Roy Orbison in B & W, A Tribute to Hank, The LIVE DEAD Train Rolls On, and The Final Airing of “All Things Must Pass,” Saturday, August 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a new day here in The Mermaid Lounge. To say that today’s offering to the music gods is eclectic would be an understatement.

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Here’s today’s line-up from the lounge:

11:00 a.m.   Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

This concert was originally broadcast on January 3, 1988, and was shot entirely in black and white. Hence, the name. By any standards this was a great night, with Orbison joined on stage by Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and many others. A splendid time was had by all.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison  FINAL AIRING!

We bid farewell to All Things Must Pass, George Harrison’s unbelievable first solo post-Beatles effort. Tomorrow, it’ll be something new!

7:00 p.m.     Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists

I love these collections, where musicians have the opportunity to pay their respects to those who influenced them. With Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Keith Richards, and more!

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 24, 1976   NEW!

The consummate road band. We have not had one repeat performance since this program started. There is no end to material here. Best of all, no two shows are ever the same. 

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The Lovin’ Spoonful, Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions, and It’s An Album Two-Fer on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Sunday Funday, and we’ve got not one — but two — albums on tap rather unexpectedly today!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m.   NOT The Album of the Week: You’re Gonna Get It by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1978)   NEW!

I discovered quite by chance yesterday that this album was released 42 years ago, on May 2, 1978. It is just the second studio album by The Heartbreakers, and resulted in two massive hits in Listen To Her Heart and I Need to Know. We thought it would be a great idea to slip this one in today!

1:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful

One of the great bands from that Echoes in the Canyon era of days gone by.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Running On Empty by Jackson Browne (1977)  NEW!

In my humble opinion, this is not only one of Jackson Browne’s best albums, but one of the best of all time. I wore this thing out. Running on Empty was released in 1977, peaked on the Billboard charts at #3 in 1978, and stayed there for 65 weeks.  The theme was life on the road, and was recorded live on stage, backstage, on tour buses, or in hotel rooms.

8:00 p.m.    We Shall Overcome: Bruce Springsteen’s Pete Seeger Sessions

This collection of traditional folk songs arranged by Springsteen was released in 2006. Springsteen called on a group of lesser-known musicians from New York and New Jersey to put together this album. It also resulted in a 62-city tour.

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The All-Girl Revue, The Rolling Stones ‘Live’ in San Jose, Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions, and Band On The Run, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Does it get any better than this? Of course, it can. This is #BecomeUngovernable Radio where everything we do every day is done without giving one thought to the system.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Paul McCartney & Wings, Band On The Run

The problem with being a Beatle is that — as a solo artist — you are always measured by the band’s standards. When it’s one of you, those are eight tough shoes to fill. This album was, without a doubt, outstanding. And given the various calamities that took place during the recording of this album, it’s a miracle it was. You can read about it here.

2:00 p.m.      The All-Girl Revue, Volume 3

Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Emmylou Harris, Melanie, and Dolly Parton grace this particular volume.

5:00 p.m.      The Rolling Stones, One From the Vault: San Jose, 1999

Mick and the boys tear it up.

9:00 p.m.      Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions

This shit is just unbelievable. Springsteen pays appropriate homage to folk god Pete Seeger.

Before, in between, at the end…in fact, 24/7: We are open all day and night with the best music on the damned planet. See for yourself.

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Lucinda Williams Live; Rock, Blues & Ballads; Selections From the Concert for George, & Our Album of the Week, Sunday, December 29, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some Lucinda Williams, a new playlist called “Rock, Blues & Ballads,” and our  new Album of the Week.

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Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Ry Cooder’s Chicken Skin Music

Chicken Skin Music is Ry Cooder’s fifth studio album. It was released in 1976 on the Reprise label.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams: Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.      Rock, Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1: Various Artists

Hear James Taylor, Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Rivers, Donovan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and more!

Note: There is a song list up on the Playlist page. Please scroll to the bottom!

9:00 p.m.      Selections From The Concert For George

One year after his untimely death, George Harrison’s friends get together to celebrate his life and music. This was truly an epic event.

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Roy Orbison Anniversary, Strike Watch, That Sweet Soul Sound, and the Final Airing of “Rubber Soul,” Saturday, December 7, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Yesterday was the anniversary of the great Roy Orbison’s passing on December 6, 1988. We almost missed it entirely, but we didn’t. We give him his due today. Not only was he a great solo performer, but he was a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m.     Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and others join legend Roy Orbison for an evening of spectacular music shot entirely in black & white. Background singers were k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt and Jennifer Warnes.

2:00 p.m.       Strike Watch With Adam Rice: Exposing Act Blue

5:00 p.m.      That Sweet Soul Sound

No rap. No hip-hop. Just pure soul music from Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and others.

9:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Rubber Soul, The Beatles

The final airing of Rubber Soul. Tomorrow we choose a new Album of the Week!

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Programming for Saturday, August 31, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Saturday, August 31. Tomorrow, we bring a new month with new additions to our rotation, so stay tuned!

 

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10:00 a.m.   Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Concert

The late, great Roy Orbison lets it rip with some of his friends, like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnette, Bonnie Raitt, and k.d. lang.

1:00 p.m.    John F. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis Speech (Uncut & Unabridged)

Delivered on October 22, 1962 to a very tense world.

3:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Steve Winwood

The legendary rocker’s impressive catalogue from Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and his solo career.

7:00 p.m.   The Ungovernables Report

Our last airing of the first episode. We will have a new one next week. Catch it while you can!

8:30 p.m.   Chris Hedges with Glen Ford

Hedges talks with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report about America’s great diversity con.

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Programming for Saturday, August 17, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Saturday, August 17!

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10:00 a.m.   We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions With Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen sings the music of Pete Seeger

1:00 p.m.    William Blum: The CIA is a Terrorist Organization

William Blum gave up his state department career after becoming disillusioned with the Viet Nam war. He spent his whole life fighting American imperialism.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band

Before The Band became ‘The Band’ they were known as ‘Bob Dylan’s backup band.’ One of the greatest backup bands of all time was also one hell of a front band for many years. Undoubtedly one of the best musical acts to find fame after Woodstock.

7:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: Governments Lie

Howard Zinn again speaking the truth about governments.