Dr. John in The Spotlight, Badfinger Live at the BBC, and “The Band” is Back on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re got some interesting programming today, including a new live performance by Badfinger.

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Here’s today’s programming!

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

I find it hard to believe that people wouldn’t know Dr. John (aka, the Nitetripper) a man whose music defied labels by combining blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, funk and rock n’ roll.

3:00 p.m.    Badfinger Live at the BBC 1972-1973   NEW!

Here I am in 2020, and I’m still a big-time Badfinger fan. This was, simply put, a band that made some great music. Had they not been screwed over by their manager, the sky was the limit (in the immortal words of Tom Petty).

6:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: The Band by The Band

The Band is a thing of beauty. There is nothing bad in their music catalogue, and they have withstood the test of time.

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“Live” Heartbreakers From the Vic, It’s Tuesday Bluesday, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we have new live Tom Petty & The Heartbrakers, plus it Tuesday Bluesday here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live From the Vic Theatre (2003)   NEW!

I’m not sure it gets any better than this when we’re talking about live music. These guys are magic on stage.

4:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! Big Joe Turner and Roomful of Blues, With Special Guest: Dr. John

7:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, by The Rolling Stones

You can learn all the details about this great album by clicking on the image on the right sidebar of the blog!

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The Final Time for The Wilburys and Our Down In N’Awlins Playlist, Plus a New “Live Dead” Tonight, Saturday, February 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We say farewell to a couple of favorites here, but the New Orleans sound will become part of the rotation.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m.     Down in N’Awlins Playlist

The final airing of this great three hours includes Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Neville Brothers, BeauSoleil, and many other great masters of the cajun/zydeco sound.

5:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1

This is also the final airing of the debut album from the greatest supergroup of all time. Tomorrow, we will post a new choice on the blog.

10:00 p.m.     Live Dead, Europe ’72: Wembley 4-8-72

We’re working our way through the full tour of Europe ’72.  We did do Wembley last week, but that was from April 7. The beauty of The Dead is that they never played the same show twice on a tour.

Tune us in. You won’t regret it.

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The New Orleans Sound of Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, and Our #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist, Thursday, February 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have the great sounds of Allen Toussaint and Dr. John sandwiched around our Album of the Week and our House Playlist.

 

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Allen Toussaint

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

Dr. John spent many years as a fixture on the New Orleans music scene. Hear his vast repertoire on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

9:00 p.m.       #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

Hear from Barry McGuire, The Buffalo Springfield, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and many others!

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The Down in N’Awlins Playlist Debuts, Irma Thomas Shines, The Wilburys Return, and Happy Birthday to George Harrison on Fat Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today is Fat Tuesday, and we’re celebrating with our new Down in N’Awlins Playlist!

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Here’s your Fat Tuesday line-up!

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: Irma Thomas, The Soul Queen of New Orleans

A contemporary of Aretha Franklin who never seemed to reach that plateau for some unexplained reason. But Irma Thomas is a rare bird, and is heralded as The Soul Queen of New Orleans for a reason.

2:00 p.m.       Down in N’Awlins

The music of New Orleans is as eclectic as its people. We’ve got everything in this playlist — jazz, brass, cajun, zydeco. Some of the best musicians on the planet have been born in Louisiana, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, and Dr. John. We’ve got them in here too. Come join the fun!

6:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys

8:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

Happy Birthday, George Harrison! Whether a Beatle, a Wilbury, or a solo artist, George is sorely missed. We celebrate his birth and his life on this earth today. 

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The New Orleans Gig Starts Today! And Our New Album of the Week is Pretty Awesome Too, on Sunday, February 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re heading for Fat Tuesday as we begin our week-long tribute to the music and legends of New Orleans! And I  might add that we have a pretty great new Album of the Week.

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Here’s today’s planned programming:

12:00 p.m.     The Bluesiana Triangle: The Combined Talents of Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman

Singing and playing Da Blues down in New Orleans, Louisiana!

3:00 p.m.        BeauSoleil: Live From Louisiana!

Heralded as the best Cajun band ever, with David Doucet at the epicenter. BeauSoleil plays music rooted in the traditional folk tunes of the Cajuns and Creoles of Louisiana.

7:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1

Released in 1988, and thus began a magical journey indeed for all of us with the Wilburys: Spike (George Harrison), Clayton (Jeff Lynne), Muddy (Tom Petty), Boo (Bob Dylan) and Lefty Jr. (Roy Orbison; named posthumously). There has not been another supergroup like it. There may not ever be.

This week begins a musical experience that extends far beyond the Mardi Gras, so be sure to tune us in!

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The Blues Train Rolls Through, Lucinda “Live,” Hooker & Heat Together, and Roy Orbison’s Friends Drop By, Thursday, February 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It turns out to be a somewhat bluesy day here today at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

It’s like the trifecta of blues; can’t go wrong here.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.       Hooker & Heat: John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat Together

9:00 p.m.       Roy Orbison & Friends: The Original Black & White Night (1988)

Roy Orbison invites a few friends over to sing some tunes. Wouldn’t you know that Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Bruce Springsteen all showed up! Backing vocals eagerly supplied by Bonnie Raitt, k d lang, and Jennifer Warnes.

11:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings

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Down in Bluesiana, “Live” Doors, Jeff Lynne’s ELO & Music Under the Influence, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an early morning trip to work because it’s Truck Day! We’re getting jump on this one.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Down in Bluesiana: Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman

Here’s a little preview of the stuff you’ll be hearing during our N’Awlins music special!

2:00 p.m.       The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 8/30/70)

5:00 p.m.       Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust!

9:00 p.m.      Under The Influence: Various Artists

Some shit’s legal. Some shit isn’t. You know how that goes.

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The Yardbirds Live, Dr. John in the Spotlight, “Live” Dead, Our Folk Music Playlist & Album of the Week, Saturday, January 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! That headline’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Like a musical run-on sentence…but in a good way. It means lots of good programming.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.      The Yardbirds Live at B. B. King’s  Blues Club

2:00 p.m.        Folk Music from A to Z: The House List

Hear Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Joni Mitchell, Jakob Dylan, Tim Buckley and many others!

5:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

7:00 p.m.        Album of the Week: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

This will be Dark Side of the Moon’s final run before a new Album of the Week is posted tomorrow! Don’t miss it!

10:00 p.m.     “Live” Dead: The Grateful Dead Live From The Nashville Municipal Auditorium (12/16/78)

Pull up a tab and hang out with us. The music’s great.

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The Shelters in the Spotlight, Bonnie Raitt & Eric Clapton are “Live,” and We’re On The Blues Train, Thursday, December 26, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back to our regular programming today with the holidays behind us. We’re got a great line-up for you.

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Here’s your line-up details:

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Shelters

The band originally mentored and produced by Tom Petty has stepped out into the light for their second album. It is included in this expanded playlist.

2:00 p.m.      Eric Clapton Live in Basel, Switzerland: The Baloise Sessions 2013

5:00 p.m.      The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner, Roomful of Blues, and Dr. John

9:00 p.m.      Bonnie Raitt Live: Road Tested

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