We Spend Thursday With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Gram Parsons, and Maria Muldaur, September 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re getting closer to the weekend now, and that’s a good thing. We’ve got some great stuff to help you get through your Thursday.

Maria Muldaur began her career in the Greenwich Village coffee houses as part of the great American folk music revival of the early sixties.
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Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Petty Theft, The Covers

The same qualities that make The Heartbreakers such a great original rock n’ roll band also make them a great cover band. According to Mike Campbell, the songs that they cover come from the artists who are part of their overall musical DNA. We think it shows. This is a great set. Enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons

We’re winding down on this week’s album selection. This is our second-to-last airing of Grievous Angel before we move on to another album on Sunday.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is a woman of many musical styles, including folk, jazz, and blues. She began her career in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village during the great American folk music revival of the sixties, and has forged a six-decade career. Today we put her music in the spotlight, where it belongs.

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We Welcome You to Another Monday With OUR Top 50 Tom Petty Songs, and Aretha Franklin In the Spotlight, September 13, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Sorry I’m running a tad late, but the old music bat slept in a bit. I needed it. Yesterday, I saw a list of Tom Petty’s Top 50 songs from a radio station and was inspired to share our list with you once again.

Today we give you Petty’s Top 50 songs with the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, The Wilburys and as a solo artist.

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s Top 50 Songs

Before we begin, let me say that these are not ranked in any kind of order. That would be totally impossible, I’m afraid, for anyone in The Mermaid Lounge to do. I didn’t even review the list, which was originally done several months ago, because I knew I’d have rearranged my brain around these again. Let’s leave well enough alone, I say.

Here we have our version of Petty’s Top 50. This was inspired by a list I posted on Twitter yesterday generated by some radio station somewhere. The songs are from his work with The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, The Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist.

Whether you agree with the list or not, consider the bonus: You get just over three hours of Tom Petty music. And that cannot be bad. Buy the way, anyone who wants to make a case to remove a song and replace it with another can always feel free to write us at become.ungovernable.radio@gmail.com.

6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin

The undisputed Queen of Soul will be in the spotlight this evening a bit earlier than our 7:00 p.m. start because it’s my day off from the salt mines and because I can. So, there.

Give us a shot. This morning we’ve got plenty of listeners from Japan, Spain, the UK, Norway, Denmark, France, Romania, The Russian Federation, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Poland, and Argentina. We’re waiting, United States. Where the hell are you?

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The Operative Phrase is “New Content” Today With Nina Simone In the Spotlight, and Our Brand New ‘Paint It Black’ Playlist, Thursday, September 2, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Well, it’s downright cold here today and I’m loving the break from tropical Massachusetts. To top it off, we’ve got brand new stuff for you today.

Today we put Nina Simone, singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and activist, In the Spotlight

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Nina Simone NEW!

This has been a very long time coming, and we are so glad it’s finally come to fruition. Nina Simone had a very long and illustrious career. She was a singer, songwriter, musician, arranger and a social activist during her lifetime. Her musical styles covered and blended jazz, classical, gospel, R & B, pop, folk, and blues. Enjoy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan

We’re winding down on this great album. We’ve got one more airing on Saturday before we choose a new album for Sunday’s airing.

7:00 p.m. Paint It Black: Various Artists NEW!

This is our brand new playlist and it features the word “black” in the Title, the lyrics, or both. You’ll hear The Kinks, Tim Hardin, Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones (of course), The Flying Burrito Brothers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Laura Nyro, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Tom Rush, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, The Hollies, Warren Zevon, The Band, and many more!

By the way, this new set list is up on the blog under the Playlist tab. Simply go there and scroll to the bottom!

It’s a new season outside and inside The Mermaid Lounge. We’ll be adding some new features, new music, new playlists, and Trifectas. We hope to utilize the blog more than we are right now, and we can be followed on Facebook at @BecomeUngovernable Radio and Della Piana’s Ungovernable Music Emporium and Museum, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UngovernRadio2.

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We Kick Off a New Month With Jimi Hendrix Live, Some Afternoon Trifectas, and The Temptations In the Spotlight Later, Wednesday, September 1, 2021

It’s September here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we are kicking off the month in style. We’ve got a great live Hendrix and friends performance from 1968, we spotlight The Temptations later, and we toss in some Trifectas during our afternoon Open Stream.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Jimi Hendrix Jams With Elvin Bishop, Harvey Brooks, and Paul Butterfield, Live at The Cafe Au Go Go, New York, March 17, 1968

Jimi Hendrix jams with several of his friends on stage at the famed Cafe Au Go Go in New York. Not to be missed.

Afternoon Open Stream with Hourly Trifectas NEW!

The Trifectas are pretty popular right now, so we’re riding the wave today with four new selections:

3:00 p.m. The Beatles

4:00 p.m. The Rascals

5:00 p.m. Carly Simon

6:00 p.m. Stevie Wonder

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

We close the programming today with the legendary Temptations who helped to pioneer the Motown sound.

As always, it’s a great day to join our growing worldwide community and tune us in. We run 24/7 so we can accommodate everyone’s best listening times. Some of our listeners start tuning in at 3:00 a.m., depending upon where they are in the world. Already this morning, we have listeners from the UK, Spain, Italy, Israel, France, and the Faroe Islands. Give us a shot.

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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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Friday Brings Music From Laurel Canyon and Puts Paul Simon In The Spotlight Later, August 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, we’ve finally made good on our threat to upgrade and update the former ‘Echoes From The Canyon’ playlist. We think you’re going to like it and you can read more below.

Today’s feature is music from Laurel Canyon. Here we have Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons, both members of The Byrds back in the day.

Here’s today’s musical menagerie:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists UPDATED AND UPGRADED!

Laurel Canyon and the cross pollination it inspired among musical friends was magical, but it didn’t end with the 60’s. There was a second wave of people who moved in and took part in that magic, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Carole King, James Taylor and others. They join The Doors, Canned Heat, The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, The Mamas & The Papas and others from the first wave.

We’ve updated this playlist to over four hours of great music, officially making it our newest extended player. Oh yeah, we’ve also changed the name.

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

We haven’t heard from this guy for a while, so it’s about time. This playlist features his music from his partnership with Art Garfunkel to his solo work.

It’s another crazy hot and ugly weather day here in the Boston area. It has been this way most of the summer. We’re hoping it comes to an end outside, but we hope to keep it hot in The Mermaid Lounge (music-wise, that is) as we move into fall with some new stuff. In the meantime, it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy, as they say. Tune us in.

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Today We Feature The Animals, The Kinks, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, August 19, 2021

Good Morning, Lovers of The British Invasion. Today we’re featuring a couple of bands who took part in the musical assault on our shores.

The British blues-rock band extraordinaire, Eric Burdon & The Animals

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Absolutely The Animals!

This is essentially another name for a “spotlight” feature because that’s what we’re doing here…putting The Animals in the musical spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Why Wait! by Kate Taylor

We’re winding down on this week’s Album of The Week. Our final airing of Kate Taylor’s great new album will be on Saturday, so get it while you can!

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

Another great British band here, although somewhat underrated in my opinion given all of the great bands that came out of England during the British Invasion years. Tom Petty often said that Ray Davies is an unheralded songwriter, and I agree with him.

As always, a great day to tune us in as we celebrate a couple of bands from The British Invasion years. Before, after and in between we have our usual wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid.

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We Kick Off Another Week With Two Great Live Shows and an In The Spotlight Sandwich, Monday, August 16, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re kicking off the week with a couple of great live shows and in between, we’ve got a Spotlight feature we haven’t heard for a while.

We open the programming with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris live in Boston, 1999

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, October 1, 1999

From The Western Wall Tour, we give you two lifelong friends blending two beautiful voices. This tour was in support of their great album, Western Wall. It is one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real

We haven’t aired this one in a while. We have, admittedly, been remiss. We also have some new “live” music from this band that we’ll be uploading and debuting in the next few weeks.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978

Tom Petty and his band were riding a wave of popularity when they played Santa Monica’s infamous New Year’s Eve concert. This is a live bootleg of that great show. Enjoy.

Look, let’s face it. Mondays suck in general. But they’re always better when you can tune in some great music. We’ve got it here from The Mermaid Lounge. Free. Everyday. Not just Mondays.

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Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, and The Tedeschi Trucks Band Are All Here to Serenade You on Thursday, August 5, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re getting closer to the end of the week; it’s all downhill from here. The one thing that will not be going downhill with us is the music selection. We’ve got some excellent stuff for you today.

We have some live Tedeschi Trucks on the docket for today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris

What can we say about this woman? She’s released so many albums and singles over her brilliant career it would take three paragraphs to enumerate them. She has won 14 Grammys and is in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In my opinion, if they put rappers in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame (a practice which I think is absurd, frankly), Emmylou Harris belongs there. I recently read the projection is for 2027. What the fuck else does she need to do?

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Downhill From Everywhere by Jackson Browne

We’re winding down on our Album of The Week. This is our second-to-final airing; the final will be on Saturday. Get in on it while you can!

7:00 p.m. The Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, August 30, 2012

This great blues-rock band is led by married couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, and was formed in 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. Revelator, their first album as a band, won the 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album. Need we say anything more?

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We’re at Midweek With The Neville Brothers In the Spotlight, and Badass Guitarists: Volume One, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers across the planet! Here we are at another midweek. We have a lot of wide open stream today, but we have some great programming as well!

Today we have a brand new Spotlight, featuring The Neville Brothers

Here’s Wednesday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Neville Brothers NEW!

This one has been on my list for a quite a long time and it’s finally here. I got to see these guys just one time during one of my business trips to New Orleans. They were live at Tipitinas, a great venue, by the way. Today we have them as a band, some of them solo, and we also have The Meters. Art Neville was the founder of both The Neville Brothers and The Meters. They are truly a magical, musical family.

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

Here we have some of the handiwork of some of music’s greatest on guitar. You’ll hear Dickie Betts, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Page, Lowell George, Paul Barriere, Jimi Hendrix, Walter Becker, Mike Campbell, Joe Perry and more.

We’ll have Volume Two on Friday of this week, and we’re putting together Volume Three right now. So, if we’ve missed anyone, we’ll rectify that.

Once again, please give us a shot. We’re all about the music because this is a labor of love. We make no profit whatsoever. That is definitely not why we’re here.

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