We’re Sliding Toward The Weekend With Bobbie Gentry & Some Friends at BBC Studios, Our ‘Rock, Blues & Ballads’ Playlist, and our AOW, Thursday, June 16, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got some great new stuff to start off the day today as we’ve discovered a Bobbie Gentry BBC Studios performance with a couple of friends along for support.

A couple of friends dropped by to help Bobbie Gentry out with her BBC Studios show

Here’s Thursday’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Bobbie Gentry Live at The BBC Studios, London, 1968-1969 NEW!

This was a great find, given the fact that Bobbie Gentry was always a bit reclusive and shunned the limelight. She just wanted to write songs for other people. But she did perform live music, and she did so at BBC Studios in 1968 and 1969. Maybe she brought Donovan and James Taylor along for moral support! We’re glad she did!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy

We’re winding down on this week’s album selection as we’ve reached our next-to-last airing here. The final will be sometime on Saturday. Don’t wait too long!

7:00 p.m. Rock, Blues and Ballads, Volume One: Various Artists

I know. It’s about time I got volume two together. And I totally agree, so it’s on my weekend list. But this one’s pretty damned good and we haven’t heard it in a while. You’ll hear Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, J.J. Cale, Dusty Springfield, Neil Young, Paul McCartney & Wings, Long John Baldry, Randy Newman, Maria Muldaur, Ry Cooder, Gregg Allman, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

We’re sliding steadily toward the weekend here in The Mermaid Lounge, although I’ll grant you it’s not getting here fast enough this week. But good music goes a long way toward making the work week easier, so give us a shot. Because we play some seriously good shit with absolutely no commercial interruption, no chatty disc jockeys who’d rather talk than play music, or cost to you. Not one penny. And we’re open 24/7. What more do you want?

It’s Tuesday Bluesday Again and We’ve Got Our ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues’ EP Along With Our Petty Album of The Week, October 19, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got our blues EP going today, bringing you five hours of multi-artist blues and blues-rock.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

It’s back for a return engagement. Our big, bad blues EP is here with more than five hours of uninterrupted blues from B. B. King, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, The Allman Brothers Band, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Robert Cray Band, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones, Long John Baldry, Foghat, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, J. J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Buddy Guy, Ry Cooder, James Cotton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty

We’re back with our second airing of this week’s Album of The Week, Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty. This was the first of three great Tom Petty solo albums (although most of the Heartbreakers contributed mightily).

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great intro to our station. This is the perfect day with our signature blues extended playlist. You cannot go wrong, particularly since there are no subscription requirements or fees, and we do not ask for your personal information. Ever.

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Here’s Your Lesson From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/12/2021

Here we are again! Greetings and salutations from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge! We have a pretty active lesson today!

British bluesman Long John Baldry and his band, Bluesology. Yes, That’s Elton John on the far right. Long John Baldry is to his left.

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 12, 1957: Elvis Presley recorded All Shook Up, Got a Whole Lot of Lovin’ To Do, I Believe, and Tell Me Why at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California.

January 12, 1959: Jackie Wilson continued at #1 on the R & B chart for a fifth week with Lonely Teardrops.

January 12, 1964: The Beatles appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night at The London Palladium, where they sang I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy, All My Loving, and Twist & Shout.

January 12, 1968: Manfred Mann released the single, The Mighty Quinn.

Also on this date, Pink Floyd debuted as a five-piece band at the University of Aston in Birmingham, England.

January 12, 1969: Led Zeppelin released their debut album in the U.S.

Also on this day, Wonderwall, the psychedelic movie with the George Harrison soundtrack, opened in theaters across the U.S.

January 12, 1970: Badfinger (a great power pop band) released the single, Come And Get It.

January 12, 1974: The late Jim Croce’s You Don’t Mess Around With Jim, finally hit #1 after 47 weeks on the charts.

Also on this day, The Steve Miller Band’s The Joker goes to #1 in the US, and everyone wants to know what the fuck the “pompatus of love” is to this day.

And if that isn’t enough, Aretha Franklin’s Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna’ Do) knocked Stevie Wonder’s Livin’ For The City out of the #1 spot.

January 12, 1980: Damn The Torpedos, Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s breakout album, was at #6 on the Album chart on this day.

Also on this day in 1980, An American Dream by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Linda Ronstadt was making its run up the charts, from #59 to #33.

Born On This Day

January 12, 1928: R & B singer Ruth Brown was born in Portsmouth, Virginia.

January 12, 1941: Long John Baldry, who recruited the likes of Elton John and Rod Steward for his band Bluesology, was born in East Haddon, Derbyshire, England.

January 12, 1944: Cynthia Robinson, singer and trumpet player for Sly & The Family Stone, was born in Sacramento, California.

January 12, 1955: NRBQ drummer Tommy Ardolino was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

And that’s it from the college, people! Be back soon with the line-up!

Getting a Jump on The Trivia of The Day In The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/7/2021

Good Morning, Students of Music Trivia! It’s always so much less stressful when I get a jump on thing, not always possible, I might add.

Aaron Neville had the first #1 song of 1967 with “Tell It Like It Is.”

Here’s today’s lesson, kids:

January 7, 1954: Muddy Waters recorded Hoochie Coochie Man.

January 7, 1955: Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & The Comets debuted on the UK charts.

January 7, 1964: Bluesman Long John Baldry forms The Hoochie Coochie Men.

Also on this day, The Beatles recorded for the BBC program Saturday Club, singing Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode, along with All My Loving, Money, I Want to Hold Your Hand and three other songs. It was their third appearance on the show.

January 7, 1967: The Doors and The Young Rascals played the second of two nights at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

Also on this day, Aaron Neville had the first #1 song of the new year with Tell It Like It Is, undoubtedly one of my favorite songs ever.

January 7, 1970: Fleetwood Mac started a five-night stint at The Whiskey A Go Go on Sunset Strip.

January 7, 1978: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album, which was already #1 for 29 weeks, returns to #1 after 46 weeks of release.

January 7, 1980: Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door is certified Platinum. It is the final album John Bonham appears on before his death.

January 7, 1981: The Eagles Live is certified Platinum. In spite of that, it will be 13 years before their next album is released.

Born On This Day

January 7, 1948: Kenny Loggins was born on this day in Everett, Washington.

And that is it. We are done here, and will return with today’s line-up shortly. (It really is tomorrow’s line-up today.)

Our Blues Playlist Comes Your Way, The Final Airing of Led Zep’s Album of The Week, and Live Dead Later Tonight On Saturday, December 19, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! If you’re into the blues, this is your day. We will be airing our four-hour blues playlist starting this morning. It’s like Open Stream Blues. Uninterrupted.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Our blues playlist built during Blues Week, expanded and improved for your listening pleasure. This is essentially a four-hour uninterrupted Open Stream of the Blues, featuring Albert King, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, Slim Harpo, Delbert McClinton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirdsk, Long John Baldry, The Animals and many more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin FINAL AIRING!

This is it for Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppeli IV, the final airing. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new Album of The Week when you wake up!

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore West, July 2, 1971 NEW!

Another great jam experience with the world’s premier jam band; all new and never-before-heard (at least here from The Mermaid Lounge).

Tune us in. We’re not giving you the whole magilla of why you should this morning. You’re just going to have to give us a shot.

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