It’s Tuesday Bluesday Here in The Mermaid Lounge, Wendy Waldman is In The Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week is Back, September 29, 2020

The Blues are back for Tuesday Bluesday, we put Wendy Waldman in The Spotlight, and our Album of the Week is back.

Wendy Waldman was one of so many strong females out there with Linda Ronstadt.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

For those who missed this during BLUES WEEK, we are re-running this playlist for our Tuesday Bluesday offering. It has already been updated with some new music!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Give It Up by Bonnie Raitt

The first return of Give It Up from then 23-year-old Bonnie Raitt. It was her second studio album, and it’s clear that the blues are in her DNA.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Wendy Waldman NEW!

The way it works for me is that any friend of Linda Ronstadt is a friend of mine. I have discovered so many strong female singers and songwriters that way, and Wendy Waldman is no exception. (Others have included Valerie Carter and Karla Bonoff.) If you haven’t heard Wendy Waldman sing yet, you’re in for a treat. The song to listen for is The Eagle and The Owl. She and Ronstadt sound amazing together.

Good day out here. Sun is out. Sky is blue. Music is spectacular. Tune us in.

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Total Blues. The Robert Cray Band Live With SRV, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band in Boston, and Clapton Joins The Allman Brothers at the Beacon, Friday, September 25, 2020

OooohWheee, that is a mouthful, even from me. But that’s what we’ve got today from The Mermaid Lounge.

Robert Cray

This is your line-up for Friday:

11:00 a.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987 NEW!

There is no question that this is a Robert Cray Band concert at Club Redux, but he’s joined on stage by Stevie Ray Vaughan at the end for an amazing jam and the encore performance of New Blood. Some of the best musical experiences come in small packages.

3:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, Spring 1966

Spring 1966 is the closest we can get to the actual date of this performance. This is one for the wayback machine of your mind. Boston had a pretty amazing music scene, I must say. The Unicorn Coffee House (the only beverage served), Club 47, Jonathan Swifts, among the best. We veterans of such places yearn for those days again.

We may not have the exact date, but we did manage to find the set list! This is posted under the Playlist tab of this blog. Scroll to the bottom!

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theater, NY, March 19, 2009

On a March evening in 2009, Eric Clapton joined the brothers on stage at New York’s Beacon Theater for six great songs and the rest is history as you will see.

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BLUES WEEK continues! Johnny Winter at The Bottom Line, The J. Geils Band in The Spotlight, and our Albert King AOW, Tuesday, September 22, 2020

We have da blues all week long here from The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got an interesting selection for you today, to say the least.

Johnny Winter was the real deal, people.

Here’s today’s high-energy line-up:

11:00 a.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978

Johnny Winter was the real deal, but perhaps not in the traditional sense. He is known for his distinctive blues-rock style, and his live performances of the late 60s and the 70s are legendary. He also produced three Grammy award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Today we have him live at The Bottom Line.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King

If you missed the first airing on Sunday, here’s another opportunity to hear our Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The J. Geils Band

Some purists may turn their nose up at this selection, but that’s why I run the station. No matter what they tell you, this was Boston’s original party band, and they were once known as the J. Geils Blues Band before they made their crossover. No matter, they were the masters of blues rock, and when they were on stage, there was nobody like them.

It’s a day, isn’t it? So, why not tune us in. Doesn’t matter what time you choose…unless, of course, you want to hear our programming. Otherwise, we run 24/7, For free.

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