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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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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We’re at The Midweek Point With a Wilbury Wednesday, and Our Psychedelic Express Playlist Later, July 14, 2021

Good Morning, fellow Wilbury lovers everywhere! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday in store for you today as we play the complete collection today. Later on, it’s our Psychedelic Express playlist.

The post-Orbison era Wilburys. Simply the greatest supergroup ever assembled.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Complete Wilburys: Volumes 1 & 3

Everything they ever recorded, both with and after Roy Orbison’s untimely death. They numbered the volumes this way for some unknown reason and we are not arguing. People should not forget Buster Sidebury, who is the great Jim Keltner on drums. Here’s some material on the Wilburys for your reading enjoyment. (By the way, it’s a great website to travel through.)

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

This one is due for an update, but here it is nevertheless. You’ll hear Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Blues Image, Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, The Byrds, Cream, The Beatles, The Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, and more!

In between, it’s wide Open Stream, so enjoy as we prepare for the Linda Ronstadt birthday bash tomorrow. We’re totally free every day, not just when we want to suck you into a subscription (which we don’t even ask for). We run no advertising, just an occasional station I.D. from yours truly, and we certainly don’t want to know your personal information. We have our own problems here.

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We’ve Got Something Special Lined Up on Tuesday Bluesday, Plus Our Album of The Week Later, July 13, 2021

Good Morning, Blues Lovers everywhere! We’ve got some great music lined up for you on this Tuesday Bluesday featuring Eric Clapton and his friends!

We’ve got great blues-rock with the Crossroads Guitar Festival selections today!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Eric Clapton & Friends: The Crossroads Guitar Festival Revisited

We’ve got some great blues-rock lined up for you today as we play selections from Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. That’s nearly four hours of music with Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow. ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Doyle Bramhall II, Carlos Santana, Keb’Mo, Albert Lee, Jimmy Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, The Robert Cray Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exit Wounds by The Wallflowers

Today is the second airing of the great, new Wallflowers release, Exit Wounds. This is the first Wallflowers album in ten years, and it’s not to be missed. Songwriting is in Jakob Dylan’s blood for sure.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in (at least that’s what I’ve been told by our listeners). Today will be no exception! We run 24/7 absolutely free and without commercial interruption.

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We Kick Off Another Work Week With Tom Petty’s Finest and Volume Two of All About Blue, Monday, July 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We begin another work week in fine style with songs from our ‘House Band’ and more songs with blue in the title and lyrics.

Today we give you Tom Petty’s 50 best songs.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s Top 50 Songs

This is a very subjective list, I grant you. It was built from some listener input as well as my own personal choices. I could today make a brand new list and have it be entirely different. These are songs he made with his Heartbreaker bandmates, with Mudcrutch, with The Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist.

If you feel inspired to weigh in with your favorites, feel free to write me at become.ungovernable.radio@gmail.com.

7:00 p.m. All About Blue Too

A few days ago, we ran Volume One of this multi-artist playlist so we thought it would be a good evening to run the second volume. You will hear The Rolling Stones,, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Laura Nyro, Phoebe Snow, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Guy Clark, The Smithereens, The Beatles, Robert Johnson, Canned Heat, Emmylou Harris and more.

What could be better than great music on a Monday? Well, for one thing, music that’s totally free with no monthly subscription charges, no commercial interruptions, no downtime (we run 24/7), and no chatty DJ’s to waste your time? That’s us.

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It’s Sunday and The Wallflowers Own Our Album of The Week, While Our Extended Play Sixties Set List Starts This Afternoon, July 11, 2021

Good Morning, Gang! Here we are again on another Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge. We had a bit of an interruption in the flow with Fillmore Fest earlier in the month, but we’re back on track now!

The Wallflowers are back with their first new album in ten years and its our Album of The Week!

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Exit Wounds by The Wallflowers NEW!

This guy is my personal songwriting favorite in the post-Petty era. Jakob Dylan recently gave an interview, in fact, in which he said that his friend Tom Petty loomed large over this album, his first in ten years with The Wallflowers. We are certainly glad they are back.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

The music that inspired me to start this radio station is back for another uninterrupted five-hour stint today. We had a minor delay to pay honor to The Fillmore, but we are back on track now. This is the music that covers the mid-to-late sixties with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Janis Joplin (with and without Big Brother), The Kinks, The Grateful Dead, The Chambers Brothers, Melanie, The Temptations, The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), The Band, Bob Dylan, The Four Tops, Cream, Derek & The Dominos, Scott McKenzie, The Mamas & The Papas, and many, many others.

Get off to an early start. We already have people listening in from the UK, France, Denmark, the Russian Federation, The Faroe Islands (look them up; it’s real), Switzerland, Germany, and our home base in the U.S. All are welcome. We’re free. There’s no commercial interruption, and no credit card required. All you need is a computer tab.

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Dr. John In the Spotlight, Our ‘All About Blue’ Playlist, and our Album of The Week Grace The Airwaves, Thursday, July 8, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are on a cloudy Thursday awaiting the blowback from tropical storm Elsa. But in the meantime, we’ve got some great programming going on.

Dr. John, New Orleans’ Nite Tripper, is In the Spotlight today!

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., also affectionately known as Dr. John, spent sixty years in the music business, both as a solo artist and a well-respected studio musician. Today, he’s in our spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty’s legendary music status lives on beyond his passing, thanks to the genius of Ryan Ulyate, his bandmates, his daughters and his wife. This reimagination of the She’s The One soundtrack on its 25th anniversary includes four never-before-released songs. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. All About Blue: Various Artists

Another of our fun playlists that we haven’t heard for a bit includes the word ‘blue’ in the title or the lyrics (or both). You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, Fats Domino, Mudcrutch, Jonathan Edwards, Bob Dylan, Badfinger, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more!

Tune us in, people. You will not regret it. We are free and ask for no credit card or personal information. We do not accept advertising. With the exception of an occasional station I.D., the music is uninterrupted. What are you waiting for?

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The Doors Live at Cobo Arena, We Celebrate Ringo’s 81st Birthday, and Launch Our New ‘Under the Sun & Moon’ Playlist, Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists everywhere! Today we have some great live Doors, and celebrate Ringo’s 81st birthday. Later on, we launch our brand new playlist.

We begin the day with The Doors live at Cobo Arena in Detroit.

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Doors Live at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, May 8, 1970

Just about a year before his untimely death, Jim Morrison and the Doors played the Cobo Arena in Detroit. We have it for you today.

3:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Music

We celebrate Ringo’s 81st birthday today by weighing in on my favorite Ringo Starr music as a Beatle, as a solo artist, and as a drummer. I hear a lot of bullshit disparaging remarks out there about Ringo’s drumming. Talk is cheap. His peers in the drumming world don’t share that attitude. In fact, Ringo is one of the most respected drummers on the planet, and The Beatles went to great lengths to lure him away from Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

7:00 p.m. Under The Sun & Moon: Various Artists NEW!

We love putting together these playlists here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today’s is a pile of songs with the sun and the moon mentioned either in the title or the lyrics (and sometimes both). You’ll hear The Beatles, Tom Rush, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, The Traveling Wilburys, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Kinks, and many more!

The song list will be up under the Playlist tab before airing.

Tune us in, folks. Join your friends around the world by jumping on board the magic Mermaid Music bus. You don’t need no stinking credit card. All you need is a free computer tab. Seriously.

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We’re Winding Down on The Fillmore Fiesta, But We’re Not Done Yet! And The Heartbreakers’ New “Angel Dream” Owns Our Album of The Week, Sunday, July 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Running a tad late today because I slept in just a bit. This old body gets tired after a week in retail hell. But never you mind. We’ve got a great grand finale for all Fillmorians today, and a brand new Tom Petty effort for our Album of The Week.

We wrap up our Fillmore Festival today with some great stuff!

Here’s your July 4th line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!

This is the new release from the Petty estate, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their soundtrack album, She’s The One. It’s a reimagined vision of great music, which also happens to include four previously-unreleased tunes. There’s always a bonus because The Heartbreakers have so much unreleased music yet to go. One is a long version of Supernatural Radio, one of my favorite tunes and the other is an unbelievable studio version of J.J. Cale’s Thirteen Days, another of my favorites which the Heartbreakers have done live in the past. Two others are brand new songs.

There is no doubting Petty’s musical genius at this point. But what is evident and what must always be said is how dedicated his bandmates were to his musical cause, and just how fucking brilliant they all were together.

3:00 p.m. Laura Nyro Live at The Fillmore East, New York, March 30, 1971 NEW!

Laura Nyro called this performance Spread Your Wings and Fly, but we here in The Mermaid Lounge believe she did that for her entire career. This is one of my favorite performances ever. The Fillmore East closed its doors a few days earlier than West, on June 27, 1971. Laura Nyro’s performance was one of the finals, just a few months before the end.

7:00 p.m. Fillmore, The Last Days: Various Artists NEW!

Here we have a multi-artist effort of live performances at the Fillmore West just before the doors closed. Most of the bands are from the Bay area, and include Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, the Elvin Bishop Group, Boz Scaggs, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Cold Blood, Taj Mahal, and The Grateful Dead (life would not be complete without them), and many more!

And with that, our Fillmore Festival is done for now. We have a lot more Fillmore performances in our vault, so we’ll be doing this again for sure. Just not sure when, but you’ll be the first to know. It’s the fourth of July, folks. I’m not a flag waver, and I hate the word “patriot” because I really believe the right-wing uses that term way too much. They are actually “hatriots.” So, I’m listening to music. That’s the best way to celebrate.

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Fillmore Forward With The Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and LIVE DEAD Later, Saturday, July 3, 2021

Onward Fillmorians! We move forward with three great bands today from both Fillmore venues. Our only exception to the Fillmore rule will be the final airing of Kate Taylor’s Album of The Week.

It was tough accessing some of the actual posters for these dates, but we did our best to choose alternatives wisely!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, March 12-13, 1971 NEW!

We have all of these legendary recordings in our vast collection. These are the best culled over the 1971 Allman Brothers appearances.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sister Kate by Kate Taylor FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Kate Taylor’s great album from 1971. We eagerly await her brand new August 2021 release. Tomorrow, however, when you roll out of bed we have a masterful selection for you.

6:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore West, July 4 1971

CCR delivers their special brand of swamp music in what is the final day of The Fillmore West’s existence under Bill Graham. It’s hard to believe these guys were born and raised in Berkeley, California. Their ‘born on the bayou’ sound was truly amazing. One of the best bands to ever exist.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore West, July 2, 1971

We resurrect this great show for our Fillmore extravaganza. What would this celebration be without the ultimate jam band’s inclusion?

This is a great warm-up for tomorrow’s grand finale! We hope you’ll tune our special July 4 celebration. Forget all the flag-waving and fireworks bullshit. This is where the party’s at.

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