Friday Brings ‘The Original Sixties Rotation’ EP and Little Richard In the Spotlight, May 6, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve decided today that we’d focus on the original purveyors of what we call rock n’ roll, the first generation, if you will, of what we’re all about here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Yeah, people, it’s the original rock n’ roll DNA today!

Here’s Friday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists

This is the very first playlist we ever created, even before our house playlist, and it was just a little over 1.5 hours long originally. Now, it’s an EP with five hours of uninterrupted play where you will hear Del Shannon, Little Eva, The Drifter, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Hollies, The Walker Brothers, Mary Wells, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, The Monkees, Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers, The Dave Clark Five, The Supremes, Harry Nilsson, The Band, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Blind Faith, Janis Joplin, Tony Joe White, Barry McGuire, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Procol Harum, The Temptations, Fats Domino, Little Richard and others.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: Little Richard

One of the founding fathers of rock n’ roll takes the spotlight tonight. Richard Wayne Penniman was an American musician, singer and songwriter who was influential in rock n’ roll for seven decades. When his first song was released, Tutti Frutti, it was an immediate number one. This was followed by another number one, Long Tall Sally. After that, he released fifteen more singles in just three years. He is one of our Founding Fathers.

Great day to tune us in because we talking about the stuff that inspired our little radio station. We are totally free 24/7. No subscriptions, credit card numbers or personal information required. We don’t even have a form. Go ahead. See for yourself.

It’s May Day in The Mermaid Lounge and We’ve Got Valerie Carter With Our New AOW, and The ‘M is For Motown’ EP, Sunday, May 1, 2022

Good Morning, lovers of that Motor City sound! You’ve got it starting this afternoon and evening, but first we kick off the day with our brand new Album of The Week by a Mermaid Lounge favorite, Valerie Carter.

‘M is For Motown’ kicks off at 3:00 p.m. EST!

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes, Volume Two by Valerie Carter NEW!

Once again, Valerie Carter’s close friend, Kathy Kurasch, has done a masterful job keeping Carter’s legacy alive. We have been eagerly waiting for this release here in The Mermaid Lounge and it makes its debut here today. Most of all, it’s critical to remind everyone that, while Valerie Carter wanted to remain in the background, her vocal talents made her one of the most ‘in demand’ singers of her generation. Check out her website to see the breadth of her work. She was also one of the most down-to-earth and fully-evolved humans on the planet.

3:00 p.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

We’re back with the sounds of Motor City. You’ll hear Barrett Strong, Eddie Kendricks, Eddie Holland, Edwin Starr, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson 5, Kim Weston, Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, The Contours, Mary Wells, Rare Earth, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Marvellettes, The Spinners, Jimmy Ruffin and more!

What are you waiting for, kids? I mean, it doesn’t get any better than 24/7 music with no commercial interruption and no payment required. If you’re hesitating because you think it’s too good to be true, I suggest you put that theory to the test. Because the facts will prove otherwise.

Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our House Playlist EP, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Later, April 23, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists and Audiophiles! It’s another Saturday. Thankfully. And we’ve got a great playlist here with a lot of shit to say about the state of the nation sprinkled in…from the last time we were this pissed off. Call it a musical history lesson.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

Today we start the fun with our House EP, just over five hours of music with Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T. Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Common Sense by John Prine

We bid a fond farewell to this great Priney album today. There’s a reason why this guy is one of the most respected songwriters on the planet. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new selection for you! And we’re sure you’ll love it.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, May 11, 1991 NEW!

The Dead at Shoreline again. We’ve aired a couple of others from this venue. This particular show was a benefit for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, and was at a time when a guy named Bruce Hornsby was on keys for the band. Enjoy.

Tune us in, people. I don’t know what else we can say to convince you. We have listeners from around the world and our U.S. listeners are definitely picking up. We have no money for advertising because we do not have any income from advertising. You’ll never hear that on this station. Get with the program, people.

We Keep It Simple Today With Asleep at The Wheel’s Album of The Week and Our ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP, Sunday, April 10, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we do something we’ve been wanting to do for a while, which is to introduce you to one of the finest Texas swing bands ever to walk the earth, Asleep at The Wheel. (That is, if you haven’t already heard them. I’m sure some of you have.)

Asleep at The Wheel.

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Route 66 by Asleep at The Wheel NEW!

I can vividly remember seeing this amazing band live at The Paradise in Boston back in the day. Man, there were people dancing on the tables they were so good. We chose this album because we felt it was a great way to introduce people to them. But they have made many albums and many live appearances over their half a century in music and, while we do have some of their stuff floating around our stream, I have a vast collection about to make it’s mark on our airwaves. Stay tuned. This is just the beginning.

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

Once again, we make our monthly pilgrimage to soul music mecca where you’ll hear Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and many more! That’s five uninterrupted hours of soul and R & B!

This is a total day of rest for most sane people. Those of you who “get it” are staying out of the retail fray today and taking a mental health break. This is the place to be. We’re on 24/7 uninterrupted at no charge to the listening public. What other musical outlet says that? None.

No Joke, Music Lovers! We Start the Month With Our ‘M Is For Motown’ EP and ‘live’ Little Feat Later, Friday, April 1, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re no fools here in The Mermaid Lounge. We kick off the month with our great ‘M Is For Motown’ EP and Little Feat live from London later!

Here’s your April Fool’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists

We’ve got all the best artists in Motown here today; the groundbreakers who created ‘the music that moved th world.’ You’ll hear Barrett Strong, Eddie Kendricks, Edwin Starr, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson 5, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Jimmy Ruffin, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Kim Weston, Mary Wells, Martha & The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Spinners, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, The Contours, Al Green, Rare Earth, Fontella Bass, Billy Preston, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and more!

7:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Rainbow Room, London, UK, August 4, 1977

A Mermaid Lounge favorite here live from London’s Rainbow Room. I have seen these guys several times over the years (the Lowell George version only), and they never disappointed. In fact, their performance at the Harvard Square Theater back in the seventies was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

Before, in between, and after we’ve got our great wide Open Stream of 27,000 songs. You’d be hard pressed to hear the same song more than once in a day. Tune us in. We’re totally free, unblemished by commercial advertising, and we’ve got The Music Mermaid. Nobody else does.

Saturday Brings a Mix of Our Usual and Our Tribute to The Women of Music, March 12, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today is Saturday and, if you’ve been listening to us, you know this is the busiest programming day of the week. Today we’ve got a great mix of musical material for you.

We’ve got our soul and R & B EP for you today, and the women are well represented!

Here’s your musical line-up:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Home Plate by Bonnie Raitt FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of this great Bonnie Raitt album, and we’re starting early this morning so I must get a move on. Needless to day, tomorrow we will have a new selection.

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

This is a great multi-artist list paying homage to the great soul and R & B singers of our time. You’ll hear Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Ronettes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Irma Thomas, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, LaVern Baker, Nina Simone, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and more!

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt: The Ballads

This could be described as Linda Ronstadt doing what she does best but, then again, she sings so many genres so well that it’s hard to stand definitively on one single style of music. She refused, from the beginning, to be pigeonholed. You’ll love this playlist and we haven’t heard it for a while.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, July 8, 1978 NEW!

We’ve aired The Dead’s 1985 Red Rocks show before, but this is a brand new soundboard recording of their 1978 show at Red Rocks, one of the most beautiful venues to catch a great jam band.

Come on, folks. It’s Saturday. While some of us continue to serve the entitled retail masses, you can be sitting back and enjoying all this great music for free. Yes, you heard that right. Or you read that right. We’re not going to bother you with subscriptions, credit cards, or take your personal information. I promise. No lie.

It’s Midweek With ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP and a Wide Open Stream Afternoon With On-The-Hour Trifectas, Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great midweek line-up with ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP followed by a wide Open Stream afternoon with on-the-hour Trifectas! What could be better?

Join us early this morning aboard ‘The Psychedelic Express’

9:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

We’re getting on board ‘The Psychedelic Express’ a bit early today, but a splendid ride is guaranteed for all. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blues Image, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Dr. John, Procol Harum, the Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Donovan, The Byrds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and more!

Afternoon Wide Open Stream with Trifectas

We’ve got a wide Open Stream all afternoon and into the evening with on-the-hour Trifectas:

3:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

4:00 p.m. Three Dog Night

5:00 p.m. Marvin Gaye

6:00 p.m. Carly Simon

7:00 p.m. Paul McCartney & Wings

Tune us in. Join other listeners around the globe who know what we’re all about. We are totally free. There’s no advertising to kill the mood. And there’s no endless D.J. chatter. What are you waiting for?

It’s Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge and We’ve Got Our ‘A Little Bit O’Soul’ EP, The Final Airing of The AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later, February 12, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! We’ve got a great Saturday of music planned for you, starting with our EP called ‘A Little Bit O’Soul’ which is actually a hell of a lot of soul.

Comin’ at ya starting at 11:00 a.m. EST!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

We’ve got five hours of uninterrupted soul and rhythm & blues coming at you today from Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Edwin Star, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Sam Cooke and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry FINAL AIRING!

While we promise more from Bobbie Gentry, we’re sorry to report that this is the final airing of her debut album, Ode To Billie Joe. Get it while you can. We’ve already got our new choice lined up for tomorrow.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Manhattan Center, New York, NY, April 5, 1971 NEW!

Yes, they are back for another week! We’ve been at this for a while and there’s no end in site for the world’s ultimate jam band. This is another good soundboard recording with more than three hours of Dead music.

As usual, we’ve got plenty of wide Open Stream before, in between and after. We run 24/7 totally free to all and we are worldwide. No hidden costs. No subscriptions. No personal information asked. Do it.

It’s Digging Out Day Here and We’ve Got Our New Album of The Week Plus a Brand New Motown EP, Sunday, January 30, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve not only got our brand new Album of The Week for you today but we’ve got a brand new All-Motown EP to get you through the afternoon!

Yes, folks. M is indeed for Motown.

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones NEW!

Without a doubt, one of my favorite Rolling Stones albums of all time. It was their 9th British and 11th American studio release. It was released on April 23, 1971, and was the first released on their new (and their own) Rolling Stones Records. It was also their first album without Brian Jones, who had died two years earlier.

3:00 p.m. M is For Motown: Various Artists NEW!

This is a companion EP to our ‘Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP. It gives you strictly Motown artists (but not all Motown artists because there is some music we simply do not play), including The Temptations, The Spinners, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jimmy Ruffin, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Isley Brothers, Martha & The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, The Marvelettes, Billy Preston, Mary Wells, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Eddie Kendricks, Rare Earth, Junior Walker & The All Stars, Edwin Starr, and many more!

This is a day of rest (yeah, as long as you weren’t in the snow belt yesterday), so you might as well take advantage of it and join your friends from around the globe. We’ve got a bunch on here this morning from Canada to Lithuania. Programming is only part of our day. The rest of it is filled with wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Try it. You’ll see.

Under a Blizzard Warning in Beantown, and We’re Spinning Our House Playlist EP, Giving You The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, January 29, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The snow’s flying. The wind’s blowing. And the music’s flowing. We’ve got a great line-up for you today, no matter what your weather is.

Our very own EP starts at 11:00 a.m. today and runs uninterrupted for just about five hours

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

It’s that magic time again. Our House Playlist calls, and we give you Barry McGuire, the Temptations, CSNY, Pink Floyd, Peter Tosh, Edwin Starr, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Donovan, Jimmy Cliff, Cat Stevens, The Association, Marvin Gaye, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of this week’s Album of The Week, Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan. Get it while you can. Tomorrow, there will be a brand new featured album when you roll out of bed.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA, May 7, 1977 NEW!

The Dead bring their Wall of Sound to the fabled Boston Garden for this one, vintage 1977. Another great soundboard recording for your listening pleasure from the world’s premier road and jam band.

Well, gang, we’re rolling here in The Mermaid Lounge. The good news is that we will keep on keeping on through this New England blizzard. Be sure to join your friends from around the globe today!