Derek & The Dominos Live, Emmylou Harris Rarities, and A Repeat of Yesterday’s Live Wildflowers, Monday, October 19, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here’s today’s funky mix of music for your listening pleasure, including a repeat performance of yesterday’s unveiling of the live Wildflowers songs.

Eric Clapton during the Derek & The Dominos phase.

Here’s your week-opening line-up:

12:00 p.m. Derek & The Dominos Live at The Fillmore East, October 23 & 24, 1970

Derek & The Dominos, for those not in the know, is a British blues-rock band populated by Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle & Jim Gordon. Their live recordings come from two nights at The Fillmore East. If we were using the term ‘supergroup’ back in the day, this just might be one.

5:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

Here are some tunes you may have forgotten that Emmylou Harris did, some you didn’t know she did, and others she has done with her contemporaries. In short, it’s a great little playlist.

8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty REPLAY!

A replay of yesterday’s live versions of Wildflowers songs as chosen by Tom Petty’s family and bandmates. These may not be as much a revelation as the upcoming selections will be, but they certainly reflect a band at the top of its game and having a great fucking time on stage. And isn’t that why we love live music?

People, you need to get with the program. Seriously. We’re not going away, so you might as well just give in and pull up a tab. Because, hell, it doesn’t cost you anything and we run all day and night. We are your escape in the middle of this pestilence. Get your musical shit together.

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Total Blues. The Robert Cray Band Live With SRV, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band in Boston, and Clapton Joins The Allman Brothers at the Beacon, Friday, September 25, 2020

OooohWheee, that is a mouthful, even from me. But that’s what we’ve got today from The Mermaid Lounge.

Robert Cray

This is your line-up for Friday:

11:00 a.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987 NEW!

There is no question that this is a Robert Cray Band concert at Club Redux, but he’s joined on stage by Stevie Ray Vaughan at the end for an amazing jam and the encore performance of New Blood. Some of the best musical experiences come in small packages.

3:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, Spring 1966

Spring 1966 is the closest we can get to the actual date of this performance. This is one for the wayback machine of your mind. Boston had a pretty amazing music scene, I must say. The Unicorn Coffee House (the only beverage served), Club 47, Jonathan Swifts, among the best. We veterans of such places yearn for those days again.

We may not have the exact date, but we did manage to find the set list! This is posted under the Playlist tab of this blog. Scroll to the bottom!

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theater, NY, March 19, 2009

On a March evening in 2009, Eric Clapton joined the brothers on stage at New York’s Beacon Theater for six great songs and the rest is history as you will see.

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BLUES WEEK Begins With Albert King’s Album of The Week, and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, Sunday, September 20, 2020

Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge beginning a week of the blues. Today, we begin with Albert King taking Album of The Week Honors, and a nostalgic visit to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Eric Clapton and Keith Richards at the Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King NEW!

Keeping with the Blues Week theme, this week’s Album of The Week is Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign, a compilation album released in 1967 on the Stax label. It was recorded from March 1966 to June 1967. King played with two house bands for this album, Booker T. & The MGs and the Memphis Horns.

4:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Guests: The Crossroads Guitar Festival Revisited

We have nearly four hours of music here from Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festivals, a series of benefit concerts to raise money for the Crossroads Centre, a drug rehabilitation center in Antigua.

Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark, Jr., The Robert Cray Band, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck, and Carlos Santana are just some of the musicians taking part.

Join us for Blues Week. Then stick around after. It only gets better from there. We promise. For free.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers, Some Badass Guitarists, and Our Album of The Week, September 15, 2020

Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with our friends The Allman Brothers Band. We’ve also got some badass guitarists up later on along with our Album of the Week!

Duane and Gregg Allman

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesay line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Allman Brothers Band Live at Woodstock ’94, August 14, 1994 NEW!

Duane Allman was already long gone by the time Woodstock ’94 rolled around, but the Allman Brothers Band managed to carry on proudly in his name for many years. Today we have their performance from Woodstock ’94.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter was a successful singer-songwriter, as well as a background and harmony singer for Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and many others. She inspired Steve Winwood’s Valerie as well as Jackson Browne’s That Girl Could Sing. Find out why.

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

Some of the best pickers in the business, including Mike Campbell, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Lowell George, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bonnie Raitt.

We’re sitting right here in The Mermaid Lounge waiting for you to tune us in. Let’s go. Come on. You know you want to.

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Duane Allman & Eric Clapton Rock the Studio, Love is For Losers, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, September 10, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have Duane Allman and Eric Clapton jamming at Criterion Studios, a playlist for those losers in love out there (myself included, by the way), and our Album of the Week.

Two Guitar Gods join forces in the studio!

Here’s today’s programming line-up:

11:00 a.m. Duane Allman & Eric Clapton Studio Jams 1 Thru 6

One day Duane Allman was working at Criterion Studios when Eric Clapton and his band, Derek & The Dominos, dropped by to record. They were introduced and the rest is history. The result became known as The Layla Sessions.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic

You can learn the history of this great album, or any of our AOW selections, by simply clicking on the album cover image in the right sidebar!

7:00 p.m. Nothing But Heartbreak: Various Artists

“I been through diamonds! I been through minks! I been through it all! Love Stinks!” J. Geils’ lament is just one of the songs for the lovelorn you’ll hear on today’s featured playlist!

So, again, I’m wondering what the people in the U.S. are waiting for. Europe, Asia and other far-flung locations are all over this radio station. As usual, the toddlers are running behind. We’re free. We require no information. All you need to do is pull up a tab. Seriously.

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It’s Friday and The British Are Coming! The Only British Invasion Worth Remembering Happens Today, September 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we  have Wide Open Stream until 11:00 a.m. EST, when we begin airing The British Are Coming, more than five uninterrupted hours of British Invasion (and beyond) music.

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Here are some of the artists you’ll be hearing:

  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Kinks
  • The Dave Clark Five
  • The Who
  • Queen
  • Eric Clapton
  • The Pretenders
  • Cream
  • Lulu
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Jeff Beck
  • Pink Floyd
  • Them (featuring Van Morrison)
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Faces
  • The Searchers

and many more. So, tune us in, people. You will not regret it.

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It’s a Busy Day in The Mermaid Lounge: The Allman Brothers & Eric Clapton, Live Dead, Another Ronstadt Playlist, and The Final Airing of the AOW, Saturday, July 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a busy day here, music lovers! We’re getting ready to kick off Women’s Week tomorrow on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, so tune us in!

Allman Bros with Eric Clapton

Here’s your line up!

11:00 a.m.   The Allman Brothers Band Live With Eric Clapton, March 19, 2009

The blues from the blues masters right here. There’s a reason why these guys have lasted decades.

4:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & (sometimes) Young, along with their 1970 masterpiece, helped me survive the disco generation. There were others. You hear them on this station daily. This is the final airing; there will be a new choice tomorrow!

7:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt: The Ballads   NEW!

Here’s another of those artists that I mentioned above. There should be a formal warning with this playlist: There are songs here where Ronstadt’s unparalleled voice will literally blow your doors off.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, October 6, 1981   NEW!

Another soundboard recording of a great Dead concert, this time from the Rainbow Theater in London!

You have no idea what you are missing here: 24/7 streaming of the best music possible with no commercial interruptions, no political talk, no bullshit. All free every single day. What are you waiting for?

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It’s Clapton at Madison Square Garden, Paul Simon in The Spotlight, and Lucinda Williams’ New Album on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is one of those days I wish I could stay in The Mermaid Lounge and listen, but alas, retail hell calls.

Here’s today’s line-up in the lounge:

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

Paul Simon’s career began back in 1956 with the duo of Simon & Garfunkel, add to that his years as a solo artist, and you have a career that spans six decades. Today we put him in The Spotlight.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams is known for working slowly, and maybe there’s a method to her madness. Her latest release at the ripe young age of 67 proves that there’s no age barrier to kicking ass.

7:00 p.m.    Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, March 19, 2017  NEW!

Speaking of kicking ass, we have Eric Clapton live at Madison Square Garden airing for the first time today. Clapton is an official guitar god. In addition to his incredible solo career, he has loaned his considerable talents to The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.

Don’t hesitate. Tune us in today. There’s nothing to “join.” There’s no need to provide a credit card number or to provide any contact information. You literally go to the link below and you’re in. We are 24/7, no commercials, no politicians, no bullshit.

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Cream’s Farewell Concert, The Grateful Dead Does Boston, and “Mojo” Takes Its Leave, Saturday, June 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a find day here in Boston, home of The Mermaid Lounge and #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Europe is already on. Where the hell are you?

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Here’s what’s in store for you today!

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers   FINAL AIRING!

We bid a very fond farewell to one of the best albums the Heartbreakers ever made. Tomorrow, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week when you wake up!

6:00 p.m.    Cream: The Farewell Concert 1968: Live BBC Transmission

Yet another great supergroup — featuring Eric Clapton (an official Guitar God),  bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker — formed in London in 1966.  Clapton’s stints with The Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers had run their course, and he was looking for something new. He found it. They gave their final live performance at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1968.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA: September 21, 1991   NEW!

My old stomping grounds: My beloved Boston Garden, now just a memory as we’ve exchanged it for the loud thumping, screaming, thunderous insane banging of the shithole known as TD Garden. I’ve been at TD Garden just once. That was quite enough. Thanks, anyway. But I digress. I was also at this particular Grateful Dead show. I remember it fondly.

Kids, it’s time for you to understand what radio was meant to be. We’ve got it right here.

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George Harrison & Friends, The Jefferson Airplane Live in Copenhagen, and the Inner Sanctum, Friday, June 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are ready for a Friday with some great music here at The Mermaid Lounge.

Jefferson Airplane

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   George Harrison & Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh

George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized thefirst-ever benefit concert of this magnitude. It took place on August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Other artists included Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner, and Bob Dylan.

4:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Study for Murder

Time to get the spooky on, people. This is the final airing of this episode. A brand new episode will begin on Monday, Monday!

6:00 p.m.  The Jefferson Airplane Live in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 28, 1968   NEW!

The Jefferson Airplane was formed in 1965, and pioneered psychedelic rock. They helped to define the San Francisco Sound, and were the first band to achieve commercial success. Their album, Surrealistic Pillow, is considered one of the most significant recordings of the Summer of Love.

Join us for some great music today!

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