It’s Wilbury Wednesday Here In The Mermaid Lounge, and We’ve Got Joni Mitchell Live Later, September 8, 2021

Good Morning, Supergroup Lovers! What we have here today is the best supergroup of all time. They weren’t around for very long, and they never really did take to the road. But The Traveling Wilburys are universally loved, and with good reason.

The fun stats at noon today!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

12:00 p.m. WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Traveling Wilburys: The Bootleg Collection

Rough takes, outtakes, final versions and special recording sessions. It’s all here in this great collection. More than two hours of Wilbury music by the best damned supergroup ever assembled. You can learn the true story of The Traveling Wilburys here, and you can visit their great website here.

7:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at The Teatro Tenda, Lampugno, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983

Today we have a true legend in her own time live from Milan, Italy. The year is 1983 and it was part of her Refuge World Tour, a celebration of her first Geffen album release. Wild Things Run Free had been released in October of the previous year.

Wilbury Wednesday is always a great day to tune us in, so why not join your friends from Italy, the UK, The Russian Federation, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal and Spain this morning? We’re totally free, run 24/7 uninterrupted (unless the sun explodes), and without commercial interruption.

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Monday Rears Its Ugly Head Again, But We’ve Got Your Musical Back Here In The Mermaid Lounge, August 30, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! I have never liked Mondays. When I worked in corporate America, we used to call it Moan-Day. Now I have Monday’s off from retail hell, which makes it easier for me to acclimate when I get back there. Today, we’ve got great music for you to start your work week. I hope this helps.

Today, we’ve got George Harrison and Eric Clapton live in Nagoya, Japan

Here’s your musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band

Here in Boston, we have two formidable bands in rock music history: The J. Geils Band and Aerosmith. I have always preferred The J. Geils Band myself, perhaps because their roots are more seated in R & B, but also because they were more versatile. (Also because Steven Tyler is a horse’s ass, but that’s another story.) Today we put J. Geils In the Spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, UK, August 4, 1977

Another Mermaid Lounge favorite here, Little Feat. This was one sweet band, and their songs were the favorites of many a performer, including Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt. In fact, Bill Payne, the piano player for Little Feat was also Bonnie’s piano player on many tours. It was also rumored that Lowell George was madly in love with Linda Ronstadt. But I digress because I love musical trivia. At any rate, I think of all the bands who lived beyond their leaders’ death, Little Feat was the most formidable. But still, the Lowell George version of Little Feat could not be touched.

7:00 p.m. George Harrison with Eric Clapton & His Band Live at the International Exhibition Centre, Nagoya, Japan, December 5, 1991

Two great friends perform live together. As it turns out, the road-resistant George Harrison only played two live stints during his solo career. This turned out to be his second, and final, live performance.

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Today We’ve Got Bob Marley & The Wailers, Sam Cooke, and Volume Two of Badass Guitarists, Friday, August 6, 2021

Good Morning, Reggaeologists (that’s a new one). Today brings us a great live performance by The Wailers, and some other great stuff.

Al Anderson, Bob Marley and Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett of The Wailers perform on stage at the Odeon, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 18 July 1975. (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns)

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA May 26, 1976

Today we get some reggae on with The Legend himself, live from The Roxy. Marley was a pioneer in reggae music, fusing it with ska and rocksteady. He had his own distinctive singing and songwriting style.

3:00 p.m. Sam Cooke at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, January 12, 1963

Sam Cooke was a singer-songwriter who was one of the most influential soul artists of all time. He joined the Soul Stirrers as a vocalist in the early fifties, but went solo in 1957 and is responsible for a string of hits including A Change is Gonna’ Come, Bring It On Home To Me, Cupid, Twistin’ The Night Away, and Chain Gang. During his eight-year career, he released 29 singles that charted in Billboard’s Top 40, and 20 which charted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Black Singles chart.

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

As promised, we bring you volume two of this playlist tonight. In this volume, you’ll hear the handiwork of Albert Lee (The Hot Band), Duane Allman, Mike Campbell, George Harrison, Brian May, Andrew Gold, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal, Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, John Fogerty, Dickie Betts, David Gilmour and more!

Get your musical shit together and tune us in, people. We’re free 24/7 with no commercial interruption, and we play the best music of all time.

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We Have George Harrison In the Spotlight, The Kinks Live at The Palladium, and Chrissie Hynde Making It Count With Our Album of The Week, Thursday, July 29, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We have some great programming for you today as we approach our first Open Stream day in a while (tomorrow).

We have The Kinks live at The Palladium later.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

Today we give you the musical genius of George Harrison as a member of The Beatles, as a solo artist, and as the infamous Nelson Wilbury. The Traveling Wilburys, the greatest Supergroup of all time, was Harrison’s brainchild. They made some of the best music on the planet.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Standing in The Doorway by Chrissie Hynde

While Eric Clapton and Van Morrison whined over being locked down (and continue to whine; a characteristic I dislike in people), Chrissie Hynde made it count. This is a fantastic album of lesser-known Bob Dylan covers. Right now it’s our official Album of the Year.

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

The battling Davies brothers also shared the spotlight in one of the finest rock n’ roll bands in history. Tonight we have some live Kinks for you. It’s been a while since we aired this one.

Ho Hum. Here we go again. Tune us in. Yadda Yadda Yadda. Can’t say it enough. We’re free. We ask for nothing (an unusual thing these days). And we give you some of the best music from the best era on the planet.

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We’re at The Midweek Point With a Wilbury Wednesday, and Our Psychedelic Express Playlist Later, July 14, 2021

Good Morning, fellow Wilbury lovers everywhere! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday in store for you today as we play the complete collection today. Later on, it’s our Psychedelic Express playlist.

The post-Orbison era Wilburys. Simply the greatest supergroup ever assembled.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Complete Wilburys: Volumes 1 & 3

Everything they ever recorded, both with and after Roy Orbison’s untimely death. They numbered the volumes this way for some unknown reason and we are not arguing. People should not forget Buster Sidebury, who is the great Jim Keltner on drums. Here’s some material on the Wilburys for your reading enjoyment. (By the way, it’s a great website to travel through.)

7:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

This one is due for an update, but here it is nevertheless. You’ll hear Donovan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Blues Image, Jefferson Airplane, The Chambers Brothers, The Byrds, Cream, The Beatles, The Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, and more!

In between, it’s wide Open Stream, so enjoy as we prepare for the Linda Ronstadt birthday bash tomorrow. We’re totally free every day, not just when we want to suck you into a subscription (which we don’t even ask for). We run no advertising, just an occasional station I.D. from yours truly, and we certainly don’t want to know your personal information. We have our own problems here.

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday, and We’ve Also Got Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight and Our ‘Nothing But Heartbreak’ Playlist Later, June 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a Wilbury Wednesday on tap, along with some Bonnie Raitt and our Nothing But Heartbreak Playlist on tap sprinkled in all that Open Stream.

We start the day with Bonnie Raitt. Does it get any better?

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Bonnie Raitt

I’ve seen Bonnie Raitt quite a few times. She, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris saved my sanity during the seventies. We drove just about everywhere to see them…Portland, Maine; Worcester, Mass; the Providence Civic Center in Rhode Island; and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York.

But one of the best memories I have was in a little bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts while we were watching John Lincoln Wright & The Sourmash Boys and we caught a glimpse of a young Bonnie Raitt sitting near the piano. When she got up on stage and sang with them, it was like heaven. Today, we put Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight, but she has always been in mine. (And did I mention she’s one badass guitarist?)

3:00 p.m WILBURY WEDNESDAY! The Traveling Wilburys: The Bootleg Collection

Though short-lived, the Wilburys have distinguished themselves as the premier ‘supergroup’ on the planet. Every time I see a poll done on those music websites, they are overwhelmingly voted number one by musicologists. And I concur wholeheartedly. For those who still don’t know The Traveling Wilburys: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne made some incredible music together. Only Lynne and Dylan remain on the planet, but their music lives on.

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

Heartbreak appears to be my specialty in life. I am well-versed in the craft, and have decided that I’m giving up all this love stuff. It was in the middle of my last heartbreak that I built this playlist. It’s a great collection, and I hope you all enjoy my misery.

For a little sampling of who you’ll be hearing: The Pretenders, Tom Rush, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Carole King, Mudcrutch, The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, The J. Geils Band, and more!

Yeah, here we go again: It’s a great day to tune us in. In addition to the fact that we are not-for-profit and accessible just with the click of the link below, the music is nothing short of fantastic.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, More Bob Dylan, and Our Album of The Week, May 25, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! Today we tone down Tuesday Bluesday just a bit (and just for one week) so that we can continue celebrating Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday. Bluesologists, do not despair! We have some trifectas scheduled throughout the day!

Bob Dylan & George Harrison just hanging out.

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

Three masters give us some blues and funk, Louisiana style. This short-lived group consisted of Dr. John (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Art Blakeley (drums), and David “Fathead” Newman (saxophone, flute).

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers

The second airing of The Wallflowers’ debut album is upon us.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & George Harrison: The Columbia Music Sessions, May 1, 1970

Rumor has it that Dylan and Harrison were supposed to go meet up with Elvis, but they got a bit sidetracked. Whether the rumor is true or not, we don’t know. But the music is.

All Day Blues Trifectas

We’re running blues trifectas througout the day, Stevie Ray Vaughan at 9:00 a.m., B.B. King at 1:30 p.m., and Eric Clapton at 5:00 p.m.

Come and get it, folks! We’re not-for-profit and do not require a subscription. That means you don’t give us a credit card or your personal information. Ever. Just pull up a tab and sit awhile.

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Celebrating George Harrison’s Birthday, Rebroadcasting Our Album of The Week, and We’re All Under The Influence Later, Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy Birthday to George Harrison, on what would have been his 75th birthday.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris

This is our second to last airing of this brilliant album, so hear it while you can! This was a career redefining project for Emmylou Harris, who teamed up with Daniel Lanois for Wrecking Ball. She not only has help from Lanois, but Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, and many others.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison UPDATED!

George Harrison is one of those guys who was underestimated when The Beatles started out, but as time passed, people began to see just exactly what he was capable of. This newly-refreshed playlist features music from his Beatle years, his solo music, and his time as part of the brilliant supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys. Don’t miss celebrating on what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday.

7:00 p.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

This is one of our most popular playlists because, hey, we’ve all been under the influence at one time or another…legally or illegally. You’ll hear Glenn Frey, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, John Lee Hooker, The Temptations, Donovan, The Traveling Wilburys, and more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous said that. His name was Timothy Leary. The father of LSD. Appropriate, don’t you think?

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What Could Be Better? It’s Wilbury Wednesday and (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday on the Same Day, February 24, 2021

Yes, here we are on another (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with our only programming coming from the best damned supergroup on the planet, The Traveling Wilburys! And just in time for George Harrison’s birthday (we celebrate that tomorrow). The planets are aligned just right this week.

The Traveling Wilburys.

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

Yes, sandwiched around the great Wilbury programming outlined below, we’re streaming just about 27,000 songs all day and all night long with nary an interruption except for short station identifications. No advertising, people. Ever.

12:00 p.m. Wilbury Wednesday: The Traveling Wilburys Complete, Volume One & Two

This is a great bootleg offering, with outtakes, alternate versions, and the complete Traveling Wilbury playlist. That’s more than two hours of uninterrupted sheer pleasure from where I’m sitting here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We hope you’ll tune us in. All it takes is an open tab on your computer. No credit card, membership, or personal information required. When we say free, we actually mean it. Give us a try.

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Happy Friday From the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/29/2021

Better late than never, kids. Here’s your lesson from The College of Rock n’ Roll knowledge.

Woody Guthrie, folk hero and Bob Dylan’s mentor.

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 29, 1961: Five days after arriving in New York from Minnesota, Bob Dylan located his ailing hero, Woody Guthrie, in East Orange, New Jersey. The following year, his tribute, Song to Woody, will appear on his first album.

January 29, 1962: Peter, Paul & Mary signned on with Warner Brothers Records.

January 29, 1964: The Beatles recorded Sie Liebt Dich, the German version of She Loves You.

January 29, 1966: The Beatles returned to the #1 slot with We Can Work It Out, making it three weeks.

Also on this day, The Bobby Fuller Four released the great song I Fought The Law.

January 29, 1972: Smokey Robinson left the Miracles for a solo career.

Also on this day, Al Green spent a fourth week at #1 on the R & B chart with Let’s Stay Together.

The triple album set Concert For Bangladesh hits #1. It features George Harrison, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, and many others. The concert itself was the very first of its kind in the world.

Born On This Day

January 29, 1936: James Jamerson, session bassist who played on songs by Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles, Martha & The Vandellas and many others, was born in Edish Island, South Carolina.

January 29, 1944: Andrew Loog Oldham, the first manager of The Rolling Stones and founder of Immediate Records, was born in Paddington, London.

January 29, 1948: Bill Kirchen, co-founder of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen (Hot Rod Lincoln), was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It is indeed a slow day in the College, and I acknowledge that. But please tell me why the fuck I should care if Madonna goes to a museum with her daughter? Let’s not show our desperation for informaton.

I will be back with the line up soon!