We’re Sliding Toward The Weekend With Bobbie Gentry & Some Friends at BBC Studios, Our ‘Rock, Blues & Ballads’ Playlist, and our AOW, Thursday, June 16, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got some great new stuff to start off the day today as we’ve discovered a Bobbie Gentry BBC Studios performance with a couple of friends along for support.

A couple of friends dropped by to help Bobbie Gentry out with her BBC Studios show

Here’s Thursday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Bobbie Gentry Live at The BBC Studios, London, 1968-1969 NEW!

This was a great find, given the fact that Bobbie Gentry was always a bit reclusive and shunned the limelight. She just wanted to write songs for other people. But she did perform live music, and she did so at BBC Studios in 1968 and 1969. Maybe she brought Donovan and James Taylor along for moral support! We’re glad she did!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy

We’re winding down on this week’s album selection as we’ve reached our next-to-last airing here. The final will be sometime on Saturday. Don’t wait too long!

7:00 p.m. Rock, Blues and Ballads, Volume One: Various Artists

I know. It’s about time I got volume two together. And I totally agree, so it’s on my weekend list. But this one’s pretty damned good and we haven’t heard it in a while. You’ll hear Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, J.J. Cale, Dusty Springfield, Neil Young, Paul McCartney & Wings, Long John Baldry, Randy Newman, Maria Muldaur, Ry Cooder, Gregg Allman, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

We’re sliding steadily toward the weekend here in The Mermaid Lounge, although I’ll grant you it’s not getting here fast enough this week. But good music goes a long way toward making the work week easier, so give us a shot. Because we play some seriously good shit with absolutely no commercial interruption, no chatty disc jockeys who’d rather talk than play music, or cost to you. Not one penny. And we’re open 24/7. What more do you want?

Saturday In The Mermaid Lounge Brings The ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, the Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Later, February 19, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! Another Saturday has rolled around here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re just chock full of good musical programming for you today! Read on!

The women of music are large and in charge today here in The Mermaid Lounge!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

Often overlooked, but never here in The Lounge. When I used to listen to regular rock music stations, the women of music were almost an afterthought. You’d have thought that Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks were the only female singers on the damned planet. In fact, women have delivered an awful lot of great music over the years and deserve their place in the spotlight. Today you’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Susan Tedeschi, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Valerie Carter, Eva Cassidy, Lucinda Williams, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, and many more! (There’s even some Stevie Nicks and Joan Jett.)

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Laid Back by Gregg Allman FINAL AIRING!

Today is the swan song for Gregg Allman’s Laid Back, his very first solo album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll have a brand new selection for you.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Miami Arena, Miami, FL, October 26, 1989 NEW!

Another new soundboard recording from the ultimate road and jam band, this time with their infamous Wall of Sound. Get on it, people. It’s a Saturday night staple here in The Mermaid Lounge especially for Deadheads.

Before, after and in-between all this great program we have our wide Open Stream, courtesy of The Music Mermaid who, as you know, has impeccable taste. That’s why she’s here.

It’s a Trifecta Start To The Day, With Our AOW at Mid-Afternoon, and Paul McCartney In the Spotlight Later, Thursday, February 17, 2022

We are definitely on the downslide heading toward the weekend, folks, and we’ve got a great day of music programming for you to help get you closer. We open with a set of Trifectas and move on from there.

The Traveling Wilburys, Steve Winwood, Little Feat, The Byrds, and Norah Jones are today’s Trifecta artists.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Trifecta Thursday: Various Artists

We’re going to kick off the day with five hours of Trifectas. The schedule is:

9:00 a.m. Little Feat

10:00 a.m. Steve Winwood

11:00 a.m. The Byrds

12:00 p.m. The Traveling Wilburys

1:00 p.m. Norah Jones

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Laid Back by Gregg Allman

I know I sound like, well, a broken record, don’t I? This is our next-to-last airing of Gregg Allman’s debut solo album. The final airing will be on Saturday. Get in on it while you can.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

Tonight we put Macca In The Spotlight as we feature his music as a driving force behind The Beatles, as the leader of Wings, and as a solo artist. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Come on, people. This is a great day to tune us in. I’ll be slavin’ in retail hell, but that doesn’t mean your day has to suck as well. Hell, if you’re in an office working on your computer, just close the door, pull up a tab and click the button below. It won’t cost you a penny. And we’re unlike any other radio station on the planet. See for yourself.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Gov’t Mule Live at Rockpalast, Paul Butterfield Live in Boston, and Our AOW, February 15, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got another Tuesday Bluesday on tap with some brand new ‘live’ Gov’t Mule (for the very first time here) and a vintage Butterfield performance from Boston, vintage 1966.

Gov’t Mule is Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Danny LouisĀ and Jorgen Carlsson

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Gov’t Mule Live at Lever Kuesener Jazztag, Rockpalast, Germany, November 7, 2017 NEW!

This is our first Gov’t Mule music ever, and we’re excited to be adding this band, finally, to the rotation. They are not there yet, but we’ve got everything lined up to add. In the meantime, let this performance at Rockpalast whet your whistle!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Laid Back by Gregg Allman

The second airing of Gregg Allman’s debut solo album, released in October 1973 is on tap for mid-afternoon. Not only do we have a total blues Tuesday, but there’s a connection between Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes, leader of Gov’t Mule and former Allman guitarist.

7:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, MA, Spring, 1966

A classic band performing at one of Boston’s great small music venues of days gone by. I have fond memories of small Boston music venues. Jonathan Swift’s, The Harvard Square Theatre, and Passim’s Coffee Shop are just a few of those great venues which are now defunct. Too bad. We saw a lot of great people there.

Tuesday Bluesday is a great day to kick our tires and take us for a spin. Come on, folks. Just do it already. We do not cost you a penny on any day of the week. We are totally free 365 days a year, and with absolutely no commercial interruptions. What are you waiting for?

It’s Snowing Outside The Mermaid Lounge But The Music is Hot With Our New AOW by Gregg Allman and Our ‘Down in New Orleans’ EP, Sunday, February 13, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, here we are in New England. Yesterday it was 51 degrees and sunny. Today, it’s about 30 degrees colder and snowing. But it’s nice and warm here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got some great programming on tap.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is just one of the bands and artists you’ll hear today!

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Laid Back by Gregg Allman NEW!

This is the first solo album by Gregg Allman, the leader, songwriter and main vocalist of the venerated Allman Brothers Band. In fact, he worked on his debut album while working simultaneously on the Allman’s Brothers And Sisters album. It was released on Capricorn Records in October of 1973. The album resulted in two singles, Midnight Rider and Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing. Midnight Rider was also covered by the Allman Brothers Band, but Gregg Allman’s version remains my favorite.

3:00 p.m. Down In New Orleans: Various Artists

Saving this great playlist for Mardi Gras week is a thing of the past. It should be played more frequently than once a year. Not only will you hear music that is central to the culture of New Orleans, but you’ll hear from some mainstream artists who were born in New Orleans. You’ll hear the music of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Clifton Chenier, Lucinda Williams, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas. Allen Fontenot, Aaron Neville, Chance Bushman, The Daywalkers, The Boogaloo Swamis, Kermit Ruffins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Magnolia Sisters, The Meters, Queen Ida and The Bon Temps, Boozoo Chavis, and more!

Get on the train, people. It’s about to pull out of the station and you don’t want to get left behind. We’ve got our usual worldwide weekend music lovers tuned in and it’s about time you joined them. It won’t cost you a penny. No lie here. We’re totally free, accept no advertising, and don’t spent a hell of a lot of time talking. We play music.

We’ve Got ‘Rock, Blues and Ballads’ On Tap Along With Gregg Allman ‘Live’ in NOLA, and Our AOW, Thursday, February 10, 2022

Good Morning, Loungers! Hope the day is beginning well for you. If not, maybe we have some music today that will help you get over the aggravation. Read on for more!

These are just some of the artists you’ll hear today.

Here’s your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Rock, Blues and Ballads: Various Artists

This isn’t one of our EP’s but it’s a good one for sure. You’ll hear Aretha Franklin, Warren Zevon, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Delbert McClinton, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, J.J. Cale, Donovan, Harry Nilsson, Johnny Cash, Gregg Allman, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

Our next-to-last airing of this great album by the mysterious and talented Bobbie Gentry. I promise you’ll be hearing more of her in the coming weeks and months as she gains more ground in our standard rotation and playlists. Tune it in. Our final airing will be Saturday.

7:00 p.m. Gregg Allman Live at The House of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 31, 2012

To close out the programming for today (but not the music; we run 24/7) we bring you Gregg Allman’s New Year’s Eve concert live from The House of Blues in New Orleans, a great music venue in its own right. Don’t miss this one.

Let’s do it, people! Join our listeners today from the Republic of Korea, Australia, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Greece, Italy, The Faroe Islands, Texas, California, New York, and points beyond. It’s simple. It’s free. And there’s no advertising allowed.

Happy New Year! We Begin With a New Look But One Thing Remains Consistent: Our Commitment To Great Music, Saturday, January 1, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We kick off a new year with a new look. We’ll also have some new programming coming your way. Read on for your January 1 programming.

We start the new year’s programming with our “Here Comes The Night” EP!

Here’s your New Year’s Day programming:

11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

Here’s how we kick the year off today: Songs with references to the night time in either the title, lyrics, or both. You’ll hear from Warren Zevon, the J. Geils Band, Poco, Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, Joe Walsh, The Ronettes, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, Steeler’s Wheel, Gregg Allman, Phoebe Snow, Sam Cooke, The Electric Prunes, Jimmy Cliff, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and more!

6:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles FINAL AIRING!

Today’s the final airing of Magical Mystery Tour, and album that started as an EP in the UK, but became a full-blown album here in the U.S. with the addition of their five singles released the same year as the movie. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll have a brand new album.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, with New Riders of The Purple Sage, November 8, 1970

Another rare repeat performance here for the boys, but a great one that hasn’t been aired here for quite a while. It’s like brand new (not that true Deadheads really care).

We’ve got a new look, and we’ll be introducing some new programming, but everything else remains the same. We’re free 24/7. We do not accept advertising, and we do not require a “subscription” from anybody. We ask for no personal information. All we ask is that you give us a listen. How difficult is that?

OoooohWheee! The End of Another Work Week! We Celebrate With Our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP and Put George Harrison In the Spotlight, Friday, December 3, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we give you another of our patented extended players, and pay homage to George Harrison (aka, Nelson Wilbury) who has been gone for twenty years now.

We put George Harrison In the Spotlight later.

Here’s Friday’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

Today we give you another uninterrupted extended playlist of great music that talks about the night in either the title, lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Warren Zevon, the J. Geils Band, Poco, Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Raitt, The Traveling Wilburys, Joe Walsh, The Ronettes, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, (Wicked) Wilson Pickett, Gerry Rafferty & Steeler’s Wheel, Sam Cooke, Phoebe Snow, Gregg Allman, The Electric Prunes, Jimmy Cliff, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, and many more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

Monday of this week (November 29) marked the 20th anniversary of George Harrison leaving this planet. We may be a bit late, but we’re never a dollar short because money means nothing here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today we pay homage to Harrison as a Beatle, as the founder of The Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist.

Tom Petty once said of George Harrison, “I would assure all his fans that George was as beautiful as they pictured him. And maybe more.” Nothing else needs to be said here.

Before, in between, and after we have our untouchable wide Open Stream, circulating 27,000 songs and growing weekly. Tune us in. It’s all on us. No hidden fees. No personal information required. Just a couple of good ears and a computer tab will do it. (Oh, yeah, you can also listen on your phone.)

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“Wildflowers” Live, Dylan Live at Budokan, and Our Rock, Ballads & Blues Playlist on March 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great mix today. We’re back to the Wildflowers & All The Rest project, for starters. Then some live Dylan and one of our patented various artist playlists. In between, there’s all that great Open Stream.

It’s Bob. Need I say more?

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest: Live Wildflowers

We go back to the great Wildflowers box set this morning for a selection of the best Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live performances as chosen by his family, bandmates and friends. We miss this guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan, Tokyo, Recorded February 28 & March 1, 1978

Tom Petty and his bandmates once said that they learned the art of improvisation on stage from going on tour with Bob Dylan. He taught them well because they were one of the best damned live bands I’ve ever seen. Bob Dylan is a master craftsman in so many ways.

7:00 p.m. Rock, Ballads & Blues: Various Artists

We haven’t aired this one for a while, so it’s time has come around once again. You will hear songs from Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Dusty Springfield, J.J. Cale, Ry Cooder, Gregg Allman, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Van Morrison, Linda Ronstadt, Waylon Jennings, Emmylouo Harris, and more.

We’ve got a lot of people on this morning from all over the world…Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Greece…where are you this morning? All you need is a free browser tab and your finger. What you don’t need is your wallet.

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Badfinger In The Spotlight, New ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Shadow on Monday, January 25, 2021

Good Morning from The Mermaid Lounge where we offer up some of the best damned music on the planet every single day. Today, we’ve got some new live Linda Ronstadt for you.

Today’s highlight is new ‘live’ Linda Ronstadt from The Record Plant and broadcast on KSAN Radio!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger

Badfinger was one of the truly bonafide hit groups ever signed by Apple Records, and a great power pop band. Their story is quite tragic because they were screwed over by their manager, but they made some truly great music in their time.

3:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, California (1973) NEW!

Seek and ye shall find. That is our motto here in The Mermaid Lounge, and this is the beginning of some great new stuff coming your way. Here we have Linda Ronstadt live from The Record Plant with some classic stuff from her early solo career. This was broadcast live on KSAN Radio.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Atlanta International Pop Festival, July 3-5, 1970

Simply one of the greatest bands in music history and certainly pioneers of that Southern rock sound. And could they play the blues? Damned straight they could. But it wasn’t just about the legendary guitarist Duane Allman. It was about Gregg Allman, the band’s songwriter and the man who kept them going after Duane’s tragic death.

10:00 p.m. The Shadow: 09 Murder On Approval NEW!

This is certainly appropos at this particular time in history. This is the one about a germ released near military installations, designed to kill soldiers so that the U.S. is left open to invasion. It’s up to The Shadow to save our sad, sorry asses.

Tune us in, people. You have no idea what you’re missing until you do. This one is on you.

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