Tuesday Bluesday Brings You Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton & B.B. King, and Our AOW, August 3, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It is, once again, Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we have some excellent programming for you, including music from the original Fleetwood Mac.

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac is not today’s Fleetwood Mac. It was a blues band.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, January 31-February 1, 1970

Indeed, the rumors are true: The original Fleetwood Mac wasn’t a pop-rock band. That happened with the departure of Peter Green and the addition of Buckingham/Nicks. The original Fleetwood Mac was a blues band, led by Peter Green. We have the original band live from The Warehouse in New Orleans, recorded over a two-day period.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Downhill From Everywhere by Jackson Browne

The second airing of this week’s Album of The Week, which just happens to be a brand new album by singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. He has remained true to himself over five decades in the music business. His message remains the same, and he delivers it with the same passion as he always has, but this time with the perspective that time is running out. That’s why we love him here.

7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton & B.B. King: Riding With The King

Two blues masters here, and the results are totally pleasing to the ears. This is actually what we should call ‘Not Our Album of The Week’ as it was their first collaboration, released in 2000. It won the Grammy for the Best Traditional Blues Album, reached number one on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums, and was certified multi-platinum in the U.S.

As always, we’ll close by telling you it’s an excellent day to give us a listen here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio. We are totally ungovernable and outside the system. We cost you nothing. We run 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising. And we do not buy any of our music from either Amazon or Apple. Believe it or not, there are other places to buy music.

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It’s Yet Another Tuesday Bluesday Here In the Mermaid Lounge, and We’ve Got Our Long Player Going, June 8, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got another Tuesday Bluesday here and it’s about that time that we give you our long-playing Blues session again!

Here’s today’s bluesy line-up!

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists UPDATED!

More than five hours of uninterrupted blues with James Cotton, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Winter, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Koko Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, the Robert Cray Band, Roomful of Blues, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, and many more! Recently updated!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Tonight, we have the second airing of this great album by two masters who, although meeting in 1974, took their sweet time making an album together. It was worth the wait.

Tune us in on this bluesy Tuesday. It’s too damned hot outside to do anything else but kick back and enjoy the tunes. And if you are working and have the space, all you need is a browser tab to give a listen.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Clapton & Friends, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, and Our Album of The Week Later, March 23, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge preparing for another Tuesday Bluesday, and we’re digging deep for some stuff we haven’t heard in a while.

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Most aren’t aware that Fleetwood Mac was originally a real blues band.

Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m. Eric Clapton With Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck & Joe Cocker

Here’s some real blue-eyed blues rock for you, led by Eric Clapton who has a penchant for getting his friends together for a great time. This is no exception.

3:00 p.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans (1970)

Most people think of Fleetwood Mac as a pop band, but the original Fleetwood Mac was a blues band, led by Peter Green. This is a great collection here known commercially as The Warehouse Tapes. Keep in mind this was recorded in 1970, so there’s no great engineering going on with this stuff. It’s just…there.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Let It Be…Naked by The Beatles

Again, the stripped down version of the Fab Four’s final album the way it was originally meant to be heard, and the way we here in The Mermaid Lounge prefer it.

If you’re a bluesologist, this would be your day to give us a shot. Seriously. We’re totally free. We ask for no subscription or credit card information. We do not even ask your name. All you do is pull up a computer tab and click the link below. That’s the way it is every day.

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It’s Saturday at The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge!

Yes, it’s Saturday here, but retail hell still exists and we are still cookin’ here at the College of Rock n’ Roll knowledge. Shit happens no matter what day of the week it is!

Diana Ross & The Supremes doing what they do best.

Today in rock music history:

November 14, 1960: It’s Now or Never by Elvis Presley becomes the fastest-selling single ever in the UK, selling 780,000 copies a week.

Also on this day, Ray Charles goes to #1 for the first time ever with Georgia On My Mind, his ninth hit.

November 14, 1962: The Beatles played the final show of a 14-night run at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. We will soon be featuring these performances here at $BecomeUngovernable Radio.

November 14, 1964: The Supremes reign at the top of the charts for the third week with their first hit, Baby Love.

November 14, 1967: Pink Floyd opens for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and play the first show at Royal Albert Hall in London.

November 14, 1970: Gladys Knight & The Pips release If I Were Your Woman.

Also on this day, Santana releases their version of Black Magic Woman. Most people do not know that the song was originally written by Peter Green, and released by Fleetwood Mac in 1968, when they were a blues band.

November 14, 1971: Rod Stewart & Faces release Stay With Me.

That’s today’s lesson in a nutshell, Musicologists. Please sign on to follow the blog on the right sidebar and it will be delivered to your email daily. We will be back in a bit with today’s line-up!

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It’s a Bluesy Saturday With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, and Albert King, September 26, 2020

Don’t scratch your head. The Heartbreakers often sang the blues both live and on vinyl, and the original Fleetwood Mac was a blues band. We also have one late-night tradition we cannot break here.

Peter Green (at the mike) and his blues band, the original Fleetwood Mac

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues

There wasn’t any style of music The Heartbreakers couldn’t make, and they have a lot of bluesy music in their catalogue. Mr. Petty often said he envisioned the band sitting around in chairs playing the blues when they got too old to rock. I have absolutely no doubt they could have pulled that off. You won’t either after you hear this playlist.

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King

This will be our final airing of Albert King’s gem. Tomorrow at this time, there’ll be a brand new selection! If you want to learn more about this album, or any of our albums, all you need to do is click on the photo in the right sidebar of this blog!

7:00 p.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, February 1, 1970

Is there a better place to hear a blues band live? Maybe Chicago, but that’s about it. No, this is not the current Fleetwood Mac. The original Fleetwood Mac was a blues band, baby. It might interest you to know that Black Magic Woman wasn’t a Santana song. It’s a Fleetwod Mac song.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, New York, June 27, 1985 NEW!

Here’s another band who could sing it all in their own unique style, and they often sang the blues on stage. This is our one non-blue Saturday night offering that will not be denied. The SPAC was one of our favorite musical venues when we were young. I remember packing up the car on the weekends and heading out to upstate New York. We’d camp (for lack of money) and spend what we had at SPAC. We saw many bands here and I have so many fond memories. Never got to see The Dead here, but the imagination still works.

This would be an immensely good day for you to use your index finger to tune us in. It’s really very simple and it’s completely free and without strings, if you can imagine that.

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Beefing Up The Standard Rotation With The Blues, September 21, 2020

While you’ve been enjoying all the great blues music over the past day or so, we’ve been busy adding several hundred classic blues artists and their songs to our standard rotation. That means, going forward, you’ll hear them along with the rest of our stream as a matter of routine.

We’ve added several hundred new blues selections in the last 48 hours.

Here are the artists we’ve recently added:

  • Roomful of Blues
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland
  • Muddy Waters
  • Little Walter
  • The Robert Cray Band
  • Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (solo and with Double Trouble)
  • Marcia Ball
  • Howlin’ Wolf

We expect to be adding more artists again over the next day!

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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.

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac-1

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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Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan & George Harrison’s Adventure, and Bob Marley & The Wailers Live, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a sweet line-up today, heavy on the blues.

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, Part 1

2:00 p.m.       Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, Part 2

Did you know that the original Fleetwood Mac’s singer was a guy named Peter Green, not a girl named Stevie Nicks? And did you know that Black Magic Woman was originally a Fleetwood Mac song, not a Santana original? You do now!

5:00 p.m.       Bob Dylan & George Harrison Almost Went To See Elvis (1997)

Bob and George were supposed to do a recording session with Elvis. According to Bob, Elvis never showed up. But according to George Harrison, it was not Elvis who stood them up. It was the other way around.

9:00 p.m.      Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Santa Barbara County Bowl

The Legend. Live.

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