Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in the lounge and we’ve got some new blues for you all today. We’ve also got our great Album of The Week from Chrissie Hynde.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Muddy Waters, The Authorized Bootleg, Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, November 4-6, 1966 NEW!
We’re kicking off Tuesday Bluesday in fine style, with Muddy Waters live at the Fillmore West back in 1966. ‘Nuff said. It’s up to you to listen.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Standing In The Doorway, Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan
The second airing of this great, new album is upon us. Chrissie Hynde sings some underappreciated Bob Dylan tunes, recording during the pandemic using cell phone technology. It’s amazing.
7:00 p.m. Albert Collins Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, December 26-28, 1969 NEW!
Another great blues offering live from the great Fillmore West. Albert Collins, alternately known as Deep Freeze or The Ice Man, opens for The Allman Brothers Band back in ’69.
We’ve got some sweet, bluesy treats here for you today. It’s up to you to listen in. Around and in between all this, we have our usual wide Open Stream, chosen for you by our Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste.
Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s Tuesday Bluesday and it’s once again time for our extended blues playlist. We run this once a month. We also feature the second airing of our Album of The Week today.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues
Five hours of uninterrupted blues with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, Muddy Waters, The Animals, the Robert Cray Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor, Marcia Ball, Them (featuring Van Morrison), and many more.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The second airing of the reimagined soundtrack from She’s The One is upon us. It includes four new never-before-released songs, including a great studio version of J.J. Cale’s Thirteen Days and an extended version of Supernatural Radio.
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Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another fine Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and it’s time once again for our long-playing blues playlist, Someting Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blues! We’ve also got our second airing of our Album of The Week.
We’ve got over four hours of uninterrupted blues to celebrate Tuesday Bluesday today. You’ll be hearing James Cotton, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, Elmore James, The Rolling Stones, J. J. Cale, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Canned Heat, Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, and many more!
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Nothing But A Breeze by Jesse Winchester
It’s our second airing of Nothing But A Breeze for the week today. As we said at the beginning, Jesse Winchester is one of the most underrated and underappreciated singer-songwriters of his generation, but certainly not by his peers. His music has been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffet, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, and even Patti Page. You ought to get to know the guy.
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Good Morning, Bluesologists, we are here in The Mermaid Lounge with your Tuesday Bluesday offering, and even the J. Geils Band shoehorns in nicely on this day!
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live From The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago, November 22, 1981
Most of the British Invasion bands were steeped in the blues and R & B, and this is certainly true of Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones. Today we have a great union live from the famed Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago between The Stones and Muddy Waters.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Love Stinks by The J. Geils Band
Certainly my favorite J. Geils album out of the many they gave us. In my humble opinion, they were the true bad boys of Boston, no matter what anyone else tells you.
7:00 p.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at The BBC (1965-1967)
This excellent compilation features all of the Bluesbreakers’ live BBC performances plus the the “Old Grey Whistle Test” performances.
Tuesday Bluesday is always a good day to tune us in, no doubt about it. But then again, every day is because we’re totally free and require absolutely no personal information at any time.
Good Morning, Bluesianans (is that a word or did I make that up?)! We are not only in the midst of Mardi Gras, but it’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Luckily, we don’t have to compromise!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2012)
I only got to visit the NOLA festival once, while I was on business in New Orleans in a previous life. I didn’t get to see Tom Petty, but what could be better than our House Band playing at such a legendary festival? Don’t worry. We’ll be playing a lot of traditional Louisiana music throughout the week at various times. This is a short concert set by Petty standards, but the participants are allotted a certain amount of time. There are plenty of participants over lifetime of the festival. Enjoy this one.
3:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1: Various Artists
Yes, there’s also a Part 2, which we will get to later in the week. You’ll be hearing artists like Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Clarence Frogman Henry, and Boozoo Davis.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush
The only entry today that has absolutely nothing to do with Louisiana, Fat Tuesday, or the blues. But nevertheless, Tom Rush owns our Album of The Week and here it is for you!
Tune us in. This is just the beginning of our ode to New Orleans. We’ll be running great music all week long in celebration of Mardi Gras. Yes, the parades have been cancelled due to COVID. But the people of New Orleans are turning their homes into floats! We hope to be showing you some photos on the blog during the week. You’ve got to love that party attitude.
Good Morning, Students of Music Trivia! It’s always so much less stressful when I get a jump on thing, not always possible, I might add.
Here’s today’s lesson, kids:
January 7, 1954: Muddy Waters recorded Hoochie Coochie Man.
January 7, 1955:Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & The Comets debuted on the UK charts.
January 7, 1964: Bluesman Long John Baldry forms The Hoochie Coochie Men.
Also on this day, The Beatles recorded for the BBC program Saturday Club, singing Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode, along with All My Loving, Money, I Want to Hold Your Hand and three other songs. It was their third appearance on the show.
January 7, 1967: The Doors and The Young Rascals played the second of two nights at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
Also on this day, Aaron Neville had the first #1 song of the new year with Tell It Like It Is, undoubtedly one of my favorite songs ever.
January 7, 1970: Fleetwood Mac started a five-night stint at The Whiskey A Go Go on Sunset Strip.
January 7, 1978: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album, which was already #1 for 29 weeks, returns to #1 after 46 weeks of release.
January 7, 1980: Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door is certified Platinum. It is the final album John Bonham appears on before his death.
January 7, 1981: The Eagles Live is certified Platinum. In spite of that, it will be 13 years before their next album is released.
Born On This Day
January 7, 1948: Kenny Loggins was born on this day in Everett, Washington.
And that is it. We are done here, and will return with today’s line-up shortly. (It really is tomorrow’s line-up today.)
Good Morning, Music Lovers! If you’re into the blues, this is your day. We will be airing our four-hour blues playlist starting this morning. It’s like Open Stream Blues. Uninterrupted.
Here’s today’s musical landscape:
10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues
Our blues playlist built during Blues Week, expanded and improved for your listening pleasure. This is essentially a four-hour uninterrupted Open Stream of the Blues, featuring Albert King, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, Slim Harpo, Delbert McClinton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, The Yardbirdsk, Long John Baldry, The Animals and many more!
4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin FINAL AIRING!
This is it for Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppeli IV, the final airing. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new Album of The Week when you wake up!
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore West, July 2, 1971 NEW!
Another great jam experience with the world’s premier jam band; all new and never-before-heard (at least here from The Mermaid Lounge).
Tune us in. We’re not giving you the whole magilla of why you should this morning. You’re just going to have to give us a shot.
It’s one pistol of a day at the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge! We have got a lot of musical news for your history lesson today. I don’t know how we could possibly put anybody but The Beatles in the main photo today. You’ll see why.
Here’s today’s musical historical happenings:
November 22, 1957: Two sixteen-year-olds named Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel appeared on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand as Tom & Jerry where they sang Hey Schoolgirl. The rest, as they say, is history.
November 22, 1961: Bob Dylan completes the recording of his debut album.
November 22, 1963: The Beatles release their second album in the UK called With The Beatles. It knocked their debut album out of the #1 spot, and then proceeded to give The Beatles 51 consecutive weeks at the #1 position on the UK Album Charts.
November 22, 1965: Stevie Wonder releases his hit Uptight (Everything’s Alright).
November 22, 1967: George Harrison begins recording the soundtrack to the movie Wonderwall.
November 22, 1968: The Beatles release their self-titled double album set called The Beatles. It becomes better known as The White Album.
November 22, 1969: The Beatles sit atop the album charts with the spectacular Abbey Road.
November 22, 1981: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Woods of The Rolling Stones join Muddy Waters on stage at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago.
November 22, 1983: The Pretenders release their great single, Middle of The Road.
November 22, 1986: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble launch their 149-date American and European tour at the Towson Center in Towson, MD.
November 22, 1988: Pink Floyd released their live album, The Delicate Sound of Thunder.
November 22, 1990: Freddie Mercury of Queen issues a public statement confirming the rumor that he has AIDS. He passes away on November 24, 1991 from the illness.
November 22, 2010: After just one week of availability on ITunes, The Beatles’ music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs.
November 22, 2010:The Beatles (aka, The White Album) returns to the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart after its 50th anniversary reissue on November 9.
Born on This Day
November 22, 1943: Floyd Sneed, drummer for Three Dog Night, is born in Calgary, Ontario, Canada.
November 22, 1944: Jesse Colin Young, lead singer and bassist for The Youngbloods, is born in Manhattan.
November 22, 1946: Bass Guitarist Aston “Family Man” Barrett of Bob Marley & The Wailers is born in Kingston, Jamaica. Seems the nickname “Family Man” was a good one. He is reported to have fathered 41 children.
November 22, 1950: Steven Van Zandt (aka, Little Steven), songwriter, guitarist, arranger and producer with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, is born in Winthrop, MA.
Tina Weymouth, founding member and bass player with Talking Heads, is born in Coronado, CA.
November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. His death inspires many songs, including The Beach Boys’ Warmth of the Sun, and Bob Dylan’s 2020 release, Murder Most Foul. We will play Murder Most Foul this evening at 10:00 p.m.
And that is it for Sunday at The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. Stay tuned for today’s line-up!
Good Morning, Blues Lovers! We’ve got a full slate of blues magic today, including our new Three-in-a-Row feature loaded with the blues!
Here’s today’s bluesy line-up:
12:00 p.m. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live From The Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, November 22, 1981
Does it get any better than this? The blues are in the Stones’ DNA! This is a great little interlude from the Windy City.
Afternoon Open Stream with Special Three-in-a-Row Blues Jams
We’re open streaming in the afternoon until just about 7:00 p.m. We’ll have special Three-in-a-Row Blues Jams all day from Canned Heat, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more!
7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues
Tom Petty once remarked that he’d like it if The Heartbreakers could just get old together sitting in chairs and playing the blues. We would have loved that too. In the meantime, The Heartbreakers certainly could sing and play the blues indeed, and here’s the proof.
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Blues Lovers, we’ve got a great day on tap in The Mermaid Lounge. In between that great stream, we’ve got great blues programming.
This is your Thursday blues line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, August 20, 2012 NEW!
We have so much music still to add, but we were remiss in not putting Tedeschi-Trucks in before this. Blues Week was the perfect time to escalate our actions here, and we have. Today is our very first Tedeschi Trucks live performance and today they join the standard rotation.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King
No lie: I actually pulled this out of a hat because I couldn’t decide which one would be Album of The Week for Blues Week. I’m glad it was this one. You’re running out of time if you haven’t listened in! Our final airing will be Saturday.
7:00 p.m. Muddy Waters: The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981 NEW!
“Well, one of the best things is workin’ with Muddy.” – Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter answering questions about playing the blues.
Yeah, baby. Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter, one of the most underrated blues guitarists on the planet. Except here in The Mermaid Lounge. Muddy knew it. And so did many other blues guys. Today you get to hear it.
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