Yes, Musicologists, it is a momentous day here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We have managed to celebrate someone’s birthday on time. See. Miracles are possible.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Gregg Allman Live at The House of Blues, New Orleans, December 31, 2012
I never understood people in the musical know who continue to debate which Allman was more important to The Allman Brothers. The simple answer is both of them. Duane was indeed one of those rare guitar gods. No question about it. But after his death, it was Gregg that held the band together. He was the songwriter, the arranger, and had an amazing voice. Today we have him live from The House of Blues in NOLA.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt
If you haven’t tuned this one in yet, I must tell you we are working on our second to last airing here on Thursday. This is Ronstadt’s most eclectic rock album, in my opinion, in spite of the fact that it come towards the twilight of her rock n’ roll career.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Foo Fighters
Today we are celebrating the birthday of Dave Grohl, singer and drummer for Nirvana, frontman for Foo Fighters, and near-drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. (It worked out for all. Grohl got to start a great new band; the Heartbreakers got the amazing Steve Ferrone on drums.) Today we put Dave Grohl and The Foos in the spotlight.
Here we are toiling through another week. I have no idea how anyone does this without music. Listen, we don’t cost you a penny. We’re free. No credit card and no personal information required. Just pull up a tab.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to a fine Sunday. Rumor has it that it’ll be about sixty here and sunny. We’ll take that. We’ve got some great stuff on tap today!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: On The Border, The Eagles NEW!
On The Border is the third studio album by The Eagles. On this album, they wanted to go for more of a rock feel, as opposed to their usual country rock offerings. They added Don Felder for this purpose. Some critics panned the album, but I never listen to music critics anyway (just like I don’t listen to sports radio). This is one of my favorite albums of all time.
The stand-out song for me is My Man, written by Bernie Leadon for the late, great Gram Parsons, who died of a drug overdose in September of 1973. Both Leadon and Parsons were in pioneering country-rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers together.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers
Talk about an underrated performer! This guy just made so much flat-out great music, and had fun doing it. We all had fun listening to Secret Agent Man, Memphis, and Summer Rain laying around with the famed transistor radio in the heat of the summer.
7:00 p.m. James Brown Live at The House of Blues!
The hardest working man in show biz is back!
Come and spend your Sunday with us. You won’t be sorry you did!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Paul Barrere, longtime guitarist and vocalist with Little Feat, who passed from this world on October 26. We celebrate Paul and Little Feat today.
Here’s your Wednesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield
That’s Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien to you. Just remember that.
2:00 p.m. Gregg Allman: Live at the House of Blues, New Orleans (12/31/2012)
5:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
Dedicated to the late, great Paul Barrere, guitarist and songwriter for one of the greatest bands of all time.
Bonnie Raitt tweeted, “I just heard about the passing of another dear friend, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere. A brilliant guitarist, singer and songwriter—a cornerstone of one of the greatest bands of all time. I’m glad he is free of pain and may he rest in peace.”
9:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Oakland (2002)