Happy Sunday From the Mermaid Lounge Where the Women of Music Own Today’s Programming, June 12, 2022

Good Morning, Folks! It’s Sunday and that’s an official day of rest. If you’re a believer in The Big Guy in the Sky, remember that even he (or she) took today off. The women of music will not be taking today off here. They are fully in charge.

Ladies Day Out starts at 3:00 p.m. EST!

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy NEW!

Eva Cassidy was a woman of extraordinary talent with a beautiful voice, and she died far too soon for most people to even know about her. ‘we here learned about her posthumously from a friend. This album is a really interesting album for its time. This kind of album is commonplace now, but it wasn’t so common at the time of its release. It’s a collection of her rehearsal tapes and some live performances that was released seven years after her death. But it’s not just a mere collection of songs thrown together. Give it a listen.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music are in control starting at 3:00 p.m. and continuing for several hours as we listen to Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Valerie Carter, Sheryl Crowe, and more!

Before, in between, and after you’ll hear our great wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid fully in control. We’re open all day and night, we’re totally free, and we don’t ask for your personal information. We don’t need it because we don’t try to sell you a damned thing.

We Close The Work Week With Our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP, and The Original All-Girl Revue, Friday, June 3, 2022

Well, here we are again at the end of another work week. And this time it really is the end of the work week for me because I am taking Saturday off. We’ve got a great EP and a visit from the women of music for you today. A great way to end the week.

These are just some of the women you’ll hear tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

You know, some of us are night owls. Some of us are at our best in the morning. This one’s for the night owl in all of us. We’ve got songs about the night from 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, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, The Doors, Poco, Neil Diamond, The Animals, The Band, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Steve Winwood, Cat Stevens, The Traveling Wilburys, and more!

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

This was the very first all-girl playlist we ever put together, and it remains the same since. You’ll hear Ann Peebles, Aretha Franklin, Bobbie Gentry, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Carole King, Chi Coltrane, Trio (Dolly Parton/Linda Ronstadt/Emmylou Harris), Dusty Springfield, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Lulu, Mary Wells, Nicolette Larson, Patti Smith, Shawn Colvin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and more!

As always, we run 24/7 totally free. That means before, in between and after our programming, we give you our great wide Open Stream from our 27,000+ song rotation. You’d be hard pressed to hear the same song twice in a week, let alone in a day. Tune us in. You won’t know unless you try. And it won’t cost a cent for you to find out.

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.

On Monday, We Take a Trip to New Orleans, and We’ve Got Valerie Carter’s ‘The Lost Tapes 1 & 2’ Back-to-Back Later, May 16, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re back in retail hell for the day, but we’ve got great music on tap, including music from New Orleans and a special airing of Valerie Carter’s The Lost Tapes later.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is just one of the NOLA bands you’ll hear today!

Here’s your Moan-Day lineup:

10:00 a.m. Down in New Orleans: Various Artists

Not only will you hear authentic Cajun/Zydeco as part of this great EP today, but you’ll be treated to musical artists who were born in Louisiana. This includes BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Lucinda Williams, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Allen Fontenot, Aaron Neville, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Chance Bushman, The Daywalkers, The Boogaloo Swamis, Kermit Ruffins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Magnolia Sisters, The Meters, Queen Ida & The BonTemps, Boozoo Chavis, and more!

7:00 p.m. Valerie Carter: The Lost Tapes, Volumes One & Two

This is a special back-to-back airing of some great “found” music from the late, great Valerie Carter. Not only was she a solo artist in her own right, but she was a highly sought-after addition to projects from artists like Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and others. I will never forget her appearance as the opening act for Ronstadt’s concert at the Orpheum in Boston, and the two of them singing on stage together. One of my fondest musical memories.

Tune us in, people. You don’t hear this shit anywhere else, and you certainly don’t hear it for free 24/7. Before, after and in between our modest programming hours, we bring you great Open Stream around the clock.

The Ladies Take Over The Lounge, The Final Airing of “External Combustion,” and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we celebrate the women of music, say farewell to Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, and close out the programming later with this week’s LIVE DEAD!

Here’s today’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music are back and are taking over the mike today for five hours of uninterrupted music. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs. FINAL AIRING!

We say this every week, so why stop now: This is your last chance on this one. When you roll out of bed tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new selection here.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The DuPont Gymnasium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, May 7, 1970

A rare repeat performance, but this one hasn’t been heard in these parts since summer 2020, so it’s like brand new. But then again, isn’t every one of their performances like brand new?

Here we are again, weekenders. It’s shaping up to be a good one, so this is the perfect day to tune us in for a little bit of a different approach to music on the airwaves.

Sunday In the Lounge Brings Bonnie Raitt’s First New Album in Six Years, and Our ‘British Are Coming’ EP, April 24, 2022

Good Morning, Classic Rockers! Today’s programming is what it usually is on Sunday, our new Album of The Week and an EP, this time from across the pond, and the rest wide Open Stream!

We start the day with Bonnie Raitt’s first new (fantastic) album in six years!

Here’s your Sunday programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt NEW!

Bonnie Raitt’s first new album in six years was released just two days ago, and we have it here for you today! There’s really no need for me to go into great detail here about what a great talent she is. You’ve heard me go on about her before. Instead, I just leave you with the New York Times review of the album. It’s the fourth review I’ve read over the past few days. Not one of them is in the negative category.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We’re back again this month with The British Invasion and beyond, from The Beatles to Queen. It’s music from across the pond. They inspired us and we inspired them. That’s the way music works, people. You will hear The Beatles, The Who, The Zombies, The Hollies, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, 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, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the Spencer Davis Group and more!

Tune us in, gang. It’s Sunday, a total day of rest here. Unless, of course, you’re me. Then you get to keep going here in The Mermaid Lounge. But it’s all fun stuff today. No retail hell in sight for the next 48 hours.

Midweek Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP and Puts Creedence Clearwater Revival In the Spotlight Later, Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve hit our midweek stride and we’ve got the women of music front and center this morning. Five hours of uninterrupted music for your listening pleasure.

The chicks are in charge of the tunes today!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music take over The Mermaid Lounge this morning. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crowe, Valerie Carter, Judy Collins, Dolly Parton, and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Closing out today’s programming we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they are straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. Swamp music at its best right here.

Before, in between, and all through the night, we’ve got that wide Open Stream! It doesn’t end with the programming. In fact, the bulk of the day is our no-repeat continuous music. All of it completely free. No subscription or credit card required. What’s not to love here?

We Close Out Women’s History Month in Style With Lucinda, Linda and Emmylou, on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are closing out Women’s History Month in style today with all-women programming! Of course, before, in between and after it’ll be our wide Open Stream, so enjoy the day!

We close out Women’s History Month in style!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, December 5, 1988

Lucinda Williams is a singer, songwriter and musician who has fused rock, blues, country and Americana into her own distinctive style. In 1988, she released her album Lucinda Williams to great critical acclaim. The album included the song Passionate Kisses, which would eventually become a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her commercial breakthrough, however, came in 1998 with the release of her album Car Wheels On a Gravel Road. And as you know, any friend of Mr. Petty’s is a friend of mine. She opened several shows on The Heartbreaker’s final 40th Anniversary Tour. Today, we have her on Austin City Limits.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Southern Accents by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This album certainly didn’t turn out the way Tom Petty originally envisioned it, but it holds some great Heartbreaker songs. We’re on our next-to-last airing today, so get in on it while you can. If you haven’t got it in your Petty collection, you’ll want to get it.

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt Live at The Orpheum, Boston, MA, October 1, 1999

Two of our favorites here in The Mermaid Lounge on their Western Wall tour. I had the total pleasure of being at this show. It was damned near life-changing for me to see two such brilliant singers together on the same stage.

We’re on our way to the weekend kids! And there’s no better way to end Women’s History Month than turning the programming portion of the day over to the women of music. Of course, as you know, every month is Women’s History Month here, at least from a musical perspective!

It’s All About The Women on Tuesday Bluesday, Plus Our Album of The Week, March 29, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Here we are again on another Tuesday Bluesday and it’s all about the women today, as we wind down International Women’s Month.

This week’s Tuesday Bluesday programming features Big Mama Thornton and Tracy Nelson!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Big Mama Thornton with The Muddy Waters Blues Band, 1966

Recorded back in 1966, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton and the Muddy Waters Blues Band performed “in session” without the benefit of any rehearsal, and the result? Well, see for yourself. Big Mama Thornton was the original Hound Dog, baby. She sang with such passion she didn’t need rehearsal. And as for her backing band? They had enough skill to pull it off as you will see.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Southern Accents by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Our second airing of this week’s Album of The Week by The Heartbreakers is up today. This album may not have turned out as planned, but when it comes to our house band, it’s never a disappointment. A great collection of songs. My favorite after 37 years is still Rebels.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Tracy Nelson

The second half of our all-women bluesday comes from Tracy Nelson, a woman who has been around since her days with Mother Earth. That means 20 albums and five decades of music. Not to be missed.

I’m back in retail land today, but if you’ve got some time today, we’ve got the music. See for yourself, folks. We’re totally free 24/7. The Music Mermaid is never on vacation. And we do not interrupt our music with commercial advertising. Not allowed. We never ask for a credit card or your personal information. Just do it, people.

We’re at Week’s End With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP and Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight, Friday, March 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We continue now with our celebration of Women’s History Month as we put Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight, but we kick it off early with our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP!

We start the day off with a visit to Laurel Canyon and some musical memories!

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

Laurel Canyon was a breeding ground for some of the biggest names in music for two generations. It started in the sixties with bands like The Doors, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and The Mamas and The Papas, John Mayall, and spilled over into the seventies with Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and many more. In addition to those artists, you’ll hear The Monkees, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Manassas, Bonnie Raitt, John David Souther, Canned Heat, Harry Nilsson, Carole King, James Taylor and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is one of those amazing singer-songwriters who has, somehow, flown under much of the radar out there for many years. She is best known for her 1998 Grammy Award-winning song, Sunny Came Home, but that’s not all she’s accomplished in her career. You can read more about Shawn Colvin right here. And best of all, if you don’t know much about her music, you can tune it in tonight and see for yourself.

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