Dylan & Petty On The True Confessions Tour ’86, We Go Down To N’Awlins, and Our Album of the Week, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got some great programming today, including one playlist that hasn’t been heard since Fat Tuesday!

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Here is your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, June 12, 1986   NEW!

Perhaps a bit of pre-Wilburys foreshadowing here. Any time you get two guys like this on stage together, the result can only be musical nirvana. This show is from the second leg of the True Confessions Tour.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

This was, without a doubt, a brilliant effort by Harrison, and it deserved all the critical accolades it received. You can learn more about this album by clicking on its image in the right sidebar.

7:00 p.m.    Down In N’Awlins: Various Artists

This is one sweet playlist that hasn’t been heard since Fat Tuesday back in February. Music is from BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, and many others. We hope you enjoy it.

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Dylan & Cash Hang Out in Nashville, Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, and George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” Sunday, August 2, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to Sunday Funday. Today, we have some great music to stuff in your ears, all vintage material.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison   NEW!

George Harrison’s first solo effort after the break-up of The Beatles can certainly be considered a tour de force, at least from my perspective here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re giving you the expanded version here with the jams. We’ve put those at the end of the actual album.

4:00 p.m.    Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: Nashville 1969

Back during the recording of Dylan’s masterpiece, Nashville Skyline, he teamed up with Johnny Cash to record a bunch of songs. Only one, Girl From the North Country, made it on to the album. The rest are right here, and you should avail yourself of them.

7:00 p.m.    Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, February 15, 1972

The Troubadour. The musical incubator for so many great artists — real artists. Bonnie Raitt is one of them. Enjoy.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday with Roomful of Blues, The Allman Brothers Band, and Joni Mitchell’s “Miles of Aisles,” July 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are with another Tuesday Bluesday and we’ve got Roomful of Blues in The Spotlight, with the Allman Brothers Band bringing up the rear a bit later. Sandwiched in between is our Album of the Week.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With Roomful of Blues in The Spotlight!   NEW!

This is a great fucking band whose name is not on the tip of everybody’s tongue, in spite of their critically-acclaimed history and their 50-year recording career. I’ve been listening to them for a while and even saw them once. They are based in Rhode Island, and began in 1967 when guitarist Duke Robillard and pianist Al Copley formed Roomful of Blues. They have changed personnel over the years and have added horns, exploring the R & B and swing influence. Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we are now beginning to upload their catalogue. Here’s a preview.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell

A musical review of Mitchell’s tour in support of the amazing Court & Spark album. It was Joni Mitchell’s first live album, and her first tour with a backing band — Tom Scott & The L.A. Express.

7:00 p.m.    The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970

It’s like a Tuesday Bluesday double feature here today in The Mermaid Lounge. We add the grand kahuna of blues here with the brothers.

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Call It Simple Programming Sunday: We Pay Our Respects to Peter Green, Premier Blues Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Original Fleetwood Mac & Joni Mitchell Owns Our Album of The Week, July 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we pay our respects to Peter Green, co-founder of the Original Fleetwood Mac (they really are two quite different bands with and without Peter), and we keep the women front and center with Joni Mitchells Miles of Aisles.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m.    Album of The Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell   NEW!

Released in 1974, this Joni Mitchell album is a collection of songs from the tour she did in support of her brilliant album, Court & Spark. Not only was it Mitchell’s very first live album, but it was her first tour with a backing band. In a brilliant move, she chose Tom Scott & The L.A. Express.

I saw this tour on its trip through Beantown. It was at the Music Hall when it really was the music hall, and it was — hands down — one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

3:00 p.m.     Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, January 30, 1970   NEW!

Peter Green and The Original Bluesy Fleetwood Mac opened The Warehouse with this show back in the day when they were a blues band and not a bunch of pop-rockers. Although he led a troubled life after he left the band, his contribution to the blues cannot be denied. He passed yesterday at the age of 73. Today, we pay him the respect he deserves.

I can’t fathom what the hell Americans are thinking. It matters not, though, because the rest of the world is listening in. We’ve always bee playing catch-up, no matter what they tell you about American Exceptionalism. It’s overrated.

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The Women’s Week Grand Finale With New Live Ronstadt, The Original All-Girl Revue & The Final Airing of “Western Wall” on Saturday, July 25, 2020*

*Oh, yeah, we invited the Dead for their usual 10:00 p.m. appearance to move us into the new week!

 

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is the Women’s Week Grand Finale, and we end it the way we began: New live Linda Ronstadt at The Universal Amphitheater in L.A.

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Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.   The Original All-Girl Revue!

The original is still the best. Hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Stevie Nicks, Carlene Carter and many others!

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris   FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to this great album. Tomorrow we will have a brand new selection for you.

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at the Universal Amphitheater, October 3, 1977  NEW!

I hear it when you hear it. The buzz is that it’s great sound quality even though it’s a rare recording. Right now, this is the only UA recording I can find anywhere. And anyone who is familiar with Ronstadt’s career knows that her nights at the UA numbered in the 20 range during this time.

10:00 p.m.   LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C., April 12, 1978   NEW!

The Dead kicks out the jams with their usual 10:00 p.m. time slot, ushering us into the new week of music with a 3+ hour set live from North Carolina.

This is a great day to join us. It’s Saturday. This isn’t rocket science. And it’s free. And it’s outside the system. Every fucking day.

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It’s a Busy Day in The Mermaid Lounge: The Allman Brothers & Eric Clapton, Live Dead, Another Ronstadt Playlist, and The Final Airing of the AOW, Saturday, July 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a busy day here, music lovers! We’re getting ready to kick off Women’s Week tomorrow on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, so tune us in!

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Here’s your line up!

11:00 a.m.   The Allman Brothers Band Live With Eric Clapton, March 19, 2009

The blues from the blues masters right here. There’s a reason why these guys have lasted decades.

4:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, along with their 1970 masterpiece, helped me survive the disco generation. There were others. You hear them on this station daily. This is the final airing; there will be a new choice tomorrow!

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt: The Ballads   NEW!

Here’s another of those artists that I mentioned above. There should be a formal warning with this playlist: There are songs here where Ronstadt’s unparalleled voice will literally blow your doors off.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, October 6, 1981   NEW!

Another soundboard recording of a great Dead concert, this time from the Rainbow Theater in London!

You have no idea what you are missing here: 24/7 streaming of the best music possible with no commercial interruptions, no political talk, no bullshit. All free every single day. What are you waiting for?

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Van Morrison Live in San Sebastian, The Yardbirds Play at B. B. King’s Place on Tuesday Bluesday, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a great line-up today, includng a new Van Morrison live performance, and The Yardbirds are on tap for Tuesday Bluesday.

Here’s what’s on tap for today!

11:00 a.m.   Van Morrison Live at the Plaza de la Trinidad, San Sebastian, Spain, July 27 1999  NEW!

Van Morrison is a legend during his time, a masterful musician, singer, and songwriter, whose career began back in 1958. His first band was the British blues band, Them. His solo career begin in 1967 with the release of the iconic Brown Eyed Girl. He has never looked back, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge are happy he keeps on going.

The set list for this show is already in the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom!

3:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills Nash & Young

The second studio album by Crosby, Stills & Nash is also the first with Neil Young on board. You can always read more about our Album of the Week by clicking on the album image in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.

7:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds Live at B. B. King’s Blues Club, July 19, 2006

The Yardbirds personnel have changed repeatedly over the years. They never seem to disappoint, regardless of who’s on board.

Listen, we’re totally outside the system. None of this music has been sourced from either Amazon or Apple. We do not charge a fee. We do not require a credit card. And we definitely do not require that you fill out personal information so we can sell you shit later.  We just invite you to tune in.

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TP & The Heartbreakers Visit Fenway, The Dead’s Famous Mount Saint Helens Show, and Farewell to “Homegrown,” on Saturday, July 11, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Welcome to Saturday! Our musical landscape is very agreeable today. Great programming and a lot of open stream.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

Today is the final airing of this long-awaited (and I mean, long-awaited) album. On Sunday we will have a new album posted on the blog.

7:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at Fenway Park, August 30, 2014

From The Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye Tour. The 2014 Fenway Park, Boston, show is considered one of the very best on this tour.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, June 12, 1980.   NEW!

Known as the famous Mount Saint Helens show, it took place just two weeks after the devastating first major eruptions of the Mount Saint Helens volcano. The volcano actually erupted for the second time during the Dead’s performance of Fire On The Mountain, appropriately raining ash down on the crowd. 

You can read Bill Walton’s account right here. If you don’t know Bill Walton, you should look him up.

Tune us in. We don’t know any other way to say it at this point: You have no idea what you are missing. For fucking free.

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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.

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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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The Girls Take The Stage Today, Chicago “Live” at Tanglewood, and Neil Young’s 40th Studio Release is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, July 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How is your July 4 hangover? Well, some of our ‘hangovers’ are different from others. But we here at The Mermaid Lounge have the universal antidote. It’s called great music.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young     NEW!

Neil Young’s 40th studio release is our Album of the Week. Homegrown was actually recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, but the album was shelved by Young in favor of Tonight’s The Night. Young finally released this on June 19 of this year.

3:00 p.m.    The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

We have four of these playlists now, but this was the first we ever put together. We have Linda Ronstadt, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

8:00 p.m.    Chicago Live at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, July 21, 1970

Chicago was one of the most adventurous, musically brilliant bands on the scene until Terry Kath’s unfortunate death. (At that point, Peter Cetera took over and turned it into fucking ballad-driven elevator music with a sometimes religious tinge.) I couldn’t find this concert on Chicago’s concert history list, and that’s because they were not Bill Graham’s first choice for his Fillmore at Tanglewood series. Neither Joe Cocker nor Jimi Hendrix could make the date, so it went to Chicago and, holy shit,did they ever deliver.

It’s Sunday; a day of rest. Kick back and tune us in. You will not regret it. I promise.

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