We Slowly Wind Down Tom Petty Month (But We Ain’t Done Yet), and Put The Soul Queen of New Orleans In The Spotlight, Friday, October 22, 2021

Good Morning, Petty-ologists! We are slowly winding down Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, but we do have some great nuggets left for you this week. Do not despair. We’ve got a very scientific offering today. (I’m lying.)

We put Irma Thomas In the Spotlight a bit later!

Here’s Friday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s Top 60 Songs EXPANDED AND UPDATED!

The decision to move this from 50 to 60 songs was as “scientific” as the song selections themselves. We simply decided 50 wasn’t enough and some great stuff got left out. So, we arbitrarily added it in. I believe we pulled the song names out of a bucket when we originally made this list, and just said, “yeah” and “no.” But it matters not. We could redo this list and it might look very different. That’s why we don’t indulge. We think we’ve got a solid list here, and it now includes some of the stuff from Wildflowers & All The Rest and Angel Dream. ENJOY!

By the way, the set list is up under the Playlist tab and it was updated last evening. Just scroll around out there until you find it.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of both Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but she never quite achieved the commercial success of either. Although, to listen to Irma, she’s feels she’s living just fine as ‘The Soul Queen of New Orleans.’ At 80 years old, she’s still singing. We love Irma Thomas here in The Mermaid Lounge, and tonight we are putting her In the Spotlight where she belongs.

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It’s a Black & Blue Friday Here in The Mermaid Lounge With Songs Including References to Those Two Colors Throughout The Day, October 15, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! This should be a fun day as we pull out our All About Blue and Paint It Black set lists for you. It’s a treasure trove of multi-artist songs as we play the ones with the words “blue” and “black” in either the title or the lyrics, or both!

Today it’s songs with references to the colors black & blue in the title, lyrics, or both!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue, Volume One: Various Artists

1:15 p.m. All About Blue: Volume Two: Various Artists

We’re running these two playlists back-to-back for you today to kick things off, focusing on songs with references to the color blue in the title, the lyrics…or both! And there are plenty as you’ll hear from The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, The Kinks, Little Feat, B.B. King, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, The Beach Boys, George Harrison, Mudcrutch, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Paint It Black: Various Artists

You’ll get the same treatment tonight only with the color black. You’ll hear from Led Zeppelin, The Wallflowers, The Move, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Stephen Stills, The Band, Grateful Dead, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Lucinda Williams, k.d. lang, Tom Rush, Amy Winehouse, Warren Zevon and more!

And that’s why it’s a black & blue Friday here in The Mermaid Lounge! It’s a big wide Open Stream with a bit of a twist, and we hope you like it. Make today part of your background color by pulling up a tab and tuning us in. You’ll be in good company.

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It’s Mid-Week and We Have a Brand New EP Coming Your Way Plus Some ‘Live’ Little Feat, Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Good Morning, Psychedelic Music Lovers (and that would definitely be me). The Psychedelic Express is rolling your way and is our latest playlist to move into EP territory!

The Psychedelic Express debuts as our latest EP today!

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists UPDATED AND EXPANDED!

We’ve gone from just under two hours of great psychedelic music to just under five hours of uninterrupted mind-bending music. You’ll hear the Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, The Animals, Eric Burdon & War, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Doors, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (yes, that Kenny Rogers), Yes, Vanilla Fudge, Mudcrutch, Tommy James & The Shondells, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cream, Grateful Dead, Procol Harum, Blues Image, Donovan, The Byrds, Blind Faith, The Chambers Brothers, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, and many more!

This particular EP set list will be on this blog under the Playlist tab prior to airing! Just scroll to the bottom.

7:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C., August 18, 1977

We close out today’s programming with undoubtedly one of our favorite bands on the planet in Little Feat. Just as The Grateful Dead isn’t THE Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia, Little Feat isn’t THE Little Feat without Lowell George.

Before, in between, and after we have that great wide Open Stream with the Music Mermaid calling the shots. You cannot go wrong. No interruptions. No commercials. No chatty DJ’s who want to tell you about their lives. Just great music 24/7. Free.

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Monday, Monday With Jackson Browne, Some Live Flying Burrito Brothers, and That Sweet Soul Sound, October 11, 2021

It’s Monday all over again, and someone here though it would be a good idea to run The Boston Marathon on Columbus Day and insult the Indigenous People a little more. Welcome to Boston. But nevertheless, we have some great music for you here in The Mermaid Lounge.

The Shirelles, a great sixties girl band you’ll hear later today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jackson Browne

This past Saturday was not only John Lennon’s birthday, but it was also Jackson Browne’s. And Jackson Browne is a singer-songwriter legend in these parts. Today, we give Jackson a turn In The Spotlight.

3:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Palomino, North Hollywood, CA, June 8, 1969

Here we have one of the pioneers of country-rock recorded during a Monday night residency in the year 1969. The brothers play a great batch of songs, some from their debut album and some not. Keep in mind that this was recorded in 1969.

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

Consider this just a bit of a preview of what we’ll be featuring this coming Sunday when we give you our soul and R & B long player. You’ll hear The Shirelles, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, The Ronettes, Otis Reading, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, Jimmy Ruffin, Fontella Bass, Irma Thomas, The Staple Singers, The Temptations, The Marvelettes, Jackie Wilson, Booker T. & The MGs, Wicked Wilson Pickett, and many more!

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Today We Ask ‘What’s In A Name?’ and Take You On A Flight to Copenhagen Aboard The Jefferson Airplane, Friday, October 8, 2021

Welcome to Friday here in The Mermaid Lounge. I was inspired last evening and updated our ‘What’s In A Name’ playlist. It is now officially an EP. Read on, Musicologists!

This evening we give you some live Jefferson Airplane!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. What’s In A Name: Various Artists UPDATED & EXPANDED!

These playlists are a blast to create. So, last night, as I was planning to simply program today’s musical events, I realized just how many great songs were left off this list! Before I knew it, it was our latest EP. You’ll hear Chi Coltrane, Tony Joe White, The Beatles, Three Dog Night, Laura Nyro, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Warren Zevon, The Allman Brothers Band, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, CSNY, The Association, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Steve Winwood, Badfinger, The Kinks, Carly Simon, Steely Dan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Holly & The Crickets, and then some!

The complete set list for this particular EP will be on this blog under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

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

Take a trip back in time on Jefferson Airplane to Copenhagen for this great concert. We haven’t heard this one in a while. This seems like the perfect time to break it out.

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It’s Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge and That Brings the Extended-Play ORIGINAL Sixties Rotation Along With Our New Album of The Week From Valerie Carter, October 3, 2021

Good Morning, Music Aficionados everywhere! Here we are with another Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got our usual great programming situation going here.

Valerie Carter was way more than just a pretty face. As Jackson Browne sang of her, “That Girl Could Sing.” See for yourself today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just A Stone’s Throw Away by Valerie Carter NEW!

For those who do not know Valerie Carter, this album is a great way to start that process. It is so hard to categorize this album (her debut album). It’s a little bit folk, it’s a little bit country, it’s got some jazz moments and it’s a lot of R & B and funk. Carter has an amazing voice that can handle it all. Just A Stone’s Throw was produced by Lowell George (Little Feat), George Massenburg, and Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire). It featured musicians like Jackson Browne, Bob Glaub, Herb Pederson, John Sebastion and literally all of Little Feat. Her back-up singers included Linda Ronstadt, Deniece Williams, Herb Pederson, Lowell George, and Maurice White. Yeah, you’ve got all week to tune it in, but why wait?

3:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

We have two massive sixties rotation EP’s, and this is the first from the early sixties to the mid-sixties. There’s some overlap in artists from one to the other, but none of the songs overlap. In this EP, you’ll hear from a pretty eclectic line-up that includes Sonny & Cher, The Monkees, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dusty Springfield, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Searchers, The Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Buddy Holly, The Kinks, Neil Diamond, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Donovan, The Rolling Stones and more!

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It’s A Beatles Kind of Day As We Close Out The Month; We’ve Also Got The Wilburys With the AOW, and Our ‘On The Map’ Playlist Later, Thursday, September 30, 2021

Good Morning, Beatles Lovers (and I, for one, am one)! It’s a Beatles kind of day here today in The Mermaid Lounge, and with good reason! Read on!

In spite of the rumors, The Beatles were still loose and enjoying each other at the end.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions

October is a big month. The 50th Anniversary 5-CD set of Let It Be will be released on October 15 replete with remixes (McCartney was unhappy with Phil Spector’s versions of some of the songs; and I agree), outtakes, alternate versions, and other goodies. Peter Jackson’s six-hour Let It Be documentary will be released on October 15 as well, with the companion book, The Beatles: Get Back, coming on October 12.

We’ve had this little gem for a while now and have played it before. We thought this would be an appropriate way to kick out the September jams as we get ready for October.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume One

Back with our next-to-last airing of this great album. October will also be Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge. And you’ll hear plenty of the Wilburys as well during this time.

7:00 p.m. On The Map: Various Artists

We close out the day’s programming with our ‘On The Map’ playlist with cities, towns and locations in either the title, lyrics, or both. You’ll hear The Doors, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Asleep At The Wheel, Linda Ronstadt, Fats Domino, America, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Tom Rush, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, The Grateful Dead, James Taylor, CSNY, Scott McKenzie, and more!

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Bring It On! It’s Saturday With Our EP ‘Ladies Day Out’ Playlist, The Final Airing of ‘Grievous Angel’ and LIVE DEAD, September 25, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers Everywhere! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we turn a good portion of the day over to the women of music.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

Today we turn it over to the women of music from all over the spectrum. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Phoebe Snow, Marcia Ball, Valerie Carter, Aretha Franklin, The Shirelles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, Wendy Waldman, Carole King, Carly Simon, Dusty Springfield, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, Amy Winehouse, and so many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons FINAL AIRING!

We bid a most fond farewell to our Album of The Week this week. Gram Parsons married country with rock n’ roll in the same way that Dylan married folk to rock. He was a pioneer who never lived long enough to enjoy his legacy. But we certainly have.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA, March 28, 1973 NEW!

Another one from the vault from the world’s ultimate jam band. This one comes from the Springfield Civic Center, and I’m proud to say I was there.

Before, in between, and after we’ve got wide Open Stream going here courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She’s got impeccable taste in music. See for yourself and join us today.

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Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Volume Two of Our Sixties Rotation, and Gram Parsons With Our Album of The Week, September 19, 2021

It’s a great day in The Mermaid Lounge because we bring you the music that inspired us to start this station to begin with. We focus on the 60’s and deliver a brand new Album of The Week as well.

The Sixties are back starting at 3:00 p.m. EST!

Here’s your Sunday programming!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons NEW!

Gram Parsons never lived long enough to see just how influential he truly was. He died at the age of 26 from multiple drug use in a Joshua Tree, California, on this very day (September 19) in 1973. It’s only fitting we pay him tribute with our Album of The Week.

Parsons was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist who played with The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The International Submarine Band, and as a solo artist. He also collaborated with Emmylou Harris and, in spite of the rumors, they were not lovers. Their connection was music. She, of course, went on to become a country-rock legend.

Gram Parsons brought country to rock n’ roll and helped forge the country-rock genre in the same way that Bob Dylan brought folk to rock. He was that influential in a very short lifetime.

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

We’re back with the music that helped to bring us to live here in The Mermaid Lounge. This volume focuses more on the mid-to-late sixties. You will hear The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin (with and without her various bands), The Four Tops, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, James Brown, The Box Tops, Vanilla Fudge, Sly & The Family Stone, The Doors, The Zombies, and many more. It’s over five hours of sixties music!

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We Open With the Final Airing of Our AOW, Then Move To Our EP ‘The British Are Coming’ Playlist. And Later, We Have LIVE DEAD, Saturday, September 18, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s our usual Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge You will remember on Wednesday we had Music Festival day. We cannot find a really good recording of Summer Jam from ’73 at Watkins Glen, but we do have the next best thing. See below.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blue by Joni Mitchell FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell to Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece, Blue, today. Tomorrow there will be a brand new album awaiting you when you roll yourselves out of bed.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We’re back with our EP The British Are Coming which gives you music from The British Invasion (musically speaking) and beyond. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Who, The Zombies, The Rolling Stones, Yes, The Animals, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees (not that Saturday Night Fever shit either), The Yardbirds, The Pretenders, Lulu, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Petula Clark, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Summer Jam, Watkins Glen, NY, July 28, 1973 NEW!

You’ll remember our Music Festival Wednesday this week we talked about Summer Jam in 1973 at Watkins Glen. The bands were The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and The Grateful Dead. We’re still searching for a decent recording of the entire event, but we’ve got the next best thing. This is the most-attended music event in known history, and you got all three bands for a mere $10. Are you kidding me?

This recording of The Grateful Dead (soundboard, so decent quality) is the closest we come since both The Allman Brothers Band and The Band join them on stage toward the end of their set. We hope you enjoy, and we will continue our search.

Great day to tune us in for sure. We’ve got our usual busy Saturday on tap, yet we still give you more hours of wide Open Stream than programmed music. That’s what we’re all about. We don’t charge, ask for a subscription, or your personal information. No forms to fill out. We don’t run commercials, and our DJ’s not the mouthy kind. Give us a shot.

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