Wednesday afternoon, The AIR brings you new episodes of Curtain Call and Beatles Blast. You can tune in at the website, or you could just stay right here and listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.
At 2 PM (EDT) Beatles Blast brings you a mixtape with female vocalists tackling Beatles classics. Some are faithful covers, while others are drastic reinterpretations.
The idea for this show came to me after I discovered the incredible rendition of “Eleanor Rigby” that opens our show. Erin Hill is an acclaimed harpist/vocalist/actor who has a resume as long as your arm, on stage, screen (big and small) and with music. Plus she’s also a regular at DragonCon and is firmly enmeshed in the type of pop culture we cover in this blog.
She also has created a great music video that mimics some of the classic elements of the song that you see in The Yellow Submarine feature film.
It’s so good that I’m embedding it here…
Thus inspired, and realizing that I hadn’t put together a show with all female vocals before, I assembled the following playlist, featuring some incredible female voices singing some of the best Beatles tunes. I include a couple of tracks sung by Tina Turner, since we’re paying tribute to her this week on Curtain Call, too.
This is a topic that I’m sure I’ll revisit in the future…
Beatles Blast 095
Erin Hill “Eleanor Rigby”
Tina Turner “Come Together”
My Brightest Diamond “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide”
Gwen Guthrie “Ticket To Ride”
Pretenders “Not A Second Time”
Lucy Kapalansky “I’ve Just Seen A Face”
Heather Nova “We Can Work It Out”
Sheryl Crow “Mother Nature’s Son”
Low “Nowhere Man”
Barbara Casini “Do You Want To Know A Secret”
The Carpenters “Can’t Buy Me Love”
The Runaways “Eight Days A Week”
Rita Lee “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
Michelle Shocked “Lovely Rita”
Martha & The Vandellas “Something”
Fancy “All My Loving”
Dawn Penn “Here Comes The Sun”
Tina Turner “Help”
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM, and Saturday afternoon.
At 3 PM (EDT) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch devotes her entire show to highlights of the London Cast Recording of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
Anna Mae Bullock passed away last month, but you may know her by her stage name, Tina Turner.
So legendary was her career and so remarkable her life that she inspired a musical. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical opened in London in 2018 and on Broadway the following year. This week, to pay tribute to one of the most powerful singers to ever walk the Earth, Curtain Call brings you highlights of the Original London Cast Recording of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
You’ll hear all her hits, performed in a loving tribute which Miss Turner whole-heartedly approved of.
Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.
Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM, The Comedy Vault once again presents a new episode that I haven’t produced yet, so there’s no telling what it’ll have in it. It’s the fun of discovery!