Mid-Week Brings a Great, New Multi-Artist Extended Playlist, and That Sweet Soul Sound, Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re at mid-week and we’ve got a brand new multi-artist long player for you today, along with that sweet soul sound later on.

Check out our brand new Water, Water Everywhere playlist starting at 11:00 a.m.!

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists NEW!

Did you know that the earth is about 71% water, and that 97% of that water is found in the oceans? That means only 3% is drinking water. Now that I’ve filled you with scientific information, let’s talk about our latest extended playlist.

We opened this playlist up to suggestions a while ago, but hadn’t gotten to it until just recently. The emails were out of control, but the suggestions were so great that we made ourselves a great multi-artist playlist all about water. You’ll hear The Beatles, Deep Purple, Donovan. Led Zeppelin, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Foo Fighters, Loggins & Messina, Al Green, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Elton John, and more!

In fact, you can check out this great new playlist under the ‘Playlist’ tab of this blog before listening. Just go to the tab and scroll to the bottom.

7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

This is one of our mainstays here in The Mermaid Lounge. Another multi-artist playlist that’s been around for a while, it features Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Fats Domino, Jackie Wilson, The Four Tops, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Ann Peebles, and more!

We’ll keep saying it. You ought to be listening to us. You won’t realize what you’ve been missing until you do. We’re totally free, do not require a subscription or a credit card. All you need is a computer tab and this link:

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We’ve Got New Blues on This Fine Tuesday, With Muddy Waters and Albert Collins Both Playing The Fillmore, July 27, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in the lounge and we’ve got some new blues for you all today. We’ve also got our great Album of The Week from Chrissie Hynde.

We’re kicking off Tuesday Bluesday with new Muddy Waters!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Muddy Waters, The Authorized Bootleg, Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, November 4-6, 1966 NEW!

We’re kicking off Tuesday Bluesday in fine style, with Muddy Waters live at the Fillmore West back in 1966. ‘Nuff said. It’s up to you to listen.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Standing In The Doorway, Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan

The second airing of this great, new album is upon us. Chrissie Hynde sings some underappreciated Bob Dylan tunes, recording during the pandemic using cell phone technology. It’s amazing.

7:00 p.m. Albert Collins Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, December 26-28, 1969 NEW!

Another great blues offering live from the great Fillmore West. Albert Collins, alternately known as Deep Freeze or The Ice Man, opens for The Allman Brothers Band back in ’69.

We’ve got some sweet, bluesy treats here for you today. It’s up to you to listen in. Around and in between all this, we have our usual wide Open Stream, chosen for you by our Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste.

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Another Monday Rolls Around and We Have Tom Rush In the Spotlight, Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, and One More Airing of Highway Companion, July 26, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The cycle continues with another Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got some great programming to kick off the week.

We’ve got Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Celebration coming up later!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush

We haven’t aired this one for a while. It seems like a good time to me. Tom Rush is a local boy ’round these parts, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has made some excellent music over his long and storied career, and has launched many a singer-songwriter to fame and fortune.

3:00 p.m. Not the Album of The Week: Highway Companion by Tom Petty FINAL AIRING!

Yesterday was the actual release date fifteen years ago for Petty’s third and final solo album. We were pretty busy yesterday, so we thought we’d air it one final time today.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Friends: The 30th Anniversary Celebration

I was pretty much inspired by Chrissie Hynde’s Dylan’s covers album that is this week’s Album of The Week. The songs covered here are more of the well-known variety, but Dylan’s friend list is vast and this is a great concert with Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Chrissie Hynde, Roger McGuinn and many, many others. Not to be missed.

Again, let me implore you to tune us in. We’re on 24/7, uninterrupted by capitalist entreaties to purchase products you do not need. We don’t ask for your credit card or your personal information. There’s absolutely no subscription requirement. What more could you ask for?

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It’s Sunday Funday! Not Only Do You Get Folk Music From A-To-Z, But We Have An Outstanding Album of The Week, July 25, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and that can only mean good things. Not only do we have our extended-play ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ playlist, but we have a most excellent Album of The Week.

Chrissie Hynde makes no bones about how much Bob Dylan has meant to her, and now she delivers!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Standing in The Doorway, Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan NEW!

I don’t care who you are or where you are: There’s no denying Bob Dylan’s influence in the music world. Described as “the reigning queen of cool,” Chrissie Hynde makes no bones about how much Bob Dylan’s music has meant to her. She delivers a masterpiece of Bob Dylan songs recorded using cell phone technology during the pandemic lockdown here.

But you won’t find the usual Dylan classics here. Instead you’ll find nine songs that can be considered ‘overlooked’ Dylan songs, including the title track. While Van Morrison and Eric Clapton spent their time whining (and it hasn’t stopped yet either), Chrissie Hynde decided to do something nobody has ever done before.

This is our album of the week. This could easily be the Album of The Year. Don’t miss it.

3:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

Here’s an extended playlist where you’ll find Dylan himself. A “history” of folk music of sorts. The songs include those of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Lead Belly, Doc Watson, Tom Rush, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Cat Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, The McGarrigle Sisters, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, and more!

There’s no denying it: It’s Sunday and a day of rest. It’s a great day to tune us in and find out what we’re all about. It’s pretty simple 24/7 music uninterrupted by advertising and mouthy DJ’s, free of charge all the time, and no credit card or personal information ever requested. Ever.

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The Final Airing of McCartney’s CHOBA B CCCP, LIVE DEAD Later, and The British Are Coming! Saturday, July 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got our usual busy Saturday today, but we’re doubling up on extended plays this month due to the Fillmore Fest at the beginning. Nevertheless, it’s a great day of music.

Later tonight, it’s The Dead live at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa!

Here’s today’s line-up (please note times are a bit different today):

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: CHOBA B CCCP by Paul McCartney FINAL AIRING!

Today we’ve got the final airing of this great album by McCartney. Tomorrow when you tune us in, we’ll have another great new selection.

2:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

This is a great multi-artist playlist that runs for about five hours uninterrupted, paying homage to the music of The British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Who, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Them, The Dave Clark Five, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Queen, Herman’s Hermits, Peter & Gordon, The Zombies, and many more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa NEW!

Another outstanding live performance by the world’s ultimate jam band, this one from the University of Alabama.

As always, Saturday is a great day to tune us in. Be there or be square, as they say. It won’t cost you a penny because, yes, there is still great free music out there.

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Today We Put The Band In the Spotlight, and Celebrate The 15th Anniversary of The Release of Tom Petty’s ‘Highway Companion’ Album, Friday, July 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists and fellow Pettyologists! I think we’ve told you this, but Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is our ‘house’ band (along with a group called The Beatles). We try to keep on top of stuff so we can mark critical release dates. We’ve got one coming up this weekend.

Today we have an updated spotlight playlist featuring The Band!

Here’s today’s playlist:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Band UPDATED!

The Band is undoubtedly one of the finest musical entities every created. Formed in Toronto in 1967, The Band started out as the back-up band for Ronnie Hawkins and, most famously, Bob Dylan. Music From Big Pink is one of the finest albums ever made. When people asked Robbie Robertson how they got their name, he simply said that was how everyone referred to them back n the day. They were ‘the band’ so they kept it.

From Hawkins and Dylan, the band went on to carve out an amazing musical road that made them one of the most well respected and influential bands on the planet. Today, we premier an expanded playlist for you. We hope you enjoy it.

7:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Highway Companion by Tom Petty

Highway Companion, released on July 25, 2006, was the third and final solo album made by the late, exceptionally great Tom Petty. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts back in the day. It was produced by Petty, his bandmate Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne of both ELO and The Traveling Wilburys. The album generated three singles: Saving Grace, Flirting With Time, and Big Weekend. The first two songs are on our personal list of the 50 greatest Petty songs of all time.

In between this great programming, we’ve got a whole lot of wide Open Stream for your listening enjoyment. Tomorrow, we’ll have our usual busy ass Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, so enjoy the Mermaid’s streaming selections today.

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Today We’ve Got Joni Mitchell In the Spotlight, The Heartbreakers Live in Minneapolis, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, July 22, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a brand new Spotlight feature today with Joni Mitchell. We’ve played her live concerts in the past, but she’s long overdue for a Spotlight position. Today she gets her due.

Today we have The Heartbreakers live from Minneapolis.

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Joni Mitchell NEW!

Joni Mitchell has had a very long career, spanning half a century. The Canadian singer-songwriter has fused together elements of rock, jazz, folk, classical, and pop to develop her own style and has toured and recorded with artists like Tom Scott & The L.A. Express and Charles Mingus. Today she gets her turn In the Spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: CHOBA B CCCP by Paul McCartney

We’re winding down with this great in-studio live album of old rock n’ roll hits. Saturday will be the final airing. On Sunday we’ll have a brand new album for you.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From The Target Center, Minneapolis, August 3, 1999

Yesterday was Howie Epstein’s birthday, so there’s no better way to pay him tribute than playing a Heartbreakers’ concert. While Ron Blair (pictured above) was the original bassist and a founding member of The Heartbreakers’, Howie Epstein played bass and mandolin for the band from 1982 through 2003. He was also a great complementary vocalist to Tom Petty, singing much of the back-up on stage and in the studio.

Tune us in. We’re commercial-free, fee-free, and don’t pry for your personal information. In fact, we don’t even ask for your name. And, oh, by the way, we play the best music on the damned planet.

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We’re At Mid-Week With Minimalist Programming, Except for The Pretenders and the #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist, Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a wide Open Stream for most of the day today except for The Pretenders and our house playlist.

We put Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders in the spotlight today

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders

We’ve got one of my favorite women rockers here, who also happens to be the leader of a great band. Chrissie Hynde remains underrated, except here in The Mermaid Lounge. She just released an album of Bob Dylan covers that’ll knock your socks off. We’ll be featuring that as our upcoming Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Here we have some of the music that inspired us to start this station back in 2017. It features The Beatles, Barry McGuire, The Chambers Brothers, Arlo Guthrie, Edwin Starr, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Who, Ten Years After, and many more!

In between all of this, we’ve got wide Open Stream delivered by The Music Mermaid. We’re uninterrupted by commercials, don’t employ mouthy DJ’s, and we’re totally free. What more could you ask for?

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Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Tracy Nelson In the Spotlight and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live in Boston, Along With Our Album of The Week, July 20, 2021

We’ve got Tracy Nelson In the Spotlight today

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Tracy Nelson NEW!

I have been on a quest for Tracy Nelson music for quite a while, and I’m happy to say that we’re at mission accomplished. This woman’s name should be rolling off everyone’s tongue, frankly. She has made more than twenty albums during her career. We’re happy to finally add her to the list of great ladies that we champion here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: CHOBA B CCCP by Paul McCartney

Another airing of this great album of oldies by the artists that invented rock n’ roll and inspired bands like The Beatles, The Stones, and even Tom Petty himself.

7:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, MA, May 1966

A great blues band in a one of those great old (and now defunct) Boston music venues. This one puts the perfect finishing touch on today’s Tuesday Bluesday programming.

Tune us in, people. We’re free 24/7. We don’t as you to “subscribe.” We also do not require a credit card or that you provide personal information. In fact, we don’t ask you to do anything but listen.

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It’s Another Monday and We’ve Got The Lovin’ Spoonful In The Spotlight, Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, and Drivin’ Songs Later, July 19, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s another Moan-Day here in The Mermaid Lounge and we hope to make it a better day for you with some great programming and a lot of wide Open Stream.

The Lovin’ Spoonful was a great little Laurel Canyon band, and today we put them In the Spotlight!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful

From the moment I heard Summer In The City, I knew I was going to love this band from start to finish. These guys made some great music in their day under the direction of John Sebastian. We play all sixties music at our retail establishment. It’s what our customers like best. Every time one of their songs comes on, I find myself saying “I fucking love this song.”

3:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 10, 1968

Speaking of Laurel Canyon veterans, here’s another one. This concert is from a favorite spot in my home town, Club 47. Joni Mitchell wasn’t the only one to play this venue in its day. Linda Ronstadt used to play here, and then would visit Elsie’s Roast Beef. This later became Passim’s Coffee House, the venue where I discovered Guy Clark. You’ll like this one. It was a great performance.

7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Drivin’ Songs, Various Artists

This is a fun little playlist: Two hours of songs that either talk about traveling, driving…or are just great songs to drive along with. Watch out, though. Some of them give you lead foot.

Here we are on another Monday. It’s usually a tough day to get yourself going after the weekend, so good music can certainly go a long way toward helping the process. Give us a shot. You won’t regret it.

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