It’s Saturday with a Happy 80th McCartney Celebration, the Final Airing of Our AOW, Our ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP and LIVE DEAD! Later, on June 18, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great lineup for you today and it’s a bit busier here in The Lounge than usual because we’ve got McCartney’s 80th birthday celebration later on.

Happy 80th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!

Here’s today’s musical journey:

10:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We begin the programming day with this great extended playlist that includes tunes from John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Jesse Winchester, Joni Mitchell, The Stone Poneys, Phil Ochs, Linda Ronstadt, Harry Chapin and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to this week’s Album of The Week by the late, great Eva Cassidy who, unfortunately, didn’t live long enough to see her success. Don’t miss this collection of rehearsal tunes and live performances.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

Today we say happy 80th birthday to a true musical living legend who’s still rocking away on his ‘Got Back’ tour. We’ve got Beatles’ stuff, solo performances, his stint with Wings…it’s all here for a couple of hours tonight.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Summer Jam, Watkins Glen, New York, July 28, 1973

Tonight’s LIVE DEAD! is a rare repeat, but it hasn’t been aired since 2020, so it should sound just like new to those of you who aren’t Deadheads (and they don’t care how many times they hear a Grateful Dead show; it’s all new to them).

We’re chock full of stuff today and we think you’ll like it. There’s no better way to kick start your weekend than with the little radio station that could. (I think I like that.) There are, of course, some things we just can’t do, like play rap and screaming heavy metal death, charge for listening, or play commercial advertising. But we’re pretty damned good with everything else.

We are at Midweek With Our ‘Are You Ready For the Country’ EP and New ‘Live’ Emmylou Harris Later, Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Good Morning to our country and country-rock aficionados this morning! We’ve got a great lineup today interspersed within all that great wide Open Stream!

We’ve got some early ‘live’ Emmylou later from My Father’s Place!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

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

From authentic country to the fusion of rock and country that took place at Laurel Canyon, we’ve got a great musical trip for you take today with 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, Bonnie Raitt, Glenn Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, The Desert Rose, John Prine, Tom Rush, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris Live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York, September 14, 1976 NEW!

Some great early Emmylou Harris here with The Hot Band, one of the greatest bands ever to stand on stage with her. It’s also at a legendary venue, My Father’s Place in New York. There are a lot of songs that came off the great Elite Hotel album that put her on the map, but she had just also released a new gem in Luxury Liner, so that’s represented here as well. She is, without a doubt, a Mermaid Lounge favorite. Live broadcast on WLIR-FM.

Excellent day to tune us in, people. We’ve got some great programming and, as always, our wide Open Stream of 27,000+ songs. It doesn’t get much better than that, although we are working on it. And, oh yeah, did I mention we’re totally, 100%, no-strings-attached free? That’s a bonus.

We Hit Our Midweek Stride With a Case of ‘Travelin’ Fever’ and the Promise of TLA Later, Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers everywhere! We are at midweek with our great ‘Travelin’ Fever’ multi-artist EP and our answer to Monday’s heartbreak.

We start our musical journey with our multi-artist ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

10:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

Yes, sir. We’re on the road for this musical journey. It’s all about location, location, location and how we manage to get to those locations. You’ll hear Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, the Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Travelin’ Wilburys, Asleep at The Wheel, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield, and more!

7:00 p.m. True Love Always: Various Artists

On Monday, we heard from the lovelorn. Today, it’s the opposite side of the coin. You’ll hear The Hollies, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, Van Morrison, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Basia, Bonnie Raitt, Guy Clark, The Mamas & The Papas, Dusty Springfield, Maria Muldaur, Valerie Carter, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Swing Out Sister, Donovan, and more!

We have two great multi-artist playlists for you today, one an EP and one not. Either way, we’ve got some seriously good material here for you with a theme. We have fun putting them together for you so, dammit, you’d better have fun listening to them. For free. And we’re free and running 24/7.

The Original Sixties Rotation EP, the Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! is On Tap for Today, Saturday, June 4, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders. It’s a rare Saturday that I get to hang out with The Music Mermaid, but I am indeed off from retail hell this weekend and enjoying the tunes.

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

More than five hours of uninterrupted bliss from Del Shannon, Little Eva, The Drifters, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Walker Brothers, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Harry Nilsson, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Blind Faith, Janis Joplin, Tony Joe White, Barry McGuire, The Who, Procol Harum, The Temptations, Fats Domino, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Forget About It by Alison Krauss FINAL AIRING!

We bid farewell to Alison Krauss’ 1999 release today. This is the final airing of Forget About It. Tomorrow morning when you roll out of bed, there will be a brand new Album of The Week.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT, July 31, 1971 NEW!

Yet another new full-show soundboard from our Deadhead friends. This one is in familiar territory, New Haven, Connecticut, a rather conservative but neighboring state. Never cross that state line unless you’re passing through to points more liberal.

Join your friends from Chile, Greece, Germany, Spain, the UK, Australia, France, Portugal, The Netherlands, Faroe Islands, Belgium, South Africa, Poland, Trenton, San Francisco, and Dallas this morning. You can’t go wrong here in The Mermaid Lounge.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Live Music From the B.B. King Blues Band, Johnny Winter In The Spotlight and Our AOW, May 31, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! What better way to close out the month than on a Tuesday Bluesday? The only thing possibly better is that we also have live B.B. King!

Today we’ve got B.B. King and his blues band live from Rotterdam!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The B.B. King Blues Band Live at The North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 7, 1987 NEW!

We’ve got some brand new ‘live’ music today from the master…and, of course, his famous sidekick, Lucille. Settle in for a couple of hours of great blues.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Forget About It by Alison Krauss

We take a short break in the blues proceedings for the second airing of Alison Krauss’ 1999 release here, and it’s a good one.

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

The blues side of the great Winter brothers. Johnny Winter was not only a great solo artist, but his guitar work was in demand by some of the greatest, including Muddy Waters. Today we put him alone In the Spotlight.

Let’s go kids! We’ve actually got The Netherlands already on board this morning, along with Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Russian Federation, Brazil, and points beyond. Join your friends. We’re free. We’re broadcasting 24/7. And we never ask for a “subscription.”

Sunday We Celebrate Tom Petty’s Top 100 Songs, Intro Our New AOW by Alison Krauss, and Take You Through The Night With Our ‘In Your Dreams’ EP, May 29, 2022

We’re shaking things up a bit here for the Memorial Day Weekend. It has nothing to do with patriotism. That’s an ugly word these days. It’s about the music, people. And we’ve got plenty of it.

Today we give you Tom Petty’s Top 100, as a solo artist, a Heartbreaker, with Mudcrutch, and as Charlie T. Wilbury Jnr.

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

8:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Forget About It by Alison Krauss NEW!

Released in 1999, this album by Alison Krauss is categorized as “country, bluegrass, and adult contemporary” (whatever that means). Critical commentary on this one is that in spite of the dobro and mandolin, Alison Krauss is a pop star at heart. Please. I never listen to critics. If I did, I wouldn’t have the album collection I do. Music is in the ear of the beholder. And life is too short to listen to shitty music. Regardless of what they call it, this is a great album.

10:00 a.m. Tom Petty’s Top 100 Songs UPDATED!

We started at 50 songs the first time we aired this; then moved up to 65. To hell with it, Petty’s up to 100 now and he deserves to be there. We’ve got Petty solo, as a Heartbreaker, with Mudcrutch, and as Charlie T. Wilbury Jnr. Most are original compositions. Some are covers. Some were only ever done as part of ‘live’ performances. No matter. The man is a musical godsend. I think we’re pretty measured on this station, and tend to underplay our house bands to remain in control. Today, we get to do the opposite.

7:00 p.m. In Your Dreams: Various Artists

We do not normally play an EP at 7:00 p.m. but that changes today. We take you into the evening hours with our ‘In Your Dreams’ multi-artist EP. We have a lot of listeners at night from other countries, and it’s only fair they get exposure to some of these. So, there you have it. You’ll hear Nanci Griffith, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Aerosmith, Crowded House, the Moody Blues, Van Morrison, The Eurythmics, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, The Mamas & The Papas, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffett, The Allman Brothers Band, Supertramp, Randy Newman, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Widespread Panic, The Youngbloods, Jimmy Ruffin, Jackson Browne, Mudcrutch, Patsy Cline, Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Dusty Springfield, and more!

Get on it, people. We’re moving into the bowels of summer in fine form here with our house bands at the helm. Join your friends from around the world who know what we’re all about! We’re free 24/7, and our rotation is unmolested by advertising. You can’t go wrong here.

We Hit The Midweek Stride With Our House Extended Playlist, and Some ‘Live’ Bonnie Raitt Later, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we’ve got our #BecomeUngovernable House EP with all of our favorite songs in over five hours of uninterrupted multi-artist music. Bringing up the rear, it’s some ‘live’ Bonnie Raitt.

We’ve got some early Bonnie Raitt live from The Rainbow Room later!

Here’s your midweek musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

All of our favorite stuff, with an emphasis on protest music, collected in one five-plus-hour sitting. You’ll hear the music of Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, , The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972

We’ve got some early ‘live’ Bonnie Raitt here for you tonight, and it’s a great one. We haven’t heard this one in a while, so it’ll be like new!

Don’t delay. Tune us in today! We are not a business since we make absolutely not one dime off of this effort. It’s free 24/7. No subscription to pay for. No credit card asked for. And no invasion of your privacy by collecting personal information. Just music. Period.

Today We’ve Got Our ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP and a Brand New Spotlight With The Mamas & The Papas, Friday, May 20, 2022

We finally put The Mamas & The Papas In the Spotlight this evening!

Here’s Friday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

Folk music is front and center today as the heart and soul of protest music. Spend the day with artists who shaped the folk music resurgence of the sixties, and those who simply pay homage to the craft. You’ll hear John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Joni Mitchell, The Stone Poneys, Phil Ochs, Harry Chapin, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Linda Ronstadt, and many more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Mamas & The Papas NEW!

This one is long overdue here in The Mermaid Lounge. One of the key groups in the Laurel Canyon scene finally gets its due here. This is a perfect fit today because The Mamas & The Papas were instrumental in the marriage of folk and rock, much in the same way The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds were instrumental in the birth of country-rock. The Mamas & The Papas were only on the music scene from 1965 to 1968, but their impact was significant.

Great day to tune us in, folks. We’ve got a great programming day lined up. Keep in mind that our programming is interspersed in all that great wide Open Stream where you’ll hear our ever-rotating collection of 27,000+ songs and growing. We’re totally free 24/7 and ask no questions except: What are you waiting for?

We’re On the Downslide To The Weekend With the Complete Trio Sessions, Our AOW, and Our ‘Out In The Cold’ Playlist, Thursday, May 19, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great day on tap today, including the complete Trio sessions with Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris!

Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt) is a bona fide SUPERGROUP although nobody but us ever says it.

Here’s your Thursday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris: The Complete Trio Sessions

Continuing on the theme of the women getting short shrift in the music business, this is one of the most amazing supergroups ever to set foot in a recording studio, although nobody ever seems to say the word “supergroup.” What we have for you here are the complete sessions that result in the two critically-acclaimed Trio I and Trio II albums, replete with unreleased gems, remasters, remixes, and alternate versions. Kick back and enjoy this one.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Get On Board, Taj Mahal with Ry Cooder

This is the next-to-last airing of this great new album that pays homage to blues greats Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder reunite 56 years after their Rising Sons collaboration for this one.

7:00 p.m. Out In The Cold: Various Artists

A playlist that talks about the weather in the title, lyrics or both! We feature Bill Withers, The Association, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Rivers, Albert King, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cream, Donovan, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Martha & The Vandellas and more!

Get your shit together, people, and tune us in. We don’t ask you for money. Ever. We don’t require a commitment (of any kind), and we certainly don’t want your personal information. We have enough problems remembering our own. And did I mention we run uninterrupted 24/7? Well, we do.

At Midweek We’ve Got Our ‘Under the Influence’ EP, Trifectas in the Afternoon, and Jesse Winchester ‘Live’ Later, Wednesday, May 18, 2022

We’ve got some live Jesse Winchester for you later!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yeah, we’ve all been here. Let’s not deny it. Whether it was legal or not, we have all indulged. Don’t deny it. You’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glenn Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, The Band, Harry Chapin, The Fraternity of Man, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Open Stream with On-the-Hour Trifectas!

We revert to Open Stream for a few hours, so we’re starting each hour with a Trifecta!

3:00 p.m. Joan Baez

4:00 p.m. Alison Krauss

5:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt

6:00 p.m. The Supremes

7:00 p.m. Jesse Winchester Live at The Bijou Cafe, Philadelphia, PA, May 26. 1977

Here’s a great singer-songwriter who doesn’t get enough credit, but we love him here in The Mermaid Lounge. He was great when I saw him in venues like The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York, but he’s spectacular in small, intimate settings like The Bijou Cafe. Tune him in.

Come on, people. What’s it going to take to get you to tune us in? We have loyal listeners from all over the planet. It’s time for you to join us, and it will not cost you a penny.