It’s a (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Except for Some “Live” Stones and Simon & Garfunkel In the Spotlight, June 30, 2021

Yes, it’s the final day of June as we continue to melt here in the northeast. Hopefully, the end of the month will bring an end to this misery. It’s a (mostly) open stream day as we prepare for some fun on Thursday and Friday. You’ll just have to tune in to find out what it is. We’re not tipping our hat.

We’ve got ‘live” Stones today and Simon & Garfunkel In the Spotlight bringing up the rear later!

Here is your midweek line-up:

12:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones Live at The Saitama Super Arena, Japan, April 2, 2006

Today we’ve got some live Stones for you. I’ve only seen them a couple of times in my lifetime, both times during the seventies. They were great on stage, and Mick Jagger did not disappoint. During her heyday, Linda Ronstadt proclaimed the Stones her favorite rock n’ roll band. That has a certain symmetry to it if you’ve heard her live performance of Tumblin’ Dice.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel

We haven’t aired this one for a while, and these guys certainly are due some time in the spotlight. They made their debut back when they were sixteen years old, singing Hey Little Schoolgirl. That was back in the fifties. Since then, they’ve sold upwards of 105 million records.

All around this light programming, we have a (mostly) Open Stream Wednesday, circulating our 27,000-song standard rotation. Definitely a good day to find out what we’re all about. Best of all: We’re totally free 24/7, uninterrupted by advertisers or chatty DJ’s who don’t know when to shut the fuck up.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Allman Brothers Band Highlight Our Tuesday Bluesday, June 29, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great blues line-up in store for you. And let’s not forget the second airing of our Album of The Week.

Today’s live performance isn’t from the Orpheum in Boston, but I could not resist this photo. I was at this show! Now I am on the hunt for this live performance!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, Austin, Texas, April 15, 1984

SRV was riding high at this time and it shows. Today’s performance is from the Austin Opera House, and we know you’re going to love it.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sister Kate by Kate Taylor

The second airing of Sister Kate is upon us. We understand if you lost sight of Kate Taylor in the early 70s, with both James and Livingston making records. But Sister Kate is a fine album, and Kate Taylor is a great talent in her own right.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at A & R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971

No matter what anyone tells you, The Allman Brothers Band are the granddaddys of Southern rock, and certainly the finest purveyors of blues-rock on the planet. Today we have them live at A & R Studios.

I don’t know what the weather is where you are, but outside The Mermaid Lounge it’s far too hot to venture out. Some of us have no choice, but if you do, then this is the place to be. Tune us in.

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It’s Monday Again With The Band, Little Richard In the Spotlight, and Your DJ’s Favorite R & B Stream, June 28, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again beginning another week. Monday has rolled around again, much too quickly I must admit.

The Band was one of the finest damned bands on this (or any) planet.

Here’s your Moan-Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Band Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976

They went from Bob Dylan’s “back-up” band to being one of the finest, most respected musical entities on this or any planet. The Band was a wonderful thing. They are legendary for a reason.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard

We not only play our favorites, but those who were rock n’ roll pioneers…those who inspired and delighted our favorites. Little Richard was a force, and he certainly is one of those early pioneers.

7:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite R & B Stream, Various Artists

One night I sat down and put this together off the top of my head. You’ll hear Al Green, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, The Four Tops, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & The MGs, James Brown, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Ruffin, and more!

It’s too damned hot to go out today. Why not sit back, relax and tune us in? Believe me. You cannot go wrong.

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It’s Sunday Funday and Kate Taylor Owns Our Album of The Week while Our Long-Player ‘Folk From A to Z’ Takes Up The Afternoon and Evening, June 27, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s another Sunday Funday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and I’m pleased to announce that we’ve got a great new album of the week finally getting its due.

Kate Taylor, sister to James and Livingston, owns our Album of The Week, Sister Kate.

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sister Kate by Kate Taylor NEW!

The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of this great album. I know. It was easy to lose sight of Kate Taylor in all that Taylor family stuff in the seventies, but Kate Taylor is back. She’s back not only with our Album of The Week, but with a brand new album scheduled for release on August 6th called, Why Wait.

I owned the vinyl of all of Kate Taylor’s albums and later, the cassettes. If you click on the link above (Album of The Week), you’ll see that Kate had a lot of friends who respected her work…Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Bernie Leadon of The Eagles, Danny Korchmar, Sweet Baby James (of course), John Hartford, J.D. Souther, Merry Clayton, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Peter Asher. Asher (formerly of Peter & Gordon) was the genius behind Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, neighbor to Paul McCartney and FOB (friend of The Beatles). He’s back with her on her brand new release as well.

I promise you that Why Wait will have it’s day in the spotlight here, Kate Taylor’s music has already been added to our standard rotation, and soon we’ll put her In The Spotlight. But, well, why wait when we can kick this off with Sister Kate! We hope you enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A to Z: Various Artists

It’s that time again…time for our foray into folk music. It starts mid-afternoon and runs for five hours uninterrupted with Tom Rush, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Eric Andersen, Harry Chapin, John Hartford, Dave Van Ronk, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Lead Belly, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and many, many more.

You can find the set list under the Playlist tab. Just scroll until you find it!

Great day to get some music in. We’re under a heat alert, so put your feet up, crack open your favorite beverage and give us a listen. We will not disappoint. All you need is a computer tab.

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Saturday Brings Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in NY, The Rascals In the Spotlight, LIVE DEAD, and the Final Airing of Our AOW, June 26, 2021

Saturday is the busiest day we have here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today is no exception! We’ve got quite a line-up on tap for you all today, as I toil in the world of retail bullshit.

Dylan With The Heartbrakers on The True Confessions Tour.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at Rich Stadium, New York, July 4, 1986 NEW!

From the second leg of the infamous True Confessions tour. We’ve aired other shows from this tour in the past, but never this venue. According to Mike Campbell, it was playing with Bob Dylan that taught the band how to be spontaneous on stage and respond to what the audience wanted. If that’s the case, they learned their lesson well.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of Blues From Laurel Canyon is today, so make sure you’re on your tab at 3:00 p.m. When you wake up Sunday, there will be a brand new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The (Young) Rascals

One of the finest bands ever to enter a recording studio right here. A Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure, and they are taking their place in the spotlight today.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Academy of Music, New York, March 26, 1972 NEW!

Another new show from the world’s premier jam band. This one comes from the Academy of Music in New York. Eventually we’ll have to start repeating shows, but not yet. There are still plenty to go, and every show is different…even on the same tour.

Saturday is always a great day to listen in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio. (I know I sound like a broken record.) We are totally free every single day, not just occasionally as we try to pick up listeners. There is no bait-and-switch. We ask for no personal information, no credit card, and no subscription. What are you waiting for?

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On Friday, Night Time is The Right Time, and We Offer Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, June 25, 2021

To say that many songs have been written about the night would be an understatement, and we prove it with our latest long-player today. It kind of…kept going…and going. Until I got tired, that is.

Tonight we have Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton live from Madison Square Garden.

Here’s your Friday musical shenanigans:

11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists NEW!

This was one I couldn’t get out of my head. Songs with references to the night either in the titles or the lyrics. It was fun, but exhausting because it never wanted to end, and I’m sure I’ve missed some. But hey, that’s the way it goes.

You’ll hear B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Them, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, John Cougar Mellencamp, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, The Traveling Wilburys and many, many more.

We’ll have the set list up under the Playlist tab before air time! Just scroll to the bottom.

7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Garden, February 25-28, 2008

Here we have a great selection of songs from two musical legends recorded over three performances at Madison Square Garden in 2008. Unlike some, however, I personally consider Winwood the bigger talent here, but that’s me. He’s our guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Great day to listen in, particulary if you think that the night time is the right time. We are totally free; we ask no personal information; we seek no subscriptions; and we accept no advertising. It’s all about the music.

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Today We Have Amy Winehouse Live, John Mayall With Our Album of The Week, and The Final Volume of Our Summer of Love Series, Thursday, June 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got some sweeeet programming lined up for today, including some “live” Amy Winehouse from Porchester Hall.

Today we feature Amy Winehouse live from Porchester Hall.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Amy Winehouse Live From Porchester Hall, London, March 8, 2007 NEW!

From our perspective, Amy Winehouse was a throwback, combining an eclectic mix of R & B, soul, and jazz, and delivering it all with a great contralto voice. We will soon be adding all of Amy’s music to our standard rotation, and are seeking out some additional live performances.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall

We are winding down on our current Album of The Week with our second to last airing. The final airing will be on Saturday. Don’t miss this great album, released just after the Bluesbreaker’s unfortunate demise.

7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume Three: Various Artists

This is the third and final piece of our Summer of Love Trifecta, with Jackie Wilson, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Buffalo Springfield, Donovan, The Bee Gees, Wilson Pickett, Vanilla Fudge, The Association, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Miracles, and more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Oh, wait. It’s not the weekend yet. But it’ll be here soon. In the meantime, you can still tune in our great radio station and enjoy the mix.

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We’re at Midweek With Some New Creedence, Bonnie Raitt & Friends Live, and Volume Two of Our Summer of Love, June 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re already at midweek and we’ve got some great music for you here today, including some live Creedence at The Fillmore!

We jump into the programming with CCR Live at The Fillmore!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

11:00 a.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, July 4, 1971 NEW!

Today we have the first live playlist from one of our absolute favorite bands here in The Mermaid Lounge, Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence pumped out some of the best rock n’ roll swamp music on the planet, sounding just like they were born on the bayou, even though they were four guys from Berkeley, California. This concert is another that was broadcast on KSAN.

3:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt & Friends Live From Ultrasonic Studios, New York, October 17, 1972

Bonnie Raitt gets together with Lowell George of Little Feat, her bassist, Freebo, and bluesman John Hammond, for a little party at Ultrasonic Studios curated and broadcast by influential rock radio station WLIR-FM on Long Island. A great version of Blind Faith’s Can’t Find My Way Home is included.

7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume Two: Various Artists

We skipped this volume yesterday because it was Tuesday Bluesday, but we have volume two here for you today, with music from The Jefferson Airplane, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Manfred Mann, Jimi Hendrix, Bobbie Gentry, The Turtles, The Byrds, Stevie Wonder, The Rascals and more!

We’re kicking some ass today here in The Mermaid Lounge and would like you to tune us in. Join your friends online today from The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Spain, The Russian Federation, France, Germany (always), Italy and Portugal. All you need is a computer tab.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got The Blues Project, John Mayall With Our AOW, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, June 22, 2021

Gooooood Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another fine Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got the full magilla here for you today sprinkled in between all that great Open Stream!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. The Blues Project Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, September 1966

We’ve got The Blues Project recorded live between September 7-15 during an extended stint at The Matrix Club in San Francisco in 1966.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall

This is the second airing of this week’s selection (released in 1968), recorded just after the demise of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. This album adds to the Laurel Canyon musical legacy.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Stevie Ray Vaughan

What would Tuesday Bluesday be without Stevie Ray Vaughan? This playlist covers his career as a solo artist as well as his time with Double Trouble, and also includes both studio and live selections.

Great day to tune us in. (Don’t I say that every damned day?) But hey, I’m not lying. We’re totally free, uninterrupted by commercial endeavors, and we’re not going to ask you for any personal information. We don’t require a mandatory paid subscription. This is all about the music.

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Monday Puts Us ‘Between Heaven & Hell,’ We Have New ‘Live’ Ry Cooder, and Volume One of Our Summer of Love Playlist, June 21, 2021

We’re back to another Monday (sometimes it’s a Moan-day) here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great programming here for you today, including some new Ry Cooder.

We feature our very first live performance by Ry Cooder today!

Here’s Monday’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Between Heaven & Hell: Various Artists

Sometimes life is like that; it resides somewhere between heaven and hell. Just ask Donovan, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, The Byrds, Z.Z. Top, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Presley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Fats Domino, Foo Fighters, and The Grateful Dead. You’ll hear all them and more!

3:00 p.m. Ry Cooder Live From The Record Plant, Sausalito, California, July 7, 1974 NEW!

Today we feature one of our favorites live in Ry Cooder, guitarist extraordinaire. He is joined on stage by Jim Dickinson on bass and the legendary Jim Keltner (Buster Sidebury) on drums. This marks the first live performance we’ll be airing from this guy, and we hope to have more. Linda Ronstadt calls Ry Cooder the greatest guitarist she’s ever met. That’s saying plenty as she has performed with some of the best on the planet over her long career.

7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume One: Various Artists

It’s summer again, so it’s only fitting that we embark on our three-volume Summer of Love playlist set this week. You’ll hear Volume One today with music from Scott McKenzie, Procol Harum, The Doors, the Spencer Davis Group, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Yardbirds, and many more!

Come on, people. What the hell are you waiting for anyway? A written invitation? I’ve been doing that every day since I started writing this damned blog! We are free, not-for-profit, do not run any advertising, and play the best music on the planet. Tune us in. Please.

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