Good Morning, Ungovernable Music Lovers! We’ve got three legends on tap today. Today, we pay respects to Reggae legend Toots Hibbert, who left this earth over the weekend.
Here’s your line-up for Monday:
1:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young
Whether as a soloist or as part of a greater whole (CSNY, The Buffalo Springfield), Neil Young is one of the premier singer-songwriters of all time. Today he’s in the spotlight.
4:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live at Budokan, February 28 and March 1, 1978
Although recorded during his 1978 world tour, the album was not released until 1979, after at least one counterfeit made its way to market and several imports were created.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Toots & The Maytals NEW!
Toots & The Maytals are in the general rotation, but today we feature them in The Spotlight. Reggae legend Toots Hibbert passed away this past Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 77, and we aim to give him and his band their due.
Tune us in. We have no idea what you are waiting for but, hey, we’ve got time.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Welcome to Saturday! Our musical landscape is very agreeable today. Great programming and a lot of open stream.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young
Today is the final airing of this long-awaited (and I mean, long-awaited) album. On Sunday we will have a new album posted on the blog.
7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at Fenway Park, August 30, 2014
From The Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye Tour. The 2014 Fenway Park, Boston, show is considered one of the very best on this tour.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, June 12, 1980. NEW!
Known as the famous Mount Saint Helens show, it took place just two weeks after the devastating first major eruptions of the Mount Saint Helens volcano. The volcano actually erupted for the second time during the Dead’s performance of Fire On The Mountain, appropriately raining ash down on the crowd.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Tuesday Bluesday is back and we’re heading down Louisiana way for today’s offering. And it’s Ringo’s 80th birthday, and we pay respects to him, an often underrated very important cog in the Beatles’ musical wheel.
Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Songs NEW!
A simple four-drum kit was all Ringo needed to make his sound. If you watched the video I posted earlier on the #BecomeUngovernable Radio Facebook page, you’ll see that his peers revere that sound and try to recapture it. Ringo didn’t need to steal the show. He drummed to the level that the song required. He was never bigger than the song itself.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! How is your July 4 hangover? Well, some of our ‘hangovers’ are different from others. But we here at The Mermaid Lounge have the universal antidote. It’s called great music.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young NEW!
Neil Young’s 40th studio release is our Album of the Week. Homegrown was actually recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, but the album was shelved by Young in favor of Tonight’s The Night. Young finally released this on June 19 of this year.
3:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists
We have four of these playlists now, but this was the first we ever put together. We have Linda Ronstadt, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, Aretha Franklin, and many more.
8:00 p.m. Chicago Live at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA, July 21, 1970
Chicago was one of the most adventurous, musically brilliant bands on the scene until Terry Kath’s unfortunate death. (At that point, Peter Cetera took over and turned it into fucking ballad-driven elevator music with a sometimes religious tinge.) I couldn’t find this concert on Chicago’s concert history list, and that’s because they were not Bill Graham’s first choice for his Fillmore at Tanglewood series. Neither Joe Cocker nor Jimi Hendrix could make the date, so it went to Chicago and, holy shit,did they ever deliver.
It’s Sunday; a day of rest. Kick back and tune us in. You will not regret it. I promise.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate today, including Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash’s Nashville Skyline sessions!
Here’s your mid-week lineup!
12:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, Nashville 1969 NEW!
During 1969’s Nashville Skyline sessions, Bob Dylan teamed up with Johnny Cash to record a dozen songs, only one of which made it to the album. These informal recordings are relaxed and loose, and are easy on the ears…a meeting of two giants. The back-up musicians include Carl Perkins on guitar.
3:00 p.m. Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings
Dusty Springfield truly epitomized the term “blue-eyed soul,” and her career spanned five decades.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young
Speaking of legendary artists, Neil Young has been a part of our musical DNA since the sixties as well, as a solo artist and with the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! At the end of this day of indentured servitude to the consuming public, it will begin my weekend. We have some great programming today.
Here’s your line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones FINAL AIRING!
This is the final airing of Let It Bleed. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a brand new Album of the Week.
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Yes, Willie’s boy has a hell of a country rock band here. POTR also doubles as Neil Young’s road band in their spare time.
6:00 p.m. The Beatles Rock the Rooftop!
The Beatles final public performance happened on January 30, 1969 with an unannounced concert from the rooftop of Apple Corporation headquarters at 3 Saville Row. Their fans were ecstatic with the lunchtime entertainment. The British Bobbies? Not so much.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Watkins Glen, New York (7-28-73)
We’re taking a break from Europe ’72 this week and airing a concert from Watkins Glen, New York. No two Dead performances are ever the same. They are the ultimate jam band.
Tune us in. It’s Easter weekend. The bunny’s efforts are scaled back this year. We’ll blunt the trauma with some great music.