 1970
no info Something, Shirley Scott, 1970
no info Get Ready, King Curtis, 1970
no info Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today!, Tony Bennett, 1970
no info Single (Something / Eleanor Rigby), Tony Bennett, 1970
no info Single (Something / The Five-Seventeen), Duane Eddy, 1970
no info Worth Waiting For, Joe Williams, 1970
no info Blood, Chet & Tear, Chet Baker, 1970
no info My Elusive Dreams, Bobby Vinton, 1970
no info In Person at the Sands, Jack Jones, 1970
no info Let It Be, Bud Shank, 1970
no info It's Impossible, Perry Como, 1970
no info We Made It Happen, Engelbert Humperdinck, 1970
no info I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Dionne Warwick, 1970
no info Honey Come Back, Patti Page, 1970
no info Plays The Beatle Songbook, Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra, 1970
info Atlantic Bridge, Atlantic Bridge, 1970
no info Volcanic Action of My Soul, Ray Charles, 1971
no info Ella à Nice, Ella Fitzgerald, 1971
no info Love Story, Andy Williams, 1971
no info Something, Tony Bennett, 1971
no info Gemini, Errol Garner, 1971
no info Me & Jerry, Chet Atkins / Jerry Reed, 1971
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, Frank Sinatra, 1972
no info Stick It, Buddy Rich, 1972
no info Live, Sonny & Cher, 1972
no info Someone to Give My Love To, Johnny Paycheck, 1972
no info The World of, Charlie Byrd, 1973
no info Single (Think / Something), James Brown, 1973
no info Beatles Classics, Enoch Light Orchestra, 1974
no info This Time I Almost Made It, Barbara Mandrell, 1974
info Songs Of The Beatles, Sarah Vaughan, 1981
no info Plays The Beatles, Don Costa, 1981
no info Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2, Frank Sinatra, 1983
no info Partners, Willie Nelson, 1986
no info The Singles, Shirley Bassey, 1988
no info Beatles Songbook, Allen Toussaint Orchestra, 1989
info Off Abbey Road, Mike Westbrook Band, 1989
no info Pop Go the Beatles, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989
no info The Reprise Collection, Frank Sinatra, 1990
no info Love Songs, Willie Nelson, 1990
no info Watch What Happens!, Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo, 1990
no info Yesterday: 16 Fab Beatle Reggae Classics, Various Artists (Phyllis Dillon), 1991
no info Shadow Music/Shades of Rock, The Shadows, 1992
no info Essential Collection, Joe Cocker, 1992
no info That's the Way It Is, Elvis Presley, 1993
info Reelin' With the Feelin' / Wa-Tu_Wa_Zui, Charles Kynard, 1993
no info Yesterday & Today: A Celebration in Song, Perry Como, 1993
no info Rock Dreams, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1993
no info The Complete Stax-Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971, Various Artists (Booker T & The MGs), 1993
no info Come Together: A Guitar Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (Larry Coryell), 1993
no info Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Joe Cocker), 1993
no info A Tower Records Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (Peggy Lee), 1993
no info The Definitive Soul Collection, Booker T. & the MG's, 1994
no info That's My Kick / Gemini, Errol Garner, 1994
no info Live at the Century Plaza, Lou Rawls, 1994
no info Come Together: Motown Sings The Beatles, Various Artists (Junior Walker & The All Stars), 1994
info Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Essential 70's Masters, Elvis Presley, 1995
no info Beatles Go Jazz, Modern Gustin Trio, 1995
no info The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings, Frank Sinatra, 1995
no info Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Love Story, Johnny Mathis, 1995
no info Long Voyage Home, Joe Cocker, 1995
no info Live in Vegas, Paul Anka, 1995
no info Cello Submarine, The Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1995
no info Symphony for the Stars: The Beatles, Riga Recording Studio Orchestra, 1995
no info Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles, Various Artists (Tanya Tucker), 1995
no info Beatlejuice: A Big Apple Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (Raiana Paige), 1995
no info Beatles on Piano & Violin, Vol. 1, Savva Savvas/LeonidasTsitsaros, 1996
no info The Love Collection, Perry Como, 1996
no info 20 Beatles Greatest Hits, Soho Strings, 1996
no info Switched on Beatles, Various Artists, 1996
no info My Way: The Best of, Frank Sinatra, 1997
no info Legends of Acid Jazz, Gene Ammons, 1997
no info Greatest Hits/Greatest Hits, Vol. 2/Love Story, Andy Williams, 1997
no info Golden Throats, Vol. 4: Celebrities Butcher Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Telly Savalas), 1997
info Time Is Tight, Booker T. & the MG's, 1998
no info Plays the Beatles, Innovations, 1998
no info Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, Shirley Bassey, 1998
no info Me & Jerry/Me & Chet, Chet Atkins / Jerry Reed, 1998
no info The Collection, Beatles Symphonic Orchestra, 1999
no info Four Decades of Song, Shirley Bassey, 1999
no info Pablo Years, Ella Fitzgerald, 1999
no info The Anthology, Joe Cocker, 1999
no info Private Concert, Larry Coryell, 1999
info The Legends Of Acid Jazz, Charles Kynard, 1999
no info Panpipes Play Beatles, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
info A Taste Of Honey: Live In New Orleans 1977, James Booker, 2000
no info The EMI/UA Years 1959-1979, Shirley Bassey, 2000
no info Live in Las Vegas Box Set, Elvis Presley, 2001
no info The Universal Masters Collection, Joe Cocker, 2001
no info Super Hits, Andy Williams, 2001
no info Sings the Standards, Peggy Lee, 2001
no info And I Love You So/It's Impossible, Perry Como, 2001
no info Gilberto Gil & Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil & Milton Nascimento, 2001
no info Mellow Dubmarine: A Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Johnny Arthur Orchestra), 2001
info Help!: Songs of the Beatles, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Drex Nelson), 2001
no info Tribute to the Beatles Reggae Style, Various Artists (Phyllis Dillon), 2001
no info The Beatles On Panpipes, Various Artists, 2001
no info The Beatles Album/Jesus Christ Superstar, Percy Faith, 2002
no info Romance, Frank Sinatra, 2002
no info Guitar Tango, The Shadows, 2002
no info The Singles Collection, Peggy Lee, 2002
no info The Ultimate Collection, Percy Faith, 2002
no info Please Love Me Forever/My Elusive Dreams, Bobby Vinton, 2002
no info The Legend, Bobby Vinton, 2002
no info Here Comes the Sun: A Reggae Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Lehbanchuleh), 2002
no info Singles, Joe Cocker, 2003
no info A Natural Woman/Is That All There Is?, Peggy Lee, 2003
no info The Best Of The Singles Collection, Peggy Lee, 2003
no info The Ultimate, Shirley Bassey, 2003
no info The Power Trio: Live in Chicago, Larry Coryell, 2003
no info Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo, Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo, 2003
no info The Irrepressible, Lena Horne, 2003
no info Today My Way/Honey Come Back, Patti Page, 2003
no info 50 Golden Greats, The Shadows, 2003
no info Glass Onion: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Wade Marcus), 2003
info Oaxaca, Vince Guaraldi, 2004
no info I'll Take Romance, Percy Faith, 2004
no info Promises, Promises/I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Dionne Warwick, 2004
info Pops In Jazz, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Booker T & The MGs), 2004
no info Good Vibrations, The Shadows, 2005
no info My Mood Is You, Lena Horne, 2005
info Yesterday: A Country Music Tribute the Beatles, Various Artists (Willie Nelson), 2005
info Beatles Regrooved, Various Artists (Selway), 2005
info Daytrippers: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Carmen MacRae), 2005
no info Vegas, Frank Sinatra, 2006
no info Soul Legends, Isaac Hayes, 2006
no info Stax Profiles, Booker T. & the MG's, 2006
no info Collectables Classics, Carmen McRae, 2006
no info Evergreens, Tina Turner, 2006
no info Viva Las Vegas, Paul Anka, 2006
no info Gold, Joe Cocker, 2006
no info Icons, Perry Como, 2007
info Stax Does the Beatles, Various Artists (Isaac Hayes), 2007
no info Nothing But the Best: The Collection, Frank Sinatra, 2008
no info Swingin' The Jug, Gene Ammons, 2008
no info Sings For Lovers, Ray Charles, 2009
no info The Singles, Vol. 8: 1972-1973, James Brown, 2009
no info Gipsy, Biréli Lagrène Trio, 2009
no info Only the Best of, Patti Page, 2009
no info The Virtuoso Guitar of, Larry Coryell, 2010
no info The Complete Masters, Elvis Presley, 2010
no info Someone to Give My Love To/Somebody Loves Me, Johnny Paycheck, 2010
no info Around the World, Frank Sinatra, 2011
no info Sings the Beatles, Ray Charles, 2011
no info Live in Nashville, Chet Atkins / Jerry Reed / Suzy Bogguss, 2011
no info A Different Drummer/Stick It, Buddy Rich, 2011

 
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