It’s a Busy Saturday With Linda Ronstadt ‘Live’ in LA, Marvin Gaye In the Spotlight, LIVE DEAD, and the Final Airing of ‘Exodus’ On June 5, 2021

Good Morning, Rockologists! It’s another fine, frenzied Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got a bunch of great stuff sprinkled amidst all that great Open Stream! Tune in!

Linda Ronstadt is live at The Universal Amphitheatre

Here’s your Saturday programming:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, October 3, 1977

This was the eleventh consecutive night for Ronstadt’s Simple Dreams tour back in ’77, added due to continued ticket demand. She was riding high in those day. I saw the tour in Boston and upstate New York, only two of the forty I would see her perform during her career.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers

This will be the final airing of Exodus as our Album of The Week. When you roll your butt out of bed tomorrow morning, we’ll have a brand new album in focus.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye

Despite his many personal problems, Marvin Gaye was a musical marvel who was instrumental in shaping the Motown sound, first as a studio musician, then as a major artist with a string of hits. Because of this, he was often called The Prince of Motown. We put him In the Spotlight today.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Thelma Theatre, Los Angeles, December 12, 1969 NEW!

We go waaaaay back in time for this one, kids! Another performance by the ultimate jam band.

As I say every day: This is a great day to tune us in. Because every day is a great day to tune us in. No lie. We’re free. We do not accept advertising so there’s no untimely interruptions, and our DJ’s are practically mute.

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Thursday Brings Another Open Stream Start Followed by Our Album of The Week and New ‘Live’ Warren Zevon, June 3, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We open up with Open Stream, then we pick up the programming pace with our second to last airing of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus album plus new live Warren Zevon broadcast by the BBC.

We’ve got new live Warren Zevon in our 7:00 p.m. slot

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers

We’re winding down on this weeks’ AOW offering. Our final airing will be Saturday. Many feel this is The Wailers’ finest album, and it did offer several great hits (Jammin’, One Love/People Get Ready, Three Little Birds), but I say it’s hard to pick this band’s best album. You decide.

7:00 p.m. Warren Zevon Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, January 25, 1988 NEW!

This is new to us here in The Mermaid Lounge, and it was broadcast by the BBC back in the day. There is none of the usual open and closing remarks, but the songs are great. A tortured soul here, an imperfect person for sure (aren’t we all), a guy who burned some bridges in his time, but a musical genius nonetheless.

It’s Thursday and we’re over the hump. Treat yourselves by tuning us in. What could be better?

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Roomful of Blues, The Robert Cray Band and SRV, and Our Album of The Week, June 1, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got yet another Tuesday Bluesday in the works here in The Mermaid Lounge with some great programming.

Roomful of Blues is In the Spotlight at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: Roomful of Blues

Up first today we have one of the best blues bands you may never have heard from. These guys have been around for more than fifty years. If you’ve never heard them before, don’t you think it’s about time?

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers

The second airing of one of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ best albums ever that spawned several of the band’s biggest hits.

7:00 p.m. The Robert Cray Band with Special Guest Stevie Ray Vaughan, Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987

Tonight we have a live performance with The Robert Cray Band and special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan at Club Redux in Dallas. Don’t miss it.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday, so tune us in. If you’re a blues fan, this is an excellent day to do so. We take no advertising, make no profit, run 24/7, don’t employ long-winded DJ’s, and play the best music on the planet.

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It’s Sunday In The Mermaid Lounge With Our New Album of The Week, and ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ On May 30, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge and that’s usually the day we bring you a long-player to fill up the musical hours along with our brand new Album of The Week.

Asleep At The Wheel is just one of the great artists you’ll hear this afternoon!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers NEW!

Exodus was Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ninth studio release in June of 1977, and boasts six singles, including One Love/People Get Ready, Jammin’, Three Little Birds, and Turn Your Lights Down Low.

Consider this a preview for our newest upcoming longplayer covering Reggae, Ska, and World Music. It will hopefully be launched by next month.

3:00 p.m. Are You Ready For The Country? Various Artists

This marks the second airing of this great new playlist covering both traditional and country-rock, including Asleep At The Wheel, Neil Young (with and without Crazy Horse), Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Glen Campbell, The Byrds, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Carlene Carter, Roseann Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and more!

Don’t know how it is where you are, but the weather is pretty dismal here on the East Coast. It’s cold. It’s rainy. And it’s a great day to hunker down with a blanket, a book and some great music.

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We’ve Got Linda Ronstadt Singing With Her Friends, and Bob Marley’s Final Live Performance Ever, Friday, May 21, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists, one and all! We’ve got a lot of Open Stream today punctuated with two legends. It’s Friday, and we give you plenty of wildly rotating music before our heavier Saturday programming!

Linda Ronstadt has made lots of friends during her career. Today they drop by to sing with her.

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets and More

Everyone wanted to sing with Linda Ronstadt back in the day, and she once openly stated she’d rather be part of a girl’s band than a solo artist. That didn’t stop her from being the Queen of Rock throughout the seventies and beyond. Today, we give you a Ronstadt collection where she sings with those friends, John David Souther, Jackson Browne, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Emmylou Harris, Wendy Waldman, Hoyt Axton, Maria Muldaur, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Live at The Stanley Theatre, Philadelphia, September 23, 1980

Tonight, it’s The Legend live at The Stanley Theatre at what would be his final live performance ever before his untimely death.

We’ll say it again: We’re 24/7 and totally free. We don’t ask for credit cards or personal information, we don’t run advertising because we don’t accept it, and we aren’t making a dime on this. It’s what we call a labor of love. All we ask is that you tune us in.

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday Here in The Mermaid Lounge, and We’ve Got ‘Live’ Bob Marley Later, April 21, 2021

Good Morning and welcome to Wilbury Wednesday. We’ve got an excellent couple of hours of Wilbury music you will not hear anywhere else. We tell you why below!

Join us for Bob Marley & The Wailers Live from Santa Barbara later today!

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

12:00 p.m. The Traveling Wilburys Complete: The Bootleg Series

This material was offered to us by a listener. We have no idea where it came from, but we went on an extensive search for Wilbury “bootlegs” before this and could find nothing. We employ a musical don’t ask, don’t tell here. There are demos, rough cuts, outtakes, and session music. Chris Hillman even pays a visit. Enjoy!

6:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live From The Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25, 1979

The legend live. There’s nothing like it. We’re on a mission here to create long-playing playlists, if you will. Reggae and Ska is next on the list. You can bet that Bob Marley & The Wailers will be a big part of that effort. This is a great live performance, so we hope you’ll tune it in.

In between this programming, we’ve got nothing but wide Open Stream as chosen by our Music Mermaid. She’s got great taste, and she’s not adverse to picking up a couple of playlists here and there. You’ll have to listen carefully.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers Live, Clapton & Friends Pay Tribute to J.J. Cale, the Final Airing of Eva Cassidy’s AOW, and Live Dead, on Saturday, March 20, 2021

Happy Saturday from The Mermaid Lounge, where we are back up and running with some great programming today. We’ve got our usual busy Saturday here.

Eric Clapton and his friends pay tribute to one of the greats, J.J. Cale

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live At The Roxy, West Hollywood, May 26, 1976

We’re going to kick off the day with the man who is rightfully seen as a pioneer of Reggae music, Bob Marley. Widely recognized as the premier Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician, he and the Wailers developed a unique sound of their own by fusing together elements of Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Songbird by Eva Cassidy FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of Eva Cassidy’s Songbird album. She had a beautiful voice that many people still have yet to experience. She is now in our standard rotation, but this album will give you the immersion experience. Enjoy before we choose a new album tomorrow.

6:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Friends Pay Tribute to J.J. Cale

Eric Clapton and his friends pay tribute to one of the great singer-songwriters of any generation, J.J. Cale, the man who pioneered what is called the Tulsa Sound, which fused blues, swamp music, rockabilly, country and jazz. Although he avoided the limelight, artists like Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Neil Young believe he was one of the most important musicl figures in popular music.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University, October 22, 1983 NEW!

The boys are back for another fan-recorded event live from the Carrier Dome at Syracuse. Enjoy this entry from the worlds premier jam band.

Tune us in. After all, it’s Saturday. The weekend is here, and we’re the best fun you can have for free, with our without your clothes on, by the way.

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It’s a Birthday Bash with Tom Rush, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on Sunday, February 7, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is the first day I’ve actually felt a bit more human since this thing started, and it’s my birthday. I am in good company in between Bob Marley and Tom Rush.

Tom Rush plays Mountain Stage, Charelston WV – 2009

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, April 19, 2003

Today I give myself a birthday present by streaming one of my all-time favorite Heartbreaker shows, live from The Vic Theatre in Chicago.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush

Happy Birthday to Tom Rush, a New England music treasure born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as we celebrate his 80th birthday.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Beacon Theatre, April 30, 1976

Yesterday would have been Bob Marley’s 76th birthday had we been fortunate enough to keep him around that long. Today, we celebrate his birthday.

Fuck the Superbowl. A bunch of overpaid egomaniacs, particularly in light of the irresponsible fucking clown prince of the Kansas City Chiefs, assistant coach Britt Reid, who chose to drive drunk while on Adderall and put two children in the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. Turn them the fuck off.

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Bob Marley’s Final Concert, Bonnie Raitt & Her Friends at Ultrasonic Studios, The Final Airing of Dylan’s AOW, and Live Dead, Saturday, January 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yes, it is the usual jam-packed eclectic Saturday offering here from The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy.

We have Bob Marley on The Uprising Tour, his final tour ever. He would be dead less than a year later from melanoma.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 23, 1980

The Uprising Tour was Bob Marley’s final tour and the biggest European tour for that year, beginning in Zurich and ending at The Stanley Theatre (33 cities in Europe; 5 in the U.S.). Before September of the following year, Bob Marley would be dead from melanoma.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

This is the final airing of Dylan’s first album of original material since 2012’s Tempest. Tomorrow when you awaken, there will be a new selection.

7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt & Friends Live at Ultrasonic Studios, 1972

This great live album features Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George (Little Feat), John Hammond and Freebo at Ultrasonic Studios in New York. It was recorded and broadcast on WLIR-FM. We have it here for you today.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena, December 13, 1980 NEW!

Another great live show from our Grateful Dead vaults here in The Mermaid Lounge. No two shows ever sounds the same from these guys. Not even if it’s on the same tour.

It’s time for you to join our friends in Europe, Asia and beyond and tune us in. What are you waiting for? Must we charge you for our services?

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What Could Be Better On A Snowy Day? Bob Marley & The Wailers, Led Zep with the AOW, and Fats Domino on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are getting slammed here outside The Mermaid Lounge, but the music rolls on, my friends!

We’ve got The Legend live at the Santa Barbara County Bowl today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25, 1979

Bob Marley and The Wailers delivering some great music in support of the Survival album. The Survival Tour in 1979 would be Bob Marley’s second to last tour ever before his passing.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin

We’re winding down on our Album of The Week. We have one more airing after this, so tune this baby in, people! Before you know it, there’ll be a new selection!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

There can be no denying this man’s contribution to the birth of rock n’ roll. I’m not sure anybody was playing this stuff before him. I know Bill Haley & The Comets are given the credit for depositing the first rock n’ roll song on the charts, but if you listen back to the black artists, you have to know that is where all of this began and where everyone’s inspiration came from.

Tune us in, people. It’s cold and snowy where I am. I’m sure some of you are sharing the wealth. I have to work. If you don’t, this is where you want to be.

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