It’s Mudcrutch Monday and We Have Live Janis Later On, November 16, 2020

Good Morning, Gang! It’s another Monday from The Mermaid Lounge, and we intend to make it count today.

I just love this photo. No significance here other than the fact that it’s Mudcrutch and The Shelters (whom Tom Petty was mentoring) and it was sold out.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Madness! The Complete Catalogue.

All the Mudcrutch that you can possibly play (except for live bootlegs which will be coming). Did you know that Don’t Do Me Like That was originally a Mudcrutch song? We’ve also got the definitive live version here of Hungry No More, recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016.

Afternoon Open Stream with Three-in-a-Row

Whatever the stream collects as it flows is what we’ll be playing for the afternoon. Listen for some 3’s from Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, and Steely Dan.

6:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at The Fillmore East, New York, February 12, 1969

We’ve got some live Janis going here, and that is always a treat for sure.

This is the day to tune us in. Every day is the day to tune us in. Ask the folks in Lithuania. They love us.

Happy Monday From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge 11/16/2020

Yes, it’s another Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re just full of information for you. November 16 is certainly a busy day in music history.

John Lennon. Beatle. Musician. Human.

Here’s today’s lesson in musical history:

November 16, 1948: Chi Coltrane, pianist, singer and composer, is born. She’s best known for the great fucking songs Thunder & Lightning and Go Like Elijah.

November 16, 1957: The birthplace of British Rock n’ Roll is firmly established when the BBC broadcasts it’s first pop show, The Six Five Special, from the tiny 2i’s Coffee Bar in London.

November 16, 1964: The Animals record Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.

November 16, 1965: George Martin puts together the final song order on the Beatles’ brilliant. Rubber Soul album.

November 16, 1966: The Temptations release their Greatest Hits album which become’s Billboard’s Album of the Year in 1967.

November 16, 1968: Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience goes to #1.

One the same date, B.J. Thomas releases Hooked On a Feeling.

November 16, 1973: John Lennon releases the Mind Games album.

November 16, 1974: John Lennon’s Whatever Gets You Through The Night hits #1, the only number one single he has in his solo career. Let me just say it now: The song was a collaboration with Elton John, who guaranteed it would go to number one. It is probably because of that fact that the song went to number one. While I like the song enough, I’m glad Lennon didn’t make a career out of trite, pop songs.

One the same day, Stevie Wonder’s Boogie On Reggae Woman is released.

That’s today’s lesson from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. We will see you in a while for the daily line-up and we’ll be back tomorrow with some more useless, yet musically informative information.