One day before what would have been George Harrison’s 78th birthday, The AIR pays our respects with a brand-new episode of Beatles Blast, hosted by your humble blogger, premiering Wednesday at 2 PM. You can listen at The AIR Website, or on the nifty little player over in the right-hand column of this here blog.

This is the fourth of our solo Beatles spotlight shows, and for this one I decided to go with deep album cuts instead of smash hits, because this shows off the depth of Harrison’s post-Beatles career. We offer up at least one track from each of his solo albums (except for Wonderwall Music) and toss in a couple of surprises along the way.

Check out the playlist…

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George Harrison

“Under the Mersey Wall (excerpt)”
“Wah Wah”
“Try Some Buy Some”
“Hari’s On Tour Express”
“This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)”
“Woman Don’t You Cry For Me”
“Soft-Hearted Hana”
“Save The World”
“Wake Up My Love”
“Dream Away (Theme from Time Bandits)”
“Fish On The Sand”
“Wreck of the Hesperus”
“P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)”
“Any Road”
“Cheer Down”
“Going Down To Golder’s Green”
“It’s Johnny’s Birthday”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday afternoon, and the following Tuesday at 9 AM.

At 3 PM on Curtain Call, Mel Larch we continue our Bealtemania with an encore of an episode devoted to excerpts from the very rare Beatlemania original cast album. This episode first ran three years ago, during The AIR’s “Beatles Week” event that was tied to the Rubber Soul marathon concert of (almost) every Beatles song.

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, and Saturday at 8 PM. 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.