BLUES WEEK Begins With Albert King’s Album of The Week, and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, Sunday, September 20, 2020

Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge beginning a week of the blues. Today, we begin with Albert King taking Album of The Week Honors, and a nostalgic visit to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Eric Clapton and Keith Richards at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King NEW!

Keeping with the Blues Week theme, this week’s Album of The Week is Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign, a compilation album released in 1967 on the Stax label. It was recorded from March 1966 to June 1967. King played with two house bands for this album, Booker T. & The MGs and the Memphis Horns.

4:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Guests: The Crossroads Guitar Festival Revisited

We have nearly four hours of music here from Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals, a series of benefit concerts to raise money for the Crossroads Centre, a drug rehabilitation center in Antigua.

Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark, Jr., The Robert Cray Band, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, and Carlos Santana are just some of the musicians taking part.

Join us for Blues Week. Then stick around after. It only gets better from there. We promise. For free.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers, Some Badass Guitarists, and Our Album of The Week, September 15, 2020

Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with our friends The Allman Brothers Band. We’ve also got some badass guitarists up later on along with our Album of the Week!

Duane and Gregg Allman

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesay line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Allman Brothers Band Live at Woodstock ’94, August 14, 1994 NEW!

Duane Allman was already long gone by the time Woodstock ’94 rolled around, but the Allman Brothers Band managed to carry on proudly in his name for many years. Today we have their performance from Woodstock ’94.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter was a successful singer-songwriter, as well as a background and harmony singer for Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and many others. She inspired Steve Winwood’s Valerie as well as Jackson Browne’s That Girl Could Sing. Find out why.

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

Some of the best pickers in the business, including Mike Campbell, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lowell George, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bonnie Raitt.

We’re sitting right here in The Mermaid Lounge waiting for you to tune us in. Let’s go. Come on. You know you want to.

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The Final Airing of REVOLVER, Traffic Live at Woodstock ’94, Queen in The Spotlight, and Tonight’s Live Dead on Saturday, September 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! As usual, it’s a pretty busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today, we wish Freddie Mercury a happy birthday with a special Spotlight edition.

Traffic-Woodstock 94

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles   FINAL AIRING!

Today, we bid Revolver a fond farewell. Tomorrow, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week on the blog.

3:00 p.m.      Traffic Live at Woodstock ’94

Woodstock ’94 sure wasn’t the original, but anywhere Bob Dylan and Traffic show up to play can’t be all bad.

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

Today, we’ wish Freddie Mercury a Happy Birthday. If he were alive today, he’d be 72 years old, the oldest member of the classic Queen line-up. Although he passed in 1991, Queen’s music lives on.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, November 7, 1969   NEW!

Another new airing of Live Dead, this one from 1969 at The Fillmore West. I have no idea how many times the band played at The Fillmore, but I promise you no two shows were ever the same. As usual.

I know. Here I go again, like a broken record. It’s time, people, to tune in a station that doesn’t charge you for music. That would be #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Just hit the link below.

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Both The Foo Fighters and Marvin Gaye in The Spotlight, and Monterey Pop is Our Summer of Love Extravaganza on Friday, August 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got something for everybody today from The Mermaid Lounge, highlighted by the Monterey International Pop Festival!

Otis Redding

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The Foo Fighters

The Foos started as Dave Grohl’s one-man project after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of Nirvana. The rest, as they say, is legend.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye    NEW!

Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Marvin Gaye helped shape the Motown sound, earning himself a string of hits along with the title,  The Prince of Motown. Today, we give him his due.

7:00 p.m.     The Best of The Summer of Love! The Monterey International Pop Festival  NEW!

Before Woodstock in 1969, there was the Monterey International Pop Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California from June 16-18, 1967. The Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Grateful Dead, The Mamas & The Papas and many others all graced the stage. It also marked the introduction of Otis Redding to the world.

Yeah, baby. This is a great music day to figure out what we’re all about. Join us. We’re free. Always. We’re about as outside the system as you can get. We’re perfect for you.

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Bonnie Raitt Live in Germany, An Entire Clapton & Friends Crossroads Guitar Festival, The Ungovernables Report, Sunday, November 3, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It may seem like a light day musically, but that would be an incorrect assumption.

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival

11:00 a.m.     The Ungovernables Report

Sarah Freels has returned and Adam Rice carries on.

2:00 p.m.       Bonnie Raitt Live in Germany (1992)

4:00 p.m.       Eric Clapton & Friends: The Crossroads Guitar Festival 

The 2019 event was the first time in six years the festival has returned. This particular version was pretty spectacular with over three hours of incredible music, and performances from some of the greatest bands and rockers of all time. The playlist will be on the blog prior to the broadcast, and will provide the detail.

The rest of the day is dedicated to open streaming great music from our vast library.

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Ronstadt, The Dead, and Monterey Pop, Along With a New Heartbreakers Playlist, Monday, October 28, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re cooking now as we make our way to the end of Tom Petty month. We’ll go out with a bang with some new music, starting today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Linda Ronstadt: Live in Hollywood (1980)

The only actual Ronstadt-approved live album ever released, and it didn’t happen until 2019. It was well worth the wait.

2:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Under the Covers (New!)

The Heartbreakers have to be the best cover band alive. Here’s some more stuff they didn’t write, but still made their own.

5:00 p.m.      The Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32

9:00 p.m.      The Monterey International Pop Festival

Before Woodstock, there was Monterey with Otis Redding, The Byrds, the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and more!

This isn’t rocket science, this is music!

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Dr. John in the Spotlight; The House Play List Beckons; and New Petty Live on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back in the saddle here and we have some great new material for you!

 

Here’s your planned programming line-up:

2:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Musical Legacy of Dr. John

Dr. John passed this year, but his great New Orleans sound lives on forever.

5:00 p.m.     The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

9:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at Winterland (12/31/78)

As this year’s Petty Party winds down, we’ve got new live material to share with you.

Pull up a tab and join the party!

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Programming for Thursday, August 29, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today, the very day we debut The Ungovernable Report!

Abby Martin with Richard Wolff

9:00 a.m.   DEBUT: The Ungovernable Report

With Sarah Freels, Terri O’Connor, and Adam Rice.

10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

1:00 p.m.   Abby Martin and Richard Wolff on Socialism

Understanding socialism is the topic, and I think it’s a good one. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

4:00 p.m.   Mudcrutch Madness!

The band that left Gainesville, Florida, for the big city (Los Angeles) would eventually morph in to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This band includes Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of the current Heartbreakers.

7:00 p.m.   Abby Martin with Peter Joseph

Now that we understand Socialism, it’s time to kill capitalism.

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Programming for Monday, August 26, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin another work week in the Land of Enslavement. Here is your scheduled programming on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

The Desert Rose Band

10:00 a.m.   Selections From The Concert for George

One year after George Harrison’s death, his friends and family members gathered at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a celebration of his life and music.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: War is a Force Which Gives Us Meaning

Hedges delves into the American psyche and tries to make sense of our affinity for war.

4:00 p.m.    Emmylou Harris & The Desert Rose Band: Bluegrass Festival

In 1986, Emmylou Harris fronted The Desert Rose Band for some traditional bluegrass. The Desert Rose Band consisted of Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Herb Pederson (The Eagles) and bluegrass man John Jorgenson.

7:00 p.m.     Robert F. Kennedy: The 1968 Election Speech Given at Townhall

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Programming for Friday, August 16, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables, and welcome to our Woodstock Weekend Extravaganza!

Crocker

10:00 a.m.   Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love & Music

We have over four hours of live music from the original Woodstock festival in honor of its 50th anniversary, featuring artists like Joe Cocker, the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.

4:00 p.m.      Martin Luther King’s Opposition to the Viet Nam War

In keeping with the spirit of peace, we listen to MLK on why  he says no to Viet Nam.

7:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young

CSN3

Woodstock ’69 marked the debut of a very young band named Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was the beginning of a musical legacy. We celebrate their birth today In the Spotlight.