We’re Heading for The Weekend With Our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP, Guy Clark and Some ‘Live’ Ronstadt Later, June 8, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’ve got a great mix today with our EP the night time, which J. Geils calls ‘the right time,’ Guy Clark’s AOW, and Linda Ronstadt live at Budokan later.

Here’s your musical landscape for today:

9:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

We start off with songs about the night time from artists Warren Zevon, the J. Geils Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Them, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, the Electric Prunes, Phoebe Snow, Joe Walsh, The Eagles, The Ronettes, John Cougar Mellencamp, The Doors, Emmylou Harris, Poco, Neil Diamond, The Animals, The Band, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Steve Winwood, Cat Stevens, The Traveling Wilburys, Sam Cooke, Jimmy Cliff, Bonnie Raitt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Texas Cookin’ by Guy Clark

We’re winding down on this gem. It’s the next-to-last airing, wth the final airing coming sometime on Saturday. Get on it.

8:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan, March 3, 1979

What a great way to close out our programming today! We’ve got the Queen of Rock from Budokan as part of her 1979 world tour during her meteoric rise! I’ve seen her forty times in my lifetime, and she never disappointed once.

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We’re at Midweek With ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’, Chrissie Hynde as our Singer-Songwriter and The Mamas & The Papas In The Spotlight, Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re at midweek and it’s all downhill to the weekend from here! We’ve go a wonderful lineup for you today, starting with our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ longplayer!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

The music that was heard ’round the world. Just as the British Invasion had an influence on American music, the music that came out of two generations of musicians in the states had the same effect overseas. You’ll hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, CSNY, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, J.D. Souther, Harry Nilsson, Canned Heat, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, James Taylor, the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Judy Collins, Joan Baez and more!

4:00 p.m. The Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Chrissie Hynde

The heart and soul of The Pretenders takes her second spin as our featured singer-songwriter today.

8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Mamas & The Papas

One of the most influential group to emerge from the Laurel Canyon scene takes center stage tonight for a spell as they deliver their beautiful harmonies. Their recording career may have been short, but their influence has been long.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got ‘The Best of Chicago Blues’ EP, Our AOW by Guy Clark, and Some ‘Live’ Stevie Ray Vaughan Bringing Up the Rear, on June 6, 2023

We’re back with another Tuesday Bluesday, and a fine one it is with our ‘Best of Chicago Blues’ opening up the programming and Stevie Ray Vaughan closing it!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

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

There’s nothing like the Windy City blues. Today you’ll hear Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, 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: Texas Cookin’ by Guy Clark

Today is the second airing of this great album by Guy Clarkm, his second studio album with some Clark classics like The Ballad of Laverne & Captain Flint, Virginia’s Real, and the title cut, and some great singers and musicians helping him out, like Emmylou Harris, Tracy Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hoyt Axton and Waylon Jennings.

7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987

We close out the blues programming today with some great live Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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It’s a Keep-It-Simple Sunday With Our New AOW From Guy Clark and Our ‘Color My World’ EP, on June 4, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! We keep it simple on Sundays, as you know. We’ve got a great new Album of The Week along with our ‘Color My World’ EP today. Read on!

Here’s your musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Texas Cookin’ by Guy Clark NEW!

Last week Guy Clark was our featured singer-songwriter and this week we give you his second studio album as our Album of The Week, recorded in Nashville and released in 1976. Clark wrote all the songs on the album with the exception of Black Haired Boy which he wrote with the help of his wife, Susanna. This was the first album I ever heard by Guy Clark. I immediately went out and bought his first, Old No. 1. That is already on our list for the future.

3:00 p.m. Color My World, Various Artists

Color is a popular topic in the music world. Today we give you the full spectrum of the color wheel with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Donovan, Booker T. & The MG’s, Electric Light Orchestra, Procol Harum, Joni Mitchell,The Who, Amy Winehouse, Sam & Dave, Badfinger, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Jefferson Airplane, The Hollies, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Cream, Marvin Gaye, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, J.D. Souther, Linda Ronstadt and more!

Sundays are a great day to find out what we’re all about. You get to hear a bit of programming and plenty of our wide Open Stream. It’s the perfect way to ease into our routine. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free of charge every day. No credit card. No subscription. No personal information required. No lie.

We’ve Made It to Saturday and We’ve Got Our AOW, the ‘M is For Motown’ EP, and a New Singer-Songwriter, June 3, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We have officially made it to the weekend and The Music Mermaid will deliver today with our Motown EP as the main feature!

Here’s today’s musical adventure:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash FINAL AIRING!

Today we say farewell to a groundbreaking album. It may have generated only two hits, but every song is recognizable and the great supergroup behind it comes to mind instantly. This was their only album before adding Neil Young to the lineup.

11:00 a.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

It was indeed the music that moved the world. It was also the music that made America dance line never before. 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, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Chrissie Hynde NEW!

Tonight we introduce Chrissie Hynde as our featured singer-songwriter. Not only was she the primary songwriter for the great rock band, The Pretenders, but she was also a founding member, their guitarist (a monster on that thing) and their primary vocalist. For those who may not be well acquainted with Chrissie Hynde, we put this here.

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Thursday Brings Our New ‘What’s In a Name’ multi-artist EP, Crosby, Stills & Nash With Our AOW, and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy in Concert, June 1, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re moving toward the weekend and today we’ve got our newest EP called ‘What’s In a Name’ to kick things off. But there’s more! Read on!

Here’s your musical lineup:

9:00 a.m. What’s In a Name: Various Artists

There are more songs than I ever thought with names mentioned in them. I guess you don’t realize it until you start to compile a playlist! Many are people concocted from a great imagination, but some are real as well. It was fun putting this one together. You’ll hear from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Them, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Donovan, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon, Warren Zevon, Laura Nyro, Bobbie Gentry, The Kinks, Three Dog Night, The Association, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, Chi Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Tony Joe White, Bob Dylan and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash

We’re winding down on this one. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new album for you. In the meantime, don’t miss this one!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1997

Emmylou Harris never, ever disappoints. She has been a stalwart of the country music industry for decades and has refused to be tied down to any one style. With her band Spyboy, she gets back to basics with a stripped-down approach to her music. This was a great period in her career.

We’re edging our way closer to the weekend, kids. No reason why you can’t enjoy yourselves on the journey. Great music will help you get there in style. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free. We also never accept commercial advertising.

We’re at Midweek With ‘The British Are Coming’ EP, Guy Clark, and The Traveling Wilburys In the Spotlight, Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We close out the month in style with music from the British Invasion and beyond, this week’s singer-songwriter, and the Wilburys bringing up the rear!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We celebrate the end of the month with music from across the pond. You’ll hear The Beatles (of course), The Who, Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, Petula Clark, The Zombies, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Kinks, the Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, The Spencer Davis Group, Cream, Donovan, The Rolling Stones and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Guy Clark

The late, great Guy Clark takes his second spin as our featured singer-songwriter for the week. I have a hard time picking a favorite from this guy but Texas1947 is pretty spectacular.

8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys

They were the greatest supergroup ever. There may never be another like them. They were just five guys who became friends, hung out, and played music together. That’s how the legend of the Wilburys began. Tonight we put them In the Spotlight where they belong.

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Memorial Day Brings Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP Plus Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Recorded Live for PBS Sound Stage, May 29, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! The final day of the long weekend gives us a great extended playlist plus an amazing performance by our other House Band tonight.

Here’s your Memorial Day lineup:

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

Again, we reiterate that water comprises 71% of the planet we live on. And it is a popular topic for the musical world. You’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, 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, America, Johnny Rivers and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Recorded Live at WTTW Television Studios for PBS Sound Stage, Chicago, IL, 2003

This is an amazing live performance by The Heartbreakers who bring their A-Game to the show, covering some great blues classics in tribute to the foundations of rock n’ roll, as well as giving us their original work. Not to be missed.

Enjoy the last day of this long weekend and add some great music to the mix. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free of charge. No strings. No lie. See for yourself.

On This Keep-It-Simple Sunday It’s Crosby, Stills & Nash With the AOW, and Volume Two of ‘The Sixties Rotation’ EP, May 28, 2023

Sundays are simple: A couple of programs and a lot of wide Open Stream. Today is no exception in spite of the long weekend.

Here’s your musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash NEW!

One of the great musical supergroups released this album in May of 1969, and it elevated them to instant stardom. This would be the only album released before they added Neil Young to the group. It spawned two Top 40 hits in Marrakesh Express and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (for Judy Collins), but every song on this album became a CSN classic. It also shifted the music world from strictly blues-based music played on loud guitars and introduced the folk-rock sound. They opened the door for others playing the same genre.

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

The second volume focuses on the mid-to-late sixties with 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 Beatles, The Who, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, B. B. King, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimmy Cliff, Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix Experience and more!

What better way to celebrate the first official weekend of summer than with great music. We’ve got it here for you today uninterrupted by commercial advertising and chatty DJ’s. And best of all, no credit card or subscription is required.

The Big Summer Weekend is Here With Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles Top 100, and Guy Clark Later, Saturday, May 27, 2023

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, musicologists! We have excellent music lined up for you today as we get into the first official weekend of the summer season!

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Buffalo Springfield by Buffalo Springfield FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to Buffalo Springfield’s debut album as our Album of the Week. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection for you.

11:00 a.m. The Beatles: Top 100 Countdown

We aired this last year at this time and we repeat the process today as we pay homage to one of our House Bands, the band that changed everything from haircuts, to clothing styles and, most importantly, to music itself in just seven years together. There was never a band like them before, and we are still waiting for their equal. From our perspective, that day will never come.

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Guy Clark NEW!

A Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure. On a freezing winter night in Harvard Square with my friends, we were looking for a break from the cold. We walked in to Passim’s Coffee House to warm up, sat down, and were treated to a very unexpected event. A singer-songwriter named Guy Clark was playing there live that night. We stuck around. It was an amazing revelation. We were certainly happy we did. The next day, I went out and bought everything I could find. Tonight, we introduce him as our featured singer-songwriter.

It’s a looong weekend, so kick your shoes off. We’ve got great music in store for you right through Monday. If you haven’t yet tuned us in, this would definitely be a good weekend to do it. We’re totally free 24/7, and we’re also totally free of commercial advertising. It’s just wall-to-wall music.