The Lovin’ Spoonful, Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions, and It’s An Album Two-Fer on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Sunday Funday, and we’ve got not one — but two — albums on tap rather unexpectedly today!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m.   NOT The Album of the Week: You’re Gonna Get It by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1978)   NEW!

I discovered quite by chance yesterday that this album was released 42 years ago, on May 2, 1978. It is just the second studio album by The Heartbreakers, and resulted in two massive hits in Listen To Her Heart and I Need to Know. We thought it would be a great idea to slip this one in today!

1:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful

One of the great bands from that Echoes in the Canyon era of days gone by.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Running On Empty by Jackson Browne (1977)  NEW!

In my humble opinion, this is not only one of Jackson Browne’s best albums, but one of the best of all time. I wore this thing out. Running on Empty was released in 1977, peaked on the Billboard charts at #3 in 1978, and stayed there for 65 weeks.  The theme was life on the road, and was recorded live on stage, backstage, on tour buses, or in hotel rooms.

8:00 p.m.    We Shall Overcome: Bruce Springsteen’s Pete Seeger Sessions

This collection of traditional folk songs arranged by Springsteen was released in 2006. Springsteen called on a group of lesser-known musicians from New York and New Jersey to put together this album. It also resulted in a 62-city tour.

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We’re Back With Gram Parsons in the Spotlight, the Final Airing of Sargeant Pepper, and Our “Live Dead” Offering on Saturday, May 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We hope you enjoyed your Open Stream Friday! We are back today with some great programming!

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Here’s your Saturday line-up:

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

Earlier this week, we featured Hendrix and talked about the ’27 Club’ of musicians who have passed in their 27th year. Sadly, Gram Parsons is also a member. He is singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. In his short life, Gram was not only a soloist, but sang and played with Emmylou Harris, The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

This is the final airing of our Album of the Week. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new selection on the blog!

10:00 p.m.  Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Theater (11-8-70)  NEW!

This is a special treat! The Grateful Dead with New Riders of the Purple Sage in a 4-hour music extravaganza! A not-to-be-missed event!

What the hell are you all waiting for? Tune us in. We’re not only free to listen to, but we’re free of commercials.

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New Music Added to the Standard Rotation This Past Weekend!

Good Evening, Ungovernables! Just a quick note here to let you know that we added about 400 new songs to the rotation yesterday from several different artists.

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Here are the additions!

  • Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  • Steppenwolf
  • Del Shanon
  • Tim Hardin
  • Guy Clark
  • Tom Rush
  • Ike & Tina Turner
  • Sam Cooke
  • The Association
  • Jackie DeShannon

We keep the pipeline primed, and are now circulating about 22,729 songs out of a total library of about 50,000.

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It’s 4-20-20 and We’re “Under The Influence,” Emmylou Harris & Spyboy in Zurich, and The Shelters in the Spotlight, Monday, April 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re off to a great start this week with a brand new Emmylou Harris concert event in Zurich, Switzerland!

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Under The Influence: Various Artists

Celebrate April 20, 2020 with our great Under The Influence playlist!

4:00 p.m.   Emmylou Harris & Spyboy: Live in Zurich (1997)   NEW!

Emmylou Harris’ groundbreaking step added a new dimension to her already-sellar career. She assembled a band she called Spyboy to develop a ‘stripped down’ approach to the music she was making at the time. Read about it here.

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

Tom Petty mentored the Shelters and produced their first album. At the time of his death, he was working with them on their second album. The Shelters forged on without their friend, and finished the album. It is included in this playlist.

Tune us in. It’s Monday. We all need some good music on a Monday.

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It’s a Wide-Open Wednesday Live Stream Day, March 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a wide-open Wednesday Live-Stream Day!

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We’ll be circulating more than 22,000 songs for your listening pleasure, and we’ll be adding even more as you listen!

We will be back tomorrow with some amazing new programming!

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Some Sweet Soul Music, The Stones in the Spotlight, and Some Rare Live Dylan Performances, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some powerful programming today nestled in between all that great streaming. Tune us in!

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Here’s your line-up for Wednesday:

11:00 a.m.     Sweet Soul Music: 1965

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of the Rolling Stones

As usual, Mick and the boys tear it up.

5:00 p.m.       Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From the Copyright Collection   NEW!

Don’t forget to visit the Playlist section prior to the Dylan programming. We’ll put up the set list in the afternoon.

Tune us in, folks. You won’t regret it.

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Chicago “Live” at Tanglewood and Joni Mitchell “Live” in Cambridge For a New England Feel, and We Feature Two Albums Today, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Most of the time the way I choose stuff is serendipity. So it was this morning when I made these selections. I just realized both live performances were in Massachusetts, my home state.

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Here’s Tuesday’s line-up:

Chicago Live at Tanglewood, Lenox, MA (1970)  NEW!

Undoubtedly, one of my favorite bands. That is, when Chicago was Terry Kath’s band, that breezy, innovative jazzy rock band. By the way, Terry Kath was a monster on that guitar. I’m not a fan of the Peter Cetera Chicago of the born-again elevator music rock genre. But this iteration of Chicago? Wow. They were awesome.

2:00 p.m.      Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

This album was released on this day in 1973, and proceeded to spend 741 weeks on the Billboard charts before falling off in 1988. In 1998, it was certified 15-times platinum, which means it sold 15 million copies. Although this was just our Album of the Week in January, we feel the need to pay it the respect it deserves on this anniversary.

5:00 p.m.      Joni Mitchell Live at Club 47, Cambridge, MA

Joni Mitchell wasn’t the only one to play here early on. Both Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt did also. By the time I was old enough to visit, it was called Passim’s. It was on a cold, snowy night that my friends and I went in for a drink and discovered Guy Clark. A great venue.

9:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: Blind Faith, by Blind Faith

The only album Blind Faith ever made is our actual Album of the Week this week.

Feed your ungovernable side. Tune us in.

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Dylan and Harrison, New “Live” Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon in the Spotlight, and Songs About My Favorite Color, Monday, March 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are working on uploading lots of new stuff, some rare, some we simply didn’t know still existed. Today, we’ve got some new Bonnie Raitt.

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Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan & George Harrison Almost Went to See Elvis!

According to legend, Elvis stood them up. In fact, according to Dylan, they were supposed to record with Elvis and they stood him up. Nobody will ever know the truth. Maybe.

2:00 p.m.      Bonnie Raitt: Live at the Troubadour (1972)  NEW PLAYLIST!

One from the vault at the legendary Troubadour, where many of her compatriots also got their start.

5:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

9:00 p.m.      All About Blue: Various Artists

I never realized how many songs contained the  name of my favorite color until I got the idea for this playlist!

Tune in. Smoke a bone. Take the edge off. You won’t regret it.

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Down in Bluesiana, “Live” Doors, Jeff Lynne’s ELO & Music Under the Influence, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an early morning trip to work because it’s Truck Day! We’re getting jump on this one.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Down in Bluesiana: Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman

Here’s a little preview of the stuff you’ll be hearing during our N’Awlins music special!

2:00 p.m.       The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 8/30/70)

5:00 p.m.       Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust!

9:00 p.m.      Under The Influence: Various Artists

Some shit’s legal. Some shit isn’t. You know how that goes.

Tune in, people. It’s free. And it’s great.

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Starting the Week in ‘Open Stream’ Mode, Monday, January 27, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re beginning the week in ‘Open Stream’ mode with our energies focused on new musical additions and playlists. Tomorrow, we’ll be giving you an update on our new music.

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