We’re Heading Toward The Weekend With Our ‘Color My World’ EP, Our AOW, and Volume Two of The Hearbreakers at The Fillmore, Thursday, February 2, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re back with more great music as we are on the downslide to the weekend! We keep on with our time travel back to the Heartbreakers’ 20-night residency at The Fillmore a bit later on, but we start with our EP about all kinds of colors in the title, lyrics or both!

Here’s your musical lineup:

9:00 a.m. Color My World: Various Artists

There’s nothing quite like color, and we’ve got colors of all kinds in these song in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Valerie Carter, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, Jonathan Edwards, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, John Hiatt, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Elton John, Procol Harum, Electric Light Orchestra, Amy Winehouse, The Who, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Sam & Dave, Jefferson Airplane, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Booker T. & The MG’s, Lucinda Williams, John Cougar Mellencamp, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds

We’re winding down on this one, so get it in while you can! Our final airing will be sometime on Saturday.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, Volume Two, 1997

We’ve got volume two of one of the finest series of live performances every put on vinyl (yes, vinyl is still available and is still the best way to listen). Over a 20-night residency as The Fillmore House Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers established themselves as one of the finest live rock n’ roll bands on the planet. Don’t miss this one.

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We’re at Midweek With a Trip to Both Motown and The Legendary Fillmore With Some Legendary Musicians On Wednesday, February 1, 2023

We’re kicking off the month of February in style, musicologists! We start ot with our ‘M is For Motown’ EP, followed by Stevie Wonder as our featured singer-songwriter and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ legendary 20-night residency at The Fillmore! Does it actually get any better?

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

Today we take a trip to Motor City and remember the music that made us dance! You’ll hear Barrett Strong (who just passed away in the last few days), 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, Diana Ross &The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, The Contours, Rare Earth, Mary Wells, Tammi Terrell, and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Stevie Wonder

This is our second airing of Stevie Wonder as this week’s featured singer-songwriter. Wonder signed his first record contract at the age of eleven, and released his first hit called Fingertips at the age of 13. It went to No. 1. Hence, his first stage name of ‘Little Stevie Wonder.’

8:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, Volume 1, San Francisco, 1997

Today we are revisiting this great new release of The Heartbreakers’ legendary 20-night residency as The Fillmore House Band, where they scrapped the script and did something new every night to everyone’s delight. They even allowed those in attendance to leave them suggestions for subsequent shows, as many in attendance had tickets to multiple nights. To a man, the members of the Heartbreakers believed they were at their best for these legendary shows where they not only sang their original songs, but paid homage to those who inspired them. Special guests during these concerts included John Lee Hooker and Roger McGuinn, among others. We’ve broken this massive offering down into three volumes. We’ll be playing volumes two and three over the next couple of days. Enjoy. This doesn’t happen every day.

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We Ease You Into the Work Week With Our ‘On The Map’ Playlist, The I-Threes In the Spotlight, and Some Live Blind Faith Later This Evening, Monday, January 30, 2023

Happy Monday, kids! It’s the beginning of another work week and we’ve got just what you need to get rid of those Monday blues as we give you ‘On the Map’ along with The I-Threes In the Spotlight and live Blind Faith later.

Here’s your Monday, Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. On The Map: Various Artists

We start our programming with a playlist about places across the globe, from Boston to Timbuktu, with The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, America, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, The Association, Scott McKenzie, Fats Domino, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Winchester, Tom Rush, James Taylor and more!

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of the I-Threes

As I’m learning, many people don’t know who the I-Threes are. They are Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths and they are the most influential female band in Reggae and Ska who provided the background voices for Bob Marley & The Wailers. They also recorded albums individually, so today, we enlighten those who have never before heard them sing. It’s a treat.

7:00 p.m. Blind Faith Live at The Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA, August 16, 1969

Blind Faith were an English supergroup featuring Steve WinwoodEric ClaptonGinger Baker, and Ric Grech. They weren’t around for very long, only for one album and one extended summer tour. We’ve got one of those performances from that tour for you today. (I’m sure that the Earl Warren Showgrounds were used for more than music, but the thought of a psychedelic rock band performing at a venue named after a Supreme Court judge makes me chuckle.)

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Our Big, Bad Blues EP, the Second Airing of Our AOW, and Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band Live in Amsterdam on January 24, 2023

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Tuesday Bluesday is always a popular day here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, and today will not disappoint. Even our album selection is Rhythm & BLUES!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

This is our biggest, baddest blues EP where you’ll hear Delbert McClinton, B.B. King, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Duane Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Howlin’ Wolf, Tracy Nelson and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Going To A Go-Go by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

It’s the second airing of our AOW, and it just happens to be Rhythm & BLUES by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

7:00 p.m. Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 11, 1969

Janis walked away from Big Brother & The Holding Company and made a solo album with The Kozmic Blues Band backing her up. Then, they became a thing as they took to the road together! Tonight we have them ‘live’ from The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Come on, people. It’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and it is always a popular day here. We won’t disappoint today. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free of charge, free from advertising and DJ chatter.

We’re Heading for the Weekend With Our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ EP, Our AOW, and ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt Later, Thursday, January 19, 2023

Good morning, Musicologists! We’ve climbed the hill and are on the downslide to the weekend at last! We’ve got a great lineup of music coming your way today, as we do every day! Read on for details!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

Today we pay respects to country music with both traditional country stars and the pioneers of country-rock who made it happen back in Laurel Canyon. You’ll hear Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Pure Prairie League, Asleep at The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mudcrutch, The Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, New Riders of the Purple Sage, John Prine, The Desert Rose Band and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King and Friends

This great live album is almost in the record books as B. B. King is joined on stage by Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and more! Don’t miss it. Our final airing will be sometime on Saturday.

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Stadehalle, Offenbach, Germany, November 16, 1976

Linda Ronstadt, a patron saint of The Mermaid Lounge, live in Germany on her Hasten Down The Wind tour in a performance recorded for airing on the Rockpalast show.

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We are at Midweek With Our ‘Under The Influence’ EP, Dylan as the Featured Singer-Songwriter, and Bonnie Raitt ‘Live’ In Studio With Her Friends, January 18, 2023

Good morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great lineup today as we are totally ‘Under the Influence’ with Bob Dylan as our singer-songwriter and some ‘live’ Bonnie Raitt with Lowell George and John Hammond.

Here’s the midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Under the Influence: Various Artists

They say music is usually about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. This is the drug portion of the program, but there is also this thing called booze. Hey, we’ve all been here at one time in our lives or another. You’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glen Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bob Dylan

I don’t know what else I can say here about this guy other than what I’ve already said. This is our second airing of Bob Dylan as our featured singer-songwriter. Our final airing will come sometime on Friday.

8:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt & Friends Live at Ultrasonic Studios, Hemstead, New York, October 17, 1972

Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George and John Hammond ‘live’ in studio for this one with a collection of great songs for your listening pleasure. There’s nothing like three musical geniuses getting together to spread the wealth. This is a great session.

We’re at midweek and the music today will hold us over as we head toward the downslide to the weekend once again. We’re totally free 24/7. Your money is no good here, kids. We don’t even so much as ask your name. All you need to do is click the button below.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got a Brand New Blues EP For You, Along With Our AOW and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ‘Live’ Later, January 17, 2023

Another Tuesday Bluesday rolls around today and we’ve got our new ‘Best of Louisiana Blues’ EP to start the day off, giving you five hours of uninterrupted bayou blues. After that, it’s B.B. King and Friends along with the original bluesy Fleetwood Mac.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists NEW!

We kick it off early today with our brand new blues EP featuring Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo, Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Roy Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King and Friends

This is the second airing of this great live blues album featuring B. B. King with Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 1970

This is the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green at the helm, back when they were a blues band. This one is live from The Warehouse in New Orleans.

Nearly all of our blues music today comes to us from New Orleans, and that’s a good thing. New Orleans is a spectacular musical hotbed all the way around with a variety of musical styles, the blues being just one of them. We’ve got more coming from New Orleans later on this year. But let me reiterate that before, in between and after we give you that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Tune us in.

It’s Both a Mudcrutch AND Macca Monday Here in The Lounge With Some ‘Live’ Poco In Between. The Ultimate Sandwich on January 16, 2023.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., day freedom fighters. We’ve got a great day of music here in the lounge and we’ve created the ultimate cookie for you today with Macca and Mudcrutch as the start and the finish and ‘live’ Poco in between.

Here’s your Monday-Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

It’s the beginning of another work week here in the world, and we’ve got some great music on tap to ease you in, starting with McCartney In the Spotlight. This guy has made so much music over his long career that this playlist only touches the surface, focusing mostly on his work with The Beatles and Wings and just a bit of his solo stuff. We’re planning a second playlist down the road.

3:00 p.m. Poco Live at Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, November 2, 1973

This is one sweet country-rock band that is sometimes overlooked on the spectrum, but shouldn’t be. We’re working on beefing up their presence in our rotation but, in the meantime, we’ve got this great live performance that was broadcast live on KBFH-FM.

7:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness! The Complete Collection

We close the programming by giving you Mudcrutch Monday Madness, the full collection of songs ever made by Tom Petty’s ‘other’ band. It’s actually the band that he left Gainesville with as he headed off to California and fame. This was the band that morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, more on the country side than the rock n’ roll side. Enjoy. It was a great band.

I don’t know what it’s doing where you are, but it’s finally snowing here. But the weather gods says it’s going to be little to no accumulation as it will turn to rain as the temperature rises. Either way, it’s my day off and I’m hunkering down here in The Mermaid Lounge and putting on my listening ears. You should do the same.

We’re Keeping It Simple On this Fine Sunday. B.B. King & Friends Own Our AOW and The Women of Music Take Over Mid-Afternoon With the ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, January 15, 2022

Happy Sunday, kids! It’ll be a fine day here as we keep the programming simple with plenty of Open Stream! B. B. King and his friends own the Album of The Week, and we also have our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP in the afternoon to take you into the evening.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King & Friends NEW!

Back in 1987, B. B. King and his friends decided to make a ‘live’ blues album as they were recorded at the Ebony Showcase Theater in L.A. His friends included blues greats like Etta James, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and several more. We bring this great album to you today!

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

One of our absolute favorite days is the one where the women of music take over the airwaves here for several hours of music that encompasses all musical styles (there are some exclusions but we don’t need to list them if you’re a listener). To this day, the women of music get the short end of the stick on many radio stations, but not this one. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, 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, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield and more!

We are good to go here in The Mermaid Lounge. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, so why not kick off your shoes and settle down in your favorite chair. Give yourself a treat by tuning us in. We’re totally free. It’s as simple as clicking on the button below.

Today It’s a New ‘Live’ Show by The Pretenders, Our ‘Out in The Cold’ Playlist and the Final Airing of Laura Nyro as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter, Friday, January 13, 2023

Good Morning, Global Family! Forget that it’s Friday the 13th. No bad luck here in The Mermaid Lounge; just great music 24/7 every day of the week at no cost to you! We’ve got a great lineup for you today starting with The Pretenders.

Here’s your Friday the 13th lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Pretenders Live at Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany, June 23, 2009 NEW!

Chrissie Hynde is a force of nature and a real pioneer in the world of rock and it spills over into her great band. Today we have our very first ‘live’ Pretenders playlist from Germany.

3:00 p.m. Out in The Cold: Various Artists

We haven’t aired this one in a while and it’s about time. Of course, it’s not just about the cold weather. It’s about all weather. Here in the Boston area, we’re feeling the effects of global warming. It has not been cold at all. You will hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Albert King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Johnny Rivers, James Taylor & Carole King, Bill Withers, Cream, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Michael Murphy, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra and more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Laura Nyro FINAL AIRING!

Laura Nyro left us all far too early, but she left a legacy of musical genius that cannot be denied. Many recorded her songs over the years from The Fifth Dimension to Barbra Streisand, but there is nothing like hearing Laura Nyro sing her own compositions. See for yourself tonight.

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