We Keep It Simple on Tuesday Bluesday With Our Uninterrupted Blues Extravaganza and Bobbie Gentry With Our AOW Later, May 24, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists. Our ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues’ EP is back, and it’s our major musical programming feature of the day. Get on it.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and B.B. King is just one of the blues greats you’ll hear today!

Here’s your programming:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

It’s just over five hours of uninterrupted blues music from B. B. King (and his sidekick, Lucille), Delbert McClinton, 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, The Robert Cray Band, J.J. Cale, Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Delta Sweete by Bobbie Gentry

This is the second airing of this week’s AOW, Bobbie Gentry’s ambitious concept album about life growing up in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. In truth, Bobbie Gentry didn’t want to sing. She wanted to write songs for other people and remain in the background. Her songwriting prowess is fully on show here, as is her sultry, bluesy voice.

We’ve got Chile, the Netherlands, the UK, Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Russian Federation, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and many points beyond already tuned in this morning. Why not join them?

It’s Saturday in The Lounge and We’ve Got ‘The Female Species’ EP, The Final Airing of Valerie Carter’s AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Later, May 7, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists and Deadheads alike! We’ve got our usual great Saturday in front of us today with a great EP on tap to start the day’s programming off.

We start our day with songs including the words women, ladies, and girls in the title, lyrics, or both!

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

It’s not an all-women’s music day. That’s coming up later this month. But this EP is music with the words, women, girls, ladies and other entreaties in the title, lyrics or both. Women have been inspiring music since the beginning of time. We’ve got some great stuff for you here today, good and bad, happy and sad, you’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes, Volume Two by Valerie Carter

This evening it’s the final airing of this great, new album from Valerie Carter, but listen up. In the very near future we’re planning a back-to-back airing of volumes one and two. Stay tuned. In the meantime, we’ll have a brand new album for you tomorrow!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA, October 10, 1982

Another new one from the Dead, this one from Palo Alto. No two shows are ever the same from these guys, even on the same tour.

It’s Saturday and the official beginning of the weekend for most people. (Some of us have to endure the general consuming public for one more day.) It’s a great day to kick back, tune in, turn on, and drop out as one famous hallucinogenic master said. Just do it.

We’ve Got Nearly An All-Brit Saturday With Our Great ‘British Are Coming’ EP, Dusty Springfield, and John Mayall! Then There’s LIVE DEAD! Later, March 26, 2022

Good Morning, Kids! It’s Grand Central Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we bring you a nearly All-Brit Saturday. Read on for details!

The British Invasion and beyond here today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

We celebrate The British Invasion (and beyond) today with our great EP. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Who, Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, The Zombies, The Hollies, Petula Clark, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Spencer Davis Group, and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Sun Is Shining Down by John Mayall FINAL AIRING!

Yes, it’s the final airing of our great Album of The Week by the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. He brought along some of his friends on this one. Tune it in to find out who. (I’ll give you just one hint. One guy used to play with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.)

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

The early evening brings us a real treat, as we put Dusty Springfield In the Spotlight. Dusty brought us her special brand of blue-eyed soul for nearly five decades, and she’s a Mermaid Lounge favorite for sure.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, New York, May 8, 1977

This is not a new performance, but a requested repeat. We’ve had a few people ask for this one over the past month or so. The last time we played it was back in 2020, so it’s like new. Many consider this to be the finest live Grateful Dead performance ever. I don’t know how you choose one out of the many they’ve had over the years, but here it is!

It’s Saturday and the first full day of the weekend. What could be better than adding some great music to the mix, free of charge, with no mouthy DJs and no commercial interruption? Come on. You know you want to.

We’re at Week’s End With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP and Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight, Friday, March 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We continue now with our celebration of Women’s History Month as we put Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight, but we kick it off early with our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP!

We start the day off with a visit to Laurel Canyon and some musical memories!

Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Laurel Canyon was a breeding ground for some of the biggest names in music for two generations. It started in the sixties with bands like The Doors, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and The Mamas and The Papas, John Mayall, and spilled over into the seventies with Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and many more. In addition to those artists, you’ll hear The Monkees, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Manassas, Bonnie Raitt, John David Souther, Canned Heat, Harry Nilsson, Carole King, James Taylor and more!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is one of those amazing singer-songwriters who has, somehow, flown under much of the radar out there for many years. She is best known for her 1998 Grammy Award-winning song, Sunny Came Home, but that’s not all she’s accomplished in her career. You can read more about Shawn Colvin right here. And best of all, if you don’t know much about her music, you can tune it in tonight and see for yourself.

Join your friends this morning. We’ve got listeners on from Chile, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Faroe Islands (they’re becoming regulars), Spain, Israel, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and France! We’re free. We accept no advertising, so there are no commercial interruptions, and we never ask you for personal information. What’s not to like?

Thursday Brings Joni Mitchell, Our AOW by John Mayall, and Bob Dylan’s Songs Sung by Everybody But Bob, March 24, 2022

Joni Mitchell is front and center today as we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month!

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, September 9, 1979

In 1979, Joni Mitchell took to the road on her Shadows & Light Tour, and she brought her dream band along with her: Jaco Pastorius on Bass, Pat Metheny on Lead Guitar, Don Alias on Drums, Lyle Mays on Keys, and Michael Brecker on Sax. The result was simply sublime.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Sun Is Shining Down by John Mayall

This is the next-to-last airing of this week’s great Album of The Week by the Godfather of British Blues. Saturday will be your final opportunity to hear it here. We’ll have a new selection by Sunday when you roll out of bed.

7:00 p.m. Everybody But Bob: Various Artists

There is no question that Bob Dylan is one of the greatest songwriters on the planet. He even won a Nobel Prize in Literature for his vast volume of work. But today we give you a new twist. Bob Dylan’s songs sung by everybody but…Bob Dylan. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joan Baez, Chrissie Hynde, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Waylon Jennings, The Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Hot Tuna, The Band, Tracy Nelson, Maria Muldaur, Fairport Convention, and more!

Join your friends from around the world this morning here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re on 24/7. The music literally never stops. And we’ve got plenty of music here with more than 27,000 songs in our general rotation. And while we do offer programming nearly every day (except on Open Stream days), most of our time is spent just streaming our collection. At no charge to you, of course.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Extended Blues Playlist, and John Mayall’s Album of the Week, March 22, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here and all of our programming on this fine sunny day is devoted to da blues!

We have five hours of uninterrupted blues music for you beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

Time for our monthly trip down what I like to call Blues Alley with our great extended playlist. You’ll hear the old and newer blues artists here, as well as those who pay homage to the blues, including Delbert McClinton, B. B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, Koko Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Long John Baldry, The Robert Cray Band, Howlin’ Wolf, Marcia Ball, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, Buddy Guy and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Sun Is Shining Down by John Mayall

What better way to follow up five hours of uninterrupted blues than with our new Album of The Week by John Mayall (along with some of his friends). He may have retired from the road in his 80th year, but we’re sure glad he’s still making music.

If you are into The Blues, this is definitely the place to be on a Tuesday. We are in the process of adding new blues music as we move ahead into spring and summer. Join us. It surely isn’t going to cost you anything. This morning, we’ve got Chile, Germany, the UK, Spain, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, Israel, Faroe Islands, Australia, and Austria tuned in. Get with it.

It’s a Laid Back Sunday Here With Our New AOW and our ‘Psychedelic Express’ EP Starting Mid-Afternoon, March 20, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great day on tap today with our brand new Album of The Week by John Mayall, and our trip aboard the ‘Psychedelic Express’ this afternoon!

‘The Psychedelic Express’ Leaves the Station Promptly at 3:00 p.m. EST today!

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Sun Is Shining Down by John Mayall NEW!

John Mayall finally gave up the road in his 80th year, but he didn’t say anything about retirement, and that’s a very good thing because this is a great album. He has assembled a great band here and has pulled in Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers to boot. The other very exciting guest is kick-ass violinist Scarlet Rivera, who I got to know from Bob Dylan’s Desire album, and his Rolling Thunder tour in ’75. I was so taken with her violin on Desire, that I went to see her live in concert back in the days of the Boston Music Hall.

3:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

All aboard, no tickets required. Just take a sit, and tune in, turn on, and drop out with Vanilla Fudge, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pink Floyd, Cream, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Chambers Brothers, Donovan, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Tommy James & The Shondells,, Traffic, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Burdon & War, Electric Light Orchestra, Canned Heat, Yes, Blind Faith, Doors, Country Joe & The Fish, and more!

And once again, before, in between and after we’ve got that wide Open Stream. Who knows what The Music Mermaid has up her sleeve. Tune us in and find out right now, because she’s currently in the driver’s seat!

We Spend Saturday With the Musicians of Laurel Canyon, Say Goodbye To “Meet The Beatles” and Hear LIVE DEAD! Later, February 26, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! We’ve got them on from all around the globe this morning, but our friends in Germany are far and away the most populous. We’ve got a great Saturday of programming lined up, so let’s not waste any time.

Today we spend time with the musical pioneers of the Laurel Canyon scene.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

For two generations of musicians (the 60s and 70s), Laurel Canyon was the place to be. It was a commune of creative activity, with all of these guys feeding off each other musically to create some of the most amazing sounds and songs in popular music history. You’ll hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, The Mamas & The Papas, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Neil Young, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, The Eagles, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and more! This is just about five hours of uninterrupted music.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Meet The Beatles by The Beatles FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell today to our Album of The Week, what I call the musical shot heard ’round the world. During his Musicares speech in 2017, Mr. Petty said when he heard The Beatles for the first time he had his eyes opened, like everybody else. We agree. Tomorrow, however, we will have a new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore East, New York, January 2, 1970 NEW!

We have featured several of The Dead’s road performances from the Fillmore West, but this is our first airing of a show from The Fillmore East, a venue that certainly doesn’t get as much attention as it’s West Coast counterpart, but a great venue that hosted some amazing acts as well. It was part of that cross-pollination project. This is another new soundboard recording. Enjoy.

Saturday is always a good day here in The Mermaid Lounge. This one is no exception. Hey, I have to serve the retail masses, but we’ve got you covered. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor retail will break our stride. The Music Mermaid is in charge, baby, and she’s on top of this shit. So, tune us in. You don’t need a subscription or a credit card or anything else. Just a computer.

Tuesday Bluesday Brings Our Great Extended Blues Playlist, and Our Second Airing of ‘Meet The Beatles,’ February 22, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Today we bring you our monthly trip to Blues Land with our great extended blues playlist, just a little over five hours of some of the greatest blues ever.

From Muddy Waters, to B.B. King, To Johnny Winter, and Paul Butterfield. We’ve got the blues today in the best of ways!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

Today we’ve got one of our most popular playlists for you as we deliver the blues from B.B King, Delbert McClnton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, John Mayall, James Cotton, J.J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Marcia Ball, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Susan Tedeschi, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Roomful of Blues, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Meet The Beatles by The Beatles

Today is the second airing of the musical shot heard round the world as the British Invasion came to America on February 7, 1964. The rest, as they say, is musical history.

Before, in between, and after our programming there is no silence. We run 24/7 with some of the best music on the planet and a definite devotion to rock n’ roll, folk, blues and rhythm & blues. You won’t hear rap, hip-hop, disco, or headbanging music here. We don’t have Joe Rogan either, thankfully. We are definitely not all things to all people. But, we are always free of charge. Here in The Mermaid Lounge, it’s all about the music.

We Open The Month With Tuesday Bluesday and John Mayall Live in the UK, While The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues, February 1, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We open the month of February with a Tuesday Bluesday, and we’ve got some new live John Mayall coming your way for starters.

John Mayall, the Godfather of The British Blues, has been wailing the blues for more than 50 years!

Here’s today’s blues programming:

11:00 a.m. John Mayall Live at The Leicester Square Theatre, London, November 1, 2010 NEW!

The Godfather of The British Blues has recently announced his retirement from the road in his 80th year, but today we’ve got a new live performance to give you from 2010 in the UK. The good news is that Mayall also just released a new album, The Sun is Shining Down, which will soon be our Album of The Week.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones

Today is the second airing of our latest Album of The Week, and it’s undoubtedly one of our favorites here in The Mermaid Lounge.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues

Tom Petty used to say he envisioned The Heartbreakers sitting around in chairs when they grew old and singing the blues. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite get there, but they sure did love and respect ‘da blues’ and made some great bluesy tunes along the way. We’ve got them here for you today to close out our blues programming.

If you’re a blues lover, Tuesdays here are a great day to tune us in. Although, frankly, we don’t mind telling you that every day is a great day to tune us in. And unlike Spotify, we don’t charge you to listen, require a subscription, or ask for your personal information…and we certainly don’t offer medical misinformation on our platform. What’s not to love?