It’s finally Friday. Of course, for those of us working retail, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the week. But no matter. Today in The Mermaid Lounge, great things come in groups of three. You’ll see what I mean.
Here’s Friday’s planned programming:
12:00 p.m. The Complete Trio Collection: Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton
I always lead off with Linda Ronstadt when I’m talking about a group of women singers. That is totally my bias, but it is without shame. No matter how you cut it, women get the short end of the straw in music. If they were guys, the word ‘supergroup’ would be flowing off everyone’s tongue. Linda, Emmylou and Dolly were a supergroup. The Complete Trio Collection proves it.
The complete collection gives you just that along with alternative versions of some of the songs and previously-unreleased material.
7:00 p.m. Steve Earle, Townes VanZandt, and Guy Clark: Together at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, September 3, 1995
It was Emmylou Harris who led me to Guy Clark originally. But one winter night in Harvard Square, three friends were outside in the snow freezing and decided to go into Passim’s Coffee Shop to get out of the elements for a while. Somebody was playing that night, but when I walked in and saw it was none other than Guy Clark, I was excited. The three of us were literally blown off our fucking stools. He has been a favorite ever since. A friend of Emmylou.
Now we add Steve Earle and songwriter in the extreme Townes VanZandt to the mix and what we have here is an amazing evening at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. This event took place just fifteen months before VanZand’s death.
Yeah. It’s all-country programming today. What about it? This is one of the things that makes us different than all the rest. This will be about 6 or 7 hours of actual programming. The rest of the 24-hour cycle? All open stream with no commercials. No cost. No obligation. No credit card or personal data required. Radio like it used to be.
We’re at mid-week, people. And this midweek is a Wilbury Wednesday. But that won’t be until a bit later in the day. That’s why we call this (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday.
Infinity: Open Stream Music: Various Artists
We are wide open right up until 6:00 p.m. tonight, circulating more than 26,000+ songs, with still plenty more to add as we roll through the year.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys
In my book (and in that of many others), the finest supergroup ever. Five big-time guys who were friends and liked making music together without ego. Bob Dylan (Lucky Wilbury), George Harrison (Nelson Wilbury), Tom Petty (Charlie T. Wilbury Jr.), Roy Orbison (Lefty Wilbury), and Jeff Lynne (Otis Wilbury) are the Traveling Wilburys. (By the way, after Orbison’s death, their names changed for the next release. But you can get all the fun details about names if you click the above link!)
Veteran percussionist and drummer, Jim Keltner (Buster Sidebury) was in the seat from beginning to end. Dhani Harrison contributed overdubs on Maxine and Like A Ship, and is credited as Ayerton Wilbury.
Today is Wilbury Wednesday, and you get the entire catalogue.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a brand new season as we roll into September! Even better, we kick it off with Tuesday Bluesday!
Here is your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, John Hammond & Freebo, Live at Ultrasonic Studios, October 17, 1972 NEW!
Some of the best stuff we have is archival discoveries and, while they may not exactly be technically perfect, it doesn’t matter. A young Bonnie Raitt is hanging out with some friends here an they are conducting a textbook super session. Her youthful versions of Jackson Browne’s Under the Falling Sky and Chris Smither’s Love Me Like a Man are really great, but her version of Blind Faith’s Can’t Find My Way Home is the most amazing.
When you toss in Lowell George, the grand master of Little Feat, John Hammond and Freebo, you’ve got a super group. Who is Freebo? His real name is Daniel Friedberg, and he’s legend in my generation, a super studio musician who has spent a lot of time supporting Bonnie Raitt. Freebo has also played with Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, John Mayall and many other musicians.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles
The Revolver album signaled what was to come from the Beatles. It was a giant LEAP forward for the band in so many areas. This album is widely considered the most influential album in modern music. Find out why by tuning in.
7:00 p.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session, Recorded Live at CHCH-TV on December 6, 1983
Two blues masters were recorded live at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, when SRV was 29 years old and King was 60. You can read more about this legendary blues session right here.
Come on, people, it’s a great time to tune us in. We’re here. We’re free. We ask for nada, and we operate totally outside the system. Oh, yeah, we also play great music — rotating more than 25,000 songs — on a 24-hour basis. Non-stop musical nirvana.
Good Morning, Ungovernables. Today we have an amazing ‘new’ music offering in the Trio Sessions with Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton.
Here’s your Friday line-up!
1:00 p.m. The Trio Sessions With Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton NEW!
I guess Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce qualified as a supergroup when they formed Cream. Why these three ladies are not technically considered one is well beyond my understanding, but they certainly are here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
We have featured the Trio albums in the past, but these are the Trio Sessions, with remasters, alternate versions and previously unreleased material. If you’ve never heard angels sing before, you are about to.
By the way, you can see the entire playlist in our Playlist section. Just scroll to the bottom of the page!
6:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Black Sea Gull (Replay)
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming day, but it’s pretty powerful programming!
Here’s your Sunday Funday programming!
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Blind Faith, by Blind Faith
The first and only album by this supergroup was released by Polydor Records in 1969. The band was made up of Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker from Cream, Steve Winwood of The Spencer Davis Group, and Rick Grech of Family.
You can always learn more about our Album of the Week by clicking on its photo in the blog’s sidebar!
2:00 p.m. Sounds of the Supergroups: Various Artists NEW!
Speaking of supergroups, this playlist covers Blind Faith, The Traveling Wilburys, Cream, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and the supergroup nobody talks about…Ronstadt, Harris & Parton. It’s spectacular.
5:00 p.m. Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Sacramento (’86)
After our Dylan & Heartbreakers feature, we’ll be on wide open stream!