Dylan at Budokan, The “Let It Be” Sessions, Mudcrutch Madness & Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Friday, February 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

2:00 p.m.       The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.

5:00 p.m.       Mudcrutch Madness!

There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.

In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

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Open Stream Saturday EXCEPT For The Final Airing of Our Album of the Week, February 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Open Stream Saturday with the exception of the final airing of our Album of the Week before we post the new one tomorrow!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire

The final airing of this exotic album prior to our new choice tomorrow. Don’t miss a very young Emmylou Harris on some amazing background vocals.

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The Stones “Live,” Dan Fogelberg in the Spotlight, Emmylou Harris & The Desert Rose Band, Plus Our Album of the Week on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have great music today, including the Rolling Stones Live at the Fonda Theater!

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11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire

This was the first time I heard Emmylou Harris in any serious fashion. I had heard her sing on some of Linda Ronstadt’s music, and she was becoming known to me then, but the raw power of her performances on this album really struck me. It was only much later that I found out she did not know that Dylan would use all the material as it happened, with no post-production. Amazing. I immediately went out and bought Elite Hotel. The rest is history.

2:00 p.m.      The Rolling Stones: Live at the Fonda Theater

A brand new addition to our “live” music collection!

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

9:00 p.m.      Emmylou Harris & The Desert Rose Band

It inadvertently turned out to be an Emmylou kind of day. Here she steps out with the Desert Rose Band, a country rock band out of California founded in 1985 by Chris Hillman (formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers), Herb Pederson (formerly of The Eagles), and John Jorgenson.

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Brand New Soul Queens Playlist, the Kinks in the Spotlight; Rock, Blues & Ballads, and Dylan’s “Desire”

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is an early post because I’m opening up the Salt Mines. We have a brand new playlist on tap right off the top today.

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Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:

11:00 a.m.     The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists

Irma Thomas (pictured), The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Ann Peebles, The Shirelles, and more.

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire

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

9:00 p.m.       Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1: Various Artists

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Bob Dylan’s “Desire” is Album of the Week; After That, It’s Open Stream Sunday, February 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an easy, breezy day here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, with the exception of our Album of the Week at high noon!

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Here’s your Sunday line-up:

12:00 noon     Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire (1976)

Desire was Bob Dylan’s 17th studio album back in 1976, for a little perspective on the breadth and depth of this guy’s career. The woman behind the album was his estranged wife, Sara, but the woman backing him up on the album was also a factor.

Desire was the very first time I heard Emmylou Harris sing anywhere and really paid attention. I was hooked. It is her hauntingly beautiful vocals that stand out for me, along with the gypsy violin played by another woman, Scarlet Rivera. As for Dylan? He’s Dylan, man.

This is a great album. Enjoy.

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Dylan & Petty, Van Morrison in Belfast, Our Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam & Hendrix, Morrison and Winter ‘In Session’ on Friday, January 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are ending the first month of a new decade with a bang, not a whimper!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Sydney, Australia

Two legends. One venue. What a fucking show!

2:00 p.m.      Van Morrison: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (1984)

5:00 p.m.      Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam

Originally created to celebrate Steve Winwood’s birthday, we’re keeping this playlist around!

9:00 p.m.      Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison & Johnny Winter: In Session

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Under the Influence, Bonnie Raitt Live in Oakland, Bob Dylan Live at Budokan & Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, January 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some Sunday funday playlists to day, including some great live entries from Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan/

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11:00 a.m.      Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night for Singin’, Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for writing Mr. Bojangles, but he has had a long and productive career. It’s a Good Night for Singin’ is probably his finest album (in my humble opinion), and Very Short Time is just a great little song that is impossible to dismiss.

True story, and my friend George who is out here from Palm Springs was actually with me that night. We saw Little Feat at the Harvard Square Theater. I can’t even remember when it was, but it was a loooong time ago. Jerry Jeff Walker was the opening act, and he did not disappoint. He was a blast. It was truly one of the best concerts I’ve seen in my life and, yes, we were probably wasted.

Life goes on.

2:00 p.m.       Under the Influence: Various Artists

You know how those music types are. They’re always under the influence. Some is legal. Some is not.

5:00 p.m.       Bonnie Raitt Live at The Oakland Coliseum (1989)

9:00 p.m.       Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

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George Harrison in the Spotlight, Lucinda Williams at the Fillmore, Dylan & Petty Live in Sacramento, and “Cosmo’s Factory” on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This will post earlier than usual because I’m on an opening shift today. We’ve got some great stuff coming your way.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

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

The “quiet” Beatle is what he was known as. By the end of The Beatles’ run, George Harrison had become a formidable songwriter in addition to a pretty damned good guitarist.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams: Live at the Fillmore

5:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Cosmo’s Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival

9:00 p.m.      Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Sacramento, California (6/12/86)

Don’t delay! Pull up a tab because in between we have the best damned stream going.

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday! Joni Mitchell at Carnegie Hall, The Moody Blues at Red Rocks, and Donovan In the Spotlight, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Wilbury Wednesday once again here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we also celebrate the addition of the Moody Blues to the standard rotation!

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at Carnegie Hall (1972)

2:00 p.m.       Welcome to Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilburys in the Spotlight!

The consummate supergroup. George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne with Jim Keltner on drums.

5:00 p.m.       The Moody Blues: A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

We just added The Moody Blues to the general rotation, and it’s time to celebrate!

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

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The Move, The Band in the Spotlight, A Timeless Tribute to a Country Legend, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a great line-up today, including music from a band that is often overlooked when discussing rock history.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.      The Move: Live at the Marquee (1968)

Before there was ELO and The Traveling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne was the lead singer of a band called The Move.

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

5:00 p.m.       Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams

Hear Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Keith Richards and others pay tribute to Hank Williams.

8:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd 

Well, what are you waiting for?

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