Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. My daughter always says “Mother’s only half a word in our house.” She wasn’t kidding either.
Here’s your Mother’s Day lineup!
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides
Yes, with and without the Heartbreakers. Mostly with, though. Listen, their B-sides are better than most bands’ A-sides. And that’s no lie, as you will see if you tune in.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Band. By The Band. NEW!
The band that began as Bob Dylan’s back-up band went on to become one of the most influential bands of its generation, and delivered the goods every time out. This effort came after Music From Big Pink, another great musical achievement. But this one saw Robbie Robertson take charge, and the The Band took a huge leap forward.
The Band, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Beatles, remains one of #BecomeUngovernable’s favorite house bands.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard NEW!
Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, was a rock n’ roll pioneer who broke down many barriers in his lifetime. He influenced many who came after him, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, whose early efforts were steeped in rhythm & blues. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87, and today we pay tribute to his greatness.
It’s Mother’s Day. Tune us in. You won’t regret it.
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.
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:
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got Wide Open Wednesday today, as we showcase the new music we’ve added to the rotation!
Some of the new acts we’ve added include Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville, Leon Russell, NRBQ, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Widespread Panic, and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
We’ve also added to some artists already in the rotation, including Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney (with and without Wings, The Beatles), The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Lucinda Williams, and Tommy James & The Shondells.
Tune us in. We’re up to 21, 496 songs and counting:
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some brand new stuff coming up today, as we feature the posthumous Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers boxed set, An American Treasure.
Here’s your line-up for Friday”
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: An American Treasure (2018)
Released posthumously after Petty’s untimely death, this box set comprises outtakes, never-before-released music (check out Lonesome Dave and Keep A Little Soul), and alternate recordings of some of your favorites. This was a labor of love by his bandmates, his daughters and his wife.
5:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1966: Various Artists
Some of the best, like Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, The Four Tops, Joe Tex, Lee Dorsey and Wicked Wilson Pickett!
9:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck: The Fire Meets The Fury
Waste no more time! Tune us in as soon as you can!
Good Morning, Ungovernables, and happy Martin Luther King day. We added about a thousand new songs over this past weekend, so we’re definitely up for an open stream day here today.
We’ve added several new artists in The Cranberries, Jimmy Buffett, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Toots & The Maytals, The Smithereens, The Velvet Underground, James Taylor, Lulu (“Darling”), King Crimson, Kris Kristofferson, Professor Longhair, and Duane Allman.
We’ve also fattened up the selections of Grace Slick by adding her work with The Great Society, J.D. Souther, Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Loggins & Messina, The Animals, and more “live” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Grateful Dead.
We’ve been busy over the past couple of weeks, sourcing and adding new music to the standard #BecomeUngovernable Radio rotation. We currently have about 20,000 songs rotating, with about 30K in the cue waiting.
Some of the new additions include Pink Floyd, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Dillard & Clark, Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, Sam & Dave, The Undertakers, and Lesley Gore.
We have also added a couple of new Grateful Dead gigs for our Saturday night “Live Dead” shows, and have added to the libraries of Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Jeff Walker and others.
On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding was killed when the twin-engine Beechcraft he was riding in crashed in the icy waters of Lake Monona, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Redding was just 26 years old, and had just recorded his only number one hit, (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay three days before his death.
It’s not uncommon for us to go on music hunts to find new stuff. We did that with Otis Redding and were able to add material we had not seen when we first began uploading to this station. We have added it to the standard rotation. In addition, we added these new artists over the past several days:
Alison Krauss (with and without Union Station)
Hank Williams Sr.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
We also added to the Tom Petty and Grateful Dead libraries.
We have new shows on tap, and we will announce one of these by the weekend. The only way you hear about this is by following the blog, folks!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, Mr. Petty shares the birthday spotlight with a legend named Lennon.
Here’s the line-up:
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt
If, by chance, you haven’t seen The Sound of My Voice yet, you’d best hurry. It is not to be missed.
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon
From the Beatles, to the Plastic Ono Band, to his solo career, we salute one of the greatest of all time. The playlist includes the original demo version of Imagine in addition to the final released version. Happy Birthday, John.
6:00 p.m. Petty Theft: The Covers
Not only was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers one of the greatest rock n’roll bands of all time, but they just may have been the greatest cover band of all time. Here they work over everyone from Chuck Berry to The Grateful Dead.
10:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & The Band: Music From Big Pink