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