Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Meet The Beatles (1064)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of four records wearing Beatles-type wigs. Text reads Episode 1064 Meet The Beatles.

On the show this time, we’re looking at the music of The Beatles. In particular, how artists of the hi-fi era approached this Fab Four musical tidal wave. As the old adage goes, if you can’t beat them, join them. And that’s exactly what many lounge artists did. We’ll hear from Percy Faith, Esther Phillips, The Johnny Mann Singers, Count Basie, and more.


Title Artist Album
A Hard Day's Night 101 Strings Sounds And Songs Of The Jet Set
Help Count Basie Basie's Beatle Bag
And I Love Him Esther Phillips And I Love Him
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Buddy Rich Big Swing Face
If I Fell Helen Merrill Helen Merrill Sings Beatles
Do You Want To Know A Secret? The Johnny Mann Singers Flowing Voices Of The Johnny Mann Singers
She Loves You The Mustang The Beatles Song Book
Lady Madonna Paul Mauriat Prevailing Airs
With A Little Help From My Friends Arthur Lyman The Winner's Circle
The Ballad Of John & Yoko Percy Faith The Beatles Album
Something Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
A Day In The Life Wes Montgomery A Day In The Life
She's Leaving Home Jack Jones New Jack Swing
All My Loving Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass South Of The Border
Fool on the Hill Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Fool On The Hill
Eleanor Rigby Baja Marimba Band Fresh Air
Here, There And Everywhere Tony Bennett Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today