We take a trip into the past Wednesday as The AIR brings you another very 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 hour of music that captures The Beatles before they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, sixty years ago this month.

It’s an all-Beatles show that starts with the very first recorded compostion by the band, an instrumental titled “Cry For A Shadow,” which is credited to “Lennon-Harrison.” After that we hear the one song from the band’s pre-fame sessions backing German rocker, Tony Sheridan, where John Lennon got to handle the lead vocals. That’s followed by three tunes recorded live in Sweden in the fall of 1963, and then we have the bulk of a recording of a show the Beatles did for a boy’s school in Buckingham, England, in April, 1963.

This recording sat unlistened-to for sixty years, and once it surfaced, it began making the rounds. We have most of the show here, but in the show I announce that it ends halfway through a reprise of one song. Due to time constraints, I decided to just leave that partial song out.

Here’s the playlist (all songs by The Beatles)…

Beatles Blast 106

“Cry For A Shadow”

“Ain’t She Sweet”
“Roll Over Beethoven(live in Sweden)”
“You Really Got A Hold On Me(live in Sweden)”
“She Loves You(live in Sweden)”

Live At Roxburgh Hall, Stowe School, Buckingham (4th April 63)
“I Saw Her Standing There”
“Too Much Monkey Bussiness”
“Love Me Do”
“Some Other Guy”
“I Just Don’t Understand”
“A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues”
“From Me To You”
“Thank You Girl”
“Memphis, Tennessee”
“Anna (Go To Him)”
“Please Please Me”
“The Hippy Hippy Shake”
“I’m Talking About You”
“Ask Me Why”
“Till There Was You”
“Twist And Shout”

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 the wacky-assed music of Spike Jones.