The (Young) Rascals Debut, The Sounds of Laurel Canyon & The Pretenders Own Our New Album of the Week, Sunday, May 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are closing out the month of May with a bang with a playlist from the fabled Laurel Canyon, the debut of The (Young) Rascals, and our new Album of the Week!

The Mamas & The Papas

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  In the Spotlight: The Sounds of the (Young) Rascals   NEW!

The Rascals (formerly called The Young Rascals) were formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. One of the most underrated bands in history, The Rascals reached the Top 20 of The Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles between 1966 and 1968. This includes the #1 hits Good Lovin’ (1966), Groovin’ (1967), and People Got To Be Free (1968). Rolling Stone magazine called The Rascals the blackest white group of all. 

The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Hit Parad Hall of Fame in 2010. The reunited for a series of concerts in 2012. 

4:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders   NEW!

Learning To Crawl is the third studio album by The Pretenders. It was released on January 11, 1984 after a hiatus that saw both James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon die of drug overdoses.

Chrissie Hynde is sometimes overlooked as a pioneer in the male-dominated alternative rock music world. All of the songs except for one were written by her, and she’s a pretty incredible guitarist. The album resulted in five singles, including Back On The Chain Gang and Middle Of The Road

7:00 p.m.   Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

This playlist celebrates the popular music that came out of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & The Papas cemented the California Sound. From 1965 to 1967, bands came to L.A. to emulate The Beatles. Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Tune us in, people. It’s Sunday, a day of rest, no matter what they tell you.

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Just Who Are The Blue Stingrays? The Final Airing of “On The Border,” and Saturday Night With The Dead, May 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! If you read the CD cover, The Blue Stingrays were the most famous surf band in history. Their legend is all spelled out. We introduce them to you today.

Mike Campbell-2

Here’s your Saturday line up!

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

The final airing of our Album of the Week, On The Border. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new album!

5:00 p.m.  #SurfMusic is Back! Introducing the Blue Stingrays!    NEW!

When you look at the album cover, Surf N’Burn looks like a classic surf band album. In reality, it’s a 1997 release from The Heartbreakers without Mr. Petty. There is plenty of genuine surf guitar reverb here, masterfully played by one of the giants of guitar, Mike Campbell. He does Dick Dale (whom we will also be hearing soon) proud. 

The give-away for me was the instrumental Goldfinger, which appeared on Surf N’Burn, a tune that the Heartbreakers played many times during their live shows in the 90s.

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, MA, July 14, 1990  NEW!

The Dead visit the Boston area and play Foxboro (not fucking Gillette) Stadium, before all the corporate entities started buying up the names.

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Janis Live at The Fillmore, Our Instrumental Surf Anthology, and The Inner Sanctum Returns, Friday, May 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have live Janis, and a replay of our introductory instrumental surf anthology before our new surf playlist on Saturday.

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Janis Joplin: Live at The Fillmore East (1969)    NEW!

Janis was…Janis. She had a powerful voice, and a powerful stage presence. Although her career was tragically short, she was one of the most influential singer-songwriters of her generation. She has also achieved legend status in subsequent generations. There’s a reason for that when it happens.

5:00 p.m.    Instrumental Surf Anthology, Volume 1: Various Artists

We replay our first surf playlist from last weekend to get the juices flowing. On Saturday, you are introduced to the Blue Stingrays! Who are those guys? You’ll have to check the blog to find out!

8:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond

This is our final airing of this week’s episode. There’ll be a new episode on Monday!

Tune us in. You don’t need a device. All you need is a new tab on your browser or a phone. There’s nothing to fill out. No credit card required. Just free music. (We do this because we can.)

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The Second Part of Our Woody Guthrie Folk Fest, The Kinks in the Spotlight, and “On The Border” Returns, Thursday, May 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Hopefully, the heat will dissipate this fine day…except for the heat coming out of your radio as you listen to us.

WoodyGuthrie

Here’s your Thursday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The Kinks

Sometimes I think the Kinks are overlooked on the big stage. They shouldn’t be. They’ve made some great rock n’roll. We’ll show you.

4:00 p.m.     Woody Guthrie: American Folk Giants, Volume 2: Various Artists   NEW!

Part two of the masters, including Woody, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Odetta, The Weavers, The Carter Family and more! These are the people who inspired Dylan and many others. We’ll be getting to them next week!

8:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

Without a doubt, my favorite album by The Eagles. You can learn more about this album and who helped create it by clicking on the photo on the right-hand side of the blog. Always.

Join us. Europe and Asia is all over this station. Apparently, the U.S. audiophiles are late bloomers. Either that or they don’t know good music when they hear it.

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It’s Wilbury Wednesday, Woody Guthrie & American Folk Giants, and The Inner Sanctum Returns, May 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a Wilbury Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’ve also got some Woody Guthrie and his folk friends, and The Inner Sanctum.

Traveling Wilbury's Guitar

Here’s your Wilbury Wednesday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Woody Guthrie and American Folk Giants, Volume 1: Various Artists   NEW!

Hear Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Brownie McGhee, The  Carter Family, and more folk legends!

4:00 p.m.     Wilbury Wednesday: The Music of The Traveling Wiburys

Five guys who loved each other, enjoyed each other’s company, and simply made great music together. George Harrison (Spike Wilbury), Tom Petty (Muddy Wilbury), Jeff Lynne (Clayton Wilbury),  Bob Dylan (Boo Wilbury), and Roy Orbison (Lefty Wilbury): The greatest supergroup of all time.

8:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond

Join us for Episode 4 this evening. Get your scary on, people.

What the hell are you waiting for? We play the best music ever and there’s never a charge, no credit card required, and no personal information sought.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Yardbirds, Booker T. & The MGs in The Spotlight, and “On The Border”Returns, May 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday once again, and we’ve got The Yardbirds on tap. Be sure to join us!

Yardbirds

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds: The BBC Sessions 1965-1968   NEW!

The Yardbirds are a British blues-rock band formed in London in May of 1963. The original lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. Throughout the years, other band members have come and gone.

During the BBC Sessions featured in this playlist, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page circulated in and out of the band.

4:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

This was The Eagles third studio album, and they added Don Felder to go for a more rock feel than the first two albums.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Booker T. & The M.G.’s were a musical force in the sixties. Formed in Memphis in 1962, the band was influential in shaping the unique sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original band members were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums). As the de facto house band for Stax Records, they also played for artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and Delaney & Bonnie.

Tune us in for a great musical feast. We’re free. All the time.

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‘Deb’s Stream’ Debuts, Linda Ronstadt Hangs With Her Friends, and a Brand New “Inner Sanctum” on Monday, May 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday, but it’s a holiday Monday…as much as it can be in such times. But one thing never changes here. The music’s always great!

Linda Dolly Emmylou B&W

Here’s your line-up for Memorial Day:

12:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: Hunter From Beyond   NEW!

We open the week with our Fourth Episode of The Inner Sanctum. We hope you enjoy it. Bwaaahahahahaha!

3:00 p.m.     Deb’s Stream: The Best of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live   NEW!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were road warriors. I’ve always said you really cannot appreciate this band fully until you’ve at least heard them live (seeing them is what you’d imagine a ‘religious experience’ to be). This collection of songs represent my personal live favorites from one of our official house bands. (The Beatles are the other.)

6:00 p.m.    Linda Ronstadt & Friends

Like Tom Petty’s untimely death, Linda Ronstadt’s inability to sing is a rough one for me. I imagine she’d still be making pretty great music. What we have, however, is an amazing musical journey with a singer who could — quite literally — sing anything. We’re going to have some fun with Linda Ronstadt over this summer.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Dogs With Wings Tour, and The Inner Sanctum on a Light Programming Friday, May 22, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a light programming Friday as we prepare to introduce #SurfMusic on Saturday!

SONY DSC

Here’s Friday’s line-up:

1:00 p.m.   The Inner Sanctum: Death Has Claws

The final airing of this week’s Inner Sanctum. On Monday, we have a brand new episode.

6:00 p.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, March 17, 1995   NEW!

Join the Heartbreakers on their Dogs With Wings Tour in Canada as they rock Maple Leaf Gardens. This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite Heartbreaker tours. You can catch the set list in the playlist section of this blog.

This would be a great day to tune us in! Don’t miss another day. We’re free. Totally. No commercials. No politicians. No bullshit. Just music.

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The Legend of Duane Allman, A Tribute to Fats Domino, and Our Album of the Week for Thursday, May 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is our fifth day of bright sunshine this week! What the hell is going on? I’ll tell you what. Great music going on here.

Fats Domino

Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

Learn more about this beautiful album by clicking on the photo in the sidebar of this blog.

3:00 p.m.    Skydog: The Legend of Duane Allman   NEW!

Duane Allman was the leader of the greatest Southern rock band on the planet, but he was also a most wanted man on guitar. He played guitar for many, including Boz Scaggs, Laura Nyro, Derek & The Dominos, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, and many others.

7:00 p.m.    Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino: Various Artists

Here we have another legend and rock n’roll pioneer. A New Orleans native, Antoine “Fats” Domino sold 65 million records during his career. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats had eleven top ten hits. He was quiet and humble, avoiding the limelight. This, no doubt, contributed to the fact that he is often overlooked.

Tune us in. You’ll hear stuff you aren’t going to hear anywhere else. I promise.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO in The Spotlight, The “Inner Sanctum” Replays, and Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris on the Road, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Truck Day at Ace and I’m already on the run, so here’s the lay of the musical landscape for today!

Here’s today’s line-up!

12:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Electric Light Orchestra

Tom Petty called Jeff Lynne the best music producer on the planet. He found The Electric Light Orchestra back in 1970, took the Heartbreakers to new heights, and was a Traveling Wilbury. That’s all you need to know about this guy.

4:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: Episode 3, Death Has Claws

At least this particular death does.

6:00 p.m.     Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris: Live in Verona, Italy,  June 3, 2006   NEW!

Join us this evening for a show from their All the Roadrunning tour. What seems like an unlikely pairing is a real treat.

Join us while I’m out there slaving. Someone has to have some fun today.

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