We Slide Toward The Weekend With Our ‘What’s In a Name’ EP, our Album of The Week, and a Tribute to Bob Marley, Thursday, May 12, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great day of programming on tap for you folks today, including our ‘What’s In A Name’ EP which, in fact, we here in the Lounge sometimes forget is an EP.

Tonight we give you some live Wailers in memory of the great Bob Marley.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. What’s In A Name: Various Artists

I confess we often forget this one, but it’s a fun one. Songs with names in them…in the title, lyrics, or both! You’ll hear from The Turtles, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, Buddy Holly, CSNY, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Tony Joe White, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, The Allman Brothers Band, Laura Nyro, Three Dog Night, Shawn Colvin, Chuck Berry, James Taylor, Steve Winwood, and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

The next-to-last airing of The Dirty Knobs’ great new album, very Pettyesque in fact, and most welcome. It makes us yearn for yesteryear. But I digress. Get on it now because we’ll have a brand new one for you on Sunday. Final airing on Saturday. Time TBD.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25, 1979

It’s hard to believe that Bob Marley has been gone for 41 years, but he has. He passed on May 11, 1979. Tonight, we pay tribute to the man and the band that put Reggae on the map for so many people.

Here we are again. We have our usual collection of worldwide listeners this morning from Belgium, Spain, Greece, Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, Russian Federation, Faroe Islands, Australia, and points beyond. Get on the map, people. You have no idea what you’re missing until you try it.

It’s a Typical Saturday Here with ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt, Our Laurel Canyon EP, Bonnie Raitt’s AOW, and LIVE DEAD! April 30, 2022

The place will surely be jumpin’ today and it starts a bit early as well, at 9:00 a.m. EST! We’ve got a full slate of stuff on tap. Tune us in!

Today’s EP is Music From Laurel Canyon!

Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Just Like That… by Bonnie Raitt FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to Bonnie Raitt’s first new album in six years. Now, it heads to our standard rotation. Tomorrow, we’ve got a brand new selection coming your way!

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Those echoes reverberated around the globe. It was a time of cross-fertilization in music (I am dead sure the Republicans are concerned with such stuff) with country marrying rock and the British invasion here coming to our shores and the echoes from the canyon reaching there. You’ll hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, CSNY, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, J.D. Souther, Harry Nilsson, Canned Heat, Carole King, James Taylor, and more!

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1976

Speaking of those echoes, this was Linda Ronstadt as she began her meteoric rise, just after the release of Heart Like A Wheel, and in one of the greatest music venues in popular music history. This was a starting point for many artists.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, July 19, 1989 NEW!

It’s time for our Saturday night staple. Another new outing tonight, this one live from East Troy, Wisconsin. Enjoy, Deadheads.

Whew. I’m done now. And let me say it again: This is a great day to tune us in and see what we’re all about. If there’s any one day when you can catch our total picture drift, Saturday is it. The day is here, people. Get on it.

Today We’ve Got Our ‘On The Map’ Playlist, James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live, and Our AOW, on Thursday, April 7, 2022

Good Morning, Gang. We’ve got a great line-up on this fine day here in The Mermaid Lounge, including our ‘On The Map’ playlist (not an EP, by the way).

Later today, we’ve got James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live at Royal Albert Hall.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. On The Map: Various Artists

We haven’t heard this one for a bit and we think it’s a good time to break it out. This particular playlist makes references to states, cities and other famous (or infamous) locations in the title, lyrics, or both! You’ll hear Asleep at The Wheel, Little Feat, America, Ray Charles, Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, the Lovin’ Spoonful, The Association, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Winchester, James Taylor, CSNY, Tom Rush, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Luxury Liner by Emmylou Harris

We’re winding down on this one, folks. This is the next-to-last airing with the final airing coming on Saturday, so get in on it before it’s gone!

7:00 p.m. James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, October 28, 1970

It was that kind of time in music. Everyone was hanging out together (in and out of relationships), many in Laurel Canyon where those echoes were heard all around the world. This is a classic, folks.

Join us, and I don’t mean that literally because we don’t require you “joining” or “subscribing” to anything. We mean “joining” as in tuning us in with your neighbors around the world because, no matter what the GOP tells you, we don’t all have to speak the same language to appreciate good music.

We Hit Our Midweek Stride With ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy ‘Live’ Later, Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a pretty damned good line-up scheduled for today starting with those sweet Laurel Canyon sounds.

We’ve got that sweet Laurel Canyon sound today!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Laurel Canyon was musical paradise for two generations of innovators, and was a hotbed for the fusion that brought us country-rock, and inspired this great EP to get you through the midweek. The musicians who lived and played there, fed off each other creatively. Rumor has it that everyone loved partying with The Monkees. You’ll hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Neil Young, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, J.D. Souther, Carole King, James Taylor, America, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1977

We go on the road with Emmylou Harris & Spyboy for the Wrecking Ball tour, what many consider Harris’ career-redefining album produced by Daniel Lanois. She took a minimalist approach with her band, bringing it back to basics. Spyboy consisted of country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar, and two New Orleans musicians, Daryl Johnson on bass and Brady Blade on drums. As it turns out, Wrecking Ball is one of my all-time favorite Emmylou Harris albums.

Before, in between, and after we give you wide Open Stream on a 24/7 basis. We never stop, unless there is some kind of unfortunate Internet event. We haven’t had one yet. All you need to do is pull up a tab and press play.

We’re at Midweek Once Again With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP and Little Feat ‘Live’ From Beantown, Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again at midweek, and we’ve got our EP of the artists who pushed the limits of popular music from Laurel Canyon as well as some great ‘live’ Little Feat!

Today we’ve got music from Laurel Canyon!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

The musical energy from Laurel Canyon was a force to be reckoned with and spanned two decades of music. All of these artists were communal neighbors and fed off each other’s creativity. You’ll be hearing The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Neil Young, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, J.D. Souther, Carole King, The Eagles, James Taylor, and more! It’s more than four hours of uninterrupted musical nirvana.

7:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, October 31, 1975

One of the greatest bands of all time is live from Boston in this set, and I’m pleased to say that I was in attendance for this one. They’re a little bit swamp music, a little bit blues, a little bit country and a whole lot of rock n’ roll. They’re also a Mermaid Lounge favorite.

Before, in between, and after our programming we’re on wide Open Stream 24/7. We’ve got so much music you’ll be hard pressed to hear a repeat in a given day. It’s a great day to tune us in, as we continue to say. We hate to sound like a, well, broken record. So, push the button below and see for yourself.

Today We Are ‘Out In The Cold’, Listening to New ‘Live’ Neil Young, and Put Johnny Rivers In The Spotlight, Monday, December 27, 2021

Another Monday rolls around as we approach the end of this year, but we’ve got you covered musically, my friends with some vintage stuff today.

We’ve got some ‘live’ vintage Neil Young & Crazy Horse today!

Here’s your Monday, Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Out In The Cold: Various Artists

We kick it off with a great, multi-artist playlist all about the weather. We’ve got songs with references to the weather — inclement or otherwise — in the title or lyrics. Or both. You’ll hear Carole King, James Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Albert King, The Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, Martha & The Vandellas, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young (speak of the devil), Cream, Bill Withers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

3:00 p.m. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Live at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, October 22, 1978 NEW!

Great bands never die. Crazy Horse, for example. Young’s new album with Crazy Horse, Barn, is out now and will be our Album of The Week very soon. In the meantime, we’ve got a great, vintage live performance dating back to 1978 at the Cow Palace from the Cortez The Killer tour. It’s new to the station, so tune it in!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

We haven’t streamed this one in a while, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge consider Johnny Rivers an underrated musical entity. He was a hit machine during the sixties and seventies, and his live performances at the Whiskey are legendary. Today, we put him In the Spotlight where he belongs.

What better way to kick off a Monday? We’ve got great music coming your way, all totally free with no commercials and no chatty DJ’s to suck up all the air in the room. All you need is a tab and an index finger. Trust me.

We Close The Work Week With Mudcrutch, Our ‘Out In The Cold’ Playlist, and A Lot of Open Stream, Friday, September 17, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re closing the work week with some great programming from Mudcrutch and our playlist of songs that talk about the weather.

Today we celebrate Tom Leadon’s birthday with some live Mudcrutch!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 2016

Yesterday was Tom Leadon’s birthday (center), so today we give you some great live Mudcrutch from the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. The added bonus is Stephen Stills joining them on stage.

7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream! Out In The Cold: Various Artists

We’re back with a great playlist talking about the weather in the title or the lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Carole King, James Taylor, Albert King, The Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, The Allman Brothers Band, Martha & The Vandellas, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young, Cream, Bill Withers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

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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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We Close Out The Month With a Wilbury Wednesday and Our ‘Out In The Cold’ Playlist, Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time to bid a fond farewell to March, and we’re going there in style as we closed out the month with a Wilbury Wednesday!

Join us at noon for The Traveling Wilburys; Complete!

Here’s today’s line-up!

12:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Complete Traveling Wilburys Catalogue

It’s Wilbury Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re giving you a treat today with the complete Traveling Wilbury catalogue in our spotlight feature. Music lovers consider the Wilburys the best ‘supergroup’ of all time, and we wholeheartedly agree.

6:00 p.m. Out In The Cold: Various Artists

There’s nothing like a bit of the weather here in the studio, and we’re kicking out March in style with Linda Ronstadt, Martha & The Vandellas, Johnny Rivers, the Allman Brothers Band, Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Creedence Clearwater Revivial, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Dr. John, James Taylor, The Association, Bob Dylan and more!

Wrapped around all this is our great Open Stream, entirely controlled by the Music Mermaid. Tune us in. We’re free. We run no advertising. We make no profit. We ask for no personal information. What more do you want?

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The Doors to the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge are Back Open: 2/17/2021

Well, we’re back up and running again. I am not sure the stamina is there to get this done every day, but I’m sure going to give it a hell of a shot.

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded together when Dylan was making Nashville Skyline. One of the songs found its way onto the album.

Here’s today’s lesson:

February 17, 1955: Little Richard sent his first audition tape to Specialty Records.

February 17, 1960: Elvis Presley received his first Gold Record for his debut album, Elvis.

Also on this day, after a string of hits on Cadence Records, The Everly Brothers sign a 10-year contract with Warner Brothers. The price is said to be a million dollars, but many think that was inflated for PR purposes.

February 17, 1962: The Beach Boys debuted on the charts with the song Surfin’.

February 17, 1964: Chad & Jeremy appear on the Patty Duke Show.

February 17, 1965: The Kinks release their single Tired of Waiting For You.

February 17, 1966: James Brown recorded It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World at Bob Gallo’s Talentmasters studio in New York. The song would eventually top the Billboard R & B chart.

Also on this day, The Beach Boys begin recording the Brian Wilson masterpiece, Good Vibrations. It would take eleven sessions and multiple layered overdubs to complete the song. Although it hit #1 around the globe and sold millions of copies, it would be the band’s last #1 for the next ten years.

February 17, 1967: The Beatles’ double A-side hit Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever was released in the US.

Also on this day, The Beatles began recording a John Lennon song, Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite. The lyrics were taken from an antique poster that Lennon bought promoting a circus performance that took place in February 1843 in Rochdale, Lancashire.

February 17, 1968: Big Brother & The Holding Company signed a recording contract with the new CBS label, Columbia Records.

February 17, 1969: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash got together to record some duets in Nashville while Dylan was recording his Nashville Skyline album. The song Girl From the North Country finds its way onto Dylan’s album. Cash wrote the liner notes for the album. The rest of their session would be released later.

February 17, 1971: James Taylor makes his debut on ABC’s Johnny Cash Show.

February 17, 1972: Pink Floyd wrapped up a tour of the UK with the first of four shows at The Rainbow Theatre in London. They perform Eclipse at the show. A year later, it becomes The Dark Side of the Moon album.

Born On This Day

February 17, 1941: Gene Pitney, who had hits with It Hurts To Be In Love and Only Love Can Break A Heart, was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

February 17, 1972: Taylor Hawkins, who was touring drummer for Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill tour, and drummer for the Foo Fighters, was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

And that is it for today.