Good Day, Music Lovers! Here we are on another (mostly) Open Stream Wednesday until, of course, Dan Fogelberg and The Shadow drop by later.
Here’s today’s line-up:
All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday
We’re circulating 27,000 songs daily. Pretty sure you won’t hear the same song twice over a several day period from The Mermaid Lounge. We add new songs monthly.
6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dan Fogelberg UPDATED!
Dan Fogelberg is a soft rock superstar, from our perspective. He’s written so many good songs over his career, and has made so many albums, but has never gotten the commercial airplay he deserves. We are in the process of uploading his entire catalogue.
9:00 p.m. The Shadow: 09 Murder on Approval
The second airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. It’s all about murder, folks.
Tune us in. We’re running 24/7 at no charge. And we’ve got some great music.
Good Morning, Bluesologists! We have Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and some great programming to go along with it!
Here’s today’s programming plan:
11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Blues Club, Ft. Worth, Texas, November 30, 1979
Master performer and blues guitarist supreme Stevie Ray Vaughan gives us some life stuff from the Bluebird Blues Club (also called The Bluebird Lounge in some circles) in Ft. Worth.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra
The only departure from the blues today, but the Album of the Week must carry on no matter what genre we focus on.
7:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, Austin, Texas, December 5, 1998
A very happy birthday to Lucinda Williams, a great blues-rock performer in her own right. We are big fans of Lucinda here in the Lounge and she is, after all, a friend of Tom.
Tune us in. It won’t cost you a thing. The DJ might as well be a mute. We don’t want your personal information; we have our own. And we don’t need a credit card because we’re fucking free. And we’re free 24/7, by the way. We never stop.
It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here as I prepare to return to Retail Hell. Still, your lessons are important, so here we go!
Here’s today’s lesson!
January 26, 1956: Buddy Holly recorded at Decca Records for the first time using the name Buddy and the Two Tones.
January 26, 1957: The great Fats Domino had the #1 song on the R & B chart with one of my favorites, Blue Monday.
January 26, 1961: Elvis Presley had his sixth #1 song in the UK with Are you Lonesome Tonight.
January 26, 1963: The Beatles continued their frenetic live performance pace, performing two concerts on this day. One was at the El Rio Club and Dance Hall in Maccelsfield, Cheshire. They then drove 20 miles to King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire for an evening performance.
January 26, 1966: Eric Burdon handled lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert, filling in for Paul Jones who was injured in an auto accident.
January 26, 1969: Just another day on the job for The Beatles. First, they recorded Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road for the upcoming Let It Be album. Then they decided to record a series of covers, including Shake, Rattle & Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Blue Suede Shoes, and Lawdy Miss Clawdy. Ringo Starr wrote Octopus’s Garden on this day. Then the band came up with the idea and plan for their amazing final show — the rooftop concert on Saville Row.
January 26, 1970: Simon & Garfunkel released Bridge Over Troubled Water on this day, both the album and the hit single.
Three Dog Night also released the song Celebrate on this day.
John Lennon wrote and recorded his hit Instant Karma all in one day at Abbey Road Studios. It is known as one of the fastest releases in music history. And it’s a great fucking song to boot.
January 26, 1973: Elton John released the album Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player. I have a love-hate thing going with Sir Elton. Nothing personal. Music related.
January 26, 1974: Dolly Parton makes her first appearance on the charts with Jolene.
Born On This Day
January 26, 1953: Lucinda Williams was born in lake Charles, Louisiana. Hell, yeah!
January 26, 1944: Merilee Rush, of Angel of The Morning fame, was born in Seattle, Washington.
January 26, 1945: Ashley Hutchings, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and bassist for the folk group Fairport Convention (yes, their music is coming) was born in Southgate, Middlesex, England.
January 26, 1948: Corky Laing, drummer for the band Mountain, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
January 26, 1957: Not a fan of Van Halen the band. Never really have been. But I am a fan of Eddie Van Halen, kickass guitarist, and I pay him the utmost respect always. He was born on this day in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.