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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The Summer of Love Rages On: Dusty’s Lost British Recordings, The Lost Cream Tapes, and John Wesley Harding Pays A Visit, Monday, August 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re in our final week of The Summer of Love and we’re rolling along nicely on a Monday morning, as you will see.

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan  NEW!

Dylan’s eighth studio album, released on December 27, 1967, marked a return to his folk roots after a few blues-influenced rock albums. It was very well received, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 in the UK. It was recorded around the same time as the home recordings made with The Band, which were eventually released as The Basement Tapes.

2:00 p.m.    Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings

There are fucking days when I cannot believe that people do not have a grasp on what Dusty Springfield has meant to music in general, let alone as a woman pioneer in this hell-bent male profession. But we here in The Mermaid Lounge “get it” for sure.

7:00 p.m.     Acid: The Lost Cream Tapes (1967-1968)

This bootleg was actually released in 2005 and are alternate recordings of several songs as well as some jamming. Very cool. And really good quality, so enjoy. By the way, there are a couple of Falstaff Beer Commercial recordings tossed in, proving once again that advertising has been king for a long time.

Tune us in. Turn yourself on. And drop the rest of the shit out the window. It’s Monday. You really didn’t want to work anyway, did you?

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Dylan & Petty On The True Confessions Tour ’86, We Go Down To N’Awlins, and Our Album of the Week, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got some great programming today, including one playlist that hasn’t been heard since Fat Tuesday!

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Here is your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, June 12, 1986   NEW!

Perhaps a bit of pre-Wilburys foreshadowing here. Any time you get two guys like this on stage together, the result can only be musical nirvana. This show is from the second leg of the True Confessions Tour.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

This was, without a doubt, a brilliant effort by Harrison, and it deserved all the critical accolades it received. You can learn more about this album by clicking on its image in the right sidebar.

7:00 p.m.    Down In N’Awlins: Various Artists

This is one sweet playlist that hasn’t been heard since Fat Tuesday back in February. Music is from BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, and many others. We hope you enjoy it.

I guess I should stop saying “join us.” There’s nothing to actually join. Tune us in would be a better phrase. No credit card or personal information required any day. No commercials. No political talk. Just music. 

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Welcome to Another Light-Programming Monday With Our House Playlist, and Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live,” August 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light-programming day today, but it isn’t the quantity that counts. It’s the quality. We’ve got plenty of that here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Alison
Alison

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

This is the playlist that generally reflects our attitude here at the radio station, with Country Joe & The Fish, Bob Dylan, Barry McGuire, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joan Baez, and more!

6:00 p.m.     Alison Krauss & Union Station Live in Concert

In 1987, Alison Krauss was signed to Rounder Records and released her first album, Too Late To Cry, at the age of 16. Shortly thereafter, she joined bluegrass and country band Union Station with Jeff White, John Pennell, and Mike Harman as her back-up band. This is a collection of live songs. All of the songs were recorded at the Louisville Palace on April 29-30, 2002, except for Down to the River to Pray, which was recorded at Austin City Limits.

Come on into The Mermaid Lounge, where there’s no tension and great music. We’re free. No credit card or personal information required. Ever.

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Dylan & Cash Hang Out in Nashville, Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, and George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” Sunday, August 2, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to Sunday Funday. Today, we have some great music to stuff in your ears, all vintage material.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison   NEW!

George Harrison’s first solo effort after the break-up of The Beatles can certainly be considered a tour de force, at least from my perspective here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re giving you the expanded version here with the jams. We’ve put those at the end of the actual album.

4:00 p.m.    Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: Nashville 1969

Back during the recording of Dylan’s masterpiece, Nashville Skyline, he teamed up with Johnny Cash to record a bunch of songs. Only one, Girl From the North Country, made it on to the album. The rest are right here, and you should avail yourself of them.

7:00 p.m.    Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, February 15, 1972

The Troubadour. The musical incubator for so many great artists — real artists. Bonnie Raitt is one of them. Enjoy.

Come on. Tune us in. It’s Sunday. A day of rest, people. All you need is a fucking browser tab and the link below. Nothing more will be asked or required.

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Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan & George Harrison, and Our Album of the Week, June 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Back on the chain gang today (figuratively speaking), with a pretty sweet line-up.

Stevie Wonder

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Tapestry by Carole King

You can learn more about this great album by clicking on the album cover on the right side of the blog!

3:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Stevie Wonder    NEW!

Blind from birth and raised in inner-city Detroit, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder was an accomplished musician by the age of eight, and recorded his first song at the age of 12. Today, we give him his due.

6:00 p.m.    Bob Dylan & George Harrison Almost Went to See Elvis (1997)

It’s a mystery, folks. According to Harrison, Elvis stood them up. But according Dylan, it was the other way around.

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It’s a Busy Saturday: We’re Going to Surf City, Becoming Musically Ungovernable, Checking Out ‘Live Dead’ & Farewell to Our Album of the Week, June 6, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a very busy Saturday on tap here, but I promise you that you will love it. Shortly after the final airing of Learning To Crawl, we’re Going to Surf City! It gets even better from there!

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

9:00 a.m.    Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders

Farewell to one of my favorites. Tomorrow when you wake up and run to the blog for your daily dose, you’ll see a brand new album!

12:00 p.m.  Going to Surf City: Various Artists   NEW!

A mix of singing and instrumental surf songs: The Beach Boys, Dick Dale & His Deltones (photo), The Surfaris, Jan and Dean, The Trashmen, The Challengers, and others. This is your introduction to the king of surf guitar, Dick Dale. It won’t be the last time you hear from him!

5:00 p.m.    #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

In light of the present civil unrest sweeping the globe, let’s pay homage to those who chronicle the tales and seek to inspire. Hear The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Band, and more!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: Europe ’72, Live at the Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany, April 21, 1972   NEW!

We are back on Europe ’72 for a bit. This gig at The Beat Club is famous for being the shortest show on the tour. That’s because it was recorded for television airing.

This would be the perfect day to join us, don’t you think!

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Dylan & Cash in Nashville, Dusty in London, Neil Young in The Spotlight, & The Inner Sanctum, Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate today, including Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash’s Nashville Skyline sessions!

Bob Dylan-Johnny Cash

Here’s your mid-week lineup!

12:00 p.m.   Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Nashville 1969   NEW!

During 1969’s Nashville Skyline sessions, Bob Dylan teamed up with Johnny Cash to record a dozen songs, only one of which made it to the album. These informal recordings are relaxed and loose, and are easy on the ears…a meeting of two giants. The back-up musicians include Carl Perkins on guitar.

3:00 p.m.    Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings

Dusty Springfield truly epitomized the term “blue-eyed soul,” and her career spanned five decades.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

Speaking of legendary artists, Neil Young has been a part of our musical DNA since the sixties as well, as a solo artist and with the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

9:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Dead Reckoning

The second episode of the series!

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We Visit the Petty Archive for Some B-Sides, Introduce the New Album of the Week, and Pay Tribute to Little Richard, on the Mother of All Sundays, May 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. My daughter always says “Mother’s only half a word in our house.” She wasn’t kidding either.

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Here’s your Mother’s Day lineup!

11:00 a.m.   Tom Petty: Deep Cuts and B-Sides

Yes, with and without the Heartbreakers. Mostly with, though. Listen, their B-sides are better than most bands’ A-sides. And that’s no lie, as you will see if you tune in.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: The Band. By The Band.   NEW!

The band that began as Bob Dylan’s back-up band went on to become one of the most influential bands of its generation, and delivered the goods every time out. This effort came after Music From Big Pink, another great musical achievement. But this one saw Robbie Robertson take charge, and the The Band took a huge leap forward.

The Band, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Beatles, remains one of #BecomeUngovernable’s favorite house bands.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard   NEW!

Richard Wayne Penniman, also known as Little Richard, was a rock n’ roll pioneer who broke down many barriers in his lifetime. He influenced many who came after him, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, whose early efforts were steeped in rhythm & blues. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87, and today we pay tribute to his greatness.

It’s Mother’s Day. Tune us in. You won’t regret it.

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