We Give You Roomful of Blues and The Allman Brothers Band for This Windy and Rainy Tuesday Bluesday, October 26, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday has rolled around and this time we’ve got Roomful of Blues In the Spotight and The Allman Brothers live at The Beacon wrapped around our Album of The Week.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: Roomful of Blues

I remember going to see these guys in various venues around Cambridge, Massachusetts when I was just a young’un. This blues and swing revival band has been at this for five decades. They are no stranger to the blues circuit. If you haven’t paid much attention to them, this would be a good time.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Elton John by Elton John

This is our second airing of this great Elton John album, his debut in the U.S. but his second studio album outside this country. Two of my absolute favorite Elton John songs appear on this album, Take Me To The Pilot and Your Song. There are many singers and bands whose early music I prefer to their material in later years. Elton John is one of them.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York (1992)

This is a great collection of live songs performed by The Brothers during their residency at The Beacon during 1992. Some “live” Allman Brothers is a great way to close out the Tuesday Bluesday programming.

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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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We Kick Off the New Week With a Wide Open Stream Day, Monday, September 6, 2021

We’re kicking off the new week with some Wide Open Stream courtesy of the Music Mermaid, a siren of impeccable musical taste.

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It’s Wide Open Stream Today Save For Our Tribute To Dusty Hill, Friday, July 30, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers. We’ve got a wide open stream all day today except for our tribute to Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, our first open stream day in a while.

Today, we put ZZ Top In the Spotlight as we remember bassist Dusty Hill.

Here’s Friday’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of ZZ Top NEW!

Today we put ZZ Top In the Spotlight in tribute to Dusty Hill, who passed away in his sleep on July 27 at the age of 72. ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Texas in 1969 by guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons. After a few personnel changes, drummer Frank Beard and bassist Dusty Hill joined in 1969 and 1970 respectively. This line-up remained constant until Hill’s death the other day.

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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!

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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?

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Allman Brothers Band Highlight Our Tuesday Bluesday, June 29, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great blues line-up in store for you. And let’s not forget the second airing of our Album of The Week.

Today’s live performance isn’t from the Orpheum in Boston, but I could not resist this photo. I was at this show! Now I am on the hunt for this live performance!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, Austin, Texas, April 15, 1984

SRV was riding high at this time and it shows. Today’s performance is from the Austin Opera House, and we know you’re going to love it.

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

The second airing of Sister Kate is upon us. We understand if you lost sight of Kate Taylor in the early 70s, with both James and Livingston making records. But Sister Kate is a fine album, and Kate Taylor is a great talent in her own right.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at A & R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971

No matter what anyone tells you, The Allman Brothers Band are the granddaddys of Southern rock, and certainly the finest purveyors of blues-rock on the planet. Today we have them live at A & R Studios.

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On Friday, Night Time is The Right Time, and We Offer Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, June 25, 2021

To say that many songs have been written about the night would be an understatement, and we prove it with our latest long-player today. It kind of…kept going…and going. Until I got tired, that is.

Tonight we have Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton live from Madison Square Garden.

Here’s your Friday musical shenanigans:

11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists NEW!

This was one I couldn’t get out of my head. Songs with references to the night either in the titles or the lyrics. It was fun, but exhausting because it never wanted to end, and I’m sure I’ve missed some. But hey, that’s the way it goes.

You’ll hear B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Them, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, John Cougar Mellencamp, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, The Traveling Wilburys and many, many more.

We’ll have the set list up under the Playlist tab before air time! Just scroll to the bottom.

7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Garden, February 25-28, 2008

Here we have a great selection of songs from two musical legends recorded over three performances at Madison Square Garden in 2008. Unlike some, however, I personally consider Winwood the bigger talent here, but that’s me. He’s our guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.

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It’s Another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge With B.B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, and Our Album of The Week, June 15, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We are here with another great Tuesday Bluesday with some great programming for y’all. We kick it off at 11:00 a.m. this morning, so be there or be square!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of B. B. King

For more than half a century, B.B. King defined the blues for a global audience. This singer, songwriter and record producer was a guitar innovator, whose solos used a combination of fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and and staccato picking. Today, we put him in the spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett

The wicked one is back today for a second airing. Wilson Pickett was a big part of defining American soul music, placing 50 songs on the charts during his career. Some of the best are here today.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night Long, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 1992

This was the first multi-night stand the Allman Brothers played at the great Beacon Theatre in New York.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in. In between all this great blues music, we have some great Open Stream with rock, rock n’ roll, R & B, gospel, soul, folk, cajun-zydeco, calypso and other world music.

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New ‘Travelin’ Fever’ Extended Playlist, The Final Airing of ‘Willy & The Poor Boys’ and Live Dead, Saturday, May 22, 2021

Good Morning, Audiophiles! We’ve got a newly-expanded extended playlist for you today that we debut in part earlier in the week for starters, then our usual fare!

We kick it off today with our new Travelin’ Fever Longplayer!

Here’s Saturday’s Line-up:

11:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists NEW!

We previewed this playlist earlier in the week, but we’ve rapidly expanded and extended it to make it our newest long-player, multi-artist block. You’ll hear Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cream, J.J. Cale, Asleep At The Wheel, Little Feat, Jerry Jeff Walker, Fats Domino, James Taylor, Jesse Winchester, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Willy & The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this week’s featured album is upon us. Tomorrow, we’ll have a new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, May 8, 1977

This is, without a doubt, one of the Dead’s finest live performances ever. It is definitely not to be missed. Don’t forget to tune it in later tonight!

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