At Midweek We’ve Got Our ‘M is For Motown’ EP and George Harrison as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter, Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Welcome to a new month here in The Mermaid Lounge as we kick off March with our big, bad Motown EP, George Harrison, and a lot of wide Open Stream later.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. M is for Motown: Various Artists

We’ve got two great soul and rhythm & blues EP’s. One encompasses all, but this one is focused on the artists of Motown and its subsidiaries. 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, Rare Earth, Mary Wells, Tammy Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of George Harrison

We’ve go the second airing of George Harrison as this week’s featured singer songwriter, focused on his music as a founding member of both The Beatles and The Traveling Wilburys, as well as his solo career.

After our programming ends, we return to that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Who knows what she’ll churn up for us. That’s the beauty of radio. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year long.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Lounge and We’ve Got a Delbert McClinton Spotlight, Stevie Wonder’s AOW and Live Tedeschi-Trucks Later, September 28, 2023

Good morning, Bluesologists! We’re closing out the month of February with some great blues from Delbert McClinton and Tedeschi-Trucks. Read on for details!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton is a blues rock and electric blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player and pianist of extraordinary talent. He has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won four. He has had four albums reach number one on the Blues chart. He made his first stage appearance in 1957 and completed his most recent tour in 2018. Delbert McClinton is a legend to us here in The Mermaid Lounge and today he’s In the Spotlight.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Innervisions by Stevie Wonder

We go from electric blues to rhythm & blues with the second airing of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions, our Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at The Orpheum Theater, Madison, WI, March 18, 2015

Tonight it’s back to big, bad electric blues with the finest big blues band and one of the premier blues guitarists ever in Derek Trucks. We’ve got them live tonight in Wisconsin.

It’s always a hot ticket here in The Mermaid Lounge on a Tuesday Bluesday, so give us a listen and tune us in. There’s plenty of room for everyone, and no charge to anyone.

The Work Week Begins With The Mamas & The Papas, BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana, and Emmylou Harris Live in London, Monday, February 27, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re on our last Monday of the month of February and we’ve got some great music lined up, including brand new ‘live’ Emmylou Harris!

Here’s your Monday, Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: the Music of The Mamas & The Papas

Whenever I talk about the Laurel Canyon set, this is one of the first bands that comes to mind. When I was a mere kid, I wore out every vinyl album of theirs that I owned. Today we put them In the Spotlight where they belong.

3:00 p.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

I know many will be saying “who the hell is BeauSoleil?” Well, allow me to enlighten you. Led by fiddler Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil has been making great Cajun music for more than 30 years and has been called the world’s greatest Cajun band. The sounds of Louisiana are among my favorites. This selection of live songs was culled from their 2006 post-Katrina tour that included several benefit performances.

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris with The Daniel Lanois Band Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK, November 23, 1995 NEW!

This tour was in support of Emmylou’s amazing Wrecking Ball album, a collaboration with Daniel Lanois. At the age of 48, Emmylou felt the need to redefine herself to some degree, moving away from her traditional acoustic sound and taking a harder edge. The album won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

We start off Monday with a bang, folks. I know many of you are back at work, but if you work in an office, that’s perfect. Shut your door, pull up a tab and click the button below. I promise there is no subscription required, no forms to fill out and no credit card necessary.

We Keep It Simple With Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” as Our AOW, and ‘The British Are Coming’ EP Later, Sunday, February 26, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! As usual, it’s a ‘keep it simple’ Sunday with plenty of wide Open Stream and modest programming. Hell, it’s a day of rest.

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Innervisions by Stevie Wonder NEW!

Innervisions was singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder’s sixteenth studio album, and it is largely viewed as his transition from ‘Little’ Stevie Wonder to a more mature, socially conscious musician. It was released on August 3, 1973 on the Tamla label (a subsidiary of Motown). At the 16th Grammy Awards it won for Best Album of The Year, and Living For The City won for Best R&B Song. You can learn more about this great landmark album here.

4:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

This is a favorite EP as we give you music from across the pond from the British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear The Who, The Beatles, Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, Petula Clark, The Zombies, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, the Dave Clark Five, The (early) Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, Donovan, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, Queen and more!

We keep it simple on Sunday, and so should you. That means your decision to listen in should be a simple one. All you need to do is pull up a tab and click the link below!

Saturday The Mermaid Lounge Celebrates George Harrison’s 80th Birthday as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter, Among Other Things, February 25, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! We are here and today we intro George Harrison as this week’s featured singer-songwriter on what would be his 80th birthday. But there’s more!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Canciones di Mi Padre by Linda Ronstadt FINAL AIRING!

Sadly, the final airing of this outstanding effort by Linda Ronstadt is here. We start off early to day for those global listeners who have not yet had a chance to hear it. Ronstadt took a stand with her record company to make the album, and she faced down the naysayers predicting the destruction of her career as it became an instant global hit, won her a Grammy, and is the biggest selling non-English album of all time.

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation: Volume Two

Volume two of this mix covers the mid-to-late part of the sixties, and you’ll hear The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Blind Faith, the Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Beatles, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Zombies, Donovan, Velvet Underground, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of George Harrison NEW!

Today we celebrate what would have been George Harrison’s 80th birthday. Hard to believe. We feature over two hours of music from his years with The Beatles, his solo career, and his time with The Traveling Wilburys. George spent many years in the shadow of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting juggernaut, but when he burst out he did it in grand style, distinguishing himself songwriter of immense talent.

It is an excellent day to tune us in, folks, but we admit we say that several times a week. The only way you’ll understand why we say it is if you give us a try. The best thing of all is that it won’t cost you a cent. Ever. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. What could be better?

We’re Keeping It Simple With Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP and the Final Airing of Kate & Anna McGarrigle as Our Singer-Songwriters, Friday, February 24, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re finally at the end of the week. For some reason it seemed far too long a trip. But we’ve got some great programming and a whole lot of wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid today.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

12:00 p.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Scientific fact: The earth is composed of 71% water. Musical fact: A hell of a lot of songs have been made about water. Today you’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Al Green, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Donovan, America, Johnny Rivers and more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Kate & Anna McGarrigle Final Airing!

Today is the final airing of Kate and Anna McGarrigle as our featured singer-songwriters, two masterful musical women who set out on a great musical journey with those who found their talents early on, like Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur and Emmylou Harris. We here in The Mermaid Lounge have enjoyed hearing them sing their own tunes.

It’s Friday and we’ve finally made it to the end of the work week. The weekend is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for it. Why not start it off early by putting us on today? We’re on 24/7, we’re totally free, and we circulate nearly 30,000 songs continually.

Thursday Brings Our #BecomeUngovernable House EP, Linda Ronstadt With Our AOW, and Bobbie Gentry Live at the BBC With Donovan & James Taylor, February 23, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’ve got a full slate of great programming today, including the music that inspired the radio station with our #BecomeUngovernable House EP!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House EP: Various Artists

Today we bring you the music that helped inspire this radio station with our House EP. You ‘ll hear Barry McGuire, Edwin Starr, The Temptations, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Canciones di Mi Padre by Linda Ronstadt

We’re winding down on this one. The final airing will be sometime Saturday. This is the biggest-selling non-English album in record history. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. Bobbie Gentry Live at The BBC, London with Donovan & James Taylor (1968-1969)

The reluctant star did spend some time performing live at the BBC with a little help from her friends. This is a collection from the 1968-1969 musical time period.

We’re getting closer to the weekend, folks. This is a great day to tune us in. We’re here 24/7, and when we don’t have programming we’ve got our wide Open Stream! Best of all, we’re totally free. No lie. No strings. We’re all about sharing music.

We’re at Midweek With ‘The Original Sixties Rotation’ EP, Kate & Anna McGarrigle as Our Featured Singer-Songwriters and The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, In the Spotlight, Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re at midweek as we look toward the weekend, and we’ve got a spectacular programming lineup for you today that starts off with our ode to the early sixties!

Here’s your midweek music:

9:00 a.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

We’re back with our homage to the early sixties, the years of the British Invasion and when American popular music was transforming itself. You’ll hear Del Shannon, Little Eva, The Drifters, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Walker Brothers, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, The Supremes, Harry Nilsson, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Blind Faith, Janis Joplin, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Tony Joe White, Barry McGuire, Bob Dylan, Procol Harum, The Temptations, Fats Domino, The Rolling Stones, and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Kate & Anna McGarrigle

We’ve got our second airing today of the brilliant music of Kate & Anna McGarrigle, whose compositions contributed to the success of so many artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Judy Collins.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never achieved the national spotlight like Aretha did. Sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw, because Irma Thomas is one hell of a soul and R & B singer, and is known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans. We turn our spotlight on her this evening. Give her a listen.

It’s midweek and, as they say, it’s all downhill from here but in a good way. We’re on 24/7, as our international listeners know, and we play music non-stop, not just when we have programming. We’re also totally free and totally free of commercial advertising.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our Big, Bad Blues EP, Linda Ronstadt and Our AOW, and Roomful of Blues Live at Bimbos, February 21, 2023

Good morning, Bluesologists! We are back in The Mermaid Lounge for another Tuesday Bluesday and we’ve got some dandy programming lined up for you today.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

We’ve got our premier blues playlist up today with five hours of uninterrupted open stream blues from B. B. King, Delbert McClinton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J.J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Marcia Ball, Duane Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Tracy Nelson, Linda Ronstadt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Canciones di Mi Padre by Linda Ronstadt

A spectacular Mexican music album utilizing the three best Mariachi bands in the world and the unbelievable voice of Linda Ronstadt. The album is the biggest selling non-English album in music history.

7:00 p.m. Roomful of Blues Live at Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA, February 3, 1996

The big band blues sound of Roomful of Blues is something to behold. This band has been on the blues scene and recording for half a century. Don’t miss this performance. This band really delivers on the roomful of blues idea.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a busy day here in radioland. We’ve got listeners from all across the globe tuning in for da blues every week. Join them today. It won’t cost you a cent because your money is no good here.

Tomorrow is Officially Fat Tuesday and The Grand Finale of Mardi Gras Season, So The Mermaid Lounge Celebrates With Our ‘Down in New Orleans’ EP and The Neville Brothers In The Spotlight Later, Monday, February 20, 2023

Yes, folks, we’ve been in the midst of Mardi Gras and that is party time in party town! Since tomorrow is Tuesday Bluesday, we are celebrating today. Some of the greatest music on the planet comes from New Orleans and we’re giving it to you today!

Here’s your Mardi Gras lineup:

10:00 a.m. Down in New Orleans: Various Artists

We start off the day with just over four hours of great music from New Orleans. We feature original cajun/zydeco bands as well as artists who were born in New Orleans. Some of the band in this EP were ‘locals’ I discovered on a 2014 trip to The Big Easy. You’ll hear Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, Professor Longhair, Boozoo Chavis, Tony Joe White, Kermit Ruffins, Louis Armstrong, The Daywalkers, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Neville Brothers, Chance Bushman, The Boogaloo Swamis, La Touche, Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), Kermit Venable, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Fontenot and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Neville Brothers

The Neville Brothers are an R & B, soul and funk band formed in New Orleans in 1976. The members consisted of brothers Aaron, Art, Cyril and Charles, and have also intermittently included Aaron’s son, Ivan (keyboards) and Art’s son, Ian (electric guitar). They have officially disbanded, but they have left behind a legacy of great music.

Before, in between, and after we have our wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. We are on 24/7 uninterrupted by commercial advertising and overly-talkative DJ’s. Tune us in, folks. Join your friends from around the world.