Monday Brings Two ‘Live’ Gigs, One From Hot Tuna and One From Mudcrutch, Later It’s Open Stream With Trifectas, September 12, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Monday has reared its head here in The Mermaid Lounge and I’ve got a morning mission of mercy on tap. The Music Mermaid, however, is here to take care of our musical musings for the day.

Here’s your musical landscape today:

12:00 p.m. Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA, January 27-28, 1992

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard this one, so step right up and get yourself some live acoustic blues from a great band that knows how to deliver.

4:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 2016

Speaking of great bands, we’ve got the tour I deeply regret missing when it pulled into Boston’s House of Blues where the definitive live version of Hungry No More was recorded. I haven’t yet gotten over my short-sightedness on this one. It is a Monday and this is Mudcrutch and, while I’m not declaring it Mudcrutch Monday, it technically is. I felt the need to say that.

After Mudcrutch, it’s wide Open Stream with the Mermaid in charge. I hear she’s got some unannounced Trifectas planned, so I’d better leave it that way. She says you’re just going to have to listen to find out who’s on tap at the top of selected hours. Some of them are new. But my lips are sealed.

Sunday is a Day of Rest, So Spend It In The Lounge With Our ‘Female Species’ EP and Roberta Flack’s AOW, September 4, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Hope all is well. We’ve got a great music day on tap with ‘The Female Species’ EP and Roberta Flack’s First Take album debut.

Today’s EP is ‘The Female Species’, not to be confused with ‘Ladies Day Out”

Here’s your musical lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: First Take by Roberta Flack NEW!

This was the debut album by Roberta Flack, released on June 20, 1969, and is considered by many to be one of the top soul and R & B albums of all time. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album at no. 451 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. We tend to agree here in The Mermaid Lounge. The album includes First Time Ever I Saw Your Face which was propelled to number one in the U.S. (on the Billboard album chart and the Billboard R & B album chart) with its inclusion in the great Clint Eastwood film, Play Misty For Me. It is our Album of The Week.

3:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Yes, not to be confused with Ladies Day Out, which is an all-female EP. This EP focuses on songs about women, ladies, girls like Martha (My Dear), She (who came from the land of the cotton), and Foxey (but remember, she was a lady). You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and more!

Yeah, most people are probably out of town today, but we’re here every day no matter what on a 24/7 basis. No fees. No charge. No surprises. Ever. All you need is a computer, a free tab and a mouse (the electronic kind; not the vermin).

Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings ‘The Female Species’ EP, JT & Carole King Live at The Troubadour, LIVE DEAD! and The Swan Song for “Creole Moon,” August 6, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The big highlight today, of course, is our EP called ‘The Female Species’ which is not to be confused with ‘Ladies Day Out.’ This one has songs referring to women, girls, ladies, sistahs, and various other forms of the female species.

‘The Female Species’ EP starts at 10:00 a.m.

Here’s today’s musical line-up:

10:00 a.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

The female species has been the subject of many a songwriter for a very, very long time. Today we have songs referring to the female species in various forms. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and more!

5:00 p.m. James Taylor & Carole King Live at The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA, June 22, 2010

These songs were recorded during their three-night run at The Troubadour in 2007 on their reunion tour, 37 years from their very first performance at this venue.

8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Creole Moon by Dr. John FINAL AIRING!

This will be the swan song for this great Dr. John album, a return to his New Orleans R & B roots. Tomorrow we’ll have a brand new selection for you. You’ll see when you roll out of bed.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA, October 11, 1980 NEW!

We’ve got another new soundboard recording from the world’s ultimate jam band, this one from The Warfield Theater in San Francisco.

Saturday is always a great take here in The Lounge. While we’re toiling away in retail hell, you are being taken on a music journey by The Music Mermaid. You are in good hands. And we do not charge you one cent for the music. There are not forms to fill out so we can pester you with special membership ‘drives’ or collect personal information. Your money is no good here.

Today We Feature Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam” as Our AOW, and ‘The Female Species’ EP a Bit Later, Sunday, July 3, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers everywhere! It is another day here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got Steely Dan as our featured album artist and ‘The Female Species’ EP bringing up the rear.

Today we feature “The Royal Scam” and ‘The Female Species’ EP later this afternoon

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Royal Scam by Steely Dan NEW!

The Dan is a Mermaid Lounge favorite. They have, in our opinion, successfully danced the line between their intricate jazz arrangements and their flat-out energetic rock style. This is their fifth studio album, released in 1976 by ABC Records, and features the songs Kid Charlemagne, The Fez, Don’t Take Me Alive and Haitian Divorce.

5:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Yes, not to be confused with our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, this one features songs about women, ladies, girls, chicks, which abound across the musical spectrum. You’ll hear Talking Heads, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and more!

Before, after, in between and throughout the 24-hour cycle, we have our wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Get on it. It’s a holiday weekend. We ain’t raising the flag until this country is safely out of the grasps of full-on fascism, but we are raising the ‘great music’ banner!

We’re at Midweek With ‘The Female Species’ EP and The Doors In The Spotlight, Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! As I plow along here to get out the door, The Music Mermaid is warming up the music maker. We’ve got a favorite EP here and The Doors up later.

The Doors. ‘Nuff said.

Here’s your midweek line-up:

9:00 a.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

This is not to be confused with ‘Ladies Day Out.’ While some songs are sung by the women of music, the subject matter is ladies, girls, and women, with the words in the title, lyrics…or both. This multi-artist EP includes Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Jackson Browne, John Mayall, The Boogaloo Swamis, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

7:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

This is one of those bands that seems like they were around the music scene forever, kind of like The Beatles (but not The Beatles; nobody is The Beatles but The Beatles), who were only around for seven years. The Doors? They were really only around for four years, but they made a hell of a lot of great music.

Before, in between, and after our programming, we’ve got that wide Open Stream of great music. You’d be hard pressed to hear any song more than once a day…or even every few days. So, why not give us a shot here. We’re free 24/7, require no credit card, and ask no personal information.

We Kick Off International Women’s Week With Our ‘The Female Species’ EP, and Bonnie Raitt Owns Our Album of The Week, Sunday, March 6, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! You all know we’re focused on giving women a greater broadcast voice in music, and what better way to do that than celebrating International Women’s Week! We’ve got a great line-up for you today, and great plans for the week.

We kick off International Women’s Week today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Home Plate by Bonnie Raitt NEW!

Home Plate, released in 1975, was Bonnie Raitt’s fifth studio album. Although she’s mostly described as a blues singer, Bonnie Raitt has managed to expand that repertoire over the years while maintaining her blues roots. And did we mention she plays that Fender Stratocaster like she was born with it in her hands? She is one of the finest slide guitarists on the planet. I loved Bonnie Raitt before this album. After Home Plate was released, it became adoration.

3:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

This will be a week to celebrate the women of music, but we start with songs that celebrate women, ladies, girls in the title, lyrics or both. Women have long been the subject of much joy and heartache in the music world, and we’ll give it to you here. You’ll hear from Talking Heads, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, and more!

We updated this list in February, so there’s an updated playlist under the Playlist tab of this blog.

This may seem like a modest start to the festivities, but stick around. The week is just beginning. We have some old favorites on tap and some new additions as we bolster our rotation with new and diverse women’s music.

We’re Heading For The Weekend With Our New ‘In Your Dreams’ EP, and Our Album of The Week Later, Thursday, February 24, 2022

Good Morning, Dreamers! We’ve got a great, new extended playlist making its debut this morning. ‘In Your Dreams’ gives you just over five hours of uninterrupted music! Read on for details!

Are you dreaming of five hours of uninterrupted music?

10:00 a.m. In Your Dreams: Various Artists NEW!

We debut our newest long player today, called In Your Dreams, a playlist that includes the word dreams (and its variations, of course) in the title or lyrics…or a song that tells a story about a dream. You will hear Cream, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Laura Nyro, Patti Smith, The Wallflowers, John Prine, John Lennon, Tom Rush, Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, The Shelters, Hot Tuna, Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman, Three Dog Night, Mudcrutch, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The James Gang, Taj Mahal, Aerosmith, Alison Krauss, Electric Light Orchestra, Stephen Stills, Alison Krauss, Fats Domino, Widespread Panic, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, The Youngbloods, Patsy Cline and more! That’s five straight hours of uninterrupted music.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Meet The Beatles by The Beatles

The next-to-last airing of the musical shot heard ’round the world is upon us. Get it while you can, folks. When you wake up on Sunday, disgusted with another foot of snow (at least in these here parts), there’s going to be a new selection on the turntable.

Great day to tune us in. We’ve got a great collection of extended playlists with themes, and ‘In Your Dreams’ is our newest. Be here today for its debut! It won’t cost you a cent. No joining fees. No subscriptions. No money must change hands. And no personal information is required (because we do not accept advertising to keep us afloat). We’re here in The Mermaid Lounge sharing our personal collection of more than 27,000 songs!

Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Our ‘The Female Species’ EP, the Final Airing of ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ and LIVE DEAD! January 8, 2022

Happy Saturday, Weekenders! It is here, and we’ve got the gang from Europe all tuned in and ready to go. Some of ’em have been there all night. What are you doing today? I know what you should include as part of your day, but I won’t unduly influence you.

We start the day with our EP about The Female Species…it may not be what you think.

Here’s your Saturday musical landscape:

12:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Nope. It’s not 4+ hours of music by women. We’ve got that one in the hopper for mid-month. This one is musicians singing songs about women; songs with the word ladies, girls, or women in the title or lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Talking Heads, Jackson Brown, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Percy Sledge, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens FINAL AIRING!

This is the swan song for Teaser and the Firecat. Tomorrow when you roll yourselves out of bed, we’ll have a brand new album feature.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs, Austin, Texas, July 4, 1981 NEW!

We’ve got another new soundboard recording of a great Dead live show here for your listening pleasure. But then again, the fact remains that every show sounds “new” when it comes to The Grateful Dead. (And by the way, no matter what they tell you, The Grateful Dead aren’t The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia.)

Before, in between, and after we give you all that great Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste in music, I must admit, and never fails to please. Speaking of which, we’ll be adding some new music over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

We’re at Midweek With Our New ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and The Pretenders In The Spotlight, Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have hit our midweek stride here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a brandy new playlist for you all today! We are starting a bit earlier today!

We’ve got our brand new ‘Ode To Morning’ EP up first thing this morning!

Here’s your musical landscape for today:

9:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve been airing our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP for a few months now. It’s about time we had our ‘Ode To Morning’ answer. We launch it today with what could be our most eclectic collection of artists ever, including Nanci Griffith, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt, Townes Van Zandt, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Electric Light Orchestra, Harry Nilsson, Emmylou Harris, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Norah Jones, Todd Rundgren, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Jefferson Airplane, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Fairport Convention, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hot Tuna, Chris Hillman, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Taj Mahal, Hoyt Axton, James Taylor and more!

You can check out the complete EP playlist under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders

We haven’t aired this one in a while, and it’s high time we did. The Pretenders were formed in 1978 by kick-ass Chrissie Hynde, also the band’s primary songwriter and one hell of a guitarist. It’s a great way to close out the day’s programming

Before, in between, and after our programming, we have wide Open Stream under the thoughtful guidance of The Music Mermaid. And by the way, we won’t cost you a penny. Just push play.

We End the Week With a Trip to The Country (Via EP, Of Course), and Some ‘Live’ Hot Tuna Later, Friday, December 17, 2021

Good Morning, Countryologists! Hell, I’ve invented a new word again. I should have my own dictionary. Today we’ve got our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ multi-artist EP and some great, live Hot Tuna later.

We are absolutely NOT talking about bad pop bands with fiddles here.

Here’s your pre-weekend line-up!

11:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country? Various Artists

Well, are you ready? We’re not fans of that “canned” country shit. We like the real deal, along with those who pioneered country-rock. In light of that, you’ll hear Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. You’ll also hear those who made country rock a reality, including The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, The Eagles, Neil Young, The Byrds, Pure Prairie League, Asleep at The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle & The Dukes, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Band, Mudcrutch, and more! All without interruption.

7:00 p.m. Hot Tuna Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, March 4, 1988

Born from the ashes of the Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen (guitar/vocals) and Jack Cassady (bassist) created this great blues rock band. While other members have come and gone over the years, the stalwarts have always been these guys. In fact, they’ll be celebrating Jorma’s 80th birthday in with a live performance at Carnegie Hall on April 22, 2022. There’s something to be said for the longevity of this generation of musicians for sure. That’s why we’re here.

One mo’ time: Before, after and in between we’re circulating 27,000+ songs and are completely at the whim of The Music Mermaid. She, as you well know if you’re listeners, has impeccable musical taste. Come on. You don’t need a thing to join in except a computer, a free tab, and an index (not middle) finger.