Welcome to Total Blues Tuesday With Our EP and Our Album Of The Week, January 18, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s a total Tuesday Bluesday on the programming side today with five uninterrupted hours of blues to start and our Album of The Week closing out the programming.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

We’re back with five hours of uninterrupted blues music for your listening pleasure. You’ll hear B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, John Mayall, James Cotton, J. J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Susan Tedeschi, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Marcia Ball, Bonnie Raitt, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Raising Sand by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

The second airing of this great blues-rock collaboration by two artists who, in some folks’ eyes, are an unlikely pairing. And I have to say I was surprised when this first came out. But it works. The chemistry is there, and this is one fine album.

If you’re a blues lover, this is your day. Before, in between, and after we have all that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She is our guiding light here in the Lounge, and we treat her with reverence. Just push the button below for da blues.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, and Our Album of The Week, January 11, 2022

Welcome to another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got some great blues guitar for you today for sure, with our Album of The Week sandwiched in between!

It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Lounge!

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

Two great bluesmen in session recorded live for television on December 6, 1983 at CHCH-TV studious in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Barn by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

The second airing of Neil Young’s 41st studio album and 14th with Crazy Horse. They’re still kicking ass after all these years. Give it a listen; it’s a good one, something we’ve come to expect from them.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at Woodstock ’94, Saugerties, New York, August 14, 1994

Undoubtedly one of my very favorite bands of all time here, and the grand daddies of Southern rock. This is their performance at Woodstock ’94 (not to be confused with the real Woodstock).

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The First Tuesday Bluesday of the Year is Upon Us and We’ve Got Johnny Winter and a Blues Trifecta Afternoon, January 4, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! I know that day will come when I’ll write 2021 by mistake. But that’s not today. We’ve got a great Tuesday Bluesday line-up going on today and we hope you’ll join us.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Winter NEW!

John Dawson Winter III is one of our favorite bluesmen here in The Mermaid Lounge. He’s got his own high-energy blues-rock style. Although not a pure bluesman, Johnny Winter was sought out by other bluesmen and jammed with many, including Muddy Waters, Roy Head and the Traits, Mike Bloomfield, Willie Dixon, and Big Walter Horton. Winter was groundbreaking in many ways and was recognized as one of the best guitarists in the business. You can learn more about him right here. Today, we kick off Tuesday Bluesday by putting him In the Spotlight.

Afternoon Trifectas

We open up the afternoon to Open Stream, but open up each hour from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Blues Trifectas!

2:00 p.m. B.B. King

3:00 p.m. Janis Joplin

4:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan

5:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens

Tonight we have our second airing of our Album of The Week, and that’s how we close our programming for the day and open up the stream again.

We’re here again in The Mermaid Lounge streaming you the best music money cannot buy every day. That’s because we’re totally free 24/7. We make no profit. We do not accept advertising. We do not require your credit card. And we don’t want your personal information. Know what I mean?

Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday With The Blues Project, The Rolling Stones ‘Live’ at The Checkerboard Lounge With Muddy Waters, and Our Album of The Week, December 28, 2021

Happy Tuesday, Bluesologists! We’ve got a couple of ‘live’ blues entries today sandwiched around our Album of The Week. Check it out below!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Blues Project: Reunion in Central Park, NY, June 24, 1973 NEW!

The original members of The Blues Project reunited as part of the Schaefer Music Festival in Central Park in 1973 and we’ve got their live performance here for you today. The Schaefer Music Festival was a “thing” back in the day. I believe they had their name on the Bicentennial Concert (Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, among others) here back in 1976 also. That one was held at…wait for it…Schaefer Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Just a bit of non-essential music history.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles

An EP in the UK, but a full-blown album here in the U.S. as Capitol Records added their five hit releases from 1967 to create an album of timeless music. If you want to know what five tunes were added, take a look at Sunday’s blog entry, or click on the album image in the right-hand sidebar for all the details on the album!

7:00 p.m. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones, Live from The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago, IL, November 22, 1981

The Stones and Muddy Waters join forces to bring you some great blues classics, like Baby Please Don’t Go, Got My Mojo Workin’, Hoochie Coochie Man and more live from The Checkerboard Lounge. You can get all the details right here about who played in the band, and who sat in, and other songs in their set.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Cotton Live in New Orleans, and Our Album of The Week, December 21, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! I’m in the retail slave mines early today, but we leave you in good hands with great blues programming and the Open Stream handled by The Music Mermaid.

Our Blues programming today includes James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Stevie Ray Vaughan

I don’t know what I can say about Stevie Ray Vaughan that hasn’t already been said. We lost him too soon would be a cliche. Today we feature his music as both a solo artist and with Double Trouble. Perhaps the words of B.B. King say it best. When somebody stated that you have to be black to play the blues, B. B. King replied, “Tell that to Stevie Ray Vaughan.”

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Big Brother & The Holding Company by Big Brother & The Holding Company

This is the second airing of our Album of The Week, initially released in 1967. The album was then re-released by Columbia Records with Janis Joplin’s name on the cover after they took over Big Brother’s contract (as a result of the band’s huge success at the Monterey Pop Festival the same year).

7:00 p.m. The James Cotton Band Live at Antoine’s Night Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 1987 NEW!

To say that I’d have loved to be a fly on the wall for this one is an understatement. New Orleans is one of my favorite places on the planet. I was fortunate enough to visit the city many times on both business and pleasure, and the music was always the big draw for me (the food isn’t too shabby either). Joining Cotton for this performance is Matt “Guitar” Murphy (guitars), Luther Tucker (guitar), Calvin Jones (bass), Willie Smith (drums), and the legendary Pinetop Perkins on piano. James Cotton, of course, was on harp and vocals.

If you’re a bluesologist, this is your day. In between the blues programming, it’s wide Open Stream brought to you by the Lounge’s Music Mermaid who, as you well know if you’re a listener, has impeccable taste. Just pull up a tab and click the button below.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Bluesday! Today We Have Our Looooong Blues EP and Our Album of The Week, December 14, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday rolls around and it’s time once again for our Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues EP!

Here’s Tuesday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

We keep Bluesday simple today with our great multi-artist EP. Simply put, everyone’s in the spotlight today. You’ll hear B. B. King, Delbert McClinton, Eric Clapton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Marcia Ball, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, The Animals, Susan Tedeschi, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, J.J. Cale, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Tracy Nelson and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Brainwashed by George Harrison

George’s twelfth and final studio album was brought to fruition lovingly by his son, Dhani, and Jeff Lynne, leader of Electric Light Orchestra and George’s mate in The Traveling Wilburys. It was finally released just about a year after his death. It’s a great listen, and some propose it’s his best album. Tune it in.

Another day in paradise, as they say. Listen, a lot of people are working from home these days. In between those obligatory phone calls, you could be listening to some of the greatest music on the planet. You know, like right here. Totally free 24/7, no commercials, and no strings. What else do you want?

We’ve Got Not Just One, But Two, New Tuesday Bluesday Features Today Plus Our Album of The Week, December 7, 2021

Happy Tuesday, Bluesologists! We’ve got some great new blues material for you today, and both features are brand new to The Mermaid Lounge!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Delbert McClinton NEW!

One of the great blues-rock and electric bluesmen of his generation is In the Spotlight today. He’s also a multi-instrumentalist and a singer-songwriter. And today we feature the best of a career that has spanned six decades.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Smiley Smile by The Beach Boys

We take a short break in the blues programming to feature a theoretical 19-song album that would have been simply called Smile had it not been abandoned by the Beach Boys. I know. It’s all very complicated. You can learn more about it if you look back on Sunday’s post! Or you can simply click on the sidebar Album of The Week image.

7:00 p.m. Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield Live From The Blue Note, Boulder, Colorado, December 13, 1979 NEW!

This is a great collaboration here between two late greats, Rick Danko of The Band and eminent bluesman Paul Butterfield. We have them ‘live’ together from The Blue Note here.

Every Tuesday is Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. As such, this is a great day for you to join listeners from around the world. I mean, we’re totally free. Doesn’t cost you a penny. No effort beyond pulling up a tab and tuning in. No commercials. And no bullshit.

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Welcome To a TOTALLY Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tedeschi Trucks, and ‘Rising Sons’ November 30, 2021

Goooooood Morning from The Mermaid Lounge where we give you a totally bluesy programming Tuesday. Did I say that right? Well, no matter.

Tedeschi Trucks brings up the on this Tuesday Bluesday.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, October 4, 1984 NEW!

We kick off today’s festivities with a new-to-the-lounge live SRV and Double Trouble concert from Carnegie Hall. There isn’t much I can say about Stevie Ray Vaughan that hasn’t already been said, so I’ll let him speak for himself through his music.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder

Of course, there were more musicians in this band. You can see the complete list if you go back to Sunday’s entry. This band’s life may have been short-lived, but it spawned two of the most musically creative acts in popular music history, in my humble opinion.

7:00 p.m. Tedeschi-Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, August 30, 2012

We close out the day’s programming with one sweet band. I don’t know about their marriage, but this is a musical marriage made in heaven and it’s a great concert.

If you like the blues, Tuesday is your day. Tune us in. We have a ton of people on this morning and you should join the pack. It’s not only commercial-free, but it’s totally free.

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It’s a Full-Day Tuesday Bluesday Here Today, Including a Brand New Chicago Blues Playlist, November 23, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We have a full day Tuesday Bluesday this week because our Album of The Week is blues too! Does it get any better than that?

There’s no place like Chicago and The Blues!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Best of Chicago Blues: Various Artists NEW!

There’s nothing like Chicago and the blues, that’s for sure. I made several trips out to the Windy City during a previous lifetime and made sure to frequent the blues clubs every time. Today you’ll hear Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, Magic Slim, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson and more!

This one is already crying out for update and extension. We’ll get there, but we kick off this playlist with nearly three hours of blues.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Greatest Hits by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac

This is the second airing of our AOW, and it’s a great one. As I’ve said before, greatest hits collections do not often appear on our list (there are always exceptions), but his one belongs here. Not many people realize that Peter Green is a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, and that the Mac started out as a British blues-rock band.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

I remember my first trip to the House of Blues in New Orleans years ago and the painting of Taj Mahal on the box office wall. I’ve been hooked ever since. Taj Mahal, also known as Henry St. Claire Fredericks, Jr., is a blues musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo, guitar, piano and harmonica, among other instruments. He often gives a little world music flavor to the blues. You’ll love him if you haven’t heard him before.

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Tuesday is Bluesday in These Parts, and We’ve Got The Best Blues EP On The Planet Going Today, November 16, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blues going today, and that’s a good thing. Read on for details!

Today we bring you five hours of uninterrupted blues!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday programming:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blues: Various Artists

The mother of all blues extended playlists is upon us once again, giving you five uninterrupted hours of blues and blues-rock. You’ll hear B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, John Mayall, James Cotton, J.J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Tracy Nelson, Marcia Ball, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Susan Tedeschi, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul by Otis Redding

Yes, folks. It’s exactly what it says it is. Redding’s fifth studio album would also be his final studio album. It is a collection of soul favorites mixed in with Redding’s own songs.

Some days, keeping it simple is the best way to go and this is certainly one of those days. We’re here 24/7 and, best of all, we’re totally free. All day. Every day. No hidden charges. No credit card required. And no personal information requested. Yes. It’s all about the music. And only the music. Try us and see for yourself.

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