Wednesday afternoon The AIR flis the switch on a brand-new ” covers mixtape” episode of Beatles Blast! This week, in a listener-suggested reverse of last week’s show, we bring you an hour of The Beatles (together and solo) playing songs written by other people. You can listen at The AIR Website, or on the nifty little player over in the right-hand column of this here blog.
At 2 PM, your humble blogger returns with a one-hour mixtape of songs that The Beatles sang, that other people wrote on Beatles Blast. You’ll get to hear The Fab Four wearing their influences on their sleeves as they perform songs that shaped their musical evolution. You get to thear the band, together and solo, performing classic tunes made famous by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Hoagy Carmichael, Little Richard and more.
Check out the playlist.
Beatles Blast 071
The Beatles “Please Mr. Postman”
John Lennon “Stand By Me”
George Harrison “I Really Love You”
Ringo Starr “Don’t Be Cruel”
Paul McCartney “All Shook Up”
The Beatles “Roll Over Beethoven”
The Beatles “Hippy Hippy Shake”
The Beatles “Long Tall Sally”
John Lennon “Ain’t That A Shame”
The Beatles “Memphis, Tennessee”
Paul McCartney “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”
The Beatles “Matchbox”
Ringo Starr “Drift Away”
The Beatles “Twist and Shout”
The Beatles “Nothin’ Shakin”
George Harrison “Baltimore Oriole”
The Beatles “Sure To Fall”
Plastic Ono Band “Blue Suede Shoes”
The Beatles “Leave My Kitten Alone”
Ringo Starr “You’re Sixteen”
George Harrison “Got My Mind Set On You”
The Beatles “Kansas City”
Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM and Saturday Afternoon. Monday we’ll be plugging another Beatles Blast marathon into the schedule, so keep reading PopCult for the details.