My Favorite Heartbreaker Live Performances, The Final Airing of our AOW, The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Avalon, and Live Dead Later, Saturday, December 12, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are on our usual chock full Saturday, and it’s all good, as they say these days. Personally, I prefer, “It’s fucking mint.”

Yeah, baby. There is nobody like The Heartbreakers live and in person.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Deb’s Stream: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live UPDATED!

This isn’t a new playlist, but it has been updated over the past week, and we haven’t heard live Heartbreakers in a while, mostly because I try not to show favoritism when it comes to them, The Beatles, and Linda Ronstadt. It’s a struggle. Here we have my absolute favorite Heartbreaker live performances, and we’re simply not done yet. There will be other iterations of this playlist down the road.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Eli and The Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro

This is your last chance to hear this great album this week. Tomorrow, we move on to a new selection. Don’t mess this up, people.

7:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, April 6, 1969 NEW!

This is the perfect early evening performance by the Gram Parsons version of the Flying Burrito Brothers. This was actually the opening act for The Grateful Dead that evening. We have this weeks’ Live Dead coming up a bit later!

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, California, April 22, 1986 NEW!

It’s our Saturday night constitution here in The Mermaid Lounge. This week’s Live Dead is from the Berkeley Community Center.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. That’s what I’d be doing if I had my choice. But alas, I don’t. I owe my soul to the company store. So, you enjoy yourselves on my behalf.

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Jackson Browne In The Spotlight, Our Album of The Week, and Our All About Blue Playlist, Thursday, December 10, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got an excellent line-up for you today, including a new Spotlight resident in Jackson Browne. We’ve also updated our All About Blue playlist!

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, one of the absolute best.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jackson Browne NEW!

There’s not much you can say about Jackson Browne other than the fact that he is one of the best songwriters to ever grace the airwaves. He has sold 18 million copies of his albums in the United States. His songs have been sung by Linda Ronstad, The Eagles, BonnieRaitt, and many others.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Eli and The Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro

Here’s another brilliant songwriter who has made others famous. But to hear Laura cover her own songs is a pleasure indeed.

7:00 p.m. All About Blue: Various Artists UPDATED & EXPANDED

I never realized how many songs had the word “blue” in it until I started researching this playlist. Hear The Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Fats Domino, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Jonathan Edwards, and more!

What are you all waiting for? Tune us in. You will not regret it.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday Here, We Have Our AOW This Afternoon, and Our Tribute to Lennon Later, December 8, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again in The Mermaid Lounge playing all the music that’s fit to hear. We cut our Tuesday Bluesday down a bit today to pay respects to John Lennon later.

John Lennon. ‘Nuff said.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks, August 30, 2012

This is a sweet little blues and blues rock band, led by blues singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her husband Derek Trucks. They were formed in 2010 and operate out of Jacksonville, Florida. They have released four studio and two live albums since then, with their 2012 album, Revelator, winning the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Eli and The Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro is one of those quiet superstars, known mostly for making other people famous with her brilliant songwriting skills. But to hear this woman sing her own songs? That’s the best.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

Forty years ago today, some fucking lunatic who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame gunned down one of the most brilliant rock musicians of all time, and a man who wanted nothing but to live in peace. Fuck you, Mark David Chapman. And John Lennon, you are now resting in peace. We miss you.

Tune us in, people. We’ve added the Russian Federation, Croatia, and Denmark to our listener list over the past week. Where the hell are all of you?

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It’s A Great Day When You Have Harris & Ronstadt Live On Stage Together, Laura Nyro Owns the Album of The Week, and The Band Closes Out The Programming, Sunday, December 6, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! This is my prototypical perfect programming day. The ladies dominate today, but we have The Band bringing up the rear later to close out the programming. (We do, however, return to Open Stream after; we are 24/7 baby; no interruptions.)

Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris together. Today, we have their Boston concert from 1999 on The Western Wall tour.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Eli and The Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro NEW!

Laura Nyro has made many people famous because she was such a fucking amazing songwriter. But when she sings her songs herself, it’s amazing. She has a special place in our hearts here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, Live at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA, on The Western Wall Tour, October 1, 1999 NEW!

It is not often that you have two amazingly talented singers on stage together. To say that they sound like angels is a phrase that is often over-used, but not in this case. The singing would be enough for me, but hearing them talk about the history of some of their songs and introducing their amazing band is an added bonus. This is the reason I spend so much time “finding” music out there. It’s a lot of work but, when you find something like this, it makes it all worthwhile.

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

The Beatles. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The Band. My big three. They started out as Bob Dylan’s back-up band. Then they managed to forge a musical career of their own that is unrivaled in many ways. Tonight we close out the programming by putting them In The Spotlight.

I don’t know what you’re waiting for. We have some people from Denmark and Norway who have been on for three days solid now. We’ve recently added listeners from Argentina and the Russian Federation. Maybe people here just take this shit for granted. I feel sorry for you. Your lives must be empty if you don’t listen to music. And if you’re still paying for this stuff, your wallets are also empty.

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“Homecoming” is Our Album of The Week, Laura Nyro is In The Spotlight, and The Psychedelic Express Rolls Through, Sunday, November 22, 2020

How are we this fine morning, Music Lovers? It’s Sunday, a day of rest. It’s the perfect day to tune in, turn on, and drop out. Who said that?

Laura Nyro, one of the most amazing songwriters of all time.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America NEW!

Here we go, everybody claiming this is a “surprise” pick for me. I remember in my younger days people being surprised that I liked much of America’s music. Hey, I’ve never been a head-banger. In fact, you don’t hear that stuff on this station, for the most part.

America is really good at what it does. Call it soft rock; call it whatever you want. But America has made some very creative music. The albums Homecoming, Hat Trick, and Hideaway have some incredible music on them. Tune it in today’s Album of The Week to see what we mean.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro’s contribution to popular music is undeniable. She’s a brilliant songwriter, having delivered Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, Eli’s Coming, and many other songs. Most have been hits for other people, but Laura Nyro singing them is something to behold. Today, we put her In The Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Some of the best mind-bending tunes on the planet from The Electric Prunes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and others!

10:00 p.m. Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s 2020 release about John F. Kennedy’s assassination was aired here when released, and added to the general rotation. Today, we will replay it at 10:00 p.m. on the 57th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.

Here’s what you’ve got to do: Tune us in. This is the easiest thing on the planet to do. Open a tab and click the link at the bottom of this blog entry. No lie. That’s all, folks. We’re not lying.

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The Band Live in Asbury Park, The All-Girl Revue Too, and REVOLVER Highlight Thursday, September 3, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a great line-up today from The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re firing on all cylinders right from the start!

the Band

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Band: Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976

The started as Bob Dylan’s back-up band, and the rest is history. The Band left us an amazing volume of just plain great fucking music, from their hits to their deep cuts. That’s why we love them here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Revolver by The Beatles

No matter who you talk to about Beatle albums, the consensus is that this was a vast turning point for the band from all perspectives.

7:00 p.m.     The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists   UPDATED!

We’re back with an updated version of The All-Girl Revue Too. Hear Norah Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Laura Nyro, Chi Coltrane, Etta James and more!

It’s a beauty of a day to give us a shot. So, don’t fuck this up.

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The Legend of Duane Allman, A Tribute to Fats Domino, and Our Album of the Week for Thursday, May 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is our fifth day of bright sunshine this week! What the hell is going on? I’ll tell you what. Great music going on here.

Fats Domino

Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

Learn more about this beautiful album by clicking on the photo in the sidebar of this blog.

3:00 p.m.    Skydog: The Legend of Duane Allman   NEW!

Duane Allman was the leader of the greatest Southern rock band on the planet, but he was also a most wanted man on guitar. He played guitar for many, including Boz Scaggs, Laura Nyro, Derek & The Dominos, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, and many others.

7:00 p.m.    Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists

Here we have another legend and rock n’roll pioneer. A New Orleans native, Antoine “Fats” Domino sold 65 million records during his career. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats had eleven top ten hits. He was quiet and humble, avoiding the limelight. This, no doubt, contributed to the fact that he is often overlooked.

Tune us in. You’ll hear stuff you aren’t going to hear anywhere else. I promise.

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Laura Nyro in the Spotlight, Little Feat “Live” in Boston, and Our New Album of The Week, Sunday, March 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a rainy Sunday here, and perfect for settling in and listening to non-stop music. Just whistle while you plot a revolution.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

This was Dan Fogelberg’s second studio album, released in October 1974, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m not one to listen to music critics, and albums like this make me happy that I don’t. He has a lot of really legit help here: Don Henley, Russ Kunkel, Al Perkins, Graham Nash, and Glenn Frey. Produced by Joe Walsh. Give it a listen.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Laura’s compositions have resulted in hits for many, like The Fifth Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Now, it’s her turn in the spotlight.

6:00 p.m.     Little Feat, Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA  NEW!

What can you say about Little Feat? I’ve seen these guys — in their Lowell George iteration — several times. They are untouchable. We’re working on some new live stuff beyond this as well for down the road a piece.

Don’t know what it’s doing there, but as long as you have a computer tab or a phone, there’s always time for music.

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The Beatles Live in Stockholm, Soul Music ’66, Laura Nyro in the Spotlight, “Hypnotic Eye” finale, and “Live” Dead, Saturday, December 28, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to the weekend, and what a great music weekend it will be.

Beatles-Live in Stockholm

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles: Live in Stockholm 1963

2:00 p.m.       Sweet Soul Music 1966: Various Artists

Hear Carla Thomas, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Joe Tex, The Temptations, Aaron Neville, and man others.

5:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This will be our final airing. A new album will be airing on Sunday.

10:00 p.m.     “Live” Dead: The Grateful Dead Live From the Mars Hotel (1974)

11:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Don’t forget to tune us in!

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Laura Nyro, Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon Tag Team, the Heartbreakers Live at Fenway, and Lennon in the Spotlight, Monday, October 21, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables. Welcome to Monday as we start to stretch out our musical choices.

Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

One of those great songwriters who put so many others on the map reminds us how good she sounds singing her own stuff.

2:00 p.m.      Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon: The Live Acoustic Set

5:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live At Fenway Park, Boston (2014)

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

Includes the original demo verison of Imagine.

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