Saturday Delivers Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP, the Final Airing of “McCartney” and LIVE DEAD! Later, June 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s going to be a hot one outside today, and we’ll be matching that in The Mermaid Lounge with some great programming interspersed in all that wide Open Stream.

Cool your jets with ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ starting at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

It’s promising to be a hot one here to day in the Boston area, so we’re inside cooling off with some music about all kinds of water. You’ll hear from Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Johnny Rivers, America, Donovan, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: McCartney by Paul McCartney FINAL AIRING!

We bid a very fond farewell to this first solo Beatle effort today from one of the greatest musicians of all time. He’s still out there touring and singing and thrilling audiences everywhere. But alas, this is the final airing.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA, February 22, 1969 NEW!

Mr. Peabody put us in the Wayback Machine for this one, vintage 1969 and another new show added to our list of Live Dead performances.

Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we have two strict rules: We never have more hours of programming than we do Open Stream. And we never charge for the music we play. We also don’t require you fill anything out or provide us with any personal information. Hell, we don’t even track you. We’re too damned busy finding new music.

I Know. The Start of Summer Was a Few Days Ago. We’re Kicking It Off Today With The Beach Boys, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and “McCartney,” Thursday, June 23, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yes, I know we’re a bit late on the uptake here. The first day of summer was a few days ago. But hey, we don’t stand on ceremony here. We thought The Beach Boys would be a nice touch.

Here’s your lineup for today:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Beach Boys

We haven’t heard this one in a while. It’s a very modest kick-off to summer here in The Mermaid Lounge, but we’ve got something else in the works that should be ready in the next day or two. In the meantime, these guys know how to make it feel like summer for some reason. Maybe it’s all in the name. And Brian Wilson is a musical genius. Even Paul McCartney and Linda Ronstadt think so.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: McCartney by Paul McCartney

This is our next-to-last airing of this iconic solo debut by McCartney. Over the years, it has become one of the most revered solo debuts by any musical artist. The final airing will be some time on Saturday. Sunday will bring a new selection.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL, April 19, 2003

Great concert here in what can be considered a small venue. The Heartbreakers played a lot of large halls in their day, but they always preferred small, intimate settings. IMO, it didn’t matter where they played. They were one of the best live bands in the history of rock n’ roll.

Great day to be here with us. I know I say that every single day, in one way or another, but it’s true. This is where the music never stops. We run 24/7 totally free of charge with absolutely no strings attached. Your money is no good here. Know what I mean?

It’s Another Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Koko Taylor In the Spotlight, and Some Live Buddy Guy with Stevie Ray Vaughan Later, On this First Day of Summer, June 21, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’re back for another Tuesday Bluesday and we have some new blues today as we add the late, great Koko Taylor to our Spotlight list. And later it’s two great blues guitarists together live.

Today we put the great Koko Taylor In the Spotlight!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Koko Taylor NEW!

There’s no doubt about it: Koko Taylor is a blues powerhouse whose musical style encompassed Chicago blues, electric blues, rhythm & blues, and soul blues. She’s often called the Queen of The Blues, just as Aretha is called The Queen of Soul and Irma Thomas is called The Soul Queen of New Orleans. Come to think of it, that would make a fucking great playlist. But I digress because today, we put Koko Taylor In the Spotlight where she belongs.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: McCartney by Paul McCartney

Our only break in our blues programming today is to hear Sir Paul’s iconic 1970 debut album. The simple beginnings of an amazing post-Beatles career that’s still going strong as he turns 80 this week.

7:00 p.m. Buddy Guy & Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Lone Star Cafe, New York, April 14, 1986

Two blues guitar masters together is a real treat, and we close out our Tuesday Bluesday programming today with them live at the Lone Star Cafe in New York.

Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge is always a great take. Make this the day to join your friends from Germany, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Russian Federation, Chile, Australia, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Flori-DUH and points beyond.

McCartney’s Solo Debut is Our Album of The Week, and We’ve Got ‘The Psychedelic Express’ Rolling Through Later, Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Psychedelic Express rolls through this afternoon!

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: McCartney by Paul McCartney NEW!

Released on April 17, 1970, this was the very first Beatle solo album. Of course, people were absolutely pissed that the Beatles had broken up, so it took a while for people to warm up to this one, but over the years it has become one of the most beloved albums of all time. I also look back now and remember that the album was criticized for what appeared to be “unfinished” tunes. Now, alternate takes, unfinished versions, home recordings and all of the progressions to the final product are literally an art form. I remember the angst of millions that The Beatles were gone, and I suspect a lot of the criticism came from the fact that they broke up to begin with. The blame game was being played. I, too, was upset that The Beatles were no more, but as I got older I realized that bands break up all the damned time. I also know that The Beatles gave us all they had in the tank. They changed everything in a very short period of time, and the band’s music is timeless. That’s also the way I look at them as solo artists as well.

4:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Psychedelic music is one of my most favorite genres of all time, so I’m looking forward to this one myself! Even bands not know as “psychedelic” bands tried their hand at this genre. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Canned Heat, Tommy James & The Shondells, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, and more!

Sunday. It’s a day of rest all across the globe. Pull up a chair and tune us in. We’re on 24/7 (not just when we have programming), we’re totally free, and we never air commercial advertising. What are you waiting for?

It’s Saturday with a Happy 80th McCartney Celebration, the Final Airing of Our AOW, Our ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP and LIVE DEAD! Later, on June 18, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great lineup for you today and it’s a bit busier here in The Lounge than usual because we’ve got McCartney’s 80th birthday celebration later on.

Happy 80th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!

Here’s today’s musical journey:

10:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We begin the programming day with this great extended playlist that includes tunes from John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Jesse Winchester, Joni Mitchell, The Stone Poneys, Phil Ochs, Linda Ronstadt, Harry Chapin and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Tune by Eva Cassidy FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to this week’s Album of The Week by the late, great Eva Cassidy who, unfortunately, didn’t live long enough to see her success. Don’t miss this collection of rehearsal tunes and live performances.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

Today we say happy 80th birthday to a true musical living legend who’s still rocking away on his ‘Got Back’ tour. We’ve got Beatles’ stuff, solo performances, his stint with Wings…it’s all here for a couple of hours tonight.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Summer Jam, Watkins Glen, New York, July 28, 1973

Tonight’s LIVE DEAD! is a rare repeat, but it hasn’t been aired since 2020, so it should sound just like new to those of you who aren’t Deadheads (and they don’t care how many times they hear a Grateful Dead show; it’s all new to them).

We’re chock full of stuff today and we think you’ll like it. There’s no better way to kick start your weekend than with the little radio station that could. (I think I like that.) There are, of course, some things we just can’t do, like play rap and screaming heavy metal death, charge for listening, or play commercial advertising. But we’re pretty damned good with everything else.

Today It’s The ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP and Bobbie Gentry’s AOW, Sliding Toward a Holiday Weekend, Thursday, May 26, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’re heading for the weekend again today as we give you songs about water on this fine day. It’s only fitting since the earth is composed of 71% water.

Today’s EP is about water in the title, lyrics or both!

Here’s your Thursday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Yes, it’s a scientific fact that the earth is composed of 71% water, and today we talk about water all day long (without being boring, of course). You’ll hear from Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Johnny Rivers, America, Donovan and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Delta Sweete by Bobbie Gentry

This is the next-to-last airing of this ambitions concept album by a very talented, yet reclusive, recording artist. On Sunday, we’ll have a brand new entry!

Great day to be with your worldwide fellow listeners. We’re working on some special Memorial Weekend programming here in The Mermaid Lounge revolving around our House Bands! It’ll be the top hits of The Beatles on Saturday the 28th, and Petty’s top hits on Sunday the 29th, so plan to be here!

It’s a Trifecta Start To The Day, With Our AOW at Mid-Afternoon, and Paul McCartney In the Spotlight Later, Thursday, February 17, 2022

We are definitely on the downslide heading toward the weekend, folks, and we’ve got a great day of music programming for you to help get you closer. We open with a set of Trifectas and move on from there.

The Traveling Wilburys, Steve Winwood, Little Feat, The Byrds, and Norah Jones are today’s Trifecta artists.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Trifecta Thursday: Various Artists

We’re going to kick off the day with five hours of Trifectas. The schedule is:

9:00 a.m. Little Feat

10:00 a.m. Steve Winwood

11:00 a.m. The Byrds

12:00 p.m. The Traveling Wilburys

1:00 p.m. Norah Jones

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Laid Back by Gregg Allman

I know I sound like, well, a broken record, don’t I? This is our next-to-last airing of Gregg Allman’s debut solo album. The final airing will be on Saturday. Get in on it while you can.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney

Tonight we put Macca In The Spotlight as we feature his music as a driving force behind The Beatles, as the leader of Wings, and as a solo artist. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Come on, people. This is a great day to tune us in. I’ll be slavin’ in retail hell, but that doesn’t mean your day has to suck as well. Hell, if you’re in an office working on your computer, just close the door, pull up a tab and click the button below. It won’t cost you a penny. And we’re unlike any other radio station on the planet. See for yourself.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday: We’ve Got Some Brand New Blues, Some Old Blues, and Even Some AOW Blues, August 24, 2021

Good Morning, Kids! If you’re into the blues and the Allman Brothers Band, then we’ve got a treat for you today here from The Mermaid Lounge.

UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of Allman Brothers (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday Line-Up:

11:00 a.m. Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues: The Allman Brothers Band, Volume 1 NEW!

This is from Scorcese’s ode to the blues. There’s a lot more where this came from, and this is just the first volume of the music from The Allman Brothers band, some of which has never been released in album form. The second volume will be aired next Tuesday morning, if you’re making notes on your musical calendar.

3:30 p.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute To Fats Domino: Various Artists

The second airing of this great tribute album featuring the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Lucinda Williams, Corinne Bailey Rae, Willie Nelson, John Lennon and more.

7:00 p.m. Johnny Winter Live at The Hondarribia Blues Festival, Guipuzcoa, Spain, July 7, 2011

The late, great Johnny Winter, one of the most underrated bluesmen I’ve ever heard, makes his stand at this great blues music festival.

Tune us in. We already gave you all the good reasons in yesterday’s post, so I won’t repeat them hear. Simply check out the post above this one! We hate being repetitive.

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It’s Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge And We Turn It Over to The Ladies of Music, and Give You a Great New Album of The Week, August 22, 2021

Happy Sunday Funday here in the lounge, where we give you our Ladies Day Out long player and a brand new Album of The Week dedicated to a rock n’ roll pioneer.

The Beatles hanging out with Fats Domino, a rock n’ roll game changer who should not ever be forgotten

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Goin’ Home, A Tribute to Fats Domino (Various Artists) NEW!

The man from New Orleans was truly a pioneer in rock n’ roll, and his contemporaries knew that. So did the bands he inspired. They got together to pay him tribute. You’ll hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with an exceptional version of I’m Walkin’), Paul McCartney, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Los Lobos. Lucinda Williams, Art Neville, Robbie Robertson, Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt & John Cleary, Norah Jones, Bruce Hornsby, John Lennon and many more.

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

At mid-afternoon, we turn the festivities over to the women of music. I hesitate to say rock n’ roll because so many genres are represented in this playlist. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde), Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Eva Cassidy, Lulu, Wendy Waldman, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Baez, Valerie Carter, Dolly Parton, Carla Thomas, Carole King, and so many more. This is five hours of uninterrupted music from The Mermaid Lounge, where women are decidedly not second class citizens.

It’s a great day here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we do hope you’ll join our friends from around the world and tune us in. Today we have lots of listeners from Germany, Belgium, France, the UK, Sweden, The Faroe Islands, Israel, Italy, Canada, and the Russian Federation. That’s because they have great musical taste.

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The Final Airing of McCartney’s CHOBA B CCCP, LIVE DEAD Later, and The British Are Coming! Saturday, July 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got our usual busy Saturday today, but we’re doubling up on extended plays this month due to the Fillmore Fest at the beginning. Nevertheless, it’s a great day of music.

Later tonight, it’s The Dead live at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa!

Here’s today’s line-up (please note times are a bit different today):

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: CHOBA B CCCP by Paul McCartney FINAL AIRING!

Today we’ve got the final airing of this great album by McCartney. Tomorrow when you tune us in, we’ll have another great new selection.

2:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

This is a great multi-artist playlist that runs for about five hours uninterrupted, paying homage to the music of The British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Who, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Them, The Dave Clark Five, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Queen, Herman’s Hermits, Peter & Gordon, The Zombies, and many more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa NEW!

Another outstanding live performance by the world’s ultimate jam band, this one from the University of Alabama.

As always, Saturday is a great day to tune us in. Be there or be square, as they say. It won’t cost you a penny because, yes, there is still great free music out there.

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