We’re One Day From the Weekend and We Feature Our Final Airing of Shawn Colvin as Our Singer-Songwriter, We Have Our ‘In Your Dreams’ EP, and We Put Dusty Springfield In the Spotlight Later, Friday, January 27, 2023

Hell, music lovers, we’re almost at the end of the first month of the new year and we’re one day away from the weekend! We’ve got a great lineup for you today with our ‘In Your Dreams’ EP sandwiched in between two of our favorite Mermaid Lounge women.

Here’s Friday’s musical lineup:

9:00 a.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Shawn Colvin FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of Shawn Colvin as this week’s featured singer-songwriter, a woman who turned the folk music genre on its head with her 1998 release A Few Small Repairs and her double-winning Grammy hit Sunny Came Home. I never had the pleasure of seeing Shawn Colvin live, but I did see her in a great multi-artist concert joining friends Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, David Lindley and Bruce Hornsby back in the late 90’s. We’ll be airing that concert next week, in fact.

12:00 p.m. In Your Dreams: Various Artists

Dreams are a funny thing. I almost never remember mine unless they are the craziest. Yet, they are certainly the subject of some great music. You’ll hear the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Aerosmith, Crowded House, the Moody Blues, Van Morrison, The Eurythmics, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Nanci Griffith, The Electric Prunes, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, The Mamas & The Papas, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, Supertramp, Randy Newman, Aretha Franklin, Widespread Panic, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, The Youngbloods, Jimmy Ruffin, Jackson Browne, Mudcrutch, Patsy Cline, Joe Walsh, Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Dusty Springfield and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

British-born Dusty Springfield is a Mermaid Lounge favorite. Her sultry mezzo-soprano voice is immediately recognizable and she was one of the most popular female singers of the sixties. Her repertoire encompassed blue-eyed soul, pop, country, jazz and soulful ballads. This is a great playlist.

We’re one day away from being ‘weekenders’ folks. If you’ve got an office, a free tab and a mouse, we can make your Friday a hell of a lot better. Just play us in the background. There’s no effort involved. We don’t ask for a subscription, a credit card or your name. Just click on the button below.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Our Big, Bad Blues EP, the Second Airing of Our AOW, and Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band Live in Amsterdam on January 24, 2023

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Tuesday Bluesday is always a popular day here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, and today will not disappoint. Even our album selection is Rhythm & BLUES!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

This is our biggest, baddest blues EP where you’ll hear Delbert McClinton, B.B. King, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Duane Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Howlin’ Wolf, Tracy Nelson and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Going To A Go-Go by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

It’s the second airing of our AOW, and it just happens to be Rhythm & BLUES by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.

7:00 p.m. Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 11, 1969

Janis walked away from Big Brother & The Holding Company and made a solo album with The Kozmic Blues Band backing her up. Then, they became a thing as they took to the road together! Tonight we have them ‘live’ from The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Come on, people. It’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and it is always a popular day here. We won’t disappoint today. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free of charge, free from advertising and DJ chatter.

Great Stuff Coming To Get You Through Monday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Our Playlist About Luck, and a New Spotlight With J. J. Cale, January 23, 2023

Good Morning to the Working Class. We’ve got great stuff coming your way this morning, including a playlist from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, our playlist about luck on several levels, and a brand new Spotlight featuring J. J. Cale.

Here’s Monday’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Deep Cuts & B-Sides

Everyone knows Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ hits and there were many. But the band made so much great music that casual Petty fans may not know about many of their songs. To be sure, if you subscribe to Sirius and listen to Tom Petty Radio you’ll hear this stuff, but for those who don’t there’s us. We’ve got everything the band has ever made and then some. This is one playlist that’s not to be missed.

3:00 p.m. Good Luck, Bad Luck, Dumb Luck: Various Artists

This is a multi-artist playlist about luck and fortune. You’ll hear it in the title, lyrics or both from Jethro Tull, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bonnie Raitt, Cream, The Eagles, Taj Mahal, Fats Domino, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, The Wallflowers, The Byrds, Warren Zevon, The Beatles, Steve Winwood, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Paul McCartney & Wings, Joe Walsh, The Rolling Stones and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of J. J. Cale NEW!

J. J. Cale wrote so many great songs (Cocaine, After Midnight, Call Me The Breeze and more) that became hits for so many artists, yet never achieved stardom himself. We are big fans here in The Mermaid Lounge however, and Cale is much respected by his peers in the music industry. Today we will put J. J. Cale In the Spotlight, where he belongs, singing his own compositions.

Let’s face it. Monday’s suck. There’s no better place to be than right here. We’re totally free 24/7 and we are on uninterrupted by commercial advertising. It’s all about the music. All you need to do is pull up a tab and click the button below!

Today It’s the Final Airing of Our AOW, the ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP, and We Introduce Shawn Colvin as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter, Saturday, January 21, 2023

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King & Friends FINAL AIRING!

We send this one off into the sunset today. Tune in to hear B. B. King, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more deliver some kick-ass blues. Recorded live in L.A. in 1987. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection when you finally roll out of bed.

11:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

If you’re wondering about the graphic, you shouldn’t be. Folk music gave birth to protest music with artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Phil Ochs, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly and Bob Dylan. In additon, you’ll hear those who followed and carried on the tradition in various ways, including John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Shawn Colvin, Peter, Paul & Mary, Townes Van Zandt, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Harry Chapin, Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Shawn Colvin NEW!

Speaking of folk music, this evening we introduce our new featured singer-songwriter, Shawn Colvin, A veteran of the Fast Folk Cooperative of Greenwich Village, Colvin is a three-time Grammy winner. She is best known for her song Sunny Came Home, which won Grammys for both Song and Record of the Year in 1998. She has been composing, singing, recording and performing live for decades and is rightfully our new featured singer-songwriter.

Come on, folks, it’s the weekend. What better time to kick back and relax and get into some good music. We are totally free of charge with no commercial advertising. Just music. So, just do it. All you need is a tab and the button below.

Today We Take You Down to New Orleans, Give You Bob Dylan’s Final Airing as the Featured Singer-Songwriter, and Pay Tribute to David Crosby, Friday, January 20, 2023

Good morning, Music Lovers! We have a special treat for you today as we take you down to New Orleans where the music is as varied and exciting as the food, give Bob Dylan his final airing as our singer-songwriter and celebrate the musical life of David Crosby, folk-rock pioneer.

Here’s Friday’s musical fare:

10:00 a.m. Down in New Orleans: Various Artists

This is a great playlist that not only celebrates the musical styles of the great city of New Orleans, but also the artists who were born there. You will hear Lucinda Williams, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Boozoo Chavis, Tony Joe White, Kermit Ruffins, Louis Armstrong, The Daywalkers, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Neville Brothers, Chance Bushman, The Boogaloo Swamis, La Touche, Irma Thomas, Kermit Venable, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Fontenot, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Magnolia Sisters, and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bob Dylan FINAL AIRING!

Today we feature Bob Dylan as our esteemed singer-songwriter for the last time (only for this series, however). Dylan has dominated and influenced the music scene for more than six decades as a solo composer and artist, and making music will others like The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and as a member of the world’s greatest supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of David Crosby NEW!

David Crosby passed a couple of days ago at the age of 81. Yeah, he could be caustic at times, but the same is true of Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison. What we prefer to remember is his contribution to the creation of both folk-rock and country-rock, and as a founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash (Neil Young would be added later and was in-and-out of the group over its musical life).Tonight we put him In the Spotlight where he belongs.

We’ve got a hell of a music lineup for you today. This one is not to be missed. We take a trip to New Orleans and give you two musical geniuses to boot. All free of charge. Your money is absolutely no good here. We’re all about the music and we are on non-stop 24/7, not just when we have programming.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got a Brand New Blues EP For You, Along With Our AOW and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ‘Live’ Later, January 17, 2023

Another Tuesday Bluesday rolls around today and we’ve got our new ‘Best of Louisiana Blues’ EP to start the day off, giving you five hours of uninterrupted bayou blues. After that, it’s B.B. King and Friends along with the original bluesy Fleetwood Mac.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists NEW!

We kick it off early today with our brand new blues EP featuring Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo, Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Roy Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King and Friends

This is the second airing of this great live blues album featuring B. B. King with Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 1970

This is the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green at the helm, back when they were a blues band. This one is live from The Warehouse in New Orleans.

Nearly all of our blues music today comes to us from New Orleans, and that’s a good thing. New Orleans is a spectacular musical hotbed all the way around with a variety of musical styles, the blues being just one of them. We’ve got more coming from New Orleans later on this year. But let me reiterate that before, in between and after we give you that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Tune us in.

We Head Toward The Weekend With Our AOW, The ‘Ode To Morning’ EP, and a Tribute to Guitar Genius Jeff Beck, on Thursday, January 12, 2023

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are on the downslide to the weekend as we give you an airing of Santana’s AOW, our ‘Ode to Morning’ multi-artist EP, and a tribute to Jeff Beck, a man who had a profound influence on popular music.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Abraxas by Santana

We are on our next-to-last airing of this great Latin rock album here in The Mermaid Lounge. Our final airing will be sometime on Saturday, so you’ve got one more opportunity after this one!

11:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

We’ve had our musical tribute to the night time already this month, so now we turn to the morning hours where you will hear Joni Mitchell, The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rascals, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Muddy Waters, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger and more!

7:00 p.m. The Yardbirds Live at B. B. King’s Blues Club, New York, NY, July 19, 2006

On January 10, we lost guitar god Jeff Beck at the age of 78, but he was more than just a guitar god. Beck influenced others for generations. He was an eight-time Grammy winner who spent time in The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame twice, once in 1992 with The Yardbirds and again in 2009 as a solo artist. As we assemble a Spotlight feature on him, we start with this great live reunion performance from 2006 at B. B. King’s Blues Club.

Before, in between and after we give you our wide Open Stream under the supervision of The Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste in music, as you well know. We can make the trip to the weekend so much better with great music, and it won’t cost you a penny or require a “membership” of any kind. Hell, we don’t even ask your name.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday Again in The Mermaid Lounge and Johnny Winter and The Allman Brothers Band Fill the Bill Nicely, January 3, 2023

Welcome to another Tuesday full of blues here in The Mermaid Lounge with some ‘live’ Johnny Winter and Allman Brothers, plus our Allman Brothers Band Album of the Week!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Olympia, Paris, France, July 4, 2013 NEW!

Calling Johnny Winter “high energy” is an understatement, and he is one of the finest blues guitarists of all time, bar none. Today we have a new show live from The Olympia in Paris.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Idlewild South by The Allman Brothers Band

We’ve got the second airing of this week’s Album of The Week at mid-afternoon. This one was recorded over five months in several different cities due to the band’s intense road schedule.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, New York City, March 12-13, 1971

The Fillmore East concerts deliver some of the finest live Allman Brothers work ever, with a lineup that boasted both Dickie Betts and Duane Allman on lead guitar. Duane also played slide.

Tuesdays are always busy here in The Mermaid Lounge and today is no exception. It’s all about the blues. Before, in between and after The Music Mermaid tends to the business of our wide Open Stream for your listening pleasure. Tune us in.

Happy New Year From The Mermaid Lounge as We Bring You A Brand New AOW From The Allman Brothers Band and Our ‘Color My World’ EP, Sunday, January 1, 2023

Good Morning, Musicologists and a very Happy New Year to all of our listeners! We’re kicking off the year in fine style, and the month of January will bring some brand new music and playlists.

Here’s your Happy New Year lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Idlewild South by The Allman Brothers Band NEW!

We start off the year in fine form with The Brothers, one of the finest blues-rock bands on the planet. This particular album boasted the following lineup as Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were still with us:

We’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy this selection.

2:00 p.m. Color My World: Various Artists

This one features songs with colors in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Valerie Carter, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, Jonathan Edwards, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, John Hiatt, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Elton John, Procol Harum, Electric Light Orchestra, Amy Winehouse, The Who, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Sam & Dave, Jefferson Airplane, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Booker T & The MG’s, Lucinda Williams, John Cougar Mellencamp, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more!

After that we’re back to our big, wide Open Stream that runs 24/7. We’re not just on when we’ve got programming like some other stations. We stream all day and all night long, and we’re totally free to you and totally free of commercial advertising. What’s not to love here?

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The B.B. King Blues Band, Leon Russell With Our AOW and Muddy Waters With Johnny Winter, December 27, 2022

It’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some great programming for you today starting with The B.B. King Blues Band in ‘live’ mode. Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter bring up the rear.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. The B.B. King Blues Band Live at The North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 7, 1987

B.B. King and his fabulous blues band light it up in Rotterdam, vintage 1987. Can’t go wrong here.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Carney by Leon Russell

We’ve got our second airing of this week’s Album of The Week by Leon Russell. It’s one half straightforward roots rock n’ roll, and the other half psychedelia. Only Leon could pull this off.

7:00 p.m. Muddy Waters: The Johnny Winter Sessions

By the mid-seventies, the Chess label had folded and Muddy Waters was in need of a new label. He was also in need of a career revival. Enter Johnny Winter, one of the finest blues guitarists on the planet. Between 1976 and 1981, Winters produced three Grammy-winning albums for Muddy Waters, and also supported him on the road in 1979. This compilation gives you the some great blues by two blues masters.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a good day to begin your experience with us. In between all the blues, we’ve got our usual colleciton of great music via our wide Open Stream. We’re totally free 24/7. No surprises. We promise.