It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, The Doors Take The Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we have an oldie but goodie for you today.

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band

Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:

11:00 a.m.  Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Live in Amsterdam, April 1, 1969   NEW!

The Kozmic Blues Band was but one of the bands that Janis fronted after Big Brother & The Holding Company and before Full Tilt Boogie, as she continued her quest for the “perfect” band. There isn’t much information out there about the band, other than the members’ names. The link I provided is just about the best info you can find out there, and it’s a fan site.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

The latest album from Lucinda Williams is our featured album this week. You can learn more about this album by clicking on the photo in the right sidebar on this blog.

6:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

Like Janis Joplin, The Doors’ leader, Jim Morrison, is one of the members of the ’27 Club’, the rockers who died in their 27th year. There are several others in this group, including Gram Parsons, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones. The Doors were only a factor for four years but, in four years, they made some seriously great fucking music.

It’s time to tune us in! We’re sitting here waiting for you.

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Bonnie Raitt Live in Oakland, John Prine at Austin City Limits, and a New Episode of The Inner Sanctum, Monday, June 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so we begin yet another work week. We might as well at least enjoy the music. Am I right?

John Prine at ASL

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Horla   NEW!

Here’s a brand new spooky edition of The Inner Sanctum. If you don’t know what The Horla is, you can check that out here!

3:00 p.m.     Bonnie Raitt: Live at The Oakland Coliseum (1989)

We’ve got Women’s Week coming up soon, and you can be sure that Bonnie Raitt will be a large part of that event! We might as well whet the appetite now!

6:00 p.m.     John Prine Live at Austin City Limits (2005)  NEW!

Some musical shoes will never be filled. John Prine’s shoes are in that category. He was a masterful songwriter and a wonderful storyteller. Today we feature his 2005 performance at Austin City Limits.

Where are you people in the U.S.? Europe and Asia are all over this station. As usual, you are bringing up the rear. Join us. It’s free. And it’s outside the system.

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Time for Some Drivin’ Songs, The McGarrigle Sisters Stop By, and “Mojo” Returns on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music on top, including an interlude in the early evening from our sisters up north, Kate & Anna McGarrigle.

Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Here’s your musical landscape for today:

11:00 a.m.   Drivin’ Songs: Various Artists    NEW!

Driving. It’s something most of us do and, for some, it cannot be avoided. Some drive for a living. It goes without saying that good driving songs are essential under these circumstances. We’ll share with you some of ours. Now, some of these songs are indeed about being on the road. Some others? Hell, they are just great songs to drive to. Let’s not get too analytical here.

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

It’s hard to find an album these days with 15 songs on it. And it’s even harder to find an album with 15 really great songs.

7:00 p.m.     Tell My Sister: The Unreleased Recordings of the McGarrigle Sisters

I call the McGarrigle sisters the Canadian Treasure, but they are also ours. Maybe you know their most famous songs; maybe not. And maybe you do but don’t realize they were behind those songs. Like, Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel? Maria Muldaur’s Cool River? Emmylou Harris’ Going Back To Harlan? They also have a bunch of unreleased stuff. That’s what you’ll be hearing this evening. And you will be hearing more from them down the road as we expand our library.

Come on, people. Give it a shot. We don’t have money to spend on advertising and PR. We need your help. Come spend some time with us. It requires no money. Ever. If you like us, tell others.

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Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, The Dead Live in OK City, and Farewell to “Surrealistic Pillow” on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.

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Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!

6:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)

I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their  music? That should be taken very seriously.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985   NEW!

The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Perfect for today. (And actually, every day.)

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Steve Winwood in The Spotlight, Lucinda Williams “Live” at Austin City Limits, and a New Episode of “The Inner Sanctum” on Monday, June 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to another Monday at The Mermaid Lounge. Today we’ve got some great music on tap to start out your week!

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12:00 p.m.   In The Spotlight: The Music of Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood’s musical legacy has encompassed The Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith, Traffic, and his own storied solo career. Today we give you a broad stroke listen to his great musical contributions.

4:00 p.m.      The Inner Sanctum: The Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam

A brand new episode of The Inner Sanctum debuts today.

7:00 p.m.      Lucinda Williams: Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

Lucinda Williams’ name may not be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. For those who know and follow her, Lucinda Williams is a musical goddess. Her 2020 release, Good Souls Better Angels, will be featured on #BecomeUngovernable Radio in the coming weeks.

Come on, people. Tune us in. We’re free and operate totally outside the system.

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Part 3 of Our Beatles Special, the Music of Irma Thomas, and the Final Airing of “Island of Death,” on Friday, June 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Endgame    NEW!

By the this time, the Beatles were barely getting along and, in some cases, were openly warring with each other. In spite of all that, the music remained amazing: The White Album, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be are covered here. Other bands from this generation are still recording, but none have had the musical and cultural impact of The Fab Four. We love them here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

All of the playlists for this series have been added to the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom.

5:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but — for some unknown reason — never reached their commercial success. Yet Irma Thomas remains an important cog in the R & B wheel, and is recognized as The Soul Queen of New Orleans.

9:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Island of Death

This is the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, there will be a new episode released.

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The (Young) Rascals Debut, The Sounds of Laurel Canyon & The Pretenders Own Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, May 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are closing out the month of May with a bang with a playlist from the fabled Laurel Canyon, the debut of The (Young) Rascals, and our new Album of the Week!

The Mamas & The Papas

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  In the Spotlight: The Sounds of the (Young) Rascals   NEW!

The Rascals (formerly called The Young Rascals) were formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. One of the most underrated bands in history, The Rascals reached the Top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles between 1966 and 1968. This includes the #1 hits Good Lovin’ (1966), Groovin’ (1967), and People Got To Be Free (1968). Rolling Stone magazine called The Rascals the blackest white group of all. 

The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Hit Parad Hall of Fame in 2010. The reunited for a series of concerts in 2012. 

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders   NEW!

Learning To Crawl is the third studio album by The Pretenders. It was released on January 11, 1984 after a hiatus that saw both James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon die of drug overdoses.

Chrissie Hynde is sometimes overlooked as a pioneer in the male-dominated alternative rock music world. All of the songs except for one were written by her, and she’s a pretty incredible guitarist. The album resulted in five singles, including Back On The Chain Gang and Middle Of The Road

7:00 p.m.   Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

This playlist celebrates the popular music that came out of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & The Papas cemented the California Sound. From 1965 to 1967, bands came to L.A. to emulate The Beatles. Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Tune us in, people. It’s Sunday, a day of rest, no matter what they tell you.

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Janis Live at The Fillmore, Our Instrumental Surf Anthology, and The Inner Sanctum Returns, Friday, May 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have live Janis, and a replay of our introductory instrumental surf anthology before our new surf playlist on Saturday.

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin: Live at The Fillmore East (1969)    NEW!

Janis was…Janis. She had a powerful voice, and a powerful stage presence. Although her career was tragically short, she was one of the most influential singer-songwriters of her generation. She has also achieved legend status in subsequent generations. There’s a reason for that when it happens.

5:00 p.m.    Instrumental Surf Anthology, Volume 1: Various Artists

We replay our first surf playlist from last weekend to get the juices flowing. On Saturday, you are introduced to the Blue Stingrays! Who are those guys? You’ll have to check the blog to find out!

8:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond

This is our final airing of this week’s episode. There’ll be a new episode on Monday!

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‘Deb’s Stream’ Debuts, Linda Ronstadt Hangs With Her Friends, and a Brand New “Inner Sanctum” on Monday, May 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday, but it’s a holiday Monday…as much as it can be in such times. But one thing never changes here. The music’s always great!

Linda Dolly Emmylou B&W

Here’s your line-up for Memorial Day:

12:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond   NEW!

We open the week with our Fourth Episode of The Inner Sanctum. We hope you enjoy it. Bwaaahahahahaha!

3:00 p.m.     Deb’s Stream: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live   NEW!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were road warriors. I’ve always said you really cannot appreciate this band fully until you’ve at least heard them live (seeing them is what you’d imagine a ‘religious experience’ to be). This collection of songs represent my personal live favorites from one of our official house bands. (The Beatles are the other.)

6:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt & Friends

Like Tom Petty’s untimely death, Linda Ronstadt’s inability to sing is a rough one for me. I imagine she’d still be making pretty great music. What we have, however, is an amazing musical journey with a singer who could — quite literally — sing anything. We’re going to have some fun with Linda Ronstadt over this summer.

You can access this playlist before the show by clicking here. Scroll until you find it!

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Eric Clapton, Our Album of the Week Returns, and We Have a New Early Linda Ronstadt Playlist on May 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a special Tuesday Bluesday treat today, nearly four hours of highlights from Eric Clapton and his friends at the Crossroads Guitar Festivals.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

9:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

This is an amazing album, and the perfect way to enjoy your morning coffee. I know I will.

12:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt: The Stone Poney & Early Years   NEW!

This playlist encompasses the very early years of Linda Ronstadt, even before Don’t Cry Now, which came one year before that breakthrough album known as Heart Like A Wheel. 

4:00 p.m.    Tuesday Bluesday with Eric Clapton & Friends: Highlights From The Crossroads Guitar Festivals

Join Eric Clapton with blues guitarists like Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and others who have graced the stage of his Crossroads Guitar Festivals over the years.

You really should tune us in. We’ll help you get through your day.

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