We Head for the Weekend With the ‘Color My World’ EP, Lucinda Williams’ AOW, and Jeff Lynne In the Spotlight on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We begin the downslide to the weekend in style today with our ‘Color My World’ EP…songs with colors in the titles, lyrics or both. And that’s just the beginning!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Color My World: Various Artists

Pictured above are some of the artists you’ll hear, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Donovan, Booker T. & The MG’s, Electric Light Orchestra, Procol Harum, Joni Mitchell, The Who, Amy Winehouse, Sam & Dave, Badfinger, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, The Hollies, Jefferson Airplane, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Cream, Marvin Gaye, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, J.D. Souther, Linda Ronstadt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda takes another turn with this great Album of The Week. Final airing coming up on Saturday, so get one in!

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

Jeff Lynne is a musical legend, a member of three successful bands and an extraordinary producer (he produced several Heartbreakers’ albums). Tonight we give you his music as a member of The Move, the leader of Electric Light Orchestra, and a founding member of The Traveling Wilburys, the best damned supergroup on the planet.

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Midweek Brings a Ride On ‘The Psychedelic Express,’ Christine McVie, and ‘Live’ Steely Dan Later, Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re at midweek and we start off with our ‘Psychedelic Express’ EP, move on to our singer-songrwriter series, and give you some ‘live’ Steely Dan to cap off today’s programming.

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Nothing like a little psychedelia to start out today’s musical journey. It’s a genre that transcends time, even though its origins began during the sixties. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Canned Heat, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Tommy James & The Shondells, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, Grateful Dead, Velvet Underground, Big Brother & The Holding Company and more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Christine McVie

We bring the late, great Christine McVie back for a second spin as our featured singer-songwriter this afternoon.

7:00 p.m. Steely Dan Live at The National City Pavillion, Cincinnati, OH, July 13, 2008

Tonight we feature some live music from one of the greatest bands of the seventies. Back when they were big, I used to hear the rap on them was that they couldn’t reproduce their sound live and onstage. Don’t know where that came from. I never had that experience when I saw them live. Hogwash.

Get a midweek boost here with some great music, including just about five hours of mind-blowing music to get you into the afternoon. We’re on 24/7, we’re totally free, and there’s no commercial advertising. No kidding.

Friday in The Lounge Brings The ‘Foodies Only’ Playlist, Van Morrison as the Featured Singer-Songwriter, and Linda & Emmylou ‘Live’ Together in Boston, February 17, 2023

Good morning, weekenders. It’s almost here! We have a great lineup for you as we ease you into the weekend. We start out with a fun playlist this morning called ‘Foodies Only’ and it just may make you hungry because it’s songs about food and drink in the title, lyrics or both!

Here’s your Friday lineup:

11:00 a.m. For Foodies Only: Various Artists UPDATED!

Songs about food (and drink) in the title, lyrics or both open up our programming today. You’ll hear The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Little Feat, Van Morrison, The Four Tops. Tony Joe White, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Strangeloves, Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson, Cream, Booker T. & The MG’s, Fats Domino, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Supertramp, Bob Dylan, The Flying Burrito Brothers and more! And yes, we’ve added a few new songs.

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Van Morrison FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of Van Morrison as our featured singer-songwriter for the week. His talent cannot be denied. His career has spanned seven amazing decades. Tune it in today.

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum, Boston, MA, October 1, 1999

Linda and Emmylou have been friends for a very long time. If you’ve seen the Linda Ronstadt documentary, The Sound of My Voice, you know the depth of their friendship. This tour was in support of their Western Wall album, which is an amazing piece of work. I remember the years leading up to the album and wishing that they’d do something together. It was worth the wait. Tonight we feature them live from my hometown in a historic music venue.

Hey, I sound like a broken record, so I’m not repeating my canned closing here. Suffice it to say if you’re not listening, you’re missing out on a great thing. (And it’s 100% FREE.)

Great Stuff Coming To Get You Through Monday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Our Playlist About Luck, and a New Spotlight With J. J. Cale, January 23, 2023

Good Morning to the Working Class. We’ve got great stuff coming your way this morning, including a playlist from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, our playlist about luck on several levels, and a brand new Spotlight featuring J. J. Cale.

Here’s Monday’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Deep Cuts & B-Sides

Everyone knows Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ hits and there were many. But the band made so much great music that casual Petty fans may not know about many of their songs. To be sure, if you subscribe to Sirius and listen to Tom Petty Radio you’ll hear this stuff, but for those who don’t there’s us. We’ve got everything the band has ever made and then some. This is one playlist that’s not to be missed.

3:00 p.m. Good Luck, Bad Luck, Dumb Luck: Various Artists

This is a multi-artist playlist about luck and fortune. You’ll hear it in the title, lyrics or both from Jethro Tull, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bonnie Raitt, Cream, The Eagles, Taj Mahal, Fats Domino, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, The Wallflowers, The Byrds, Warren Zevon, The Beatles, Steve Winwood, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Paul McCartney & Wings, Joe Walsh, The Rolling Stones and more!

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

J. J. Cale wrote so many great songs (Cocaine, After Midnight, Call Me The Breeze and more) that became hits for so many artists, yet never achieved stardom himself. We are big fans here in The Mermaid Lounge however, and Cale is much respected by his peers in the music industry. Today we will put J. J. Cale In the Spotlight, where he belongs, singing his own compositions.

Let’s face it. Monday’s suck. There’s no better place to be than right here. We’re totally free 24/7 and we are on uninterrupted by commercial advertising. It’s all about the music. All you need to do is pull up a tab and click the button below!

Saturday Brings a Trip on The Psychedelic Express, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and Nanci Griffith Featured as Our New Singer-Songwriter, November 19, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we take a prolonged trip on The Psychedelic Express. We’ve also got our final airing of Janis Joplin’s AOW and we bring on Nanci Griffith as our featured singer-songwriter for this week.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin FINAL AIRING!

Today we bit a fond farewell to the only solo album ever released during Janis Joplin’s short lifetime. For this album, she brought on the Kozmic Blues Band as she moved from psychedelic music into a more blues-driven sound, and would go on tour with them later. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album for you.

11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

No tickets required. Just get on board with Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who Canned Heat, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Tommy James & The Shondells, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Big Brother & The Holding Company and many more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Nanci Griffith NEW!

We feature Nanci Griffith as this week’s singer-songwriter whose musical style encompassed folk and country, and what she called “folkabilly.” She was a frequent performer on Austin City Limits and, although she suffered from severe writer’s block from 2004 through 2009, she remains one of the most respected singer-songwriters in popular music. She often recorded duets with others, including Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, and Willie Nelson. You can read more about Nanci Griffith here.

Get on board, people. You don’t need no stinking tickets, a membership, a credit card or anything else to enjoy the great music we have to offer. We’re here 24/7 totally free of charge and with no commercial interruption. There’s no time like the present, as they say.

At Week’s End We’re on ‘The Psychedelic Express’ and Give You Some ‘Live’ Byrds Later, Friday, October 21, 2022

Good morning, psychedelic music lovers! Today we take a five-hour uninterrupted trip across the cosmos with ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP. Later, it’s The Byrds live from Royal Albert Hall.

We’re boarding The Psychedelic Express at 11:00 a.m. sharp today! No stragglers!

Here’s your musical trip for today:

11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Take a trip inside your mind on The Psychedelic Express with Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Canned Heat, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Tommy James & The Shondells, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, The Grateful Dead, Velvet Underground, Big Brother & The Holding Company and more!

7:00 p.m. The Byrds Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, May 13, 1971

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. we air a live performance of The Byrds at Royal Albert Hall in London. It just so happens that this is, in a way, celebrating Tom Petty’s birthday because The Byrds great twangy guitar sound was a major influence on The Heartbreakers. Tune it in.

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We Continue Petty Month With Mudcrutch Monday Madness, Followed by Maria Muldaur and Cream’s Farewell Concert, October 10, 2022

Happy Monday, and welcome to Fuck Christopher Columbus and The Ship He Rode In On day. Be that as it may, we don’t have to celebrate him. We can celebrate great music instead.

Here’s Monday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness!

We continue on with Tom Petty month by giving you the complete Mudcrutch catalogue this morning. They didn’t make it big as Mudcrutch, but they did morph into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Later on, Petty would reunite the band and make it count. But just because Mudcrutch wasn’t the main act, it doesn’t mean the music wasn’t fantastic. It was.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur came out of the Greenwich Village folk music scene and created a career that combined folk, blues and just a little bit of jazz tossed in every once in a while. She was one of the great ensemble singers of the seventies (along with Nicolette Larson, Valerie Carter, Wendy Waldman, and others) that everyone wanted on their records. Like the others, she also had a hefty solo career.

7:00 p.m. Cream, The Farewell Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, November 26, 1968

Cream’s swan song, recorded live and broadcast via BBC Transmission.

Hey, it’s Monday. There’s no better way to blunt the pain of a returning work week than to listen to some great music. We’re here for you 24/7 and, best of all, we’re free of charge. It’s all about the music. No shit.

It’s Sunday and We’ve Got The Temptations With Our New AOW and ‘The British Are Coming’ EP, September 25, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We continue our psychedelic album parade today with The Temptations and take a trip across the pond with ‘The British Are Coming,” an EP with music from the British Invasion and beyond!

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Cloud Nine by The Temptations NEW!

Released in 1969, this album was a turning point for both Motown and The Temptations as they not only added singer Dennis Edwards to replace the departing David Ruffin, and began a partnership with visionary writer-producer Norman Whitfield. Although at least half of the album is in the traditional Temptations R & B style, they began their journey into Psychedelic Soul with the song Cloud Nine and it’s great wah-wah guitar intro courtesy of Dennis Coffey, and especially with Runaway Child, Running Wild.

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

We go back to the sixties British Invasion here, but we do not stop there as we include music from our friends across the pond that spans a couple more generations (we’re very selective, however). You’ll hear The Beatles, The Zombies, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, 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, Yes, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the Spencer Davis Group and more!

This is the place to be, people. We run 24/7 with no commercial interruption. We’re global. We do not employ chatty DJ’s who want to suck up all the air in the room. And we’ve got a Mermaid in control of the music. Yes, she’s The Music Mermaid. Get your shit together and push the button below.

We Keep It Simple With a Ride On ‘The Psychedelic Express’ and Donovan’s Album of The Week, Sunday, September 18, 2022

It’s officially a keep-it-simple Sunday with a full psychedelic programming spectrum today. We start it all off with a ride on our ‘Psychedelic Express’ EP.

All aboard the trippy train!

Here’s your Sunday Funday lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Get on board. No tickets required. You’ll be entertained on your trip by Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Canned Heat, Tommy James & The Shondells, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Big Brother & The Holding Company and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sunshine Superman by Donovan NEW!

Released in 1966, this is Donovan’s most psychedelic album. It includes the iconic single Sunshine Superman, along with The Trip (no explanation required), his tribute to Jefferson Airplane with Fat Angel (which the Airplane later covered) and Season of The Witch, one of my all-time favorite songs. We’re traveling on this one for a week.

This is your day to tune in, turn on and drop out. It’s Sunday, a day of rest and relaxation. Take advantage of the good vibes by turning into a great radio station. All you need is a computer, a free tab and a mouse. No credit card required. No bullshit commercial advertising aired. No mouthy disc jockeys. What is not to love here?

Today We’ve Got Visitors From Across the Pond with ‘The British Are Coming’ and Our New Album From Shawn Colvin, Sunday, July 24, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! Today is going to be a hot one, as they say, particularly in the weather sense as we anticipate tickling the 100 degree mark. Trust me. I’m a total Lounge Lizard today.

Here’s your musical programming today:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Steady On by Shawn Colvin NEW!

Today we give you Shawn Colvin’s debut album, released on October 17, 1989. Not only did it help establish Colvin as a folk force to be reckoned with, but it brought her the Grammy for the Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1991. She either wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, and had help from folks like Bruce Hornsby, Suzanne Vega, and Rick Marotta, who also took a turn as Linda Ronstadt’s drummer. It’s a keeper and it makes its Mermaid Lounge debut today at 11:00 a.m.

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

Our friends from Across the Pond are back with some great music from The British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear The Beatles (of course), The Who, The Zombies, Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, The Hollies, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Cream, Queen, the Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Yes, the Spencer Davis Group, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, and more!

As with every Sunday, we’re mostly on Open Stream, and that’s a good thing as we’ve been adding new music over the last couple of weeks. This is a great day to find out what we’re all about, and it won’t cost you a thing to become a fan. Frankly, your money is no good here.