The Final Airing of McCartney’s CHOBA B CCCP, LIVE DEAD Later, and The British Are Coming! Saturday, July 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got our usual busy Saturday today, but we’re doubling up on extended plays this month due to the Fillmore Fest at the beginning. Nevertheless, it’s a great day of music.

Later tonight, it’s The Dead live at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa!

Here’s today’s line-up (please note times are a bit different today):

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: CHOBA B CCCP by Paul McCartney FINAL AIRING!

Today we’ve got the final airing of this great album by McCartney. Tomorrow when you tune us in, we’ll have another great new selection.

2:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

This is a great multi-artist playlist that runs for about five hours uninterrupted, paying homage to the music of The British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Who, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Them, The Dave Clark Five, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Queen, Herman’s Hermits, Peter & Gordon, The Zombies, and many more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa NEW!

Another outstanding live performance by the world’s ultimate jam band, this one from the University of Alabama.

As always, Saturday is a great day to tune us in. Be there or be square, as they say. It won’t cost you a penny because, yes, there is still great free music out there.

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We Close Out The Month With a Wilbury Wednesday and Our ‘Out In The Cold’ Playlist, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time to bid a fond farewell to March, and we’re going there in style as we closed out the month with a Wilbury Wednesday!

Join us at noon for The Traveling Wilburys; Complete!

Here’s today’s line-up!

12:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Complete Traveling Wilburys Catalogue

It’s Wilbury Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re giving you a treat today with the complete Traveling Wilbury catalogue in our spotlight feature. Music lovers consider the Wilburys the best ‘supergroup’ of all time, and we wholeheartedly agree.

6:00 p.m. Out In The Cold: Various Artists

There’s nothing like a bit of the weather here in the studio, and we’re kicking out March in style with Linda Ronstadt, Martha & The Vandellas, Johnny Rivers, the Allman Brothers Band, Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Creedence Clearwater Revivial, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Dr. John, James Taylor, The Association, Bob Dylan and more!

Wrapped around all this is our great Open Stream, entirely controlled by the Music Mermaid. Tune us in. We’re free. We run no advertising. We make no profit. We ask for no personal information. What more do you want?

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We’ve Got CSNY, The Kinks, Live Dead, and The Final Airing of “Face The Music” on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are working in reverse today. With a positive COVID diagnosis, nothing remains the same. I’m sleeping later, so we’ll be back with the music trivia a bit later.

We’ve got the great sound of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young coming up today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

One of the greatest supergroups on the planet, made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, and Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young. Together they made some amazing music. We have them In the Spotlight today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra

Today is the final airing of ELO’s great album, Face The Music. Tomorrow when ou wake up, there will be a brand new selection.

7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York City, December 31, 1980

The feuding Davies brothers and their sidekicks made some great rock n’ roll together. Today we have them live from The Palladium in New York.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Radio City Music Hall, New York, October 30, 1980 NEW!

Another brand new three-hour extravaganza of music, this one from the fabled Radio City Music Hall in New York. Even on the same tour, no two shows sound the same.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Lounge with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lucinda Williams, Plus ELO with our Album of The Week, Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We have Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and some great programming to go along with it!

We have Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lucinda Williams on the docket for today.

Here’s today’s programming plan:

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Blues Club, Ft. Worth, Texas, November 30, 1979

Master performer and blues guitarist supreme Stevie Ray Vaughan gives us some life stuff from the Bluebird Blues Club (also called The Bluebird Lounge in some circles) in Ft. Worth.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra

The only departure from the blues today, but the Album of the Week must carry on no matter what genre we focus on.

7:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, Austin, Texas, December 5, 1998

A very happy birthday to Lucinda Williams, a great blues-rock performer in her own right. We are big fans of Lucinda here in the Lounge and she is, after all, a friend of Tom.

Tune us in. It won’t cost you a thing. The DJ might as well be a mute. We don’t want your personal information; we have our own. And we don’t need a credit card because we’re fucking free. And we’re free 24/7, by the way. We never stop.

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We’ve Got Some Drivin’ Songs, Badass Guitarists, and Our New Album of The Week by Jeff Lynne and ELO, Sunday, January 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got some great ‘various artist’ streams today, and our new Album of The Week by The Electric Light Orchestra!

Speaking of badass guitarists…

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by The Electric Light Orchestra NEW!

Face The Music was ELO’s fifth studio album, led by musical genius Jeff Lynne. While Eldorado took a more classical approach, Lynne here moved the band into a more radio-accessible style of music (although the strings remained prominent). It is the first Platinum album for ELO. Lynne would later produce Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Petty called him the best producer on the planet), and join Petty in The Traveling Wilburys. He still continues on with ELO today.

3:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Drivin’ Songs, Various Artists

Essentially, what we have here are songs that give me what we used to call ‘lead foot’ on the highway. Let’s see if these match up with yours. You will hear The Eagles, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, The Pretenders, The Doobie Brothers, Mudcrutch, Deep Purple. Blind Faith, and more!

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

We have a second volume of this also and we’re working on a third, but we haven’t heard this particular playlist in a while, so here it is. We have Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, Steely Dan, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, and Aerosmith in this multi-artist playlist.

Remember, music lovers, wrapped around all of this programming we still have the vast majority of hours dedicated to open stream. We are circulating songs 24/7, totally free, no credit card required, and no personal information requested. Just give us your ears. (Not literally.)

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Wembley & The Hollies In The Spotlight Wrapped Around Wide Open Stream, Friday, November 20, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! How the hell are you on this fine Friday? We’ve got some good stuff coming your way today with plenty of wide Open Stream!

Jeff Lynne of The Move, ELO and The Traveling Wilburys, and Heartbreaker producer.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust, June 24, 2017

Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we have the ultimate respect for all things Wilbury. That would include Jeff Lynne. Today we have the Electric Light Orchestra’s Wembley concert from 2017. Most people don’t know this, but ELO isn’t Lynne’s first band. The Move was, and they made the original version of Do Ya! Jeff Lynne is also responsible for a string of Heartbreaker hit albums and songs.

Afternoon Open Stream

Circulating more than 26,000 songs all afternoon, with some Three-in-a-Rows tossed in for good measure. Listen up.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Hollies

The Hollies are truly one of the most underrated bands in all of music history, and were a big part of The British Invasion. This evening, we put them In The Spotlight.

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Bonnie Raitt “Live,” The Stones in the Spotlight, ELO at Wembley, and the Petty Fest Continues, Tuesday, ROCKTober 15, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue on with the Petty Fest today, and we add Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.

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Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bonnie Raitt Live at the Oakland Coliseum (1989)

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of the Rolling Stones

5:00 p.m.       Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live at Wembley Stadium (2017)

8:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Long After Dark

We have an album focus tonight for our Petty Fest entry. This is a particularly good one.

Ronstadt Live; the Heartbreakers 2014 Fenway Park Gig; ELO in the Spotlight; and the Ungovernables Report, Sunday, October 13, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue on with the Petty Party, but that isn’t all we’ve got today. There’s a full line-up until 8 p.m., followed by open stream all night long.

32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Linda Ronstadt Live at the Capitol Theater (1976)

2:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Jeff Lynne’s (aka, Otis Wilbury) Electric Light Orchestra

Another of those fabulous Wilburys, and the man that the Heartbreakers called the greatest producer they’ve ever worked with.

5:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Fenway Park, Boston (2014)

The 2014 gig in front of 40,000 ecstatic fans at historic Fenway Park in Boston is considered one of the band’s finest performances.

8:00 p.m.     The Ungovernables Report: Featuring Sarah Freels and Adam Rice

The final airing of this episode. We’ll have another next week.

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