We Close The Work Week (Thankfully) With Badfinger, Cream, and a Dose of The All-Girl Revue, Friday, September 3, 2021

Good Morning, Music People! It’s the end of the work week again (thankfully) and we’ve got some really great stuff coming your way from The Mermaid Lounge today!

The women of rock n’ roll bring up the rear this evening

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Badfinger Live at The BBC (1972-1973)

We consider Badfinger a highly underrated band. They were pioneers in the ‘power pop’ genre, and were the one bona fide band with real star power signed by The Beatles’ Apple Records. They are the architects of one of my favorite songs of all time, Baby Blue. I remember binge watching Breaking Bad and when they closed the series with that song, I thought it was the perfect choice. Today we have them live at the BBC.

3:00 p.m. Acid: The Lost Cream Tapes

In the middle of the afternoon, we’ve got some great “lost” music that was just released to the public in this decade but was actually recorded back in 1967. This selection is pretty much all over the place with some unreleased music, some great studio jams (which we can only describe as hooch induced at this point), and even a couple of commercial recordings for Falstaff beer. Is that shit even still around?

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 5: Various Artists

As you well know, we have a particular commitment to the women of popular music, and we continue that tradition today with volume five of our All-Girl Revue. In this volume you’ll hear Joni Mitchell, Lulu, Petula Clark, Chi Coltrane, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, Maria Muldaur, Karla Bonoff, Marcia Ball, Wendy Waldman, Valerie Carter, Judy Collins, Aretha Franklin, Carlene Carter, and many more!

Come on, kids. Get with the program. We have listeners from all around the globe online with us every single day. It’s time to join the party, and it won’t cost you a penny. What the hell are you waiting for?

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We’re at The Midweek Point With a Wilbury Wednesday, and Our Psychedelic Express Playlist Later, July 14, 2021

Good Morning, fellow Wilbury lovers everywhere! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday in store for you today as we play the complete collection today. Later on, it’s our Psychedelic Express playlist.

The post-Orbison era Wilburys. Simply the greatest supergroup ever assembled.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Complete Wilburys: Volumes 1 & 3

Everything they ever recorded, both with and after Roy Orbison’s untimely death. They numbered the volumes this way for some unknown reason and we are not arguing. People should not forget Buster Sidebury, who is the great Jim Keltner on drums. Here’s some material on the Wilburys for your reading enjoyment. (By the way, it’s a great website to travel through.)

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

This one is due for an update, but here it is nevertheless. You’ll hear Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Blues Image, Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, The Byrds, Cream, The Beatles, The Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, and more!

In between, it’s wide Open Stream, so enjoy as we prepare for the Linda Ronstadt birthday bash tomorrow. We’re totally free every day, not just when we want to suck you into a subscription (which we don’t even ask for). We run no advertising, just an occasional station I.D. from yours truly, and we certainly don’t want to know your personal information. We have our own problems here.

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It’s Sunday Here, and It’s Time for The British to Invade Our Airwaves While The Wicked One Owns Our Album of The Week, June 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers across the universe! We’re here in The Mermaid Lounge on this lovely day, and it’s time for another visit from our friends from across the pond, as they say. Wilson Pickett will also give us our Album of The Week.

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: In the Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett NEW!

They don’t call him “Wicked” Wilson Pickett for nothing. Wilson Pickett was a major player in establishing the genre of American soul music, with more than 50 songs making the R & B charts. And many of those songs crossed over into the Billboard Hot 100. It’s about time he’s recognized in this venue.

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

It’s time once again for us to pay respects to the British Invasion (the musical one), and to those bands who followed in their footsteps. This was one of our very first long players here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Dave Clark Five, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Them, The Who, The Searchers, Queen, The Hollies, Cream, Herman’s Hermits, Dusty Springfield, and more. This is five hours of uninterrupted music!

Once again, we ask nothing except that you tune us in by clicking the link below. We don’t ask for a “subscription” or acredit card or any personal information. Nada. We do not run advertising (only a station I.D. by yours truly here and there), and we don’t employ chatty disc jockeys who think they’re stand-up comedians. Give us a shot.

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It’s Sunday and The British Are Coming! Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys Own The Album of The Week, May 9, 2021

Good Morning and welcome to the British Invasion! Today we air our British Invasion (and beyond) long-player and give you a brand new Album of The Week.

We celebrate the music from Across the Pond beginning at 3:00 p.m. today!

Here’s Sunday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III NEW!

A very young Linda Ronstadt and her band, The Stone Poneys, released their third and final album on April 29, 1968. Capitol Records was beginning to realize Ronstadt’s potential and put her front and center on the cover, which would increase tensions in the band. On this album, she began to branch out, choosing songs written by the great Tim Buckley and Laura Nyro. The following year, she would release her first solo album. The rest, as they say, is history. Tensions notwithstanding, Kenny Edwards would become a fixture in her solo backup band for many years.

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

We bring back one of our best long playlists today featuring bands from the British Invasion right on up to Queen. You will also hear Them (featuring Van Morrison), The Searchers, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles (of course), The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, The Yardbirds, Cream, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, and more!

It’s a day of rest (for some), and great music is a bonus. You’ve got it right here, uninterrupted by advertising and requiring absolutely no private information or money to listen in. What the hell else do you need to tune in?

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It’s Our Monthly Visit With The British, and Carly Simon’s “Hotcakes” is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, April 11, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s another fine Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge (although, I confess that I am writing this earlier than usual). We have a new album of the week, and we feature our five-hour British Invasion playlist today.

Join us for The British Are Coming! today at 3:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s simple but satisfying line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Hotcakes by Carly Simon NEW!

Hotcakes was Carly Simon’s fourth studio album, released by Elektra Records in 1974. She recorded the album while she was pregnant with her first child, and I have to say that it’s one of the best albums on the planet. It is also one of the hottest-sellers of her career. Unfortunately for Carly, Elektra released two other albums that year, one was Planet Waves by Dylan and the other was Court & Spark by Joni Mitchell. That kept Hotcakes off the top spot. It peaked at number three.

The album generated two hits, Mockingbird, which she recorded with her then-husband James Taylor, and the other was Haven’t Got Time For The Pain. However, I have to agree with David Geffen’s assessment that Forever My Love was the finest song she ever recorded.

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

Once again, we give you more than five hours of great music from across the pond, from the British Invasion bands up through the mid eighties. You’ll hear The Clash, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, Lulu, The Dave Clark Five, Them (featuring Van Morrison), Electric Light Orchestra, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Spencer Davis Group, The Who, and then some.

My fingers are tired, so I’m not going into all the detail about how you should be listening to us. You know, we’re totally free, ask no personal information, take no advertising, no commercial interruptions…all that shit. Just do it.

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Between Heaven & Hell, Stephen Stills & Manassas Live in Amsterdam, and Cream’s Farewell Concert, Monday, April 5, 2021

It’s another Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge, where we aim to please. We have some great selections for you today mixed in with all that fine Open Stream.

We feature Cream’s farewell concert tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Between Heaven & Hell: Various Artists

One of our patented multi-artist playlists with either heaven or hell (or both) featured in the title and/or lyrics. Got that? You’ll hear Stevie Wonder, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Donovan, Roberta Flack, ZZ Top, The Foo Fighters, The Eagles, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, Fats Domino and many more!

3:00 p.m. Stephen Stills & Manassas, Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 22, 1972

A comeback for Stephen Stills after falling by the wayside, and a successful one at that from one of the finest singer-songwriters in popular music.

7:00 p.m. Cream’s Farewell Concert, The BBC Transmission, January 5, 1969

It’s true that Cream wasn’t around for very long, but they left behind some seriously great music. Tonight we feature their farewell concert broadcast by the BBC.

Like I keep saying, more and more people every day. Today we have listeners from the Faroe Islands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, and Canada. Sooner or later you’ll figure it out. We’re not in this for the money. We neither accept advertising nor have the money to advertise ourselves. We’re in it for the music.

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We Get Back On Track With Volume 2 of ‘The Sixties Rotation’ and Maria Muldaur Sings The Love Songs of Bob Dylan on Sunday, March 7, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We get back on track with life after COVID today with our great Sixties Rotation, Volume 2 long playlist today, and Maria Muldaur owns our Album of The Week (see the sidebar).

The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2 is back today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Heart of Mine by Maria Muldaur NEW!

Maria Muldaur has been singing since the resurgence of the folk scene in the sixties, and is simply one of the finest singers on the planet. Ask Linda Ronstadt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and many others whose albums her voice has graced. Here she delves into the love songs of Bob Dylan, and the result is just amazing. Enjoy this one.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

Very simply, here we have five uninterrupted hours of the music that inspired this radio station. We got a bit off track while I was sick, but we are back in the saddle. You will hear The Beatles, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Chambers Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Derek & The Dominos, The Animals, Them, Three Dog Night, The Temptations, Bob Dylan, and many more!

It’s Sunday, and it’s a day of rest. No retail today, people. Give it a rest. The worst thing that ever happened was repealing The Blue Laws in the state of Massachusetts. You can all live without your shit for a day. And we won’t cost you a penny, today or any other day.

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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!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Timothy Leary said that, the father of LSD. The “tune in” part should be with #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re free. I mean, totally free. No credit card. No subscription. No personal information is collected. Ever. So, give us a shot. All you need is a tab. Then click the link below.

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Folk Music From A-Z Kicks Off Our Monday, Followed by The Shadow’s Second Episode, and Cream’s Final Concert, December 7, 2020

Good Morning from The Mermaid Lounge! Here we are not marking Pearl Harbor Day, but kicking off the day with some folk music, as we begin to build our folk music library here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Joan Baez with Judy Collins, two of the earliest players on the folk music scene.

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Folk Music from A-Z: Various Artists NEW!

Folk music is part of the fabric of American life. We’ve got a great playlist here to kick off our push for more folk in our programming and general rotation. You can hear Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Carter Family, Joni Mitchell, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Kingston Trio and more!

3:00 p.m. The Shadow: 02. Caverns of Death NEW!

During a cave tour, several students fall into a pit when the railing gives way. We’re not telling you the rest. You’ll have to tune into Orson Welles.

7:00 p.m. Cream’s Farewell Concert, January 5, 1969

The BBC transmission of Cream’s farewell show with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and the great Ginger Baker.

We’ve got great programming every day, and it’s always wrapped around our Wide Open Stream of 26,000+ songs. No two days ever sounds the same here, and that’s the difference between us and the rest of them.

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Today’s History Lesson From the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 11/25/2020

Good Morning, Students! Today is a short lesson in comparison to the last couple of day, but still an interesting read.

Commemorating a momentous musical moment in rock history.

Here’s today’s musical lesson:

November 25, 1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience make their live performance debut at the Bag O’ Nails Club in London.

November 25, 1967: Incense And Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock goes to #1 in the U.S. The song was co-written by the band’s guitarist, Ed King, who would later become a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. (This is a fucking great psychedelic-era song. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.)

November 25, 1968: The Beatles (better known as The White Album) was released in the US, spending 101 weeks on the chart and peaking at #1. It has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and is listed as No. 10 on Billboard’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Also on this day in 1968, more than 10,000 fans see Cream play their final two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

November 25, 1971: Carly Simon releases Anticipation.

November 25, 1976: The Band, another one of those bands whose greatness can never be denied, goes out with a bang with The Last Waltz. They celebrate an unbelievable career with friends Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, The Staple Singers, Ronnie Hawkins, and Dr. John. Thank you, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson.

November 25, 1997: The original members of The Zombies reunite on stage for the first time in 30 years at London’s Jazz Cafe to promote a new box set called Zombie Heaven.

November 25, 2000: The Beatles’ album, which is very simply titled ‘1’ — a collection of the ir US and UK chart toppers — goes to #1 in Great Britain. It would do the same in America the following week. It will also become the best-selling album in 28 countries worldwide.

Born On This Day

November 25, 1940: R & B singer Percy Sledge (When A Man Loves A Woman) is born in Leighton, Alabama.

November 25, 1944: Bev Bevan of The Electric Light Orchestra is born in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England.

And as quick as this, we’re done for today. Oh, yeah, shit happened to Madonna, Beyonce, JayZ, but you aren’t hearing about that here. Wrong channel.