Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge, and it’s one of our busiest days. In spite of that, the majority of the music is uninterrupted Open Stream.
Here’s Saturday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Little Feat Live at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, October 31, 1975
My affection for Little Feat is well known. But let me say this: There is no Little Feat without Lowell George just as there is no Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia. (Don’t start me on Bob Weir, Capitalist Pig.)
Little Feat defied definition, playing a concoction of blues, rhythm & blues, and good old-fashioned rock n’ roll with some of the absolute best musicians in the business. Enjoy. I did. I was there.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Debut Album
It’s always tough for me to take a Petty break, but this is the final airing of this iconic album. Tomorrow, we’ll be introducing our new Album of The Week.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin
Aretha is the undisputed Queen of Soul. When someone called Whitney Houston that, I nearly had an aneurism. You can forget that shit. It’s propaganda. There is only one Queen. It’s Aretha Franklin.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Indianapolis State Fair Coliseum, October 27, 1973 NEW!
As always, a brand new concert from the Grateful Dead. So far, no repeats since this series started. But even if there were, you’d never know because every show sounds new with these guys.
And there you have it. In a nutshell. All the reasons why we should be your radio station. Even people in Serbia get it. The choice is clearly yours: Continue to pay for uniterrupted music, or listen to endless bullshit advertising. Or tune us in.