Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a fine Saturday on tap for you today as some of us begin our weekend (mine doesn’t start until 5:00 p.m. this evening). But fear not. The Music Mermaid will be at the helm today.
Here’s today’s musical lineup:
9:00 a.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Van Morrison NEW!
Today we premier our new singer-songwriter, Northern Irish musician and multi-instrumentalist Van “the man” Morrison (to his many fans). Morrison’s music career spans seven decades, starting with his lead singer role with Irish R&B and rock band, Them, when he recorded the great garage hit Gloria.
12:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists
As you know, every month is black music history month here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today we give you five hours of uninterrupted R&B and soul music featuring Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Irma Thomas, The Box Tops, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Eddie Floyd, The Ad Libs, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, Wanda Jackson, Percy Sledge, Ann Peebles, Al Green and more!
8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Poet, A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt, Various Artists FINAL AIRING!
Tonight we bid a fond farewell to this great album featuring artists like Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, John Prine, the Cowboy Junkies and others paying homage to a great American singer-songwriter. Tomorrow we’ll have a brand new album for you.
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