“Homecoming” is Our Album of The Week, Laura Nyro is In The Spotlight, and The Psychedelic Express Rolls Through, Sunday, November 22, 2020

How are we this fine morning, Music Lovers? It’s Sunday, a day of rest. It’s the perfect day to tune in, turn on, and drop out. Who said that?

Laura Nyro, one of the most amazing songwriters of all time.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America NEW!

Here we go, everybody claiming this is a “surprise” pick for me. I remember in my younger days people being surprised that I liked much of America’s music. Hey, I’ve never been a head-banger. In fact, you don’t hear that stuff on this station, for the most part.

America is really good at what it does. Call it soft rock; call it whatever you want. But America has made some very creative music. The albums Homecoming, Hat Trick, and Hideaway have some incredible music on them. Tune it in today’s Album of The Week to see what we mean.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro’s contribution to popular music is undeniable. She’s a brilliant songwriter, having delivered Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, Eli’s Coming, and many other songs. Most have been hits for other people, but Laura Nyro singing them is something to behold. Today, we put her In The Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Some of the best mind-bending tunes on the planet from The Electric Prunes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and others!

10:00 p.m. Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s 2020 release about John F. Kennedy’s assassination was aired here when released, and added to the general rotation. Today, we will replay it at 10:00 p.m. on the 57th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.

Here’s what you’ve got to do: Tune us in. This is the easiest thing on the planet to do. Open a tab and click the link at the bottom of this blog entry. No lie. That’s all, folks. We’re not lying.

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Your Brain Might Be Full After Today’s College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 11/22/20

It’s one pistol of a day at the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge! We have got a lot of musical news for your history lesson today. I don’t know how we could possibly put anybody but The Beatles in the main photo today. You’ll see why.

We couldn’t possibly put anybody but The Beatles in this blog post today.

Here’s today’s musical historical happenings:

November 22, 1957: Two sixteen-year-olds named Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel appeared on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand as Tom & Jerry where they sang Hey Schoolgirl. The rest, as they say, is history.

November 22, 1961: Bob Dylan completes the recording of his debut album.

November 22, 1963: The Beatles release their second album in the UK called With The Beatles. It knocked their debut album out of the #1 spot, and then proceeded to give The Beatles 51 consecutive weeks at the #1 position on the UK Album Charts.

November 22, 1965: Stevie Wonder releases his hit Uptight (Everything’s Alright).

November 22, 1967: George Harrison begins recording the soundtrack to the movie Wonderwall.

November 22, 1968: The Beatles release their self-titled double album set called The Beatles. It becomes better known as The White Album.

November 22, 1969: The Beatles sit atop the album charts with the spectacular Abbey Road.

November 22, 1981: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Woods of The Rolling Stones join Muddy Waters on stage at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago.

November 22, 1983: The Pretenders release their great single, Middle of The Road.

November 22, 1986: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble launch their 149-date American and European tour at the Towson Center in Towson, MD.

November 22, 1988: Pink Floyd released their live album, The Delicate Sound of Thunder.

November 22, 1990: Freddie Mercury of Queen issues a public statement confirming the rumor that he has AIDS. He passes away on November 24, 1991 from the illness.

November 22, 2010: After just one week of availability on ITunes, The Beatles’ music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs.

November 22, 2010: The Beatles (aka, The White Album) returns to the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart after its 50th anniversary reissue on November 9.

Born on This Day

November 22, 1943: Floyd Sneed, drummer for Three Dog Night, is born in Calgary, Ontario, Canada.

November 22, 1944: Jesse Colin Young, lead singer and bassist for The Youngbloods, is born in Manhattan.

November 22, 1946: Bass Guitarist Aston “Family Man” Barrett of Bob Marley & The Wailers is born in Kingston, Jamaica. Seems the nickname “Family Man” was a good one. He is reported to have fathered 41 children.

November 22, 1950: Steven Van Zandt (aka, Little Steven), songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, is born in Winthrop, MA.

Tina Weymouth, founding member and bass player with Talking Heads, is born in Coronado, CA.

November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. His death inspires many songs, including The Beach Boys’ Warmth of the Sun, and Bob Dylan’s 2020 release, Murder Most Foul. We will play Murder Most Foul this evening at 10:00 p.m.

And that is it for Sunday at The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. Stay tuned for today’s line-up!

Here’s Today’s Lesson From the College of Rock N’ Roll Knowledge: 11/19/2020

Good Morning from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. It’s another busy day in musical history, as you will see.

Tom Petty & Dave Grohl on stage during the Heartbreaker’s 30th Anniversary Tour.

Here’s today’s lesson plan:

November 19, 1955: Carl Perkins records Blue Suede Shoes at Sun Studios in Memphis. It will be Perkins’ biggest hit, reaching #2 on Billboard.

November 19, 1966: The Supremes enjoy their eighth US #1 hit with You Keep Me Hangin’ On.

November 19, 1971: B.B. King celebrates his 25th year in music by kicking off a European tour in London.

November 19, 1973: Led Zeppelin begins recording demos for their album, Physical Graffiti.

Meanwhile, Bob Dylan releases his 13th studio album, simply called Dylan.

November 19, 1975: The J. Geils Band records Blow Your Face Out (a fucking great album) at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

November 19, 1976: Van Morrison’s Moondance album receives a Gold Record. The album spawns two hits. In addition to the title track, Into The Mystic is released.

November 19, 1982: Led Zeppelin releases its final studio album, Coda, which is a collection of unused tracks written before drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980.

November 19, 1983: Tom Evans of Badfinger died at the age of 36. Like his and mate, Pete Ham, Evans also hanged himself. The story of what record company and manager greed and avarice did to Badfinger’s career is one that should be told. We will touch on that in the blog sometime.

November 19, 1994: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform You Don’t Know How It Feels and Honeybee on Saturday Night Live, with Dave Grohl of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters on drums.

November 19, 1995: Bruce Springsteen’s thirteenth album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, is released.

A 60-track album called Beatles Anthology I is released and sets a single-day sales record of 450,000 units.

That’s it, children. Take notes. There’ll be a quiz later (just kidding).

Wake Up! It’s Time for The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge!

Good Morning, Students! Here’s today’s lesson from The Mermaid Lounge. Some days we have more than others. Take notes. There’ll be a quiz later.

Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Don Felder of The Eagles perform on stage at Ahoy on May 11th 1977 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

Here’s your lesson for today!

November 17, 1938: Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is born in Orilla, Ontario.

November 17, 1944: Gene Clark, singer-songwriter for The New Christy Minstrels and The Byrds, is born in Tipton, Missouri.

November 17, 1966: The Beach Boys had the #1 spot on the UK singles charts with Good Vibrations.

November 17, 1967: A 16-date UK package tour featuring Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move (Jeff Lynne’s first band before ELO and The Traveling Wilburys), The Nice, and Amen Corner played at the City Hall, Sheffield, UK.

November 17, 1971: Rod Stewart & Faces release A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To a Blind Horse. This is their third LP together.

November 17, 1980: John Lennon releases Double Fantasy. Three weeks later he is shot and killed outside The Dakota.

November 17, 1994: Bob Dylan tapes his episode of MTV Unplugged in New York City.

November 17, 2003: Let It Be…Naked is released, removing the strings and other big sound artifacts added by Phil Spector in the original production.

November 17, 2007: The Eagles have the #1 album with Long Road Out of Eden, their first studio album since 1979.

That’s it from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge! We’ll be back in a while with today’s programming.

It’s Another (Mostly) Open-Stream But (Totally) Wilbury Wednesday, On November 11, 2020

Yeah, I know. People are always telling me I can’t have it both ways. But yes, I can. And so can you. We’re on Open Stream until 6:00 p.m. when the Traveling Wilburys pull into The Mermaid Lounge.

And, trust me, you’re going to love this two-hour Wilbury spectacular.

The Wilburys: Charlie T. Jnr., Lucky, Nelson, Lefty, and Otis. The best damned Supergroup ever.

Here’s Wednesday’s line-up!

24/7 Daily (Mostly) Open Stream

Like we do every single day, we’re streaming more than 26,000 songs for you. No charge. No credit card. No registration. No advertising. No interruption. And no politicians.

Listen for those Three-in-a-Row’s all day long!

6:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday! The Traveling Wilbury’s Inside-Out NEW!

The Mermaid Lounge will be rockin’ with Wilbury magic for more than two hours. Hear the Wilbury demos, extended versions, outtakes, and different recording sessions! This is a not-to-be-missed event!

By the way, all the details on what you will be hearing is under the Playlist tab of this blog. Just scroll to the bottom!

If you’re a Traveling Wilburys fan (and who isn’t?) this is a night you won’t want to miss. So, why not tune us in.? I mean, you have absolutely nothing to lose except those radio stations whose DJ’s just can’t shut the fuck up.

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It’s a Wednesday Tradition! (Almost) Totally Open Stream Until The Wilburys Travel in Later, October 21, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today is another (Almost) Totally Open Stream Wednesday, and it’s also a Wilbury Wednesday! What could be better?

The Traveling Wilburys are the best damned supergroup on the planet.

Here’s Wednesday’s line-up!

Infinity (Almost) Totally Open Stream Wednesday!

We’re here in The Mermaid Lounge circulating about 26,000+ songs every day. No commercials. No talking heads. No politicians. No charge. No bullshit.

And today, we add a new feature to our rotation called Three-in-a-Row, so be listening throughout the day!

6:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday! The Music of The Traveling Wilburys

The Traveling Wilburys are the best damned supergroup ever concocted. They released some albums, some videos, and never wanted to go on the road. Five guys who loved hanging out and making music together, and what great stuff they left us. If you’ve never heard their catalogue, tune us in and see for yourself.

Good day to see what we’re all about. I keep saying that stuff. Sooner or we hope you’ll join us.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday! Today, We Have Dylan & The Heartbreakers On Tour, Janis Joplin Live, and Little Feat, October 6, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great line-up!

Janis. Nothing more needs to be said.

Here’s today’s musical programming:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (1986)

This was recorded over two nights on part of Dylan’s True Confessions tour. Tom Petty credits Dylan with teaching The Heartbreakers the importance of spontaneity on stage. These two guys were just great together. It’s amazing how many people Tom Petty was able to mesh with musically. That’s the sign of an artist comfortable in his own skin.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat

Again, some of the best live music ever pressed onto vinyl. Little Feat defied definition. And I will say it again: They are the most underrated band in rock music history.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Cosmic Blues Band, Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, April 11, 1969

She’s got dem old Kozmic Blues again, mama. And she’s belting them out here today.

So now we get to the inevitable question: What is wrong with people who do not like great free music, with no credit card or personal information required, no commercials, no endless boring plastic DJ chatter, and running 24/7. I don’t pretend to know what you’d call that illness.

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It’s Alive All Day Long: Bob Dylan’s Rare Performances, Little Feat Live in London, and The Rolling Stones Live in San Jose, Monday, September 28, 2020

Happy Monday, Slaves! We hope you enjoyed BLUES WEEK. We have some great programming coming up as we slide on into Petty month here in The Mermaid Lounge later this week.

Lowell George and Paul Barrere of Little Feat, perhaps the most underrated band in rock music history.

Here’s Monday’s great line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection, 1962-1966

We haven’t had any live Dylan here for a while, and we must remedy that situation. This is one of the best that we’ve been able to dig up from the vault. It’s a good one.

3:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, August 2, 1977

Perhaps the most underrated band in rock music history. Little Feat was impossible to pidgeonhole, a brilliant combination of the blues, country, rhythm & blues, and good old fashioned rock n’roll. I saw them a few times before Lowell George’s untimely death, and they never, ever disappointed.

7:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones From The Vault, Live at San Jose Arena, April 19-20, 1999

Mick and the boys tear it up in San Jose. Another band that has stood the test of time, and is still tearing it up on stage, people.

This is a good time to tune us in. In fact, any day and at any time, it’s a good day to tune us in because we run 24/7 without interruption. What are you waiting for?

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Neil Young in The Spotlight, Bob Dylan Live at Budokan, and We Pay Respects to Toots Hibbert on Monday, September 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernable Music Lovers! We’ve got three legends on tap today. Today, we pay respects to Reggae legend Toots Hibbert, who left this earth over the weekend.

Toots Hibbert, Reggae pioneer and leader of The Maytals

Here’s your line-up for Monday:

1:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Whether as a soloist or as part of a greater whole (CSNY, The Buffalo Springfield), Neil Young is one of the premier singer-songwriters of all time. Today he’s in the spotlight.

4:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan, February 28 and March 1, 1978

Although recorded during his 1978 world tour, the album was not released until 1979, after at least one counterfeit made its way to market and several imports were created.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Toots & The Maytals NEW!

Toots & The Maytals are in the general rotation, but today we feature them in The Spotlight. Reggae legend Toots Hibbert passed away this past Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 77, and we aim to give him and his band their due.

Tune us in. We have no idea what you are waiting for but, hey, we’ve got time.

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The Band Live in Asbury Park, The All-Girl Revue Too, and REVOLVER Highlight Thursday, September 3, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a great line-up today from The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re firing on all cylinders right from the start!

the Band

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Band: Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976

The started as Bob Dylan’s back-up band, and the rest is history. The Band left us an amazing volume of just plain great fucking music, from their hits to their deep cuts. That’s why we love them here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles

No matter who you talk to about Beatle albums, the consensus is that this was a vast turning point for the band from all perspectives.

7:00 p.m.     The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists   UPDATED!

We’re back with an updated version of The All-Girl Revue Too. Hear Norah Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Laura Nyro, Chi Coltrane, Etta James and more!

It’s a beauty of a day to give us a shot. So, don’t fuck this up.

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