Saturday in The Lounge Brings ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Later, June 11, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! It’s your time here in The Mermaid Lounge and we kick off the day with our ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP (not to be confused with ‘M is For Motown’). This covers soul and R & B from all over the spectrum!

Today we’ve all got ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’

Here’s Saturday’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Motown is the most renown, but it’s not the only record label for the genre. There was Stax with Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; Muscle Shoals where Aretha Franklin released her first song in 1967; and Atlantic, with Ray Charles. Many of those who recorded for Muscle Shoals were distributed through Atlantic. We’ve got them all for you today including 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, The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Irma Thomas and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Living With the Animals by Mother Earth LAST AIRING!

Here’s the final airing of this great blues album featuring the amazing voice of Tracy Nelson. When you roll out of bed tomorrow morning there will be a brand new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, July 31, 1974

Another great soundboard recording from the Dead. It’s not new, but it hasn’t been aired since 2020 so it will be just like new. Remember, no two shows are the same anyway.

Get your weekend underway in style! We’ve got some great programming for you today interspersed in between all that great wide Open Stream. We’re totally free. That not only means that we’re free of commercial advertising, but we also don’t charge for anyone to listen. What’s not to love?

Today, We’ve Got Our ‘By the Numbers’ Playlist, Our Album of The Week, and Eva Cassidy Live Later, Thursday, June 9, 2022

It’s all about numbers. Here’ are some numbers for you. In fact, one of our songs in today’s multi-artist list is a Beatle song McCartney wrote when he was just 14 years old!

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. By The Numbers: Various Artists

Another great multi-artist playlist with numbers in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear The Beatles, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Mudcrutch, J.J. Cale, Steely Dan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Asleep At The Wheel, Eddie Cochran, Alice Cooper, Emmylou Harris, The Grass Roots, The Byrds, The Temptations, The Doors, Shawn Colvin, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Living With The Animals by Mother Earth

Our second-to-last airing of this gem is upon us; our final airing will be sometime on Saturday. While Tracy Nelson is the standout on this album, it’s much more than just a vehicle for her voice. It’s flat out a great album.

7:00 p.m. Eva Cassidy Live at Pearl’s Restaurant, Annapolis, MD, September 14, 1994 NEW!

Some people have commented that they’ve never heard Eva Cassidy before. That’s not surprising since she passed far too soon, at the age of 36, before really hitting her stride. But she’s left behind a great volume of work, and we’re about to add a bunch more into our standard rotation. During our hunt for her music, we found this great live soundboard performance. Don’t miss it.

Tune us in, people. You can’t go wrong here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re on 24/7 unmolested by commercial advertising. And we’re totally free. What’s not to love?

Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday With Gov’t Mule, Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, and James Cotton, June 7, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got a full slate of da blues today. Even our AOW is bluesy today. Gov’t Mule has been included now in our standard rotation, and they open the day In the Spotlight!

Gov’t Mule is Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Danny LouisĀ and Jorgen Carlsson

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Gov’t Mule NEW!

We’ve featured ‘live’ Gov’t Mule on a Tuesday Bluesday not long ago, but now they’re airing it out In the Spotlight. We’ve added them to our standard rotation, and we’ve got plenty of ‘live’ mule in the hopper for the future. Does it get any better?

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Living With the Animals by Mother Earth

This is our second airing of this fine blues effort by the amazing Tracy Nelson and her early band, Mother Earth. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. James Cotton Live at Antoine’s, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 1987

You can seek, but sometimes you simply cannot find. We’ve searched high and low to put a date on this particular James Cotton performance, but we’ve not been able to nail it down to a day. We figure July 1987 is about as close as we’re getting. Either way, we know it happened, and you will too if you tune in tonight.

It’s a great Tuesday Bluesday here in the lounge. It’s what we here call the full magilla. Before, in between and after, we’ve got our wide Open Stream to get you through life’s 24-hour onslaught. What more could you ask for. Oh, yeah, we’re totally free 24/7. No subscription required. That’s why we simply say, tune us in.

On Sunday, We Feature Our New AOW by Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, Plus ‘The Female Species’ EP Later, June 5, 2022

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Living With The Animals by Mother Earth NEW!

It’s tough to find a decent photo of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, believe me. We tried mightily but the best we could come up with was this poster. Etta James once called Nelson, “a bad white girl.” And she certainly is bad in the best sense of the word. One of the absolute best combinations in music happened when Ronstadt sang Tracy Nelson’s Down So Low, and you will hear Nelson’s version on this album. While Mother Earth is often presented as merely a vehicle for Nelson, that’s an unfair characterization. The band was more than that, and you’ll see that on this album.

3:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Not to be confused with our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP. While we certainly include woman artists in this playlist, this one’s about the use of the word lady, girl, woman, chick, whatever the term, in the title, lyrics, or both. You’ll hear from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, Jackson Brown, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra, Percy Sledge, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, The Temptations, and more!

Sunday. It’s a day of rest, people. Even the big guy (whomever that might be) took the day off from the entitled masses. That’s what you should be doing now. And what better way to spend the day than right here. Because life is too damned short to listen to bad music.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Some New ‘Live’ Music From Roomful of Blues, Tracy Nelson In The Spotlight, and Our AOW, February 8, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday and you know what that means! Today, we’ve got our blues programming on tap for you.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Roomful of Blues Live at Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA, February 3, 1996 NEW!

Roomful of Blues has been around playing ‘swing’ blues for half a century. I’ve experienced them ‘live’ twice here in Boston in small venues and they are a really great band. Tune us in at 11:00 a.m. EST to see for yourselves as we add a new live performance from Bimbo’s in San Francisco.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

We’ve got our second airing of Ode To Billie Joe by the mysterious singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, whose contributions to music are often underappreciated but also undeniable. We hope to change the underappreciated aspect.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson who keeps one foot in country and the other in the blues, has been singing, writing and recording albums since 1965. She started out with her band called Mother Earth (which we will soon be adding to our standard rotation), and was the composer of one of my favorite Linda Ronstadt songs, Down So Low, which is most definitely a blues song. Tune her in tonight and see just how good she is.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune #BecomeUngovernable Radio in. We truly are outside the system. We do not charge for subscriptions, do not ask for a credit card, or request your personal information. We also do not accept advertising, so you get the best of both worlds. A truly free music source without any strings or hidden costs. No lie.