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.
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.
Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to Sunday Funday. Today, we have some great music to stuff in your ears, all vintage material.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Back on the chain gang today (figuratively speaking), with a pretty sweet line-up.
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.
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!
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!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate today, including Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash’s Nashville Skyline sessions!
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.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to yet another Monday, but we won’t call it a Funday unless you’re tuning us in for some great music!
Here’s your Monday line-up:
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite bands. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite and, when I do, it could change at any time!
4:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theater, Hollywood NEW!
Maybe Van Morrison started a trend when he performed Astral Weeks live at The Hollywood Bowl in 2009 because, in May 2015, at the intimate Fonda Theater the Rolling Stones performed the entire Sticky Fingers album live in concert for the first — and so far — only time in their career.
7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan: Live at Budokan 1979
One of my favorite Dylan live shows here. Enjoy.
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. (I think someone famous said that.)
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We lost another troubadour this week. John Prine passed away, leaving yet another hole in the singer/songwriter category. We pay him respects.
John Prine and Bonnie Raitt singing the wondrous Angel From Montgomery.
Here’s your Friday line-up:
1:00 p.m. Bob Dylan’s Murder Most Foul
Dylan’s first new release in 8 years is his perspective on the assassination of John F. Kennedy or, as I refer to it, the beginning of our end. This is the first Dylan song to top the Billboard charts in his career (not that he ever gave a shit about that), a testament to both of their legacies.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Prine NEW!
Singer-Songwriters aren’t easy to come by, and we lost one of the most revered of his generation this week. John Prine’s Angel From Montgomery remains Bonnie Raitt’s defining tune to this day.
7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists
The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Ann Peebles, Curtis Mayfield, Roberta Flack, The Staple Singers, and many more.
Tune us in. And did I mention that this weekend we have Sixties Sunday?