Welcome to Midweek, Music Lovers! Last evening we worked on an expanded house playlist and we think you’re going to love it! Stick around and see for yourself!
Here’s your mid-week line-up:
11:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists NEWLY EXPANDED!
We spent some time on our house playlist and it definitely has that peace, love, understanding, social justice and revolution vibe. We’ve got a bunch of great artists including The Beatles, Country Joe & The Fish, CSNY, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Cat Stevens, James Brown, Sam Cooke, The Band, Woody Guthrie, Donovan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Lennon, Nina Simone, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Buffalo Springfield, Phil Ochs, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and many more! It is now officially one of our EP’s and another upgrade is in the wind for down the road.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Hollies
Undoubtedly one of the great British Invasion bands. We haven’t heard this one for a while, so it’s long overdue.
Before, in between and after we have wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Sounds like a pretty good day to open those ears to something completely different in radio!
Happy Friday, Musicolgists. We have what we believe is a great end to the work week this week. We’ve got a brand new extended playlist and later on, Emmylou Harris saves The Ryman from extinction. Read on.
Here’s your Friday programming:
12:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists NEW!
This one could have gone on for a few more hours…at least. In spite of what it sounds like, this isn’t a socio-political playlist. It’s simply songs with the word woman, lady or girl in the title and in the lyrics. In a collection of 27,000 songs, I can tell you there were plenty more that didn’t make this list. Yet. I didn’t want to get carried away. You’ll hear John Mayall, Van Morrison, The Smithereens, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Peter & Gordon, America, The Doors, Electric Light Orchestra, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, and many more!
The full set list for the concert is under the Playlist tab on this blog. Just scroll to the bottom.
7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Live at The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, Recorded Live April 30-May 2, 1991
By the time Emmylou Harris brought her newly-formed band to the fabled Ryman Auditorium in 1991, it had been dormant for nearly twenty years. Once the home of The Grand Old Opry, it’s heyday was just a memory. The Opry had moved on to bigger and better digs. Emmylou Harris changed all that. Her concerts at the Ryman were — for lack of a better word — brilliant. They were so critically acclaimed that she literally saved The Ryman single handedly.
Following Emmylou’s shows, a renewed interest was sparked in The Ryman. The building was completely renovated and has become a world class concert hall. And in case you’re wondering who The Nash Ramblers are:
Sam Bush on fiddle, mandolin and vocals
Roy Huskey, Jr. on double bass and vocals
Larry Atamanuik on drums
Al Perkins on banjo, guitar, resonator guitar, and vocals
John Randall Stewart on guitar, mandolin, and vocals
Then, of course, there’s Emmylou Harris, an artist and musician who continually seeks to make a difference with her music.
By the way, the set list for this particular concert is also on this blog under the Playlist tab. Again, just scroll to the bottom.
I say this every single day, but it’s a great day to tune us in. Emmylou Harris’ Ryman concert makes it worth the effort alone. (I can’t say it’s worth the price of admission because there is NO price of admission here in The Mermaid Lounge.) So, what are you waiting for?
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Harvest by Neil Young
Back again with Neil Young’s 1972 masterpiece which spawned the hits Old Man and Heart of Gold (which went to number one). It also boasts some great complimentary singers in Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills.
What more could you ask for? All of our Trifectas are brand new today, and we have more expansion planned down the road. Join your friends from the UK, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, The Russian Federation, The Faroe Islands, Canada, France, and the great Pacific Northwest of the U.S. this morning and tune us in. All you need is a computer tab and a finger to click the link below.
We’re kicking off the new week with some Wide Open Stream courtesy of the Music Mermaid, a siren of impeccable musical taste.
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Happy Sunday Funday here in the lounge, where we give you our Ladies Day Out long player and a brand new Album of The Week dedicated to a rock n’ roll pioneer.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute toFats Domino (Various Artists) NEW!
The man from New Orleans was truly a pioneer in rock n’ roll, and his contemporaries knew that. So did the bands he inspired. They got together to pay him tribute. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with an exceptional version of I’m Walkin’), Paul McCartney, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Los Lobos. Lucinda Williams, Art Neville, Robbie Robertson, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt & John Cleary, Norah Jones, Bruce Hornsby, John Lennon and many more.
3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists
At mid-afternoon, we turn the festivities over to the women of music. I hesitate to say rock n’ roll because so many genres are represented in this playlist. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde), Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Eva Cassidy, Lulu, Wendy Waldman, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Baez, Valerie Carter, Dolly Parton, Carla Thomas, Carole King, and so many more. This is five hours of uninterrupted music from The Mermaid Lounge, where women are decidedly not second class citizens.
It’s a great day here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we do hope you’ll join our friends from around the world and tune us in. Today we have lots of listeners from Germany, Belgium, France, the UK, Sweden, The Faroe Islands, Israel, Italy, Canada, and the Russian Federation. That’s because they have great musical taste.
Good Morning, Reggaeologists (that’s a new one). Today brings us a great live performance by The Wailers, and some other great stuff.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA May 26, 1976
Today we get some reggae on with The Legend himself, live from The Roxy. Marley was a pioneer in reggae music, fusing it with ska and rocksteady. He had his own distinctive singing and songwriting style.
3:00 p.m. Sam Cooke at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, January 12, 1963
Sam Cooke was a singer-songwriter who was one of the most influential soul artists of all time. He joined the Soul Stirrers as a vocalist in the early fifties, but went solo in 1957 and is responsible for a string of hits including A Change is Gonna’ Come, Bring It On Home To Me, Cupid, Twistin’ The Night Away, and Chain Gang. During his eight-year career, he released 29 singles that charted in Billboard’s Top 40, and 20 which charted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Black Singles chart.
7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume Two: Various Artists
As promised, we bring you volume two of this playlist tonight. In this volume, you’ll hear the handiwork of Albert Lee (The Hot Band), Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, George Harrison, Brian May, Andrew Gold, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal, Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, John Fogerty, Dickie Betts, David Gilmour and more!
Get your musical shit together and tune us in, people. We’re free 24/7 with no commercial interruption, and we play the best music of all time.
To say that many songs have been written about the night would be an understatement, and we prove it with our latest long-player today. It kind of…kept going…and going. Until I got tired, that is.
Here’s your Friday musical shenanigans:
11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists NEW!
This was one I couldn’t get out of my head. Songs with references to the night either in the titles or the lyrics. It was fun, but exhausting because it never wanted to end, and I’m sure I’ve missed some. But hey, that’s the way it goes.
You’ll hear B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Them, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, John Cougar Mellencamp, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, The Traveling Wilburys and many, many more.
We’ll have the set list up under the Playlist tab before air time! Just scroll to the bottom.
7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Garden, February 25-28, 2008
Here we have a great selection of songs from two musical legends recorded over three performances at Madison Square Garden in 2008. Unlike some, however, I personally consider Winwood the bigger talent here, but that’s me. He’s our guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.
Great day to listen in, particulary if you think that the night time is the right time. We are totally free; we ask no personal information; we seek no subscriptions; and we accept no advertising. It’s all about the music.
Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s the beginning of another week here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re all business this morning. We’ve got a great line up for you today.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists EXPANDED!
Drugs, booze, you name it. We’ve all done it in our lifetime, and plenty of musicians and bands have written songs about it. We’ve got them here today in our expanded and updated playlist. Don’t be fooled into thinking Got To Get You Into My Life is about a woman and doesn’t belong here. McCartney himself admitted that he wrote it about his love for weed.
In addition to the Beatles, you’ll hear The Velvet Underground, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, and many more.
4:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur is a folk and blues singer who began her career in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village as part of the folk music revival of the early sixties. She has continued to roll on singing not only folk and blues, but jazz, country, pop, and R & B. She’s also loaned her pipes to the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, and is one of our favorites here in The Mermaid Lounge.
We’re bringing back the trifectas today. It has been a while. We’ve got them scheduled as follows for your listening pleasure:
10:00 a.m. Aretha Franklin
2:30 p.m. Steve Winwood
6:00 p.m. Canned Heat
8:00 p.m. The Rascals
We hope you’ll tune us in today. We highly encourage this because we know we play the best damned music on the planet for free (no small print), non-stop 24/7. Just do it.
Good Morning, Rockologists! It’s another fine, frenzied Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got a bunch of great stuff sprinkled amidst all that great Open Stream! Tune in!
Here’s your Saturday programming:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, October 3, 1977
This was the eleventh consecutive night for Ronstadt’s Simple Dreams tour back in ’77, added due to continued ticket demand. She was riding high in those day. I saw the tour in Boston and upstate New York, only two of the forty I would see her perform during her career.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
This will be the final airing of Exodus as our Album of The Week. When you roll your butt out of bed tomorrow morning, we’ll have a brand new album in focus.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye
Despite his many personal problems, Marvin Gaye was a musical marvel who was instrumental in shaping the Motown sound, first as a studio musician, then as a major artist with a string of hits. Because of this, he was often called The Prince of Motown. We put him In the Spotlight today.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Thelma Theatre, Los Angeles, December 12, 1969 NEW!
We go waaaaay back in time for this one, kids! Another performance by the ultimate jam band.
As I say every day: This is a great day to tune us in. Because every day is a great day to tune us in. No lie. We’re free. We do not accept advertising so there’s no untimely interruptions, and our DJ’s are practically mute.