Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On (#116)

Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On (#116)

As we continue our journey though Beatles tunes, it’s time to dust off our series Midnight Melodies For Nina, a chance to celebrate the music that she loved so much, and a live that was cut far too short.

Selections for this episode were made by Marti & Brandy, who loved her so, with some input by me. There are duplicates and flubs, and the records are scratchy and skip occasionally. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is from the personal vinyl collection of the Little Dork, and these selections are not done to be complete or overly indexed, but instead come from the heart.

We miss you Nina. I love you, so much.

Enjoy

 

Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On

HOUR 1

Part I: Baby’s In Black

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Chains * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
03.) All I Gotta Do * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
04.) Money * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
05.) Matchbox * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
06.) I Should Have Known Better * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
07.) Baby’s In Black * The Beatles * Beatles ‘65 * Capital Records (1964)

Part II: Getting Better

08.) Dizzy Miss Lizzy * The Beatles * IV * Capital Records (1965)
09.) The Night Before * The Beatles * Help! * Capital Records (1965)
10.) I’ve Just Seen A Face * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
11.) Taxman * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
12.) Getting Better * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
13.) I Am The Walrus * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)
14.) Honey Pie * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
15.) Savoy Truffle * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)

Part III: Yesterday

16.) Hey Bulldog * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Capital Records (1969)
17.) Oh, Darling! * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)
18.) Don’t Let Me Down * The Beatles * Hey Jude * Apple Records (1969)
19.) I’ve Got A Feeling * The Beatles * Let It Be * Apple Records (1970)
20.) When I’m 64 * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
21.) Yesterday * The Beatles * 20 Greatest Hits * Capital Records (1982)

HOUR 2

Part IV: There’s A Places

22.) Little Queenie (Live) * The Beatles * Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962 * Lingasong Records (1977)
23.) It Won’t Be Long * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
24.) Love Me Do * The Beatles * 20 Greatest Hits * Capital Records (1982)
25.) There’s A Place * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
26.) Roll Over Beethoven * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
27.) Can’t Buy Me Love * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
28.) Tell Me Why * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)

Part V: Because

29.) Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
30.) She Said She Said * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
31.) With A Little Help From My Friends * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
32.) Blue Jay Way * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)
33.) Rocky Raccoon * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
34.)  All Together Now * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Capital Records (1969)
35.) Because * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)

Part VI: In My Life

36.) Be-Bop-A-Lula (Live) * The Beatles * Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962 * Lingasong Records (1977)
37.) Hold Me Tight * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
38.) Money (That’s What I Want) * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
39.) I’ll Cry Instead * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
40.) Any Time At All * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
41.) While My Guitar Gently Weeps * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
42.) In My Life * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)

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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)