Today We’ve Got Bob Dylan Live at Royal Albert Hall, Songs Banned From the Airwaves, and Our New Seasons Playlist, Monday, June 20, 2022

Good Morning, Music Aficionados! How goes the battle on this fine Monday? We’ve got some great stuff here for you today, including a brand new playlist to close out our programming later.

We start the day off with Dylan live at Royal Albert Hall, vintage 1966

Here’s your Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, May 17, 1966

It’s a mystery. Is it May 17 or May 26. Is it the real Royal Albert Hall concert, or the Manchester concert mislabeled as Royal Albert Hall? As far as we can tell, this is the real Royal Albert Hall concert. Either way, it’s vintage early Dylan and it is a milestone in the development of popular music as he moved folk into the electric era. We here in The Mermaid Lounge love a good musical mystery. One thing we’re absolutely sure of is that this is part of what is known as The Bootleg Collection.

3:00 p.m. Banned From the Airwaves: Various Artists

This is a fun one. There are songs that have been banned from all over the spectrum, although you can pretty much catch them on all radio stations in this day and age. Petty’s You Don’t Know How It Feels was initially banned for its reference to weed; both Lola by the Kinks and Arnold Layne by Pink Floyd were banned because of their references to transgender and/or LGBTQ characters; My Generation by The Who was initially banned because it insulted people who stuttered; and McCartney’s Hi Hi Hi, The Everly Brothers’ Wake Up Little Susie, The Doors’ Love Me Two Times and The Stones’ Let’s Spend the Night Together were all initially banned because of references to sex. Listen to the rest and see if you can figure it out.

7:00 p.m. Seasons: Various Artists NEW!

Tonight we close out the programming portion with a brand new playlist about the seasons. Either the word ‘seasons’ appears in the song somewhere or the song references a specific season in some fashion. You’ll hear Bobbie Gentry, Janis Ian, Donovan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Byrds, Johnny Rivers, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Hoyt Axton, Don Henley, Wendy Waldman, The Stone Poneys, Jefferson Airplane, The Kinks, Nina Simone, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Murphy, James Taylor, The Beatles, Eva Cassidy, Eddie Cochran, The Band, Sly & The Family Stone and more!

We’ve got a full house this morning with Germany, Chile, The Netherlands, Russian Federation, our friends from the Faroe Islands, Italy, Greece, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Australia, the UK, along with Texas, Montana, Massachusetts, and New York. When are you logging on?

We’ve Got Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert, Bonnie Raitt’s AOW, and Jerry Jeff Walker In the Spotlight, Thursday, April 28, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great Thursday line-up as we slide toward the end of the work week this week. So, read on for all the details!

The revelers at Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert!

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan & Friends: The 30th Anniversary Concert, Madison Square Garden, New York, October 16, 1992

Bob collected a few of his friends for this one, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, George Harrison, The Band, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The O’Jays, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt

This marks the next-to-last airing of Bonnie Raitt’s great new album, her first in six years. The final will come sometime on Saturday, so get in on this one while you can.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jerry Jeff Walker

We haven’t heard this for a while, and it is definitely time to break it out into the open again. Born Ronald Clyde Crosby, our friend Jerry Jeff knew he couldn’t cut it as one of the leaders of the country outlaw movement with that name. He is best known for writing the song Mr. Bojangles, but he was much more than that. My personal favorite album is It’s A Good Night For Singin’ and my all-time favorite JJW song is Very Short Time. Like it or not, we’re all on short time here.

Great collection of music here today. We’ve got all basic genres covered with the exception of Reggae, which we have plenty of in our daily stream. Join Germany, The Netherlands, Chile, Peru, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Greece, Australia, and points beyond today. It’s totally free, folks. Every day.

Today It’s Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash in Nashville, Our ‘All About Blue’ Playlist, and Rare Gems From Emmylou Harris, Monday, April 4, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Those Mondays always seem to roll around again, don’t they? But you can certainly make it better by tuning us in. I promise.

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: The Nashville Sessions 1969

In the midst of recording Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan got together with Johnny Cash ‘in session’ in Nashville to churn out some music. As it turns out one of those songs would make it onto the album, The Girl From the North Country. The rest were released much later, and we have them here for you today.

3:00 p.m. All About Blue: Various Artists

Today’s multi-artist list is all about the color blue in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Robert Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Shawn Colvin, Phoebe Snow, Linda Ronstadt, Van Morrison, Electric Light Orchestra, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Beatles, Cream, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, B. B. King, Little Feat, The Smithereens, Canned Heat, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, The Doors, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

We have a nice 47-minute interlude to close out our programming today. These are some of the songs you may not be so familiar with, including some sung with The Pretenders, Linda Ronstadt, The McGarrigle sisters, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, and Steve Earle.

And then we’re back to wide Open Stream. Mondays always need a boost, so why not make it musical. Close your office door, pull up a tab, and listen in with your friends from around the globe today. You won’t regret it. I promise.

As Usual, It’s a Busy Saturday Here With Our ‘Folk Music From A-to-Z’ EP, The All-Girl Revue 5, the Final Wilburys Airing, and LIVE DEAD! Later, On March 19, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! I see that the weekenders are on and The Mermaid Lounge is packed this morning! We’ve got some great music for you here to day for sure, so stick around.

Today we feature the timeless sounds of folk music where protest music flourished.

Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 3 FINAL AIRING!

We begin early today with the final airing of the great second volume of Wilbury music (yes, I know it says Volume 3, but there was never a Volume 2). Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection.

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

Today we bring you the folks who brought you…folk music, and those who have continued the tradition. You’ll hear Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Cat Stevens, Odetta, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs, Arlo Guthrie, The Beatles, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, John Prine, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, The Wallflowers, Jesse Winchester, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bonnie Raitt, Simon & Garfunkel, Dave Van Ronk, and more!

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

Women’s History Month is still upon us, and we’re back featuring some of the women of music today with Valerie Carter, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Chrissie Hynde, Chi Coltrane, Petula Clark, Carole King, Jackie DeShannon, Joni Mitchell, Susan Tedeschi, Maria Muldaur, Tracy Chapman, Ann Peebles, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Campus Stadium, UC Santa Barbara, May 25, 1974 NEW!

Right on the heels of the ladies, we’ve got another new soundboard recording of the world’s preeminent jam band, this one from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Whew. Before, in between, and after we’ve got that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. And, as our listeners well know, she has impeccable taste in music. And did I mention we’re 100% free, no strings, no lie.

We’re Over The Hump and On the Downslide To The Weekend; Today, It’s a Tale of Two Bobs Here on Thursday, March 17, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yeah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Big woo. We’ve got a tale of two Bobs for you instead here in The Mermaid Lounge. Read on to learn more!

Today it’s a tale of two Bobs here in The Mermaid Lounge

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection (1962-1966)

I’d love to say that this effort was for esoteric, artistic reasons, but I’d be lying. This was a business move designed to ensure that Dylan’s music wouldn’t enter the public domain in Europe. But that really doesn’t matter to us here in music land. The important thing is the music. Nevertheless, it gives us a glimpse of Bob Dylan’s very early career and that is, historically, enough for us.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 3

Yeah, again, the two-day warning. We’re winding down on this great volume of work, so it’d be a good time to listen in. We’ll have our final airing on Saturday. And by Sunday, we’ll have a new selection. Git on it, people.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980

We’ve got some great reggae here today in what turned out to be Bob Marley’s very last live performance before his death from cancer in May of 1981.

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Love Is In The Air With Our TLA and Nothing But Heartbreak Playlists, and the Love Songs of Bob Dylan, Monday, February 14, 2022

Good Morning to the true lovers and brokenhearted everywhere (yeah, I’m still in that latter category carrying the damned torch). We’ve got some great music lined up for you today, including a new playlist of Bob Dylan love songs. Read on for details!

We’ve got a brand new Dylan playlist with a twist!

Here’s your Valentine’s Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. True Love Always: Various Artists

You know what the Buddhists say. Nothing is ever forever. But that doesn’t stop us hopeless romantics from thinking it is. Am I right? I sure am. This is the number one topic of the music world and you’ll hear from 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, The Mamas & The Papas, Bonnie Raitt, Guy Clark and more!

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan: The Love Songs NEW!

Bob Dylan is one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of all time, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for good reason. But Bob Dylan was so much more than protest music, even though he is also the master of that genre. He also wrote some of the greatest love songs on the planet, in our opinion. We’ve got them for you today on Valentine’s Day. But we’ve also got some surprise guests as well! You’ll have to listen to the playlist. We’re not talking…

7:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

And now, the flip side of that great true love feeling. My specialty: The broken heart. Comes in right behind TLA in the music subject category. You’ll hear the heartbreaking stories of Elvis Presley, Dan Fogelberg, Aretha Franklin, The Band, Cat Stevens, The Bee Gees, Lucinda Williams, Them, The Pretenders, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Tom Rush, the J. Geils Band, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Mudcrutch, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and more!

Step into The Mermaid Lounge (figuratively speaking) and swoon with us today. You know you want to, so why not make this the day. You have absolutely nothing to lose because we don’t require our listeners to pay for their music. We run 24/7 totally free of charge and we don’t run advertising. We are completely self-funded. Jump in, kids!

Sunday Gives Us ‘Blood On The Tracks’ As Our New Album of The Week, and The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two EP, January 23, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! Maybe you’re sleeping in; maybe not. But we never actually sleep here in The Mermaid Lounge. We blast out music on a global basis 24/7!

Mid-afternoon brings a little under five hours of the best of the mid-to-late sixties!

Here’s your musical landscape for today:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan NEW!

Dylan is another one of those guys who gives me fits. It’s difficult, if not impossible, for me to pick a favorite album. Is it Desire? Is it Blood On The Tracks? Is it Nashville Skyline? I don’t know. It varies with my musical mood, I guess. I have the same problem with The Heartbreakers and The Beatles.

This is Bob Dylan’s 15th studio album, released on January 20. 1975, so we honor this album very close to it’s 47th anniversary, written at a time when there was a lot of stress in Dylan’s personal life. Jakob Dylan once described this album as “my parents talking,” but his father insists it’s not autobiographical. Either way, this album logged in at no. 16 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time. By 2004, it has risen to no. 9. It reached no. 1 on The Billboard 200 Chart, and no. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. Give it a listen. It is undoubtedly one of Dylan’s very best.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

The Sixties Rotations (volumes 1 & 2) were the very first playlists we ever put together for this station. They have both expanded to EP’s at this stage of the game, and today we give you the one that focuses on the mid-to-late sixties. You’ll hear The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Simon & Garfunkel, the Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin, The Four Tops, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Four Tops, Vanilla Fudge, Sly & The Family Stone, The Zombies, The Doors, The Chambers Brothers, The Animals, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Donovan, Procol Harum, The Electric Prunes, Them, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Mamas & The Papas, and many more!

It is indeed a day of rest. And what could be better than joining your fellow global listeners on such a day? You don’t have to wait for programming. We run on wide Open Stream 24/7, so our button is never in the ‘off’ position. All you really have to do is click the button below. Go ahead. See for yourself.

Bob Dylan with The Heartbreakers Live at Orchard Park, The Kinks Live at The Palladium, and ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ On Thursday, January 6, 2022

Good Morning! This is your day if you like great ‘live’ shows, as we’ve got two from different venues in New York. We also have our next-to-last airing of this week’s featured album.

We’ve got Bob Dylan & The Heartbreakers on the True Confessions tour today

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, July 4, 1986

Here we have Tom and Bob before they knew they’d get together again as Charlie T. Jr. and Lucky Wilbury. The Heartbreakers and Bob Dylan got together for Dylan’s worldwide ‘True Confessions’ tour, and it was feast for the ears. Tune it in today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens

We’re winding down here. I say that every Thursday, don’t I? But this is the day of the next-to-last airing of all our featured albums. The final airing will come on Saturday. Then, we’ll select a new album.

7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York, December 31, 1980

The feuding Davies brothers always managed to call a truce long enough to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. Here’s their 1980 New Year’s Eve concert from The Palladium.

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We’re On The Downslide Toward The Weekend, and We’ve Got a Brand New Bob Dylan Playlist With a Twist, Thursday, November 11, 2021

Good Morning, Dylanologists! This one came to me as I was falling askeep one night. I carry a little notebook wherever I got and I wrote it down. A few months later, I actually had time to pull it together in some fashion, although it will be one of those already o n my “update” list.

Bob Dylan and his friends on stage at the 30th Anniversary Tour

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Everybody But Bob: Various Artists NEW!

Bob Dylan has certainly made many friends and admirers in his musical life. The guy is amazing and has left an indelible mark on the music world. Sometimes you don’t realize what he has accomplished until you open up your vault and see the massive collection of works he has produced. We’re doing something new here.

In this playlist, we’re giving you Bob Dylan’s music sung by others who have drawn inspiration from him. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Nelson, Jimi Hendrix, Mudcrutch, Leon Russell, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Winter, Maria Muldaur, Joan Baez, The Byrds, The Band, Manfred Mann, Waylon Jennings, Bonnie Raitt, Richie Havens, Fairport Convention, George Harrison, Chrissie Hynde and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Gilded Palace of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers

We’re winding down here. The final airing of this very first Flying Burrito Brothers album will be on Saturday. Get on it while you can, because there’ll be a brand new selection on Sunday.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Transformation

We’re on Part 2 of our mini Beatlefest tonight. These are some great years, from Rubber Soul through Magical Mystery Tour. The Beatles embraced psychedelic music full on during this time. They also made music magic as they pushed the boundaries of their craft with the support of the fifth Beatle, Sir George Martin. Enjoy. I know I will.

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We Close Out The Week With The #BecomeUngovernable House EP and Some True Confessions, Friday, October 29, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! The month is coming to a close quickly and we’ve got just a couple of more things to squeeze in, one of them coming this evening. Read on!

We’ve got Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on The True Confessions Tour later

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

This is one of our favorites here. It started small and became an EP a little over a month ago. We’ve got some great music lined up over the afternoon hours coming from this excellent multi-artist long player.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA, June 12, 1986

We’ve got a tour where Petty and his mates were not necessarily the headliners, but that didn’t seem to matter to either them or the audience. This is where the seeds were planted for a great musical match and where Mike Campbell said that the band truly learned how to improvise on stage. He credited Dylan with that lesson. This is one of those “don’t miss” moments.

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