Join Us as We Kick Off The Weekend With Petty’s 50 Greatest, Plus Raitt-Browne-Colvin-Hornsby-Lindley-Ingram On Stage, Friday, April 2, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s a fine mix we have here to day for you. The sun is out on this crisp, cool spring day and we have quite a line-up planned.

Coming up this evening, it’s the Dream Team, 1999

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s 50 Greatest Hits

Yes, it’s all subjective folks. Next week, I could change this up. But for now, these are my Petty favorites, and not just with his mates in The Heartbreakers, but also solo, with the Traveling Wilburys, and with Mudcrutch. Changing it up kept Tom Petty’s creative juices fresh and flowing, and it shows.

7:00 p.m. The Dream Team 1999: Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby, David Lindley, and Wally Ingram, Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, September 12, 1999 NEW!

I actually saw this performance myself when it passed through the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. (Or was it the Comcast Center by then? Well, no matter.) It’s a dream team by anyone’s standards, and it was a fantastic concert. We have a version of this for you here this evening, and we hope you enjoy it.

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Steely Dan In the Spotlight, Badass Guitarists Volume 2, and All About Blue Too, Monday, March 15, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers and welcome to the beginning of another week here in The Mermaid Lounge, where we are always catering to your listening pleasure!

Today we have Steely Dan In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

Steely Dan was formed in 1971 by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagan. Their music defied definition, fusing together rock, pop, latin, jazz, R & B, and blues to create their own unique sound. Today we’ve got them In the Spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume Two: Various Artists

In spite of what the assclown named Yeezy says about guitars being insignificant to music (that’s because he has no fucking talent whatsoever), we’ve got a line-up of guitartists that prove him wrong today, including Bonnie Raitt, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Andrew Gold, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Garcia, Mike Campbell, Brian May, and many more.

7:00 p.m. All About Blue Too: Various Artists

This is volume two of our playlist fixated on the color blue. Can’t help it. It’s my favorite color. We have The Doors, Buddy Guy, Linda Ronstadt, Electric Light Orchestra, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, Little Feat, B.B. King, Canned Heat, George Harrison, Laura Nyro, Steve Earle & The Dukes Dr. John, Boz Scaggs, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and more!

I know it’s Monday, but don’t be blue (get it?). Tune us in for a good time. We make your day better, for cheap. In fact, for free. That’s what I’m talking about.

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“Wildflowers” Live, Dylan Live at Budokan, and Our Rock, Ballads & Blues Playlist on March 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great mix today. We’re back to the Wildflowers & All The Rest project, for starters. Then some live Dylan and one of our patented various artist playlists. In between, there’s all that great Open Stream.

It’s Bob. Need I say more?

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest: Live Wildflowers

We go back to the great Wildflowers box set this morning for a selection of the best Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live performances as chosen by his family, bandmates and friends. We miss this guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan, Tokyo, Recorded February 28 & March 1, 1978

Tom Petty and his bandmates once said that they learned the art of improvisation on stage from going on tour with Bob Dylan. He taught them well because they were one of the best damned live bands I’ve ever seen. Bob Dylan is a master craftsman in so many ways.

7:00 p.m. Rock, Ballads & Blues: Various Artists

We haven’t aired this one for a while, so it’s time has come around once again. You will hear songs from Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Dusty Springfield, J.J. Cale, Ry Cooder, Gregg Allman, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Van Morrison, Linda Ronstadt, Waylon Jennings, Emmylouo Harris, and more.

We’ve got a lot of people on this morning from all over the world…Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Greece…where are you this morning? All you need is a free browser tab and your finger. What you don’t need is your wallet.

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Welcome To Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Our Big Old Blues Playlist During The Day, and Our Album of The Week Later, March 2, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We celebrate Tuesday Bluesday with our expanded blues playlist, and our second airing of our Album of The Week!

The great B.B. King and his girl, Lucille.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

We have more than four hours of great blues music from a lot of different artists, including the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, J.J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Ry Cooder, Elmore James, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band and many, many more.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists

Hank Williams Sr. is right up there at the forefront with the likes of Woody Guthrie, and his “fans” pay him tribute. Hear Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams III, Keb’ Mo’ and many more!

If you like the blues, this is your day to tune us in. Don’t waste another minute. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m., and costs you absolutely nothing. All you need is a free tab and a trigger finger to click the link below.

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We Kick Off March in The Mermaid Lounge With Some ‘Live’ Bonnie Raitt, Music About Luck (Good, Bad, and Dumb), and Our Psychedelic Express Playlist, on Monday, March 1, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Well, they say “Beware the Ides of March,” so it’s only fitting that we kick off the month with our playlist about luck (all kinds). But it doesn’t end there. We have some live Bonnie Raitt and a little psychedelic music history.

Bonnie Raitt at the Rainbow Room in Philly is today’s live music offering.

Here’s today’s musical programming:

11:00 a.m. Bonnie Raitt, Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972

There’s nothing like seeing Bonnie Raitt in a small venue. One of my favorite places in the Boston area was Jonathan Swifts in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was a Friday night routine for my friends and I, and I saw Bonnie Raitt there one time. Enjoy this treat.

3:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Good Luck, Bad Luck, Dumb Luck, Various Artists

Luck. Some people believe in it. Some don’t. Some create their own luck. But no matter, because there are plenty of songs about it, from Cream, Alison Krauss & Union Station, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, Loggins & Messina, Billy Joel, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, The Beatles, and others. You’ll hear them today.

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

Did you know that scientists are exploring the use of psychedelics to treat mental illness? We used to do our own kind of research on psychedelics back in the day. So did a lot of famous musicians, and you’ll hear The Beatles, Vanilla Fudge, Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, They Byrds, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Blues Image and more!

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Today’s NOLA Treat? The Magnolia Sisters! We’ve Also Got Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Updated All-Girl Revue Too, on Friday, February 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today is a very exciting day here in The Mermaid Lounge as we feature The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun music band. We’ve also got Creedence and our newly-updated All-Girl Revue Too.

The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun band.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Magnolia Sisters Live at The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, May 23, 2015 NEW!

This amazing collection of women is anchored by Ann Savoy (pronounced sa’vwa), perhaps one of the most accomplished musicians on the planet that nobody ever really heard of. I urge you to read about her here, and to check out her website here. This is the kind of stuff I live for. I first heard her when she recorded with Linda Ronstadt as The Zozo Sisters. They made a brilliant Grammy-award nominated album together called Adieu False Heart. This collaboration marked the first time Savoy recorded in English. Ever since then, I’ve been on a hunt for her music and was able to score two CDs by The Magnolia Sisters. These were added to the station’s standard rotation last evening. The hunt continues until I am satisfied, as she has also recorded with her husband, her children, and with her swing band, Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

One of my all-time favorite bands here. It’s only fitting that we play them during our New Orleans Mardi Gras week. Here we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they were born on the bayou (pun intended, of course).

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

This was the second all-woman playlist we ever put together for the radio station, and I spent time yesterday updating and expanding the selection. We are continually amazed how women are ignored in the music world, and we intend to increase our focus on female singers and musicians. In this playlist, you will hear Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Linda Ronstadt, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Emmylou Harris, Laura Nyro, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon and more!

This is a great day to tune us in. Authentic Cajun music is underappreciated, and to be exposed to it via an all-woman band is even better. We are free. We do not require a “subscription,” your credit card, or your personal information. All you need to do is click the link below.

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The Original All-Girl Revue, The Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions, and Roy Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers. We’ve got some great music lined up for the day, including the original All-Girl Revue.

The Great Underappreciated Legends of Rock: Women

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison

Orbison’s 22nd album was recorded just prior to his untimely death at the age of 52, and released posthumously. This is the deluxe edition.

3:00 p.m. The Original All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

This is the very first all-female playlist we ever put together, featuring Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Fontella Bass, Carole King, Ann Peebles, and Janis Joplin, among others.

7:00 p.m. The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions

A collection of recordings from the band’s abandoned album, Smile, recorded between 1966 and 1967. This is just a selection of those recordings, not the entire set.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous once said that. I consider it sage advice at this time in our history. We’re waiting for you to join us here.

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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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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our House Blues Playlist and Linda Ronstadt’s WE RAN as Our Album of The Week, January 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. It is definitely Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge with our house blues playlist, and with Linda Ronstadt dropping by later.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

This is a great, eclectic blues playlist that runs for just over four hours! You will hear Slim Harpo, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Buddy Guy, Cream, Foghat, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Canned Heat, Delbert McClinton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt

Our second airing of what I consider to be one of Ronstadt’s most eclectic works, interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan (for the first time since early in her career), John Hiatt, Naomi Neville and others. The standout song? Undoubtedly, Ruler of My Heart. Brilliant.

Tune us in, people. We’re about to expand our general rotation again and you have no idea what you are missing! No other radio station rotates a 27,000-song playlist on its best day.

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Happy Friday From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/11/2020

Greetings from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, where we enrich your lives by making sure you have all the pertinent details required to win a musical trivia contest.

Little Richard performs during the halftime show on December 31, 2004, at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The pioneering musician died on Saturday, May 9, 2020; he was 87. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images/TNS)

Here’s today’s lesson!

December 11, 1960: Aretha Franklin gives her first live performance at the Village Vanguard in New York city.

December 11, 1961: Motown Records has it’s first #1 hit on the Top 100 with Please Mr. Postman by the Marvelettes.

Also on this day, Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii goes to #1.

December 11, 1965: The Velvet Underground plays its first live gig when they open for a group called The Myddle Class in the auditorium of Summit High School in New Jersey.

December 11, 1966: Elton John’s band, Bluesology, opens for Little Richard in London. Elton would later say: “When I saw Little Richard standing on top of the piano, all lights, sequins, and energy, I decided there and then that I was going to be a rock and roll piano player.”

December 11, 1968: The Rolling Stones record their Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus TV special, then proceed to bury it for nearly 30 years.

December 11, 1970: John Lennon releases his first solo album, titled John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

December 11, 1972: Genesis plays its first US concert ever at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

December 11, 1988: Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash and Don Henley perform at a Roy Orbison tribute concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

December 11, 1990: Led Zeppelin IV is certified Diamond with sales of 10 million in the US.

Born On This Day

December 11, 1926: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton was born in Anton, Alabama. Willie Mae was the first to record Hound Dog, the song that would later be made famous by Elvis Presley.

And that is just about it from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge for this fine day!