Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve passed midweek and we’ve got some really cool music for you all today, including The Band’s performance for The King Biscuit Flower Hour.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Band Live at The Carter Baron Amphitheatre, Washington, D.C. and Broadcast Live on The King Biscuit Flower Hour, July 17, 1976
It didn’t take long for The Band to become one of my favorites, and they have remained in my top three bands of all time today. They started as Bob Dylan’s back-up band but became one of the most important and influential bands in popular music history. This is also a tip of the hat to the nationally-syndicated King Biscuit Flower Hour which brought some of the best bands in history into our living rooms.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blue by Joni Mitchell
This is our second-to-last airing of one of the pivotal albums in popular music, which turned fifty in June of this year. The final airing will be on Saturday. On Sunday when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new album for you, so get Blue in while you can!
7:00 p.m. For Foodies Only: Various Artists
One of the most fun sets we’ve put together. Songs with food and drink used in the title or lyrics…some of the songs are not even about either of those things, but it matters not. It’s all about the music from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, John Cougar Mellencamp, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Steely Dan, Sam & Dave, Little Feat, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Don McLean, and many more!
Don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but it’s raining here. In The Mermaid Lounge, it’s raining music 24/7 at absolutely no cost to you. Ever. No commercials either. And no DJ’s who like the sound of their own voice.