It’s Monday again here in The Mermaid Lounge and I’m pleased that I’m off from retail servitude so that I get to listen to what we’ve got lined up for you today. We call it the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sandwich.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt: The Stone Poneys & The Early Years
A collection of great early Ronstadt work with the Stone Poneys and from her early albums like Silk Purse and Hand Sown, Home Grown. All the music that’s fit to hear before she blew the doors off the music world with Heart Like AWheel.
3:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Vic Theatre, Chicago, April 19, 2003
One of my all-time favorite Heartbreaker performances here from a great venue. I could go off here and extol the virtues of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and what they contributed to music, but I don’t need to do that. All you need to do is LISTEN.
7:00 p.m. Eva Cassidy Recorded Live at Blues Alley, Georgetown, January 2-3, 1996
When I mention Eva Cassidy to people, they look at me perplexed. Many haven’t heard of her, and that’s because she was just coming into her own when she died of cancer at the age of 33. For those of you who don’t know Eva Cassidy and her music, she was a singer, guitarist and pianist who used her beautiful soprano voice to interpret jazz, folk, country and blues songs.
Great day to tune us in. We’ve got a great collection of programming today. And before, in between and after we’ve got all that wide Open Stream that runs 24/7. For free. No strings.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a new addition to the women of The Mermaid Lounge, and her name is Eva Cassidy. We think you’ll love her as much as we do.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon
Seems like a John Lennon kind of day here in the lounge, so we’ve got a spotlight feature for you…and us.
3:00 p.m. Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. NEW!
To be quite honest, I had not heard of Eva Cassidy until a friend told me to find her music and listen. So I did. There could be a reason why I did not have the opportunity to know her stuff, and it’s because she didn’t live long enough to become a star. Eva Cassidy passed away from cancer at the age of 33 back in 1966. Her album, Songbird, sold over five million copies worldwide. This is a do not miss performance. And yes, Eva’s music has been added to the standard rotation as well.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heart of Mine by Maria Muldaur
We are winding down on our Album of the Week. We’ll have one more airing of this one Saturday, before we choose a new release for next week. For those of you who did not know Dylan had a romantic side, and that Maria Muldaur has such a great voice and interpretive skills, I suggest you listen in.
In fact, I suggest you listen in period. Because you have to pay to get this kind of music elsewhere. And by the way, there is absolutely no music outlet who features women. Not even the ones you have to subscribe to.