We’re at Midweek With Volume Two of ‘The Sixties Rotation’ EP, James Taylor, and Some ‘Live’ Ry Cooder, Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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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It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Roomful of Blues, Hot Tuna With Our AOW, and ‘Live’ Tedeschi Trucks, March 28, 2023

Good morning, bluesologists! We’ve got ourselves a blues trifecta today. Even our AOW is a blues-rock offering today. Red on for details!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Roomful of Blues

We kick off Tuesday Bluesday with the great swinging blues of Roomful of Blues, a Rhode Island band that has been recording and performing for over fifty years. Not to be missed!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Steady As She Goes by Hot Tuna

We’ve got the great blues-rock vibe of Hot Tuna ad mid-afternoon, with a 2011 release that was their first studio album after a long list of live performance albums. Jorma Kaukonen wrote six of the songs on this album.

7:00 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO, August 30, 2012

The biggest, baddest blues-rock band in town with one of the all-time great guitarists in Derek Trucks. This great band, helmed by Susan Tedeschi, is known for its high-energy live performances. Another one that’s not to be missed today.

There’s nothing like Tuesday Bluesday here. We run the full gamut of blues offerings. Nothing is off the table. We run 24/7 totally free of charge. No surprises. No credit cards required. All you need is a computer tab and a mouse to click on the link below.

On Thursday, We’ve Got One-Hit Wonders 60’s Style, Our AOW, and the First-of-Its-Kind Concert for Bangladesh, March 23, 2022

Good morning, music lovers! Today, we’re heading for the weekend, and we’ve got a great lineup with One-Hit Wonders, our Album of The Week, and the Concert for Bangladesh.

Here’s your Thursday menagerie:

11:00 a.m. One-Hit Wonders, Sixties Style: Various Artists

Every musical generation has them. We’re giving you our favorites today from Robert Knight, Jose Feliciano, the Count Five, Brenton Wood, Los Bravos, Mama Cass. Roy Head & The Taints, The Capitols, The Knickerbockers, The Nashville Teens, The McCoys, Zager & Evans, Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Scott McKenzie, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Merrilee Rush, Little Peggy March, Mason Williams and more!

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

The follow-up to the great Band On The Run was no slouch. It was another great collection of songs from a great band.

7:00 p.m. The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison & Friends, August 1, 1971, Madison Square Garden, New York City

Before there was Live Aid or Farm Aid, there was the Concert for Bangladesh. This first-of-its-kind gathering of musical stars was the conception of George Harrison and Ravi Shankar to benefit the refugees of East Pakistan following the Bangladesh Liberation War-related genocide. Joining Harrison and Shankar were Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston and Badfinger.

We’ve got a great eclectic lineup for you today. It’s a great day to discover #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re on 24/7. We’re free. Best of all, we do not clutter up your listening arena with commercial advertising. It’s all about the music.

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.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Louisiana Blues EP and Johnny Winter Playing Around Our AOW on This Rainy Day, March 14, 2023

Good morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got our multi-artist ‘Best of Louisiana Blues’ EP kicking off Tuesday Bluesday and Johnny Winter closing it. In between, it’s our Album of The Week by BeauSoleil!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists

This is our newest multi-artist blues EP introduced for the first time in January. You’ll hear Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo. Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Roy Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholemew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Hot Chili Mama by BeauSoleil

Today is the second airing of this great album by a band that is often called the greatest Cajun Zydeco band in the world. It may not be the blues, but we’re still in the right geographical vicinity!

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

No question about it, Johnny Winter was the most high-energy blues guitarist on the planet, and as we all know, he was true to the blues. But he was more than just that. He was the guy who produced grammy-winning albums for blues great Muddy Waters. Tonight we put Johnny Winter In the Spotlight.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a full house here, so why not join in? We’re totally free and we play some of the best blues on the planet from all over the place. See for yourself. It won’t cost you anything but time.

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.

The Weekend Is In Sight! We’ve Got Our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ EP, Our AOW by Edgar Winter, and Some ‘Live’ Neil Young Later, Thursday, February 16, 2023

Well, are you ready for the country? Because we are. We’re talking about both real country and the pioneers who hung out in Laurel Canyon and fused country and rock together. And that’s just the beginning today.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

We’ve got them all here today, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. You’ll hear Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris,, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Pure Prairie League, Asleep at The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mudcrutch, The Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, New Riders of The Purple Sage, John Prine, Chris Hillman, The Desert Rose Band and more!

5:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter

We’re winding down on this selection, and it’s a great one. Get in today on Edgar Winter’s 2023 Grammy-award winning tribute album to his brother, the great bluesman Johnny Winter.

8:00 p.m. Neil Young & The International Harvesters Live at The Moody Theater, Austin City Limits, September 25, 1984

Neil Young has had many musical phases during his long career, and tonight we’ve got his country phase with a great Nashville-based band, The International Harvesters. A lot of critics panned Young’s musical phases but that’s because they like to button-hole performers into a genre, much the same way the “experts” told Linda Ronstadt that her career would be ruined if she sang mariachi music (that was bullshit; just the opposite happened). We here love Neil Young’s phases. It adds to his mystique.

We are here 24/7 and totally free of charge, folks. It’s all about the music, not the money. We don’t accept commercial advertising either, another bonus of joining our international community of listeners.

Welcome To Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Our ‘Best of Louisiana Blues’ EP, Edgar Winter’s Tribute to Johnny, and Stevie Ray Vaughn In the Spotlight, February 14, 2023

It’s Tuesday Bluesday once again and we have got ourselves a blues trifecta going on today. All of the programming is blues related. It doesn’t get any better than that. Happy Valentines Day, folks! We LOVE da blues here.

Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists

When it comes to music, Louisiana is culturally rich on many levels, including the blues. This is our newest blues EP, and you’ll hear familiar voices along with some you may not know, including Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo, Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Roy Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter

We have the second airing of Edgar Winter’s 2023 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album, a tribute to the great bluesman and high-energy guitarist Johnny Winter. Not to be missed.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Stevie Ray Vaughan

SRV, as he is lovingly known, is probably best known as the front man for the blues trio Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, but he was more than that. His mainstream career spanned just seven years before his tragic death, but he is on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the blues world. He is one of the most influential artists of the blues genre, and one of its most revered guitarists.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a busy listening day in The Lounge. We’re crowded around the world here. Today will be no exception. Why not give us a listen today? You’ve got nothing to lose, and it won’t cost you a penny. Seriously. Ever.

It’s Sunday, So We Keep It Simple With Edgar Winter and Our AOW, Then We Turn the Whole Thing Over To the Women of Music With Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, February 12, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! Your weekend is winding down and mine is just beginning as we start off this fine Sunday morning in the church of music known as The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got some great stuff on tap for you today!

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter NEW!

Edgar Winter’s heartfelt 17-song tribute to his brother, killer bluesman Johnny Winter, garnered him a 2023 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album just this past week at the age of 76. The Winter brothers are legends in the classic rock arena and, along with Bonnie Raitt (who won this year at the age of 73), just go to prove that the generation of musicians who inspired this radio station have real staying power.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

At mid-afternoon, we turn the whole deal over to the women of music to take us into the evening hours. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Rait, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield and more!

We’re ready and raring to go this morning. Until we begin, we are on continual wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid who, as you know, runs the show here and has impeccable taste in music. We are totally free 24/7 with no commercial advertising to mess up the mojo.

We Are at The Week’s End and We’re All About The Women Today With Bonnie Raitt, Bobbie Gentry and Carole King. It’s Friday, February 10, 2023.

Good morning, music lovers across the globe! We’ve made it to Friday and it’s a Ladies Day Only with the programming today (but not all the stream) and with good reason. Read on for details!

Here’s Friday’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bonnie Raitt UPDATED!

Today we celebrate Bonnie Raitt’s eleventh Grammy, won just earlier this week in what even she considered a stunning upset. It was for Song of the Year, winning for the first time as a composer for the song Just Like That from her latest album. She’s not only a great singer and songwriter, she’s a badass slide guitarist. Winning at the age of 73 proves that the generation of artists we built this station around has staying power. We’ve updated the playlist as well to include our favorite newer songs by Bonnie.

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bobbie Gentry FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Bobbie Gentry as our featured singer-songwriter this week. She was an amazing songwriter who just wanted to write songs for others to sing, but it didn’t quite work out that way. She charted 11 singles before she moved into what we consider early retirement in the late seventies. She never wanted the limelight, but her unique talents changed her path for a time.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Carole King

This evening we celebrate Carole King, who is not only in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but also in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her list of compositions has got to be more than a mile long. On February 9, Carole King turned 81 years young, and today is the 52nd anniversary of the release of her seminal album Tapestry.

Every month is Woman’s month here in The Mermaid Lounge, but you can expect a little more focus as we move into March and International Women’s Month. We’re giving you a preview here. We’re totally free 24/7 with no commercial advertising. As we continue to say, it’s all about the music.