It’s a Tuesday Bluesday ALL Day! Joining The Allman Brothers Band are Taj Mahal in The Spotlight, and MOJO As Our Album of the Week, on June 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Without really planning this, we have a total Tuesday Bluesday today. If you don’t know the music of Taj Mahal, you have no idea what you’re missing. This would be a good day to find out.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With the Allman Brothers Band, Recorded Live at A & R Studios   NEW!

On August 26, 1971, the legendary Allman Brothers Band hung out at A & R Studios in New York and delivered some great music. We’ve got it here for you in The Mermaid Lounge.

4:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This album is the Heartbreakers’ ode to the blues. Tom Petty once said he envisioned all of them sitting in chairs playing and singing the blues together when they got really old. It’s a shame we will never have that experience now.

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

Taj Mahal (born May 17, 1942) is the stage and recording name of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and accomplished bluesman, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks. I have bumped into several people who don’t know who Taj Mahal is, and I actually feel sorry for them. Mahal has successfully married traditional blues with influences like Cajun, Caribbean rhythms, Latin, reggae, R & B, gospel, and calypso. He’s an amazing gift to music.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to join the ranks here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. No commercials, politicians, incessant talking, or begging for money. We are totally free and outside the system. We’re right up your alley unless, of course, you prefer to pay through the nose for your music.

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“Surrealistic Pillow” is Our New Album of the Week, and “The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2” Debuts This Afternoon, on Sunday Funday, June 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s the musical landscape as we retreat into The Sixties for the day. I’m happy to make the trip!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane  NEW!

The band that pioneered psychedelic rock and cemented the San Francisco Sound back in the day deserves its place in the spotlight on a Sixties Sunday. Jefferson Airplane was also the first band of its genre to achieve commercial success.

3:00 p.m.     The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, The Dead, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Cream, Vanilla Fudge…and all the rest of the bands that launched an incredible generation of music.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Today’s the day.

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Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan & George Harrison, and Our Album of the Week, June 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Back on the chain gang today (figuratively speaking), with a pretty sweet line-up.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Tapestry by Carole King

You can learn more about this great album by clicking on the album cover on the right side of the blog!

3:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Stevie Wonder    NEW!

Blind from birth and raised in inner-city Detroit, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder was an accomplished musician by the age of eight, and recorded his first song at the age of 12. Today, we give him his due.

6:00 p.m.    Bob Dylan & George Harrison Almost Went to See Elvis (1997)

It’s a mystery, folks. According to Harrison, Elvis stood them up. But according Dylan, it was the other way around.

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Part 3 of Our Beatles Special, the Music of Irma Thomas, and the Final Airing of “Island of Death,” on Friday, June 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Endgame    NEW!

By the this time, the Beatles were barely getting along and, in some cases, were openly warring with each other. In spite of all that, the music remained amazing: The White Album, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be are covered here. Other bands from this generation are still recording, but none have had the musical and cultural impact of The Fab Four. We love them here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

All of the playlists for this series have been added to the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom.

5:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but — for some unknown reason — never reached their commercial success. Yet Irma Thomas remains an important cog in the R & B wheel, and is recognized as The Soul Queen of New Orleans.

9:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Island of Death

This is the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, there will be a new episode released.

Just click the link below and a new tab will open. A world of musical amazement will open before you. No personal information or credit card required. No commercials. No politicians and no bullshit.

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The Legend of Duane Allman, A Tribute to Fats Domino, and Our Album of the Week for Thursday, May 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is our fifth day of bright sunshine this week! What the hell is going on? I’ll tell you what. Great music going on here.

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Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

Learn more about this beautiful album by clicking on the photo in the sidebar of this blog.

3:00 p.m.    Skydog: The Legend of Duane Allman   NEW!

Duane Allman was the leader of the greatest Southern rock band on the planet, but he was also a most wanted man on guitar. He played guitar for many, including Boz Scaggs, Laura Nyro, Derek & The Dominos, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, and many others.

7:00 p.m.    Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists

Here we have another legend and rock n’roll pioneer. A New Orleans native, Antoine “Fats” Domino sold 65 million records during his career. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats had eleven top ten hits. He was quiet and humble, avoiding the limelight. This, no doubt, contributed to the fact that he is often overlooked.

Tune us in. You’ll hear stuff you aren’t going to hear anywhere else. I promise.

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Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy Team Up for Our New Album of The Week, and It’s a Sixties Sunday on May 17, 2020!

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have a brand new Album of the Week, and it’s our Sixties Rotation Sunday!

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy   NEW!

Nobody can ever accuse Linda Ronstadt of resting on her laurels. She was always in pursuit of the next musical adventure. The absolute best thing about Ronstadt — at least for her true fans — was that she refused to have her music defined by anybody. To put it bluntly, she sang because she loved singing.

This album was released on July 25, 2006. It would be Ronstadt’s last studio album before her retirement in 2011, and her revelation about having Parkinson’s Disease. Her musical partner is the amazing Ann Savoy, a Cajun music singer with a band called The Magolia Sisters. Ronstadt is technically a soprano; Savoy an alto. They had made duets before for a Cajun tribute album. Here, they unite as The Zozo Sisters, and the result is stunning.

Absolute Fact: Linda Ronstadt’s ultimate desire was to be part of an all-girl band. Those were the kinds of projects she sought out for herself.

2:00 p.m.    The Sixties on Sunday!

We’re back with five hours of musical programming that defined a generation. From The Beatles, to The Kinks, to Barry McGuire, Lulu, Del Shannon, and Bob Dylan. It’s all here!

So, it’s Sunday. A day of rest. What are you going to do about that?

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The Early Beatles, The Inner Sanctum, and Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1 on Friday, May 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great music lined up for your Friday, no matter what you’re up to.

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Here’s your Friday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Early Years

We’re moving onto those crucial middle years with a brand new playlist on Saturday, Seems to me this would be a good time to give a listen to their early work.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Dead Reckoning  FINAL AIRING THIS WEEK!

This is the final airing if Episide 2. We will have a brand new episode on Monday.

6:00 p.m.     Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1: Various Artists   NEW!

We’ve greatly expanded this playlist since its last airing! Hear J.J. Cale, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Gregg Allman, Steve Winwood, Maria Muldaur, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, and more!

Tune us in, people! Time waits for noone!

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We Visit the Petty Archive for Some B-Sides, Introduce the New Album of the Week, and Pay Tribute to Little Richard, on the Mother of All Sundays, May 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. My daughter always says “Mother’s only half a word in our house.” She wasn’t kidding either.

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Here’s your Mother’s Day lineup!

11:00 a.m.   Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides

Yes, with and without the Heartbreakers. Mostly with, though. Listen, their B-sides are better than most bands’ A-sides. And that’s no lie, as you will see if you tune in.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: The Band. By The Band.   NEW!

The band that began as Bob Dylan’s back-up band went on to become one of the most influential bands of its generation, and delivered the goods every time out. This effort came after Music From Big Pink, another great musical achievement. But this one saw Robbie Robertson take charge, and the The Band took a huge leap forward.

The Band, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Beatles, remains one of #BecomeUngovernable’s favorite house bands.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard   NEW!

Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, was a rock n’ roll pioneer who broke down many barriers in his lifetime. He influenced many who came after him, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, whose early efforts were steeped in rhythm & blues. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87, and today we pay tribute to his greatness.

It’s Mother’s Day. Tune us in. You won’t regret it.

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday! We also have Joni Mitchell ‘Live’ at Club 47, & Sam Cooke at the Harlem Square Club, on April 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s mid-week and it’s Wilbury Wednesday! Can it get any better than that? Check out the line-up and see for yourself.

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Here’s your line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, Cambridge, MA

The year was 1968, and Club 47 was the place. We remember Linda Ronstadt playing there and getting roast beef sandwiches at Elsie’s in Harvard Square. Others also launched their careers there, like Bonnie Raitt. This turn was for Joni.

4:00 p.m.    Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilburys are in The Spotlight

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. Five friends who simply loved making music together and having fun. It shows.

7:00 p.m.    One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club   NEW!

Sam Cooke. Sometimes his name doesn’t flow off the lips when you talk about soul music. It should. He’s the man who invented soul.

Join us. It’s free. It’s outside the system. Just do it. All you need to do is click the link.

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We’re Paying Homage to Rhythm & Blues Today, Friday, April 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! On this day in 1954 (I was a little over 2 months old at the time), the Billboard magazine headline read:

“Teenagers Demand Music With a Beat — Spur Rhythm & Blues”

Throughout the sixties, R & B became the inspiration for many, many of the bands we feature here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, including both The Beatles and The Stones.

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Here’s your R & B line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Sweet Soul Music 1966: Various Artists

Including The Isley Brothers, The Supremes, Lorraine Ellison, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Wicked Wilson Pickett

6:00 p.m.    Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

Including Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Fontella Bass, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown (the hardest working man in rock & roll)

Tune us in and pay homage to those who helped start this thing.

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