Today We Are ‘Out In The Cold’, Listening to New ‘Live’ Neil Young, and Put Johnny Rivers In The Spotlight, Monday, December 27, 2021

Another Monday rolls around as we approach the end of this year, but we’ve got you covered musically, my friends with some vintage stuff today.

We’ve got some ‘live’ vintage Neil Young & Crazy Horse today!

Here’s your Monday, Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Out In The Cold: Various Artists

We kick it off with a great, multi-artist playlist all about the weather. We’ve got songs with references to the weather — inclement or otherwise — in the title or lyrics. Or both. You’ll hear Carole King, James Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Albert King, The Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, Martha & The Vandellas, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young (speak of the devil), Cream, Bill Withers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

3:00 p.m. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Live at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, October 22, 1978 NEW!

Great bands never die. Crazy Horse, for example. Young’s new album with Crazy Horse, Barn, is out now and will be our Album of The Week very soon. In the meantime, we’ve got a great, vintage live performance dating back to 1978 at the Cow Palace from the Cortez The Killer tour. It’s new to the station, so tune it in!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

We haven’t streamed this one in a while, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge consider Johnny Rivers an underrated musical entity. He was a hit machine during the sixties and seventies, and his live performances at the Whiskey are legendary. Today, we put him In the Spotlight where he belongs.

What better way to kick off a Monday? We’ve got great music coming your way, all totally free with no commercials and no chatty DJ’s to suck up all the air in the room. All you need is a tab and an index finger. Trust me.

Today We Ask ‘What’s In A Name?’ and Take You On A Flight to Copenhagen Aboard The Jefferson Airplane, Friday, October 8, 2021

Welcome to Friday here in The Mermaid Lounge. I was inspired last evening and updated our ‘What’s In A Name’ playlist. It is now officially an EP. Read on, Musicologists!

This evening we give you some live Jefferson Airplane!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. What’s In A Name: Various Artists UPDATED & EXPANDED!

These playlists are a blast to create. So, last night, as I was planning to simply program today’s musical events, I realized just how many great songs were left off this list! Before I knew it, it was our latest EP. You’ll hear Chi Coltrane, Tony Joe White, The Beatles, Three Dog Night, Laura Nyro, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Warren Zevon, The Allman Brothers Band, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, CSNY, The Association, Joni Mitchell, Donovan, Steve Winwood, Badfinger, The Kinks, Carly Simon, Steely Dan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Holly & The Crickets, and then some!

The complete set list for this particular EP will be on this blog under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

7:00 p.m. Jefferson Airplane Live at The Falconer Center, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 28, 1968

Take a trip back in time on Jefferson Airplane to Copenhagen for this great concert. We haven’t heard this one in a while. This seems like the perfect time to break it out.

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We Close The Work Week With Mudcrutch, Our ‘Out In The Cold’ Playlist, and A Lot of Open Stream, Friday, September 17, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re closing the work week with some great programming from Mudcrutch and our playlist of songs that talk about the weather.

Today we celebrate Tom Leadon’s birthday with some live Mudcrutch!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 2016

Yesterday was Tom Leadon’s birthday (center), so today we give you some great live Mudcrutch from the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. The added bonus is Stephen Stills joining them on stage.

7:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream! Out In The Cold: Various Artists

We’re back with a great playlist talking about the weather in the title or the lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Carole King, James Taylor, Albert King, The Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, The Allman Brothers Band, Martha & The Vandellas, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young, Cream, Bill Withers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

Before, between, and after The Music Mermaid is in charge cycling 27,000 great songs for your listening pleasure. We’re 24/7 and free of charge. Join your friends from around the world.

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It’s Saturday in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/23/2021

Good Morning, fellow music trivia buffs, and welcome to The Mermaid Lounge! We have today’s lesson all prepared for you. We guarantee you’ll impress your friends and family with your knowledge if you apply yourselves.

The Winter Dance Party Tour begins. But before it’s over, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper will die in a plane crash. Don McLean called it “the day the music died” in his hit American Pie.

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 23, 1959: The Winter Dance Party Tour began at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee. Before the 24-city tour is over, the headliners, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper will die in a plane crash.

January 23, 1964: The Temptations released The Way You Do The Things You Do, one of the best R & B songs ever, in my opinion.

January 23, 1965: Herman’s Hermits released Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.

Also on this day, Downtown made Petula Clark the first woman to have a #1 in the US since Vera Lynn in 1952. Of course, she’ll have many more here, but she is an old hand at this in the UK where she has been charting since 1954.

Beatles ’65 spent a third week at #1 on the Album charts.

January 23, 1966: Stevie Wonder played The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

January 23, 1967: Johnny Rivers, one of our favorites here, released Baby I Need Your Lovin’.

January 23, 1969: Alan Parsons (later of The Alan Parsons Project) engineered his first session at Apple Studios (as 2nd engineer to Glyn Johns) as The Beatles record one of their best ever, Get Back.

Elvis Presley records Suspicious Minds at American Sound, a small studio in Memphis. It is a huge comeback hit for The King, and it is also his final #1 hit in America.

January 23, 1970: Judy Collins is denied the opportunity to sing her testimony at the infamous Chicago 7 trial.

January 23, 1971: George Harrison is the first ex-Beatle to hit #1 on the UK charts with My Sweet Lord.

Also on this day, Gladys Knight & The Pips recached #1 on the R & B charts with If I Were Your Woman. This band never got the recognition it deserved, in my opinion, and Gladys Knight was a powerhouse of a singer.

January 23, 1973: While singing to a sell-out crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York, Neil Young is handed a message. He then announces that a peace accord had been reached in Vietnam. The crowd goes wild for 10 minutes. Here we are in 2020, and American imperialism continues on unabated and forgotten as we fucking argue over masks.

January 23, 1978: Terry Kath of Cbicago accidentally shoots himself in the head with a gun he believed was empty. He dies instantly, just eight days shy of his 32nd birthday. It also marks the death of Chicago, as far as I am concerned, as Peter Cetera leads them down the path of elevator music and renders them irrelevant.

Born On This Day

January 23, 1950: Danny Federici, keyboardist for the E Street Band, was born in Farmington, New Jersey.

January 23, 1950: Bill Cunningham, bassist for The Box Tops, was born in Memphis, Tennessee.

And that is all because we do not give a flying fuck about Mariah Carey or Justin Bieber. We will be back with our line-up soon!

Both The Foo Fighters and Marvin Gaye in The Spotlight, and Monterey Pop is Our Summer of Love Extravaganza on Friday, August 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got something for everybody today from The Mermaid Lounge, highlighted by the Monterey International Pop Festival!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The Foo Fighters

The Foos started as Dave Grohl’s one-man project after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of Nirvana. The rest, as they say, is legend.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Marvin Gaye    NEW!

Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Marvin Gaye helped shape the Motown sound, earning himself a string of hits along with the title,  The Prince of Motown. Today, we give him his due.

7:00 p.m.     The Best of The Summer of Love! The Monterey International Pop Festival  NEW!

Before Woodstock in 1969, there was the Monterey International Pop Festival held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California from June 16-18, 1967. The Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel, The Grateful Dead, The Mamas & The Papas and many others all graced the stage. It also marked the introduction of Otis Redding to the world.

Yeah, baby. This is a great music day to figure out what we’re all about. Join us. We’re free. Always. We’re about as outside the system as you can get. We’re perfect for you.

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Johnny Rivers in The Spotlight, James Brown Live at The House of Blues, and Our New Album of the Week on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to a fine Sunday. Rumor has it that it’ll be about sixty here and sunny. We’ll take that. We’ve got some great stuff on tap today!

 

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Album of The Week: On The Border, The Eagles   NEW!

On The Border is the third studio album by The Eagles. On this album, they wanted to go for more of a rock feel, as opposed to their usual country rock offerings. They added Don Felder for this purpose. Some critics panned the album, but I never listen to music critics anyway (just like I don’t listen to sports radio). This is one of my favorite albums of all time.

The stand-out song for me is My Man, written by Bernie Leadon for the late, great Gram Parsons, who died of a drug overdose in September of 1973. Both Leadon and Parsons were in pioneering country-rock band The Flying Burrito Brothers together.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

Talk about an underrated performer! This guy just made so much flat-out great music, and had fun doing it. We all had fun listening to Secret Agent Man, Memphis, and Summer Rain laying around with the famed transistor radio in the heat of the summer.

7:00 p.m.   James Brown Live at The House of  Blues!

The hardest working man in show biz is back!

Come and spend your Sunday with us. You won’t be sorry you did!

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Linda Ronstadt’s Historic Troubadour Performance, Our Album Of The Week, and Johnny Rivers in the Spotlight, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Take a trip with us in our magic swirling ship right down memory lane today as we celebrate a historic performance.

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Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who

For more detail on this album, simply click on the Album of the Week image in the sidebar!

2:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, March 17, 1976  NEW!

Forty-four years ago today, Linda Ronstadt gave a historic performance at the Troubadour in L.A. We have it for you here today!

Check the setlist for this performance in the Playlist section. Scroll to the bottom!

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

Speaking of troubadours, Johnny Rivers is one of the most underrated troubadours of his generation. But he’s a favorite of we folks at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Tune us in. You will love what you hear!

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Elvis in Nashville, The Outlaws Return, Johnny Rivers “Live” at the Whiskey, and a Little Jimmy Cliff on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are on Tuesday, the seventh day of the new year dusting off some of the archives!

Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi 
Sept 26, 1956 
© 1978 Roger MarshutzÑMPTV

Here’s your line-up!

11:00 a.m.     Elvis Presley in Music City: The 1956 Nashville Recordings

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Wanted! The Outlaws. by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser

5:00 p.m.      Johnny Rivers: Live at the Whiskey A-Go-Go

9:00 p.m.     Music From the Movie: The Harder They Come

It’s time to tune us in and see what real music is all about.

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Lucinda Williams Live; Rock, Blues & Ballads; Selections From the Concert for George, & Our Album of the Week, Sunday, December 29, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some Lucinda Williams, a new playlist called “Rock, Blues & Ballads,” and our  new Album of the Week.

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Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Ry Cooder’s Chicken Skin Music

Chicken Skin Music is Ry Cooder’s fifth studio album. It was released in 1976 on the Reprise label.

2:00 p.m.       Lucinda Williams: Live at Austin City Limits (1998)

5:00 p.m.      Rock, Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1: Various Artists

Hear James Taylor, Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Rivers, Donovan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and more!

Note: There is a song list up on the Playlist page. Please scroll to the bottom!

9:00 p.m.      Selections From The Concert For George

One year after his untimely death, George Harrison’s friends get together to celebrate his life and music. This was truly an epic event.

You don’t know what you’ve been missing until you tune us in!

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Johnny Rivers Live at the Whiskey, Jakob Dylan in the Spotlight, Petty’s “Live Anthology” Turns 10 & Strike Watch, Saturday, November 23, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got all new material to day, and you’re going to love it. Trust me. (Don’t I sound like a politician when I say that?)

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Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.    Johnny Rivers Live at the Whiskey A-Go-Go

When I was young, everyone who was anyone in music played the Whiskey and the Troubadour, and that included Johnny Rivers.

2:00 p.m.     Strike Watch with Adam Rice

5:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: Jakob Dylan & The Wallflowers

Jakob Dylan (yes, Bob’s boy) with and without his Wallflower mates.

9:00 p.m.     Deb’s IPod: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Most Memorable Live Performances

Today, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Live Anthology, so it’s only fitting that I get to choose my most memorable live Heartbreaker performances.

11:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Paul Simon’s Graceland

Our final airing of Graceland. We will choose a new album on Sunday!

Tune in. You won’t regret it. I promise.

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