BLUES WEEK continues! Johnny Winter at The Bottom Line, The J. Geils Band in The Spotlight, and our Albert King AOW, Tuesday, September 22, 2020

We have da blues all week long here from The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got an interesting selection for you today, to say the least.

Johnny Winter was the real deal, people.

Here’s today’s high-energy line-up:

11:00 a.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978

Johnny Winter was the real deal, but perhaps not in the traditional sense. He is known for his distinctive blues-rock style, and his live performances of the late 60s and the 70s are legendary. He also produced three Grammy award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Today we have him live at The Bottom Line.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King

If you missed the first airing on Sunday, here’s another opportunity to hear our Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The J. Geils Band

Some purists may turn their nose up at this selection, but that’s why I run the station. No matter what they tell you, this was Boston’s original party band, and they were once known as the J. Geils Blues Band before they made their crossover. No matter, they were the masters of blues rock, and when they were on stage, there was nobody like them.

It’s a day, isn’t it? So, why not tune us in. Doesn’t matter what time you choose…unless, of course, you want to hear our programming. Otherwise, we run 24/7, For free.

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Oooh Wheee! We’re Under The Influence Listening to The Soul Queens, Live Dead, and Our AOW, Saturday, September 19, 2020

Good Morning, Musical Minions! This is our usual active Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge. And I promise you a really good time.

Yeah, baby!

Here’s today’s very active line up!

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

You know, we’ve all been under the influence at one time or another. Some of it legal. Some of it not so legal. Don’t lie now. Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Bob Marley, and many others will be attesting to that fact.

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

The final airing of The Lost Tapes, but never fear. Valerie Carter is a favorite here and you’ll be hearing more of her. Tomorrow, when you wake up, we’ll have a brand new Album of The Week to kick off Blues Week!

7:00 p.m. The Soul Queens, Volume One: Various Artists

Yes. There is an official Queen here. Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul. But there are others helping her out: Irma Thomas, Carla Thomas, Etta James, Barbara Lewis, Ann Peebles, The Shirelles, The Ronettes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and more.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The San Francisco Civic Auditorium, December 30, 1983 NEW!

This is not to be confused with the December 28th show which we aired a few months ago. As we all know, no two shows are ever the same with The Dead.

So, what are you doing today? Hey, I’m slaving in retail hell. My last day before my official “weekend” begins. But you could be here enjoying all this great music. All it takes is a tab and the link below. No shit. Nothing else.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, the DJ’s Favorite R & B Stream, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some great stuff on tap today here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re wishing Heartbreakers’ bassist Ron Blair a belated birthday!

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 16, 2002

We’re a day late, but today we are celebrating Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair’s 72nd birthday (yesterday). He was an original founding member of the group who left, then came back after the death of Howie Epsein.

Their concert in 2002 after the release of The Last DJ, and turned out to be one of their strongest concerts ever.

The set list for this show appears under the Playlist tab on the blog.

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

Another airing of this great collection of never-before-released songs by the little girl with the big voice. Valerie Carter is a joy to behold.

7:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite R & B Stream

We’ve got a great couple of hours of music here, including cuts from The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Martha & The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Bill Withers and many more!

This is about 7 hours of programming in a 24-hour day. The rest and in between is all wide-open streaming of the best music of your lives. No lie. We’re free. No commercials. And no useless chatter.

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It’s Simply Sunday! It’s Our Sixties Weekend & We Have a Great New Album of The Week, September 13, 2020

Good morning, music lovers everywhere! We have listeners all over Europe and Asia, and we’re adding new locations every week. Where the hell are all you U.S. listeners? Still paying for you music to avoid advertising?

Today we give you five hours of our Sixties Rotation, Volume 1! Non-stop. No commercials!

Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes of Valerie Carter NEW!

Known primarily as a “session singer” and background vocalist to most (not all), Valerie Carter was so much more than that. Her debut album, Just a Stone’s Throw, was produced by Little Feat’s Lowell George in 1977. She went on to release several more widely acclaimed albums. She was not only a singer, but a songwriter. She wrote Cook With Honey, which was a hit for someone named Judy Collins.

Back in 1995, I saw Linda Ronstadt in concert at Boston’s Orpheum Theater. Valerie Carter was the opening act, and she was a perfect fit. Ronstadt was dead on that night as well. But the best part of the night was when they were on the stage together.

A recent discovery of recordings that were never released has been transformed into this week’s Album of The Week, The Lost Tapes. Musicians and vocalists like Lowell George, Fred Tackett, Bill Payne, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson appear in testament to her immense talent. Valerie Carter: The little girl with the big voice.

3:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

The playlist that began our monthly focus on The Sixties. We now have two such playlists and are working on a third. Starts at 3:00 p.m. today and runs for a little over five hours. No advertising. No interruptions except for a couple of station I.D.s. No shit.

Get it together, people. You can either settle for “free” radio which is nothing more than an advertising venue and a lot of boring DJ chatter, pay for access to keep these slugs off. Or get it all for free like it used to be. Your choice.

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It’s a Busy Saturday Courtesy of Van Morrison & Joni Mitchell, Our Final Airing of our AOW, and Live Dead! on September 12, 2020

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! Saturdays are usually busier than weekdays, and this is no exception. We have some great programming on tap wrapped around the 24/7 airing of the best music on the planet.

The multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist genius known as Van Morrison.

Here’s your line-up for Saturday:

11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, July 30, 1983

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has combined folk, jazz, pop and rock over the years to deliver an amazing library of music. She just announced the birth of the Joni Mitchell Archives, a series of boxed sets that include her earliest-recorded work will be released over the next several years. I can tell you this is much anticipated here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic

This will be the final airing of this week’s Album of the Week. Tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new one on the blog.

6:00 p.m. Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 6, 1979

Again, another singer-songwriter who defies the conventional, and he has also built an incredible body of work that began in the sixties with the British blues band, Them. The concert delivered on this date is classic Van Morrison.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The McNicols Sports Arena, Denver, CO, December 14, 1990 NEW!

This Saturday’s Live Dead! is another strong outing by the world’s ultimate jam band. No two shows were ever the same, even on the same tour. Enjoy.

What you waiting for? I keep saying it: Free. 24/7. No commercials. No politicians. No chatter. Just music and a few station IDs. End of story.

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Otis Redding & The Pretenders in The Spotlight, and The Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Tour on Monday, September 7, 2020

Here we are again on Labor Day. This isn’t about waving flags. This is a day to thank the labor movement for the  advances they made for the working class. Period. Now, let’s get on with the music portion of the program.

Today, we are celebrating two birthdays, Chrissie Hynde (69 years) of The Pretenders, and Benmont Tench (67 years) of The Heartbreakers. Long may they run.

Tom Petty 30th Anniversary Tour Ticket

Here’s today’s musical line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert, The  Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville: September 21, 2006

This is undoubtedly one of the finest Tom Petty tours ever, and the Gainesville performance was absolutely brilliant. The band was dead “on” that night. We air this today in honor of Benmont Tench’s 67th birthday.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Otis Redding

No big event here. It was just time to run Otis Redding’s amazing playlist again. “The Big O” made his debut at The Monterey International Pop Festival back in June of 1967. On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding died in a plane crash, joining Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix in the 27 Club.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders

One of the most outstanding things to happen to music during this time frame was The Pretenders, a really kick-ass band led by Chrissie Hynde, an often-overlooked rock pioneer. Today we celebrate her 69th birthday.

It’s a holiday. Good day to tune us in. I mean, really. We’re totally free. We don’t even ask your  frackin’ name. No credit card required. Best of all, we’re 24/7 with no commercials and no political bullshit.

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It’s Friday and The British Are Coming! The Only British Invasion Worth Remembering Happens Today, September 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we  have Wide Open Stream until 11:00 a.m. EST, when we begin airing The British Are Coming, more than five uninterrupted hours of British Invasion (and beyond) music.

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Here are some of the artists you’ll be hearing:

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Kinks
  • The Dave Clark Five
  • The Who
  • Queen
  • Eric Clapton
  • The Pretenders
  • Cream
  • Lulu
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Jeff Beck
  • Pink Floyd
  • Them (featuring Van Morrison)
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Faces
  • The Searchers

and many more. So, tune us in, people. You will not regret it.

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The Band Live in Asbury Park, The All-Girl Revue Too, and REVOLVER Highlight Thursday, September 3, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a great line-up today from The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re firing on all cylinders right from the start!

the Band

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Band: Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976

The started as Bob Dylan’s back-up band, and the rest is history. The Band left us an amazing volume of just plain great fucking music, from their hits to their deep cuts. That’s why we love them here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles

No matter who you talk to about Beatle albums, the consensus is that this was a vast turning point for the band from all perspectives.

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

We’re back with an updated version of The All-Girl Revue Too. Hear Norah Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Laura Nyro, Chi Coltrane, Etta James and more!

It’s a beauty of a day to give us a shot. So, don’t fuck this up.

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Deb’s Stream Offers Up The Animals, Emmylou Harris Rarities Are On Tap, and John Fogerty Live From Red Rocks Later On, Monday, August 31, 2020

It’s another happy Monday here in paradise, but it doesn’t have to suck, people. Find refuge here in The Mermaid Lounge with #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

I don’t know if I’m alone in this phenomenon, but sometimes I hear Emmylou Harris and say, “Wow, I forgot that one because nobody ever plays it!” Well, we play them here, and we’re giving them to you today.

2:00 p.m.     Deb’s Stream: Absolutely the Animals!

The Animals have been around since the early sixties, and they are one badass British rhythm & blues band. The band was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, but moved to London when they finally took hold in 1964. Eric Burdon is a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m.      John Fogerty’s 50-Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, June 20, 2019  NEW! 

In 2019, John Fogerty celebrated Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50-year anniversary of their appearance at Woodstock (the original, of course) with an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful of all concert venues on the planet. We love both John Fogerty and Creedence here in The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy!

It’s Monday. Give yourself a break. Pull up a tab and click the link below. That’s really all it takes.

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The Beatles Own the New Album of The Week, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Chicago, and The Psychedelic Express Passes Through, Sunday, August 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We move out of the Summer of Love celebration, but it never really goes away because it’s the very DNA for this station.

The Electric Prunes

We’re putting a caption here because you probably won’t recognize these guys. But The Electric Prunes made one of the greatest psychedelic songs of the sixties. You’ll have to tune in tonight to find out what it is.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Revolver by The Beatles   NEW!

Revolver was the seventh studio album by The Beatles, the greatest band in rock n’ roll history. It resulted in the double A-side single of Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine. It was also the Beatles’ last recording project before their retirement as a touring band. This album was amazing on so many levels, and it signaled a metamorphosis in the Beatles’ music going forward. Many articles have been written about the album, all worth reading. In short, it is considered one of the most influential releases in modern music history because of the vast range of musical styles covered and the technology employed. The songwriting also took a leap forward. Although much is made of Harrison’s later contributions to The Beatles’ repertoire, Taxman was actually George Harrison’s breakthrough song.

3:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Vic Theatre, Chicago, April 19, 2003

One of my all-time favorite live performances delivered by The Heartbreakers right here for all of you to enjoy along with me.

7:00 p.m.    The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists   NEW!

Yes, the Summer of Love festivities formally ended yesterday, but it’s always the Summer of Love here. That’s the DNA for this radio station. So, today, we cover something we did not get to over the past two weeks or so. It’s a doozie, as my mother would say. The Electric Prunes, Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles and many more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. That sounds pretty good to me on a lazy, sunny Sunday. We’re free. We’re totally outside the system. And we’re commercial- and talking head-free.

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