Today It’s ‘For Foodies’ Followed by Our Album of The Week and Marvin Gaye Later, Thursday, December 16, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have shorter playlists too and today you get one. It’s the next-to-last airing of our Album of The Week, and Marvin Gaye brings up the rear later.

Marvin Gaye’s influence in the development of the Motown sound earned him the title ‘The Prince of Motown’

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Foodies Only: Various Artists

It has been a while for this one, but it’s a fun playlist, and a sumptuous feast for your ears. Food and drink in the title, lyrics, or both. Perfect timing. Right around lunchtime. Enjoy the banquet from The Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, The Four Tops, The Strangeloves, Led Zeppelin, Tommy James & The Shondells, Cream, Don McLean, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, The Eagles, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Harry Nilsson, Fats Domino, Steely Dan, Judy Collins, Van Morrison and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Brainwashed by George Harrison

George’s final album was released just about a year after his death, brought to fruition by both his son, Dhani, and his Wilbury mate, Jeff Lynne. That was George’s wish. The result is a great final album from a great musician and fully-evolved human being. This is the next-to-last airing. If you haven’t yet paid attention to this album, do so today! Our last airing will be Saturday.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye

People refer to Marvin Gaye’s story as “tragic.” But the “tragic” part was only part of Marvin Gaye’s legacy. His influence on the development of the Motown sound earned him the title ‘The Prince of Motown.’ He left behind a musical legacy of great soul and R & B songs which should not be overshadowed by the tragic nature of his death.

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We’ve Got Some Hidden Gems Here Today With Townes Van Zandt, Hendrix & Stills ‘In Session’ and Our New ‘Foodies’ Playlist, Monday, June 7, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, it’s another hot one outside today and that means we’re inside The Mermaid Lounge for the duration! There will be a different kind of ‘heat’ coming from this place.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Townes Van Zandt, Live at The Old Quarter Bar, Houston, Texas, July 1973

The actual date eludes us, but this was recorded in what can only be alled a small, intimate setting…just brick walls and a bar. It was recorded on a portable four track. You can hear Van Zandt shuffling between songs and some chatter from the attendees. This, however, is considered one of the most amazing recordings of Townes Van Zandt’s musical legacy. He is one of the finest singer-songwriters ever to grace the planet.

3:00 p.m. Jimi Hendrix & Stephen Stills In Session, May 21, 1968

On May 21, 1968, Stephen Stills invited Jimi Hendrix to his basement for a jam session. This is the result of two masters joining forces to make music. Rumor has it that it was Stephen Stills who taught Hendrix how to play guitar. We’ll probably never know if that’s urban legend or actual fact.

7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: For Foodies Only, Various Artists NEW!

I was probably hungry when I came up with this playlist, but here it is nevertheless. Songs with food (and drink) in either the title or the lyrics. Eat it up, people.

We are laying back, hanging in, and enjoying the tunes today. It’s way to hot to venture out. We’ve got a different kind of heat going on inside The Mermaid Lounge. And we remain not-for-profit, with no advertising or obnoxious DJ’s to interrupt your music flow.

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