Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Creedence Clearwater Revival With Our New AOW and Volume Two of The ‘Sixties Rotation’ EPs, November 27, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! The sun is already out here and we’ve got an easy day going today with some great music from the first generation of classic rockers with Volume Two of ‘The Sixties Rotation’ for five uninterrupted hours this afternoon.

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival NEW!

CCR, as they are popularly known, was a force in 1969, releasing three albums. Green River was one of those releases, and it gave us some great songs including the hits Bad Moon Rising and Green River, which both peaked at No. 2 on the charts. The songs Lodi and Commotion were also fan favorites, although they didn’t reach the chart status of the first two. John Fogerty was the creative force behind CCR, and he disliked the long, acid-infused jams popular at the time. CCR bucked the norm and preferred the tightly structured roots music that would actually make them famous. We love this band here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we believe they’ve never made a bad song.

2:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

Here we are at the second phase of our Sixties absorption, which mostly focuses on the mid-to-late musical portion of that decade. You will hear music from The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, Jackson Browne, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Donovan, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, The Zombies, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, B. B. King and many more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Undoubtedly one of our favorite phrases. And if you don’t like foreign substances in your body, hell, get high on the music. This is a no-judgement zone. Always. We’re on 24/7 and we’re also always free of charge. No lie. And no surprises. Your money is no good here.

Back to The Real World With Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP and The Pretenders In the Spotlight Later, Friday, November 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. Now, I’m all messed up with a Thursday holiday. I feel like this is Monday but, in fact, it’s Friday and my week is almost over (one more day tomorrow). That is what I’m thankful for in case anyone wants to know. And this great job I have messing with the music.

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Did you know that the earth is 71% water? I’m sure I’ve said this before. I have a tendency to repeat myself. Luckily, we don’t repeat a lot of music too quickly. But it is, and there is no shortage of songs on the subject of water. You’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, 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 and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders

The Pretenders is one of those bands that just dug its hooks into me, and Chrissie Hynde is a goddamned force of nature, a pioneer and an authentic woman rocker who just won’t quit. We haven’t heard this one for a while, but it’s here tonight. It’s also one of our playlists that’s about to get an update, so next time around it’ll be expanded. In the meantime, enjoy.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday. Now, most people think of Black Friday as the start of the Christmas shopping season. Personally? I think of it as life in hell if you’re in the retail world. And it remains life in hell until Christmas is over. But here in The Mermaid Lounge? The living is easy. We’ve got great music to help you get you through these trying capitalist times. And no. We will not play Christmas music. We promise.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Our Big, Bad Blues EP, Our AOW, and A New Spotlight Featuring Buddy Guy (and Some Friends), November 22, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a brand new playlist featuring Buddy Guy coming up this evening.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Everybody Knows by Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

We start the day with the second airing of our Album of The Week by Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, the first album they’ve ever made together in spite of the fact that they’ve known each other and worked together for decades. It was released in 2017.

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

This is our big, five-hour blues EP featuring Delbert McClinton, B.B. King, 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, Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Duane Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Howlin’ Wolf, Roomful of Blues, Tracy Nelson and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Buddy Guy NEW!

Buddy Guy is an extraordinary blues guitarist and singer whose guitar chops have influenced generations of musicians, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richard, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr. and John Mayer. He hails from the Chicago blues genre. Tonight you get to hear him alone and with his friends.

It’s always jumpin’ here in The Mermaid Lounge on Tuesday Bluesday, and today will be no exception. We’re free 24/7 with no surprises, no credit card required…you don’t even have to give us your name. All you need is a free tab and a mouse so you can click on the button below.

We’re On the Downslide to the Weekend With Our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ EP, Some ‘Live’ Stephen Stills and Our AOW, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Good Morning, Gang! Here we are again in The Mermaid Lounge with a great programming landscape for you today that includes some brand new ‘live’ Stephen Stills from London. We start the day with a great multi-artist EP and close it with our Album of The Week!

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

It’s that time again where we pull together the best of REAL country (not bad pop bands with fiddles) and some country-rock born of the Laurel Canyon pioneers. 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, The Flying Burrito Brothers, 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, The Desert Rose Band and more!

7:00 p.m. Stephen Stills Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK, October 20, 2008 NEW!

Who doesn’t know Stephen Stills, singer-songwriter extraordinaire who has not only had a successful solo career but has been a seminal member of several successful bands, namely Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and Manassas. He has combined sales of more than 35 million albums. Tonight we bring you a Stills 2008 concert from the UK.

9:00 p.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin

Our second-to-last airing is tonight at 9:00 p.m., and we’ll have our last airing sometime on Saturday. If you haven’t heard this one yet, you’ve got two more before it’s gone!

The holidays are coming. Give yourself the gift of great music! And we won’t cost you a penny. We’re totally free. Yes, it’s a labor of musical love, and we’re a throwback to real radio. You know, before you paid Spotify and other services to build custom listening lists. But the best part is that we also don’t accept commercial advertising or employ overly-chatty DJ’s who talk through songs. We’re all about the music.

We Have a Trifecta Tuesday Bluesday Here With New ‘Live’ Music From the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Janis With Our AOW, and Marcia Ball In the Spotlight, November 15, 2022

This is your day, Blues Lovers! All of our programmed music time today is devoted to da blues. We’re cooking with gas today as we kick it all off with some brand new ‘live’ music from the premier power blues band, Tedeschi Trucks.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday programming:

11:00 a.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA, September 8th & 9th, 2016 NEW!

The premier big, bad blues-rock sound of this fabulous band is unbeatable, led by the best blues guitarist on the planet in Derek Trucks and blues singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi. Today we’ve got them live from the Fox Theatre in Oakland.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin

At mid-afternoon it’s the second airing of the only solo album released by Janis Joplin in her lifetime. This was recorded right after she left Big Brother & The Holding Company. She invited the Kozmic Blues Band to back her on the album and Janis saddled up and rode with them for a while.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball is a blues singer, songwriter and pianist extraordinaire who was born in Orange, Texas and raised in Vinton, Louisiana. USA Today described Marcia Ball’s music as being “where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana swamp-blues meet.” She has been at this for fifty years and is still going strong! You can learn all about Marcia Ball here on her website.

Come on, kids, get your musical shit together and join us for Tuesday Bluesday, a day where we always have a full house here. We won’t cost you a penny and you don’t have to fill out any forms or provide any personal information to listen in. We do not require subscriptions or memberships. No lie and no surprises. Just do it.

We End the Work Week With Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and The Allman Brothers ‘Live’ at The Fillmore East, on Friday, November 11, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are on the final work day of the week (for most, but not for all), and we start it all off with our ‘Ode to Morning’ EP. The Allman Brothers Band bring up the rear later!

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

Ah, yes, we often open the month with our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP and ease into our ‘Old To Morning’ EP. We’ve got it here today for you and it features Joni Mitchell, The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Rascals, The Beatles, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Muddy Waters, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger and more!

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, New York City, March 12-13, 1971

Tonight we’ve got The Brothers live from a legendary venue, Bill Graham’s Fillmore East. I believe this is the very first time they ever played One Way Out ‘live’ anywhere, and that is undoubtedly a favored track here in The Mermaid Lounge!

Come on, folks, it’s Friday all around the globe and we’ve got a lot of listeners on this morning from a variety of locations, including Germany (always), the UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New York, California, Washington and points beyond. We’re totally free, we accept no advertising, and your money is absolutely no good here. Just listen.

It’s Another Fine Tuesday Bluesday With Our ‘Best of Chicago Blues’ EP, Our AOW, and B. B. King In the Spotlight, November 8, 2022

Blues lovers, it is your day as we start it off with our ‘Best of Chicago Blues’ EP and close it out with B. B. King. In between, it’s our Album of The Week.

We are the House of Blues every Tuesday and here’s today’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Best of Chicago Blues: Various Artists

There’s nothing like Chicago for blues and this multi-artist EP brings you Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Little Water, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Lowell Fulson, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Magic Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Son Seals, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Otis Spann and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Harmony by Maria Muldaur

Technically, this album fits just fine on a Tuesday Bluesday since Maria Muldaur refuses to be defined by any single genre of music and has successfully combined a bit of blues, jazz and folk in this fine album. See for yourself this afternoon.

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

B. B. King was a pioneer who defined the blues for a worldwide audience. As a guitar innovator, King developed an intricate style of blues solo playing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and staccato picking with the help of the most important woman in his life, Lucille. This style would inspire future blues guitarists, and it’s here tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST.

It’s always a full house on Tuesday Bluesdays and we’ve got listeners from Greece, Italy, France, the UK, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Russian Federation, Faroe Islands, Australia, Texas, California and New York this morning. Join our international community!

Back to The Weekly Grind, But We’ve Got The Music To Help You Out: The Second Airing of Singer-Songwriter Lucinda Williams, The Supremes In the Spotlight, and a Brand New Playlist Tonight, Monday, November 7, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Have you ever seen anything roll around as fast as a Monday? The good news is that we’ve got the music here to help you through. Just lock that office door and pull up a tab. If you’re lucky enough to work at home, even better!

Here’s your Monday, Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams is back for her second airing as our featured Singer-Songwriter this week. We’ll have one more airing a bit later this week as well. Tune her in. She was a friend of Tom’s and he rightfully championed her as someone who must be heard. He could recognize a great songwriter. Lucinda Williams also opened for him on several tours, including his very last one, the 40th Anniversary Tour.

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

There were bands that were instrumental in developing the Motown sound. Diana Ross & The Supremes were certainly one of those acts. We’ve got them In the Spotlight this afternoon.

7:00 p.m. More Cowbell, Please: Various Artists NEW!

We carry you in to this evening with a brand new multi-artist playlist for all percussion lovers out there. This one is all about the cowbell. It opens with what we consider the finest example of a song where the cowbell reigns supreme. You will hear from The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, the Alan Parsons Project, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Move, Elton John, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, Joe Walsh, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Journey. Stephen Stills, Grateful Dead, J. Geils Band, Queen, Steely Dan, Little Feat, The Turtles and more!

Come on, people, let’s start the day off on a fine note by joining us and your friends around the world here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got a great lineup for you today and we won’t cost you one cent. No lie. No surprises. No bullshit.

We’re Heading for The Weekend With Some Bob Marley & The Wailers, Our AOW, and A New Beatles Playlist, on Thursday, November 3, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We are heading for the weekend now and that’s a good thing. We’ve got some ‘live’ Wailers to kick off the festivities here in The Mermaid Lounge this morning.

We've got some live Bob Marley & The Wailers up first today

Here’s Thursday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, October 13, 1973

We’ve got some great live reggae coming at you to kick off today’s music programming. This one comes live from The Record Plant in Sausalito. Haven’t aired this one in a bit.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Revolver (2022) by The Beatles

This was a brilliant album from the day it was released, and the box set just proves what musical geniuses The Beatles were. The entire 5-CD package will be added to our general rotation this week. We’ll also be adding the expanded, 50th anniversary packages of Sgt. Pepper and The White Album. Then we’ll really have some fun.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Singles Collection NEW!

We’ve got a brand new playlist for you tonight that includes all the singles on a worldwide basis, both the A and B sides. It’s a couple of hours of great music.

I’m tired of saying the same thing over and over. Looking for a new line. That being said, what in the world are y’all waiting for? We’re here. We’re free. And we’ve got a great catalogue of over 30,000 songs. Who needs to pay for Spotify? This is radio. The best part is anticipating what song might be next. Give it a shot.

We Start a New Month With Tuesday Bluesday and Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a Woman Named Ellen McIlwaine, November 1, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We kick off a new month with da blues, including someone you may or may never have heard. Her name is Ellen McIlwaine. If you’ve never heard her, you can get to know her today.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session at CHCH-TV Studios, Canada, December 6, 1983

This little blues session was filmed for television at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario back in 1983. At the time of the filming, Stevie Ray was 29 years old and King was 60. Two great bluesmen together is always a thing of joy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Revolver (2022) by The Beatles

Today is the second airing of the Giles Martin curated edition of this great Beatles album that is part of the just-released boxed set. We will be adding all of the tunes from the 5-CD pack to our general rotation tonight.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Ellen McIlwaine NEW!

We finally bring this great Canadian blues singer to The Mermaid Lounge. I remember her in my youth. We were as dumb as rocks back then. We “didn’t like” her because we thought she was imitating Bonnie Raitt. In truth, Ellen McIlwaine was always her pure self, and maybe that’s what kept her from hitting it big in the states, even though she found a measure of success in Canada. I had almost forgotten her until I read her obituary in The Washington Post. We leave you that obituary here because it’s much more than an obit. It’ll give you plenty of background on the woman known as the Goddess of The Slide Guitar.

We’ve got a brand new month on the horizon and a great Tuesday Bluesday all lined up. We have listeners on from Canada, India, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania and beyond this morning. Join your community of friends with excellent musical taste.