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Derek Taylor interviews Paul ("Delinquent Choir Boy")

DEREK: (Paul came along with a song that became the “A” side, and John had one which he thought might have been the “A” side. There was never any sort of nonsense or a back biting or jealousy.)  Paul, for instance came up with “She’s A Woman,” and thought it was an “A” and other people did, and then John came up with “I Feel Fine,” so Paul’s “She’s A Woman” went on the back. Did you mind?

PAUL:  I didn’t mind at all. In fact, I wouldn’t have liked it to have been an “A.” As it happened afterwards, it was quite well received. But a lot of people just thought I was singing too high. They thought I’d picked the wrong key.

DEREK:  Probably less commercial anyway.

PAUL:  Yes, might have been.  I don’t know.  You know, you get those people who come up and say, “Why did you sing it that high, you should have sung it in a lower key,” because it sounds like I was screeching it.  But, ladies and gentlemen, that was on purpose, honest. It wasn’t a mistake, honest.

DEREK:  Maureen Cleave, who is a London journalist, had a very good line in the piece on this disc when she wrote, “How can a dirty great voice like that come out of such a face?”  I think it’s often surprising that with a face like yours, sort of angelic face…the face of a delinquent choir boy, somebody once said…that you have actually got many voices.  One of them you might call a “colored voice.”  That was your “colored voice” in “She’s A Woman,” wasn’t it?

PAUL:  Yeah, me green voice, that. 


                      – Let’s Talk with Paul, KRLA the Beat interview, April 21, 1965

anonymous asked:

What frustrates me about seleeknd is that she is doing almost exactly what Taylor did with tom but no one questions the authenticity of it. The cynic in me wonders...

What does the cynic in you wonder? I’m pretty sure both relationships are real. The media just doesn’t crucify Selena in the way they do Taylor, unless it comes to Bieber. 

She would never send new songs, no. I hear them but has to be with her.
I remember when I did a song with her for her album, I was in San Francisco and they sent someone with a locked briefcase with an iPad and one song on it and they flew San Francisco and played the song I’ve done with her and asked if I like it and I was like ‘yeah’ and they took it back, that’s how I hear it.
—  Ed Sheeran for Capricho Magazine about Taylor sending him her new songs