Thursday Brings Our New ‘What’s In a Name’ multi-artist EP, Crosby, Stills & Nash With Our AOW, and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy in Concert, June 1, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re moving toward the weekend and today we’ve got our newest EP called ‘What’s In a Name’ to kick things off. But there’s more! Read on!

Here’s your musical lineup:

9:00 a.m. What’s In a Name: Various Artists

There are more songs than I ever thought with names mentioned in them. I guess you don’t realize it until you start to compile a playlist! Many are people concocted from a great imagination, but some are real as well. It was fun putting this one together. You’ll hear from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Them, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Donovan, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon, Warren Zevon, Laura Nyro, Bobbie Gentry, The Kinks, Three Dog Night, The Association, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, Chi Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Tony Joe White, Bob Dylan and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash

We’re winding down on this one. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new album for you. In the meantime, don’t miss this one!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1997

Emmylou Harris never, ever disappoints. She has been a stalwart of the country music industry for decades and has refused to be tied down to any one style. With her band Spyboy, she gets back to basics with a stripped-down approach to her music. This was a great period in her career.

We’re edging our way closer to the weekend, kids. No reason why you can’t enjoy yourselves on the journey. Great music will help you get there in style. We’re on 24/7 and we’re totally free. We also never accept commercial advertising.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Big, Bad Blues EP, Our AOW, and Big Mama Thornton with Muddy Waters Later on May 16, 2023

We have a great Tuesday Bluesday lineup for you today in The Mermaid Lounge starting with our all-encompassing, multi-artist blues EP! That’s five hours uninterrupted.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

It’s the big one today with a lot of different artists, from those who birthed the blues to those who dabble, including Delbert McClinton, B. B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Robert Cray Band, J.J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Koko Taylor, Marcia Ball, Duane Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Tracy Nelson, Linda Ronstadt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Pieces of The Sky by Emmylou Harris

The second airing of this great second studio album by Emmylou Harris.

7:00 p.m. Big Mama Thornton In Session With the Muddy Waters Blues Band, Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, April 25, 1966

Two giants of the blues together in one fine session. This is a great way to close out today’s programming.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a popular day here in The Lounge, so why not join in! We are totally free, no strings, no lies. Come see for yourself.

Tuesday Bluesday Brings ‘TheBest of Louisiana Blues’ EP and Janis Joplin ‘Live’ at The Fillmore East; in Between, We’ve Got Mudcrutch with the AOW, May 9, 2023

Welcome to another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and today we kick off our programming with a fine Louisiana blues EP!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists

We begin the day in Louisiana with Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo, Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Ray Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Mudcrutch by Mudcrutch

The band finally released their first album 32 years after arriving in L.A. Disbanded by the record company, Petty formed The Heartbreakers. In 2008, he reformed Mudcrutch with the original members and released this great album. They also took to the road.

7:00 p.m. Janis Joplin Live at The Fillmore East, New York, NY, February 12, 1969

We close out the blues programming with our queen of blues-rock live from The Fillmore East in New York.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a popular day here. We hope you’ll choose to join us today if you’ve never been here before. We’re on 24/7 (not just when we have programming but all day and night) and we’re free of charge. Even better, we give you music uninterrupted by commercial advertising!

We Head for the Weekend With the ‘Color My World’ EP, Lucinda Williams’ AOW, and Jeff Lynne In the Spotlight on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We begin the downslide to the weekend in style today with our ‘Color My World’ EP…songs with colors in the titles, lyrics or both. And that’s just the beginning!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Color My World: Various Artists

Pictured above are some of the artists you’ll hear, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Donovan, Booker T. & The MG’s, Electric Light Orchestra, Procol Harum, Joni Mitchell, The Who, Amy Winehouse, Sam & Dave, Badfinger, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, The Hollies, Jefferson Airplane, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Cream, Marvin Gaye, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, J.D. Souther, Linda Ronstadt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda takes another turn with this great Album of The Week. Final airing coming up on Saturday, so get one in!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne is a musical legend, a member of three successful bands and an extraordinary producer (he produced several Heartbreakers’ albums). Tonight we give you his music as a member of The Move, the leader of Electric Light Orchestra, and a founding member of The Traveling Wilburys, the best damned supergroup on the planet.

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We Debut Our New ‘What’s In A Name’ EP, Give You Lukas Nelson & POTR, and Some ‘Live’ Joni Mitchell Later on Monday, May 1, 2023

Welcome to a brand new month! Today we debut a new EP we didn’t even realize we had, give you Willie’s boy at mid-afternoon, and close out with Joni Mitchell later.

Here’s your Monday, Monday music:

9:00 a.m. What’s In a Name: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve played this song before, but we didn’t realize how many hours of music this amounted to, so it becomes an official EP this morning! You’ll hear Them, The Velvet Underground, Neil Diamond, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, The Kinks, Steely Dan, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Donovan, Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Jonathan Edwards, John Lennon, Chuck Berry and more!

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

It’s been a spell since we’ve heard from these guys and this playlist is probably in need of an updating, which we shall undertake soon. But in the meantime, we’ve got them In the Spotlight at mid-afternoon today.

8:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, February 3, 1973

We close out the programming on Monday with some great live Joni Mitchell from Carnegie Hall at the beginning of her illustrious career. She is a musical treasure who refuses to be defined by any one genre. Enjoy.

Hey, it’s Monday and by all measures, all Mondays are tough. Why not improve your situation with some great music? We’ve got it here for you courtesy of The Music Mermaid, your constant companion.

Happy Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Trifectas to Start Each Hour, Our AOW, and ‘Live’ John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Later On, April 25, 2023

Good morning, bluesologists! Today we’ve got an Open Stream day with blues trifectas to kick off each hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and The Bluesbreakers live from the BBC this evening. In between, it’s our AOW.

Here’s your bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Blues Trifectas on The Hour!

Until 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. You’ll hear from Koko Taylor, B.B. King, Slim Harpo, Caned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Janis Joplin, in that order. We’ll repeat later to take you into the wee hours of the morning.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff

This is the second airing of our Album of The Week by singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff.

7:00 p.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at the BBC, London (1965-1967)

This evening we’ve got a collection of live recordings from 1965 through 1967 of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers performing live at BBC studios. Mayall has rightfully earned the title of “Godfather of the British Blues” and has been influential for six decades. He has retired from the road now, but is still alive and kicking at 89.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in, but we want you to know that we don’t play the blues only on Tuesdays. It’s part of our standard rotation and is part of our DNA. We’re on 24/7, we’re totally free, and uninterrupted by commercial advertising. Every day.

We’re Back to Monday and We’ve Got Our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and Fats Domino In the Spotlight Later, April 24, 2023

Yes, the work week returns and even I am stuck working on what would normally be my day off, but I digress. We’ve got a great EP of traveling music today and Fats Domino, a true rock and roll pioneer, In the Spotlight later.

Here’s your Monday musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

Traveling is a popular music topic, just ask Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Asleep At The Wheel, The Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina and Buffalo Springfield. You’ll hear all of them and more in this EP, which is just about five hours of uninterrupted traveling music.

8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

I’m not sure anyone was actually playing rock and roll before Fats Domino. He certainly was in the forefront of the entire musical movement and is considered one of its founding fathers. We’ve got him In the Spotlight tonight. He’s a Mermaid Lounge favorite.

Before, in between and after we’ve got our wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. We’re playing music 24/7 with no commercial interruption. All you need is an open tab and a mouse, and musical mecca is at your fingertips.

We Keep It Simple On Sunday With Karla Bonoff’s AOW and Our House EP of Music That Inspired Us to Start, April 23, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re here on another ‘keep it simple’ Sunday with Karla Bonoff’s self-titled AOW and our #BecomeUngovernable House EP.

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff NEW!

The self-titled, RIAA Gold-Certified debut album by Karla Bonoff is a treasure. She sings many of the songs made famous by her peers: Lose Again, Home, If He’s Ever Near, and Someone To Lay Down Beside Me. She established herself as a masterful songwriter, writing eight of the ten songs on the album. Not to be missed.

4:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House EP: Various Artists

Truly the music that inspired us to do this. Originally, we were going to mix this with political talk and then we asked ourselves why we wanted to ruin a good thing. We dropped the politics. You’ll hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and more!

We’re not just broadcasting when we have programming going on. We’re on 24/7 with our wide Open Stream of more than 27,000 songs (and growing). The Music Mermaid is always on duty here in The Lounge, and she has impeccable taste in music.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Biggest, Baddest Blues EP and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band ‘live’ in Boston, April 18, 2023

Good morning, bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Lounge and we’ve got some great blues programming wrapped around our great album of the week.

Here’s today’s blues programming:

9:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

This is the big kahuna. All the blues wrapped into one, big EP. You’ll hear Delbert McClinton, B.B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Robert Cray Band, J.J. Cale, John Mayall Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Susan Tedeschi, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Tracy Nelson, Linda Ronstadt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Carry Me Home by Mavis Staples and Levon Helm

The second airing of this great musical collaboration is here, built on a friendship forged during the making of The Band’s The Last Waltz. Not to be missed.

7:00 p.m. Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, MA, Spring 1966

We’ve researched the depths of the Internet to find the actual date of this show, but to no avail. It matters not, the music is timeless. It’s an epic band playing at an iconic Boston muisc venue.

It’s always a busy day in The Mermaid Lounge on Tuesday Bluesday, so why not join in. We’re on 24/7 at no charge to you. We’re all about the music.

Friday Brings Three Great Playlists and a Lot of Wide Open Stream, March 31, 2023

Good morning, weekenders! We are one day away and we’ve got some great music on the docket today, including our ’27 & Gone’ playlist, JT’s final turn as our singer-songwriter, and a closing set from The Beatles later.

Here’s Friday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. 27 & Gone: Various Artists

The 27 Club has some incredible members, to start Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison. However, those aren’t the only musicians to leave the planet at the ripe old age of 27. There’s Ron “Pigpen” McKernan of The Grateful Dead, blues legend Robert Johnson, Brian Jones a founding member of The Rolling Stones, and more. Today we play musical homage to those who left us far too soon.

3:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of James Taylor FINAL AIRING!

JT takes his final turn as this week’s singer-songwriter. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection for you.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Transformation Years

Music critics say The Beatles took a giant leap with Revolver, and we agree. But we also think all the signs of their explosion of creativity started just a tad earlier with Rubber Soul, one of the finest albums ever recorded by anyone. This playlist covers those albums plus Hey Jude, Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.

One more day to go before the weekend begins. What a great way to transition into nirvana. Great music at no cost, with no commercial advertising, and no overly-chatty disc jockeys. Just click the button below!