Midnight Melodies For Nina (#95)

Midnight Melodies For Nina (#95)

This episode is entirely dedicated to my Aunt Nina, who is currently suffering from ALS. This is an incredibly awful disease, and many people suffer from it, not just famous scientists. If you would like to know more about ALS, or make a donation, then please visit: alsa.org.

This is a little bit of a break in format, but I don’t care. Nina loves the Beatles, and with that in mind, I do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time: explore the catalog of the Beatles in more than just a casual way. I inherited my mom’s nearly-complete collection of USA Beatles records, and while I heard them growing up, and I heard them all throughout my life, I have never really “listened to” the Beatles in the way most people do. (My biggest exposure is through Don Joyce’s ‘Over The Edge.’) So, this was a good excuse to do a little research, listen to all of my mom’s LPs, and sort out which ones would be the best fit for Nina. Special thanks to her husband, Danny, for naming specific tunes that were her favorites. All of those made the final cut. Special thanks to everyone who also contributed suggestions. I didn’t realize how many of you out there have strong opinions about this band.

I may return to this subject eventually, as there is a lot to explore (and tons of weirdness in the Beatles catalog), but for now, here’s a simple show where I play a lot of Beatles songs for Nina, in the style of Breakfast With The Beatles (a show she loved), but not exactly the same way they would do it.

In the meantime, this one is personal, and for family. We’ll get back to the regular show soon enough.

Enjoy

Spinitron Playlist

Midnight Melodies For Nina 

HOUR 1

Part I: I Wanna Hold Your Hand

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) And I Love Her (Instrumental) * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
03.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 1) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
04.) I Wanna Hold Your Hand * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
05.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 2) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
06.) Slow Down * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
07.) Strawberry Fields Forever * The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)

Part II: Roll Over Beethoven

08.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 3) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
09.) Roll Over Beethoven (Live) * The Beatles * Early Beatles 1 * Phoenix Records (1981)
10.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 4) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
11.) You Can’t Do That * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
12.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 5) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
13.) I Saw Her Standing There * The Beatles * Early Beatles 1 * Phoenix Records (1981)
14.) All You Need Is Love * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Apple Records (1969)

Part III: Tomorrow Never Knows

15.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 6) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
16.) If I Fell * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
17.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 7) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
18.) I’ll Follow The Sun * The Beatles * Beatles ‘65 * Capital Records (1964)
19.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 8) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
20.) Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)
21.) Tomorrow Never Knows * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
22.) Her Majesty * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)

HOUR 2

Part IV: In My Life

23.) Hard Days Night * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
24.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 9) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
25.) In My Life * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
26.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 10) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
27.) Twist And Shout * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)

Part V: The Things We Said Today

28.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 11) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
29.) The Things We Said Today * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
30.) I’m Happy Just To Dance With You * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
31.) Little Child * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
32.) Long Tall Sally * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
33.) She Loves You * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
34.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 12) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
35.) Boys * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
36.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 13) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)

Part VI: Good Night

37.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 14) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)
38.) And I Love Her * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
39.) Revolution 9 * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
40.) Good Night * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
41.) The Beatles’ Story: A Narrative And Musical Biography of Beatlemania (Part 15) * Capital Records * The Beatles’ Story * Capital Records (1964)

 

 

 

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