We Keep It Simple Today With ‘Full Moon Fever’ As Our Album Of The Week and Our ‘Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP, Sunday, October 17, 2021

As you know, it is Tom Petty Month in these here parts and we’ve chosen one of Petty’s solo albums (but not really; you’ll see what I mean) as our Album of The Week. This is one we’ve not had yet since we started this feature. From there, it’s a Little Bit O’ Soul.

This one comes your way at 3:00 p.m. EST today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty NEW!

Full Moon Fever was Tom Petty’s very first solo effort, released April 24, 1989 on MCA. It was produced by Petty, Mike Campbell, and Jeff Lynne. In addition to Lynne, other members of the Wilburys also contributed, including George Harrison and Roy Orbison. It was recorded in Campbell’s garage studio, and was actually interrupted mid-stream for the recording of the Traveling Wilbury’s first album.

Full Moon Fever was both a critical and commercial success. Five singles were released: I Won’t Back Down, Runnin’ Down A Dream, Free Fallin’, A Face In The Crowd, and Yer So Bad. It peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 8 in the UK. It was certified 5x platinum in the U.S. on October 5, 2000 and 6x platinum in Canada on September 18, 1991 in Canada. In 2019, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Starting mid-afternoon we’ve got more than five hours of R & B and soul music for you with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Nina Simone, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, LaVern Baker, Sam & Dave, and more!

It’s an easy, breezy Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Give yourself a break and tune us in. We’re free. No pressure for a membership. No request for a credit card or personal information. We know this may be hard to believe, but it’s absolutely true. And we don’t track you to sell you shit later. We’re not in this for profit. Blah. Blah. Blah. You won’t believe me until you’ve tried it. Come on and join your friends from around the globe.

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Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” Turned 50 This Summer. It is Our New Album of The Week. Then We Bring You Plenty of Soul on Sunday, September 12, 2021

Good Morning, Weekenders! Hope you’re all settled in for the weekend and ready for some great music because we’ve got it here! We celebrate a birthday of sorts, and we bring you a little bit of soul for most of the day.

The fun starts at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon!

Here’s your Sunday Funday programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Blue by Joni Mitchell NEW!

Joni Mitchell’s Blue turned 50 years old in June, so this feature has been on our “to do” list for a while. It’s finally here. This album is rightfully considered to be one of the greatest albums ever recorded, with Mitchell writing and producing the entire masterpiece. It was made right after her break-up with Graham Nash and during her intense relationship with James Taylor, and the songs reflect those events in her life. It was released on June 22, 1971.

Blue was Joni Mitchell’s fourth studio release in a career that gave us so many great albums. The New York Times referred to the album as one of the 25 albums that represented “turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music.”

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

You know how much we love long players here in The Mermaid Lounge. It’s our way of focusing on musical genres. We’re working on Reggae right at the moment. Finding the music and the singers is half the fun. This is a great long player covering five hours of soul and R & B.

We bring you Irma Thomas, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Etta James, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Curtis Mayfield, Edwin Starr, LaVern Baker, Ray Charles, James Brown, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Al Green, Aretha Franklin and many more!

Even the gods took Sunday off, so that means you can too. That also means it’s a great day to kick back and tune us in. I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but the sun is out here and we are in the mood for some great music as we go about our business. Join your friends from around the world. They know what we’re all about. So do we. It’s called music. Not money.

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We’ve Got a New Feature Called Trifecta Thursday Here in The Mermaid Lounge, and We’ve Got Our Album of The Week Later, August 26, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! If you’re lucky number is “three” this is your day. We’ve got Open Stream but we start every hour with trifectas (three-in-a-row) from some of our favorites. We’re adding this to our repertoire.

Marvin Gaye, Little Feat and Linda Ronstadt kick off our first Trifecta Thursday!

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Open Stream Trifecta Thursday NEW!

Today we kick off a new feature called Trifecta Thursday. We’re playing it by ear right now in terms of how much we’ll do it, but we have more on the horizon and continue to build our Trifectas. Here’s what you will hear today.

11:00 a.m. Marvin Gaye

12:00 p.m. Guy Clark

1:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

2:00 p.m. B. B. King

3:00 p.m. The Traveling Wilburys

4:00 p.m. Aretha Franklin

5:00 p.m. Neil Young

6:00 p.m. The Byrds

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino by Various Artists

We’re winding down on this week’s album of the week, a great array of songs by those who knew Fats Domino was more than just another singer. He was a pioneer in rock n’ roll. Nobody was singing the stuff he was singing back then. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, John Lennon, Lucinda Williams, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Toots & The Maytals, and many more!

Great day to tune us in. We’ve got a new feature for you. We’re totally free, run 24/7 without commercial interruption, we don’t ask for a subscription, your credit card, or personal information. We’re all about the music.

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Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Our Album of The Week, The Sixties Rotation Two, and LIVE DEAD Later, August 21, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s another Saturday here in the lounge and we’ve got volume two of our Sixties longplayer on tap, along with the final airing of this week’s Album of The Week.

Today we bring you the second volume of our Sixties Rotation!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

Earlier in the month we had the Original Sixties Rotation; today it’s time for volume two. This playlist includes The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Buffalo Springfield, The Four Tops, Roy Orbison, The Yardbirds, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Box Tops, Vanilla Fudge, The Zombies, Sly & The Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, The Doors, Cream, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Why Wait! by Kate Taylor FINAL AIRING!

We warned that this day was coming! Tonight is the final airing of Kate Taylor’s first album in fifty years, and a great one it is. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album for you when you roll out of bed.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, May 25, 1977 NEW!

Another new live performance this week from Jerry Garcia and the gang, the world’s ultimate jam band. This one comes from The Mosque in Virginia.

The weekend is here. For most of us, it’s rest time (unless you’re in retail like me). So, tune us in. We are absolutely, positively 100% free with no strings attached. No advertising to mess up the flow, and no mouthy disc jockeys.

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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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We’ve Got That Sweet Soul Sound, America In The Spotlight, Some Late-Night Dylan, and Our Album of The Week on Thursday, May 27, 2021

The plate is full this fine day as I head back to the salt mines for a three-day stint in the land of retail. I leave you with some great music.

We don’t do much ‘soft rock’ here, but these guys were great at it. They get a place at our table.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

There’s nothing like soul music and R & B to get the blood boiling. And I mean the real thing. Not disco. Not rap. The real thing with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Ann Peebles, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Bill Withers, The Shirelles, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week; The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers

I say this every Thursday, but we’re winding down on our Album of The Week. This is the second to last airing before we make a new choice (come Sunday). Get in on it while you can!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of America NEW!

We don’t do a lot of soft rock in The Mermaid Lounge, but these guys made some of the best. And albums like Homecoming (which also did time as our Album of The Week a while ago), Holiday, and their debut album (especially) were great. They get a place at our table. America was formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley, all of whom were sons of U.S. Air Force members. Fun fact: Dan Peek (the middle guy) went on to a career in Christian music. You won’t hear that here.

10:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan

We continue our Dylan birthday tribute with an album that is not our album of the week, John Wesley Harding which was released in 1967. Tomorrow will be our final Dylan tribute for his 80th birthday celebration.

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On May Day We Launch Our ‘A Little Bit O’Soul’ Playlist! It’s Also the Final Airing of Our Album of The Week and Another LIVE DEAD, May 1, 2021

Happy May Day, Music Lovers! Today’s big event from The Mermaid Lounge is the launch of our newest long-player called A Little Bit O’Soul. It’s also your last chance to hear our Album of The Week.

Coming at you at 3:00 p.m. today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this most excellent album. The album that established Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as serious players and kicked off four decades of spectacular music. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new selection.

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’Soul: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve been working on this one and it’s finally time for launching. It starts today at 3:00 p.m. and runs for just over five hours featuring Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Irma Thomas, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Ronettes, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Otis Redding, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at the Closing of Winterland, December 3, 1978

This is our first repeat performance, and we thought it was only fitting to choose this one for May Day airing. Next week, we’ll resume new material.

As always, it’s a busy Saturday, but a wonderful day to get the true flavor of #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We’re free and not-for-profit. And we’ve got some of the best music on the planet and a novel approach to delivering it. Join your friends from Italy, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the UK, The Faroe Islands, Spain, the Russian Federation…all tuned in already this morning. Did I mention we’re also 24/7?

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Monday Morning Open Stream Leads to Steely Dan ‘Live’ in Houston and The Soul Men Later, April 19, 2021

We welcome you to the beginning of a new week here in The Mermaid Lounge. We start with Open Stream, but then move on to some really great programming.

We feature Steely Dan live at The Woodlands Pavillion today!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

1:00 p.m. Steely Dan Live at The Woodlands Pavillion, Houston, Texas, September 3, 1993

Today we feature one of the finest damned bands on the planet here today, live from Houston, Texas. I used to hear people say they couldn’t reproduce their sound on stage and I almost believed it…until I saw them live myself. Everyone’s a goddamned critic, especially those with no musical ability. I call bullshit.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume One: Various Artists

I might as well tell you we kick off a new long-play soul and R & B playlist next month, so consider this a preview! You’ll hear Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Otis Redding (The Big O), Fats Domino, Freddie King, and many more!

Again, we open the week with light programming. But the programming we have is spectacular today. We are not-for-profit radio. We’re in it for the music. Give us a shot. You won’t regret it.

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Little Feat Live in Boston, Volume One of Our Summer of Love Playlist, and a Lot of Open Stream, Friday, March 26, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! It’s Friday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’re light on programming and big on Open Stream today. But the programming we have is outstanding, and that’s a good thing.

Today we have Little Feat live at The Orpheum Theatre.

Here’s your line-up:

12:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Mass, October 31, 1975

Little Feat’s career spanned five decades, all good. But the best years were with Lowell George, at least in the minds of those here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today we have them in Boston’s Orpheum Theatre, another show I was fortunate enough to see.

6:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume One: Various Artists

We have three volumes of these great tunes, and we’ll be hearing all of them over the next several days. But today we start with volume one featuring Petula Clark, Donovan, Marvin Gaye, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Yardbirds, The Electric Prunes, The Box Tops, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, and some guys named The Beatles…and more!

Here we go again: Tune us in. We’re free. We ask for no credit cards, no personal information and no “subscription” to our music service (that’s what the big guys call it) is required!

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We Get Back On Track With Volume 2 of ‘The Sixties Rotation’ and Maria Muldaur Sings The Love Songs of Bob Dylan on Sunday, March 7, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We get back on track with life after COVID today with our great Sixties Rotation, Volume 2 long playlist today, and Maria Muldaur owns our Album of The Week (see the sidebar).

The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2 is back today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Heart of Mine by Maria Muldaur NEW!

Maria Muldaur has been singing since the resurgence of the folk scene in the sixties, and is simply one of the finest singers on the planet. Ask Linda Ronstadt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, and many others whose albums her voice has graced. Here she delves into the love songs of Bob Dylan, and the result is just amazing. Enjoy this one.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume Two: Various Artists

Very simply, here we have five uninterrupted hours of the music that inspired this radio station. We got a bit off track while I was sick, but we are back in the saddle. You will hear The Beatles, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Chambers Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Derek & The Dominos, The Animals, Them, Three Dog Night, The Temptations, Bob Dylan, and many more!

It’s Sunday, and it’s a day of rest. No retail today, people. Give it a rest. The worst thing that ever happened was repealing The Blue Laws in the state of Massachusetts. You can all live without your shit for a day. And we won’t cost you a penny, today or any other day.

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