It’s Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge and We’ve Got George Harrison’s Album of The Week, and Our ‘A Little Bit O’Soul’ EP On Tap, December 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s a great day here in The Mermaid Lounge. I have two days off from retail hell and that means I can indulge myself in music. You can too. We’ve got a great line-up today.

Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison brought George’s final album to fruition posthumously. Read on.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Brainwashed by George Harrison NEW!

Today’s AOW was George Harrison’s twelfth and final album. It was not completed when he died, but his wish was for his son, Dhani, to finish what he started. Enter Jeff Lynne, commander of ELO and George’s mate in The Traveling Wilburys. Together, he and Dhani Harrison did George proud. This is undoubtedly one of George’s finest albums, released on November 18, 2002, nearly a full year after his death. It’s a great story about a great album, and you can read more about it here.

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

We’re back with our soul and R & B extended playlist today. You’ll hear Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Etta James, and more! Five uninterrupted hours of soul stream.

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Today We Have a Brand New Album of The Week from Otis Redding, and ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’ as Our EP, Sunday, November 14, 2021

Good Morning, R & B Lovers! This is your day! We’ve got some great soul and R & B programming for you today, including a brand new AOW from Otis Redding.

Otis Redding, Al Green, and Aretha Franklin are just some of the great R & B artists you’ll hear today!

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul by Otis Redding NEW!

This great album was Otis Redding’s fifth studio album and his final album before his death, coming on the heels of his successful Otis Blue album and his performance at the Whiskey A Go Go. The album is a mix of soul covers and original compositions by Redding. It was released on October 15, 1966 on the Stax label, and spawned two singles, Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (The Sad Song) and Try A Little Tenderness. Some of the greatest soul and R & B session musicians on the planet played on this album, including Booker T. Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, vibraphone), Steve Cropper (guitar), Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass guitar), and Isaac Hayes (keyboards, piano).

3:00 p.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Some days the shit just lines up like some cosmic event. We continue on with soul programming again mid-afternoon with our extended playlist featuring all of the above plus The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, The Supremes, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, Edwin Star, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and many more!

Before, in between, and after, we’re running all kinds of music on Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. As you well know if you’re a daily listener, she has impeccable musical taste. You won’t know what you’re missing until you try it. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you a thing and there’s no advertising. Ever.

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It’s Another Monday in Paradise With the Rascals, Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” Project, and Some Pretty Sweet Soul, March 8, 2021

Good Morning, Radio Sweethearts! It’s another Monday but, hey, the sun is out and that’s a plus. We’ve got some great music programming for today sprinkled in with that wild and crazy Open Stream.

We happily revisit Tom Petty’s massive “Wildflowers” project today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The (Young) Rascals

Are they The Rascals? Yes. Are they The Young Rascals? Yes. We’re quibbling here. The Rascals were one of the finest bands on the planet back in the day. Today, we put them In the Spotlight. For your listening pleasure, of course.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty’s Wildflowers Project: All The Rest

It has been a while since the release of the Wildflowers Project, and we’re going to start revisiting it intermittently today. We begin with All The Rest, or the songs that didn’t make the album. Of course, some of these songs appeared somewhere later down the road. However, some were not heard until this project was released, like Leave Virginia Alone and Confusion Wheel. We have those here today.

7:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

Some early soul here with the likes of Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Fontella Bass, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Joe Tex, Lee Dorsey, Roy Head, Don Covay, Booker T & The MGs (the original Stax Records house band), Kim Weston, and more!

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