Good Morning, Ungovernables! Tuesday Bluesday is back and we’re heading down Louisiana way for today’s offering. And it’s Ringo’s 80th birthday, and we pay respects to him, an often underrated very important cog in the Beatles’ musical wheel.
Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Songs NEW!
A simple four-drum kit was all Ringo needed to make his sound. If you watched the video I posted earlier on the #BecomeUngovernable Radio Facebook page, you’ll see that his peers revere that sound and try to recapture it. Ringo didn’t need to steal the show. He drummed to the level that the song required. He was never bigger than the song itself.
You can check out that great Ringo video here!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young
The release is finally here! Originally shelved in 1975, Neil Young’s 40th studio release, Homegrown, has hit the airwaves.
7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday: The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1
Today we do something a bit different and head down to N’awlins for some Louisiana Blues!
Like Ringo, #BecomeUngovernable Radio is never bigger than the music. We’re free. No advertising. No credit card required. No politics. No bullshit. Just music 24/7.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is our fifth day of bright sunshine this week! What the hell is going on? I’ll tell you what. Great music going on here.
Here’s your line-up for Thursday:
12:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy
Learn more about this beautiful album by clicking on the photo in the sidebar of this blog.
3:00 p.m. Skydog: The Legend of Duane Allman NEW!
Duane Allman was the leader of the greatest Southern rock band on the planet, but he was also a most wanted man on guitar. He played guitar for many, including Boz Scaggs, Laura Nyro, Derek & The Dominos, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, and many others.
7:00 p.m. Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists
Here we have another legend and rock n’roll pioneer. A New Orleans native, Antoine “Fats” Domino sold 65 million records during his career. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats had eleven top ten hits. He was quiet and humble, avoiding the limelight. This, no doubt, contributed to the fact that he is often overlooked.
Tune us in. You’ll hear stuff you aren’t going to hear anywhere else. I promise.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have a brand new Album of the Week, and it’s our Sixties Rotation Sunday!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy NEW!
Nobody can ever accuse Linda Ronstadt of resting on her laurels. She was always in pursuit of the next musical adventure. The absolute best thing about Ronstadt — at least for her true fans — was that she refused to have her music defined by anybody. To put it bluntly, she sang because she loved singing.
This album was released on July 25, 2006. It would be Ronstadt’s last studio album before her retirement in 2011, and her revelation about having Parkinson’s Disease. Her musical partner is the amazing Ann Savoy, a Cajun music singer with a band called The Magolia Sisters. Ronstadt is technically a soprano; Savoy an alto. They had made duets before for a Cajun tribute album. Here, they unite as The Zozo Sisters, and the result is stunning.
Absolute Fact: Linda Ronstadt’s ultimate desire was to be part of an all-girl band. Those were the kinds of projects she sought out for herself.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday!
We’re back with five hours of musical programming that defined a generation. From The Beatles, to The Kinks, to Barry McGuire, Lulu, Del Shannon, and Bob Dylan. It’s all here!
So, it’s Sunday. A day of rest. What are you going to do about that?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re got some interesting programming today, including a new live performance by Badfinger.
Here’s today’s programming!
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John
I find it hard to believe that people wouldn’t know Dr. John (aka, the Nitetripper) a man whose music defied labels by combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, funk and rock n’ roll.
3:00 p.m. Badfinger Live at the BBC 1972-1973 NEW!
Here I am in 2020, and I’m still a big-time Badfinger fan. This was, simply put, a band that made some great music. Had they not been screwed over by their manager, the sky was the limit (in the immortal words of Tom Petty).
6:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Band by The Band
The Band is a thing of beauty. There is nothing bad in their music catalogue, and they have withstood the test of time.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We say farewell to a couple of favorites here, but the New Orleans sound will become part of the rotation.
Here’s your Saturday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Down in N’Awlins Playlist
The final airing of this great three hours includes Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Neville Brothers, BeauSoleil, and many other great masters of the cajun/zydeco sound.
5:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
This is also the final airing of the debut album from the greatest supergroup of all time. Tomorrow, we will post a new choice on the blog.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead, Europe ’72: Wembley 4-8-72
We’re working our way through the full tour of Europe ’72. We did do Wembley last week, but that was from April 7. The beauty of The Dead is that they never played the same show twice on a tour.
Tune us in. You won’t regret it.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue our music excursion to New Orleans, with scheduled playlists from Jerry Lee Lewis and Wynton Marsalis.
Here’s your programming for today:
11:00 a.m. Johnny Cash with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Unchained
The boys help Cash produce a Grammy winner here!
2:00 p.m. Jerry Lee Lewis Live From Church Street Station in Orlando (1986)
5:00 p.m. Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, Live From Lincoln Center
Marsalis, born in New Orleans in 1961, joins Eric Clapton on stage at the Lincoln Center for some blues.
9:00 p.m. Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live”
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It beats voting.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have the great sounds of Allen Toussaint and Dr. John sandwiched around our Album of the Week and our House Playlist.
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Allen Toussaint
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John
Dr. John spent many years as a fixture on the New Orleans music scene. Hear his vast repertoire on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
9:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist
Hear from Barry McGuire, The Buffalo Springfield, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and many others!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re heading for Fat Tuesday as we begin our week-long tribute to the music and legends of New Orleans! And I might add that we have a pretty great new Album of the Week.
Here’s today’s planned programming:
12:00 p.m. The Bluesiana Triangle: The Combined Talents of Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman
Singing and playing Da Blues down in New Orleans, Louisiana!
3:00 p.m. BeauSoleil: Live From Louisiana!
Heralded as the best Cajun band ever, with David Doucet at the epicenter. BeauSoleil plays music rooted in the traditional folk tunes of the Cajuns and Creoles of Louisiana.
7:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
Released in 1988, and thus began a magical journey indeed for all of us with the Wilburys: Spike (George Harrison), Clayton (Jeff Lynne), Muddy (Tom Petty), Boo (Bob Dylan) and Lefty Jr. (Roy Orbison; named posthumously). There has not been another supergroup like it. There may not ever be.
This week begins a musical experience that extends far beyond the Mardi Gras, so be sure to tune us in!