This is a great, eclectic blues playlist that runs for just over four hours! You will hear Slim Harpo, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Buddy Guy, Cream, Foghat, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Canned Heat, Delbert McClinton, and more!
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt
Our second airing of what I consider to be one of Ronstadt’s most eclectic works, interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan (for the first time since early in her career), John Hiatt, Naomi Neville and others. The standout song? Undoubtedly, Ruler of My Heart. Brilliant.
Tune us in, people. We’re about to expand our general rotation again and you have no idea what you are missing! No other radio station rotates a 27,000-song playlist on its best day.
Good Morning from The Mermaid Lounge where we have some excellent programming planned for today, so give us a shot!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness: The Works!
This is the band that Tom Petty left Gainesville with all those years ago. In fact, the original Don’t Do Me Like That was a Mudcrutch song. Mudcrutch didn’t pan out back then, but it morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Then, in 2008, Tom Petty brought the original Mudcrutch back, and it was a whole new ballgame. We have their entire catalogue here this morning. You’ll want to hear this.
5:00 p.m. Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists
There is no denying Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino’s place in the annals of rock n’ roll music. I’m not sure anybody was actually playing it before he was. This is truly an all-star tribute, featuring Art Neville, John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Tom Petty, Robbie Robertson, Toots & The Maytalls, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney, Allen Toussaint and more!
9:00 p.m. The Shadow: 07 League of Terror NEW!
Not only do we have Orson Welles in this episode, but Agnes Moorehead, as they take down a counterfeit ring that is preying on the poor. (Frankly, sounds like the government.)
Come on, people. Join us this morning, and then stay with us for the day. We don’t cost a penny. And we don’t want your credit card number or personal information either. We have our own.
It’s Monday and we kick it off all over again here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today’s lesson is not particularly taxing, so enjoy.
Here is today’s lesson:
January 11, 1958: The release of Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock was delayed a week because the Decca Records pressing plant in the UK could not meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.
January 11, 1963: The Beatles recorded their first national TV show, Thank Your Lucky Stars, where they performed Please Please Me.
January 11, 1964:Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen was #1 on the Cash Box music charts despite being banned by several radio stations because of the indecipherable lyrics. It was even investigated by the FBI, if you can fucking believe it. They found nothing wrong with the song.
Also on this day, Billboard launched its new Country album chart, and Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire (his greatest hits) was its first #1 album.
January 11, 1971: The album Pearl by Janis Joplin was released posthumously on this day.
Born On This Day
January 11, 1895: Laurens Hammond, inventor of the Hammond Organ, was born in Evanston, Illinois.
January 11, 1924: Slim Harpo, blues singer, guitarist, and master of the blues harmonica, was born in Lobdell, Louisiana.
January 11, 1942: Clarence Clemons (aka, The Big Man), elite sax player for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, was born in Norfolk County, Virginia.
January 11, 1943: Tony Kaye, original keyboardist for Yes, was born in Leicester, England.
And that is it for today’s trivia! Stick around for today’s line-up!