Happy Monday, Humans! We’re kicking off a new week here from The Mermaid Lounge with some good stuff, as they say, including a new live performance by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Here’s our Monday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: By The Numbers, Various Artists
Here’s a fun one we haven’t heard in a while. Great songs with numbers either in the title or the lyrics from The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, The Searchers, The Doors, Mudcrutch, J.J. Cale, Steely Dan, Asleep at The Wheel, Emmylou Harris, The Grass Roots, Stevie Nicks, and more!
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Led Zeppelin
It has been a while between playings for this particular playlist as well, but here it is, and updated from the last airing as well.
7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at TD Garden, Boston, MA, June 13, 2008 NEW!
This one is new to us, the live show by The Heartbreakers from Boston’s TD Garden. This band never disappoints on stage and this performance is no exception.
It’s dismal here today from a weather perspective, a rainy and cool spring day. It’s a perfect day for music that will chase away the doldrums. That’s what we’re all about.
Happy Saturday from The Mermaid Lounge, where we are back up and running with some great programming today. We’ve got our usual busy Saturday here.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live At The Roxy, West Hollywood, May 26, 1976
We’re going to kick off the day with the man who is rightfully seen as a pioneer of Reggae music, Bob Marley. Widely recognized as the premier Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician, he and the Wailers developed a unique sound of their own by fusing together elements of Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Songbird by Eva Cassidy FINAL AIRING!
Today is the final airing of Eva Cassidy’s Songbird album. She had a beautiful voice that many people still have yet to experience. She is now in our standard rotation, but this album will give you the immersion experience. Enjoy before we choose a new album tomorrow.
6:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & Friends Pay Tribute to J.J. Cale
Eric Clapton and his friends pay tribute to one of the great singer-songwriters of any generation, J.J. Cale, the man who pioneered what is called the Tulsa Sound, which fused blues, swamp music, rockabilly, country and jazz. Although he avoided the limelight, artists like Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Neil Young believe he was one of the most important musicl figures in popular music.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University, October 22, 1983 NEW!
The boys are back for another fan-recorded event live from the Carrier Dome at Syracuse. Enjoy this entry from the worlds premier jam band.
Tune us in. After all, it’s Saturday. The weekend is here, and we’re the best fun you can have for free, with our without your clothes on, by the way.
Good Morning from The Mermaid Lounge, where we play the best music on the planet. And it’s all free. Every fucking day.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. J.J. Cale and Leon Russell in Session Live at Paradise Studios, Los Angeles, June 1979 NEW!
Back in 1979, J.J. Cale and Leon Russell go together in Russell’s Paradise Studios for a session of great music. We have it here for you today.
3:00 p.m. The Shadow: 07 League of Terror
The final airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. Get it while you can. We will have a new episode come Monday.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Pretenders
To be honest, this is one of the few bands I enjoyed at this time (aside from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). The Pretenders made some great music, and Chrissy Hynde is often overlooked as a pioneer female rocker. Forget Joan Jett. Chrissie Hynde is where it’s at.
Come on, people. This is your opportunity to get in on some great music for free. Totally free. Absofuckinglutely no strings attached of any kind. No shit.
Good Morning, Music Trivia Buffs! Here we are at the proverbial weekend. Today will be my final day of retail servitude for a couple of days and I’m very much looking forward to being a full-time DJ once again.
Here’s today’s lesson:
December 5, 1964: The Zombies’ debut single, She’s Not There, tops the Cashbox Best Sellers Chart. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it peaked at #12 in the UK.
December 5, 1965: The Beatles played their final gig in their own hometown of Liverpool. On December 5, 1980, John Lennon called his Aunt Mimi saying he was homesick and was planning a trip back home. On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed.
December 5, 1968: An actual, real-life banquet was held for the launch of the Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet. It ended abruptly at the (unplanned) pie-throwing fight.
December 5, 1969: Badfinger released Come And Get It, written by Paul McCartney. It is the first hit on Apple Records that is not from The Beatles.
Also on this day, the Rolling Stones release my absolute favorite Stones album, Let It Bleed, loaded with great songs including Gimme Shelter (this could be my favorite Stones song ever) and Midnight Rambler. The title might have been prophetic. The next day, a fan is killed during their performance at the Altamont Speedway.
December 5, 1975: Fleetwood Mac’s tenth album is certified Gold, and will eventually go Platinum. This is the first album of the post-Peter Green era (my preferred version of Fleetwood Mac). John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie are all there. The newcomers are Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham. The band’s singles cracks Billboard Top 40 for the first time. They are Rhiannon, Over My Head, and Say You Love Me.
December 5, 1976: Three days after surviving an assassination attempt, Bob Marley performs at the Smile Jamaica Festival, which he organized to promote peace in his country. It is estimated that 80,000 Jamaican’s attend the festival. Marley does a 90-minute set.
December 5, 1980: John Lennon gives his final interview to Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone magazine. You know the rest, sadly.
Born On This Day
December 5, 1912: Legendary bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson was born Alex Miller in Tallahachie County, Mississippi.
December 5, 1932: Richard Wayne Penniman, later know to the world as Little Richard, was born in Macon, Georgia.
December 5, 1938: Singer-songwriter J.J. Cale, who brought us the Tulsa sound, was born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
December 5, 1947: Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins & Messina) was born in Maywood, California.
And that is it for today from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge here in The Mermaid Lounge.