It’s time for another covers mixtape show Wednesday as The AIR brings you a special episode of Beatles Blast.  You can tune in at the website, or just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM (EST) Beatles Blast brings you an all-star hour of  top artists performing their versions of classic Beatles songs.

We open with Beyonce, of course, who covers the White Album standard, “Blackbird,” as the opening track of her country-crossover album, Cowboy Carter.  We also pay tribute to the recently-departed Steve Harley with his epic cover of “Here Comes The Sun.”

Then we bring you all four Beatles songs that were performed at Woodstock, and this means we repeat a few tunes, but the arrangements are so different that I don’t think Beatles fans will mind. Then we bring you some mid-60s bands doing their turn with Beatles material and wind up with some classy covers by Allan Holdsworth, The Jam and Fiona Apple.

And in the middle, just to keep you on your toes, we have the Fab Four themselves performing “Nowhere Man” live in Germany in 1966. It’s a fun collection of elcectic covers.

Here’s the playlist…

Beatles Blast 108

Beyonce “Blackbird”
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel “Here Comes The Sun”
Richie Havens “With A Little Help From My Friends/Strawberry Fields”
Joe Cocker “With A Little Help From My Friends”
Crosby Stills & Nash “Blackbird”
The Sorrows “We Can Work It Out/No Reply”
Glen Dale “Good Day Sunshine”
Silkie “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
The Beatles “Nowhere Man (live)”
Allan Holdsworth “Norwegian Wood”
Saturna “Come Together”
The Jam “Rain”
Fiona Apple “Across The Universe”

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 (EST) on Curtain Call, Mel Larch brings you two encore episode from just a few months ago.  Curtain Call will return with a new episode next week.

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 brings you an hour of musical interludes from The Simpsons.