We’ve Got A Simple All-Brit Sunday On Tap With Elton John’s Album of The Week and ‘The British Are Coming’ EP, October 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! If you loved the musical British Invasion this is your day. Not only do we have our EP ‘The British Are Coming’ this afternoon, but we kick the festivities off with Elton John and our AOW.

This great EP starts at 3:00 p.m. EST!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Elton John by Elton John NEW!

I personally have a love-hate relationship with EJ, preferring his earlier works to the stuff he made later in his career. When you begin a long-term run in Vegas, you know it’s time to hang them up. I continue to believe this is one of Elton John’s finest albums, if not his absolute best. I have liked various songs here and there since the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, but nothing has knocked my socks off since then. Regardless, this album belongs on our Album of The Week radar without a doubt.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Serendipity has once again found its way into my off-the-cuff programming and given us an All-British Sunday. That can only mean good things. During this EP, you’ll hear The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Zombies, The Hollies, Yes, The Animals, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, Lulu, Petula Clark, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, The Yardbirds, Faces, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, Dusty Springfield, and many more!

As always, it’s a great day to tune us in. We’re totally free, just like your Sunday should be, so why not take advantage of it. And we’re not just free and without strings on Sundays. We’re like this every day. For us, it’s all about the music.

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Saturday Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, Our Final Airing of “Full Moon Fever” by Tom Petty, and LIVE DEAD Later, October 23, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we turn the beginning of the day over to the women of music.

It’s ‘Ladies Day Out’ starting at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The ladies kick it all off today as we go through a magical musical journey of rock, country, soul, R & B. the blues, folk, and many other genres with Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Tracy Chapman, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Lulu, Joan Baez, Melissa Etheridge, Dolly Parton, Valerie Carter, Carole King, Carla Thomas and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to Tom Petty’s first solo album, although he did have help from many of his bandmates in both The Heartbreakers and in The Traveling Wilburys. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection for you.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA, October 27, 1979 NEW!

Another one from the vault from the world’s ultimate road jam band. This one’s from the Cape Cod Coliseum, a venue which many claims feels like it’s “in the middle of nowhere.” Funny, I don’t remember that. Then again, I don’t remember a lot about my trips to the Cape Cod Coliseum, to be honest.

Great day to tune us in, as always. I know I say that every day, but I also mean it every day. Hey, look, where else do you get to try something out for free. In my experience, new “experiences” always seem to require a credit card with the caveat that you can cancel at any time. Well, that’s not the way we do business around here. In fact, we’re not “doing business” around here. We’re playing music. Period. End of story.

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Thursday We Give You Open Stream With Trifectas All Day Up Until Our Album of The Week Airing, October 21, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! The Music Mermaid has chosen an Open Stream day with Trifectas right up until our Album of The Week airing later.

Here’s today’s programming:

All Day Open Stream with Trifectas!

8:00 a.m. Aretha Franklin

9:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers

10:00 a.m. Steely Dan

11:00 a.m. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

12:00 p.m. The Beatles

1:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams

2:00 p.m. Van Morrison

3:00 p.m. Sam Cooke

4:00 p.m. Canned Heat

5:00 p.m. Janis Joplin

6:00 p.m. Diana Ross & The Supremes

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty

This is our next-to-last airing of this great Petty album, so get it while you can! Saturday will be the final airing before we move onto a new selection.

It’s Thursday. The end of the work week nears. This would be a most excellent day to tune us in. You can really get a feel for what we’re all about on an Open Stream day.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday Again and We’ve Got Our ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues’ EP Along With Our Petty Album of The Week, October 19, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got our blues EP going today, bringing you five hours of multi-artist blues and blues-rock.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

It’s back for a return engagement. Our big, bad blues EP is here with more than five hours of uninterrupted blues from B. B. King, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, The Allman Brothers Band, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Robert Cray Band, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones, Long John Baldry, Foghat, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, J. J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Buddy Guy, Ry Cooder, James Cotton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty

We’re back with our second airing of this week’s Album of The Week, Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty. This was the first of three great Tom Petty solo albums (although most of the Heartbreakers contributed mightily).

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great intro to our station. This is the perfect day with our signature blues extended playlist. You cannot go wrong, particularly since there are no subscription requirements or fees, and we do not ask for your personal information. Ever.

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We Keep It Simple Today With ‘Full Moon Fever’ As Our Album Of The Week and Our ‘Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP, Sunday, October 17, 2021

As you know, it is Tom Petty Month in these here parts and we’ve chosen one of Petty’s solo albums (but not really; you’ll see what I mean) as our Album of The Week. This is one we’ve not had yet since we started this feature. From there, it’s a Little Bit O’ Soul.

This one comes your way at 3:00 p.m. EST today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty NEW!

Full Moon Fever was Tom Petty’s very first solo effort, released April 24, 1989 on MCA. It was produced by Petty, Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne. In addition to Lynne, other members of the Wilburys also contributed, including George Harrison and Roy Orbison. It was recorded in Campbell’s garage studio, and was actually interrupted mid-stream for the recording of the Traveling Wilbury’s first album.

Full Moon Fever was both a critical and commercial success. Five singles were released: I Won’t Back Down, Runnin’ Down A Dream, Free Fallin’, A Face In The Crowd, and Yer So Bad. It peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 8 in the UK. It was certified 5x platinum in the U.S. on October 5, 2000 and 6x platinum in Canada on September 18, 1991 in Canada. In 2019, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Starting mid-afternoon we’ve got more than five hours of R & B and soul music for you with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Nina Simone, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, LaVern Baker, Sam & Dave, and more!

It’s an easy, breezy Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Give yourself a break and tune us in. We’re free. No pressure for a membership. No request for a credit card or personal information. We know this may be hard to believe, but it’s absolutely true. And we don’t track you to sell you shit later. We’re not in this for profit. Blah. Blah. Blah. You won’t believe me until you’ve tried it. Come on and join your friends from around the globe.

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Saturday Brings ‘The Western Wall Tour’ with Ronstadt & Harris, Two Albums (One Our AOW and One For Petty Month), and LIVE DEAD Later, October 16, 2021

Good Morning, Weekenders! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some really great stuff shaping up as we ramp up Tom Petty Month approaching October 20.

We kick it off with The Western Wall Tour at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, October 1, 1999

This was undoubtedly one of the most amazing performances I have ever witnessed. It was billed as The Two of Us, but it was really in support of their great duet album, Western Wall, The Tucson Sessions recorded at the Arizona Inn.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to this week’s AOW, Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new selection. (I repeat this shit every week, don’t I?)

7:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This one’s not our Album of The Week this week because it has already been our AOW once. But in the midst of Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, we believe this album begs replaying. According to producer Ryan Ulyate, this was one of those albums where Petty kept coming in with great songs…to the point where fifteen were included here. Released on June 15, 2010, it was Petty’s first new album with the band in eight years and the consensus everywhere was that it was well worth the wait.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL, December 3, 1979 NEW!

Another one from the vault from the world’s ultimate jam band. The boys are in fine form here.

And that is our projected day today here in The Mermaid Lounge, In spite of all this great programming, we are mostly Open Stream every day…before, after and in between running uninterrupted 24/7. Give us a shot.

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Heading Down the Week’s Home Stretch We’ve Got Some Great Heartbreakers, Paul Simon In the Spotlight, and Our AOW, Thursday, October 14, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! We’re still in the midst of Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great selection for you today for sure!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on WTTW’s Sound Stage in Chicago

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

October is a busy month for the favorites of The Mermaid Lounge. John Lennon and Jackson Browne were both born October 9. Petty’s birthday is coming up October 20. And yesterday, Paul Simon turned 80 years old. Today we put Paul Simon In the Spotlight with music from his Simon & Garfunkel days as well as from his solo career. Happy Belated Birthday, Paul. We’re sometimes a day late, but never a dollar short.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon

Our second-to-last airing is today, with our final airing coming on Saturday. Get in on it while you can. There is not one throw-away song on this album, and some of the biggest names in music history join Zevon on his quest, like Jackson Browne (producer), Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, Bob Glaub, Danny Korchmar, and more!

7:00 p.m. WTTW Presents Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on Sound Stage, April 19, 2003

This may well be a more controlled environment than the usual Heartbreakers’ live turn, but it’s no less amazing a performance. Both Tom Petty and the band are at the top of their game here, singing their hits, some deep cuts, plus a few surprises. Tune it in, folks.

We motor along here pushing through the work week one musical day at a time. Tomorrow is Friday, the start to our weekend (musically speaking, that is), and our programming tomorrow will leave you black and blue. And that’s all we’re going to say about that. Patience is a virtue.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We Have a Heartbreakers’ Blues Playlist, Our AOW, and Robert Cray with Stevie Ray Vaughan, October 12, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got some great stuff today for Tuesday Bluesday as we return to celebrating Tom Petty Month.

We’ve got some great guitar blues for y’all today with Mike Campbell, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray Vaughan on tap!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues

We continue on with Tom Petty features during Tom Petty Month. Tom Petty always envisioned The Heartbreakers sitting around on chairs playing the blues in their old age. Life (and death) has a way of getting in the way of things, but the band made some great blues songs while they were together. We’ve got them here today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon

Our second airing of this great album that doesn’t have a bad song on it. Forget the hits, although they were great enough. The album also has Accidentally Like a Martyr, Nighttime in the Switching Yard, and my favorite, Lawyers, Guns and Money.

7:00 p.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Club Redux, Dallas, TX, January 21, 1987

Two great bluesmen here for your listening pleasure. What more could you ask for?

Another day of music brought to you by nobody of commercial importance. We don’t have sponsors. We don’t accept advertising. We just play music all day and all night without any interruption. You ought to give it a shot. It’ll change your view of radio.

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It’s a Keep It Simple Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge Today, With Our ‘Country’ EP and Warren Zevon’s “Excitable Boy” As Our AOW, October 10, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s a nice, relaxing Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today. We’re uncomplicating our lives here…and yours.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon NEW!

You know, there’s lots of negative things to talk about where Warren Zevon is concerned. He burned a lot of bridges. He had his demons. But he was, very simply, one of the best singer-songwriters on the planet. Linda Ronstadt proved that several times over. Excitable Boy is one of the best albums ever made. I can’t find one throw-away song on it. Produced by Jackson Browne and Waddy Wachtel, Zevon’s third studio album was released on January 18, 1978. Musicians who played on the album were some of the best-know studio musicians in the business in the 70’s including Russ Kunkel, Rick Marotta, and Mick Fleetwood taking turns on drums, and guitarists Danny Korchmar, Kenny Edwards, Bob Glaub, John McVie, Leland Sklar, and Waddy Wachtel. Background vocals were provided by Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff, Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, Jackson Browne, and Kenny Edwards. Enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Are You Ready For the Country: Various Artists

We bring back our multi-artist EP of real country (not bad pop bands with fiddles) artists and the legends of country-rock. You’ll hear Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Pure Prairie League, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Byrds, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Mudcrutch and more!

It’s a great day to rest up after another work-a-day week and before the next one starts. If there’s a Big Guy up there, remember that this was also his day of rest. Dump the capitalism today and tune us in. Join our listeners from Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, Canada, South Africa, and parts unknown.

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It’s Saturday and We Give You Tom Petty Trifectas All Day, Celebrate John Lennon’s Birthday, and It Doesn’t Stop There on October 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got our usual full Saturday of great stuff for you today. We continue on with Tom Petty Month and celebrate what would have been Lennon’s 81st birthday. But there’s still more!

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Tom Petty Trifectas, All Day Long NEW!

We have a recurring Tom Petty theme today, which means opening every hour of music (except for programmed times) with a Tom Petty trifecta. You’ll hear music from The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys. You’ll also hear solo material.

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

We celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 81st birthday today by putting him In the Spotlight as a member of The Beatles, The Plastic Ono Band, and as a solo artist.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just A Stones Throw Away by Valerie Carter FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell to this week’s featured album by Valerie Carter. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there will be a new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live From Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 1972

This is a rare repeat airing, but the last time we aired this was way back at the inception of LIVE DEAD in 2019. Tonight we revisit the Europe ’72 tour live from Copenhagen.

Saturday is always a treat here in The Mermaid Lounge! It’s a great day to join your friends from around the globe. Today, we have listeners from the Russian Federation, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Faroe Islands, Canada, and points beyond.

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