It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The B.B. King Blues Band, Leon Russell With Our AOW and Muddy Waters With Johnny Winter, December 27, 2022

It’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some great programming for you today starting with The B.B. King Blues Band in ‘live’ mode. Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter bring up the rear.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. The B.B. King Blues Band Live at The North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 7, 1987

B.B. King and his fabulous blues band light it up in Rotterdam, vintage 1987. Can’t go wrong here.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Carney by Leon Russell

We’ve got our second airing of this week’s Album of The Week by Leon Russell. It’s one half straightforward roots rock n’ roll, and the other half psychedelia. Only Leon could pull this off.

7:00 p.m. Muddy Waters: The Johnny Winter Sessions

By the mid-seventies, the Chess label had folded and Muddy Waters was in need of a new label. He was also in need of a career revival. Enter Johnny Winter, one of the finest blues guitarists on the planet. Between 1976 and 1981, Winters produced three Grammy-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and also supported him on the road in 1979. This compilation gives you the some great blues by two blues masters.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a good day to begin your experience with us. In between all the blues, we’ve got our usual colleciton of great music via our wide Open Stream. We’re totally free 24/7. No surprises. We promise.

Happy Holidays From The Mermaid Lounge! Today We Bring Leon Russell With Our New AOW and the ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP, Sunday, December 25, 2022

Good morning and Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, whatever you choose. We are here in The Mermaid Lounge where all we have to offer is non-stop music at no charge to you on a 24/7 rotation. And I’m happy to report we do not play Christmas music.

Here’s today’s holiday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Carney by Leon Russell

I have long been a fan of Leon Russell. He’s one of my favorite singer-songwriters. I also remember the first time I heard Carney and thinking that this would be the album where others would recognize just how great he truly was. Carney is Russell’s third studio album, released in 1972. It gave him his first hit single in Tight Rope (backed by Masquerade). The album is a split between straightforward roots rock and a bit of psychedelia. The music critics hate that shit, but his fans didn’t. That’s what mattered. The album peaked at No. 2 on Billboard.

1:00 p.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Water is absolutely essential to the perpetuation of life on the planet, and it is a popular subject in the music world, as you will see. You’ll hear songs by Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Al Green, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys. Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Donovan, America, Johnny Rivers and more!

Yes, it’s a day to be with friends and family. I’ll be doing the same in a while. But in the meantime we’ve got your music here. And it’ll be here when you’re done reveling. We continue on.

We Open Tuesday Bluesday With Trifectas, Close with Robert Johnson In the Spolight, and Slot Our AOW in Between, November 28, 2022

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve got a great line-up for you all today, including a brand new Spotlight featuring the great bluesman Robert Johnson.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday Trifectas: Various Artists

9:00 a.m. B. B. King

10:00 a.m. Canned Heat

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan

12:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band

1:00 p.m. John Lee Hooker NEW!

2:00 p.m. Koko Taylor NEW!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Today we have the second airing of this week’s featured album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, their third release in 1969 alone as they burst onto the music scene.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Robert Johnson NEW!

Robert Johnson only lived to the ripe old age of 27. He is a bona fide member of the 27 Club, and his musical recording career lasted a grand total of seven months. However, his recordings from 1936 and 1937 are historic and expose a combination of songwriting, singing and guitar playing that has influenced generations of blues musicians. Johnson is known as the master of the Delta Blues and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Robert Johnson as “the first ever rock star.”

Tuesday Bluesday is always a full house, folks, and today is no exception! Join your global friends as we focus on the blues this fine Tuesday. We’re totally free 24/7. There are no surprises. And we don’t employ overly-chatty DJ’s. We’re all about the music.

Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Creedence Clearwater Revival With Our New AOW and Volume Two of The ‘Sixties Rotation’ EPs, November 27, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! The sun is already out here and we’ve got an easy day going today with some great music from the first generation of classic rockers with Volume Two of ‘The Sixties Rotation’ for five uninterrupted hours this afternoon.

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival NEW!

CCR, as they are popularly known, was a force in 1969, releasing three albums. Green River was one of those releases, and it gave us some great songs including the hits Bad Moon Rising and Green River, which both peaked at No. 2 on the charts. The songs Lodi and Commotion were also fan favorites, although they didn’t reach the chart status of the first two. John Fogerty was the creative force behind CCR, and he disliked the long, acid-infused jams popular at the time. CCR bucked the norm and preferred the tightly structured roots music that would actually make them famous. We love this band here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we believe they’ve never made a bad song.

2:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

Here we are at the second phase of our Sixties absorption, which mostly focuses on the mid-to-late musical portion of that decade. You will hear music from The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, Jackson Browne, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Donovan, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, The Zombies, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, B. B. King and many more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Undoubtedly one of our favorite phrases. And if you don’t like foreign substances in your body, hell, get high on the music. This is a no-judgement zone. Always. We’re on 24/7 and we’re also always free of charge. No lie. And no surprises. Your money is no good here.

The Day Before Turkey Day Brings Our House EP and New ‘Live’ Bob Marley & The Wailers Recorded for Rockpalast, Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yes, it’s the day before Thanksgiving and today we give thanks for all the great music we get to play here in The Mermaid Lounge every day. We start the day off with our ‘House’ EP full of the generation of music that inspired this station, and give you a new ‘live’ Wailers performance later.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Yes, this is the music that inspired me to start this station from the first generation of classic rock, and those who were inspired by them to carry on the tradition. You will hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Genesis, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

4:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, June 13, 1980 NEW!

Recorded live for viewing on Rockpalast, a popular German television show. We’ve got Bob Marley and his gang of reggaeologists at the top of their form for this one. This is a brand new airing for this station and we love it.

Once again, it’s a great day to tune us in. Take a trip on the music express that won’t cost you a penny. We don’t require a subscription or a credit card. All we ask is that you open up a tab and click on the button below. Simple. No surprises. We promise.

We End the Work Week With Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and The Allman Brothers ‘Live’ at The Fillmore East, on Friday, November 11, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are on the final work day of the week (for most, but not for all), and we start it all off with our ‘Ode to Morning’ EP. The Allman Brothers Band bring up the rear later!

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

Ah, yes, we often open the month with our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP and ease into our ‘Old To Morning’ EP. We’ve got it here today for you and it features Joni Mitchell, The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Rascals, The Beatles, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Muddy Waters, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger and more!

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, New York City, March 12-13, 1971

Tonight we’ve got The Brothers live from a legendary venue, Bill Graham’s Fillmore East. I believe this is the very first time they ever played One Way Out ‘live’ anywhere, and that is undoubtedly a favored track here in The Mermaid Lounge!

Come on, folks, it’s Friday all around the globe and we’ve got a lot of listeners on this morning from a variety of locations, including Germany (always), the UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New York, California, Washington and points beyond. We’re totally free, we accept no advertising, and your money is absolutely no good here. Just listen.

We Start a New Month With Tuesday Bluesday and Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a Woman Named Ellen McIlwaine, November 1, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We kick off a new month with da blues, including someone you may or may never have heard. Her name is Ellen McIlwaine. If you’ve never heard her, you can get to know her today.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session at CHCH-TV Studios, Canada, December 6, 1983

This little blues session was filmed for television at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario back in 1983. At the time of the filming, Stevie Ray was 29 years old and King was 60. Two great bluesmen together is always a thing of joy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Revolver (2022) by The Beatles

Today is the second airing of the Giles Martin curated edition of this great Beatles album that is part of the just-released boxed set. We will be adding all of the tunes from the 5-CD pack to our general rotation tonight.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Ellen McIlwaine NEW!

We finally bring this great Canadian blues singer to The Mermaid Lounge. I remember her in my youth. We were as dumb as rocks back then. We “didn’t like” her because we thought she was imitating Bonnie Raitt. In truth, Ellen McIlwaine was always her pure self, and maybe that’s what kept her from hitting it big in the states, even though she found a measure of success in Canada. I had almost forgotten her until I read her obituary in The Washington Post. We leave you that obituary here because it’s much more than an obit. It’ll give you plenty of background on the woman known as the Goddess of The Slide Guitar.

We’ve got a brand new month on the horizon and a great Tuesday Bluesday all lined up. We have listeners on from Canada, India, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania and beyond this morning. Join your community of friends with excellent musical taste.

Heading Toward The Weekend With Our ‘Down in New Orleans’ EP, ‘Live’ Dr. John Later, and Our AOW in Between, Thursday, July 28, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers. We’ve got a veritable New Orleans extravaganza going on today with our New Orleans EP and some ‘live’ music from the Nitetripper later on.

Here’s your musical line-up:

9:00 a.m. Down in New Orleans: Various Artists

We haven’t heard this one for a bit. Not only do we have authentic New Orleans music featured here, but music featured by those born and raised in Louisiana. You’ll hear music from Beau Soleil, Clifton Chenier, Lucinda Williams, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Allen Fontenot, Aaron Neville, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Chance Bushman, The Daywalkers, The Boogaloo Swamis, Kermit Ruffins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Magnolia Sisters, The Meters, Queen Ida & The BonTemps, Boozoo Chavis and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Steady On by Shawn Colvin

This will be our next-to-last airing of this fine album before we move on. Don’t miss it. Your last chance to hear it will be sometime Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have something brand new for you!

7:00 p.m. Dr. John Live at Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, New York, November 6, 1973

Some great ‘live’ music here from the Nitetripper, otherwise known as Dr. John, otherwise known as Malcom John Rebbenack, Jr. No matter what you call him, Dr. John is a Mermaid Lounge favorite here as he delivers his New Orleans brand of R & B, funk, blues and jazz.

Great day to tune us in as we focus on one of our favorite musical venues today. Some of the folks you hear today, like Chance Bushman and The Daywalkers, I learned about on a trip to New Orleans where there’s practically street music on every corner. Don’t miss it!

We Close Out The Work Week With Our Multi-Artist ‘House EP’ and The Beatles’ Transformation Years on Friday, July 22, 2022

Good Morning, Beatles Lovers! Not only do we have part two of our Beatles triple play a bit later, but we’ve got our very own #BecomeUngovernable House EP to get you through the day.

We’ve got our feet firmly planted in our DNA today!

Here’s what you’re listening to on this fine day:

10:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Today we’ve got just over five hours of music that makes up this station’s DNA, including a fair amount of socially conscious music, something sorely lacking today. You’ll hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, The Beatles, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, , Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Transformation Years

Undoubtedly the most creative of all times in their career which, frankly, wasn’t a very long one. Wings lasted longer than The Beatles, but nobody had the influence on music that The Beatles had in a short period of time, and perhaps no band will ever repeat that feat again. We’ve got music here from about the time of Rubber Soul to the latter part of the sixties.

Great day to be here. It’s hot as Hades out there today. And not getting any less ugly either as this promises to carry into the weekend. Stay cool with us here in The Mermaid Lounge as we play the greatest music on the planet. All free of charge and free of commercial interruption.

We’ve Got ‘The Original Sixties Rotation’ EP at Midweek Along With Jefferson Airplane ‘Live’ in Copenhagen, Wednesday, July 20, 2022

It is, without a doubt, a totally sixties midweek musical adventure here in The Mermaid Lounge as we give you the ‘Original Sixties Rotation’ EP and some ‘live’ Jefferson Airplane

Here’s your midweek musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

This is the original focusing mainly (but not completely) on the early-to-mid sixties. You will hear Del Shannon, Little Eva, The Drifters, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Walker Brothers, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, Harry Nilsson, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Blind Faith, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Tony Joe White, Barry McGuire, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Procol Harum, The Temptations, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and more!

7:00 p.m. Jefferson Airplane Live at The Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 28, 1968

We’ve got one of the greatest bands of the psychedelic era live tonight from Copenhagen, Denmark. Not to be confused with the poppy, zippy sounds of The Jefferson Starship, thank you very much, no. This is the real deal here before Grace Slick totally lost her shit.

This is undoubtedly our favorite musical era here in The Mermaid Lounge. It’s what made us start the station to begin with. So, we’ve come full circle on this fine Wednesday. Before, in between and all night long we’ve got non-stop, commercial-free music. And our DJ’s are virtually mute. Even better. I listen to those guys on the sixties channel on that station you have to pay for and they make me cringe. We don’t do that here. And we’re totally 100%, no-strings-attached free. Every damned day.