Please Mister Postman
- John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
- Paul McCartney – backing vocal, bass
- George Harrison – backing vocal, lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums
This song is the fifth and last girl-group number recorded by the Beatles. It ends side one of their second UK album, but did not make it into the US release Meet the Beatles. Capitol Records evidently felt that four white Brit blokes could not possibly cover this song, which had been Motown's breakthrough chart topper with the R&B female group, the Marvelettes (December, 1961). When the Beatles' first US album hit 3 million copies in just four months, the record producer had a change of heart, and put Please Mr. Postman on
July 30th, 1963, the second session for With The Beatles. Stereo mix was accomplished on October 29, 1963. Nine takes. Take seven was the keeper, and take 9 was an overdub of Lennon.