It’s Saturday Here in The Mermaid Lounge and We’ve Got (A Little Bit O’) Soul, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later, July 17, 2021

It’s another Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’re on full throttle soul today. We have our extended play list going, along with the final airing of Exit Wounds by The Wallflowers, and LIVE DEAD late this evening.

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Today we are playing a bit of catch-up after our Fillmore Fiesta earlier in the month, so we give you our Little Bit O’ Soul extended playlist. This gem features The Temptations, The Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Ruffin, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Carla Thomas, Fontella Bass, Slim Harpo, Ben E. King, Nina Simone, Jackie Wilson, The Ad Libs, Booker T & The MGs, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exit Wounds by The Wallflowers FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of our latest Album of The Week, Exit Wounds by Jakob Dylan & The Wallflowers, their first new album in a decade. Tomorrow we’ll feature a brand new album for the upcoming week.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! Rocking the Cradle: The Grateful Dead Live in Egypt, Recorded Live September 15 & 16, 1978 NEW!

Live Grateful Dead recorded at the Giza pyramid complex. Unlike some of the live performances you are treated to, this is actually not a soundboard recording but one that was mixed down and released in 2008, on the 30th anniversary of the event. Enjoy.

Saturdays are always a great day to tune us in. We’re usually chock full of great programming in addition to our full catalogue of live stream. And best of all, we’re free 24/7 every day of every week.

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We’re at Midweek With Our House Playlist and The Soul Men, Volume 1, Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’re already at midweek here in The Mermaid Lounge and we’re featuring our updated #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist today!

This evening, we’ve got The Soul Men, Volume 1 on tap!

Here’s Wednesday’s programming:

12:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists UPDATED!

We’ve recently added to our house playlist bringing this various artist set list to just over three hours. You’ll hear Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Barry McGuire, Scott MacKenzie, The Chambers Brothers, Ten Years After, Peter Tosh, The Band, The Byrds, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joan Baez, CSNY, and many more!

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists

A great collection of soul and R & B from Stevie Wonder, Clarence Carter, Ray Charles, Jimmy Ruffin, Al Green, Bill Withers, Slim Harpo, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Wilson Pickett, and more!

Why not make this the day you turn off your commercial station and get into some real music? I mean, you’d be in good company. We’ve got listeners all around the globe. We are free and require no registration of any kind. No credit card. We run 24/7 without interruption circulating more than 27,000 songs, we have some great programming interspersed. Today is your day, people.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Allman Brothers & Eric Clapton, Blues Louisiana Style, and Our Album of The Week, May 11, 2021

It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got a great line-up in store for you sprinkled in with all that Open Stream.

Today’s Tuesday Bluesday features The Allman Brothers Band with special guest Eric Clapton at The Beacon, 2009

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 19, 2009

Does it get any better than this? We’re not quite sure about that. We have what I consider to be the best damned Southern rock/blues band on stage with one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. I would have loved to be in attendance. This is the next best thing.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III

From the blues to a bit of folk interlude here. The final album from Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys was released in 1968. The following year, she would launch her solo career.

7:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume Two: Various Artists

Louisiana has contributed mightily to the history of blues music with Dr. John, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, Slim Harpo, Snooks Eaglin, Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and many more. You can hear them here this evening.

Step out of your comfort zone and give us a shot. Hell, this is a labor of musical love. We sure ain’t makin’ money doing this, I promise. And you won’t have to give us a credit card number or provide any personal information.

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It’s a Simple Tuesday Bluesday: We Feature Our Long-Playing Blues Playlist Plus Our Album of The Week, April 6, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’re into simple today here in The Mermaid Lounge because we have some family committments, so we’ve got our long-playing, uniterrupted fantastic blues playlist called Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues, along with our Album of The Week later!

We have our great playlist Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue starting at 10:00 a.m.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues

On this fine Tuesday Bluesday, we have nearly five hours of uninterrupted music with our extended blues playlist featuring John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, The Robert Cray Band, The Paul Butterfield Blues Bland, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and many more!

7:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Saturate Before Using by Jackson Browne

We have the second airing of our Album of The Week, Jackson Browne’s Saturate Before Using, which actually was not intended to be the name of the album. If you want to solve this mystery, just click on the album image to the right.

In between all this stuff we have our great Open Stream, guided strictly by The Music Mermaid residing here in the lounge. We’re free. We’re non-intrusive (no credit card required and no personal information asked), totally outside the system (we never purchase music from either Amazon or Apple), and we accept no advertising.

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Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge with Money, Honey; The Beatles “Let It Be” Sessions; Paul Simon In the Spotlight; and Live Dead, March 6, 2021

Welcome to the weekend in The Mermaid Lounge, where we have our usual slate of programming for your listening pleasure. We’ll kick it all off at 10:00 a.m. this morning.

The Beatles’ during the “Let It Be” Sessions.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Money, Honey: Various Artists

Music about money, earned, stolen, alimony, in every form imaginable, from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, J.J. Cale, Slim Harpo, Albert King, Tom Rush, Chuck Berry, The Traveling Wilburys, and more.

3:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions, Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the Fab Four were barely talking to each other or recording together. But the Let It Be sessions prove that The Beatles were all about the music at the end of the day, and at the end of their run.

6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

Paul Simon is legend in music. He spent years with his pal Art Garfunkel, singing together for the first time at the age of sixteen. Together they made some of the best music of the sixties and seventies. Then Simon continued on as a solo artist doing the same. We feature the music of Paul Simon today, both with and without Art Garfunkel.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, September 7, 1987 NEW!

Another (brand new) marathon session from The Dead for your listening pleasure. No two shows ever sound the same, even when they are on the same tour.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday, kids. We’re on the case, bringing you great music totally free, no subscription required, no credit card required, no personal information asked. Just pull up a tab and click the link below:

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It’s Not Only Tuesday Bluesday, But It’s Fat Tuesday, and We’re Feeling New Orleans in Our Bones on February 16, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesianans (is that a word or did I make that up?)! We are not only in the midst of Mardi Gras, but it’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Luckily, we don’t have to compromise!

It’s Fat Tuesday and we’re celebrating NOLA all week!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2012)

I only got to visit the NOLA festival once, while I was on business in New Orleans in a previous life. I didn’t get to see Tom Petty, but what could be better than our House Band playing at such a legendary festival? Don’t worry. We’ll be playing a lot of traditional Louisiana music throughout the week at various times. This is a short concert set by Petty standards, but the participants are allotted a certain amount of time. There are plenty of participants over lifetime of the festival. Enjoy this one.

3:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume 1: Various Artists

Yes, there’s also a Part 2, which we will get to later in the week. You’ll be hearing artists like Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Clarence Frogman Henry, and Boozoo Davis.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush

The only entry today that has absolutely nothing to do with Louisiana, Fat Tuesday, or the blues. But nevertheless, Tom Rush owns our Album of The Week and here it is for you!

Tune us in. This is just the beginning of our ode to New Orleans. We’ll be running great music all week long in celebration of Mardi Gras. Yes, the parades have been cancelled due to COVID. But the people of New Orleans are turning their homes into floats! We hope to be showing you some photos on the blog during the week. You’ve got to love that party attitude.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our House Blues Playlist and Linda Ronstadt’s WE RAN as Our Album of The Week, January 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. It is definitely Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge with our house blues playlist, and with Linda Ronstadt dropping by later.

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

This is a great, eclectic blues playlist that runs for just over four hours! You will hear Slim Harpo, Long John Baldry, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Buddy Guy, Cream, Foghat, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Canned Heat, Delbert McClinton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt

Our second airing of what I consider to be one of Ronstadt’s most eclectic works, interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan (for the first time since early in her career), John Hiatt, Naomi Neville and others. The standout song? Undoubtedly, Ruler of My Heart. Brilliant.

Tune us in, people. We’re about to expand our general rotation again and you have no idea what you are missing! No other radio station rotates a 27,000-song playlist on its best day.

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It’s Monday in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/11/2021

It’s Monday and we kick it off all over again here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today’s lesson is not particularly taxing, so enjoy.

Janis.

Here is today’s lesson:

January 11, 1958: The release of Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock was delayed a week because the Decca Records pressing plant in the UK could not meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.

January 11, 1963: The Beatles recorded their first national TV show, Thank Your Lucky Stars, where they performed Please Please Me.

January 11, 1964: Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen was #1 on the Cash Box music charts despite being banned by several radio stations because of the indecipherable lyrics. It was even investigated by the FBI, if you can fucking believe it. They found nothing wrong with the song.

Also on this day, Billboard launched its new Country album chart, and Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire (his greatest hits) was its first #1 album.

January 11, 1971: The album Pearl by Janis Joplin was released posthumously on this day.

Born On This Day

January 11, 1895: Laurens Hammond, inventor of the Hammond Organ, was born in Evanston, Illinois.

January 11, 1924: Slim Harpo, blues singer, guitarist, and master of the blues harmonica, was born in Lobdell, Louisiana.

January 11, 1942: Clarence Clemons (aka, The Big Man), elite sax player for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, was born in Norfolk County, Virginia.

January 11, 1943: Tony Kaye, original keyboardist for Yes, was born in Leicester, England.

And that is it for today’s trivia! Stick around for today’s line-up!

The Ladies Kick Off The Festivities, Our Album of The Week is Back, and The Soul Men Kick Ass This Evening, Thursday, November 5, 2020

Yes sir! And if that isn’t enough for you, we’ve got some great three-in-a-row’s lined up today. You really need to be here. It’s better than the shit on television, especially with this real-time shitshow going on.

The Ladies are in command this morning.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists

It’s always a good day when the ladies are starting us out. Today we have volume 4 in our series, with Carly Simon, Lucinda Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Carole King, Joan Baez, Phoebe Snow, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

We’re winding down here. After today, there’s only one more chance to hear this great album before we choose our new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists

Another open-stream-type playlist that has become popular here in The Mermaid Lounge. This one features Bill Withers, Al Green, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Freddie King, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Otis Redding, Slim Harpo, The Four Tops, Fats Domino and more.

Call me biased, but this seems like a hell of a day to tune us in. Odds are you’ll find something you’ll like. Unless, of course, you’d rather pay for what you used to get for free. You know, before money became king. If that’s the case, I can’t help you.

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Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday! Hear Our Blues Playlist, Our Album of The Week, and Winwood & Clapton Live Later, November 3, 2020

You won’t get any election updates from us. You’ll only hear music. Because here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, we know what the only path is. In the meantime, we’ve got great music.

The House of Blues, New Orleans. One of my favorite places.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blues: Various Artists

The playlist created for Blues Week (September 2020) is now a permanent fixture here, and is actually being expanded for Open Stream days. You will hear Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, The Robert Cray Band, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

I remember seeing JT live several times, once was out at Tanglewood in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. When he sang

Now the first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go…

Lyrics from Sweet Baby James

the crowd went insane. I have hundreds of musical memories like that. Thankfully.

7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden, New York

Two musical legends recorded live at Madison Square Garden during their performances in February of 2008.

Anyway. I have no idea what you’re waiting for, but hey, we’ve got time. I think. Hehehe.

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