It’s a Tuesday Bluesday ALL Day! Joining The Allman Brothers Band are Taj Mahal in The Spotlight, and MOJO As Our Album of the Week, on June 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Without really planning this, we have a total Tuesday Bluesday today. If you don’t know the music of Taj Mahal, you have no idea what you’re missing. This would be a good day to find out.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With the Allman Brothers Band, Recorded Live at A & R Studios   NEW!

On August 26, 1971, the legendary Allman Brothers Band hung out at A & R Studios in New York and delivered some great music. We’ve got it here for you in The Mermaid Lounge.

4:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This album is the Heartbreakers’ ode to the blues. Tom Petty once said he envisioned all of them sitting in chairs playing and singing the blues together when they got really old. It’s a shame we will never have that experience now.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal (born May 17, 1942) is the stage and recording name of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and accomplished bluesman, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks. I have bumped into several people who don’t know who Taj Mahal is, and I actually feel sorry for them. Mahal has successfully married traditional blues with influences like Cajun, Caribbean rhythms, Latin, reggae, R & B, gospel, and calypso. He’s an amazing gift to music.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to join the ranks here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. No commercials, politicians, incessant talking, or begging for money. We are totally free and outside the system. We’re right up your alley unless, of course, you prefer to pay through the nose for your music.

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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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Pink Floyd Live in Amsterdam, Marvin Gaye at The London Palladium, and The Inner Sanctum on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a pretty cool line-up today, including two live shows — one from Amsterdam and the other from London!

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Here’s your line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Island of Death

Bwahahahahahaha! Be afraid. Be very afraid.

4:00 p.m.     Pink Floyd: Live Bootleg, Amsterdam 1969   NEW!

In 1969 Pink Floyd were touring a show they called The Massed Gadgets of Auximenes. They would do 2 suites of songs, “The Man” and “The Journey”, which varied somewhat from night to night. Later that year some of these songs turned up on More and Ummagumma, but here they are still carrying working titles which are different. 

Please keep in mind that this is a bootleg, which makes it an unauthorized recording.

7:00 p.m.     Marvin Gaye: Live at The London Palladium

Marvin Gaye was a singer, songwriter and record producer. He was instrumental in helping to shape the Motown sound during the sixties;

Tune us in. We are free. All you need is a tab or a phone. No credit card. No personal information. No bullshit.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Yardbirds, Booker T. & The MGs in The Spotlight, and “On The Border”Returns, May 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday once again, and we’ve got The Yardbirds on tap. Be sure to join us!

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds: The BBC Sessions 1965-1968   NEW!

The Yardbirds are a British blues-rock band formed in London in May of 1963. The original lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. Throughout the years, other band members have come and gone.

During the BBC Sessions featured in this playlist, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page circulated in and out of the band.

4:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

This was The Eagles third studio album, and they added Don Felder to go for a more rock feel than the first two albums.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Booker T. & The M.G.’s were a musical force in the sixties. Formed in Memphis in 1962, the band was influential in shaping the unique sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original band members were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums). As the de facto house band for Stax Records, they also played for artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and Delaney & Bonnie.

Tune us in for a great musical feast. We’re free. All the time.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO in The Spotlight, The “Inner Sanctum” Replays, and Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris on the Road, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Truck Day at Ace and I’m already on the run, so here’s the lay of the musical landscape for today!

Here’s today’s line-up!

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Electric Light Orchestra

Tom Petty called Jeff Lynne the best music producer on the planet. He found The Electric Light Orchestra back in 1970, took the Heartbreakers to new heights, and was a Traveling Wilbury. That’s all you need to know about this guy.

4:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Episode 3, Death Has Claws

At least this particular death does.

6:00 p.m.     Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris: Live in Verona, Italy,  June 3, 2006   NEW!

Join us this evening for a show from their All the Roadrunning tour. What seems like an unlikely pairing is a real treat.

Join us while I’m out there slaving. Someone has to have some fun today.

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Lucinda Live at The Fillmore, Episode 3 of “The Inner Sanctum,” and Volume 2 of Badass Guitarists Debuts on Monday, May 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in fucking paradise! It’s looking dreary here, but the music is outstanding!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Lucinda Williams Live at the Fillmore!

Lucinda Williams always said she’d rather play multiple nights at the Fillmore than play in an arena. She was definitely at her best in this venue.

4:00 p.m.    Badass Guitarists, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, Jimmy Page, John Fogerty, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Andrew Gold, and Bonnie Raitt, among others…

7:00 p.m.    Episode 3, The Inner Sanctum: Death Has Claws   NEW!

Spend a half hour or so getting your inner fear on with the new episode of The Inner Sanctum.

It’s Monday, a tough day for everyone. So, why not tune us in?

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The Heartbreakers’ Mojo Tour, Steely Dan Live in Houston, and “Running On Empty” Returns on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve made it past midweek. That’s always an accomplishment in Empire. We’ve got some great music on tap too.

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Here’s your Thursday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live on The Mojo Tour (1999)

My favorite road warriors return. To fully appreciate this band, you had to see them on stage. Maybe you never did. I suggest you might want to seek out some concert footage. They are everywhere. For a reason. This show is from August 3, 1999 when they played the Target Center in Minneapolis.

4:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty

Browne’s road anthem. Recorded entirely on the road: Live on stage. On tour buses. Backstage. And in hotel rooms. A classic.

7:00 p.m.   Steely Dan Live at The Woodlands Pavillion, Houston, Texas  NEW!

Our brand new musical offering comes from a great band. I almost believed the people who said they sucked in concert because they couldn’t reproduce their sound. Then, I went to see them for myself. I have to tell you, I had a great time every time. Sounded just fine to me. Enjoy this one from 1993.

You simply must get on the bandwagon, so to speak, and tune us in:

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We’re Back With Gram Parsons in the Spotlight, the Final Airing of Sargeant Pepper, and Our “Live Dead” Offering on Saturday, May 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We hope you enjoyed your Open Stream Friday! We are back today with some great programming!

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Gram Parsons

Earlier this week, we featured Hendrix and talked about the ’27 Club’ of musicians who have passed in their 27th year. Sadly, Gram Parsons is also a member. He is singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. In his short life, Gram was not only a soloist, but sang and played with Emmylou Harris, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

This is the final airing of our Album of the Week. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new selection on the blog!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theater (11-8-70)  NEW!

This is a special treat! The Grateful Dead with New Riders of the Purple Sage in a 4-hour music extravaganza! A not-to-be-missed event!

What the hell are you all waiting for? Tune us in. We’re not only free to listen to, but we’re free of commercials.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Concert, and “Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” is Our Album of the Week, Sunday, April 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming day today, but we feature two powerhouse performances!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert: Live From The Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida, September 21, 2006  NEW!

Undoubtedly one of the most amazing live performances in Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s concert history. The band is joined on stage for several songs by Stevie Nicks. Musically, the band is on top of its game, and Mike Campbell’s guitar is blistering.

The set list is available under the Playlist tab on this blog (scroll to the bottom).

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles NEW!

This album changed everything. It was a first for many, many reasons. It was the music world’s first “concept” album, fully launching The Beatles into a new realm of psychedelic music. It was the first album to feature an expanded cover with the lyrics to the songs in print. 

Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band was The Beatles’ 8th studio album, released on May 26, 1967 in the UK, and June 2, 1967 in the U.S. It spent 27 weeks in the number one position on the UK charts, and 15 weeks at number one on Billboard. It received four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock album to receive this honor.

Thisi s a very good day for music here in The Mermaid Lounge, so tune us in.

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Winwood & Clapton Live, A Couple of Great Albums From Tom Petty, and Our “Live Dead” For Saturday, April 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have an excellent Saturday ahead of us from a musical perspective.

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Let’s get down to the details:

12:00 p.m.   Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton: Live at Madison Square Garden (2009)

Two musical legends here live on the same stage. It doesn’t get much better than this.

5:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

To learn more about this great album, simply click on the album photo in the right sidebar of this blog!

7:30 p.m.     NOT The Album of the Week: Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty   NEW!

Today’s treat gives us yet another great solo effort by Tom Petty. Full Moon Fever was released 31 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1989. Petty was joined on the album not only by his Heartbreaker bandmates, but also by his Wilbury bandmates. The album was produced by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Mike Campbell. Most of the compositions were by Petty and Lynne. The album was an immediate critical and commercial success, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard charts. It was certified 5X platinum in the U.S. and 6X platinum in Canada.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live in Anchorage, Alaska, June 21, 1980   NEW!

Welcome to the cosmic land of Live Dead, where no two sets are ever the same.

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