It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our Biggest Blues EP, Our AOW, and Jimmy Reed In the Spotlight, March 21, 2023

Good morning, bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday is upon us and we’re ready to go here in The Lounge with our biggest, baddest blues EP across the spectrum.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

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

This is our all-encompassing blues EP featuring Koko Taylor, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Duane Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Roomful of Blues, Tracy Nelson, Howlin’ Wolf, Delbert McClinton, B. B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Little Feat, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Robert Cray Band, J.J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Venus And Mars by Paul McCartney & Wings

The second airing and our only non-blues programming for today. This is a great album. Get in on it while you can.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed was an American blues musician and songwriter. His easily accessible style of electric blues made him popular among non-blues listeners as well. His hits Honest I Do, Big Boss Man, Baby What You Want Me To Do and Bright Lights, Big City appeared on both the Billboard magazine rhythm & blues and Hot 100 singles charts.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a popular day here in The Lounge, so join your blues-loving friends from around the globe! We’re on 24/7 and we are completely free. We never accept advertising and we don’t employ DJ’s who like to hear the sound of their own voices.

Monday, Monday Brings ‘Live’ Bonnie Raitt, Badfinger In The Spotlight, and Some ‘Live’ Doors Later, March 20, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’ve got a smorgasboard of stuff for you today with two live performances and a spotlight sandwiched in between.

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, December 9, 1973

Some early Bonnie Raitt to get your day going. The Record Plant was a proving ground for young musical artists back in the day.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger

Badfinger was the first signing to the Beatles’ Apple Records. They were originally called The Iveys, but their name was changed by The Beatles’ road manager, Neil Aspinall. Under The Beatles, Badfinger began to take off with hits like No Matter What, Come And Get It, and Day After Day. By this time, Pete Ham was establishing himself as a major songwriter. My favorite all-time Badfinger song is Baby Blue, which was never released in the UK, because during that time, Apple Records was in turmoil and the Beatles were breaking up. It was at this point that things went south for Badfinger and they became the victim of their new manager’s greed, winding up in financial ruin. Things got worse from there for the band, but they left us some great music. If you’re interested in the full story, the book Without You: The Tragic Story of Badfinger by Dan Matovina is worth the read.

7:00 p.m. The Doors Live at Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, May 8, 1970

The Lizard King and his mates live at Cobo Arena in Detroit closes out the day’s programming.

Hey, it’s Monday. The beginning of yet another work week. What better way to start it out than with some great music?