Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.
Irma Thomas (shown performing in 2008) is known as the “sweet soul queen of New Orleans.”
Here’s your Friday line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.
3:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked FINAL AIRING!
The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.
7:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983 NEW!
Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.
Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Women’s Week and we’re paying homage today to two women pioneers in music. Elvis wasn’t the first to sing Hound Dog.
Aretha Franklin circa 1970s
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton with the Muddy Waters Blues Band (1966) NEW!
Big Mama was the real deal. She sang Lieber & Stoller’s Hound Dog back in 1953, three years before Elvis hit the airwaves with the song, and made rock n’ roll history. Not only did she sing, but she played the drums and the harmonica. The pioneers of rock & roll? They know it all started with the blues and gospel. In case you haven’t figured it out, Black Music Matters.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
If you’ve overlooked this album, shame on you. That’s all I’m saying. You have at least two more airings after today to rectify that little hole in your musical life.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin NEW!
The Queen of Soul takes her turn in The Spotlight for the first time during Women’s Week, and it won’t be the last. We promise.
Listen, we added a bunch of listeners from Serbia last week. They’ve been back every day. What’s wrong with the U.S.? Bad taste in music? Perhaps, you like DJ’s with diahrrhea of the mouth. Perhaps you like continual commercials. Whatever.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have another light programming day as we prepare for some new programs, and add new music.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!
12:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday: The Jeff Beck Group Live at The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
The “core” of the Jeff Beck Group was guitarist Jeff Beck, vocalist Rod Stewart (yes, that Rod Stewart), and rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood, with the bassists and drummers changing pretty frequently. Pictured with the three core members is bassist Jet Harris.
5:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Tapestry by Carole King
The monster 1971 release is back for another airing.
Tune us in, people. We’re free. And we’re free of commercials.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday, but that isn’t the only great programming we have on tap today!
Here’s your Tuesday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday: The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon Theater (1972)
The Grand Kahuna of Southern rock is back on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!
4:00 p.m. The Band: Live on the King Biscuit Flower Hour 8-16-76 NEW!
First, they were The Hawks, backing up rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins. Then, they gained some notice when they helped electrify Dylan. After that, they became The Band, and the rest is musical history. The Band is Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson, and they are a force of nature.
7:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Learning to Crawl by The Pretenders
You can learn more about this great album by clicking on the photo to the right!
We’re waiting here for you in The Mermaid Lounge. Don’t give up your seat!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Listening to #BecomeUngovernable Radio has been proven to be very good for your emotional well being. (Not really. I just made that shit up.) But you should tune us in anyway. We’ve got a good one today.
Here’s your social distancing line-up!
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who
There’s a very interesting story behind this album and where the material evolved from. You can learn more by clicking on the image to the right in the Album of the Week feature box.
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush NEW!
Tom Rush is one of those guys who could easily go unnoticed, but that would be a giant mistake. Tom Rush has influenced an entire generation of musicians, including Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. He is credited by Rolling Stone magazine with creating the era of the singer-songwriter. Tom Rush has been a quiet force in music for a very long time. I recently saw him in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (his birth place), and he was doing just fine at 79.
7:00 p.m. Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck: Live at the Country Club, Receda
Tune us in, people. All you need is a computer or a phone.
Hello Everyone. I’m a D.J. here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, and will be providing content to the blog at various times. I’m pleased to be able to tell you about some of the major content additions we’ve made to the standard musical rotation over the past three weeks.
We’ve added great blues artists like Slim Harpo (The King Bee of the Blues), Little Walter, and Delbert McClinton. We’ve also added plenty of Peter Green’s version of Fleetwood Mac (great blues), and John Mayall’s Blues Breakers.
Some other artists we’ve included are Sting, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Christine McVie (without Fleetwood Mac), Eddie Cochran, The Electric Prunes, Alison Krauss (with and without Union Station), Bo Diddly, and The Blues Brothers.
We’ve also bolstered artists already in the rotation by adding tracks and collections, including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, The Grateful Dead, and Ry Cooder.
There’s also a great new flavor of New Orleans “local” bands, including The Daywalkers, Chance Bushman & Friends, and Dr. Saxtrum. We hope you’ll enjoy that.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s the weekend once again, and we’re kicking it off with some great music.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan “In Session”
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, by Little Feat
The final airing of our album of the week. On Sunday, we will reveal the new choice.
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon
On December 14, 1980, 30,000 fans gathered outside of St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, while 100,000 attended a memorial in New York’s Central Park, after Yoko Ono calls on fans to observe ten minutes of silence for John Lennon.
9:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We took a little break from the Heartbreakers after #Rocktober, but they’re back with what is considered to be one of their best live performances ever.
Here’s your scheduled programming for today:
11:00 a.m. Selections From The Concert for George
One year after we lost George Harrison, his family and friends got together to pay him tribute. Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison, Eric Clapton and a host of others put on an astounding show.
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Graceland, by Paul Simon
5:00 p.m. Johnny Winter & Dr. John Live in Sweden (1987)
The set list for this baby has been added to the Playlist section.
9:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Fenway Park, Boston (2014)
The Heartbreakers bring the Hypnotic Eye tour to Boston, and absolutely blow away 40,000 rockin’ fans.
It’s sure to be the winter of our discontent. Sit a spell. Listen to some tunes.