It’s finally Friday. Of course, for those of us working retail, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the week. But no matter. Today in The Mermaid Lounge, great things come in groups of three. You’ll see what I mean.
Here’s Friday’s planned programming:
12:00 p.m. The Complete Trio Collection: Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton
I always lead off with Linda Ronstadt when I’m talking about a group of women singers. That is totally my bias, but it is without shame. No matter how you cut it, women get the short end of the straw in music. If they were guys, the word ‘supergroup’ would be flowing off everyone’s tongue. Linda, Emmylou and Dolly were a supergroup. The Complete Trio Collection proves it.
The complete collection gives you just that along with alternative versions of some of the songs and previously-unreleased material.
7:00 p.m. Steve Earle, Townes VanZandt, and Guy Clark: Together at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, September 3, 1995
It was Emmylou Harris who led me to Guy Clark originally. But one winter night in Harvard Square, three friends were outside in the snow freezing and decided to go into Passim’s Coffee Shop to get out of the elements for a while. Somebody was playing that night, but when I walked in and saw it was none other than Guy Clark, I was excited. The three of us were literally blown off our fucking stools. He has been a favorite ever since. A friend of Emmylou.
Now we add Steve Earle and songwriter in the extreme Townes VanZandt to the mix and what we have here is an amazing evening at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. This event took place just fifteen months before VanZand’s death.
Yeah. It’s all-country programming today. What about it? This is one of the things that makes us different than all the rest. This will be about 6 or 7 hours of actual programming. The rest of the 24-hour cycle? All open stream with no commercials. No cost. No obligation. No credit card or personal data required. Radio like it used to be.
Good Morning, Ungovernables. Today we have an amazing ‘new’ music offering in the Trio Sessions with Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton.
Here’s your Friday line-up!
1:00 p.m. The Trio Sessions With Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton NEW!
I guess Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce qualified as a supergroup when they formed Cream. Why these three ladies are not technically considered one is well beyond my understanding, but they certainly are here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
We have featured the Trio albums in the past, but these are the Trio Sessions, with remasters, alternate versions and previously unreleased material. If you’ve never heard angels sing before, you are about to.
By the way, you can see the entire playlist in our Playlist section. Just scroll to the bottom of the page!
6:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Black Sea Gull (Replay)
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re switching it up a bit today on both content and timing. We think you’re going to like what we have today!
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton: The Trio Sessions
This is a bona fide all-girl supergroup. Like the Traveling Wilburys, it was easy to make music together (beyond their sheer talent) because they enjoyed each others’ company. The Trio Sessions give you the background: Alternative takes, some unreleased tunes, and plenty of great insight.
5:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Fenway Park, Boston (2014)
The Hypnotic Eye tour rolls through Boston producing what is considered one of their finest live performances.
8:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Play List
Can’t beat our house list of protest and revolution music.
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Good Evening, Ungovernables. We have some great topics of interest here tonight, including a supergroup that nobody calls a supergroup. But this is a fucking supergroup.
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton: The Trio Collection and More
These three might be the only all-female supergroup that ever was, but that is exactly what they were. This playlist encompasses 2.5 hours of incredible music from their Trio albums, and more. There are alternate versions, outtakes that have never been heard before, and remixes/remasters. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
4:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Deep Cuts and B-Sides
As I’ve said many times, most bands would kill for their B-sides.
9:00 p.m. Steve Early, Townes VanZandt and Guy Clark Live at the Bluebird Cafe
Three of the outlaws of country music. When Tom Petty calls most ‘country’ groups around today “bad pop artists with fiddles,” he is not talking about this trio, that’s for sure.
11:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye
This is not only one of the greatest Tom Petty albums ever, but one of the best albums of all time. See for yourself.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve been streaming for days now trying to fix a glitch we have without interrupting service. We may have lost that battle. Not quite sure yet. But for today, we’re going to enjoy some tunes from the those we consider the pioneers and powerhouses of women in music.
10:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, File 1: Various Artists
3:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too (also known as File 2): Various Artists
Both of these playlists offer a great line-up of women musicians across a broad range of styles.
8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt
This month, we pay respect to one of the most fearless artists of her generation with the release of the documentary, The Sound of My Voice. If she were a man, she never would have been made to wait for her induction into the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame until 2012.
11:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro is another of those under appreciated performers. Her songwriting is legendary. Many have hit the big time with her songs, like The Fifth Dimension. Sometimes Nyro’s singing is overlooked, and that is a shame. We aim to correct that here.
Will it be a Ladies Only Weekend? It could be. I’m feelin’ it right now. Stick around and find out!