BLUES WEEK Continues with SRV and Double Trouble and Our Louisiana Blues Playlist, Plus One Long-Standing Tradition Here, Monday, September 21, 2020

Good Morning, Blues Lovers! As we continue to upload more and more blues here in The Mermaid Lounge today, we continue to play it out the other end!

“I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.” -B.B. King

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live at The Bluebird Lounge, Ft. Worth, September 30, 1979

“I actually wanted to be a drummer, but I didn’t have any drums.” -SRV

Thankfully. Every day, I hear people who claim to be music lovers having ridiculous conversations about who’s a better blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eric Clapton. The discussion is moot. We don’t need to pit one against the other. They were compatriots in life and, by the way, they had different styles and sounds. No need for that shit.

Stevie Ray Vaughan died way too young at the age of 35. Who knows what could have been, and to think about it is pointless. What we do have is an amazing body of work to listen to. This one is with his band, Double Trouble, and is live from the Bluebird Lounge.

3:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 2

Haven’t heard this one since Fat Tuesday, and that seems like decades ago in the land of COVID-19. Wish I could tell you who’s playing on this one, but I can’t even remember where I found this file. It was on one of my late-night music hunts over last winter. I just know I’m glad I did.

7:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Monday! The Complete Mudcrutch

Mudcrutch Monday is a longstanding tradition here in The Mermaid Lounge, and it will not be denied on this day. You know, not many musicians who have been doing it for 30+ years would go back and resurrect the band that started it all, but Mr. Petty did. And we are all musicially enriched because of it.

Mudcrutch did not “make it” in the early seventies, but it did morph into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Then, after the Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Tour, he brought the band back together, and it was amazing.

Mudcrutch is Tom Petty (on bass in this band), Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench (from The Heartbreakers), Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh. All are from the original Mudcrutch. Have fun. I know I will!

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We Continue With Our Summer of Love Event, We Have Rare Mudcrutch Live, and Steely Dan in The Spotlight, Monday, August 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We will continue on today with another Summer of Love musical offering, but we don’t stop there!

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Here’s your line-up for Monday:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! Disraeli Gears by Cream   NEW!

Disraeli Gears was the second studio album released by Cream — Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. The album was released in November 1967, and features the hits Sunshine of Your Love, SWLABR, Tales of Brave Ulysses, and Strange Brew. Here, we give you the special extended version!

4:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Live at the Fonda Theater, June 26, 2016

When Mudcrutch took to the stage, it was as if Tom Petty never had another band. They were that good. This is a rare live bootleg, so don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

This was one of our very first Spotlight features when we started out three years ago. It’s still one of our favorites.

Great day to join in the Summer of Love festivities, people. We are totally free, built outside the system, with no commercials and no bullshit.

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It’s Mudcrutch Madness Monday, The Rolling Stones Live @ Palais Royale & Our Final Episode of The Inner Sanctum, on July 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It has been a while and we were more than overdue for another Mudcrutch Madness Monday, and we salute Mick Jagger on his birthday with some live Stones!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Mudcrutch Monday Madness!

Here we are again celebrating the band that birthed Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I say birthed rather than morphed into because Mudcrutch is a badass band all on its own. Petty brought them back into the light in 2008, and the rest is musical history, including a brilliant tour in 2016 where the definitive version of Hungry No More was recorded live at The House of Blues in Boston. We love Mr. Petty here. 

Mudcrutch is Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench (all from the Heartbreakers), along with Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Tell-Tale Heart   NEW!

Here’s our very last episode of The Inner Sanctum for this broadcast cycle. But don’t despair! We’ve got plenty more old time radio spooktaculars on the horizon. So, enjoy The Tell-Tale Heart.

7:00 p.m.     The Rolling Stones Live at The Palais Royale Ballroom, Toronto, Canada on August 16, 2002   NEW!

We celebrate Mick Jagger’s birthday (yesterday) with a very unique live performance. It took place in Toronto, Canada, and was essentially a surprise performance to just 1,000 guests.

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Hey, still the best advice I’ve heard. Especially if you’re fortunate enough to be off on a Monday. Tune us in. We’re free. We’re 24/7. We’re outside the system.

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Oh, Baby, It’s a Mudcrutch Monday (and it’s rare), Emmylou Harris Helps Out The Desert Rose Band, and The Death Ship Pulls Into Port, Monday, June 22, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I don’t know where music fits into your life, but I know where it fits into mine. And there are far worse ways to start the week.

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Here’s your Monday musical landscape:

12:00 p.m.   Emmylou Harris With The Desert Rose Band

The Desert Rose Band was formed in 1985 by Chris Hillman (former member of The Byrds and co-founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers with Gram Parsons), John Jorgenson, and Herb Pederson (who has played with Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Mudcrutch, John Fogerty, Stephen Stills and many others). Add Emmylou Harris to that mix, and you’ve got a musical bonfire.

4:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Monday! Mudcrutch Live at the Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2016 (Fan Recorded)   NEW!

This is a rarity in every sense of the word. Some days, things just fall in your lap, and that’s what happened here. I hit the veritable motherlode, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. It is a treat to hear Tom Petty and Mudcrutch live in concert, just as it’s a rush to hear Tom Petty with the Heartbreakers on stage. You can’t touch this shit.

The set list for this show will be up and running in the Playlist tab shortly. Just scroll to the bottom!

8:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Death Ship   NEW!

Get your spooky on, people, because The Death Ship just pulled into a port near you.

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A Mostly Open-Stream Monday With Two Benefits Named Mudcrutch & The Inner Sanctum, June 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a bright, sunny Monday here outside The Mermaid Lounge, and we have a mostly open-stream Monday…with benefits.

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Mudcrutch Madness Monday!

All the Mudcrutch you crave. The band that left Gainesville for L.A., then disbanded and morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Fast-forward to 2008: Petty brings them back together. Thankfully. The man with the musical midas touch.

6:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Study For Murder   NEW!

It’s downright creepy. Here’s this week’s airing of The Inner Sanctum. It will air two more times this week!

Give us a shot. All you need to do is pull up a tab and follow this link. You do not need to do anything else. No shit.

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We Have a New ‘Inner Sanctum’ Episode, Led Zeppelin in the Spotlight, and Mudcrutch Monday, on May 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back at another Monday, and we have some great music and mayhem on tap.

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Here’s your Monday line-up!

11:00 a.m.   The Inner Sanctum: Dead Reckoning

We move on to Episode 2 of our old time radio show, The Inner Sanctum.

2:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Monday!

Today in the Spotlight, we have Mudcrutch. The band that would morph into the force that’s known as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. In reality, Mudcrutch was a force unto itself, returning under Petty in 2008 to make some brilliant music. Failing to see this band during it’s small-venue tour in 2016 is one of the great regrets of my musical life.

6:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Led Zeppelin   NEW!

We’re spending some quality time with the original headbangers tonight. Formed in London in 1968, they celebrated their 50th year in service to the musical masses in 2018. 

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The Beatles’ Early Years, Stephen Stills “Live” at the Capitol Theater, and It’s a Mudcrutch Monday, April 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin yet another week in the shitshow, but at least we’ve got the best music on the planet to help us keep our sanity.

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Here is your Monday, Monday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  The Beatles: The Early Years   NEW!

Somebody argued with me over whether or not the Beatles were the best rock n’ roll band ever. I never said they were. I said they were the best damned band ever. They were never limited by genre. They changed everything. In this playlist, we focus on their early years. 

4:00 p.m.    It’s Mudcrutch Monday!

Yes, it’s Mudcrutch Monday, and we’re airing our Mudcrutch Madness playlist for you.

7:00 p.m.    Stephen Stills: Live at the Capitol Theater (1979)

Buffalo Springfield. Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Sometimes Young). Manassas. The Stills-Young Band. Solo. Stephen Stills’ contribution cannot be denied.

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It’s Mudcrutch Monday & New “Live” Music From Steve Winwood, March 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we? Getting ready for the big shut down? You’d better tune us in. We’ll be going here 24/7 with non-stop music. Today, it’s a Mudcrutch Monday.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

2:00 p.m.    Steve Winwood Live at The Estival Jazz Festival, Lugano NEW!

The veteran of the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and his own successful solo career live at The Estival Jazz Festival.

5:00 p.m.    Mudcrutch Madness!

The band that would eventually morph into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is another great story in an already legendary musical career. Formed in 1970 by teens in Gainesville, Florida (including Petty), they would morph into the Heartbreakers, and the rest is history. But Tom Petty would bring them back in 2009, and they blew the doors off venues during their 2016 tour.

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Dylan at Budokan, The “Let It Be” Sessions, Mudcrutch Madness & Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Friday, February 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

2:00 p.m.       The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.

5:00 p.m.       Mudcrutch Madness!

There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.

In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

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It’s Mudcrutch Monday, J. Geils is in The Spotlight, & Spend Some Time With Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart, on Monday, February 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming and more streaming day today to start out the week. Nevertheless, we’re in for some fun.

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The J. Geils Band

Aerosmith isn’t the only band to come out of Boston. In fact, we have the J. Geils Band with front man Peter Wolf.

5:00 p.m.      Mudcrutch Madness on Mudcrutch Monday

Hear it all right here: The band that would become Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, then return to the scene in 2008 to make some more great music.

9:00 p.m.      An Evening With Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart

Need I say more here? Live from Providence College in 1975.

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