Today’s Music Includes ‘The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two,’ Our AOW, and a Trip Back to Woodstock ’69 (The Only Real Woodstock), Thursday, December 29, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we have full-on Sixties for the two big music programs we’re running. It’s Open Stream with a theme here in The Mermaid Lounge and if you’re a student of the sixties music scene, this is your gig.

Here’s your musical lineup:

10:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

We’re starting off the day with the second leg of our Sixties Rotation which covers the later musical years, for the most part. You’ll hear The Mamas & The Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Blind Faith, Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Beatles, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Zombies, Donovan, Velvet Underground, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin, and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Carney by Leon Russell

We’re coming down to the wire here with this album. This is our next-to-last airing, with the final coming sometime on Saturday, time TBD. On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new selection.

7:00 p.m. Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love and Music: Various Artists, August 15-18, 1969, Bethel Woods, NY

The one and only Woodstock. Woodstock ’99 turned into a disaster because it replaced the ‘love’ portion of the program with ‘rage.’ The original Woodstock was NOT replicated. This EP will take you long into the night as you listen to The Band, Johnny Winter, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, CSNY, The Band, Joan Baez, Santana, Melanie, Country Joe & The Fish, Ten Years After, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joe Cocker, Tim Hardin, Mountain, John B. Sebastian and more. Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock and Melanie’s Lay Down (Candles in The Rain) would tell the tale of this epic music festival.

Yeah, baby. This is definitely a tune in, turn on, drop out kind of musical day here in The Mermaid Lounge. If you’re taking a break from work between the holidays, this is your day. If you’re working and have an office, close the door, pull up a fresh browser tab, and push the button below.

At Midweek We Have Our ‘British Are Coming’ EP, A Trip Back in Time to The Monterey Pop Festival, and The McGarrigle Sisters On Tap, December 28, 2022

We’re getting close to the new year, music lovers and today we start the day with a bit of music from across the pond. Then, we move on to Monterey Pop as we celebrate festival week here. The McGarrigle sisters are our featured singer-songwriters later.

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We’re starting off our programming with music from across the pond, as they say. You’ll hear The Who, The Beatles, Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, Petula Clark, The Zombies, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, the Dave Clark Five, The BeeGees (pre-falsetto only), The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd,Yes, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the Spencer-Davis Group, Cream, Donovan and more!

4:00 p.m. Music from The Monterey International Pop Festival: Various Artists, June 17-19, 1967

The precursor to Woodstock introduced Otis Redding to the world, and offered up some pretty big names in Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Jimi Hendrix, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, The Electric Flag, Booker T & The MG’s, Scott McKenzie and more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Tonight we give you the second airing of this week’s featured singer-songwriters in Kate & Anna McGarrigle, whose songs have helped put many folks on the map.

As always, a great day to tune us in. This is the beginning of our Festival Frolic. Tomorrow is Woodstock. We will move on from there. We’re totally free. We don’t charge you a penny, and we are free of commercial advertising. No strings. No lie.

Saturday Brings a Trip on The Psychedelic Express, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and Nanci Griffith Featured as Our New Singer-Songwriter, November 19, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we take a prolonged trip on The Psychedelic Express. We’ve also got our final airing of Janis Joplin’s AOW and we bring on Nanci Griffith as our featured singer-songwriter for this week.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin FINAL AIRING!

Today we bit a fond farewell to the only solo album ever released during Janis Joplin’s short lifetime. For this album, she brought on the Kozmic Blues Band as she moved from psychedelic music into a more blues-driven sound, and would go on tour with them later. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album for you.

11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

No tickets required. Just get on board with Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who Canned Heat, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Tommy James & The Shondells, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Big Brother & The Holding Company and many more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Nanci Griffith NEW!

We feature Nanci Griffith as this week’s singer-songwriter whose musical style encompassed folk and country, and what she called “folkabilly.” She was a frequent performer on Austin City Limits and, although she suffered from severe writer’s block from 2004 through 2009, she remains one of the most respected singer-songwriters in popular music. She often recorded duets with others, including Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, and Willie Nelson. You can read more about Nanci Griffith here.

Get on board, people. You don’t need no stinking tickets, a membership, a credit card or anything else to enjoy the great music we have to offer. We’re here 24/7 totally free of charge and with no commercial interruption. There’s no time like the present, as they say.

We’re On the Downslide to the Weekend With Our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ EP, Some ‘Live’ Stephen Stills and Our AOW, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Good Morning, Gang! Here we are again in The Mermaid Lounge with a great programming landscape for you today that includes some brand new ‘live’ Stephen Stills from London. We start the day with a great multi-artist EP and close it with our Album of The Week!

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

It’s that time again where we pull together the best of REAL country (not bad pop bands with fiddles) and some country-rock born of the Laurel Canyon pioneers. You’ll hear Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Pure Prairie League, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Asleep At the Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mudcrutch, The Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, New Riders of The Purple Sage, John Prine, The Desert Rose Band and more!

7:00 p.m. Stephen Stills Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK, October 20, 2008 NEW!

Who doesn’t know Stephen Stills, singer-songwriter extraordinaire who has not only had a successful solo career but has been a seminal member of several successful bands, namely Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and Manassas. He has combined sales of more than 35 million albums. Tonight we bring you a Stills 2008 concert from the UK.

9:00 p.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin

Our second-to-last airing is tonight at 9:00 p.m., and we’ll have our last airing sometime on Saturday. If you haven’t heard this one yet, you’ve got two more before it’s gone!

The holidays are coming. Give yourself the gift of great music! And we won’t cost you a penny. We’re totally free. Yes, it’s a labor of musical love, and we’re a throwback to real radio. You know, before you paid Spotify and other services to build custom listening lists. But the best part is that we also don’t accept commercial advertising or employ overly-chatty DJ’s who talk through songs. We’re all about the music.

We Have a Trifecta Tuesday Bluesday Here With New ‘Live’ Music From the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Janis With Our AOW, and Marcia Ball In the Spotlight, November 15, 2022

This is your day, Blues Lovers! All of our programmed music time today is devoted to da blues. We’re cooking with gas today as we kick it all off with some brand new ‘live’ music from the premier power blues band, Tedeschi Trucks.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday programming:

11:00 a.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA, September 8th & 9th, 2016 NEW!

The premier big, bad blues-rock sound of this fabulous band is unbeatable, led by the best blues guitarist on the planet in Derek Trucks and blues singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi. Today we’ve got them live from the Fox Theatre in Oakland.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin

At mid-afternoon it’s the second airing of the only solo album released by Janis Joplin in her lifetime. This was recorded right after she left Big Brother & The Holding Company. She invited the Kozmic Blues Band to back her on the album and Janis saddled up and rode with them for a while.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball is a blues singer, songwriter and pianist extraordinaire who was born in Orange, Texas and raised in Vinton, Louisiana. USA Today described Marcia Ball’s music as being “where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana swamp-blues meet.” She has been at this for fifty years and is still going strong! You can learn all about Marcia Ball here on her website.

Come on, kids, get your musical shit together and join us for Tuesday Bluesday, a day where we always have a full house here. We won’t cost you a penny and you don’t have to fill out any forms or provide any personal information to listen in. We do not require subscriptions or memberships. No lie and no surprises. Just do it.

It’s Sunday Funday in The Mermaid Lounge and The Ladies Are In Charge, Including Janis Who Owns Our Album of The Week, November 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! It is officially Sunday in the Lounge and the living is easy here today. It’s rainy. It’s chilly. And the music is already rolling here as we welcome our usual Sunday morning listeners. You should join us too.

Here’s today’s musical journey:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama by Janis Joplin NEW!

Janis gets a spin for this week with her very first and only solo album released during her lifetime on September 11, 1969. This is the album she recorded right after leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company. She enlisted Sam Andrews, guitarist for Big Brother, to help with the project, as well as the Kozmic Blues Band. She also added a brass and horn section, something Big Brother would not allow when she was with them. This album was a departure from her psychedelic rock days as it was much more R & B- and blues-driven. This is the expanded 1999 release with ‘live’ tunes from Woodstock included and with a cover of Dylan’s Dear Landlord, with some new lyrics and a new arrangement by Joplin.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of rock own the programming today. After Janis makes her AOW debut, you’ll hear her right here along with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton and more!

Ooooh, wheee! We’ve got a good one going today, music lovers, and you should be part of it. The Music Mermaid has chosen this day to put her sirens in charge of the music. It’s always a good choice. Join our full house of listeners from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Japan, Australia, California, Texas and Oregon this morning!

Saturday Brings Volume Two of The ‘Sixties Rotation’ EP, Spirit With Our AOW, Volume Five of the ‘All Girl Revue’ and A New Singer-Songwriter, October 29, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a full slate of great music for you today here from The Mermaid Lounge, dominated by volume two (mid-to-late sixties) of our Sixties Rotation EP! But first, it’s the final airing of our Album of The Week.

Here’s your musical journey for today:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this week’s psychedelic masterpiece, one that is called the final masterpiece of the original psychedelic era. We have a brand new album coming up for tomorrow.

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

The second part to our Sixties Rotation EP series is up today and includes music from The Mamas & The Papas, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, Sly & The Family Stone, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Blind Faith, The Spencer Davis Group, Elvis Presley, The Box Tops, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Band, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, The Ronettes, The Kinks, Jimmy Cliff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Zombies, Donovan, The Velvet Underground, B. B. King, Led Zeppelin, and more!

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume Five: Various Artists

Another multi-artist open stream playlist, but not an EP, with Bonnie Raitt, Ann Peebles, Tracy Chapman, Valerie Carter, Chi Coltrane, Jackie DeShannon, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, Irma Thomas, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Lulu, Janis Joplin, Susan Tedeschi, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), and more!

10:00 p.m. The Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Jackson Browne NEW!

Before Jackson Browne became a legendary solo artist, he had success writing songs for others. He wrote the song These Days at the age of sixteen. It became a minor hit in 1967 for Nico, a protégé of Andy Warhol. He also wrote songs for fellow Southern California bands, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (he was a member of the band for a short time in 1966). The Eagles had their first hit in 1972 with a Jackson Browne song, Take It Easy. Browne also released his first solo album in 1972, which gave him his own Top 40 hits with Doctor My Eyes and Rock Me On The Water. The rest, as they say, is musical history, and Jackson Browne is this week’s featured Singer-Songwriter.

Great day to tune us in. Saturday always is. We’ve got listeners from Norway, Finland, Greece, Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany, Japan, Russian Federation, Portugal, Texas, Cali, and New York already this morning. Join the fun!

We’ve Got The Heartbreakers ‘live’ at The Docks, Janis In The Spotlight, and The Zombies in Between, Thursday, October 6, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re heading for the weekend with some great programming as we feature The Heartbreakers, and celebrate Janis Joplin’s life with her Spotlight feature.

We lost Janis on October 4th and Petty on October 2nd; today we celebrate them both.

Here’s your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Docks, Hamburg, Germany, April 23, 1999

This is one of The Heartbreakers most outstanding live shows full of their own great originals plus covers like Chuck Berry’s Around and Around, Little Richard’s Lucille, J.J. Cale’s Call Me The Breeze, and The Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth. The same qualities that made them one of the world’s greatest rock n’ roll bands also makes them one of the best cover bands. Recorded live and broadcast on Rockpalast.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Odessy and Oracle by The Zombies

This is the next-to-last airing of this fine psychedelic album so get in on it today. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday, and we’ll have a brand new selection come Sunday morning.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Janis Joplin NEW!

We lost one of the greatest female blues singers of all time on October 4, 1970 and today we celebrate Janis Joplin’s musical life by putting her In the Spotlight. This one has been on the “to do” list for some time, and we’re glad to finally be airing it.

Great musical day here in The Mermaid Lounge. The sun will be back out here in Boston after a couple of days of much needed rain. We’ll be flirting with 70 degrees after a cold spell. It won’t last long, so it’s a day to enjoy. Stop by the Lounge and we’ll take care of your musical itch.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Big, Bad Blues EP and Some ‘Live’ Stevie Ray Vaughan On The Docket, September 27, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday has rolled around and we’ve got some great programming for you today that starts with five hours of uninterrupted blues of all kinds!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

We’ve got some great blues material on this station, but this is our biggest, baddest Tuesday Bluesday feature every month where we shower you with all kinds of blues from artists like 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, J.J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Duane Allman, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Cloud Nine by The Temptations

The only diversion from our blues programming today is for this great Album of The Week from 1969 where The Temps introduced us to a new genre called ‘psychedelic soul.’

7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Lounge, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 30, 1979

We close out today’s Tuesday Bluesday programming with a guy who left us much too soon. Stevie Ray Vaughan was, without a doubt, one of the greatest masters of blues guitar and one dominant presence on stage. See for yourself tonight.

Tuesday Bluesday generally brings out a lot of listeners, but we’re not concerned with numbers here because this is a labor of musical love. We do not charge for you to listen…no ‘subscription’ required here. That means you never have to divulge your personal information or give us a credit card number. There are things you can’t do here, like build personal playlists but, then again, that was never what radio was about anyway. When we were kids, radio was about anxiously waiting for the next song and not knowing what it was going to be. That’s what you’ve got here.

It’s Saturday in The Lounge With Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, The Final Airing of “Aftermath” and LIVE DEAD! Bringing Up the Rear, August 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists, and welcome to another Saturday here in The Memaid Lounge where we put the women of music squarely in charge of today’s festivities.

The Women of Music rule The Mermaid Lounge today!

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

Today we put the women of music squarely in the spotlight here in The Mermaid Lounge, and they never disappoint. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Valerie Carter, Nicolette Larson, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Aftermath by The Rolling Stones FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell to this Stones gem this evening, as we prepare to give you a brand new album for next week. It’s already lined up and ready to go. It debuts tomorrow morning.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, San Francisco, October 22, 1978

We have a repeat performance, but we haven’t aired this one since January 2021, so it’s virtually brandy new. And what does it matter anyway? It’s The Dead. The worlds ultimate jam and road band.

Before, in between, and after we have that great wide Open Stream running non-stop 24/7 at no charge to the listening public. We do this for the music, not the money. We accept no advertising, so we don’t pass that capitalistic chatter on to you. It’s all music, all day and night.