Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias
- Paul McCartney - lead vocal, guitar
- John Lennon - bongos
- Ringo Starr - claves and shaker
McCartney originally wrote Step Inside Love for Cilla Black in 1967, and she released it as a single in March of 1968.
On September 16 in a free moment during the recording sessions for The White Album, Paul started adlibbing the song with acoustic guitar and a bossa nova beat.
Then he comically announces the group as "Joe Prairies and the Prairie Wallflowers."'
Lennon then added "'Los Paranoias," which is probably a fanciful reference to Los Paraguayos a trio from Paraguay that came on BBC from time to time during the 1950s and 60s.
This led to the second phase of the jam session, which came to be called Los Paranoias because of the John Lennon adlib. John played bongos, while Ringo played the claves and shaker. Harrison was not present and did not participate in the recording in any way, even though Los Paranoias is officially credited to all four Beatles.
The title "Los Paranoias" is comical for a number of reasons. For one, the correct Spanish would be Las Paranoias because the word is feminne and considering that the song is inspired by the music of Brazil, where they speak Portuguese, the number turns out to be the group's more creative uses of a non-English language until Sun King (which surely takes the prize).
The adlib jam-medley of Step Inside Love / Los Paranoias can be found at track 23 of the Anthology 3 collection, released on October 28, 1996. Los Paranoias originally went on for 3 minutes and 48 seconds, but was faded out in less than a minute on the version released on CD.