It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got a Brand New Blues EP For You, Along With Our AOW and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ‘Live’ Later, January 17, 2023

Another Tuesday Bluesday rolls around today and we’ve got our new ‘Best of Louisiana Blues’ EP to start the day off, giving you five hours of uninterrupted bayou blues. After that, it’s B.B. King and Friends along with the original bluesy Fleetwood Mac.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists NEW!

We kick it off early today with our brand new blues EP featuring Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo, Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Roy Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King and Friends

This is the second airing of this great live blues album featuring B. B. King with Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 1970

This is the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green at the helm, back when they were a blues band. This one is live from The Warehouse in New Orleans.

Nearly all of our blues music today comes to us from New Orleans, and that’s a good thing. New Orleans is a spectacular musical hotbed all the way around with a variety of musical styles, the blues being just one of them. We’ve got more coming from New Orleans later on this year. But let me reiterate that before, in between and after we give you that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Tune us in.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Gunsmoke Blues, Janis Joplin Live at The Fillmore, and Valerie Carter with Our Album of The Week, May 3, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got some new-to-the-station blues for you today that revolves around a certain blues fan. We also bring you some Joplin-style blues later.

We’ve got Gunsmoke Blues today! Read about the legend below!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Gunsmoke Blues: Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, and George “Harmonica” Smith NEW!

As legend has it, blues music freak Link Wyler and some of his friends who worked on the Gunsmoke TV show were on hiatus from filming. They decided to his the road to film their favorite blues singers, who happened to be barnstorming the nation with their bands. This is the result of that music obsession.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes, Volume Two by Valerie Carter

We’ve got our second airing of this great album coming up mid-afternoon as Valerie Carter displays her considerable soul and R & B side.

7:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at The Fillmore East, New York City, February 12, 1969

We haven’t heard ‘live’ Janis for a while, and this is the perfect day to do just that. This one is from The Fillmore East. We have one great blues-rock legend singing at a legendary venue.

Good day to join the fun here in The Mermaid Lounge. I’m back at the salt mines today, but you are in good hands with The Music Mermaid. I promise. We’re free 24/7, so all you really need is a computer and a mouse to click on the link below.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers, and Later We’re On The Blues Train With Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues and Dr. John, April 5, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’re back for another day of great blues music as we feature The Allman Brothers later this morning, and then we’re getting on the Blues Train tonight. In between is our Album of The Week!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, New York, March 12-13, 1971

What more can we say here? It’s a legendary band at a legendary venue. The brothers were always at their finest on stage, and this turn is no exception.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Luxury Liner by Emmylou Harris

Our second trip around the turntable for this great album. It was Emmylou’s second consecutive number one album on Billboard.

7:00 p.m. Get On The Blues Train with Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

Big Joe Turner is the monster on this one, but he’s got great accompaniment from Roomful of Blues and special guest Dr. John.

Before, in between, and after we’ve got wide Open Stream 24/7 at no cost to you. All you need is a computer and a tab, and you can make your day so much better.

Tuesday in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 11/24/2020

It’s Tuesday Bluesday in the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, and we press on with some great events in our musical history.

The Kingston Trio made musical history in 1958

Here’s today’s classic rock lesson:

November 24, 1958: The Kingston Trio became the first group to have a #1 album. Only solo artists had achieved that prior to them.

November 24, 1961: Howlin’ Wolf arrived in London for his first European tour.

November 24, 1965: The Young Rascals begin recording Good Lovin’ which will hit #1 early the next year.

November 24, 1966: The Beatles begin recording sessions for Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by laying down tracks for Strawberry Fields Forever. In the end, the song doesn’t make the album, but it will appear on Magical Mystery Tour the following year.

November 24, 1972: ABC-TV’s In Concert debuts with Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Poco, and The Allman Brothers Band. Don Kirschner is the producer, and he also produces The Monkees.

November 24, 1979: The Eagles spend a fourth week on top of the album charts with The Long Run.

November 24, 1980: Steely Dan releases the single Hey Nineteen, one of my all-time favorite songs.

November 24, 1985: Blues pioneer Big Joe Turner died of kidney failure at the age of 74. Turner was one of the first artists to ever play rock n’ roll when he wrote and recorded Shake, Rattle and Roll in 1954.

November 24, 1991: Freddie Mercury dies of bronchopneumonia, a complication from AIDS, at his home in London at the age of 45. He had just publicly acknowledged having the disease the day before. His friend (and nothing more), Dave Clark, of The Dave Clark Five, was with him when he died.

Born on This Day

November 24, 1939: Jim Yester, keyboardist for The Association, was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

November 24, 1941: Pete Best, drummer for The Beatles in the very early years, was born in Madras, India.

November 24, 1941: Donald “Duck” Dunn, bass guitarist for the Mar-Keys, and Booker T. & The MG’s, was born in Memphis, Tennessee.

We’ll be back in a little bit with today’s music programming!

It’s Tuesday Bluesday: The Blues Train Is In The Station, B.B. King Arrives Later, and Our AOW Tossed In For Good Measure, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists, and welcome to another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got some great programming today and blues Three-in-a-Row’s all day long.

B.B. King. As if you didn’t know.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John!

The trifecta of Blues Perfection. Pay attention, children. This is how it’s done.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The debut album is our Album of the Week. It was released 44 years ago yesterday. And the rest, as they say, is history.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of B.B. King

The final blues programming of the day belongs to the Blues King and his girl, Lucille. It’s only fitting.

By the way, did I mention those Tuesday Bluesday Three-in-a-Rows? You should tune us in. Today, you’ll hear Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and Lucinda Williams. What the hell are you wating for?

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“Live” Heartbreakers From the Vic, It’s Tuesday Bluesday, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we have new live Tom Petty & The Heartbrakers, plus it Tuesday Bluesday here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live From the Vic Theatre (2003)   NEW!

I’m not sure it gets any better than this when we’re talking about live music. These guys are magic on stage.

4:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! Big Joe Turner and Roomful of Blues, With Special Guest: Dr. John

7:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, by The Rolling Stones

You can learn all the details about this great album by clicking on the image on the right sidebar of the blog!

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The Blues Train Rolls Through, Lucinda “Live,” Hooker & Heat Together, and Roy Orbison’s Friends Drop By, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It turns out to be a somewhat bluesy day here today at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

It’s like the trifecta of blues; can’t go wrong here.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.       Hooker & Heat: John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat Together

9:00 p.m.       Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Night (1988)

Roy Orbison invites a few friends over to sing some tunes. Wouldn’t you know that Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Bruce Springsteen all showed up! Backing vocals eagerly supplied by Bonnie Raitt, k d lang, and Jennifer Warnes.

11:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings

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The Shelters in the Spotlight, Bonnie Raitt & Eric Clapton are “Live,” and We’re On The Blues Train, Thursday, December 26, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back to our regular programming today with the holidays behind us. We’re got a great line-up for you.

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Here’s your line-up details:

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

The band originally mentored and produced by Tom Petty has stepped out into the light for their second album. It is included in this expanded playlist.

2:00 p.m.      Eric Clapton Live in Basel, Switzerland: The Baloise Sessions 2013

5:00 p.m.      The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

9:00 p.m.      Bonnie Raitt Live: Road Tested

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We Got the Blues With Big Joe Turner, Taj Mahal in the Spotlight, The Grateful Dead, and Echoes From the Canyon, Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great line-up here on this day before Thanksgiving.

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Here is your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner with Roomful of Blues & Dr. John

2:00 p.m.       The Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32

5:00 p.m.       Echoes From the Canyon

Hear the Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and so many others who were instrumental in creating the California sound.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

So, pull up a tab and sit awhile.

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