Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great line-up today as we play tribute to Charlie Watts, a Rolling Stone from beginning to end, and celebrate his life and music.
Here’s your mid-week line-up:
11:00 a.m. Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume One: Various Artists
This one gives us a little bit of everything. It’s just a great collection of individual songs by some of the best singers, songwriters and musical artists on the planet. You’ll hear from Warren Zevon, J.J. Cale, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, Long John Baldry, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton and many more!
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival
Four guys from Berkeley, California, made some of the best damned rock n’ roll and swamp music on the planet. Someone once said they were overrated. I told that guy to shut the fuck up.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Rolling Stones
Charlie Watts, the steady heart beat of the Stones, passed into that great musical heaven in the sky yesterday. He was a constant from beginning to end with the Stones; all he ever wanted to do was play the drums and he did it with style. Tonight we put The Rolling Stones In the Spotlight.
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Good Morning, fellow Deadheads! This week in 1995 we lost Jerry Garcia, the heart and soul of The Grateful Dead (no matter what anyone tells you, the Dead ain’t the Dead without Jerry). Today we have just two piece of programming, both dedicated to Jerry Garcia.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Very Best of The Grateful Dead NEW!
We take a bit of a different approach today. Every Saturday night now since the beginning of this station, we have aired a show called Live Dead. (If you haven’t yet tuned into this, it’s every Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. EST.) Today, we are presenting a Spotlight of studio songs that are the very best of the Dead, just under three hours of uninterrupted music.
7:00 p.m. The Jerry Garcia Band Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, December 2, 1977
I have a particular fondness for this show since I was in attendance. We’ve aired this before, but it was quite a while ago. I thought it would be appropriate to break it out again in honor of Jerry.
In between all this great music is our wide Open Stream, with music chosen by The Music Mermaid who, by the way, has impeccable taste. Tune us in and you’ll see for yourself…all at absolutely no charge ever.
Good Morning, Music Lovers. We’ve got a wide open stream all day today except for our tribute to Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, our first open stream day in a while.
Here’s Friday’s line-up:
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of ZZ Top NEW!
Today we put ZZ Top In the Spotlight in tribute to Dusty Hill, who passed away in his sleep on July 27 at the age of 72. ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Texas in 1969 by guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons. After a few personnel changes, drummer Frank Beard and bassist Dusty Hill joined in 1969 and 1970 respectively. This line-up remained constant until Hill’s death the other day.
That is our only programming for the day. The rest of the day is wide Open Stream at the discretion of The Music Mermaid, who has impeccable taste, I might add. We’re free 24/7. We don’t ask for your credit card number of personal information. And we don’t disturb your music with advertising.
Good Morning, Time Travelers! Here we are back in The Summer of Love, and we’ve got a couple of great ones today. There’s also that guy named Jimi Hendrix hanging out too.
Here’s today’s Summer of Love line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors
The Doors influenced music in immense ways in a very short period of time. Who knows what could have come our way down the road. Morrison was, without a doubt, a poet. And the band was really good. The whole package, gone before we knew it. The Doors actually had two album releases in 1967, their debut album (The Doors) and Strange Days (featured yesterday).
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
With one album, Hendrix went from struggle to stardom. This album is heralded as one of the most amazing debuts in rock history.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones NEW!
The Stones’ only foray into psychedelic music before returning to their roots was not one of my favorite efforts. However, it was the natural progression at the time, and to leave the album out would be egregious. (And any album that has She’s A Rainbow on it can’t be all bad.) I just thought the Stones felt uncomfortable with the genre more than anything. Contributing to this was the fact that the entire recording process was a literal shitshow. The link provides the details.
This would be an excellent day to tune in, turn on and drop out. Spend the day here in The Mermaid Lounge. You deserve a break from all this bullshit.
Good Morning, Ungovernables and Hippie Freaks! It’s Tuesday, and we’ve got a fantastic bit of programming for you today. It’s hotter than Hades here in the Boston area. Good day to stay in and enjoy.
Here’s today’s musical smogasbord:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday! Johnny Winter and Dr. John Live in Sweden (1987)
Two of my favorite bluesmen, live in one place at the same time. Love this shit.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Literally, one of the most bombastic debuts in rock music history. With one album, Jimi Hendrix went from struggling artist to gamechanger. His unique style would change the world of psychedelic rock forever.
7:00 p.m. The Best of the Summer of Love, Volume 1: Various Artists NEW!
The music released during 1967 was, literally, a cultural smorgasbord. It was musical nirvana from Haight-Ashbury all the way to my little street in Medford, where my friends and I lay in the driveway that summer with a transistor listening to WMEX. Back in the day, AM was king.
Tune us in, people. You will not regret it. It will take ONE singular visit.