It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers, Some Badass Guitarists, and Our Album of The Week, September 15, 2020

Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with our friends The Allman Brothers Band. We’ve also got some badass guitarists up later on along with our Album of the Week!

Duane and Gregg Allman

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesay line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Allman Brothers Band Live at Woodstock ’94, August 14, 1994 NEW!

Duane Allman was already long gone by the time Woodstock ’94 rolled around, but the Allman Brothers Band managed to carry on proudly in his name for many years. Today we have their performance from Woodstock ’94.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter was a successful singer-songwriter, as well as a background and harmony singer for Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and many others. She inspired Steve Winwood’s Valerie as well as Jackson Browne’s That Girl Could Sing. Find out why.

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

Some of the best pickers in the business, including Mike Campbell, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lowell George, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bonnie Raitt.

We’re sitting right here in The Mermaid Lounge waiting for you to tune us in. Let’s go. Come on. You know you want to.

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It’s a Busy Saturday Courtesy of Van Morrison & Joni Mitchell, Our Final Airing of our AOW, and Live Dead! on September 12, 2020

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! Saturdays are usually busier than weekdays, and this is no exception. We have some great programming on tap wrapped around the 24/7 airing of the best music on the planet.

The multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist genius known as Van Morrison.

Here’s your line-up for Saturday:

11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, July 30, 1983

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has combined folk, jazz, pop and rock over the years to deliver an amazing library of music. She just announced the birth of the Joni Mitchell Archives, a series of boxed sets that include her earliest-recorded work will be released over the next several years. I can tell you this is much anticipated here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic

This will be the final airing of this week’s Album of the Week. Tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new one on the blog.

6:00 p.m. Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 6, 1979

Again, another singer-songwriter who defies the conventional, and he has also built an incredible body of work that began in the sixties with the British blues band, Them. The concert delivered on this date is classic Van Morrison.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The McNicols Sports Arena, Denver, CO, December 14, 1990 NEW!

This Saturday’s Live Dead! is another strong outing by the world’s ultimate jam band. No two shows were ever the same, even on the same tour. Enjoy.

What you waiting for? I keep saying it: Free. 24/7. No commercials. No politicians. No chatter. Just music and a few station IDs. End of story.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt Live at the Rainbow Room, and Our Album of The Week, September 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan. We also toss in some Bonnie Raitt, always good for those bluesy days.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! Stevie Ray Vaughan: Blues You Can Use, Recorded Live on the Live Alive Tour, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987   NEW!

Stevie Ray Vaughan was known as “the second coming of the blues” before his untimely death in a helicopter crash at the age of 35 in 1990, but his legend endures as one of the most amazing blues guitarists of all time. Bonnie Raitt dedicated her album Luck of The Draw to Stevie Ray. It’s only fitting that they are scheduled here on the same day.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic

Steve Winwood is another of those artists whose legend will endure long after his mortal life, and with good reason. Everything this guy has touched is worth listening to on some level, and he has been around for a very long time. One of my favorite videos of all time is Steve Winwood and Tom Petty on stage together for Can’t Find My Way Home during the Heartbreakers’ 2014 tour.

7:00 p.m.     Bonnie Raitt Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972

Bonnie Raitt is another of those female pioneers who never disappoints. It’s amazing to me that even the classic rock stations fail to give these women their due. But here in The Mermaid Lounge, their presence is scheduled to grow.

So, again. What the hell are you waiting for? 

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It’s Friday and The British Are Coming! The Only British Invasion Worth Remembering Happens Today, September 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we  have Wide Open Stream until 11:00 a.m. EST, when we begin airing The British Are Coming, more than five uninterrupted hours of British Invasion (and beyond) music.

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Here are some of the artists you’ll be hearing:

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Kinks
  • The Dave Clark Five
  • The Who
  • Queen
  • Eric Clapton
  • The Pretenders
  • Cream
  • Lulu
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Jeff Beck
  • Pink Floyd
  • Them (featuring Van Morrison)
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Faces
  • The Searchers

and many more. So, tune us in, people. You will not regret it.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Bonnie Raitt & Friends, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King; and REVOLVER Returns as Our AOW on, September 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a brand new season as we roll into September! Even better, we kick it off with Tuesday Bluesday!

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King

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.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Leon in Long Beach, The Summer of Love Vol. 1, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we have Leon Russell today. We also have our first volume of The Summer of Love Playlist.

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Here’s today’s playlist:

11:00 a.m.   Leon Live! Leon Russell Recorded at the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, August 28, 2020  NEW!

The ultimate session musician was also a star in his own right, and a hell of a bluesman.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds

The Byrds 4th studio album was released during the Summer of Love. You can learn more about this great album by clicking on the image in the sidebar on the right!

7:00 p.m.     The Summer of Love Playlist, Volume 1: Various Artists

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Yardbirds, Donovan, The Grassroots, Aretha Franklin, and more!

This is a perfect day to tune us in and check us out. It won’t cost you a penny. Seriously.

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The Summer of Love Rages On: Dusty’s Lost British Recordings, The Lost Cream Tapes, and John Wesley Harding Pays A Visit, Monday, August 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re in our final week of The Summer of Love and we’re rolling along nicely on a Monday morning, as you will see.

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan  NEW!

Dylan’s eighth studio album, released on December 27, 1967, marked a return to his folk roots after a few blues-influenced rock albums. It was very well received, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 in the UK. It was recorded around the same time as the home recordings made with The Band, which were eventually released as The Basement Tapes.

2:00 p.m.    Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings

There are fucking days when I cannot believe that people do not have a grasp on what Dusty Springfield has meant to music in general, let alone as a woman pioneer in this hell-bent male profession. But we here in The Mermaid Lounge “get it” for sure.

7:00 p.m.     Acid: The Lost Cream Tapes (1967-1968)

This bootleg was actually released in 2005 and are alternate recordings of several songs as well as some jamming. Very cool. And really good quality, so enjoy. By the way, there are a couple of Falstaff Beer Commercial recordings tossed in, proving once again that advertising has been king for a long time.

Tune us in. Turn yourself on. And drop the rest of the shit out the window. It’s Monday. You really didn’t want to work anyway, did you?

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We’re On Our Final Week Of The Summer of Love, So We Focus on The Sixties Today, Sunday, August 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re on our final week of The Summer of Love, so we’re focusing on the Sixties today.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Younger Than Yesterday, The Byrds   NEW!

This was The Byrds’ fourth studio album, released in February of 1967. With this album, they continued their foray into psychedelic music…with a touch of jazz thrown in for good measure. Chris Hillman began to take the spotlight, revealing himself to be a formidable singer-songwriter.

4:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Transformative Years

The Beatles also moved into the world of psychedelic music in the latter half of the sixties. The album Revolver was really the album that catapulted the band forward in this direction. This is a great playlist.

8:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968

To close out the evening’s festivities, we hear from one of the most important, influential female rockers of the sixties live on stage at Winterland, Janis Joplin.

This is, like all the other days, a great day to tune us in. We’re no bullshit all day, every day. No hidden charges. No credit card required. No personal information requested. No advertising and no fucking politicians.

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Today, It’s Janis Joplin With Big Brother for The Summer of Love, and We Celebrate The October “Wildflowers and All the Rest” Release with a TPATH Playlist, Friday, August 21, 2020

While we celebrate the music of our past, the future looms ahead of us with a much-anticipated Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers release. Today, on a light-programming day (meaning a lot of Open Stream), we celebrate both.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Deep Cuts & B-Sides

You know, people, any one of the songs on this playlist could have been a hit. Not like this band’s hits were junk, like some others. Far from it. But this band produced so much good music it’s incredible. And it’s incredible that this band was firing on all cylinders 40 years later, because Hypnotic Eye, their last studio release in 2014 was about as good as they get. They are the house band for a reason.

7:00 p.m.    The Best of The Summer of Love! Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin   NEW!

This debut album was released in August 1967. Not surprisingly, it was re-released one month later with Janis Joplin’s name added to the cover and a couple of additional songs thrown in. We have it here for you today.

Come on, Empire dwellers, let’s get our shit together. Europe, Asia, and other more far-flug areas are all over this station. As usual, the toddlers are bringing up the rear.

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The Summer of Love is in Charge Today With The Doors, John Mayall, and a Great Little Album That Goes Unnoticed, Thursday, August 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Somehow, this 1967 programming just kind of fell in my lap very late last night. Sometimes, without trying, things just kind of fall together!

Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live in 1967

If you follow this station and read this blog (something you should all be doing, by the way), you know we’re into music in all forms. Some of the stuff is fan recorded, and that’s just fine with us. This particular entry is short on quality, but big on blues history. After Clapton left the band, the void was filled by Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. They would go on to form Fleetwood Mac which, by the way, started with Peter Green on vocals and was an actual blues band. Get past the fan-recorded aspect of this and enjoy. By the way, if you listen to Ye, this is probably not your venue.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors

The second Doors release of the Summer of Love. As I have said previously, it did not disappoint after their fantastic debut, The Doors.

7:00 p.m.    The Best of The Summer of Love! Evergreen, Volume 2 by The Stone Poneys   NEW!

Speaking of two releases in one year, The Stone Poneys also accomplished that feat in 1967, with this release coming just five months after their debut. Nobody talks about this in ‘Summer of Love’ terms, but this was released right in the heart of it, June 1967. Unlike their debut album, Linda Ronstadt was prominently featured on vocals. Not surprisingly, it would be the most successful of their three releases before she exploded onto the music scene.

Linda Ronstadt left Tucson for L.A. with Bobby Kimmel (guitarist) to make music. They hooked up with a guy named Kenny Edwards, who would later be a very important cog in her back-up band. This is a portrait of Linda Ronstadt before we knew her, in a more trippy vein. Great stuff.

Good day to become a fan, people. I cannot emphasize this more: All you need is a browser and a tab. The rest is a breeze. No money. No credit card required. No personal information requested. Just free music. No shit. No bullshit. No lie.

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