Good Morning, Kids! If you’re into the blues and the Allman Brothers Band, then we’ve got a treat for you today here from The Mermaid Lounge.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday Line-Up:
11:00 a.m. Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues: The Allman Brothers Band, Volume 1 NEW!
This is from Scorcese’s ode to the blues. There’s a lot more where this came from, and this is just the first volume of the music from The Allman Brothers band, some of which has never been released in album form. The second volume will be aired next Tuesday morning, if you’re making notes on your musical calendar.
3:30 p.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute To Fats Domino: Various Artists
The second airing of this great tribute album featuring the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Lucinda Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae, Willie Nelson, John Lennon and more.
7:00 p.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Hondarribia Blues Festival, Guipuzcoa, Spain, July 7, 2011
The late, great Johnny Winter, one of the most underrated bluesmen I’ve ever heard, makes his stand at this great blues music festival.
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Happy Sunday Funday here in the lounge, where we give you our Ladies Day Out long player and a brand new Album of The Week dedicated to a rock n’ roll pioneer.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute toFats Domino (Various Artists) NEW!
The man from New Orleans was truly a pioneer in rock n’ roll, and his contemporaries knew that. So did the bands he inspired. They got together to pay him tribute. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with an exceptional version of I’m Walkin’), Paul McCartney, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Los Lobos. Lucinda Williams, Art Neville, Robbie Robertson, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt & John Cleary, Norah Jones, Bruce Hornsby, John Lennon and many more.
3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists
At mid-afternoon, we turn the festivities over to the women of music. I hesitate to say rock n’ roll because so many genres are represented in this playlist. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde), Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Eva Cassidy, Lulu, Wendy Waldman, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Baez, Valerie Carter, Dolly Parton, Carla Thomas, Carole King, and so many more. This is five hours of uninterrupted music from The Mermaid Lounge, where women are decidedly not second class citizens.
It’s a great day here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we do hope you’ll join our friends from around the world and tune us in. Today we have lots of listeners from Germany, Belgium, France, the UK, Sweden, The Faroe Islands, Israel, Italy, Canada, and the Russian Federation. That’s because they have great musical taste.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we begin a Fillmore celebration that runs through July 4. Bill Graham closed the Fillmore East on June 27, 1971 and The Fillmore West on July 4, 1971. It was a legendary venue for so many great bands that it cannot be ignored.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Lucinda Williams Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, Recorded Live November 20-22, 2003 NEW!
“I’d rather play a few nights at The Fillmore than one night in an arena.” We kick off this celebration with Lucinda Williams live at the Fillmore West.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sister Kate by Kate Taylor
We take a short break in the Fillmore celebration to air our Album of The Week. We’re winding down on this selection, folks. Our final airing will be Saturday.
7:00 p.m. The Byrds Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, Recorded Live February 7-8, 1969 NEW!
The notorious Byrd brothers remain one of our Mermaid Lounge favorites, and we have a never-before-heard concert by The Byrds live at the Fillmore West today.
This is the way we here in The Mermaid Lounge celebrate July 4. Screw the flag-waving and the Star Spangled Banner. Tune us in and celebrate along with us. This is just the beginning of a great music weekend.
Happy Saturday, Musicologists! It’s our usual rockin’ Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re loaded with great stuff today, starting with Lucinda Williams.
Here’s Saturday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, The Moody Theatre, December 5, 1998
It recently came to light that Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke late last year. She is now ready to sing again, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge are happy about that. Today, we have her live at Austin City Limits.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Nothing But A Breeze by Jesse Winchester
Jesse Winchester remains one of the most underrated singer-songwriters of his generation, and today we have the final airing of his album, Nothing But A Breeze. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a new Album of The Week.
6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro is another of those singer-songwriters who sometimes flies under the radar. She has written songs that have put many people on the charts. But there’s nothing like hearing Laura Nyro sing her own compositions. You can do that here today.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Albuquerque Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 17, 1971 NEW!
We’re back to new live performances from The Grateful Dead this week. This time we have them live from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Good Morning, My Friends! We’ve got some excellent programming today, including a brand new Spotlight featuring Lucinda Williams. I’ve been meaning to get this done. Sorry it has taken so long!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. All About Blue: Various Artists
Playlists come in all shapes and colors. This one is about the color blue. I’ve got others on my mind, but blue is my favorite color so this one came first. You can hear The Allman Brothers Band, Linda Ronstadt, Taj Mahal, George Harrison, The Band, Elvis Presley, Badfinger Mudcrutch, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foreigner, The Electric Light Orchestra, and others!
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lucinda Williams NEW!
I remember when Tom Petty took the time to come out on stage before Lucinda Williams opened for The Heartbreakers and told the audience that they really needed to pay attention to her. They did. If by some stroke of ill fortune you haven’t paid attention to Lucinda, this is your time.
7:00 p.m. Traffic Live at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York, June 26, 1970
Traffic was formed in Birmingham, England, in April of 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. The band began as a psychedelic rock group, but diversified their sound by adding various instruments, including the Mellotron, the harpsichord and the sitar. They disbanded in 1969, bur reunited in 1970 to release their album John Barleycorn Must Die, and for this tour. Steve Winwood is another favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.
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Good Morning, Musicologist! We are still upgrading and updating our musical selection on this fine Friday, so we’re lighter on the programming and heavy on the Open Stream until tomorrow!
Here’s today’s programming:
11:00 a.m. The Byrds: The Boarding House Reunion, San Francisco, February 9, 1978 NEW!
This was originally billed as McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, but then the ever-erratic David Crosby showed up and completed the original quartet for an actual Byrds reunion at The Boarding House in San Francisco. This was broadcast on KSAN 95.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists
This is a great line-up here, featuring Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, Keb’ Mo’, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richards, Beck, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams and Hank Williams III.
The rest of the day is dedicated to wide open stream again, as we continue to upgrade our rotation and add new playlists for the coming weeks. Spring is in the air. And we’re still fucking free, so get on it.
We have more than four hours of great blues music from a lot of different artists, including the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, J.J. Cale, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirds, Ry Cooder, Elmore James, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band and many, many more.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, A Tribute to Hank Williams, Various Artists
Hank Williams Sr. is right up there at the forefront with the likes of Woody Guthrie, and his “fans” pay him tribute. Hear Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams III, Keb’ Mo’ and many more!
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We are off to a late start today, Music Lovers, but the music is still great in spite of all that. We have a brand new album of the week, epic Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, and a great playlist later this evening.
Here’s today’s line-up:
1:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Nashville 1969
While Bob Dylan was in Nashville recording his Nashville Skyline album, he and Johnny Cash decided to get together to record some music. Only one of those songs made it to Nashville Skyline. It was Girl From The North Country. The others were released much later. We have those recordings here for you today.
5:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Timeless, An All-Star Tribute to Hank Williams NEW!
This is one sweet album of all-stars paying their respects to a counry legend, Hank Williams, Sr. There are a number of memorable performances here, especially from Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. However, the one that stands out for me is Tom Petty’s version of You’re Gonna’ Change (Or I’m A Gonna’ Leave). Listen for it. Other contributors include Mark Knopfler, Shery Crow, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams III, and Johnny Cash.
8:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: What’s In A Name? Various Artists
We haven’t heard this one for a while, and it’s a good one. Songs with people’s names in them, either in the title or the lyrics. Begins at 8:00 p.m. tonight with contributions from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Jonathan Edwards, Dolly Parton, Steely Dan, Linda Ronstadt, The Velvet Underground, The Turtles and more! Don’t miss it.
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Good Morning, Bluesologists! We have Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and some great programming to go along with it!
Here’s today’s programming plan:
11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Blues Club, Ft. Worth, Texas, November 30, 1979
Master performer and blues guitarist supreme Stevie Ray Vaughan gives us some life stuff from the Bluebird Blues Club (also called The Bluebird Lounge in some circles) in Ft. Worth.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra
The only departure from the blues today, but the Album of the Week must carry on no matter what genre we focus on.
7:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at Austin City Limits, Austin, Texas, December 5, 1998
A very happy birthday to Lucinda Williams, a great blues-rock performer in her own right. We are big fans of Lucinda here in the Lounge and she is, after all, a friend of Tom.
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It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here as I prepare to return to Retail Hell. Still, your lessons are important, so here we go!
Here’s today’s lesson!
January 26, 1956: Buddy Holly recorded at Decca Records for the first time using the name Buddy and the Two Tones.
January 26, 1957: The great Fats Domino had the #1 song on the R & B chart with one of my favorites, Blue Monday.
January 26, 1961: Elvis Presley had his sixth #1 song in the UK with Are you Lonesome Tonight.
January 26, 1963: The Beatles continued their frenetic live performance pace, performing two concerts on this day. One was at the El Rio Club and Dance Hall in Maccelsfield, Cheshire. They then drove 20 miles to King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire for an evening performance.
January 26, 1966: Eric Burdon handled lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert, filling in for Paul Jones who was injured in an auto accident.
January 26, 1969: Just another day on the job for The Beatles. First, they recorded Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road for the upcoming Let It Be album. Then they decided to record a series of covers, including Shake, Rattle & Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Blue Suede Shoes, and Lawdy Miss Clawdy. Ringo Starr wrote Octopus’s Garden on this day. Then the band came up with the idea and plan for their amazing final show — the rooftop concert on Saville Row.
January 26, 1970: Simon & Garfunkel released Bridge Over Troubled Water on this day, both the album and the hit single.
Three Dog Night also released the song Celebrate on this day.
John Lennon wrote and recorded his hit Instant Karma all in one day at Abbey Road Studios. It is known as one of the fastest releases in music history. And it’s a great fucking song to boot.
January 26, 1973: Elton John released the album Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player. I have a love-hate thing going with Sir Elton. Nothing personal. Music related.
January 26, 1974: Dolly Parton makes her first appearance on the charts with Jolene.
Born On This Day
January 26, 1953: Lucinda Williams was born in lake Charles, Louisiana. Hell, yeah!
January 26, 1944: Merilee Rush, of Angel of The Morning fame, was born in Seattle, Washington.
January 26, 1945: Ashley Hutchings, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and bassist for the folk group Fairport Convention (yes, their music is coming) was born in Southgate, Middlesex, England.
January 26, 1948: Corky Laing, drummer for the band Mountain, was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
January 26, 1957: Not a fan of Van Halen the band. Never really have been. But I am a fan of Eddie Van Halen, kickass guitarist, and I pay him the utmost respect always. He was born on this day in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.