October 30, 2020

Here ‘Tis

From the "Thirty Years of Maximum R&Bquot; liner notes by Brian Cady.

Produced by Chris Parmeinter and Peter Meaden at Fontana Studios, London June 1964.
Harmonica: Roger Daltrey

Recorded during the sessions which led to the release of the "Zoot Suit" single as The High Numbers. It was intended for the B-side but was dropped for "I’m The Face." Richard Barnes in his Who biography The Who: Maximum R&B said he played maracas on this track and got blisters on his fingers during the sixteen takes that were recorded. It was not released commercially until this boxset. The original version of the song appeared on the LP Bo Diddley Is A Twister and was recorded July 1962. The British release was on the LP Hey! Bo Diddley in May 1963. The most famous version, however, was by The Yardbirds with Eric Clapton on lead guitar on their album Five Live Yardbirds released in December 1964. (Thanks to David Blakey for Bo Diddley information.)