Good morning, musicologists! We’re at midweek. We’ve made it this far and we’ve got some great stuff on tap for you today. I’ll be heading out to Truck Day, but The Music Mermaid is in the house and in control.
Here’s today’s lineup:
9:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists
This one covers mostly mid-to-late sixties with The Beatles, 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, Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Zombies, The Velvet Underground, Donovan, B. B. King, Led Zeppelin and more!
4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of James Taylor
JT returns for his second spin as our featured singer-songwriter for this week.
7:00 p.m. Ry Cooder Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, July 7, 1974
Ry Cooder is a musical legend, whether you know it or not. To this day, Linda Ronstadt calls him the greatest guitarist she’s ever heard. (Hint: Eric Claption is not god.) What’s great about Cooder? He refuses to be defined by musical styles. Tonight we have him live from The Record Plant, and we’re about to bolster his presence in our standard rotation!
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