We’re at Midweek With Our ‘M is For Motown’ EP and a New Playlist Called ‘Instrumentally Speaking’ Later, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are hitting our midweek stride and closing out November with our ‘M is For Motown’ EP, plus a brand new playlist of rock instrumental music later.

Here’s your midweek musical journey:

10:00 a.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

We’re back with the music that made America get up off the sofa and dance! 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, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, The Contours, Rare Earth, Mary Wells, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Instrumentally Speaking: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve been thinking about this one for a while and finally had the time to put this together. This is an underappreciated genre, and we’ve decided to give it some shine. You’ll hear Mason Williams, the Edgar Winter Group, The Allman Brothers Band, Booker T & The MGs, Electric Light Orchestra, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, the Jeff Beck Group, the J. Geils Band, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jefferson Airplane, and more. We even toss in some great surf guitar music from Dick Dale, The Surfaris and the Blue Stingrays!

Before, in between and after, we’ve got that great wide Open Stream that runs 24/7 without interruption, endless chatter, or commercial advertising. We’re all about the music here.

The Day Before Turkey Day Brings Our House EP and New ‘Live’ Bob Marley & The Wailers Recorded for Rockpalast, Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yes, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and today we give thanks for all the great music we get to play here in The Mermaid Lounge every day. We start the day off with our ‘House’ EP full of the generation of music that inspired this station, and give you a new ‘live’ Wailers performance later.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Yes, this is the music that inspired me to start this station from the first generation of classic rock, and those who were inspired by them to carry on the tradition. You will hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Genesis, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

4:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, June 13, 1980 NEW!

Recorded live for viewing on Rockpalast, a popular German television show. We’ve got Bob Marley and his gang of reggaeologists at the top of their form for this one. This is a brand new airing for this station and we love it.

Once again, it’s a great day to tune us in. Take a trip on the music express that won’t cost you a penny. We don’t require a subscription or a credit card. All we ask is that you open up a tab and click on the button below. Simple. No surprises. We promise.

The Work Week Rears Its Ugly Head But We’re All Set Here With John Prine, Al Green, and ‘Live’ Emmylou Harris With The Nash Ramblers To Get You Through Monday, November 14, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We are back in The Mermaid Lounge to help you through yet another work week. And even better, the teeming masses start to follow the sales around in preparation for pissing away holiday money on gifts that will be obsolete in about an hour (if you have kids, that is).

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of John Prine

We’ve got our second airing of this week’s Singer-Songwriter Series featuring John Prine, one of the most amazing songwriters of all time whose Angel From Montgomery became Bonnie Raitt’s calling card. That’s what great singer-songwriters do. They create the vehicles for great vocalists.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Al Green

At mid-afternoon, we’ve got the smooth soul sound of the great Al Green who brought us so many great hits like Let’s Stay Together, Take Me To The River, You Ought To Be With Me and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Live at The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, April 30-May 2, 1991

Emmylou Harris put together an acoustic band for this event at the old home of the Grand Ole Opry over a three day period. This single event and the acclaim the resulting album brought was the impetus for renewed interest in The Ryman and led to its renovation after 20 years of being abandoned. It is now a concert hall. By the way, the resulting album from these shows won the Grammy for Best Album in 2017.

We’ve cut a wide swath here today with all kinds of musical programming coming your way, from folk to soul to country. And in between, we give you that great wide Open Stream! Close that office door pull up a tab and enhance your work environment. It’s not illegal. Yet.

It’s Sunday Funday in The Mermaid Lounge and The Ladies Are In Charge, Including Janis Who Owns Our Album of The Week, November 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! It is officially Sunday in the Lounge and the living is easy here today. It’s rainy. It’s chilly. And the music is already rolling here as we welcome our usual Sunday morning listeners. You should join us too.

Here’s today’s musical journey:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin NEW!

Janis gets a spin for this week with her very first and only solo album released during her lifetime on September 11, 1969. This is the album she recorded right after leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company. She enlisted Sam Andrews, guitarist for Big Brother, to help with the project, as well as the Kozmic Blues Band. She also added a brass and horn section, something Big Brother would not allow when she was with them. This album was a departure from her psychedelic rock days as it was much more R & B- and blues-driven. This is the expanded 1999 release with ‘live’ tunes from Woodstock included and with a cover of Dylan’s Dear Landlord, with some new lyrics and a new arrangement by Joplin.

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

The women of rock own the programming today. After Janis makes her AOW debut, you’ll hear her right here along with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, 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, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton and more!

Ooooh, wheee! We’ve got a good one going today, music lovers, and you should be part of it. The Music Mermaid has chosen this day to put her sirens in charge of the music. It’s always a good choice. Join our full house of listeners from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, California, Texas and Oregon this morning!

It’s Officially The Weekend and We’ve Got Our AOW, the ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP, and John Prine as Our New Featured Singer-Songwriter, Saturday, November 12, 2022

We are officially now called Weekenders as we’ve made it to Saturday! We’ve got an outgoing Album of The Week, a brand new featured Singer-Songwriter, and five hours of uninterrupted soul and R & B in between!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Harmony by Maria Muldaur FINAL AIRING!

Yes, folks, we’re at the farewell stage with this week’s Album of The Week from Maria Muldaur.Tomorrow when you awake, we will have already chosen the next album!

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

We’ve got our big, bad soul and R & B extended playlist on tap today bringing you five uninterrupted music from Soulsville, U.S.A. and beyond with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Irma Thomas The Box Tops, Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Eddie Floyd, The Ad Libs, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, Wanda Jackson, Percy Sledge and more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of John Prine NEW!

John Prine is not new to our station by any stretch, but he is our newest featured Singer-Songwriter for this coming week. Considered primarily a performer in the country-folk genre, John Prine’s stories of love, loss and social justice were often tinged with a touch of sarcasm and wit. Perhaps his most famous composition is Angel From Montgomery, which became an iconic identifier for Bonnie Raitt. We kick off his week tonight.

Let’s go, folks. Get on board The Mermaid Musical Express as we take you through your Saturday. We’ve got listeners from Ireland, the UK, Chile, Portugal, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Texas, New York, and Colorado on this morning, Join them.

The Programming’s Light With Only Our New AOW, and ‘The Female Species’ EP, But There’s Plenty of Music From The Mermaid Lounge, Sunday, November 6, 2022

Good Morning All! Did you all remember to change the clocks? I’m not sure we’ve actually “gained” anything because I certainly don’t feel any differently. But here? We’re models of consistency. We’ve got our new Album of the Week and ‘The Female Species’ multi-artist EP!

Here’s your Sunday programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Harmony by Maria Muldaur NEW!

Maria Muldaur’s career began in Greenwich Village during the great sixties folk revival, but her repertoire is anything but limited as she’s built a career around folk, blues, country, gospel and R & B. This is Muldaur’s third studio album and it’s a beauty. She invites J. J. Cale, Waddy Wachtel, Linda Ronstadt, Bill Payne (of Little Feat), and Russ Kunkel along for the ride. Check the amazing vocals on the song Sweet Harmony, featuring Linda Ronstadt and Wendy Waldman on backing vocals, Arthur Adams on baritone vocals, and Amos Garrett on bass vocals. Amazing.

3:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

This is not to be confused with Ladies Day Out. That’s coming soon. This playlist features songs about girls, women, ladies and other words ascribed to the superior sex. You’ll hear from Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rascals, Peter & Gordon, Talking Heads, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Percy Sledge, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin and more!

Come on, folks. The clocks have changed and it’s a day of rest. It’s the perfect time to tune in, turn on and drop out. It’s Sunday. And we’re here in the Lounge for your listening pleasure.

It’s Halloween and We’ve Got Some Scary Good Stuff On Tap With Our ‘M is For Motown’ EP, Our Finale For Tom Petty Month, and a New Playlist, Monday, October 31, 2022

Good Morning, Gang! We are running a bit behind the eight ball this morning due to a brief power failure here but we are never a dollar short. We’ve got some great Halloween programming for you today!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

8:00 a.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

We give you five hours of uninterrupted soul and R & B today with 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, Mary Wells, Rare Earth, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Jimmy Ruffin and more!

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Stephen C O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL, September 21, 2006

The Heartbreakers on their 30th Anniversary Tour, and what a great performance this was.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Jefferson Airplane NEW!

We admit we’ve been on a bit of a psychedelic music bender recently, so this one fits. This playlist has actually been a long-time coming, and it’s finally here. The Music Mermaid can only do so much. We apologize for being so remiss.

Tune us in. It’s a great day to do it. After all, it’s Monday and nothing can improve the prospects for a Monday more than great music as your backdrop.

It’s Wide Open Thursday, Which Brings Our Very First Open Stream Day in a While! The Music Mermaid is in Charge, October 27, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got our very first wide Open Stream day in a long time today! The Music Mermaid is in charge with nothing on her slate. Who know what she’ll pick up.

We also give you Trifectas (three-in-a-row from a single artist) at the top of every hour from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.!

We’re on 24/7 and today we are free of programming as well as free of charge! Tune us in!

We Hit Our Midweek Stride With The ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP and John Prine In the Spotlight, Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Here we are hitting our midweek stride with some great soul and R & B to kickstart your day. We follow that up with John Prine In the Spotlight later.

Here’s today’s programming:

10:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Today we pay homage to all of those soul and R & B artists who made America get off its seat. You’ll hear Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Irma Thomas, The Box Tops, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Eddie Floyd, The Ad Libs, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, Wanda Jackson, Percy Sledge and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Prine

October is a busy month, and the late, great John Prine would have celebrated his birthday on October 10. He is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time who had a unique wit and perspective on life. We’re celebrating his life today by putting him In The Spotlight.

Before, in between and all night long we’ve got all the non-programming filled in with wide Open Stream under the expert guidance of The Music Mermaid. You know her reputation already: She has impeccable taste in music and is ready to share it with you.

Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday and Our Big ‘Best of Chicago Blues’ EP, Koko Taylor In the Spotlight, and The AOW to Start It All Off October 11, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Today we’ve got our big ‘Best of Chicago Blues’ EP along with Koko Taylor, The Queen of The Blues, In the Spotlight later. In between, it’s Dr. John’s AOW.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Gris-Gris by Dr. John

The second airing of this great New Orleans R & B meets psychedelic voodoo album is here for your listening pleasure. It may not quite be the blues, but it sets the tone.

11:00 a.m. The Best of Chicago Blues: Various Artists

There’s nothing like a trip to Chicago to catch some blues. Been there on business several times and never failed to find a great venue to visit. You’ll hear from 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!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor’s raw, powerful voice led to her title as Queen of The Blues. Koko was no delicate flower; she was a kic-ass, take-no-prisoners blues vocalist with attitude. And we love her in The Mermaid Lounge and give her the spotlight treatment today.

There’s nothing like Tuesday Bluesday to cut your teeth on a great radio station. We don’t infect the airwaves with commercial advertising or mouthy D.J.’s who like to talk through the first minute of every damned song. Instead, we rely on The Music Mermaid to take us through the day. As you know, she has impeccable taste in music.