Good Morning, Pettyologists! We’re back on Tom Petty Month again today as we wind it down this week. We’ve got some great stuff as we say farewell to Rocktober.
Here’s your Monday line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Wildflowers & All The Rest Project: The Live Cuts
At the end of this month-long Pettyfest, we visit the Wildflowers & All The Rest project, which was released just about a year ago. Today we’ll focus on the live cuts from the Wildflowers project; the best of the live versions from the road.
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro
For some, Laura Nyro is most famous when others sing her compositions. But for those who have delved into Laura Nyro’s garden of earthly delights, hearing her sing her own tunes is heaven. Today we put her In the Spotlight where she belongs.
7:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2016
We’d be remiss if we didn’t give you a live taste of Mudcrutch from that great 2016 tour. You know, the one I missed in Boston where they blew the doors off The House of Blues with Hungry No More. I’ll never stop kicking myself for that one. But hey, at least I have this great concert from The Fonda Theatre to remind me what a loser I am on this slightly Mudcrutch Monday.
Great day to tune us in. I’ve already got us on. It’s rainy and cold here. I have the windows slightly cracked and it’s windy as hell out there. Perfect October day for some great music. Join your global friends in music today.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we turn the beginning of the day over to the women of music.
Here’s Saturday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists
The ladies kick it all off today as we go through a magical musical journey of rock, country, soul, R & B. the blues, folk, and many other genres with Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Tracy Chapman, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Lulu, Joan Baez, Melissa Etheridge, Dolly Parton, Valerie Carter, Carole King, Carla Thomas and more!
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty FINAL AIRING!
Today we bid a fond farewell to Tom Petty’s first solo album, although he did have help from many of his bandmates in both The Heartbreakers and in The Traveling Wilburys. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection for you.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA, October 27, 1979 NEW!
Another one from the vault from the world’s ultimate road jam band. This one’s from the Cape Cod Coliseum, a venue which many claims feels like it’s “in the middle of nowhere.” Funny, I don’t remember that. Then again, I don’t remember a lot about my trips to the Cape Cod Coliseum, to be honest.
Great day to tune us in, as always. I know I say that every day, but I also mean it every day. Hey, look, where else do you get to try something out for free. In my experience, new “experiences” always seem to require a credit card with the caveat that you can cancel at any time. Well, that’s not the way we do business around here. In fact, we’re not “doing business” around here. We’re playing music. Period. End of story.
Good Morning, Weekenders! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some really great stuff shaping up as we ramp up Tom Petty Month approaching October 20.
Here’s your Saturday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, October 1, 1999
This was undoubtedly one of the most amazing performances I have ever witnessed. It was billed as The Two of Us, but it was really in support of their great duet album, Western Wall, The Tucson Sessions recorded at the Arizona Inn.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon FINAL AIRING!
Today we bid a fond farewell to this week’s AOW, Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new selection. (I repeat this shit every week, don’t I?)
7:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
This one’s not our Album of The Week this week because it has already been our AOW once. But in the midst of Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, we believe this album begs replaying. According to producer Ryan Ulyate, this was one of those albums where Petty kept coming in with great songs…to the point where fifteen were included here. Released on June 15, 2010, it was Petty’s first new album with the band in eight years and the consensus everywhere was that it was well worth the wait.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL, December 3, 1979 NEW!
Another one from the vault from the world’s ultimate jam band. The boys are in fine form here.
And that is our projected day today here in The Mermaid Lounge, In spite of all this great programming, we are mostly Open Stream every day…before, after and in between running uninterrupted 24/7. Give us a shot.
Good Morning, Psychedelic Music Lovers (and that would definitely be me). The Psychedelic Express is rolling your way and is our latest playlist to move into EP territory!
Here’s your mid-week line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists UPDATED AND EXPANDED!
We’ve gone from just under two hours of great psychedelic music to just under five hours of uninterrupted mind-bending music. You’ll hear the Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, The Animals, Eric Burdon & War, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Doors, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (yes, that Kenny Rogers), Yes, Vanilla Fudge, Mudcrutch, Tommy James & The Shondells, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cream, Grateful Dead, Procol Harum, Blues Image, Donovan, The Byrds, Blind Faith, The Chambers Brothers, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, and many more!
This particular EP set list will be on this blog under the Playlist tab prior to airing! Just scroll to the bottom.
7:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C., August 18, 1977
We close out today’s programming with undoubtedly one of our favorite bands on the planet in Little Feat. Just as The Grateful Dead isn’t THE Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia, Little Feat isn’t THE Little Feat without Lowell George.
Before, in between, and after we have that great wide Open Stream with the Music Mermaid calling the shots. You cannot go wrong. No interruptions. No commercials. No chatty DJ’s who want to tell you about their lives. Just great music 24/7. Free.
It’s Monday all over again, and someone here though it would be a good idea to run The Boston Marathon on Columbus Day and insult the Indigenous People a little more. Welcome to Boston. But nevertheless, we have some great music for you here in The Mermaid Lounge.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jackson Browne
This past Saturday was not only John Lennon’s birthday, but it was also Jackson Browne’s. And Jackson Browne is a singer-songwriter legend in these parts. Today, we give Jackson a turn In The Spotlight.
3:00 p.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Palomino, North Hollywood, CA, June 8, 1969
Here we have one of the pioneers of country-rock recorded during a Monday night residency in the year 1969. The brothers play a great batch of songs, some from their debut album and some not. Keep in mind that this was recorded in 1969.
7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists
Consider this just a bit of a preview of what we’ll be featuring this coming Sunday when we give you our soul and R & B long player. You’ll hear The Shirelles, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, The Ronettes, Otis Reading, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, Jimmy Ruffin, Fontella Bass, Irma Thomas, The Staple Singers, The Temptations, The Marvelettes, Jackie Wilson, Booker T. & The MGs, Wicked Wilson Pickett, and many more!
It’s Monday. Take some of the edge off and tune us in. If you’re working all alone in your office, just pull up a tab and click on the link below, and push the play button. It’s as simple as that. There’s no credit card required and no shit to fill out. And the only commitment you’ll make is to some great music.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got our usual full Saturday of great stuff for you today. We continue on with Tom Petty Month and celebrate what would have been Lennon’s 81st birthday. But there’s still more!
Here’s today’s line-up:
All Day Tom Petty Trifectas, All Day Long NEW!
We have a recurring Tom Petty theme today, which means opening every hour of music (except for programmed times) with a Tom Petty trifecta. You’ll hear music from The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys. You’ll also hear solo material.
11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon
We celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 81st birthday today by putting him In the Spotlight as a member of The Beatles, The Plastic Ono Band, and as a solo artist.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just A Stones Throw Away by Valerie Carter FINAL AIRING!
We bid a fond farewell to this week’s featured album by Valerie Carter. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there will be a new selection.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live From Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 1972
This is a rare repeat airing, but the last time we aired this was way back at the inception of LIVE DEAD in 2019. Tonight we revisit the Europe ’72 tour live from Copenhagen.
Saturday is always a treat here in The Mermaid Lounge! It’s a great day to join your friends from around the globe. Today, we have listeners from the Russian Federation, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Faroe Islands, Canada, and points beyond.
Good Morning, Music Lovers. Here in the Lounge, we love all kinds of music, such as REAL country (not bad pop bands with fiddles). Today we give them airtime, and we also celebrate the birth of country-rock with those who helped create the genre.
Here’s Saturday’s programming:
9:30 a.m. Album of The Week: Harvest by Neil Young FINAL AIRING!
Today is the final airing of Neil Young’s brilliant Harvest album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll be featuring a brand new album. You won’t want to miss that one either!
12:00 p.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists
We’re back with our monthly homage to real country music (not bad pop bands with fiddles) and we celebrate the birth of country-rock which actually came out of Laurel Canyon in the seventies. You’ll hear Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Asleep at The Wheel, The Eagles, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pure Prairie League, Mudcrutch, and many more!
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Broome County Arena, Binghamton, New York, November 6, 1977 NEW!
Another great performance by the world’s premier jam band. No. We don’t mean Dead & Company. We’re talking about the real thing. The Grateful Dead. Because anyone who’s a real deadhead knows it ain’t The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia, no matter how hard they try to convince you otherwise.
Tune us in, folks. We can’t say it frequently enough: WE DON’T COST A THING. EVER. We run 24/7 uninterrupted, unless the sun explodes or something. We don’t ask for your credit card or personal information. And we sure in hell don’t run endless commercials between song sets.
Here we are with our usual frenetic Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we wish you a great Good Morning. We’ve got some really cool stuff on tap, including a brand new playlist called Repeat After Me.
Here’s your Saturday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Repeat After Me: Various Artists NEW!
I was driving home from work when this idea came into my head and I wondered what the hell took me so long. I also have to tell you that I somehow feel this is simply the first volume. I thought of even more this morning. Here we have some great songs that have also been the beneficiaries of great remakes. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that is certainly the case in the music world. The best want to remake and pay tribute to the best songwriters and performers who have inspired their own music.
The playlist for this volume will be in the blog under the “Playlist” tab. Just click on it and scroll to the bottom.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan FINAL AIRING!
This is the final airing of this great album. Get on it while you can. Tomorrow, we’ve got a brand new album to feature, and it’s one that just got its 50th Anniversary edition to boot!
7:00 p.m. NOT The Album of The Week: Surf N’ Burn by The Blue Stingrays
Last summer we added surf music to our repertoire, but we’ve not given it much of an audience this summer, regrettably I might add. As we work on the Labor Day Weekend, we’re going to play Surf N’ Burn by The Blue Stingrays. There’s a story behind this one. This band made one album, although the liner notes called them the premier surf music band of the sixties (when surf music first burst onto the music scene). The band is actually Mike Campbell and Ron Blair (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), and Randall Marsh (drummer for Mudcrutch, another Tom Petty band). The did this anonymously because they didn’t want to detract from The Heartbreakers meteoric rise of 1997, the year the album was released. They didn’t particularly care if it even sold a copy (which it did; I have one). They did it because they love the sound of surf music.
The album was just picked up and re-released a few weeks ago. If you are a lover of guitars (and of Mike Campbell, simply one of the best guitarists on the planet), then there’s something about surf guitar music that can’t be explained. Tune it in and see for yourself.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, July 1, 1973
This is one of the few repeat performances we’ve played since starting LIVE DEAD three years ago, but it also hasn’t been aired since 2019. It’ll be like new, just like every live performance The Dead has done. We have several brand new never-before-played concerts in the bucket. We just need to get them ready.
Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge is pretty busy, and this one is no different. Give us a shot. We’ve got listeners from allover this morning, including Italy, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany, The Russian Federation, Romania, Spain and even The Republic of Korea. We’re sitting here waiting on the U.S. (although we do have someone from North Carolina and someone from Texas this morning). Tune us in. Get with the damned program.
Good Morning, Music People! It’s the end of the work week again (thankfully) and we’ve got some really great stuff coming your way from The Mermaid Lounge today!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Badfinger Live at The BBC (1972-1973)
We consider Badfinger a highly underrated band. They were pioneers in the ‘power pop’ genre, and were the one bona fide band with real star power signed by The Beatles’ Apple Records. They are the architects of one of my favorite songs of all time, Baby Blue. I remember binge watching Breaking Bad and when they closed the series with that song, I thought it was the perfect choice. Today we have them live at the BBC.
3:00 p.m. Acid: The Lost Cream Tapes
In the middle of the afternoon, we’ve got some great “lost” music that was just released to the public in this decade but was actually recorded back in 1967. This selection is pretty much all over the place with some unreleased music, some great studio jams (which we can only describe as hooch induced at this point), and even a couple of commercial recordings for Falstaff beer. Is that shit even still around?
7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 5: Various Artists
As you well know, we have a particular commitment to the women of popular music, and we continue that tradition today with volume five of our All-Girl Revue. In this volume you’ll hear Joni Mitchell, Lulu, Petula Clark, Chi Coltrane, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, Maria Muldaur, Karla Bonoff, Marcia Ball, Wendy Waldman, Valerie Carter, Judy Collins, Aretha Franklin, Carlene Carter, and many more!
Come on, kids. Get with the program. We have listeners from all around the globe online with us every single day. It’s time to join the party, and it won’t cost you a penny. What the hell are you waiting for?
It’s September here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we are kicking off the month in style. We’ve got a great live Hendrix and friends performance from 1968, we spotlight The Temptations later, and we toss in some Trifectas during our afternoon Open Stream.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Jimi Hendrix Jams With Elvin Bishop, Harvey Brooks, and Paul Butterfield, Live at The Cafe Au Go Go, New York, March 17, 1968
Jimi Hendrix jams with several of his friends on stage at the famed Cafe Au Go Go in New York. Not to be missed.
Afternoon Open Stream with Hourly Trifectas NEW!
The Trifectas are pretty popular right now, so we’re riding the wave today with four new selections:
3:00 p.m. The Beatles
4:00 p.m. The Rascals
5:00 p.m. Carly Simon
6:00 p.m. Stevie Wonder
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations
We close the programming today with the legendary Temptations who helped to pioneer the Motown sound.
As always, it’s a great day to join our growing worldwide community and tune us in. We run 24/7 so we can accommodate everyone’s best listening times. Some of our listeners start tuning in at 3:00 a.m., depending upon where they are in the world. Already this morning, we have listeners from the UK, Spain, Italy, Israel, France, and the Faroe Islands. Give us a shot.