It’s Another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge With B.B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, and Our Album of The Week, June 15, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We are here with another great Tuesday Bluesday with some great programming for y’all. We kick it off at 11:00 a.m. this morning, so be there or be square!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of B. B. King

For more than half a century, B.B. King defined the blues for a global audience. This singer, songwriter and record producer was a guitar innovator, whose solos used a combination of fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and and staccato picking. Today, we put him in the spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett

The wicked one is back today for a second airing. Wilson Pickett was a big part of defining American soul music, placing 50 songs on the charts during his career. Some of the best are here today.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night Long, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 1992

This was the first multi-night stand the Allman Brothers played at the great Beacon Theatre in New York.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in. In between all this great blues music, we have some great Open Stream with rock, rock n’ roll, R & B, gospel, soul, folk, cajun-zydeco, calypso and other world music.

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Here’s Today’s Lesson From the College of Rock N’ Roll Knowledge: 11/19/2020

Good Morning from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. It’s another busy day in musical history, as you will see.

Tom Petty & Dave Grohl on stage during the Heartbreaker’s 30th Anniversary Tour.

Here’s today’s lesson plan:

November 19, 1955: Carl Perkins records Blue Suede Shoes at Sun Studios in Memphis. It will be Perkins’ biggest hit, reaching #2 on Billboard.

November 19, 1966: The Supremes enjoy their eighth US #1 hit with You Keep Me Hangin’ On.

November 19, 1971: B.B. King celebrates his 25th year in music by kicking off a European tour in London.

November 19, 1973: Led Zeppelin begins recording demos for their album, Physical Graffiti.

Meanwhile, Bob Dylan releases his 13th studio album, simply called Dylan.

November 19, 1975: The J. Geils Band records Blow Your Face Out (a fucking great album) at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

November 19, 1976: Van Morrison’s Moondance album receives a Gold Record. The album spawns two hits. In addition to the title track, Into The Mystic is released.

November 19, 1982: Led Zeppelin releases its final studio album, Coda, which is a collection of unused tracks written before drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980.

November 19, 1983: Tom Evans of Badfinger died at the age of 36. Like his and mate, Pete Ham, Evans also hanged himself. The story of what record company and manager greed and avarice did to Badfinger’s career is one that should be told. We will touch on that in the blog sometime.

November 19, 1994: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform You Don’t Know How It Feels and Honeybee on Saturday Night Live, with Dave Grohl of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters on drums.

November 19, 1995: Bruce Springsteen’s thirteenth album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, is released.

A 60-track album called Beatles Anthology I is released and sets a single-day sales record of 450,000 units.

That’s it, children. Take notes. There’ll be a quiz later (just kidding).

BLUES WEEK Begins With Albert King’s Album of The Week, and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, Sunday, September 20, 2020

Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge beginning a week of the blues. Today, we begin with Albert King taking Album of The Week Honors, and a nostalgic visit to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Eric Clapton and Keith Richards at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King NEW!

Keeping with the Blues Week theme, this week’s Album of The Week is Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign, a compilation album released in 1967 on the Stax label. It was recorded from March 1966 to June 1967. King played with two house bands for this album, Booker T. & The MGs and the Memphis Horns.

4:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Guests: The Crossroads Guitar Festival Revisited

We have nearly four hours of music here from Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals, a series of benefit concerts to raise money for the Crossroads Centre, a drug rehabilitation center in Antigua.

Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark, Jr., The Robert Cray Band, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, and Carlos Santana are just some of the musicians taking part.

Join us for Blues Week. Then stick around after. It only gets better from there. We promise. For free.

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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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The Last Hurrah for “Court & Spark,” Clapton and B.B. King Play the Blues, and “Live Dead” in Denmark, Saturday, March 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Saturday, and that marks my last day at the mines before my weekend officially begins. We’re starting it out strong today.

Eric Clapton & B.B. King-3

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Joni Mitchell’s Court & Spark

We bid a fond farewell to one of the best damned albums ever recorded. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a brand new selection on our main page!

6:00 p.m.    B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding With the King

B.B. King and Eric Clapton seemed to be a natural combination, and we were right about that. You’ll love this selection.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: Europe ’72, The Grateful Dead Live in Aarhaus, Denmark 4-16-72   NEW!

After a brief interlude in Honolulu last week, we’re back on the Europe ’72 train this week as we work our way through the tour.

If you’re stuck in lockdown, there’s no better way to weather the storm than to tune in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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The Yardbirds Live, Dr. John in the Spotlight, “Live” Dead, Our Folk Music Playlist & Album of the Week, Saturday, January 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! That headline’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Like a musical run-on sentence…but in a good way. It means lots of good programming.

Folk Music Collage

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.      The Yardbirds Live at B. B. King’s  Blues Club

2:00 p.m.        Folk Music from A to Z: The House List

Hear Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Joni Mitchell, Jakob Dylan, Tim Buckley and many others!

5:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

7:00 p.m.        Album of the Week: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

This will be Dark Side of the Moon’s final run before a new Album of the Week is posted tomorrow! Don’t miss it!

10:00 p.m.     “Live” Dead: The Grateful Dead Live From The Nashville Municipal Auditorium (12/16/78)

Pull up a tab and hang out with us. The music’s great.

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Traffic Live, A Tribute to Hank Williams, Eric Clapton is Riding With the King, & Under the Influence, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! As always, we have a great line-up on tap, starting with Traffic and ending with Under the Influence.

Eric Clapton & B.B. King-3

Here is your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Traffic: Live at the Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY (6-26-70)

2:00 p.m.       Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams

Join Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris and others as they pay tribute to a country music legend

5:00 p.m.        Riding With the King: Eric Clapton & B.B. King

8:00 p.m.        Under the Influence: Various Artists

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