The Ladies Take Over The Lounge, The Final Airing of “External Combustion,” and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we celebrate the women of music, say farewell to Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, and close out the programming later with this week’s LIVE DEAD!

Here’s today’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music are back and are taking over the mike today for five hours of uninterrupted music. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, 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!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs. FINAL AIRING!

We say this every week, so why stop now: This is your last chance on this one. When you roll out of bed tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new selection here.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The DuPont Gymnasium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, May 7, 1970

A rare repeat performance, but this one hasn’t been heard in these parts since summer 2020, so it’s like brand new. But then again, isn’t every one of their performances like brand new?

Here we are again, weekenders. It’s shaping up to be a good one, so this is the perfect day to tune us in for a little bit of a different approach to music on the airwaves.

We’ve Got Our ‘A Little Bit O’Soul’ EP Today Along With A Very Fitting ‘Good Luck, Bad Luck, Dumb Luck’ Playlist Later, Friday, May 13, 2022

Happy Friday the 13th, Oh Superstitious Ones (and I know several)! Today we’ve got our great R & B and soul EP going along with a topic central to the day: LUCK. Is yours good, bad, or just plain dumb luck?

Here’s your Friday the 13th lineup:

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

We start it all off today with five hours of uninterrupted soul from across the spectrum. This one isn’t just Motown. You’ll hear Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Irma Thomas, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Good Luck, Bad Luck, Dumb Luck: Various Artists

It may not be an EP, but it’s loaded with great acts like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cream, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Steve Winwood, The Beatles, The Eagles, Albert King, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Fats Domino, Jethro Tull, Genesis, The Wallflowers, Bob Dylan, Wings, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joe Walsh, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Paul McCartney, The Byrds, and more!

And, of course, we continue on with tradition as we give you that wide Open Stream before, in between and post-programming. This means we’re on 24/7 non-stop at no cost to our listeners. What more do you need, people?

It’s Sunday and We’ve Got Our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and The Dirty Knobs With Our Album of The Week, May 8, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers and Mothers everywhere! Today we celebrate Mother’s Day here in The Mermaid Lounge with our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and a brand new Album of The Week!

Today we’ve got Travelin’ Fever, even though we’re going nowhere!

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs NEW!

Today we have the second full outing of music from Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, and some of it sounds very Pettyesque. And that is always a good thing from our perspective. It’s also to be expected since some of the songs were written while Campbell was lead guitarist and co-songwriter with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. That’s not to say that Campbell and his gang aren’t their own band. They surely are, but the influence is unmistakable.

3:00 p.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

We bring back our Travelin’ Fever EP today. It’s starting to warm up here and people are getting the travelin’ bug. Pretty soon, I’ll be bitching about the heat because here in New England, we go from 50 to 80, according to next weekend’s predictions. But I digress, today you’ll hear Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Steve Miller Band, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Travelin’ Wilburys, Asleep at The Wheel, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and more!

Sunday is a day of rest and it’s Mother’s Day to boot. Allow me to say again, ad nauseum, that it’s a great day to tune us in. We’ve got Germany, the UK, France, Greece, Faroe Islands, Russian Federation, Chile, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Texas and California on already this morning. Tune us in.

It’s a Typical Saturday Here with ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt, Our Laurel Canyon EP, Bonnie Raitt’s AOW, and LIVE DEAD! April 30, 2022

The place will surely be jumpin’ today and it starts a bit early as well, at 9:00 a.m. EST! We’ve got a full slate of stuff on tap. Tune us in!

Today’s EP is Music From Laurel Canyon!

Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to Bonnie Raitt’s first new album in six years. Now, it heads to our standard rotation. Tomorrow, we’ve got a brand new selection coming your way!

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Those echoes reverberated around the globe. It was a time of cross-fertilization in music (I am dead sure the Republicans are concerned with such stuff) with country marrying rock and the British invasion here coming to our shores and the echoes from the canyon reaching there. You’ll hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, 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, Carole King, James Taylor, and more!

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1976

Speaking of those echoes, this was Linda Ronstadt as she began her meteoric rise, just after the release of Heart Like A Wheel, and in one of the greatest music venues in popular music history. This was a starting point for many artists.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, July 19, 1989 NEW!

It’s time for our Saturday night staple. Another new outing tonight, this one live from East Troy, Wisconsin. Enjoy, Deadheads.

Whew. I’m done now. And let me say it again: This is a great day to tune us in and see what we’re all about. If there’s any one day when you can catch our total picture drift, Saturday is it. The day is here, people. Get on it.

We’ve Got Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert, Bonnie Raitt’s AOW, and Jerry Jeff Walker In the Spotlight, Thursday, April 28, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great Thursday line-up as we slide toward the end of the work week this week. So, read on for all the details!

The revelers at Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert!

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan & Friends: The 30th Anniversary Concert, Madison Square Garden, New York, October 16, 1992

Bob collected a few of his friends for this one, including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, George Harrison, The Band, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, The O’Jays, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt

This marks the next-to-last airing of Bonnie Raitt’s great new album, her first in six years. The final will come sometime on Saturday, so get in on this one while you can.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jerry Jeff Walker

We haven’t heard this for a while, and it is definitely time to break it out into the open again. Born Ronald Clyde Crosby, our friend Jerry Jeff knew he couldn’t cut it as one of the leaders of the country outlaw movement with that name. He is best known for writing the song Mr. Bojangles, but he was much more than that. My personal favorite album is It’s A Good Night For Singin’ and my all-time favorite JJW song is Very Short Time. Like it or not, we’re all on short time here.

Great collection of music here today. We’ve got all basic genres covered with the exception of Reggae, which we have plenty of in our daily stream. Join Germany, The Netherlands, Chile, Peru, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Greece, Australia, and points beyond today. It’s totally free, folks. Every day.

It’s Raining Outside The Lounge and We’ve Got Our ‘Water Water Everywhere’ EP, Plus The Who In The Spotlight Later, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! It may be dreary and dismal outside, but our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP is anything but. We also put The Who In the Spotlight later!

Not a fan of Pete Townsend’s right-wing politics, but the music of The Who? That’s another story.

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Scientific fact: The earth is composed of 71% water. It’s only fitting that water, therefore, has its own playlist…in all its forms. You’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Johnny Rivers, America, Donovan, and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Who NEW!

Yes, it’s true. This is the very first time we put The Who In the Spotlight here in The Mermaid Lounge. I confess a love-hate relationship with The Who, although I have long been a fan of their music. I saw them back in the day at Boston Garden. It was the night that Keith Moon collapsed on his drum set and the show had to be rescheduled. We saw them again and they were great. Moon would pass away not long after that. I am happy I saw them once, but I am thoroughly ambivalent about seeing them live ever again. In spite of that, this is a great playlist of their best stuff, and it’s formidable.

Tune us in, folks. We’ve got a full house this morning from Germany, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, Netherlands, South Africa, not to mention Cleveland, Buffalo, and Portsmouth. What are you waiting for?

On Tuesday Bluesday We’ve Got Our Big, Bad Blues EP, and The Second Airing of Bonnie Raitt’s AOW, April 26, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re offering up five hours of uninterrupted blues by the masters and those they’ve inspired!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

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

What started as a two-hour playlist expanded to a five-hour playlist. And pretty soon, there’ll be a volume two coming your way. But in the meantime, you’ll hear Delbert McClinton, B. B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Duane Allman Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt

The second airing of Bonnie’s great new album, her first new album in six years. She’s all over our airwaves today!

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to join us, no matter how you look at it. But then again, every day is a great day to tune us in. What more can we say? We can’t convince you if you don’t try.

Sunday In the Lounge Brings Bonnie Raitt’s First New Album in Six Years, and Our ‘British Are Coming’ EP, April 24, 2022

Good Morning, Classic Rockers! Today’s programming is what it usually is on Sunday, our new Album of The Week and an EP, this time from across the pond, and the rest wide Open Stream!

We start the day with Bonnie Raitt’s first new (fantastic) album in six years!

Here’s your Sunday programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt NEW!

Bonnie Raitt’s first new album in six years was released just two days ago, and we have it here for you today! There’s really no need for me to go into great detail here about what a great talent she is. You’ve heard me go on about her before. Instead, I just leave you with the New York Times review of the album. It’s the fourth review I’ve read over the past few days. Not one of them is in the negative category.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We’re back again this month with The British Invasion and beyond, from The Beatles to Queen. It’s music from across the pond. They inspired us and we inspired them. That’s the way music works, people. You will hear The Beatles, The Who, The Zombies, The Hollies, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, the Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the Spencer Davis Group and more!

Tune us in, gang. It’s Sunday, a total day of rest here. Unless, of course, you’re me. Then you get to keep going here in The Mermaid Lounge. But it’s all fun stuff today. No retail hell in sight for the next 48 hours.

A Little Bunny Told Me This Is a Folk Music Day, So We’ve Got John Prine With Our AOW and Our ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP, Sunday, April 17, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great music day today, particularly if you like folk music…so, I’m all in. We’ve got our great multi-artist playlist to kick it all off!

Here’s your Easter Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We switch gears a bit here and open with an EP today from some of the greatest folk artists of all time and some whose music has been inspired by them, including Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs, The Stone Poneys, John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Harry Chapin, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Joan Baez, Jesse Winchester, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Common Sense by John Prine NEW!

Released in 1975, Common Sense is John Prine’s fourth studio album. It was produced by Steve Cropper and recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis and Larabee Stuios in Los Angeles. The album features help from old friends Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn who played in Booker T. & The MG’s with Cropper. John Prine was a master at his craft, a master storyteller with a wry sense of humor who always had something to say. His masterpiece, Angel From Montgomery, helped put Bonnie Raitt on the map.

Come on. The Bunny commands you to tune in today. Pull up a hard-boiled egg and a Mimosa and get in on all the fun here from The Mermaid Lounge. You won’t regret it.

Today We’ve Got Some Badass Guitarists, Our AOW, and We Hear From That Other House Band Later, Thursday, April 14, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great line-up going for you today including some badass guitarists, Asleep At The Wheel’s Route 66, and that other house band later.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

They’re baaaaack, those badass guitarists. You’ll hear the handiwork of Dickie Betts, Duane Allman, George Harrison, Mike Campbell, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Winwood, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Pete Townsend, Lowell George, Stephen Stills, Walter Becker and more! Volume 2 coming up tomorrow!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Route 66 by Asleep At The Wheel

This is the next-to-last airing of this week’s selection, a great one from a great Texas swing band. Get in on it while you can! On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new selection!

7:00 p.m. The Beatles Live at The BBC, Volume One: Pop Go The Beatles!

In total, The Beatles performed for 52 BBC radio programs, including Pop Go The Beatles! which began in June of 1963. We’ve got them here for you today. Keep in mind that the BBC studios were not as advanced as those at Abbey Road, so some alterations were necessary.

Great day for some great music! It was beautiful here yesterday, but doesn’t look so promising here today. Nothing that some great music won’t help. Join your friends from Chile, Germany, the UK, Korea, Australia, Greece, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, and points beyond!