Thursday Brings Our New ‘What’s In a Name’ multi-artist EP, Crosby, Stills & Nash With Our AOW, and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy in Concert, June 1, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re moving toward the weekend and today we’ve got our newest EP called ‘What’s In a Name’ to kick things off. But there’s more! Read on!

Here’s your musical lineup:

9:00 a.m. What’s In a Name: Various Artists

There are more songs than I ever thought with names mentioned in them. I guess you don’t realize it until you start to compile a playlist! Many are people concocted from a great imagination, but some are real as well. It was fun putting this one together. You’ll hear from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Them, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Donovan, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon, Warren Zevon, Laura Nyro, Bobbie Gentry, The Kinks, Three Dog Night, The Association, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, Chi Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Tony Joe White, Bob Dylan and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash

We’re winding down on this one. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new album for you. In the meantime, don’t miss this one!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1997

Emmylou Harris never, ever disappoints. She has been a stalwart of the country music industry for decades and has refused to be tied down to any one style. With her band Spyboy, she gets back to basics with a stripped-down approach to her music. This was a great period in her career.

We’re edging our way closer to the weekend, kids. No reason why you can’t enjoy yourselves on the journey. Great music will help you get there in style. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free. We also never accept commercial advertising.

Midweek Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, Tom Rush, and Summer of Love, Volume 2 on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! It’s fitting that right around mid-month of International Women’s History Month we start out with our great ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

Today we start it all off with five hours of programming from the women of music, including Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter and many more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Tom Rush

The great Tom Rush gets his second airing as our featured singer-songwriter this week.

7:00 p.m. The Summer Of Love, Volume Two: Various Artists

As we continue our series of music from the Summer of Love, you’ll hear Jefferson Airplane, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, Buffalo Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Spencer Davis Group, The Byrds, Bobbie Gentry, The Turtles, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, The Rascals and more!

Tune us in. You won’t regret it. We’re on 24/7. We’re totally free. We’re devoid of commercial advertising. And we’ve got The Music Mermaid.

Thursday Brings Our #BecomeUngovernable House EP, Linda Ronstadt With Our AOW, and Bobbie Gentry Live at the BBC With Donovan & James Taylor, February 23, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’ve got a full slate of great programming today, including the music that inspired the radio station with our #BecomeUngovernable House EP!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House EP: Various Artists

Today we bring you the music that helped inspire this radio station with our House EP. You ‘ll hear Barry McGuire, Edwin Starr, The Temptations, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Canciones di Mi Padre by Linda Ronstadt

We’re winding down on this one. The final airing will be sometime Saturday. This is the biggest-selling non-English album in record history. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. Bobbie Gentry Live at The BBC, London with Donovan & James Taylor (1968-1969)

The reluctant star did spend some time performing live at the BBC with a little help from her friends. This is a collection from the 1968-1969 musical time period.

We’re getting closer to the weekend, folks. This is a great day to tune us in. We’re here 24/7, and when we don’t have programming we’ve got our wide Open Stream! Best of all, we’re totally free. No lie. No strings. We’re all about sharing music.

We Are at The Week’s End and We’re All About The Women Today With Bonnie Raitt, Bobbie Gentry and Carole King. It’s Friday, February 10, 2023.

Good morning, music lovers across the globe! We’ve made it to Friday and it’s a Ladies Day Only with the programming today (but not all the stream) and with good reason. Read on for details!

Here’s Friday’s musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bonnie Raitt UPDATED!

Today we celebrate Bonnie Raitt’s eleventh Grammy, won just earlier this week in what even she considered a stunning upset. It was for Song of the Year, winning for the first time as a composer for the song Just Like That from her latest album. She’s not only a great singer and songwriter, she’s a badass slide guitarist. Winning at the age of 73 proves that the generation of artists we built this station around has staying power. We’ve updated the playlist as well to include our favorite newer songs by Bonnie.

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bobbie Gentry FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Bobbie Gentry as our featured singer-songwriter this week. She was an amazing songwriter who just wanted to write songs for others to sing, but it didn’t quite work out that way. She charted 11 singles before she moved into what we consider early retirement in the late seventies. She never wanted the limelight, but her unique talents changed her path for a time.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Carole King

This evening we celebrate Carole King, who is not only in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but also in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her list of compositions has got to be more than a mile long. On February 9, Carole King turned 81 years young, and today is the 52nd anniversary of the release of her seminal album Tapestry.

Every month is Woman’s month here in The Mermaid Lounge, but you can expect a little more focus as we move into March and International Women’s Month. We’re giving you a preview here. We’re totally free 24/7 with no commercial advertising. As we continue to say, it’s all about the music.

We’re at Midweek With ‘The Female Species’ EP, Bobbie Gentry as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter and Ann Peebles In the Spotlight Later, Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Good morning, Musicologists! We are at midweek and we’ve got a bunch of good programming for you today. Hey, it’s always Black History Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, but we’re amping it up a bit for February as you will soon see!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

This isn’t all songs by women. That comes up soon, but not today. These are songs about women, ladies, girls, chicks, and other entreaties of the fairer (and superior) sex. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Rolling Stones, The Rascals, Peter & Gordon, and many more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bobbie Gentry

This is the second airing of Bobbie Gentry as our featured singer-songwriter. She never wanted the limelight. She truly just wanted to write songs for others to sing. But it didn’t work out that way as she charted 11 singles. In the late seventies, she decided she didn’t want to be found and retired from the business. But she left an incredible musical legacy behind.

8:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Ann Peebles NEW!

To be perfectly honest, I never heard about Ann Peebles until I started listening to Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure show on Sirius. You can learn a lot about music history when Petty is the DJ. In fact, some people say his station could be a course in popular music history. Ann Peebles is a R & B and soul singer who became famous in the late seventies for her Memphis soul albums. She is also the composer of the R & B great I Can’t Stand The Rain (which she wrote with her husband Don Bryant and radio broadcaster Bernie Miller). Give her a listen. She’s fantastic.

While I’m toiling on Truck Day, at least some of us should be enjoying this great music. How about you? We’re totally free of charge. Trust me. Your money is no good here. See for yourself. all you need is a free tab and a cursor to click the button below.

It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP, the Final Airing of Our AOW, and Bobbie Gentry as the New Featured Singer-Songwriter for The Upcoming Week, February 4, 2023

Good morning, Music Lovers! We’re here in The Mermaid Lounge keeping warm while the weather outside is at -10 with a howling wind. We’ve got the stuff to keep you warm if you live in these parts, or out in the western part of Massachusetts where it’s even a bit more extreme!

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

We’re back again this month to feature the great artists who took up residence in Laurel Canyon and banded together to make the sounds heard ’round the world. Together they forged what is now known as country-rock. You’ll hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, CSNY, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, J.D. Souther, Harry Nilsson, Canned Heat, Gram Parsons, Carole King, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing for The Byrds’ debut album, an album that challenged the chart dominance of the British Invasion groups. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new selection.

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Bobbie Gentry NEW!

Bobbie Gentry was an enigma. She was a brilliant singer-songwriter who shunned the limelight. From day one, all she ever wanted to do was write songs for others to sing. It didn’t quite work out that way as she charted 11 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four on the United Kingdom Top 40. Ode To Billie Joe, a Southern Gothic narrative, shot her to stardom in 1967 as it rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for four weeks. She was also one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material. People say she simply disappeared. She didn’t. She simply did not want to be found. She retired to quiet solitude. But her musical legacy lives on.

Come on, people. It’s officially the weekend and we’ve got great music on 24/7 uninterrupted by commercial advertising and all completely free to you. Your money’s no good here. All you need is a free tab and to push the button below. We don’t follow you because we don’t have anything to sell you.

Today We’ve Got Bob Dylan Live at Royal Albert Hall, Songs Banned From the Airwaves, and Our New Seasons Playlist, Monday, June 20, 2022

Good Morning, Music Aficionados! How goes the battle on this fine Monday? We’ve got some great stuff here for you today, including a brand new playlist to close out our programming later.

We start the day off with Dylan live at Royal Albert Hall, vintage 1966

Here’s your Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, May 17, 1966

It’s a mystery. Is it May 17 or May 26. Is it the real Royal Albert Hall concert, or the Manchester concert mislabeled as Royal Albert Hall? As far as we can tell, this is the real Royal Albert Hall concert. Either way, it’s vintage early Dylan and it is a milestone in the development of popular music as he moved folk into the electric era. We here in The Mermaid Lounge love a good musical mystery. One thing we’re absolutely sure of is that this is part of what is known as The Bootleg Collection.

3:00 p.m. Banned From the Airwaves: Various Artists

This is a fun one. There are songs that have been banned from all over the spectrum, although you can pretty much catch them on all radio stations in this day and age. Petty’s You Don’t Know How It Feels was initially banned for its reference to weed; both Lola by the Kinks and Arnold Layne by Pink Floyd were banned because of their references to transgender and/or LGBTQ characters; My Generation by The Who was initially banned because it insulted people who stuttered; and McCartney’s Hi Hi Hi, The Everly Brothers’ Wake Up Little Susie, The Doors’ Love Me Two Times and The Stones’ Let’s Spend the Night Together were all initially banned because of references to sex. Listen to the rest and see if you can figure it out.

7:00 p.m. Seasons: Various Artists NEW!

Tonight we close out the programming portion with a brand new playlist about the seasons. Either the word ‘seasons’ appears in the song somewhere or the song references a specific season in some fashion. You’ll hear Bobbie Gentry, Janis Ian, Donovan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Byrds, Johnny Rivers, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Hoyt Axton, Don Henley, Wendy Waldman, The Stone Poneys, Jefferson Airplane, The Kinks, Nina Simone, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Murphy, James Taylor, The Beatles, Eva Cassidy, Eddie Cochran, The Band, Sly & The Family Stone and more!

We’ve got a full house this morning with Germany, Chile, The Netherlands, Russian Federation, our friends from the Faroe Islands, Italy, Greece, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Australia, the UK, along with Texas, Montana, Massachusetts, and New York. When are you logging on?

We’re Sliding Toward The Weekend With Bobbie Gentry & Some Friends at BBC Studios, Our ‘Rock, Blues & Ballads’ Playlist, and our AOW, Thursday, June 16, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got some great new stuff to start off the day today as we’ve discovered a Bobbie Gentry BBC Studios performance with a couple of friends along for support.

A couple of friends dropped by to help Bobbie Gentry out with her BBC Studios show

Here’s Thursday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Bobbie Gentry Live at The BBC Studios, London, 1968-1969 NEW!

This was a great find, given the fact that Bobbie Gentry was always a bit reclusive and shunned the limelight. She just wanted to write songs for other people. But she did perform live music, and she did so at BBC Studios in 1968 and 1969. Maybe she brought Donovan and James Taylor along for moral support! We’re glad she did!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy

We’re winding down on this week’s album selection as we’ve reached our next-to-last airing here. The final will be sometime on Saturday. Don’t wait too long!

7:00 p.m. Rock, Blues and Ballads, Volume One: Various Artists

I know. It’s about time I got volume two together. And I totally agree, so it’s on my weekend list. But this one’s pretty damned good and we haven’t heard it in a while. You’ll hear Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, J.J. Cale, Dusty Springfield, Neil Young, Paul McCartney & Wings, Long John Baldry, Randy Newman, Maria Muldaur, Ry Cooder, Gregg Allman, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

We’re sliding steadily toward the weekend here in The Mermaid Lounge, although I’ll grant you it’s not getting here fast enough this week. But good music goes a long way toward making the work week easier, so give us a shot. Because we play some seriously good shit with absolutely no commercial interruption, no chatty disc jockeys who’d rather talk than play music, or cost to you. Not one penny. And we’re open 24/7. What more do you want?

We Close The Work Week With Our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP, and The Original All-Girl Revue, Friday, June 3, 2022

Well, here we are again at the end of another work week. And this time it really is the end of the work week for me because I am taking Saturday off. We’ve got a great EP and a visit from the women of music for you today. A great way to end the week.

These are just some of the women you’ll hear tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

You know, some of us are night owls. Some of us are at our best in the morning. This one’s for the night owl in all of us. We’ve got songs about the night from Warren Zevon, the J. Geils Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Them, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, The Electric Prunes, Phoebe Snow, Joe Walsh, The Eagles, The Ronettes, John Cougar Mellencamp, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, The Doors, Poco, Neil Diamond, The Animals, The Band, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Steve Winwood, Cat Stevens, The Traveling Wilburys, and more!

7:00 p.m. The Original All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

This was the very first all-girl playlist we ever put together, and it remains the same since. You’ll hear Ann Peebles, Aretha Franklin, Bobbie Gentry, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Carole King, Chi Coltrane, Trio (Dolly Parton/Linda Ronstadt/Emmylou Harris), Dusty Springfield, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Lulu, Mary Wells, Nicolette Larson, Patti Smith, Shawn Colvin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and more!

As always, we run 24/7 totally free. That means before, in between and after our programming, we give you our great wide Open Stream from our 27,000+ song rotation. You’d be hard pressed to hear the same song twice in a week, let alone in a day. Tune us in. You won’t know unless you try. And it won’t cost a cent for you to find out.

We Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend With The Beatles’ Top 100, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Saturday, May 28, 2022

We are celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in style by featuring our two house bands! We start today with The Beatles’ Top 100 songs. Wherever you are, tune us in at 10:00 a.m. (or right now, for that matter).

The Beatles changed everything.

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Beatles Top 100 Songs!

The Beatles landed at John F. Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964. That was my tenth birthday. A few days later, we’d all be sitting around the TV watching them on The Ed Sullivan Show. Today we give you The Beatles Top 100 songs to kick off the holiday weekend. Grab whatever the hell you’re drinking and pull up a tab.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Delta Sweete by Bobbie Gentry FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid farewell to this great album, a very ambitious concept album by Bobbie Gentry, who was incredibly talented. She was also incredibly private and never wanted the limelight. It found her, nevertheless. Tomorrow we’ll have a brand new one for you.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, San Francisco, December 31, 1977

A rare repeat here for us, but it’ll be like new. The last time we aired this one was early in 2020. A classic band from a classic venue.

We’ve already got Spain, the UK, Germany, Poland, Greece, Italy, Australia, Belgium, France, Portugal, Russian Federation, Brazil, Netherlands, Dallas, San Francisco, and New York all tuned in and ready to go. Where are you today?