We Kick Off a New Month With Our Big, Bad ‘M is For Motown’ EP and Linda Ronstadt In the Spotlight, Wednesday, June 1, 2022

“M” is indeed for Motown today!

Here’s your musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

Every month is Black History Month here in The Mermaid Lounge. We have more than one soul and R & B EP in our collection, but this one focuses strictly on Motown artists. You’ll hear Barrett Strong, Eddie Kendricks, Eddie Holland, Edwin Starr, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson Five, Kim Weston, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, The Contours, Mary Wells, Rare Earth, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Marvelettes, The Spinners, Jimmy Ruffin, and more! That amounts to just about five hours of uninterrupted music from Motor City.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

The music world is full of judgment. In fact, you can look to the word ‘judgment’ as an example. Nobody can really definitively tell you the correct spelling, so fuck it. Some people in music are made to write. Bobbie Gentry, for example, never wanted to sing. She wanted to write songs for other people. Linda Ronstadt, on the other hand, has proven that she can write, but she didn’t think it was necessary since there were already so many great songwriters out there. All she wanted to do was sing. And that’s just fine with me because that voice can sing anything. She’s simply the greatest female vocalist of all time. If you have not yet had the chance to see the documentary, The Sound of My Voice, you need to. The fact that she can no longer sing is a travesty. But we have an amazing body of work from Linda Ronstadt, and it is on display here tonight.

This is a most excellent day to tune us in. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than this. We’re totally free. We do not accept or air advertising. And we’re on the air 24/7. What more could you ask for?

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Live Music From the B.B. King Blues Band, Johnny Winter In The Spotlight and Our AOW, May 31, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! What better way to close out the month than on a Tuesday Bluesday? The only thing possibly better is that we also have live B.B. King!

Today we’ve got B.B. King and his blues band live from Rotterdam!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The B.B. King Blues Band Live at The North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 7, 1987 NEW!

We’ve got some brand new ‘live’ music today from the master…and, of course, his famous sidekick, Lucille. Settle in for a couple of hours of great blues.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Forget About It by Alison Krauss

We take a short break in the blues proceedings for the second airing of Alison Krauss’ 1999 release here, and it’s a good one.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Winter

The blues side of the great Winter brothers. Johnny Winter was not only a great solo artist, but his guitar work was in demand by some of the greatest, including Muddy Waters. Today we put him alone In the Spotlight.

Let’s go kids! We’ve actually got The Netherlands already on board this morning, along with Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Russian Federation, Brazil, and points beyond. Join your friends. We’re free. We’re broadcasting 24/7. And we never ask for a “subscription.”