We Visit the Petty Archive for Some B-Sides, Introduce the New Album of the Week, and Pay Tribute to Little Richard, on the Mother of All Sundays, May 10, 2020

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.

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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.

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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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New Music Added to the Standard Rotation This Past Weekend!

Good Evening, Ungovernables! Just a quick note here to let you know that we added about 400 new songs to the rotation yesterday from several different artists.

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Here are the additions!

  • Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  • Steppenwolf
  • Del Shanon
  • Tim Hardin
  • Guy Clark
  • Tom Rush
  • Ike & Tina Turner
  • Sam Cooke
  • The Association
  • Jackie DeShannon

We keep the pipeline primed, and are now circulating about 22,729 songs out of a total library of about 50,000.

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Dylan and Harrison, New “Live” Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon in the Spotlight, and Songs About My Favorite Color, Monday, March 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are working on uploading lots of new stuff, some rare, some we simply didn’t know still existed. Today, we’ve got some new Bonnie Raitt.

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Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan & George Harrison Almost Went to See Elvis!

According to legend, Elvis stood them up. In fact, according to Dylan, they were supposed to record with Elvis and they stood him up. Nobody will ever know the truth. Maybe.

2:00 p.m.      Bonnie Raitt: Live at the Troubadour (1972)  NEW PLAYLIST!

One from the vault at the legendary Troubadour, where many of her compatriots also got their start.

5:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

9:00 p.m.      All About Blue: Various Artists

I never realized how many songs contained the  name of my favorite color until I got the idea for this playlist!

Tune in. Smoke a bone. Take the edge off. You won’t regret it.

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It’s Wide Open Stream on Wednesday, February 5, 2020!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got Wide Open Wednesday today, as we showcase the new music we’ve added to the rotation!

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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:

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“An American Treasure,” The Year 1966 in Soul Music, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck Live on Friday, January 24, 2020

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.

 

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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!

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With a Heftier Rotation, It’s Open Stream All Day on Monday, January 20, 2020

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.

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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.

Hang out with us today. It won’t cost you a cent.

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We’ve Added Some Great, New Music to the Rotation!

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.

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Special Addition to Tuesday (12/10) Programming, and New Standard Rotation Music

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. 

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Today we honor Otis Redding by introducing In the Spotlight: The Music of Otis Redding at 6 p.m. EST. www.tinyurl.com/becomeungovernableradio

 

New Music Additions to the Standard Rotation!

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:

  • Clarence Carter
  • Alison Krauss (with and without Union Station)
  • Hank Williams Sr.
  • John Fogerty
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  • Karla Bonoff
  • John Mayall

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!

 

Lennon & Petty = Birthday Boys, Ronstadt, and Music From Big Pink, Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, Mr. Petty shares the birthday spotlight with a legend named Lennon.

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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

One of the greatest albums of all time for sure.

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