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The Rubber Soul Valentine’s Day Beatles Marathon

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beatles-valentine-day-special-valentine-boxToday is the day! For Valentine’s Day The AIR presents our entire “bootleg” recording of Rubber Soul’s “With A Little Help From Our Friends” Beatles marathon concert. You can tune in starting at 11 AM at The AIR website, or right here on this handy little embedded player…

This concert was held on February 2, 2018 (with a little spillover into February 3) at the Capitol Theater on Summers Street. Dozens of guest musicians joined in as Rubber Soul performed over 200 Beatles classics in a 14-hour-plus concert.

We are bringing you a bit more than 98% of that show. A few songs were spoiled by audience noise, since we recorded the show with a microphone set up in the back of the hall, but we do have all the high points of the day.

Rubber Soul is the brainchild of Mark Scarpelli, as was this idea of performing over two hundred Beatlesongs in one go. Rubber Soul is Mark, Greg Hunt, Garret Maner, Michele Toliver, Bryan Flowers and Brian Holstine, and they did an amazing job, with a little help from their friends.

After the jump, you will see the entire song line-up, with approximate breaks for every hour. Guest performers are listed after each song and are vocalists, unless otherwise noted.  If there’s no guest listed, that means that it was a member of Rubber Soul singing. We did not present the show in the exact order that it was performed, but it’s pretty much as it was seen that fateful Friday.

It was an honor to witness this amazing feat, and an even bigger honor to contribute a little to the script for Larry and Mark to use while introducing the songs. Talks are underway to see if they can do this again next year, and you can be sure I’ll be there.

We will air this marathon again on Saturday, February 17, and we’ll keep you posted on future replays next week and the week after.

Follow the jump for the full line-up:

Hour One:     Wednesday 11 AM/Saturday 7 AM

“Help” with Bill Lynch
Eli Chambers “Fire Speech”
Song Introductions by Larry Groce, with Mark Parsons-Justice
Performed by Rubber Soul, with guests where noted–
“I Saw Her Standing There” (Curtis Chittendon)
“Misery”
“From Me To You” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)
“If I Needed Someone” (Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday, Michael Tomasky)
“Boys”
“Anna (Go To Him)” (Curtis Chittendon)
“A Taste of Honey” (Curtis Chittendon)
“Baby, It’s You” (Eli Chambers)
“PS, I Love You”
“We Can Work It Out” (Beth Segessenman)
“And Your Bird Can Sing”
“Taxman”
“Ticket To Ride” (Terry Berhans -drums)
“Good Day Sunshine” (Eli Chambers, Terry Berhans -drums)

Hour Two:    Wednesday Noon/Saturday 8 AM

26167075_10154999191095925_2972438973863527932_n-1“Little Child” (Ron Sowell-Harmonica)
“Don’t Bother Me”
“All My Loving”
“This Boy” (Eli Chambers)
“Not A Second Time”(Eli Chambers)
“Til There Was You” (Mark Parsons-Justice)
“I Wanna Be Your Man” (Mike Fitzwater- Drums)
“Love Me Do”
“Money”
“Please Please Me” (Ray Singleton-Guitar)
“She Loves You”
“The Devil In Her Heart” (Casey Litz)
“I’ll Cry Instead” (Casey Litz)
“Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” (Casey Litz)
“It Won’t Be Long” (Curtis Chittendon)
“All I’ve Got To Do”

Hour Three:    Wednesday 1 PM/Saturday 9 AM

“I Want to Hold Your Hand”
“Do You Want To Know A Secret” (Beth Segessenman)
“Thank You Girl”  (Eli Chambers)
“I’ll Get You” (Eli Chambers)
“Roll Over Beethoven” (Ron Sowell)
“You Can’t Do That”
“Chains”  (Mark Parsons Justice)
“Twist And Shout”
“You Really Got A Hold On Me” (Phil Washington)
“I Call Your Name” (Curtis Chittendon)
“A Hard Day’s Night”
“Tell Me Why”
“Slowdown” (Eli Chambers)
“Words Of Love” (Eli Chambers)
“Matchbox”
“I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” (Curtis Chittendon)
“I Should Have Known Better” (Curtis Chittendon”
“Can’t Buy Me Love”

Hour Four:     Wednesday 2 PM/Saturday 10 AM

“I’ll Follow the Sun”
“What You’re Doing”
“You Like Me Too Much” (Rusty Marks, vocals, ukelele)
“Eight Days A Week”
“Please Mr. Postman”  (Mark Parsons-Justice)
“Rock and Roll Music” (Terry Moles and the Outdoor Cats-full band with Mark)
“I Feel Fine”  (Terry Moles and the Outdoor Cats-full band with Mark)
“Every Little Thing” (Beth Segessenman)
“Dizzy Miss Lizzy” (Curtis Chittendon)
“Tell Me What You See”
“Honey Don’t” (Larry Groce)
“The Night Before” (Curtis Chittendon)
“Hey, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
“I Need You” (Curtis Chittendon)
“You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” (Phil Washington)
“You Won’t See Me”(Eli Chambers)

Hour Five:     Wednesday 3 PM/Saturday 11 AM

rfc-beatles-0018“Think For Yourself”
“The Word”
“Wait”
“Run for Your Life” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“I’m Looking Through You” (Julie Adams)
“Dig It”
“Dr. Robert”
“Act Naturally” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“What goes On” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“For No One”  (Curtis Chittendon)
“Long Tall Sally” (Ryan Hardiman)
“If I Fell” (Jonathan Tucker and Ryan Hardiman)
“Anytime At All” (Mark Davis)
“Another Girl” (Mark Davis)
“I’m Only Sleeping” (Eli Chambers)
“Yes It Is” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)
“Nowhere Man” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)

Hour Six:    Wednesday 4 PM/Saturday Noon

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
“With A Little Help From My Friends” (Phil Washington)
“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (Mel Larch)
“Getting Better” (Kevin Mullins)
“Fixing A Hole” (Kevin Mullins)
“She’s Leaving Home”
“Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” (Kevin Mullins)
“Within You Without You”
“When I’m 64”
“Lovely Rita”
beatles-week“Good Morning, Good Morning” (Kevin Mullins)
“Sgt. Pepper Reprise” (Kevin Mullins)
“A Day In The Life” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Come Together” (Tanya Dylan Page, Bob Thompson -keys)

Hour Seven:    Wednesday 5 PM/Saturday 1 PM

“Something” (Phil Washington)
“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”
“Oh, Darling”
“Octopus’s Garden” (Ron Sowell)
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” (Kevin Mullins)
“Here Comes The Sun”
“Because” (Ted Rose and acapella ensemble)
“You Never Give Me Your Money” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Sun King” (Ted Rose and company)
“Mean Mr. Mustard”
“Polythene Pam”
“”She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” (Kevin Mullins)
“Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” (Ryan Hardiman)
“The End” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Her Majesty” (sing along)
“Get Back” (Curtis Chittendon, Bob Thompson-Keys)

Hour Eight:    Wednesday 6 PM/Saturday 2 PM

“Rain”
“Baby’s In Black” (Erin Elizabeth Martin)
“I’ve Just Seen A Face” (Erin Elizabeth Martin)
“Norwegian Wood” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Love You Too” (Mark Davis-hand drums)
“Tomorrow Never Knows”  (Mark Davis)
“Michelle” (Bob Thompson-solo keyboards)
“In My Life” (Jonathan Tucker, Bob Thompson keyboards)
“It’s Only Love” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Girl” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Two of Us” (Tayan and Zene Cooper)
“When I Get Home”
“Maggie Mae”
“I’ve Got A Feeling” (Jeff Gianola)
“One After 909”
“It’s Only A Northern Song”
“All Together Now”
“It’s All Too Much”

Hour Nine:    Wednesday 7 PM/Saturday 3 PM

“Here There and Everywhere” (Kim Javins, Ryan Kennedy-Guitar)
“Magical Mystery Tour” (Kevin Mullins)
“The Fool On the Hill”
“Flying”
“Blue Jay Way”
“You’re Mother Should Know” (Travis Stephens)
“I Am The Walrus” (Daniel Calwell)
“Hello Goodbye” (Beth Segessenman)
“Strawberry Fields” (Kevin Mullins/Michelle Toliver)
“Penny Lane” (Larry Groce, David Porter-Trumpet)
“Baby You’re A Rich Man”
“All You Need Is Love”
“Yellow Submarine” (Ron Sowell)

Hour Ten:    Wednesday 8 PM/Saturday 4 PM

rs-1968“Across The Universe”  (Devin Elliott, Spencer Elliott-Guitar)
“Back In The USSR” (Kevin Mullins)
“Dear Prudence” Amanda Bridgette)
“Glass Onion” (Travis Stephens)
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” (Tayan and Zene Cooper)
“Wild Honey Pie”
“The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill”
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (Ryan Kennedy-Guitar)
“Happiness Is a Warm Gun” (Travis Stephens)
“Martha My Dear” (Mark Parsons-Justice)
“I’m So Tired” (Ted Rose)
“Blackbird” (Eli Chambers)
“Piggies”
“Rocky Raccoon”
“Don’t Pass Me By” (Alasha Al Qudwah-Fiddle, Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)

Hour Eleven:    Wednesday 9 PM/Saturday 5 PM

“Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” (Eli Chambers)
“I Will” (Ryan Hardiman)
“Julia” (Travis Stephens)
“Birthday”
“Yer Blues” (Amanda Bridgette)
“Mother Nature’s Son”
“Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey”
“Sexy Sadie” (Curtis Chittendon)
“Helter Skelter” (Kevin Mullins)
“Revolution 1” (Travis Stephens)
“Honey Pie”
“Savoy Truffle”
“Cry Baby Cry” (Mel Larch)
“Good Night”
“Hey Jude” (Ted Rose & Michelle Toliver) (fade out)

Hour Twelve:    Wednesday 10 PM/Saturday 6 PM

“Hey Jude” (Ted Rose & Michelle Toliver)(full song)
“Drive My Car” (Kevin Mullins)
“And I Love Her” (Ryan Kennedy-Solo Guitar)
“She’s A Woman” (Mark Davis)
“No Reply” (Terry Moles and The Outdoor Cats)
“I’m A Loser” (Terry Moles and The Outdoor Cats)
“I’ll Be Back” (Jonathan Tucker and Ryan Hardiman)
“Things We Said Today” (Ryan Hardiman and Jonathan Tucker)
“I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party” (Ryan Hardiman and Jonathan Tucker, Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“She Said, She Said” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)
“I Want To Tell You” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)
“Eleanor Rigby”
“Got To Get You Into My Life” (Kevin Mullins, Michelle Toliver)

Hour Thirteen:    Wednesday 11 PM/Saturday 7 PM

“Paperback Writer” (Ted Rose and Friends)
“Yesterday” (Ted Rose and The Kanawha Kordsmen)
“Lady Madonna”
“Revolution” (Kevin Mullins)
“You Like Me Too Much” (Rusty Marks)
“Don’t Let Me Down” (Kevin Mullins)
“The Ballad of John and Yoko” (Larry Groce, Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“Dig A Pony” (Travis Stephens)
“Let It Be”  (Steve Melton)
“Hey Bulldog” (Kevin Mullins)
“For You Blue” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“Revolution 1” (Travis Stephens)
“The Long And Winding Road” (Jonathan Tucker)