Dylan & Petty On The True Confessions Tour ’86, We Go Down To N’Awlins, and Our Album of the Week, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got some great programming today, including one playlist that hasn’t been heard since Fat Tuesday!

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Here is your musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, June 12, 1986   NEW!

Perhaps a bit of pre-Wilburys foreshadowing here. Any time you get two guys like this on stage together, the result can only be musical nirvana. This show is from the second leg of the True Confessions Tour.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

This was, without a doubt, a brilliant effort by Harrison, and it deserved all the critical accolades it received. You can learn more about this album by clicking on its image in the right sidebar.

7:00 p.m.    Down In N’Awlins: Various Artists

This is one sweet playlist that hasn’t been heard since Fat Tuesday back in February. Music is from BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, and many others. We hope you enjoy it.

I guess I should stop saying “join us.” There’s nothing to actually join. Tune us in would be a better phrase. No credit card or personal information required any day. No commercials. No political talk. Just music. 

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Call It Simple Programming Sunday: We Pay Our Respects to Peter Green, Premier Blues Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Original Fleetwood Mac & Joni Mitchell Owns Our Album of The Week, July 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we pay our respects to Peter Green, co-founder of the Original Fleetwood Mac (they really are two quite different bands with and without Peter), and we keep the women front and center with Joni Mitchells Miles of Aisles.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!

11:00 a.m.    Album of The Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell   NEW!

Released in 1974, this Joni Mitchell album is a collection of songs from the tour she did in support of her brilliant album, Court & Spark. Not only was it Mitchell’s very first live album, but it was her first tour with a backing band. In a brilliant move, she chose Tom Scott & The L.A. Express.

I saw this tour on its trip through Beantown. It was at the Music Hall when it really was the music hall, and it was — hands down — one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

3:00 p.m.     Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, January 30, 1970   NEW!

Peter Green and The Original Bluesy Fleetwood Mac opened The Warehouse with this show back in the day when they were a blues band and not a bunch of pop-rockers. Although he led a troubled life after he left the band, his contribution to the blues cannot be denied. He passed yesterday at the age of 73. Today, we pay him the respect he deserves.

I can’t fathom what the hell Americans are thinking. It matters not, though, because the rest of the world is listening in. We’ve always bee playing catch-up, no matter what they tell you about American Exceptionalism. It’s overrated.

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Women’s Week Rolls On With Irma Thomas in The Spotlight & Joni Mitchell Live in Milan, Italy, Friday, July 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked   FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.

7:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983   NEW!

Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.

Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, Our Album of the Week is Back, and Happy 80th Birthday, Ringo! Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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.

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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.

You can check out that great Ringo video here!

3:00 p.m.    Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

The release is finally here! Originally shelved in 1975, Neil Young’s 40th studio release, Homegrown, has hit the airwaves.

7:00 p.m.    Tuesday Bluesday: The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1

Today we do something a bit different and head down to N’awlins for some Louisiana Blues!

Like Ringo, #BecomeUngovernable Radio is never bigger than the music. We’re free. No advertising. No credit card required. No politics. No bullshit. Just music 24/7.

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The Down in N’Awlins Playlist Debuts, Irma Thomas Shines, The Wilburys Return, and Happy Birthday to George Harrison on Fat Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today is Fat Tuesday, and we’re celebrating with our new Down in N’Awlins Playlist!

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Here’s your Fat Tuesday line-up!

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: Irma Thomas, The Soul Queen of New Orleans

A contemporary of Aretha Franklin who never seemed to reach that plateau for some unexplained reason. But Irma Thomas is a rare bird, and is heralded as The Soul Queen of New Orleans for a reason.

2:00 p.m.       Down in N’Awlins

The music of New Orleans is as eclectic as its people. We’ve got everything in this playlist — jazz, brass, cajun, zydeco. Some of the best musicians on the planet have been born in Louisiana, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Lucinda Williams, and Dr. John. We’ve got them in here too. Come join the fun!

6:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys

8:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

Happy Birthday, George Harrison! Whether a Beatle, a Wilbury, or a solo artist, George is sorely missed. We celebrate his birth and his life on this earth today. 

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The Heartbreakers in NOLA, Fats in the Spotlight, Lucinda Williams “Live” at the Fillmore, and Albert King & SRV “In Session,” Monday, February 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue on with our NOLA Music Festival. Today we feature two Louisiana natives, Fats Domino and Lucinda Williams!

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Here’s Monday’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Lives at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2012)

In keeping with our NOLA-themed week, we’re debuting a brand new “live” set of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers recorded at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival back in 2012.

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

5:00 p.m.      Lucinda Williams: Live at The Fillmore

9:00 p.m.      Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan “In Session”

Tune us in and get yourselves ready for Fat Tuesday!

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Gregg Allman at the HOB, Dusty Springfield in the Spotlight, Little Feat at Ebbets Field, and the Heartbreakers in Oakland, Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Paul Barrere, longtime guitarist and vocalist with Little Feat, who passed from this world on October 26. We celebrate Paul and Little Feat today.

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Here’s your Wednesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

That’s Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien to you. Just remember that.

2:00 p.m.      Gregg Allman: Live at the House of Blues, New Orleans (12/31/2012)

5:00 p.m.      Little Feat Live at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

Dedicated to the late, great Paul Barrere, guitarist and songwriter for one of the greatest bands of all time.

Bonnie Raitt tweeted, “I just heard about the passing of another dear friend, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere. A brilliant guitarist, singer and songwriter—a cornerstone of one of the greatest bands of all time. I’m glad he is free of pain and may he rest in peace.”

9:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Oakland (2002)

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Dr. John in the Spotlight; The House Play List Beckons; and New Petty Live on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back in the saddle here and we have some great new material for you!

 

Here’s your planned programming line-up:

2:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Musical Legacy of Dr. John

Dr. John passed this year, but his great New Orleans sound lives on forever.

5:00 p.m.     The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist

9:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at Winterland (12/31/78)

As this year’s Petty Party winds down, we’ve got new live material to share with you.

Pull up a tab and join the party!

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