Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have a brand new Album of the Week, and it’s our Sixties Rotation Sunday!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy NEW!
Nobody can ever accuse Linda Ronstadt of resting on her laurels. She was always in pursuit of the next musical adventure. The absolute best thing about Ronstadt — at least for her true fans — was that she refused to have her music defined by anybody. To put it bluntly, she sang because she loved singing.
This album was released on July 25, 2006. It would be Ronstadt’s last studio album before her retirement in 2011, and her revelation about having Parkinson’s Disease. Her musical partner is the amazing Ann Savoy, a Cajun music singer with a band called The Magolia Sisters. Ronstadt is technically a soprano; Savoy an alto. They had made duets before for a Cajun tribute album. Here, they unite as The Zozo Sisters, and the result is stunning.
Absolute Fact: Linda Ronstadt’s ultimate desire was to be part of an all-girl band. Those were the kinds of projects she sought out for herself.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday!
We’re back with five hours of musical programming that defined a generation. From The Beatles, to The Kinks, to Barry McGuire, Lulu, Del Shannon, and Bob Dylan. It’s all here!
So, it’s Sunday. A day of rest. What are you going to do about that?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re got some interesting programming today, including a new live performance by Badfinger.
Here’s today’s programming!
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John
I find it hard to believe that people wouldn’t know Dr. John (aka, the Nitetripper) a man whose music defied labels by combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, funk and rock n’ roll.
3:00 p.m. Badfinger Live at the BBC 1972-1973 NEW!
Here I am in 2020, and I’m still a big-time Badfinger fan. This was, simply put, a band that made some great music. Had they not been screwed over by their manager, the sky was the limit (in the immortal words of Tom Petty).
6:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Band by The Band
The Band is a thing of beauty. There is nothing bad in their music catalogue, and they have withstood the test of time.
Please tune us in. We’re free. There are no commercials. No politicians. No bullshit.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a little Cajun-Zydeco to go along with your Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and Richie Havens today!
Here’s your mid-week line-up!
12:00 p.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!
Sometimes we forget how good this music really is. BeauSoleil reminds us.
4:00 p.m. Richie Havens Sings The Beatles & Dylan NEW!
I had forgotten this even existed until I was hunting around for something else. Richie Havens got on the map by being the opening act at the original Woodstock. The only real Woodstock.
7:00 p.m. Dylan & The Dead
A classic from that long, strange road trip they took together in 1978.
Tune us in. We’ve made it half way through already.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We say farewell to a couple of favorites here, but the New Orleans sound will become part of the rotation.
Here’s your Saturday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Down in N’Awlins Playlist
The final airing of this great three hours includes Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Neville Brothers, BeauSoleil, and many other great masters of the cajun/zydeco sound.
5:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
This is also the final airing of the debut album from the greatest supergroup of all time. Tomorrow, we will post a new choice on the blog.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead, Europe ’72: Wembley 4-8-72
We’re working our way through the full tour of Europe ’72. We did do Wembley last week, but that was from April 7. The beauty of The Dead is that they never played the same show twice on a tour.
Tune us in. You won’t regret it.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have the great sounds of Allen Toussaint and Dr. John sandwiched around our Album of the Week and our House Playlist.
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Allen Toussaint
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John
Dr. John spent many years as a fixture on the New Orleans music scene. Hear his vast repertoire on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
9:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist
Hear from Barry McGuire, The Buffalo Springfield, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and many others!
Join us today! There’s never a fee.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today is Fat Tuesday, and we’re celebrating with our new Down in N’Awlins Playlist!
Here’s your Fat Tuesday line-up!
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: Irma Thomas, The Soul Queen of New Orleans
A contemporary of Aretha Franklin who never seemed to reach that plateau for some unexplained reason. But Irma Thomas is a rare bird, and is heralded as The Soul Queen of New Orleans for a reason.
2:00 p.m. Down in N’Awlins
The music of New Orleans is as eclectic as its people. We’ve got everything in this playlist — jazz, brass, cajun, zydeco. Some of the best musicians on the planet have been born in Louisiana, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, and Dr. John. We’ve got them in here too. Come join the fun!
6:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys
8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison
Happy Birthday, George Harrison! Whether a Beatle, a Wilbury, or a solo artist, George is sorely missed. We celebrate his birth and his life on this earth today.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re heading for Fat Tuesday as we begin our week-long tribute to the music and legends of New Orleans! And I might add that we have a pretty great new Album of the Week.
Here’s today’s planned programming:
12:00 p.m. The Bluesiana Triangle: The Combined Talents of Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman
Singing and playing Da Blues down in New Orleans, Louisiana!
3:00 p.m. BeauSoleil: Live From Louisiana!
Heralded as the best Cajun band ever, with David Doucet at the epicenter. BeauSoleil plays music rooted in the traditional folk tunes of the Cajuns and Creoles of Louisiana.
7:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
Released in 1988, and thus began a magical journey indeed for all of us with the Wilburys: Spike (George Harrison), Clayton (Jeff Lynne), Muddy (Tom Petty), Boo (Bob Dylan) and Lefty Jr. (Roy Orbison; named posthumously). There has not been another supergroup like it. There may not ever be.
This week begins a musical experience that extends far beyond the Mardi Gras, so be sure to tune us in!