It’s Tuesday Bluesday, Our Album of the Week is Back, and Happy 80th Birthday, Ringo! Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Tuesday Bluesday is back and we’re heading down Louisiana way for today’s offering. And it’s Ringo’s 80th birthday, and we pay respects to him, an often underrated very important cog in the Beatles’ musical wheel.

ringo

Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Songs   NEW!

A simple four-drum kit was all Ringo needed to make his sound. If you watched the video I posted earlier on the #BecomeUngovernable Radio Facebook page, you’ll see that his peers revere that sound and try to recapture it. Ringo didn’t need to steal the show. He drummed to the level that the song required. He was never bigger than the song itself.

You can check out that great Ringo video here!

3:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

The release is finally here! Originally shelved in 1975, Neil Young’s 40th studio release, Homegrown, has hit the airwaves.

7:00 p.m.    Tuesday Bluesday: The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1

Today we do something a bit different and head down to N’awlins for some Louisiana Blues!

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It’s Clapton at Madison Square Garden, Paul Simon in The Spotlight, and Lucinda Williams’ New Album on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is one of those days I wish I could stay in The Mermaid Lounge and listen, but alas, retail hell calls.

Here’s today’s line-up in the lounge:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

Paul Simon’s career began back in 1956 with the duo of Simon & Garfunkel, add to that his years as a solo artist, and you have a career that spans six decades. Today we put him in The Spotlight.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams is known for working slowly, and maybe there’s a method to her madness. Her latest release at the ripe young age of 67 proves that there’s no age barrier to kicking ass.

7:00 p.m.    Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, March 19, 2017  NEW!

Speaking of kicking ass, we have Eric Clapton live at Madison Square Garden airing for the first time today. Clapton is an official guitar god. In addition to his incredible solo career, he has loaned his considerable talents to The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, The Doors Take The Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we have an oldie but goodie for you today.

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band

Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:

11:00 a.m.  Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Live in Amsterdam, April 1, 1969   NEW!

The Kozmic Blues Band was but one of the bands that Janis fronted after Big Brother & The Holding Company and before Full Tilt Boogie, as she continued her quest for the “perfect” band. There isn’t much information out there about the band, other than the members’ names. The link I provided is just about the best info you can find out there, and it’s a fan site.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

The latest album from Lucinda Williams is our featured album this week. You can learn more about this album by clicking on the photo in the right sidebar on this blog.

6:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

Like Janis Joplin, The Doors’ leader, Jim Morrison, is one of the members of the ’27 Club’, the rockers who died in their 27th year. There are several others in this group, including Gram Parsons, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones. The Doors were only a factor for four years but, in four years, they made some seriously great fucking music.

It’s time to tune us in! We’re sitting here waiting for you.

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We’re ‘Under the Influence’ Today, Lucinda Williams Owns Our Album of The Week, and Spend Some Time With The Animals, Sunday, June 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Since I’m already under the influence, that’s how we’ll start our programming today. Beyond that, it’s a day of ‘firsts’ here.

Eric Burdon and the animals-4

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Under the Influence: Various Artists

Since I’m starting my weekend off under the influence, I feel we all should start our day that way!

3:00 p.m.   Album of The Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams   NEW!

Lucinda Williams is back, and we have her brand new album as our latest Album of The Week! It premieres here at 3:00 p.m. Read more about it here

7:00 p.m.   Deb’s Stream: Absolutely The Animals

Personally, I can’t believe it took me this long to put this playlist together. The Animals are undoubtedly one of the premier bands in the history of blues rock, and Eric Burdon is one of the best singers on the planet.

This would be a great day to tune us in. Actually, any day is a great day. So, just fucking do it:

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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.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Yardbirds, Booker T. & The MGs in The Spotlight, and “On The Border”Returns, May 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday once again, and we’ve got The Yardbirds on tap. Be sure to join us!

Yardbirds

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds: The BBC Sessions 1965-1968   NEW!

The Yardbirds are a British blues-rock band formed in London in May of 1963. The original lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. Throughout the years, other band members have come and gone.

During the BBC Sessions featured in this playlist, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page circulated in and out of the band.

4:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

This was The Eagles third studio album, and they added Don Felder to go for a more rock feel than the first two albums.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Booker T. & The M.G.’s were a musical force in the sixties. Formed in Memphis in 1962, the band was influential in shaping the unique sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original band members were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums). As the de facto house band for Stax Records, they also played for artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and Delaney & Bonnie.

Tune us in for a great musical feast. We’re free. All the time.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Eric Clapton, Our Album of the Week Returns, and We Have a New Early Linda Ronstadt Playlist on May 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a special Tuesday Bluesday treat today, nearly four hours of highlights from Eric Clapton and his friends at the Crossroads Guitar Festivals.

Linda Ronstadt-Young

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

9:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

This is an amazing album, and the perfect way to enjoy your morning coffee. I know I will.

12:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt: The Stone Poney & Early Years   NEW!

This playlist encompasses the very early years of Linda Ronstadt, even before Don’t Cry Now, which came one year before that breakthrough album known as Heart Like A Wheel. 

4:00 p.m.    Tuesday Bluesday with Eric Clapton & Friends: Highlights From The Crossroads Guitar Festivals

Join Eric Clapton with blues guitarists like Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and others who have graced the stage of his Crossroads Guitar Festivals over the years.

You really should tune us in. We’ll help you get through your day.

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Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are Our Tuesday Bluesday Feature & Van Morrison Captivates at The Hollywood Bowl, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I had a schedule switch and I’m opening today, so we have an early blog post.

Van Morrison-Astral Weeks Live

Here’s Your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Alison Krauss & Union Station Live!

This was the eleventh album for the band, but its first live album. All of the songs were recorded at the Louisville Palace (April 29 & 30, 2002), with the exception of Down To The River To Pray, which was recorded at Austin City Limits.

4:00 p.m.     Tuesday Bluesday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues

Tom Petty was serious about the blues, and his band could certainly sing and play the blues. He often said he envisioned them as old men sitting around with their guitars singing the blues.

8:00 p.m.     Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2008)   NEW!

This was the fifth live album released by Van Morrison. It was recorded on November 7 and 8, 2008, exactly forty years after the first iteration of Astral Weeks was released. Morrison produced this effort, insisting on just one rehearsal and no post-production. Essentially you hear what the audience heard the two nights it was recorded.

10:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

Wildflowers is the second solo studio album (of three) by Tom Petty, who was joined in the studio by his bandmates and a collection of some of the best studio musicians in rock n’roll history.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, Emmylou Harris is Back With the AOW & The Moody Blues are “Live” at Red Rocks, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! AOW should not be confused with AOC (please). And we have our usual fine collection of musical minstrels on tap for today.

Chuck Berry-Bo Diddley On Stage

Here’s is your line-up:

1:00 p.m.   It’s Tuesday Bluesday! Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley: Two Great Guitars and the Super Blues Band   NEW!

As Mr. Petty says, “Elvis was king but Diddley was daddy.”  What we have here are two real innovators in rock n’ roll together. And nothing bad can come of that, as you will see. 

4:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Elite Hotel by Emmylou Harris

Elite Hotel was Harris’ third studio release, and the second release in 1975 (the first being the critically acclaimed Pieces of the Sky).

7:00 p.m.   The Moody Blues at Red Rocks Ampitheater with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, September 9, 1992

In spite of their long and glorious career, this marks the first time The Moody Blues ever performed live with a full symphony orchestra. If nobody has ever been to Red Rocks, it’s an amazing experience.

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Van Morrison “Live” at the Capitol Theater, Johnny Winter “Live” at The Bottom Line, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday here, and we’ve got new Johnny Winter to fit the bill.

Johnny winter-2

Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

4:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Live at the Capitol Theater, LA, October 6, 1979

7:00 p.m.   Our Tuesday Bluesday Selection: Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978   NEW!

Johnny Winter’s entire life was dedicated to the blues. Although sometimes forgotten, his string of monster albums in the late sixties and early seventies established Winter as one of the most important figures in the blues genre. 

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