More than five hours of uninterrupted blues with James Cotton, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Winter, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Koko Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Robert Cray Band, Roomful of Blues, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, and many more! Recently updated!
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Tonight, we have the second airing of this great album by two masters who, although meeting in 1974, took their sweet time making an album together. It was worth the wait.
Tune us in on this bluesy Tuesday. It’s too damned hot outside to do anything else but kick back and enjoy the tunes. And if you are working and have the space, all you need is a browser tab to give a listen.
Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another fine Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and it’s time once again for our long-playing blues playlist, Someting Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blues! We’ve also got our second airing of our Album of The Week.
We’ve got over four hours of uninterrupted blues to celebrate Tuesday Bluesday today. You’ll be hearing James Cotton, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Elmore James, The Rolling Stones, J. J. Cale, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Canned Heat, Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, and many more!
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Nothing But A Breeze by Jesse Winchester
It’s our second airing of Nothing But A Breeze for the week today. As we said at the beginning, Jesse Winchester is one of the most underrated and underappreciated singer-songwriters of his generation, but certainly not by his peers. His music has been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffet, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, and even Patti Page. You ought to get to know the guy.
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Good Morning, Bluesologists! Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got a great selection for you today.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York City, September 5, 1978
For reasons unknown to me, sometimes this guy is overlooked by blues music lovers (but not his peers, like Muddy Waters). He is never overlooked here in The Mermaid Lounge either, and today we feature him live at The Bottom Line.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Hotcakes by Carly Simon
The second airing of our Album of The Week, one of Carly Simon’s biggest sellers and for good reason. It’s definitely our favorite Carly Simon album here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.
7:00 p.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session, December 6, 1983
A great session recorded live at CHCH-TV Studios in Ontario, Canada, when Stevie Ray Vaughan was 29 years old, and Albert King was in his sixtieth year. Two masters at work.
Tuesday Bluesday is always a good day to tune us in, of course. But then again, any day of the week is a good day to avail yourself of our services. We are not-for-profit radio. Period. End of story.
We have more than four hours of great blues music from a lot of different artists, including the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, J.J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Ry Cooder, Elmore James, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band and many, many more.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists
Hank Williams Sr. is right up there at the forefront with the likes of Woody Guthrie, and his “fans” pay him tribute. Hear Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams III, Keb’ Mo’ and many more!
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It’s an odd day in the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge today. Aside from two entries, all of the events seem to have happened in 1968. It was, as Frank Sinatra said, a very good year musically. Devastating in others.
Here’s today’s lesson:
December 28, 1968: The Doors released Touch Me. Believe it or not, the song’s opening guitar riff was inspired by the opening of C’mon Marianne by The Four Seasons. I shit you not. (And I think that’s probably the only song I like by The Four Seasons, come to think of it.) Touch Me would peak at #3 in America.
These other musical events also happened on this day:
The Beatles’ ninth studio album, The Beatles (aka, The White Album), hits #1 in the US.
The Rolling Stones‘ Beggars Banquet debuts at #3 on the Album chart.
Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck and The Pretty Things appeared at the Flight to Lowlands Paradise II festival at the Margriethal-Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Marvin Gaye remained at #1 on the R & B chart with I Heard It Through The Grapevine. I’ll say it again, he remade Gladys Knight’s version, which was released in 1967. Hers also went to #1. I love Marvin, but the record needs to be set straight.
In what could be viewed as a dry run for Woodstock, Joni Mitchell, Three Dog Night, The Turtles, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Grass Roots, Chuck Berry, Steppenwolf, The Box Tops, Canned Heat, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Procol Harum, The Grateful Dead, Jose Feliciano, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and others performed at the Miami Pop Festival at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.
December 28, 1970: John Lennon released the song Mother.
December 28, 1983: Depressed by mounting debt and his personal problems, Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys drowned while diving near his boat in Marina Del Rey, California. Brian Wilson, dealing with his own issues, did not attend the funeral.
Born On This Day
December 28, 1914: Roebuck “Pops” Staples, songwriter/guitarist/singer for The Staple Singers (I’ll Take You There, Respect Yourself) was born in Winona, Mississippi.
December 28, 1938: Charlie Neville (The Neville Brothers) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
December 28, 1946: Edgar Winter, multi-instrumentalist, leader of The Edgar Winter Group, and younger brother of Johnny, was born in Beaumont, Texas.
December 28, 1948: Joseph “Ziggy” Modeliste, drummer for The Meters, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
And that is today’s lesson from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge!
Here we are, Blues Lovers! We’ve got a total blues and blues rock day lined up for you today. It’s amazing when something like this just kind of comes together without much planning!
Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978
Johnny Winter is an American blues singer and guitarist remembered mostly for his high-energy blues rock style and live performances throughout the sixties and seventies. He also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues great Muddy Waters.
4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin has long been known for its hard-driving blues rock style, so it’s only fitting that the Album of the Week falls on Tuesday Bluesday!
7:00 p.m. Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, Live at Lincoln Center, April 7-9, 2011
In 2011, blues guitarist Eric Clapton and jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis got together for a night of vintage blues. The songs were chosen by Clapton and arranged by Wynton Marsalis. They played with the orchestra from Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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Blues Lovers, we’ve got a great day on tap in The Mermaid Lounge. In between that great stream, we’ve got great blues programming.
This is your Thursday blues line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, August 20, 2012 NEW!
We have so much music still to add, but we were remiss in not putting Tedeschi-Trucks in before this. Blues Week was the perfect time to escalate our actions here, and we have. Today is our very first Tedeschi Trucks live performance and today they join the standard rotation.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King
No lie: I actually pulled this out of a hat because I couldn’t decide which one would be Album of The Week for Blues Week. I’m glad it was this one. You’re running out of time if you haven’t listened in! Our final airing will be Saturday.
7:00 p.m. Muddy Waters: The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981 NEW!
“Well, one of the best things is workin’ with Muddy.” – Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter answering questions about playing the blues.
Yeah, baby. Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter, one of the most underrated blues guitarists on the planet. Except here in The Mermaid Lounge. Muddy knew it. And so did many other blues guys. Today you get to hear it.
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We have da blues all week long here from The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve got an interesting selection for you today, to say the least.
Here’s today’s high-energy line-up:
11:00 a.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978
Johnny Winter was the real deal, but perhaps not in the traditional sense. He is known for his distinctive blues-rock style, and his live performances of the late 60s and the 70s are legendary. He also produced three Grammy award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Today we have him live at The Bottom Line.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King
If you missed the first airing on Sunday, here’s another opportunity to hear our Album of The Week.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The J. Geils Band
Some purists may turn their nose up at this selection, but that’s why I run the station. No matter what they tell you, this was Boston’s original party band, and they were once known as the J. Geils Blues Band before they made their crossover. No matter, they were the masters of blues rock, and when they were on stage, there was nobody like them.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables and Hippie Freaks! It’s Tuesday, and we’ve got a fantastic bit of programming for you today. It’s hotter than Hades here in the Boston area. Good day to stay in and enjoy.
Here’s today’s musical smogasbord:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Johnny Winter and Dr. John Live in Sweden (1987)
Two of my favorite bluesmen, live in one place at the same time. Love this shit.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Literally, one of the most bombastic debuts in rock music history. With one album, Jimi Hendrix went from struggling artist to gamechanger. His unique style would change the world of psychedelic rock forever.
7:00 p.m. The Best of the Summer of Love, Volume 1: Various Artists NEW!
The music released during 1967 was, literally, a cultural smorgasbord. It was musical nirvana from Haight-Ashbury all the way to my little street in Medford, where my friends and I lay in the driveway that summer with a transistor listening to WMEX. Back in the day, AM was king.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday here, and we’ve got new Johnny Winter to fit the bill.
Here’s your Tuesday line-up:
1:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg
4:00 p.m. Van Morrison: Live at the Capitol Theater, LA, October 6, 1979
7:00 p.m. Our Tuesday Bluesday Selection: Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978 NEW!
Johnny Winter’s entire life was dedicated to the blues. Although sometimes forgotten, his string of monster albums in the late sixties and early seventies established Winter as one of the most important figures in the blues genre.