Monday Rolls Around Again With John Prine In The Spotlight, Clapton’s Baloise Sessions, and The Beatles, May 17, 2021

It’s the beginning of another challenging work week here, and we in The Mermaid Lounge are up to the challenge with some great programming.

We’ve got The Beatles in their transformation state up at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Prine

We lost John Prine’s voice early in the COVID-19 battle. He had already been fighting cancer and just couldn’t withstand another illness on top of it. But John Prine left behind a great musical legacy, his compositions a combination of wit and introspection. Today we put him In the Spotlight where he belongs.

3:00 p.m. Eric Clapton Live in Basel, Switzerland: The Baloise Sessions, November 13-14, 2013

Eric Clapton’s Baloise Session performances from 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. Joining him on stage in his band were Andy Fairweather-Low (vocals, guitar), Paul Carrack (vocals, keyboard), Henry Spinetti (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboard), and Michelle John and Sharon White (backing vocals).

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Transformative Years

Along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles are our reigning house band. We work very hard to try not to overplay either band or show favoritism, and this is difficult. However, sometimes I feel like we are remiss in playing them also. Tonight’s playlist covers songs from Rubber Soul through Magical Mystery Tour.

This selection is a great kick off to the work week. Join your friends from around the world in The Mermaid Lounge. This morning we have listeners from Italy, Japan, the Faroe Islands, the Netherlands, Spain, the Russian Federation and others, Were free 24/7 and we play the best music on the planet.

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Today’s NOLA Treat? The Magnolia Sisters! We’ve Also Got Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Updated All-Girl Revue Too, on Friday, February 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today is a very exciting day here in The Mermaid Lounge as we feature The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun music band. We’ve also got Creedence and our newly-updated All-Girl Revue Too.

The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun band.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Magnolia Sisters Live at The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, May 23, 2015 NEW!

This amazing collection of women is anchored by Ann Savoy (pronounced sa’vwa), perhaps one of the most accomplished musicians on the planet that nobody ever really heard of. I urge you to read about her here, and to check out her website here. This is the kind of stuff I live for. I first heard her when she recorded with Linda Ronstadt as The Zozo Sisters. They made a brilliant Grammy-award nominated album together called Adieu False Heart. This collaboration marked the first time Savoy recorded in English. Ever since then, I’ve been on a hunt for her music and was able to score two CDs by The Magnolia Sisters. These were added to the station’s standard rotation last evening. The hunt continues until I am satisfied, as she has also recorded with her husband, her children, and with her swing band, Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

One of my all-time favorite bands here. It’s only fitting that we play them during our New Orleans Mardi Gras week. Here we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they were born on the bayou (pun intended, of course).

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too UPDATED!

This was the second all-woman playlist we ever put together for the radio station, and I spent time yesterday updating and expanding the selection. We are continually amazed how women are ignored in the music world, and we intend to increase our focus on female singers and musicians. In this playlist, you will hear Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Linda Ronstadt, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Emmylou Harris, Laura Nyro, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon and more!

This is a great day to tune us in. Authentic Cajun music is underappreciated, and to be exposed to it via an all-woman band is even better. We are free. We do not require a “subscription,” your credit card, or your personal information. All you need to do is click the link below.

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Roy Orbison In the Spotlight, The Final Airing of Moondog Matinee, Selections From Monterey Pop, and Tonight’s Live Dead, Saturday, December 26, 2020

Well, Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we kick off some new playlists to carry us into the New Year!

Five-octave Roy Orbison, the man with the golden voice.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Roy Orbison NEW!

We’ve got all the Roy you want here, from his outstanding solo career right up on through his time as a member of The Traveling Wilburys with friends George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan, the best damned super group on the planet. Ever. Enjoy this one.

The set list is up under our Playlist tab. Simply scroll to the bottom!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondog Matinee by The Band FINAL AIRING!

We’re closing out Moondog Matinee today. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week ready to go!

6:00 p.m. Selections From the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, June 17-19, 1967

Since today marks the day the rockumentary hit the theaters back in 1968, we thought we’d commemorate the precursor to Woodstock by playing some tunes from the festival.

The set list is also up under the Playlist tab. Again, just scroll down.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, April 12, 1986 NEW!

Another new ‘Live Dead’ offering for this week. We’ve played no duplicates here since this little extravaganza began, and we will go as long as we can with new material! This one comes from the now-demolished Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.

Tune us in, people. No commercials. No credit card required. No memberships. No personal information. What’s the matter? That make you nervous?

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Lounge and We’ve Got EC’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Highlights and Moondog Matinee, on December 22, 2020

Good Morning, Blues Lovers! This is your day. Today we’ve got a great mix of material for you to hear, including sprinkles of Three-in-a-Row’s along the way from the likes of B.B. King, Janis Joplin, and others!

Eric Clapton with Derek Trucks and friends at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Eric Clapton & Friends: The Crossroads Guitar Festival Revisited

Up first is nearly four hours of great music. Let’s call it a smorgasboard of songs culled from Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals over the years. You’ll hear the cream of the crop like, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., The Robert Cray Band, Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Doyle Bramhall II, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondog Matinee by The Band

Again, it’s kismet. This week’s Album of The Week, Moondog Matinee, just happens to be The Band’s homage to R & B and the blues. It fits just perfectly with today.

In between, we have Open Stream, uninterrupted by idle chatter and commercials, and seasoned with Three-in-a-Row’s from the likes of B.B. King, Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers Band, and Lucinda Williams.

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It’s a (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday Again, With a Sprinkling of T-PATH Later On, October 7, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers. Today’s the day you get a taste of what we’re all about on Open Stream, until later in the day when we most heartily welcome Tom Petty and his bandmates.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – APRIL 28: Tom Petty performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Here’s todays line-up:

5:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Wildflowers & All The Rest, The New Releases

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers Project will come to fruition this month, and we eagerly await it here in The Mermaid Lounge. Here are the five songs that have been released to Tom Petty Radio on Sirius-XM to date.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 28, 2012

Tom Petty and his bandmates performed live at the yearly New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival every spring. This one is from 2012.

Tune us in, people. We’re (mostly) Open Stream all day today, with a little interlude from the house band later in the day.

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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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