Are you a believer in Friday the 13th’s bad juju? Well, we’ll help you kick out those vibes with some great music today.
Here’s your Friday the 13th line-up:
11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists
This playlist is about to go through a major update and become a long-player, but today we give you just over three hours of great music that came from friends who hung out in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood together and developed some of the best music on the planet. You will hear The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, John Mayall, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, The Beach Boys, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Monkees, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Jackson Browne and more!
7:00 p.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists
Tonight we have the music that inspired #BecomeUngovernable Radio (call it sixties protest music, if you will). You’ll hear T. Rex, Barry McGuire, Peter Tosh, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Animals, Country Joe & The Fish, Pink Floyd, Buffalo Springfield, The Band, The Beatles, Joan Baez, and more.
As always, it’s a great day to tune in a radio station that focuses on nothing but music 24/7 with no commercial interruption and at no cost to you, the listener. If there’s another source that offers the same, please, tell us about it.
Saturday is the busiest day we have here in The Mermaid Lounge, and today is no exception! We’ve got quite a line-up on tap for you all today, as I toil in the world of retail bullshit.
Here’s Saturday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Live at Rich Stadium, New York, July 4, 1986 NEW!
From the second leg of the infamous True Confessions tour. We’ve aired other shows from this tour in the past, but never this venue. According to Mike Campbell, it was playing with Bob Dylan that taught the band how to be spontaneous on stage and respond to what the audience wanted. If that’s the case, they learned their lesson well.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall FINALAIRING!
The final airing of Blues From Laurel Canyon is today, so make sure you’re on your tab at 3:00 p.m. When you wake up Sunday, there will be a brand new Album of The Week.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The (Young) Rascals
One of the finest bands ever to enter a recording studio right here. A Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure, and they are taking their place in the spotlight today.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Academy of Music, New York, March 26, 1972 NEW!
Another new show from the world’s premier jam band. This one comes from the Academy of Music in New York. Eventually we’ll have to start repeating shows, but not yet. There are still plenty to go, and every show is different…even on the same tour.
Saturday is always a great day to listen in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio. (I know I sound like a broken record.) We are totally free every single day, not just occasionally as we try to pick up listeners. There is no bait-and-switch. We ask for no personal information, no credit card, and no subscription. What are you waiting for?
To say that many songs have been written about the night would be an understatement, and we prove it with our latest long-player today. It kind of…kept going…and going. Until I got tired, that is.
Here’s your Friday musical shenanigans:
11:00 a.m. Here Comes The Night: Various Artists NEW!
This was one I couldn’t get out of my head. Songs with references to the night either in the titles or the lyrics. It was fun, but exhausting because it never wanted to end, and I’m sure I’ve missed some. But hey, that’s the way it goes.
You’ll hear B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Them, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, John Cougar Mellencamp, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, The Traveling Wilburys and many, many more.
We’ll have the set list up under the Playlist tab before air time! Just scroll to the bottom.
7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Garden, February 25-28, 2008
Here we have a great selection of songs from two musical legends recorded over three performances at Madison Square Garden in 2008. Unlike some, however, I personally consider Winwood the bigger talent here, but that’s me. He’s our guy here in The Mermaid Lounge.
Great day to listen in, particulary if you think that the night time is the right time. We are totally free; we ask no personal information; we seek no subscriptions; and we accept no advertising. It’s all about the music.
Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got some sweeeet programming lined up for today, including some “live” Amy Winehouse from Porchester Hall.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Amy Winehouse Live From Porchester Hall, London, March 8, 2007 NEW!
From our perspective, Amy Winehouse was a throwback, combining an eclectic mix of R & B, soul, and jazz, and delivering it all with a great contralto voice. We will soon be adding all of Amy’s music to our standard rotation, and are seeking out some additional live performances.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall
We are winding down on our current Album of The Week with our second to last airing. The final airing will be on Saturday. Don’t miss this great album, released just after the Bluesbreaker’s unfortunate demise.
7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume Three: Various Artists
This is the third and final piece of our Summer of Love Trifecta, with Jackie Wilson, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Buffalo Springfield, Donovan, The Bee Gees, Wilson Pickett, Vanilla Fudge, The Association, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Miracles, and more!
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Oh, wait. It’s not the weekend yet. But it’ll be here soon. In the meantime, you can still tune in our great radio station and enjoy the mix.
Gooooood Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another fine Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got the full magilla here for you today sprinkled in between all that great Open Stream!
Here’s today’s programming:
11:00 a.m. The Blues Project Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, September 1966
We’ve got The Blues Project recorded live between September 7-15 during an extended stint at The Matrix Club in San Francisco in 1966.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall
This is the second airing of this week’s selection (released in 1968), recorded just after the demise of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. This album adds to the Laurel Canyon musical legacy.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Stevie Ray Vaughan
What would Tuesday Bluesday be without Stevie Ray Vaughan? This playlist covers his career as a solo artist as well as his time with Double Trouble, and also includes both studio and live selections.
Great day to tune us in. (Don’t I say that every damned day?) But hey, I’m not lying. We’re totally free, uninterrupted by commercial endeavors, and we’re not going to ask you for any personal information. We don’t require a mandatory paid subscription. This is all about the music.
Good Morning, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. It’s time once again for our ‘Ladies Day Out’ extended playlist, and we’ve got a great new Album of The Week starting today.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall NEW!
Released in November 1968 after John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers disbanded, this album is yet another piece of Laurel Canyon music history. John Mayall wrote all the songs and plays harmonica, organ and guitar on the album. He is joined by a young Mick Taylor (guitar), Colin Allen (drums), and Stephen Thompson (bass). Peter Green of the original Fleetwood Mac (a blues band at its birth) plays guitar on one of the songs as well. There’s nothing like some British blues to kick-start your day.
3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists
The women of popular music still get the short end of the stick on the airwaves. Some of these radio stations think that Joan Jett and Blondie are the only women who ever made rock n’ roll. Pioneers like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, and others get absolutely no appreciable playtime that I can find anywhere, not even on the so-called “classic rock” channels.
We aim to change that here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We do not broadcast like traditional radio because we can’t afford to compete with those entities. We are an Internet radio station. But we have made a commitment to showcasing the women of rock n’ roll, soul, folk, blues, even cajun-zydeco (sorry, no rap here) in the hope that in some small way we can pay them respect. Our homage to the women who make music begins at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.
Tune us in. It’s hot as the blazes out there where I am today. But it’s nice and cool here in The Mermaid Lounge. The only thing hot in here is the music. And it runs 24/7 free of charge to everyone.
Good Morning, and welcome to December. The Shadow starts on Wednesday, but today we’ve got some Tuesday Bluesday music and Three-in-a Row’s lined up.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at The BBC (1965-1967)
Today we’ve got all the Bluesbreakers recordings done for the BBC between 1965 and 1967. We are always on the hunt for new music. We’ve got places to go that I’m not even sure how we’ve found, but we’re back on the hunt for some authentic blues again. In the meantime, there’s a reason why John Mayall is known as the Godfather of British Blues. You’ll see.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wreckless Abandon by The Dirty Knobs
A great debut album worth the wait in the midst of this pestilence. It is in today’s pipeline and also now in our general rotation.
7:00 p.m. Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA, October 20, 1987
This is a short little soundboard interlude here with Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck. This was originally a session to record a promo; what ensues here is what happened in between takes, apparently. There is reportedly a longer version of this out there somewhere. I’m determined to find it. In the meantime, enjoy this one.
The rest of the day is Open Stream with some Three-in-a-Rows tossed in for good measure. Enjoy your day!
Good Morning, Rock n’ Rollers! There’s never a day off at the College. We’re here as usual with with all the news that matters on this day in music history.
Here’s your message from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, and The Beatles continue to dominate:
November 29, 1963: The Beatles release I Want To Hold Your Hand in England. For the first time in music history, there were one million advance orders. It would spend seven weeks at #1.
November 29, 1966: The Beatles continue working on Strawberry Fields Forever by recording two more “takes” at Abbey Road Studios. They later remade the song, but the first minute from the final take on this day was remixed and used in the final version of the song.
November 29, 1966: Bob Dylan finished work on his John Wesley Harding album. He recruited Pete Drake to play some light pedal steel guitar, as he recorded the final two songs, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight and Down Along The Cove.
November 29, 1968: John Lennon released his first solo album called Unfinished Music.
Also as of this day, The Beatles sold 1.5 million copies of The White Album in the UK during the first week of its release.
November 29, 1969: The Beatles’ domination of music continues when the the double-sided monster hit Come Together/Something goes to #1. This is the band’s 18th number one hit. It is also a first for George Harrison. It is the first time he is the composer of an A-side hit.
Meanwhile, Creedence Clearwater Revival has a two-sided hit of its own climbing the charts with Down On The Corner/Fortunate Son.
Also on November 29, Abbey Road by the Beatles is on its fifth week at the top of the Album charts.
November 29, 1975: Red Octopus became the first #1 album for the Jefferson Starship — and it is their only worthwhile album thanks to the influence of Marty Balin. The fact that this band even used part of Jefferson Airplane’s name is a travesty. What the fuck was Grace Slick thinking?
November 29, 1980: Stevie Wonder spends a fifth week on top of the R & B charts with Master Blaster (Jammin’), his 13th number one hit on the charts.
Also on this day, Bruce Springsteen’s The River remained at #1 on the Album chart for a fourth week.
November 29, 1986: It was another good day for Bruce. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live 1975/1985 hits #1 on the Album charts.
November 29, 2001: George Harrison, the youngest Beatle, a ground-breaking solo artist, and a proud member of the Traveling Wilburys later in his career, left this earth at a friend’s home in Hollywood Hills, California after a long battle with lung cancer. He was just 58 years old. His wife Olivia and son Dhani were at his side. His final words were reported to be “Love one another.” We will celebrate George Harrison’s life in music today.
November 29, 2013: Dick Dodd, lead singer and drummer for The Standells of Dirty Water fame, died in Fountain Valley, California, also at the age of 58.
Born On This Day
November 29, 1933: John Mayall, the father of British blues, singer, songwrite and multi-instrumentalist for his Bluesbreakers, was born in Macclesfield, England.
November 29, 1940: Denny Doherty of The Mamas & The Papas was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
November 29, 1944: Felix Cavaliere, keyboardist with The Young Rascals and one of the greatest rock n’ roll singers in one of the best rock n’ roll bands on the planet, was born in Pelham, New York.
And that’s it for today. We will be back soon to tell you about today’s programming.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got that bluesy feeling today, so we made sure to include some choice selections for your auditory pleasure.
Here’s Sunday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Down in Bluesiana with Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Heart Like A Wheel, Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel is Linda Ronstadt’s 5th solo studio album, and is known as the album that put her on the map. It was released in November of 1974, and was the first to reach the top of the Billboard 100 and earned Ronstadt her first Grammy.
5:00 p.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at the BBC (2007)
9:00 p.m. Heart of Mine: Maria Muldaur sings the love songs of Bob Dylan
It’s Sunday. You should be chillin’ and enjoying the music at