It’s Sunday in The Mermaid Lounge With Our New AOW and The Women of Music Fully in Charge, December 19, 2021

Welcome to another Sunday in the Lounge. Today we have a vintage Album of The Week for you, and we have turned the musical reins over to the women of music. I don’t know a radio station that actually does any of that. We made a commitment to giving female artists a bigger voice. Take advantage of it.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Big Brother & The Holding Company by Big Brother & The Holding Company

This was the band’s debut album, released on August 23, 1967, with Janis Joplin as their main singer. It was recorded over a three-day stretch in December of 1966. After the band’s blowout success at the Monterey Pop festival in 1967, Columbia Records took over their contract and re-released the album with two additional songs and with Janis Joplin’s name on the front cover. Album reviews are mixed on this one, and we really don’t pay much attention to that stuff anyway. Regardless of the status of the album, it was the birth of Janis Joplin’s all too short, but oh so sweet, career.

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

The ladies return to take you through the afternoon and evening, making it clear that they are not second class citizens on this station. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Wendy Waldman, Eva Cassidy, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Susan Tedeschi, Phoebe Snow, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Nicolette Larson, Norah Jones, and more!

It’s certainly a day of rest, unless you’re supporting capitalism during the holiday season. Personally, I think the gift of music is a wonderful thing. You can listen in, turn your friends on to us, and it won’t cost you a penny. Or them, for that matter. We don’t play the same music over and over and over. We don’t charge for our content. We do not run commercials. And we’re here for you 24/7. What more could you want in your stocking?

Back to Monday With Fats Domino, The Moody Blues, and Our ‘By The Numbers’ Playlist Later, November 15, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! We’re back to Moan-Day all over again with a great line-up, including a couple of spotlight features, one brand new!

It’s no secret that The Fab Four were big time Fats Domino fans, and so are we! Today he’s In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

Was the man from New Orleans the first to play rock n’ roll? I think that could be the case. This guy was making sounds nobody else was making back in the day. He was certainly a bona fide pioneer of the craft, of that there is no doubt. His first single, The Fat Man, is credited as the first rock n’ roll record and the first to sell more than a million copies. Between 1955 and 1960, Fats Domino had eleven Top 10 U.S. hits on the Billboard charts. He sold more than 65 million records during his groundbreaking career.

3:30 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Moody Blues NEW!

We have a couple of live performances of these guys, but we thought it was an appropriate time to put a spotlight feature together in light of Graeme Edge’s passing on November 12. He was their drummer and the last original band member. We bring you the best of the Moodies today.

7:00 p.m. By The Numbers: Various Artists

We thought it was about time to break this one out again. Here are some great songs with numbers in the title, lyrics, or both! You’ll hear James Taylor, The Mamas & The Papas, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Chicago, Three Dog Night, J.J. Cale, Mudcrutch, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Stevie Nicks, Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, The Searchers, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Paul Simon, Wilson Pickett, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Johnny Rivers, The Byrds and more!

Listen, people. Monday’s a really busy day here in The Lounge. Lots of listeners start off our week. We’ve got the crowd from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Canada, (Texas, shhh), Australia, Portugal, Spain and points beyond this morning. Some of these freaks have been on all night. Tune us in. Start your week off right.

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We’ve Got The Ladies Running The Festivities Early On, and We Close With Those Badass Guitarists; Before, During and After It’s Wide Open Stream, Thursday, November 4, 2021

We almost never say anything about us being 24/7, but we are. In spite of our work to bring you great programming, you should know that we run 24/7 uninterrupted, rotating more than 27,000 songs. We just thought we’d make sure you know that.

It’s Shawn Colvin’s turn In the Spotlight today!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin has been at it for decades. She learned guitar at the age of ten, and grew up listening to her father’s music collection, which included recordings of Pete Seeger and The Kingston Trio. In 1996, she released her album A Few Small Repairs, and her resulting hit Sunny Came Home became her launching point, spending four weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary Chart. It 1998, Sunny Came Home won Grammys for both Song and Record of the Year. Today, we put the music of Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield

Another trip around for Dusty Springfield’s great album Dusty in Memphis. We’re winding down on this one. The last airing will be on Saturday. So, get this one in while you can!

7:00 p.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

You may not hear them sing in this playlist, but you’ll hear their handiwork on guitar. You’ll hear Duane Allman and Dickie Betts (The Allman Brothers Band), Mike Campbell and Tom Petty (The Heartbreakers), George Harrison (The Beatles), Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards (The Stones), Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), John “J” Geils (The J. Geils Band), Pete Townsend (The Who), Paul Barrere and Lowell George (Little Feat), and more!

Ho Hum. Here we go again. It’s a great day to tune us in. That’s actually all we are asking. No strings. I know most people find that hard to believe, but it’s true. It’s the one time you’ll hear it where, if you actually give us a shot, you’ll find it is 100% true. No lie.

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Saturday Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, Our Final Airing of “Full Moon Fever” by Tom Petty, and LIVE DEAD Later, October 23, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge as we turn the beginning of the day over to the women of music.

It’s ‘Ladies Day Out’ starting at 11:00 a.m.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The ladies kick it all off today as we go through a magical musical journey of rock, country, soul, R & B. the blues, folk, and many other genres with Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Cilla Black, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Tracy Chapman, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Lulu, Joan Baez, Melissa Etheridge, Dolly Parton, Valerie Carter, Carole King, Carla Thomas and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty FINAL AIRING!

Today we bid a fond farewell to Tom Petty’s first solo album, although he did have help from many of his bandmates in both The Heartbreakers and in The Traveling Wilburys. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection for you.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA, October 27, 1979 NEW!

Another one from the vault from the world’s ultimate road jam band. This one’s from the Cape Cod Coliseum, a venue which many claims feels like it’s “in the middle of nowhere.” Funny, I don’t remember that. Then again, I don’t remember a lot about my trips to the Cape Cod Coliseum, to be honest.

Great day to tune us in, as always. I know I say that every day, but I also mean it every day. Hey, look, where else do you get to try something out for free. In my experience, new “experiences” always seem to require a credit card with the caveat that you can cancel at any time. Well, that’s not the way we do business around here. In fact, we’re not “doing business” around here. We’re playing music. Period. End of story.

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We’ve Got John Lennon In the Spotlight, The All-Girl Revue Too, and Our Album of The Week on Thursday, August 12, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a pretty good program today…at least we think so. It begins at 11:00 a.m. as usual. Today we open with John Lennon In the Spotlight.

Here’s today’s musical programming:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

Today we have the music of one of the best voices in rock n’ roll as a member of The Beatles, The Plastic Ono Band, and as a soloist. He also wrote one of the greatest songs of all time.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sing It! by Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, and Tracy Nelson

We’re winding down on this week’s album, a great blues and R & B effort by three of the most accomplished musical stylists in music. On this album they sing individually and as a group. It’s a rare treat. Don’t miss it.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists

We turn the evening over to the ladies. In this second volume you’ll hear Carlene Carter, Bobbie Gentry, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Amy Winehouse, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Christine McVie, Janis Ian, Mary Wells, Cilla Black, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Shawn Colvin, Susan Tedeschi and more!

Give us a listen, will ya? You have nothing to lose. Unlike some others, we aren’t free for just a week. We’re free every fucking day, all day. In fact, we run 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising or screaming DJ’s. What are you waiting for?

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We Open With the Original All-Girl Revue, Move to Jackson Browne Live at The Main Point, and Close With the Iconic Beatles Rooftop Concert, Friday, April 9, 2021

We’re back with programming today, but just in the right amounts. We’ve got a new “live” event today as we bring in some new material for the spring and summer, and we’ve added some new music, which we’ll tell you about in a separate blog entry later today.

The Beatles Rocked the Apple Rooftop Back in ’69 for a glorious 42 minutes.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Original All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

The very first “all-girls” list we ever put together is back with Carly Simon, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Lulu, Janis Joplin, Mary Wells, Joan Baez, Melanie, Roberta Flack, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, The Supremes, Fontella Bass, Stevie Nicks, and more!

3:00 p.m. Jackson Browne Live at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1973 NEW!

This is a short (by today’s standards, of course) sweet, spirited set by Jackson Browne along with brilliant multi-instrumentalist David Lindley which took place at the now-defunct Main Point, a small, intimate venue.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Complete Apple Rooftop Concert, January 30, 1969

For 42 glorious minutes, The Beatles thrilled the lunchtime crowd with an impromptu concert on the rooftop of Apple headquarters at 3 Saville Row before the Metropolitan Police shut them down for excessive noise. Billy Preston joined them on keyboards.

You simply have got to join your friends from France, Germany, the UK, Canada, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the Faroe Islands, and points beyond. Just open a tab and click the link below:

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Join Us as We Kick Off The Weekend With Petty’s 50 Greatest, Plus Raitt-Browne-Colvin-Hornsby-Lindley-Ingram On Stage, Friday, April 2, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s a fine mix we have here to day for you. The sun is out on this crisp, cool spring day and we have quite a line-up planned.

Coming up this evening, it’s the Dream Team, 1999

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Tom Petty’s 50 Greatest Hits

Yes, it’s all subjective folks. Next week, I could change this up. But for now, these are my Petty favorites, and not just with his mates in The Heartbreakers, but also solo, with the Traveling Wilburys, and with Mudcrutch. Changing it up kept Tom Petty’s creative juices fresh and flowing, and it shows.

7:00 p.m. The Dream Team 1999: Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby, David Lindley, and Wally Ingram, Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, September 12, 1999 NEW!

I actually saw this performance myself when it passed through the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. (Or was it the Comcast Center by then? Well, no matter.) It’s a dream team by anyone’s standards, and it was a fantastic concert. We have a version of this for you here this evening, and we hope you enjoy it.

Tune us in, folks. We’re free and totally outside the system. We do not make a profit. We do not accept advertising. We do not ask for a “subscription” or a credit card.

And for those of you who use Spotify, be advised that it’s now owned by Kanye West. That would be enough for me to forsake my subscription.

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Today’s NOLA Treat? The Magnolia Sisters! We’ve Also Got Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Updated All-Girl Revue Too, on Friday, February 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today is a very exciting day here in The Mermaid Lounge as we feature The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun music band. We’ve also got Creedence and our newly-updated All-Girl Revue Too.

The Magnolia Sisters, the only all-woman authentic Cajun band.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Magnolia Sisters Live at The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, May 23, 2015 NEW!

This amazing collection of women is anchored by Ann Savoy (pronounced sa’vwa), perhaps one of the most accomplished musicians on the planet that nobody ever really heard of. I urge you to read about her here, and to check out her website here. This is the kind of stuff I live for. I first heard her when she recorded with Linda Ronstadt as The Zozo Sisters. They made a brilliant Grammy-award nominated album together called Adieu False Heart. This collaboration marked the first time Savoy recorded in English. Ever since then, I’ve been on a hunt for her music and was able to score two CDs by The Magnolia Sisters. These were added to the station’s standard rotation last evening. The hunt continues until I am satisfied, as she has also recorded with her husband, her children, and with her swing band, Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

One of my all-time favorite bands here. It’s only fitting that we play them during our New Orleans Mardi Gras week. Here we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they were born on the bayou (pun intended, of course).

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too UPDATED!

This was the second all-woman playlist we ever put together for the radio station, and I spent time yesterday updating and expanding the selection. We are continually amazed how women are ignored in the music world, and we intend to increase our focus on female singers and musicians. In this playlist, you will hear Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Linda Ronstadt, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Emmylou Harris, Laura Nyro, Shawn Colvin, Carly Simon and more!

This is a great day to tune us in. Authentic Cajun music is underappreciated, and to be exposed to it via an all-woman band is even better. We are free. We do not require a “subscription,” your credit card, or your personal information. All you need to do is click the link below.

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It’s Sunday Funday in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/10/2021

We almost never sleep here in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. We have your trivia lesson for this fine Sunday morning. The Beatles continue to dominate and Linda Ronstadt’s career takes off.

Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like A Wheel” entered the Top 10 on the Album charts on this day.

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 10, 1956: Elvis Presley recorded music for his new record label, RCA, including Heartbreak Hotel, I Was The One, I’m Counting On You, I Got A Woman, and Money Honey.

January 10, 1963: The Beatles released their second single in the UK called Please Please Me.

January 10, 1964: The Beatles release their first US album, Introducing The Beatles.

Also on this fine day, The Whiskey A Go Go opens its doors on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. It will play host to the likes of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Rivers and many others.

January 10, 1967: Jimi Hendrix started a recording contract with Track Records and recorded Purple Haze on this day.

Also, The Hollies, one of the greatest British Invasion bands, began recording On A Carousel.

January 10, 1969: The Beatles (aka, The White Album) was unstoppable. After just five weeks of release total, it notched week number three at #1.

Also on this day, Marvin Gaye celebrated five weeks at #1 on the R & B charts with his remake of I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

January 10, 1971: Chicago released Chicago III. They were still innovative and hot at this stage of the game. This was before they went Christian elevator music and dropped off our radar. (Hint: Terry Kath was still alive and Peter Cetera was not in charge.)

January 10 1975: Linda Ronstadt’s brilliant album, Heart Like A Wheel, entered the Top 10 on this day. In spite of the fact that most music outlets treat women as though they were second-class music citizens, we do not. Heart Like A Wheel was Ronstadt’s first #1 album on The Billboard Top 200, and it spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart in 1975. It spent 51 weeks on the charts, produced two #1 hit songs, sold more than a million copies, and won her a Grammy award. Anything else required here?

And, oh yeah, I forgot that Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir was performed for the first time at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I guess this was more newsworthy than Linda Ronstadt’s news (a great deal of snark here).

Born On This Day

January 10, 1917: Jerry Wexler was born on this day in New York City. He will be responsible for the success of greats Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin and Wicked Wilson Pickett.

January 10, 1935: Ronnie Hawkins, whose band The Hawks is a precursor to one of my favorites, The Band, was born in Huntsville, Alabama.

January 10, 1939: Scott McKenzie, who performed one of the greatest sixties anthems of all time, San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair), was born in Jacksonville, Florida.

January 10, 1948: Donald Fagan of the great Steely Dan was born in Passaic, New Jersey.

January 10, 1956: Folk singer Shawn Colvin was born in South Dakota. Her song Sunny Came Home, pretty much about a woman who burns her house down, will win the Grammy for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1998.

And that’s about it from The College because we don’t give a shit about Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga. Have a great day.

Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin in The Spotlight, & Our Album of The Week, August 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got another great line-up on Tuesday Bluesday, including SRV and Bonnie Raitt at the 1985 Bumbershoot Arts Festival.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   It’s Tuesday Bluesday! Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Featuring Bonnie Raitt, The Bumbershoot Arts Festival, 1985   NEW BOOTLEG!

Is there a better pairing when it comes to the blues? I don’t particularly see how. Bonnie joins SRV on stage toward the end of the show for a couple of hot numbers. It’s worth the wait.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

Tune us in for the expanded version of this epic masterpiece including some great jams.

7:00 p.m.    In The Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is one of those singer-songwriters who should be bigger than she is. Her personal demons interfered with her success early on. Although she has been a solo performer since the seventies, Colvin is best recognized for her 1997 Grammy award-winner, Sunny Came Home.

What the hell are you up to today? Listen, it’s going to pour this afternoon. Why not tune us in?

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