Good Morning, Linda Ronstadt fans everywhere. This is our final day on the birthday bash express. We have two great programs for you today, and the rest is up to the Music Mermaid as we give you a whole lot of Open Stream.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets and More UPDATED!
Linda Ronstadt was a supremely successful soloist, but she always wanted to be part of an all-girl band. That was her dream, and that was the driving force behind the Trio albums she made with Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. But Linda Ronstadt sang with many people over her career. You will hear her with Paul Simon, Randy Newman, J.D. Souther, Don Henley, Maria Muldaur, Hoyt Axton, Wendy Waldman, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Bette Midler, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Aaron Neville, Ann Savoy, Neil Young, James Taylor, Valerie Carter and more on this particular playlist.
7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, March 17, 1976
The Troubadour was the launching pad for many an artist, and Linda Ronstadt was no exception. This is her performance just as her career was going into full swing.
In between this great Linda Ronstadt programming you’ll hear a lot of wide Open Stream from our Music Mermaid. She’s got great taste. You’re in good hands.
Good Morning, Country Bumpkins! We’ve got our new long-playing country/country rock playlist makes its debut today, with just about five hours of great stuff from Johnny Cash to The Flying Burrito Brothers!
Here’s your Saturday playlist:
11:00 a.m. Are You Ready For The Country?: Various Artists NEW!
We unveil our latest long-player today called Are You Ready for The Country? It’s just about five hours of uninterrupted great country and country-rock music. You won’t hear any of those homogenized country singers here. Instead, you’ll hear The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Buffalo Springfield, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bonnie Raitt, Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Pure Prairie League, The Ozark Mountan Daredevils, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Guy Clark, Tom Rush, John Prine, and more!
A complete paylist of all the great songs you will hear appears behind the Playlist tabs on this blog. Just scroll to the bottom of the list!
7:30 p.m. Album of The Week: Hotcakes by Carly Simon FINAL AIRING!
We close the books on Hotcakes this evening with our final airing. Tomorrow when you roll your ass out of bed, there will be a new selection listed on the blog.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, Ohio, June 11, 1993 NEW!
Tonight we feature another new concert by the ultimate jam band, The Grateful Dead. This one comes from the Buckeye Lake Music Center, an outdoor venue in Hebron, Ohio.
There’s no point in telling you all of the reasons why you should tune us in. We’re not-for-profit radio, so we don’t ask you for a subscription, or a credit card. We also don’t collect any personal information from you. We accept no advertising. And our DJ’s are practically mutes. We play music.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s a very special day today as we celebrate the release of Trio by the only female supergroup on the planet thirty-four years ago yesterday. Nobody ever talks about Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris even being a supergroup, but that’s because women are still marginalized in the music world. They were every bit a supergroup, make no mistake about it.
Here’s today’s line-up:
12:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris: The Trio Sessions, The Complete Collection NEW!
Today we celebrate three extraordinary musical talents who came together and produced two of the most amazing albums of all time. We give you the complete Trio collection, including outtakes, unreleased music, alternate versions, and — of course — the versions you all know and love.
6:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones, Live at the Palais Royale, Toronto, Canada, August 16, 2002
The original bad boys of rock n’ roll here play it for you live from the Palais Royale in Toronto. Hey, it’s only rock n’ roll, but we like it, like it, yes we do.
In between all of this, we have our usual Open Stream, as chosen by the magical Music Mermaid who runs the selection. We’re free, as in free. No membership, credit card, or personal information required. All you need is a free computer tab, then click your heels, and hit the link below.
It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here as I prepare to return to Retail Hell. Still, your lessons are important, so here we go!
Here’s today’s lesson!
January 26, 1956: Buddy Holly recorded at Decca Records for the first time using the name Buddy and the Two Tones.
January 26, 1957: The great Fats Domino had the #1 song on the R & B chart with one of my favorites, Blue Monday.
January 26, 1961: Elvis Presley had his sixth #1 song in the UK with Are you Lonesome Tonight.
January 26, 1963: The Beatles continued their frenetic live performance pace, performing two concerts on this day. One was at the El Rio Club and Dance Hall in Maccelsfield, Cheshire. They then drove 20 miles to King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire for an evening performance.
January 26, 1966: Eric Burdon handled lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert, filling in for Paul Jones who was injured in an auto accident.
January 26, 1969: Just another day on the job for The Beatles. First, they recorded Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road for the upcoming Let It Be album. Then they decided to record a series of covers, including Shake, Rattle & Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Blue Suede Shoes, and Lawdy Miss Clawdy. Ringo Starr wrote Octopus’s Garden on this day. Then the band came up with the idea and plan for their amazing final show — the rooftop concert on Saville Row.
January 26, 1970: Simon & Garfunkel released Bridge Over Troubled Water on this day, both the album and the hit single.
Three Dog Night also released the song Celebrate on this day.
John Lennon wrote and recorded his hit Instant Karma all in one day at Abbey Road Studios. It is known as one of the fastest releases in music history. And it’s a great fucking song to boot.
January 26, 1973: Elton John released the album Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player. I have a love-hate thing going with Sir Elton. Nothing personal. Music related.
January 26, 1974: Dolly Parton makes her first appearance on the charts with Jolene.
Born On This Day
January 26, 1953: Lucinda Williams was born in lake Charles, Louisiana. Hell, yeah!
January 26, 1944: Merilee Rush, of Angel of The Morning fame, was born in Seattle, Washington.
January 26, 1945: Ashley Hutchings, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and bassist for the folk group Fairport Convention (yes, their music is coming) was born in Southgate, Middlesex, England.
January 26, 1948: Corky Laing, drummer for the band Mountain, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
January 26, 1957: Not a fan of Van Halen the band. Never really have been. But I am a fan of Eddie Van Halen, kickass guitarist, and I pay him the utmost respect always. He was born on this day in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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!