There were six cover songs on the Twist And Shout LP. Five of the six original releases in Canada were distributed by Quality records, Toronto. The other disc was distributed by Compo in Lachine, Quebec.
1. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Arthur Alexander)
2. "Chains" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
3. "Boys" (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell)
2. "Baby It's You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams)
4. "A Taste Of Honey" (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott)
6. "Twist and Shout" (Phil Medley, Bert Russell)
Arthur Alexander issued several different 45s on the Dot label in Canada. Dot was distributed by Quality Records. These 45s were issued with plain grey paper sleeves.
Dot 16309X A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues / You Better Move On (1961)
(The Beatles performed the A side on the Live At The BBC set and the Rolling Stones covered the B side)
Dot 16357X Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) / Where Have You Been All My Life
(The Beatles performed the A side on the Live At The BBC set and the B side on the Live In Hamburg set)
Dot 16387X Anna / I Hang My Head And Cry (1962)
The Canadian DOT (Quality) release of "Anna" was most probably issued in late 1962 and did not chart in Canada as far as can be determined.
The song was covered superbly by The Beatles and was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.￼
Dimension D-1002X The Cookies "Chains / Stranger In My Arms"
"Chains" was the A-side and the single was issued in Canada by The Cookies on the Dimension label which was distributed by Quality. CHUM in Toronto charted the record for 13 weeks and it peaked at number 4 in December of 1962 (Ron Hall). The Cookies would chart three records on the CHUM charts and "Chains" was their first.
The song was written by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell. The Shirelles issued this track on the following single in Canada in early 1961:
REO 8531 The Shirelles "Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Boys".
CHUM charted the A side for a total of 13 weeks and it peaked at number 2 in February of 1961 (Source: Ron Hall).
The song was written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow. The duo wrote the song for the 1960 Broadway version of a 1958 British play titled A Taste of Honey . A film with the same name was made from the play in 1961. Lenny Welch recorded a vocal version in 1961 which was the version that the Beatles covered.
Lenny Welch's single was issued in Canada in late 1962 and was credited to B. Scott - R. Marlowe - L. Morris. L. Morris was Lee Morris who may have provided the lyrics.
Cadence 1428 Lenny Welch "A Taste of Honey / The Old Cathedral"
The single was issued in Canada on Cadence (same label as the Everly Brothers) and was distributed by Compo Company Limited of Lachine, Quebec. The single did not chart in Canada, although two of his later Cadence singles did (Since I Fell For You on Cadence 1439 and Ebb Tide on Cadence 1422).
Another cover of a Shirelles song. The song was written by "Mack David - Barney Williams - Bert Bacharach" and was also arranged by Bert Bacharach.￼
REO 8621 The Shirelles "Baby It's You / The Things I Want To Hear"
REO was distributed by Quality Records. CHUM charted the single for 4 weeks. It peaked on the CHUM chart at number 18 in January 1962 (Source: Ron Hall).
The song was written by Phil medley and Bert Russell. It had been issued in Canada on Quality Records by The Isley Brothers July 1962 as:
Quality 1421X The Isley Brothers "Twist And Shout / Spanish Twist"
The Isley Brothers Twist And Shout single did not chart in Canada which is very strange considering what a great song it was at the time. Their earlier single "Shout" had charted briefly in Canada in 1959.