Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are again at the end of the week, and we’ve got some great stuff here. Today’s Emmylou Harris adventure is new to our station!
Here’s Friday’s programming:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: Jakob Dylan (with and without The Wallflowers)
Yes, it’s Bob’s boy. And he’s really more than just a little good. Today we feature his solo stuff plus music he made with his band, The Wallflowers.
3:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Man From Yesterday FINAL AIRING!
Today will be the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, we’ll have a brand new episode.
7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Live at The Ryman (April 30-May 2, 1991) NEW!
Emmylou Harris and her acoustic band, The Nash Ramblers, played three nights at the run-down Ryman in 1991. It is captured here in the 1992 Grammy Award winning performance. This event spearheaded the revitalization of the former home of the Grand Ole Opry. My friend George and I were so taken by country music back in the day, that we drove to Nashville to go to the Opry. It was 1977 and I was just 23; George was 21, We never got to see the Ryman Auditorium from the inside. By then, the Grand Ole Opry had moved to new digs. But I’m sure glad the Ryman is back.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so we begin yet another work week. We might as well at least enjoy the music. Am I right?
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music on top, including an interlude in the early evening from our sisters up north, 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.
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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.
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.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Hopefully, the heat will dissipate this fine day…except for the heat coming out of your radio as you listen to us.
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Kinks
Sometimes I think the Kinks are overlooked on the big stage. They shouldn’t be. They’ve made some great rock n’roll. We’ll show you.
4:00 p.m. Woody Guthrie: American Folk Giants, Volume 2: Various Artists NEW!
Part two of the masters, including Woody, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Odetta, The Weavers, The Carter Family and more! These are the people who inspired Dylan and many others. We’ll be getting to them next week!
8:00 p.m. Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles
Without a doubt, my favorite album by The Eagles. You can learn more about this album and who helped create it by clicking on the photo on the right-hand side of the blog. Always.
Join us. Europe and Asia is all over this station. Apparently, the U.S. audiophiles are late bloomers. Either that or they don’t know good music when they hear it.
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.
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.
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! It’s Sunday Funday, and we’ve got not one — but two — albums on tap rather unexpectedly today!
Here’s today’s line-up:
10:00 a.m. NOT The Album of the Week: You’re Gonna Get It by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1978) NEW!
I discovered quite by chance yesterday that this album was released 42 years ago, on May 2, 1978. It is just the second studio album by The Heartbreakers, and resulted in two massive hits in Listen To Her Heart and I Need to Know. We thought it would be a great idea to slip this one in today!
1:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful
One of the great bands from that Echoes in the Canyon era of days gone by.
5:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Running On Empty by Jackson Browne (1977) NEW!
In my humble opinion, this is not only one of Jackson Browne’s best albums, but one of the best of all time. I wore this thing out. Running on Empty was released in 1977, peaked on the Billboard charts at #3 in 1978, and stayed there for 65 weeks. The theme was life on the road, and was recorded live on stage, backstage, on tour buses, or in hotel rooms.
8:00 p.m. We Shall Overcome: Bruce Springsteen’s Pete Seeger Sessions
This collection of traditional folk songs arranged by Springsteen was released in 2006. Springsteen called on a group of lesser-known musicians from New York and New Jersey to put together this album. It also resulted in a 62-city tour.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are ramping up for another fine day of programming before tomorrow’s Open Stream Day.
Here’s your Thursday line-up!
12:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band & Eric Clapton, Live at the Beacon (2009)
Imagine you’re at the Beacon Theater watching the Allman Brothers play…and Eric Clapton joins them on stage. Are you kidding me?
4:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live on Boston Common, July 22, 1983 NEW!
By the eighties, Linda Ronstadt knew there was ‘something wrong’ with her voice, but none of us in the audience even noticed. Another great performance by the most accomplished, versatile, talented female singer of all time.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Jakob Dylan & The Wallflowers, Solo
Last week we featured Willie’s boy. This week, Bob’s boy. He’s no slouch either.
10:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Elite Hotel by Emmylou Harris
If you want to find out what you’re missing, you’re going to have to tune us in.
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.