We’ve Made It To Friday With Our Brand New TLA Playlist, and Etta James In the Spotlight Later, June 11, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s finally Friday! Of course, if you are a retail slave, you’ll know that work never ends. Because in the eyes of most people, their freedom has finally been returned in the name of capitalism. I, personally, equate the lifting of the blue laws here as slavery. Nevertheless, we have some excellent music for you today.

We put Etta james In The Spotlight later today.

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. True Love Always: Various Artists NEW!

Earlier in the week, we offered up our Nothing But Heartbreak playlist, so it’s only fair that we create one for the true believers in true love. Today we have a few hours of some of the greatest love songs ever made in the annals rock n’ roll. Enjoy your delusional selves.

You’ll hear Maria Muldaur, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Tom Petty & The Heatbreakers, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Mudcrutch, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Warren Zevon, The Beach Boys, Guy Clark, Tom Rush and more!

The set list will be posted under the Playlist tab before air time. Check it out.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Etta James

We haven’t heard from the sublime Etta James for a while. As I was going down our playlists last night, it struck me that this would be a perfect day. So, here you have Etta James In the Spotlight, where she certainly deserves to be.

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Today It’s The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, The All-Girl Revue #4, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, June 10, 2021

Here we go! We’re past the hump and heading for the end of the week. We’ve got a great line-up for you guys today here in The Mermaid Lounge, starting with one of our House Bands!

Here’s today’s line-up:

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

We work really hard to make sure we don’t compete with Tom Petty Radio. It’s really hard not to overplay these guys, but we think we keep it in control pretty well. (We have the same problem with The Beatles and Linda Ronstadt.)

This entry is totally subjective. There are no experts. Some of my Petty fan friends and I came up with this list. These are the songs that we think are the best that they’ve done on stage, and we confess that there is one entry in here from Mudcrutch that could not be denied a place on this list. What we’ve got here is a playlist of just over two hours of the best damned live stuff we’ve ever heard from one of the most amazing live bands ever.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

We’re winding down on this week’s album. This is the next to last airing, with the final coming sometime Saturday. Get it in while you can because there will be a brand new album come Sunday when you roll yourselves out of bed.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists

We have five of these now, and we haven’t heard volume four for a while, so this is a good time to get it in. You’ll hear Carly Simon, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, The Shirelles, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, and more!

Blah. Blah. Blah. Here’s where we go into the hard sell, if that’s what you want to call it. We don’t make a dime on this radio station. In fact, it’s paid out of my pocket. It’s truly a labor of love. I’m sharing my personal music collection, which is quite substantial. (I’m pretty old and have been listening to and buying music forever, so it should be.) It’s what we call a labor of love that runs 24/7 and asks for nothing in return…except, of course, that you tune us in.

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It’s a Busy Saturday With Linda Ronstadt ‘Live’ in LA, Marvin Gaye In the Spotlight, LIVE DEAD, and the Final Airing of ‘Exodus’ On June 5, 2021

Good Morning, Rockologists! It’s another fine, frenzied Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got a bunch of great stuff sprinkled amidst all that great Open Stream! Tune in!

Linda Ronstadt is live at The Universal Amphitheatre

Here’s your Saturday programming:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, October 3, 1977

This was the eleventh consecutive night for Ronstadt’s Simple Dreams tour back in ’77, added due to continued ticket demand. She was riding high in those day. I saw the tour in Boston and upstate New York, only two of the forty I would see her perform during her career.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers

This will be the final airing of Exodus as our Album of The Week. When you roll your butt out of bed tomorrow morning, we’ll have a brand new album in focus.

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

Despite his many personal problems, Marvin Gaye was a musical marvel who was instrumental in shaping the Motown sound, first as a studio musician, then as a major artist with a string of hits. Because of this, he was often called The Prince of Motown. We put him In the Spotlight today.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Thelma Theatre, Los Angeles, December 12, 1969 NEW!

We go waaaaay back in time for this one, kids! Another performance by the ultimate jam band.

As I say every day: This is a great day to tune us in. Because every day is a great day to tune us in. No lie. We’re free. We do not accept advertising so there’s no untimely interruptions, and our DJ’s are practically mute.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO In the Spotlight, Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, and Songs About Location, Location, Location, Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s going to be steamy hot here today, but in The Mermaid Lounge we’ve got nothing but coolness going as we launch a brand new playlist this evening.

The Mothership hovers arouond 11:00 a.m. this morning!

Here’s your mid-week line-up!

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Electric Light Orchestra

It has been a long time between airings for this playlist, so we are more than overdue for some of Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Before Jeff Lynne (and after, actually) was a Wilbury and a producer of Tom Petty’s albums, he was the front man for a band called The Move (we will play some material from them later this week), and ELO. We put his time with ELO In The Spotlight today.

3:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live in ’75: The Rolling Thunder Revue

We continue our celebration of the birthday boy’s 80th year with a selection of Rolling Thunder Revue live music, vintage 1975. Later this week, we go back even further into the archives.

7:00 p.m. On The Map: Various Artists NEW!

They say location is everything, and we’re here to prove it with a playlist of songs with prime locations either in the title or in the lyrics. This is a fun one, and some of the musicians you’ll hear are Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Tom Rush, Glen Campbell, Creedence Clearwater Revival, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, The Grateful Dead, and The Beatles.

The playlist will be up under the Playlist tab before 7:00 p.m. All you have to do is scroll down to the bottom!

We’ve got new music today, so that’s always a good day to give us a shot. I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Join your friends from around the globe for some 24/7 totally free, outside-the-capitalist system music. You won’t regret it.

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We’ve Got Linda Ronstadt Singing With Her Friends, and Bob Marley’s Final Live Performance Ever, Friday, May 21, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists, one and all! We’ve got a lot of Open Stream today punctuated with two legends. It’s Friday, and we give you plenty of wildly rotating music before our heavier Saturday programming!

Linda Ronstadt has made lots of friends during her career. Today they drop by to sing with her.

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets and More

Everyone wanted to sing with Linda Ronstadt back in the day, and she once openly stated she’d rather be part of a girl’s band than a solo artist. That didn’t stop her from being the Queen of Rock throughout the seventies and beyond. Today, we give you a Ronstadt collection where she sings with those friends, John David Souther, Jackson Browne, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Emmylou Harris, Wendy Waldman, Hoyt Axton, Maria Muldaur, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Live at The Stanley Theatre, Philadelphia, September 23, 1980

Tonight, it’s The Legend live at The Stanley Theatre at what would be his final live performance ever before his untimely death.

We’ll say it again: We’re 24/7 and totally free. We don’t ask for credit cards or personal information, we don’t run advertising because we don’t accept it, and we aren’t making a dime on this. It’s what we call a labor of love. All we ask is that you tune us in.

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We Debut “Willy & The Poor Boys” as Our Album of The Week Before Turning It Over To The Women of Music, Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday, as you know, is our long-playlist day and it’s the ladies’ turn today. But before that, we debut Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Willy & The Poor Boys as our Album of The Week.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Willy & The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival NEW!

The year 1969 was certainly a prolific one for Creedence. Willy & The Poor Boys was the third and final album (and their fourth overall) released that year, coming on the heels of Green River, another fine album. (Cosmo’s Factory was the other release.)

Today we give you the 40th anniversary edition of the album because it has a couple of live versions thrown in along with the great Down On The Corner jam with the incomparable Booker T & The MGs, who also appear throughout the album.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

After CCR, we turn it over to the women of rock, who still get the short end of the stick to this day. After her many years of contribution to music, Carole King just this year made it into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, as we induct rappers into a HOF that is supposed to be about rock n’ roll, not rap. Pisses me off. Aside from Carole King, you’ll hear Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Nicolette Larson, Maria Muldaur, Wendy Waldman, Eva Cassidy, Valerie Carter, and many, many more. If you’re a misogynist, this is definitely not your venue. We are honoring our commitment to highlighting the ladies.

A great day indeed to click on the link below and kick back. It’s Sunday, a day of rest, and we’ve got some great music here for you today.

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It’s Saturday With The Flying Burrito Brothers, Booker T & The MGs, LIVE DEAD, and Our Album of The Week, May 15, 2021

Welcome to our usual raucus Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge. While I entertain the entitled consumer masses, The Music Mermaid will be seeing to your listening pleasure. We’ve got our usual great Saturday line-up.

Booker T & The MGs, the Stax Records house band, were a force. We’ve got them In the Spotlight this evening!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Palomino, Hollywood, CA, June 8, 1969 NEW!

We love this band here in The Mermaid Lounge, and this particular live recording is new to us here. Gram Parsons didn’t live long enough to really reach his potential, but we believe it was limitless and that he left us a great musical legacy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III FINAL AIRING!

We say farewell to this album after today’s airing, the final Stone Poneys album before Linda Ronstadt launches into her meteoric career and her decade reign as the Queen of Rock. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album for you.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: Booker T & The MGs

Yes, they were the Stax Records house band, but they were so much more than that. They were a force in the music world and, once you pay attention to them, it’s easy to see why Tom Petty and his bandmates were so smitten with them.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountainview, CA, June 21, 1989 NEW!

Another new offering from the ultimate jam band here. We aired a previous Dead show several months ago from this venue, but this one is brandy new. Enjoy.

I can hear the birds outside my window this morning, the sun is already up, and our friends from Europe, Asia and beyond are already tuned in. Why don’t you join them? We’re not-for-profit. we accept no advertising to clog up your listening pleasure with a hard sell from our sponsors (we don’t have any), and we don’t employ chatty DJs who talk endlessly about inane subjects. We just play music and toss in a few station ID comments a day. And oh, by the way, we play music nobody else plays all day long. That’s it. Today should be the day.

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Thursday is Our Open Stream Day Until Our Album of The Week Later, May 13, 2021

Good Morning, Listeners! Today is a totally Open Stream day here in The Mermaid Lounge right up until early evening, when we air our latest Album of The Week.

Here’s today’s line up!

All Day Open Stream: The Music Mermaid

The Music Mermaid is in charge all day today, rotating our 27,000 song catalogue and, perhaps, tossing in a playlist or two. Perhaps. It’s entirely in her ocean today.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III

This is our second to last airing of this album, The Stone Poneys’ the third and final studio effort released in 1968 before Linda Ronstadt strikes out on her own to become the Queen of Rock for the next decade.

If you want a flavor of what we’re all about, this would be a good day to listen in. We have a huge music catalogue to offer and we’re not-for-profit. Ever. We ask no personal information, require no subscription, and don’t give a shit about your credit card number. We only want your ears.

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At Midweek, We Offer CSNY Live at Wembley Stadium, and The Ballads of Linda Ronstadt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Welcome to Wednesday in The Mermaid Lounge! We have new live music from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young today along with the ever-wonderful vocals of Linda Ronstadt.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, one of our favorite supergroups.

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Live at Wembley Stadium, London, November 14, 1974 NEW!

These guys made some of the best music ever. And although the Wilburys remain our absolute favorite supergroup ever, they are pretty close at number two without question. This is a new playlist for us. We hope you enjoy it.

5:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt: The Ballads

Nobody sings them better than Ronstadt, from our perspective. Today we go back to a favorite playlist we haven’t aired for quite some time.

We’re almost over the hump, folks. Today, we have some great music interspersed among the 27,000 rotating Open Stream songs we offer on a daily basis. Give us a shot.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers & Eric Clapton, Blues Louisiana Style, and Our Album of The Week, May 11, 2021

It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got a great line-up in store for you sprinkled in with all that Open Stream.

Today’s Tuesday Bluesday features The Allman Brothers Band with special guest Eric Clapton at The Beacon, 2009

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 19, 2009

Does it get any better than this? We’re not quite sure about that. We have what I consider to be the best damned Southern rock/blues band on stage with one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. I would have loved to be in attendance. This is the next best thing.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III

From the blues to a bit of folk interlude here. The final album from Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys was released in 1968. The following year, she would launch her solo career.

7:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume Two: Various Artists

Louisiana has contributed mightily to the history of blues music with Dr. John, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, Slim Harpo, Snooks Eaglin, Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and many more. You can hear them here this evening.

Step out of your comfort zone and give us a shot. Hell, this is a labor of musical love. We sure ain’t makin’ money doing this, I promise. And you won’t have to give us a credit card number or provide any personal information.

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