We’ve Made It To Friday and We’ve Got Our ‘Folk Music From A-to-Z’ EP Today and a Brand New Spotlight With Al Green Later, January 21, 2022

It almost happened. I was right on the doorstep of making a fool of myself by writing 2021 in the headline. Whew. Anyway, we’ve got our great folk music EP today along with the Reverend Al Green.

Here’s Friday’s musical line-up:

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

We’re on the cusp of updating this one, but I promise this version is still pretty great. You’ll hear Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, John Prine, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, The Wallflowers, Jesse Winchester, and more.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Al Green NEW!

Al Green is one of the most prolific and influential soul singers on the planet, and is often referred to as the “last of the great soul singers.” He has sold more than 20 million records, won 11 Grammy Awards, was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and those are only a few of his accomplishments. We here in The Mermaid Lounge think it’s about high time that he be put in the spotlight.

Come on, people. Tune us in. We just added listeners from the Republic of Korea and Lithuania to the mix this week. Where are you? We’re 24/7 uninterrupted, we don’t cost you a penny, and we don’t ask for your personal information. It’s none of our business and we’re not selling you anything. It’s about the music.

Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Our ‘The Female Species’ EP, the Final Airing of ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ and LIVE DEAD! January 8, 2022

Happy Saturday, Weekenders! It is here, and we’ve got the gang from Europe all tuned in and ready to go. Some of ’em have been there all night. What are you doing today? I know what you should include as part of your day, but I won’t unduly influence you.

We start the day with our EP about The Female Species…it may not be what you think.

Here’s your Saturday musical landscape:

12:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Nope. It’s not 4+ hours of music by women. We’ve got that one in the hopper for mid-month. This one is musicians singing songs about women; songs with the word ladies, girls, or women in the title or lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Talking Heads, Jackson Brown, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Percy Sledge, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens FINAL AIRING!

This is the swan song for Teaser and the Firecat. Tomorrow when you roll yourselves out of bed, we’ll have a brand new album feature.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs, Austin, Texas, July 4, 1981 NEW!

We’ve got another new soundboard recording of a great Dead live show here for your listening pleasure. But then again, the fact remains that every show sounds “new” when it comes to The Grateful Dead. (And by the way, no matter what they tell you, The Grateful Dead aren’t The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia.)

Before, in between, and after we give you all that great Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste in music, I must admit, and never fails to please. Speaking of which, we’ll be adding some new music over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Bob Dylan with The Heartbreakers Live at Orchard Park, The Kinks Live at The Palladium, and ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ On Thursday, January 6, 2022

Good Morning! This is your day if you like great ‘live’ shows, as we’ve got two from different venues in New York. We also have our next-to-last airing of this week’s featured album.

We’ve got Bob Dylan & The Heartbreakers on the True Confessions tour today

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, July 4, 1986

Here we have Tom and Bob before they knew they’d get together again as Charlie T. Jr. and Lucky Wilbury. The Heartbreakers and Bob Dylan got together for Dylan’s worldwide ‘True Confessions’ tour, and it was feast for the ears. Tune it in today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens

We’re winding down here. I say that every Thursday, don’t I? But this is the day of the next-to-last airing of all our featured albums. The final airing will come on Saturday. Then, we’ll select a new album.

7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York, December 31, 1980

The feuding Davies brothers always managed to call a truce long enough to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. Here’s their 1980 New Year’s Eve concert from The Palladium.

As always, we entreat you to give our little station a shot. We’re really not about profit, because I certainly am not making one here. I promise. We’re free 24/7. We’ll never ask for a credit card or for your personal information. And we do not run any advertising; just brief station breaks so you know who the hell we are.

We’re at Midweek With Our New ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and The Pretenders In The Spotlight, Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have hit our midweek stride here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a brandy new playlist for you all today! We are starting a bit earlier today!

We’ve got our brand new ‘Ode To Morning’ EP up first thing this morning!

Here’s your musical landscape for today:

9:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve been airing our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP for a few months now. It’s about time we had our ‘Ode To Morning’ answer. We launch it today with what could be our most eclectic collection of artists ever, including Nanci Griffith, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt, Townes Van Zandt, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Electric Light Orchestra, Harry Nilsson, Emmylou Harris, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Norah Jones, Todd Rundgren, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Jefferson Airplane, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Fairport Convention, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hot Tuna, Chris Hillman, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Taj Mahal, Hoyt Axton, James Taylor and more!

You can check out the complete EP playlist under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders

We haven’t aired this one in a while, and it’s high time we did. The Pretenders were formed in 1978 by kick-ass Chrissie Hynde, also the band’s primary songwriter and one hell of a guitarist. It’s a great way to close out the day’s programming

Before, in between, and after our programming, we have wide Open Stream under the thoughtful guidance of The Music Mermaid. And by the way, we won’t cost you a penny. Just push play.

Sunday Brings a Brand New Album of The Week, Our Original Sixties EP, and Plenty of Wide Open Stream, January 2, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got our Original Sixties EP to bring you through the afternoon and early evening, plus a brand new Album of The Week from Yusuf Islam, also known as the great Cat Stevens!

We bring you the music that inspired the station and the very first playlist we ever built!

Here’s Sunday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens (also known as Yusuf Islam) NEW!

This is one of the Cat’s best albums and is undoubtedly one of my favorite albums of all time. I recently read a review of the album where the author stated that Cat Stevens was a “pop” artist at heart. It’s funny how music is in the ears of the beholder. I’ve always viewed Cat Stevens as a folk-rock musician. Labels do not matter, at the end of the day. It’s what you like. On a more somber note, I remember the dark days after the 9-11 attacks, and Cat Stevens being denied entry into the United States because he had converted to Islam. I have a difficult time imagining Cat Stevens as a terrorist. Seriously.

3:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

This was the very first playlist we ever built back in June of 2017, when we started this up and opened our Facebook page. You’ll hear The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Drifters, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, Buddy Holly, Petula Clark, The Kinks, Neil Diamond, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Jefferson Airplane, Johnny Rivers, and more!

Before, in between, and after, we’ve got that great wide Open Stream where we put you in the capable hands of the Music Mermaid. As you well know, she has impeccable taste in music, and there are days when she simply feels like picking up a playlist or two. Give a listen and see for yourself.

We’ll Be Ringing in The New Year in Style With Our #BecomeUngovernable House EP, and Two Live New Year’s Eve Shows Later, Friday, December 31, 2021

Good Morning, Revelers! We are kicking off the New Year’s Eve celebration in style with our House Extended Playlist, and two live New Year’s Eve shows from two of our favorites!

We’ve got five hours of very inspirational music for you!

Here’s your New Year’s Eve line-up:

9:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

The music that makes up the greatest part of our DNA, including songs from Barry McGuire, The Beatles, The Temptations, CSNY, Pink Floyd, Peter Tosh, Edwin Starr, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Donovan, Jimmy Cliff, Cat Stevens, The Association, Marvin Gaye, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The New Year’s Eve Concert Live at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978

They were just musical babies here, but they were kicking ass and taking names. There are many reasons why TPATH is one of our House Bands, one of them being that they’re one of the best live performers on the planet. This concert is one for the books.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at the Closing of Winterland, San Francisco, December 31, 1978

Meanwhile, back in San Fran, the Dead was closing one great venue at Winterland. We give you a special edition of LIVE DEAD! tonight to help ring in the New Year.

There’s nothing like good music to help ring in a new beginning and, hopefully, better fortunes for all of us in the New Year. In the meantime, stay safe and push the button below. OK?

Got Those Post-Turkey Blues? We’ve Got Some Great Musical Programming Today Designed to Make You Smile, Friday, November 26, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and we’re here to make you feel even more thankful with great musical programming at the end of the work week.

Today we give you the music that inspired this station!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Yeah. Today we give you all the reasons we started this radio station in one great EP. In all honesty, there are those who came after these artists who are also very much part of this station’s DNA as well, but these are the people who gave me (personally) my own music after years of listening to my sisters’ music. These folks also musically represented the times in which they lived. You will hear Barry McGuire, the Temptations, CSNY, Edwin Starr, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, Peter Tosh, The Byrds, Donovan, Joan Baez The Association, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Bill Withers

Everyone knows Lean On Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, and Use Me for sure. Bill Withers was that guy. A great singer-songwriter who had an amazing number of hits in a relatively short fifteen-year career. Today we put that guy, his hits, and more In the Spotlight.

Tune us in and get that L-tryptophan out of your system. It’s wake-up time and the music is on 24/7. Before, in between, and after our programming, we are circulating the biggest cache of music anywhere all for free. No kidding. No strings. No fucking lie.

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Mermaid Lounge, and We Promise Our Line-up is No Turkey Today, Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving morning live from The Mermaid Lounge where we give thanks for great music, great musicians and, most of all, great listeners.

Arlo Guthrie and his friends share Thanksgiving dinner at Alice’s Restaurant.

Here’s your Turkey Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. Our Thanksgiving Tradition: The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie

We’ve been playing this as our Thanksgiving tradition since we started back in 2017, and we continue on today with all 18 minutes and 34 seconds. The song, recorded in 1967, occupies one entire side of Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant album. As Guthrie himself explains it, the restaurant is not really called Alice’s Restaurant, even though the song is about Alice and the restaurant. That factoid is in keeping with the song’s continuing mystery. You can find the lyrics here should you want to sing along.

2:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

After the L-Tryptophan has taken effect, you can all sit down and relax with some great folk music as we air our Folk Music From A-To-Z extended playlist and hear Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Cat Stevens, Phil Ochs, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, The Wallflowers, Jesse Winchester, Tom Rush, John Prine, Eric Andersen, The Band, Odetta, and many more.

9:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Greatest Hits by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac

We toss in some blues to close out the planned programming with our Album of The Week by the great Peter Green and his original Fleetwood Mac. Most people don’t know he’s the founding father here. This is our next-to-last airing, so squeeze it in before you pass out.

Join us for the Turkey Trot today (figuratively, of course). I wish I could tell you that listening is free today, but the fact is that listening is free every day. Just tune us in and give us a listen today. You’ll be very thankful. We promise.

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We Close Out Tom Petty Month, Give You A New Album of The Week, and Folk Music From A-to-Z, Sunday (also, Halloween), October 31 , 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got another fine Sunday on tap kicking off a bit earlier so that we can give you a final Heartbreakers live performance this evening to close out Tom Petty Month.

Today’s featured Folk Music EP starts at 2:00 p.m.!

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield

This was the first time Dusty Springfield brought her unique R & B style together with the Memphis sound. It sold poorly when it was released in 1969, but as Springfield’s music became known and her legend grew, things changed. Later, it would be acclaimed by critics as one of the most important popular music albums ever made. It also spawned Son of A Preacher Man, Springfield’s “signature” song and her great version of Windmills Of Your Mind.

2:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-to-Z: Various Artists

Take a trip down memory lane to the present with one of the original “protest” musical genres, FOLK. You’ll hear Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, Bonnie Raitt, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jesse Winchester, Eric Andersen, The Band, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, and many more!

8:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, March 15, 1999

Earlier during Tom Petty month we played the recordings of the Heartbreakers’ legendary 20-might residency at the Fillmore West from 1997. Tonight, we close out another Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge with recordings from the band’s 1999 residency at The Fillmore.

There are many reasons to tune us in, people. Must I keep listing them? I mean, I will if I have to. We’re totally free and we don’t ask for a credit card or personal information. We don’t accept advertising, so we don’t mess up the musical vibe with endless capitalist chatter, and our DJ is practically a mute. I mean, I know people don’t trust the whole “no strings” thing, but maybe you should give us a shot and we’ll prove it to you.

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We Close Out The Week With The #BecomeUngovernable House EP and Some True Confessions, Friday, October 29, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! The month is coming to a close quickly and we’ve got just a couple of more things to squeeze in, one of them coming this evening. Read on!

We’ve got Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on The True Confessions Tour later

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

This is one of our favorites here. It started small and became an EP a little over a month ago. We’ve got some great music lined up over the afternoon hours coming from this excellent multi-artist long player.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA, June 12, 1986

We’ve got a tour where Petty and his mates were not necessarily the headliners, but that didn’t seem to matter to either them or the audience. This is where the seeds were planted for a great musical match and where Mike Campbell said that the band truly learned how to improvise on stage. He credited Dylan with that lesson. This is one of those “don’t miss” moments.

Come on, folks. What the hell are you waiting for? Your friends from around the planet are out there right now listening to us and you need to find a way to join them. Hey, this isn’t rocket science. It’s Internet radio.

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