Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” Turned 50 This Summer. It is Our New Album of The Week. Then We Bring You Plenty of Soul on Sunday, September 12, 2021

Good Morning, Weekenders! Hope you’re all settled in for the weekend and ready for some great music because we’ve got it here! We celebrate a birthday of sorts, and we bring you a little bit of soul for most of the day.

The fun starts at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon!

Here’s your Sunday Funday programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blue by Joni Mitchell NEW!

Joni Mitchell’s Blue turned 50 years old in June, so this feature has been on our “to do” list for a while. It’s finally here. This album is rightfully considered to be one of the greatest albums ever recorded, with Mitchell writing and producing the entire masterpiece. It was made right after her break-up with Graham Nash and during her intense relationship with James Taylor, and the songs reflect those events in her life. It was released on June 22, 1971.

Blue was Joni Mitchell’s fourth studio release in a career that gave us so many great albums. The New York Times referred to the album as one of the 25 albums that represented “turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music.”

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

You know how much we love long players here in The Mermaid Lounge. It’s our way of focusing on musical genres. We’re working on Reggae right at the moment. Finding the music and the singers is half the fun. This is a great long player covering five hours of soul and R & B.

We bring you Irma Thomas, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Etta James, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Curtis Mayfield, Edwin Starr, LaVern Baker, Ray Charles, James Brown, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Al Green, Aretha Franklin and many more!

Even the gods took Sunday off, so that means you can too. That also means it’s a great day to kick back and tune us in. I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but the sun is out here and we are in the mood for some great music as we go about our business. Join your friends from around the world. They know what we’re all about. So do we. It’s called music. Not money.

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Saturday Delivers Great Music With ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul,’ the Final Airing of Our Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, August 14, 2021

It’s our usual Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we kick the day off with our R & B/Soul longplayer, the final airing of our album of the week, and the usual LIVE DEAD.

Nina Simone is just one of the artists you’ll hear in ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Today we give you more than five hours of uninterrupted soul and R & B sounds with The Temptations, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Shirelles, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Al Green, Bill Withers, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye, Carla Thomas and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sing It! by Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, and Tracy Nelson FINAL AIRING!

This will be the final airing of this great blues and R & B album, so get on it while you can! Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Century City Convention Hall, Wichita, Kansas, November 17, 1972 NEW!

Another soundboard recording from the ultimate road warriors here, and another brand new selection.

It’s our usual busy Saturday, but it remains that the bulk of our programming on any given day remains wide Open Stream. We’re free. We’re uninterrupted by commercials. And we do not ask for your personal informtion. All you need is a tab to access the best music on the planet from the link below.

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It’s Sunday Funday Here in The Mermaid Lounge With ‘Ladies Day Out’ and “Blues From Laurel Canyon” As Our Album of The Week, June 20, 2021

Good Morning, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. It’s time once again for our ‘Ladies Day Out’ extended playlist, and we’ve got a great new Album of The Week starting today.

Ladies Day Out begins at 3:00 p.m. and runs for five uninterrupted hours.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall NEW!

Released in November 1968 after John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers disbanded, this album is yet another piece of Laurel Canyon music history. John Mayall wrote all the songs and plays harmonica, organ and guitar on the album. He is joined by a young Mick Taylor (guitar), Colin Allen (drums), and Stephen Thompson (bass). Peter Green of the original Fleetwood Mac (a blues band at its birth) plays guitar on one of the songs as well. There’s nothing like some British blues to kick-start your day.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of popular music still get the short end of the stick on the airwaves. Some of these radio stations think that Joan Jett and Blondie are the only women who ever made rock n’ roll. Pioneers like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, and others get absolutely no appreciable playtime that I can find anywhere, not even on the so-called “classic rock” channels.

We aim to change that here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We do not broadcast like traditional radio because we can’t afford to compete with those entities. We are an Internet radio station. But we have made a commitment to showcasing the women of rock n’ roll, soul, folk, blues, even cajun-zydeco (sorry, no rap here) in the hope that in some small way we can pay them respect. Our homage to the women who make music begins at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Tune us in. It’s hot as the blazes out there where I am today. But it’s nice and cool here in The Mermaid Lounge. The only thing hot in here is the music. And it runs 24/7 free of charge to everyone.

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We’ve Made It To Friday With Our Brand New TLA Playlist, and Etta James In the Spotlight Later, June 11, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s finally Friday! Of course, if you are a retail slave, you’ll know that work never ends. Because in the eyes of most people, their freedom has finally been returned in the name of capitalism. I, personally, equate the lifting of the blue laws here as slavery. Nevertheless, we have some excellent music for you today.

We put Etta james In The Spotlight later today.

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. True Love Always: Various Artists NEW!

Earlier in the week, we offered up our Nothing But Heartbreak playlist, so it’s only fair that we create one for the true believers in true love. Today we have a few hours of some of the greatest love songs ever made in the annals rock n’ roll. Enjoy your delusional selves.

You’ll hear Maria Muldaur, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Tom Petty & The Heatbreakers, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Mudcrutch, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Warren Zevon, The Beach Boys, Guy Clark, Tom Rush and more!

The set list will be posted under the Playlist tab before air time. Check it out.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Etta James

We haven’t heard from the sublime Etta James for a while. As I was going down our playlists last night, it struck me that this would be a perfect day. So, here you have Etta James In the Spotlight, where she certainly deserves to be.

In between all of this, we’ve got a continual Open Stream of some of the best music on the planet from some of the most legendary artists on the planet. (Not to mention some folks who should have been legendary, but fell through the cracks somehow.) We’re free. We run 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising and chatty DJ’s. Best of all, we don’t ask you for personal information. Visit us below.

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On May Day We Launch Our ‘A Little Bit O’Soul’ Playlist! It’s Also the Final Airing of Our Album of The Week and Another LIVE DEAD, May 1, 2021

Happy May Day, Music Lovers! Today’s big event from The Mermaid Lounge is the launch of our newest long-player called A Little Bit O’Soul. It’s also your last chance to hear our Album of The Week.

Coming at you at 3:00 p.m. today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

The final airing of this most excellent album. The album that established Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as serious players and kicked off four decades of spectacular music. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new selection.

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’Soul: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve been working on this one and it’s finally time for launching. It starts today at 3:00 p.m. and runs for just over five hours featuring Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Irma Thomas, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Ronettes, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Otis Redding, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at the Closing of Winterland, December 3, 1978

This is our first repeat performance, and we thought it was only fitting to choose this one for May Day airing. Next week, we’ll resume new material.

As always, it’s a busy Saturday, but a wonderful day to get the true flavor of #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re free and not-for-profit. And we’ve got some of the best music on the planet and a novel approach to delivering it. Join your friends from Italy, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the UK, The Faroe Islands, Spain, the Russian Federation…all tuned in already this morning. Did I mention we’re also 24/7?

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Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King a Bit Later; Also Emmylou Harris and Our Album of The Week, February 23, 2021

It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great line-up today on the blues front as well as Emmylou Harris and her Album of The Week.

The Allman Brothers Band marquis at The Beacon Theatre.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York (1992)

In 1992, the legendary Allman Brothers Band played a 10-night run at New York’s fabled Beacon Theatre. This collection is the result of that musical run.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris

The career redefining album by Emmylou Harris is a masterpiece. Give it a listen to see why. With help from friends like Lucinda Williams, Daniel Lanois, The McGarrigle Sisters and many others.

7:00 p.m. B.B. King & Friends: A Night of Blistering Blues

We close out the day’s programming with B.B. King and friends, like Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John, Billy Ocean, Eric Clapton and Phil Collins.

I could repeat here that we are totally free and outside the system, we accept no commercial advertising, we don’t employ chatty DJ’s (in fact, there’s only one), we don’t run rap, hip-hop or disco, and we don’t need your “subscription” by credit card or your personal information. In fact, all you need is a free computer tab. Then, you click the link below.

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It’s A Mudcrutch Monday, We Have That Sweet Soul Sound, and Gram Parsons In The Spotlight Later, February 15, 2021

Good Monday Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great line-up today with another Mudcruch Monday, then we toss in a great soul music playlist and Gram Parsons in the early evening.

Mudcrutch. The band that left Gainesville, Florida and morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. They didn’t hit it big the first time around, but when Petty got them back together in 2008, they certainly did!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness! The Complete Collection.

We’ve got just over two hours of great Mudcrutch music for you today. Not only do we have the absolute best live version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, but the original version of Don’t Do Me Like That. Yes, it was originally a Mudcrutch song.

3:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound

One of the first playlists we ever put together when we started this station back in 2017. You’ll hear The Four Tops, Mary Wells, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Edwin Starr, Etta James, and may more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons didn’t live long enough to reach stardom, but he would certainly have gotten there. As a solo artist, a member of the Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parson left us a huge musical legacy in a very short time.

What better way to spend a Monday than with great music? If you’re working at home in the time of COVID, pull yourself up a tab and tune us in. No credit card. No membership. No personal information required.

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It’s Monday Again in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/25/2021

Welcome to another Monday here in The Mermaid Lounge, where the trivia pursuit never stops, and the Mermaid almost never sleeps.

The Cilla Black statue outside the legendary Cavern Club. The Beatles loved Cilla Black. She was part of the British Invasion, and we recently added her music to our standard rotation.

It’s a light day today, so here’s your lesson:

January 25, 1958: Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock (on of my favorite songs of all time) becomes the first song ever to enter the UK charts at #1.

January 25, 1963: Cilla Black made her stage debut at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was Cilla Black who put the great song You’re My World on the map, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We recently added her catalogue to our standard rotation, so be listening for it.

Also on this day, The Rolling Stones play at the Ricky Tick Club at the Star & Garter Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK. This was the first time the Stones played this venue.

And EMI awards the US record label Vee Jay the rights to distribute Beatles records in the United States.

January 25, 1964: The Beatles scored their first #1 hit in the US when I Want To Hold Your Hand reached the top of the Cash Box magazine music chart. The Beatles would eventually rack up 25 number one hits in the US.

January 25, 1967: The Beatles did a last-minute remix of Penny Lane before the pressing of their Double A sided hit (backed with Strawberry Fields Forever). Both were originally intended for Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but did not make the cut. (Is that even possible?)

January 25, 1969: Pink Floyd appeared at the Sixty-Nine Club, Royal York Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

January 25, 1986: Albert Grossman dies of a heart attack while flying on the Concorde from New York to London. Grossman managed Bob Dylan (from 1962-1970), Peter, Paul & Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin, and Todd Rundgren. He also built the Bearsville Recording Studio near Woodstock in 1969, then founded Bearsville Records in 1970.

January 25, 1999: The Rolling Stones begin their No Security Tour in Oakland, California.

Born On This Day

January 25, 1938: Blues singer Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, California.

And that’s it for today, folks. Enjoy your Monday, and we’ll be back with the line-up shortly.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With B.B. King & Friends, Eric Clapton in Tokyo & Our Album of The Week, November 24, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! What am I thankful for this week? This radio station. Life is too fucking short to listen to bad music and advertising.

Clapton is live in Tokyo this evening with another guitar god named Mark Knopfler!

Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

11:00 a.m. B.B. King & Friends: A Night of Blistering Blues! NEW!

Join B.B. King with his friends Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Paul Butterfield and others!

The playlist is indeed up. Just go to the Playlist tab on this blog and scroll to the bottom!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America

It ain’t the blues, but it is our Album of The Week and it shall be played no matter what else is going on. In fact, many of the songs on this album defy labels. That’s what makes it so great.

7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & His Band Live From The Tokyo Dome, Japan, November 2, 1988 NEW!

Like B.B. King, Eric Clapton invited a couple of friends in Mark Knopfler and Allan Clarke, vocalist for The Hollies. A splendid time was had by all.

Come on, people. Get your musical shit together. No, we don’t offer “on demand” musicl That’s not what we’re all about. We’d have to charge for that service, and we’re not doing that. This is radio the way it used to be.

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The Band Live in Asbury Park, The All-Girl Revue Too, and REVOLVER Highlight Thursday, September 3, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a great line-up today from The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re firing on all cylinders right from the start!

the Band

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Band: Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976

The started as Bob Dylan’s back-up band, and the rest is history. The Band left us an amazing volume of just plain great fucking music, from their hits to their deep cuts. That’s why we love them here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles

No matter who you talk to about Beatle albums, the consensus is that this was a vast turning point for the band from all perspectives.

7:00 p.m.     The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists   UPDATED!

We’re back with an updated version of The All-Girl Revue Too. Hear Norah Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Laura Nyro, Chi Coltrane, Etta James and more!

It’s a beauty of a day to give us a shot. So, don’t fuck this up.

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