Monday Brings You Santana In the Spotlight, Hot Tuna ‘Live’ at The Fillmore, and The All-Girl Revue, Volume Five, on January 2, 2023

Good morning Latin rock lovers and musicologists alike! Today we give Santana its due by putting Carlos Santana and his great band In the Spotlight. We also give you some ‘live’ Hot Tuna and the Women wrap up the programming later.

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

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

Guitar great Carlos Santana started his band in San Francisco back in 1966. They appeared for the first time at Woodstock in 1969. Santana has stood the test of time, but with many different lineups over the years. The one constant has been Carlos Santana. He recently reunited the original band on the road. We finally give Carlos Santana and his band the spotlight it deserves.

3:00 p.m. Hot Tuna Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, March 4, 1988

This great blues-rock band was formed in 1969 by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, former members of the Jefferson Airplane. Like Santana, they’ve had many musical lineups over the yeard, but Kaukonen and Casady have remained the band’s centerpieces. Today we have them live from The Fillmore.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Five, Various Artists

We close out the evening’s programming with the women of music. I keep typing the ‘women of rock’ but that would be inaccurate because these female-based playlists offer such a diverse array of styles. You’ll hear Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Jackie DeShannon, Chi Coltrane, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Petula Clark, Irma Thomas, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Ann Peebles, Valerie Carter, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams and more!

We’ve beefed up our rotation adding artists like blues artists like Ellen McIlwaine and early Christine McVie, new reggae/ska music from the I-Threes, Desmond Dekker and Rita Marley and we’ve got more waiting in the chute. We’re on 24/7 and we are totally free. No joke and no strings. We are also free of commercial advertising. You’re not risking a thing trying us out.

Today It’s The Dylan-Petty ‘True Confessions Tour,’ Another Airing of Our AOW, and The All-Girl Revue Later, Thursday, August 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! No EP today, but there’s no shortage of great programming here in The Mermaid Lounge as we take you on a great musical journey.

Here’s your programming for today:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA, June 12, 1986

Two masters alone and together on Dylan’s 1986 True Confessions Tour. Truly a wonder to behold.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Union by Elton John & Leon Russell

This afternoon we give you the next-to-last airing of this great collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell, released in 2010. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume Three: Various Artists

Tonight we put the women of music in charge once again. You’ll hear a shortened version of our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP with Linda Ronstadt, Valerie Carter, Phoebe Snow, Carole King, Janis Joplin, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Melanie, Norah Jones, Judy Collins, Melissa Etheridge, Dolly Partin, Shawn Colvin, Wendy Waldman, Susan Tedeschi, The Shirelles, The Staple Singers (featuring Mavis Staples), Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Pretenders (featuring Chrissie Hynde), Joni Mitchell and more!

Come on. Blah. Blah. Blah. We say it over and over and over. Just tune us in. We’re totally free 24/7. I know this might be hard to believe, but we make not one cent off this thing. It’s what we here in The Mermaid Lounge call a ‘labor of love.’ We ain’t lying.

We’ve Got John Lennon In the Spotlight, The All-Girl Revue Too, and Our Album of The Week on Thursday, August 12, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a pretty good program today…at least we think so. It begins at 11:00 a.m. as usual. Today we open with John Lennon In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s musical programming:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

Today we have the music of one of the best voices in rock n’ roll as a member of The Beatles, The Plastic Ono Band, and as a soloist. He also wrote one of the greatest songs of all time.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sing It! by Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, and Tracy Nelson

We’re winding down on this week’s album, a great blues and R & B effort by three of the most accomplished musical stylists in music. On this album they sing individually and as a group. It’s a rare treat. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists

We turn the evening over to the ladies. In this second volume you’ll hear Carlene Carter, Bobbie Gentry, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Amy Winehouse, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Christine McVie, Janis Ian, Mary Wells, Cilla Black, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Shawn Colvin, Susan Tedeschi and more!

Give us a listen, will ya? You have nothing to lose. Unlike some others, we aren’t free for just a week. We’re free every fucking day, all day. In fact, we run 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising or screaming DJ’s. What are you waiting for?

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Today It’s The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, The All-Girl Revue #4, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, June 10, 2021

Here we go! We’re past the hump and heading for the end of the week. We’ve got a great line-up for you guys today here in The Mermaid Lounge, starting with one of our House Bands!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live

We work really hard to make sure we don’t compete with Tom Petty Radio. It’s really hard not to overplay these guys, but we think we keep it in control pretty well. (We have the same problem with The Beatles and Linda Ronstadt.)

This entry is totally subjective. There are no experts. Some of my Petty fan friends and I came up with this list. These are the songs that we think are the best that they’ve done on stage, and we confess that there is one entry in here from Mudcrutch that could not be denied a place on this list. What we’ve got here is a playlist of just over two hours of the best damned live stuff we’ve ever heard from one of the most amazing live bands ever.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

We’re winding down on this week’s album. This is the next to last airing, with the final coming sometime Saturday. Get it in while you can because there will be a brand new album come Sunday when you roll yourselves out of bed.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists

We have five of these now, and we haven’t heard volume four for a while, so this is a good time to get it in. You’ll hear Carly Simon, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, The Shirelles, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, and more!

Blah. Blah. Blah. Here’s where we go into the hard sell, if that’s what you want to call it. We don’t make a dime on this radio station. In fact, it’s paid out of my pocket. It’s truly a labor of love. I’m sharing my personal music collection, which is quite substantial. (I’m pretty old and have been listening to and buying music forever, so it should be.) It’s what we call a labor of love that runs 24/7 and asks for nothing in return…except, of course, that you tune us in.

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We Open With the Original All-Girl Revue, Move to Jackson Browne Live at The Main Point, and Close With the Iconic Beatles Rooftop Concert, Friday, April 9, 2021

We’re back with programming today, but just in the right amounts. We’ve got a new “live” event today as we bring in some new material for the spring and summer, and we’ve added some new music, which we’ll tell you about in a separate blog entry later today.

The Beatles Rocked the Apple Rooftop Back in ’69 for a glorious 42 minutes.

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

The very first “all-girls” list we ever put together is back with Carly Simon, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Lulu, Janis Joplin, Mary Wells, Joan Baez, Melanie, Roberta Flack, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, The Supremes, Fontella Bass, Stevie Nicks, and more!

3:00 p.m. Jackson Browne Live at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1973 NEW!

This is a short (by today’s standards, of course) sweet, spirited set by Jackson Browne along with brilliant multi-instrumentalist David Lindley which took place at the now-defunct Main Point, a small, intimate venue.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Complete Apple Rooftop Concert, January 30, 1969

For 42 glorious minutes, The Beatles thrilled the lunchtime crowd with an impromptu concert on the rooftop of Apple headquarters at 3 Saville Row before the Metropolitan Police shut them down for excessive noise. Billy Preston joined them on keyboards.

You simply have got to join your friends from France, Germany, the UK, Canada, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the Faroe Islands, and points beyond. Just open a tab and click the link below:

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Today’s NOLA Treat? The Magnolia Sisters! We’ve Also Got Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Updated All-Girl Revue Too, on Friday, February 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today is a very exciting day here in The Mermaid Lounge as we feature The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun music band. We’ve also got Creedence and our newly-updated All-Girl Revue Too.

The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun band.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Magnolia Sisters Live at The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, May 23, 2015 NEW!

This amazing collection of women is anchored by Ann Savoy (pronounced sa’vwa), perhaps one of the most accomplished musicians on the planet that nobody ever really heard of. I urge you to read about her here, and to check out her website here. This is the kind of stuff I live for. I first heard her when she recorded with Linda Ronstadt as The Zozo Sisters. They made a brilliant Grammy-award nominated album together called Adieu False Heart. This collaboration marked the first time Savoy recorded in English. Ever since then, I’ve been on a hunt for her music and was able to score two CDs by The Magnolia Sisters. These were added to the station’s standard rotation last evening. The hunt continues until I am satisfied, as she has also recorded with her husband, her children, and with her swing band, Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

One of my all-time favorite bands here. It’s only fitting that we play them during our New Orleans Mardi Gras week. Here we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they were born on the bayou (pun intended, of course).

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too UPDATED!

This was the second all-woman playlist we ever put together for the radio station, and I spent time yesterday updating and expanding the selection. We are continually amazed how women are ignored in the music world, and we intend to increase our focus on female singers and musicians. In this playlist, you will hear Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Linda Ronstadt, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Emmylou Harris, Laura Nyro, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon and more!

This is a great day to tune us in. Authentic Cajun music is underappreciated, and to be exposed to it via an all-woman band is even better. We are free. We do not require a “subscription,” your credit card, or your personal information. All you need to do is click the link below.

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The Original All-Girl Revue, The Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions, and Roy Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers. We’ve got some great music lined up for the day, including the original All-Girl Revue.

The Great Underappreciated Legends of Rock: Women

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison

Orbison’s 22nd album was recorded just prior to his untimely death at the age of 52, and released posthumously. This is the deluxe edition.

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

This is the very first all-female playlist we ever put together, featuring Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Fontella Bass, Carole King, Ann Peebles, and Janis Joplin, among others.

7:00 p.m. The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions

A collection of recordings from the band’s abandoned album, Smile, recorded between 1966 and 1967. This is just a selection of those recordings, not the entire set.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous once said that. I consider it sage advice at this time in our history. We’re waiting for you to join us here.

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The Ladies Are Back To Sing to Us, The Band is In The Spotlight, & Dylan’s Album of The Week, Thursday, January 21, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re past the mid-week point, thankfully, and we’ve got a damned good line-up to day. It starts with one of The All-Girl Revues this morning.

The All-Girl Revue, Volume 3, kicks it off this morning.

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume Three: Various Artists UPDATED!

It’s been a while since we heard this particular collection, and we just expanded the playlist, adding new songs and artists. You will hear Linda Ronstadt, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin, Valerie Carter, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Marial Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

We are winding down on this one. Saturday will be your last day to hear the first collection of original Bob Dylan songs since 2012. Tune it in!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Band

The Band is an American classic. Beginning as Dylan’s back-up band, this amazing talented group of musicians went on to build a kick-ass history that has stood the test of time. One of our favorites here in The Mermaid Lounge. Luckily, I’ll be home from the salt mines for this one.

It’s time, people. We’ve got plenty of it, and you keep wasting yours on commercial stations. You ought to join your friends from Europe and Asia and tune us in.

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The Ladies Kick Off The Festivities, Our Album of The Week is Back, and The Soul Men Kick Ass This Evening, Thursday, November 5, 2020

Yes sir! And if that isn’t enough for you, we’ve got some great three-in-a-row’s lined up today. You really need to be here. It’s better than the shit on television, especially with this real-time shitshow going on.

The Ladies are in command this morning.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists

It’s always a good day when the ladies are starting us out. Today we have volume 4 in our series, with Carly Simon, Lucinda Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Carole King, Joan Baez, Phoebe Snow, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

We’re winding down here. After today, there’s only one more chance to hear this great album before we choose our new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists

Another open-stream-type playlist that has become popular here in The Mermaid Lounge. This one features Bill Withers, Al Green, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Freddie King, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Otis Redding, Slim Harpo, The Four Tops, Fats Domino and more.

Call me biased, but this seems like a hell of a day to tune us in. Odds are you’ll find something you’ll like. Unless, of course, you’d rather pay for what you used to get for free. You know, before money became king. If that’s the case, I can’t help you.

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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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