FlinterFile: The Beach Boys- Sloop John B.
In 1966, the Beach Boys released their legendary album Pet Sounds. Just like the rest of the album, this song also was made with studio musicians and Brian Wilson at the control. He took the song from a traditional tune in the West Indies. Al Jardine had made Brian Wilson aware of the song in the version of the Kingston Trio, and Wilson decided to record it with another title and with some different lyrics (and to take the clothing style, with the striped shirts). The instruments were also slightly changed, like a twelve string guitar that was added. To complete the song, it had to be mixed-down twice to create extra free tracks for recording the rest of the song. It was worth it, as it was the biggest hit from the album: number 3 in the US and number 2 in the UK. Enjoy
The Beach Boys- Sloop John B.
Posted on July 27, 2016, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1966, al jardine, beach boys, Brian Wilson, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, kingston trio, Music, pet sounds, sixties, sloop john b, traditional. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.