Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Silkie - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

The Silkie

The Silkie is known almost solely for their hit cover of the Lennon-McCartney song "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," which made the Top Ten in 1965 (and, curiously, only made the bottom of the Top 30 in their native Britain). The song, which had appeared on the Beatles' Help! album (and in their Help! film) just before the Silkie had a hit with it, was one of the Beatles' most Dylan-influenced recordings. The Silkie gave it a somewhat more pop-folk treatment, complete with male-female harmonies, its prospects boosted by a Lennon-McCartney production credit. The Beatles connection didn't end there, as they were also managed, somewhat indirectly, by Brian Epstein.

The Silkie was a quartet of Hull University students: Ivor Aylesbury (guitar), Kevin Cunningham (bass), Mike Ramsden (guitar), and Sylvia Tatler (vocals). According to Ray Coleman's Brian Epstein biography, The Man Who Made the Beatles, they were signed by Epstein after they sent a tape to him, although he appointed one of his assistants, Alistair Taylor, as their manager. Three of the Beatles were involved in the Silkie's "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" cover, as Paul McCartney contributed vocals and possibly guitar; George Harrison added percussion via guitar taps and tambourine; and John Lennon, according to the Beatles Undercover book that documents the group's appearances on other records, did most of the producing, although McCartney is sometimes credited as co-producer with Lennon.

7 comments: said...

Parabéns por esta postagem The Silkies 1965 !!!

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you Raulzimdimaio glad that you enjoy them.

D said...

Hi, How do I dl? Is there a password for the link?

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Denis
Sorry they have all been deleted after I just checked. I shall re-up them today.
Again sorry for the delay.
Best Wishes

D said...

Beautiful, thanks, been looking for this band for ages. Very hard to find....thanks again for your efforts.

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome D and you have found a great band with wonderful music.

Private Beach said...

City Winds and Away Love are the same album under different titles - but thanks anyway.