Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a great programming line-up today in between all that open stream we run 24/7, including a smattering of Motown.
Here’s today’s tempting line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Take The Highway Live!
If you had the opportunity to see The Heartbreakers live, then you know how good they actually were. Their chemistry as a band was off the fucking charts. This live interlude was recorded live over two shows: November 23, 1991 at the Lawlor Events Center and the University of Nevada, and November 24 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat
Time is running down on our Album of the Week. We have one more airing after today before a new album is chosen. So, be sure to tune this in. It’s one of the finest performances by any band at any time in music history.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations NEW!
We’re building new playlists here all the time. This is one of them. Today we give The Temptations, a classic Motown band, their due here in The Mermaid Lounge.
We’re here 24/7, and we don’t know what it takes to get the people from the U.S. to join in, just like the rest of the revolution going on in the world. Everywhere except here. Perhaps you need to wake up on several levels.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again in The Mermaid Lounge and it’s another great day of music as ROCKTOBER moves along.
Here is your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, March 15, 1999
The Heartbreakers on a leg of their High Grass Dogs Tour.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The chemistry of this band is beyond amazing. They have it firing on all eight cylinders each and every outing. It’s Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge. There’s more where this came from.
5:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, April 30, 1976
The Legend and his bandmates, The Wailers, on their Rastaman Vibration Tour live from The Beacon.
8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat NEW!
Again, the most underrated band in rock music because they defy definition. Little Feat is an eclectic combination of rock and roll, blues, boogie, country, folk, soul, New Orleans R&B, and swamp music. Waiting for Columbus was recorded over seven live performances during 1977. The venues were The Rainbow Theatre in London, and George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Although I generally don’t give a shit what critics think, it should be duly noted that critics widely believe this is one of the finest live albums in music history. And for once, I agree with their position.
Let’s get with the program, America. Everyone else has. Tune us in. This is a great day to start.
Happy Monday, Slaves! We hope you enjoyed BLUES WEEK. We have some great programming coming up as we slide on into Petty month here in The Mermaid Lounge later this week.
Here’s Monday’s great line-up:
11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection, 1962-1966
We haven’t had any live Dylan here for a while, and we must remedy that situation. This is one of the best that we’ve been able to dig up from the vault. It’s a good one.
3:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, August 2, 1977
Perhaps the most underrated band in rock music history. Little Feat was impossible to pidgeonhole, a brilliant combination of the blues, country, rhythm & blues, and good old fashioned rock n’roll. I saw them a few times before Lowell George’s untimely death, and they never, ever disappointed.
7:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones From The Vault, Live at San Jose Arena, April 19-20, 1999
Mick and the boys tear it up in San Jose. Another band that has stood the test of time, and is still tearing it up on stage, people.
This is a good time to tune us in. In fact, any day and at any time, it’s a good day to tune us in because we run 24/7 without interruption. What are you waiting for?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to Sunday Funday, and it’s a good one today. We have Mr. Petty and his band, Little Feat, and Tom Rush on the schedule.
Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!
The Heartbreakers’ blues album is on tap this week. We chose this because Mojo was released ten years ago on June 15. The album was their 12th studio album, it was Petty’s first in eight years with the band, and the first with Ron Blair back full-time as bassist after the death of the beloved Howie Epstein. (Blair was one of the original founding members of the Heartbreakers; Howie Epstein took over when Blair left.) The album was recorded in Tom Petty’s studio, The Clubhouse and was largely recorded live in the studio without overdubs. This album offers 15 really great songs by a really great band.
2:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, August 2, 1977 NEW!
Little Feat is like Jello. There’s always room for Little Feat, one of the most amazing, fun, and enjoyable bands on the planet. I’m talking here about the original Little Feat with Lowell George mostly, although the post-George bands were respectable. I saw these guys a few times in my life, but the best show I ever saw was at the Harvard Square Theater, yet another lost venue, with Jerry Jeff Walker opening.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Tom Rush
Tom Rush’s contribution to music cannot be overstated and sometimes people forget him. His recording of Joni Mitchell’s music helped to briing her to the forefront. He was just not interested in star power. I saw this guy on February 8 of this year and he was amazing. He’s 79 years young and still on the road. A real troubadour.
Hey, once again, Europe and Asia has you all beat. They are all over this station. Where the fuck are you? Pull up a tab and turn us on. We’re free. It’ll improve your social media experience.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s the weekend once again, and we’re kicking it off with some great music.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan “In Session”
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, by Little Feat
The final airing of our album of the week. On Sunday, we will reveal the new choice.
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon
On December 14, 1980, 30,000 fans gathered outside of St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, while 100,000 attended a memorial in New York’s Central Park, after Yoko Ono calls on fans to observe ten minutes of silence for John Lennon.
9:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Sunday and we’ve chosen our new Album of the Week, we have the Dead live in Honolulu, and our final airing of Strike Watch.
Here’s your Sunday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Strike Watch with Adam Rice: Exposing Act Blue
This will be the final airing of Strike Watch for this cycle.
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, Little Feat
The fourth studio album by Little Feat was released on August 9. 1974. Background vocals on this album were provided by Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris, and additional musicians included the Tower of Power Horns. The members of this great band are: