Today, We’ve Got Our ‘By the Numbers’ Playlist, Our Album of The Week, and Eva Cassidy Live Later, Thursday, June 9, 2022

It’s all about numbers. Here’ are some numbers for you. In fact, one of our songs in today’s multi-artist list is a Beatle song McCartney wrote when he was just 14 years old!

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. By The Numbers: Various Artists

Another great multi-artist playlist with numbers in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear The Beatles, Chicago, Three Dog Night, Mudcrutch, J.J. Cale, Steely Dan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Asleep At The Wheel, Eddie Cochran, Alice Cooper, Emmylou Harris, The Grass Roots, The Byrds, The Temptations, The Doors, Shawn Colvin, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Living With The Animals by Mother Earth

Our second-to-last airing of this gem is upon us; our final airing will be sometime on Saturday. While Tracy Nelson is the standout on this album, it’s much more than just a vehicle for her voice. It’s flat out a great album.

7:00 p.m. Eva Cassidy Live at Pearl’s Restaurant, Annapolis, MD, September 14, 1994 NEW!

Some people have commented that they’ve never heard Eva Cassidy before. That’s not surprising since she passed far too soon, at the age of 36, before really hitting her stride. But she’s left behind a great volume of work, and we’re about to add a bunch more into our standard rotation. During our hunt for her music, we found this great live soundboard performance. Don’t miss it.

Tune us in, people. You can’t go wrong here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re on 24/7 unmolested by commercial advertising. And we’re totally free. What’s not to love?

Midweek Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP and Puts Creedence Clearwater Revival In the Spotlight Later, Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve hit our midweek stride and we’ve got the women of music front and center this morning. Five hours of uninterrupted music for your listening pleasure.

The chicks are in charge of the tunes today!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music take over The Mermaid Lounge this morning. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crowe, Valerie Carter, Judy Collins, Dolly Parton, and more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Closing out today’s programming we have four guys from Berkeley, California who sound like they are straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. Swamp music at its best right here.

Before, in between, and all through the night, we’ve got that wide Open Stream! It doesn’t end with the programming. In fact, the bulk of the day is our no-repeat continuous music. All of it completely free. No subscription or credit card required. What’s not to love here?

Today It’s Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash in Nashville, Our ‘All About Blue’ Playlist, and Rare Gems From Emmylou Harris, Monday, April 4, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Those Mondays always seem to roll around again, don’t they? But you can certainly make it better by tuning us in. I promise.

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: The Nashville Sessions 1969

In the midst of recording Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan got together with Johnny Cash ‘in session’ in Nashville to churn out some music. As it turns out one of those songs would make it onto the album, The Girl From the North Country. The rest were released much later, and we have them here for you today.

3:00 p.m. All About Blue: Various Artists

Today’s multi-artist list is all about the color blue in the title, lyrics or both. You’ll hear Robert Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Shawn Colvin, Phoebe Snow, Linda Ronstadt, Van Morrison, Electric Light Orchestra, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Beatles, Cream, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, B. B. King, Little Feat, The Smithereens, Canned Heat, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, The Doors, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

We have a nice 47-minute interlude to close out our programming today. These are some of the songs you may not be so familiar with, including some sung with The Pretenders, Linda Ronstadt, The McGarrigle sisters, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, and Steve Earle.

And then we’re back to wide Open Stream. Mondays always need a boost, so why not make it musical. Close your office door, pull up a tab, and listen in with your friends from around the globe today. You won’t regret it. I promise.

We’re at Week’s End With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP and Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight, Friday, March 25, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We continue now with our celebration of Women’s History Month as we put Shawn Colvin In the Spotlight, but we kick it off early with our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP!

We start the day off with a visit to Laurel Canyon and some musical memories!

Here’s today’s line-up:

9:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Laurel Canyon was a breeding ground for some of the biggest names in music for two generations. It started in the sixties with bands like The Doors, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and The Mamas and The Papas, John Mayall, and spilled over into the seventies with Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and many more. In addition to those artists, you’ll hear The Monkees, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Manassas, Bonnie Raitt, John David Souther, Canned Heat, Harry Nilsson, Carole King, James Taylor and more!

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

Shawn Colvin is one of those amazing singer-songwriters who has, somehow, flown under much of the radar out there for many years. She is best known for her 1998 Grammy Award-winning song, Sunny Came Home, but that’s not all she’s accomplished in her career. You can read more about Shawn Colvin right here. And best of all, if you don’t know much about her music, you can tune it in tonight and see for yourself.

Join your friends this morning. We’ve got listeners on from Chile, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Faroe Islands (they’re becoming regulars), Spain, Israel, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and France! We’re free. We accept no advertising, so there are no commercial interruptions, and we never ask you for personal information. What’s not to like?

We’re at Midweek With Our ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ EP and Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Shawn Colvin, and Others Live at Red Rocks, Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We are at midweek, and we’ve got some great music for you today starting with our ‘Are You Ready For The Country’ EP.

Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby and David Lindley will serenade you from the same stage a bit later!

Here’s today’s line-up:

10:00 a.m. Are You Ready For The Country? Various Artists

Well, are you? Because we’ve got the masters of (real) country and country-rock right here for you. Definitely no bad pop bands with fiddles. Only the real thing. You’ll hear Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Pure Prairie League, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Asleep at The Wheel, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Pure Prairie League, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt. Steve Earle & The Dukes, Mudcrutch, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Band, Bob Dylan, and more!

7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby, and David Lindley Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO, September 12, 1999

This was one hell of a show. I did not attend the Red Rocks event, but I did see the tour when it passed through Massachusetts. It was an amazing event seeing all these great musicians and singers together on one stage with no egos in the way. Tune it in.

Here we are again, literally begging you to tune in. And we’re not doing it for the money because we don’t actually make any money on this little endeavor. It’s a labor of musical love that I share my personal music collection with all of you. Get it while it’s hot, free, and free of commercial interruption.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, The All-Girl Revue Too, and True Love Dominate The Day, Monday, January 24, 2022

Happy Monday, Musicologists! We’ve got a great mix for you kick off the week with today. You can’t go wrong with this particular line-up.

Today’s live Heartbreakers performance is vintage 1978!

Here’s today’s musical menu:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Paradise, Cambridge, MA, July 16, 1978

The Paradise Rock Club in Boston (well, technically Cambridge) played host to a very young Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This would have been earlier than Damn The Torpedoes, the album that put them on the map. That momentous event would not come for another year. This is vintage, early Heartbreakers, and I was there.

3:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists

This was the second such playlist we put together in this vein. You’ll hear Bobbie Gentry, Linda Ronstadt, Carlene Carter, Carly Simon, Carole King, Chi Coltrane, Anne Peebles, Etta James, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, Laura Nyro, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Shawn Colvin, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Ian, Janis Joplin, and more!

7:00 p.m. True Love Always: Various Artists

Last week we brought you the heartbreak. Today, we bring you the other side. Yeah. It’s called true love. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, Van Morrison, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Basia, The Mamas & The Papas, Bonnie Raitt, Guy Clark, The Hollies, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, and more!

Great music can help a Monday pass in better fashion, you know. You can just tune this station in and keep it running all day long as background music. All you need is a computer tab and a mouse. No credit card required. No personal information sought. And we don’t sell you anything. No advertisers allowed.

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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