Dr. John in The Spotlight, Badfinger Live at the BBC, and “The Band” is Back on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re got some interesting programming today, including a new live performance by Badfinger.

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Here’s today’s programming!

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

I find it hard to believe that people wouldn’t know Dr. John (aka, the Nitetripper) a man whose music defied labels by combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, funk and rock n’ roll.

3:00 p.m.    Badfinger Live at the BBC 1972-1973   NEW!

Here I am in 2020, and I’m still a big-time Badfinger fan. This was, simply put, a band that made some great music. Had they not been screwed over by their manager, the sky was the limit (in the immortal words of Tom Petty).

6:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: The Band by The Band

The Band is a thing of beauty. There is nothing bad in their music catalogue, and they have withstood the test of time.

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A Rare Hendrix “Live” Show, Badfinger in Kansas City, and “Wildflowers” is Back, Thursday, April 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We had a day off, and we’re back full speed today with some rare Hendrix, in fact

Here’s your Thursday line-up!

1:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

You can learn more about this outstanding solo Tom Petty album by clicking the image in the sidebar on this blog!

4:00 p.m.   Jimi Hendrix Live at the Cafe Au-Go-Go, March 17, 1968   NEW!

When I say getting live Hendrix is a rarity, it’s because his professional career lasted only four years before his premature death at the age of 27. In spite of that, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians in rock music history.

7:00 p.m.   Badfinger Live at the Cowtown Auditorium, Kansas City (1972)

The Badfinger story is indeed a tragic one, but this band was the only legitimate star signing for Apple Records, and they left us a great body of music to appreciate.

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There’s Something Doing at the Bluebird Cafe, The Allman Brothers, Badfinger, & Tom Petty Live on Friday, January 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables, and happy Friday! Everything we’re programming today is “live” music, starting at The Bluebird Cafe!

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark Live at The Bluebird Cafe

2:00 p.m.       The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Atlanta International Pop Festival 

5:00 p.m.       Badfinger Live at the Cowtown Auditorium, Kansas City

8:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Take the Highway Live (1991)

Let’s get this show on the road, people. Time’s a wastin’.

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The Beatles On the Rooftop, Badfinger in the Spotlight, and Petty Under the Covers, Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! With Christmas one day away, we’re featuring just three planned programs today.  We will feature open stream Christmas Eve after our 5 p.m. sequence.

Beatles Rock the Rooftop

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles Rock the Rooftop: The Complete Apple Rooftop Concert

The Beatles managed an unplanned, impromptu concert on the rooftop of Apple Records prior to being shut down by the British bobbies.

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger

5:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Under the Covers

Still more reasons why The Heartbreakers were the best cover band of all time.

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Charles T. Wilbury, Jr. Channels Tom Petty; Badfinger in the Spotlight; and Those Echoes, Monday, October 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The Petty Party continues as Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr., channels his mate, Tom Petty.

Petty & Jakob Dylan

Here’s your line-up for Indigenous People’s Day (fuck Christopher Columbus, the genocidal maniac):

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

The one, true, bona fide rock act signed by the Beatles to Apple Records. This is an underrated, underplayed monster of a band.

2:00 p.m.        Echoes From the Canyon

The play list celebrating the pioneers of the California sound. Features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Stills, The Beach Boys, and many others.

6:00 p.m.        Tom Petty: Subdued and Underappreciated

In my humble opinion, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the finest rock n’rollers of their generation. But that isn’t all they were, especially due to the songwriting talent of Tom Petty. This hefty playlist features a quieter, gentler, more introspective Petty, one that is often underappreciated by the masses. Take a pill and chill. Features songs from the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, the Traveling Wilburys, and from Tom’s solo career.

Open streaming all night long after!

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Petty, Badfinger, Ungovernable Report and Capitalism: Friday, October 4, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a full slate of programming today as the Petty Party continues!

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Here’s the line-up:

10:00 a.m.    The Ungovernables Report: All News You Need to Know

Sarah Freels and Adam Rice give you the what-and-why for.

1:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore (1999)

The band’s High Grass Dogs Tour hits the Fillmore with some songs you don’t hear very often, like Country Farm, Free Girl Now, and Swingin’.

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

Badfinger is the one bona-fide star band the Beatles managed to sign to Apple Records. They made some of the greatest rock n’roll on the planet. Enjoy this set.

7:30 p.m.      Abby Martin & Peter Joseph: Abolishing Capitalism

11:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Mojo

A trip through the bluesy Mojo album, the band’s 12th studio album, released June 15, 2010.

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