Monday Rolls Around Again With Two Multi-Artist Streams and Bonnie Raitt Live In Studio, August 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Monday in The Mermaid Lounge (ho hum). It’s hot. It’s sticky. And it’s ugly out there. But it’s very cool here in the lounge.

We’ve got some vintage Bonnie for you today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Good Luck, Bad Luck, Dumb Luck

Good luck has never been my specialty, especially in the love department. At my advanced age, I don’t even mess with that shit anymore. But I digress. Here we have others whose luck has sometimes been good, sometimes been bad, and sometimes has been just pure dumb luck. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Eagles, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Jethro Tull, Fats Domino, The Wallflowers, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and more.

3:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt Live In-Studio: The Wonderland Tape, August 5, 1977

Enjoy this young Bonnie Raitt selection. Some of this was used for broadcast on Dutch TV. Joining Bonnie on stage was Freebo on bass and tuba, Will McFarlane on guitar, Marty Grebbs on keys and sax, and Dennis Whitted on drums. Bonnie is on vocals and slide, as always.

7:00 p.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists

As they say, nighttime is the right time, and these artists prove it. We take you right up to the witching hour with The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Van Morrison, The Animals, The Band, Tom Petty, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Kinks, The Electric Prunes, Phoebe Snow, The Ronettes, John Cougar Mellencamp, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Sam Cooke, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Poco and more.

Join us. You won’t regret it for one musical moment. We promise.

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It’s Sunday Here in The Mermaid Lounge With Our Extended ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ Playlist and a Grrrrreat New Album of The Week, August 8, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! You know how we feel about the ladies of music here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today we have a special treat for you all.

We have some great blues for you today with three very special women…all of them part of our standard rotation

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sing It! by Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas and Tracy Nelson NEW!

I’m really excited to offer this album up this week. I could write a review of this, but I actually found one that’s perfect from the Louisiana Music Factory site, so here it is:

Why settle for one great female vocalist when you can get three, especially when they’re stylish soul diva Irma Thomas, Tracy “Mother Earth” Nelson, and swamp rocker (and roller) Marcia Ball. The talented trio take the Sing It! title seriously, belting all hues of blues with satisfying sass and sincerity. Backed by a fine and funky band of Memphis-soul stalwarts and New Orleans session stars, the ladies shine both individually and as a team. Thomas, the longtime “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” struts her stuff on the Bobby “Blue” Bland classic “Yield Not to Temptation,” while Ball puts some patented bayou boogie, powered by her slinky piano lines, into her spotlight songs. Nelson repeatedly stops the show with her enormous, wraparound voice, transforming tunes like “In Tears” from simple country-flavored ballads into cathartic emotional experiences. But it’s the combined voices that makes the session so special, and the title track, a soulfully scintillating second-line anthem, is the most enjoyable example of the vocal virtuosity of these women. It’s a quintessential New Orleans celebration of singing, well worth the purchase price by itself, and it, like the entire album, also serves as an excellent sampler of the multiple talents of the superb song stylists involved.”

3:00 p.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

Don’t let the title fool you. It’s a great playlist combining real country and country rock legends. (That means no bad pop bands with fiddles, as Mr. Petty referred to them.) You’ll hear Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, The Eagles, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Asleep At The Wheel, The Band, Pure Prairie League, Jerry Jeff Walker and many more.

It’s Sunday, and that means a day of rest. Seriously. No stress here. No subscription required. No credit card number required. And no personal information requested. Evah. And did I mention we run 24/7 uninterrupted by commercials?

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The Last Day of the Month Brings Our Extended Travelin’ Playlist, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and Live Dead Later, Saturday, July 31, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists and road warriors everywhere. Today we bring you our extended, multi-artist Travelin’ Fever playlist, the final airing of Chrissie Hynde’s great new album, and Live Dead later this evening.

Today we have our four-hour, multi-artist Travelin’ Fever playlist.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: Travelin’ Fever, Various Artists

The road is always a popular music topic, and this extended playlist provides ample evidence of that. You’ll hear more than four hours of uninterrupted music from The Doors, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Tom Rush, The Box Tops, Canned Heat, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, J.J. Cale, Del Shannon, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Guy Clark, Asleep At The Wheel, The Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many others.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Standing In The Doorway by Chrissie Hynde FINAL AIRING!

If you haven’t heard this masterpiece yet, this is your last chance to hear it here. Chrissie Hynde delivers what we consider to be the album of the year with her covers of lesser-known, underappreciated Bob Dylan songs. She did this during lockdown using cell phone technology. Not to be missed.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, July 19, 1974 NEW!

Another great live performance from The Dead, the world’s ultimate jam band! This one is live from the Selland Arena in Fresno.

This would be an excellent day to tune us in. In fact, they all are. We’ve got Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, France, the UK, Spain, Portugal and points beyond all on this morning. Why don’t you join them?

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Jerry Jeff Walker is in The Spotlight, Open Stream Afternoon, and Echoes From the Canyon Later, Friday, November 6, 2020

Good Morning, Escape Artists! Listen, this (s)election process is a fucking bust all the way around. You need to be here listening to great music with no (s)election updates. None. We’ve only got great music to offer you.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young with Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Jerry Jeff Walker NEW!

Jerry Jeff Walker originated the idea of the ‘country music outlaw’ back in the day, and he lived it. He made some really great music, and he was just a blast to see in concert. I saw him a couple of times, the most memorable was when he opened for Little Feat at the old Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge. A splended time was had by all that evening.

Afternoon Open Stream with Three-in-a-Row Interludes

Enjoy your afternoon with a bunch of our new Three-in-a-Row interludes thrown in. We’re not like any other station out there. We’re circulating 26,000 songs at present. No favorites. No weighting the playlist. At work, we listen to an open 60s music station all day. It’s great. But it’s essentially the same playlist every day. That’s not us.

7:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

The Laurel Canyon music scene is the stuff legends are born from. When you get that many talented people together in one place, it’s legendary status is almost guaranteed. Hear Neil Young, The Mamas & The Papas, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne and many others.

Every day is a good day to tune us in. We have folks in Europe that keep us going for days on end. They know a good thing when they hear it.

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Brand New Soul Queens Playlist, the Kinks in the Spotlight; Rock, Blues & Ballads, and Dylan’s “Desire”

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is an early post because I’m opening up the Salt Mines. We have a brand new playlist on tap right off the top today.

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Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:

11:00 a.m.     The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists

Irma Thomas (pictured), The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Ann Peebles, The Shirelles, and more.

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of The Kinks

9:00 p.m.       Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1: Various Artists

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Echoes From the Canyon, Our Weekly “Live Dead,” Final Airing of our Album of the Week, and Happy 70th to Mike Campbell on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The big news is that we celebrate the 70th birthday today of Tom Petty’s sidekick, Mike Campbell. And we celebrate in style with a great play list.

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night For Singin’ by Jerry Jeff Walker

We bid a fond farewell to this Jerry Jeff Walker gem. Tomorrow we choose a new album.

2:00 p.m.      Echoes From the Canyon: Various Artists

The birth of the California sound we’ve come to know and love.

6:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & Mike Campbell: The Heartbreakers’ Dynamic Duo

Today we pay tribute to Mike Campbell on his 70th birthday, a very important cog in the Heartbreakers’ wheel. Not only was he Tom Petty’s songwriting partner, but he’s one of the best damned guitarists in the history of rock music. And he is about to release his first album with The Dirty Knobs in March. We’ll be all over that one.

10:00 p.m.    Our Weekly “Live Dead” Episode: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32

Tune us in. You will not regret it. I swear.

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A Visit From Jerry Jeff Walker Surrounded by Wide Open Streaming on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! As we prepare for our New Orleans Mardi Gras extravaganza here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, we have a day of Open Stream!

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Of course, we do have a visit from Jerry Jeff Walker and our Album of the Week:

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Jerry Jeff Walker’s It’s a Good Night For Singin’

I promise you, if you tune us in, it’ll be a good day for singin’ too.

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Janis, The Sweet Soul Sound, Our Album of the Week, and Shawn Colvin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! After a day of open stream, we have some excellent musical programming for you all.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Janis Joplin Live at Winterland (1968)

2:00 p.m.     That Sweet Soul Sound

The Temptations, Ann Peebles, Fats Domino, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, The Staple Singers, and many others are highlighted in nearly two solid hours of soulful music.

5:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night for Singin’ by Jerry Jeff Walker

9:00 p.m.     In The Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin

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Under the Influence, Bonnie Raitt Live in Oakland, Bob Dylan Live at Budokan & Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, January 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some Sunday funday playlists to day, including some great live entries from Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan/

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11:00 a.m.      Album of the Week: It’s a Good Night for Singin’, Jerry Jeff Walker

Jerry Jeff Walker is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for writing Mr. Bojangles, but he has had a long and productive career. It’s a Good Night for Singin’ is probably his finest album (in my humble opinion), and Very Short Time is just a great little song that is impossible to dismiss.

True story, and my friend George who is out here from Palm Springs was actually with me that night. We saw Little Feat at the Harvard Square Theater. I can’t even remember when it was, but it was a loooong time ago. Jerry Jeff Walker was the opening act, and he did not disappoint. He was a blast. It was truly one of the best concerts I’ve seen in my life and, yes, we were probably wasted.

Life goes on.

2:00 p.m.       Under the Influence: Various Artists

You know how those music types are. They’re always under the influence. Some is legal. Some is not.

5:00 p.m.       Bonnie Raitt Live at The Oakland Coliseum (1989)

9:00 p.m.       Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

Roll yourself a fatty and tune us in. No, seriously.

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We’ve Added Some Great, New Music to the Rotation!

We’ve been busy over the past couple of weeks, sourcing and adding new music to the standard #BecomeUngovernable Radio rotation. We currently have about 20,000 songs rotating, with about 30K in the cue waiting.

Some of the new additions include Pink Floyd, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Dillard & Clark, Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, Sam & Dave, The Undertakers, and Lesley Gore.

We have also added a couple of new Grateful Dead gigs for our Saturday night “Live Dead” shows, and have added to the libraries of Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Jeff Walker and others.

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