“Wildflowers & All The Rest” Debuts, Johnny Rivers In The Spotlight, and Some Great Soul Later, Sunday, October 18, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers & Petty Fans Alike! We’ve got a great array of music on tap and — as you may have suspected — Wildflowers & All The Rest is our Album of The Week! It’s an amazing volume of work. I’ve already passed through once. The only question was how it would be presented.

We’ll do that in bursts, but we will have one airing in its complete form before the end of Tom Petty Month. We’ll also air the segments twice a week at various times.

Tom Petty in the studio during the recording of the original Wildflowers album.

Here’s your line up for Sunday Funday!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!

Today’s Airing: Live Wildflowers

There’s a ton of new material here. It’s a revelation about how the guy worked, how he worked with his band, and where he was at the time all of that great music made its way out. We’re starting with all the best damned live versions of Wildflower songs.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers, ,a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge. One of the best damned singers, songwriters, and record producers many will probably never know. His style encompassed rockabilly, folk, blues, and good old time rock n’ roll. You might want to tune this in.

7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

This is one sweet playlist with Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Fats Domino, Roberta Flack, Jackie Wilson, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, and many more.

So, it’s a day of rest. Give it a rest. Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It’s the only way to unwind. We’ve got great music. And it’s all fucking free. You got a problem with that?

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Petty Month Continues, We Have Our Album of The Week, and The Temptations in The Spotlight, Thursday, October 8, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a great programming line-up today in between all that open stream we run 24/7, including a smattering of Motown.

It’s The Temptations, baby.

Here’s today’s tempting line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Take The Highway Live!

If you had the opportunity to see The Heartbreakers live, then you know how good they actually were. Their chemistry as a band was off the fucking charts. This live interlude was recorded live over two shows: November 23, 1991 at the Lawlor Events Center and the University of Nevada, and November 24 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat

Time is running down on our Album of the Week. We have one more airing after today before a new album is chosen. So, be sure to tune this in. It’s one of the finest performances by any band at any time in music history.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of The Temptations NEW!

We’re building new playlists here all the time. This is one of them. Today we give The Temptations, a classic Motown band, their due here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We’re here 24/7, and we don’t know what it takes to get the people from the U.S. to join in, just like the rest of the revolution going on in the world. Everywhere except here. Perhaps you need to wake up on several levels.

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Otis Redding & The Pretenders in The Spotlight, and The Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Tour on Monday, September 7, 2020

Here we are again on Labor Day. This isn’t about waving flags. This is a day to thank the labor movement for the  advances they made for the working class. Period. Now, let’s get on with the music portion of the program.

Today, we are celebrating two birthdays, Chrissie Hynde (69 years) of The Pretenders, and Benmont Tench (67 years) of The Heartbreakers. Long may they run.

Tom Petty 30th Anniversary Tour Ticket

Here’s today’s musical line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 30th Anniversary Concert, The  Stephen J. O’Connell Center, Gainesville: September 21, 2006

This is undoubtedly one of the finest Tom Petty tours ever, and the Gainesville performance was absolutely brilliant. The band was dead “on” that night. We air this today in honor of Benmont Tench’s 67th birthday.

3:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Otis Redding

No big event here. It was just time to run Otis Redding’s amazing playlist again. “The Big O” made his debut at The Monterey International Pop Festival back in June of 1967. On December 10, 1967, Otis Redding died in a plane crash, joining Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix in the 27 Club.

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

One of the most outstanding things to happen to music during this time frame was The Pretenders, a really kick-ass band led by Chrissie Hynde, an often-overlooked rock pioneer. Today we celebrate her 69th birthday.

It’s a holiday. Good day to tune us in. I mean, really. We’re totally free. We don’t even ask your  frackin’ name. No credit card required. Best of all, we’re 24/7 with no commercials and no political bullshit.

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The Summer of Love Rages On: Dusty’s Lost British Recordings, The Lost Cream Tapes, and John Wesley Harding Pays A Visit, Monday, August 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re in our final week of The Summer of Love and we’re rolling along nicely on a Monday morning, as you will see.

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Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan  NEW!

Dylan’s eighth studio album, released on December 27, 1967, marked a return to his folk roots after a few blues-influenced rock albums. It was very well received, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 in the UK. It was recorded around the same time as the home recordings made with The Band, which were eventually released as The Basement Tapes.

2:00 p.m.    Dusty in London: The Lost British Recordings

There are fucking days when I cannot believe that people do not have a grasp on what Dusty Springfield has meant to music in general, let alone as a woman pioneer in this hell-bent male profession. But we here in The Mermaid Lounge “get it” for sure.

7:00 p.m.     Acid: The Lost Cream Tapes (1967-1968)

This bootleg was actually released in 2005 and are alternate recordings of several songs as well as some jamming. Very cool. And really good quality, so enjoy. By the way, there are a couple of Falstaff Beer Commercial recordings tossed in, proving once again that advertising has been king for a long time.

Tune us in. Turn yourself on. And drop the rest of the shit out the window. It’s Monday. You really didn’t want to work anyway, did you?

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Stephen Stills & Manassas Live in Amsterdam, and Miss Etta James Takes Her Turn in The Spotlight, Friday, August 7, 2020

Greetings, Ungovernables! We have light programming today and many hours of Open Stream, but the scheduled music we have is pretty cool.

Stephen Stills & Manassas

Here’s Friday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m.   Stephen Stills & Manassas Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 23, 1972  NEW!

Stephen Stills’ musical talents and contribution cannot be denied, but his life seems to have been lived in short musical periods where his ego dictated the direction. His Manassas period was no different — short and sweet. Stills formed the band in the fall of 1971. By 1972, the band dissolved, but not before giving us some great music.

7:00 p.m.   In The Spotlight: The Music of Etta James  NEW!

Etta James once said tha the only place where she felt at home was on the stage, where she sang the blues, soul, R & B, jazz, gospel, and rock n’ roll. She is best known for hits like Tell Mama, At Last, The Wallflower, and I’d Rather go Blind.

Tune us in. You cannot go wrong. Believe me. I’d never lie to you.

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Women’s Week Rolls On! Big Mama Thornton is our Tuesday Bluesday Artist, and Aretha is in The Spotlight A Bit Later, Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Women’s Week and we’re paying homage today to two women pioneers in music. Elvis wasn’t the first to sing Hound Dog.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton with the Muddy Waters Blues Band (1966)   NEW!

Big Mama was the real deal. She sang Lieber & Stoller’s Hound Dog back in 1953, three years before Elvis hit the airwaves with the song, and made rock n’ roll history. Not only did she sing, but she played the drums and the harmonica. The pioneers of rock & roll? They know it all started with the blues and gospel. In case you haven’t figured it out, Black Music Matters.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

If you’ve overlooked this album, shame on you. That’s all I’m saying. You have at least two more airings after today to rectify that little hole in your musical life.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Aretha Franklin   NEW!

The Queen of Soul takes her turn in The Spotlight for the first time during Women’s Week, and it won’t be the last. We promise.

Listen, we added a bunch of listeners from Serbia last week. They’ve been back every day. What’s wrong with the U.S.? Bad taste in music? Perhaps, you like DJ’s with diahrrhea of the mouth. Perhaps you like continual commercials. Whatever.

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Women’s Week Continues With Emmylou Harris and Amy Winehouse; The New Inner Sanctum Debuts, Monday, July 20, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue on with Women’s Week here in The Mermaid Lounge. No other radio venue we know gives women a decent platform. Women aren’t afterthoughts here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked    NEW SPOOKTACULAR!

The first airing of our new Inner Sanctum episode.

2:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris

A very nice retrospective of Emmylou’s repertoire, which is extensive and defies all the rules. That’s why we love her here in the lounge.

7:00 p.m.     Amy Winehouse Live From Porchester Hall, London, March 8, 2007   NEW!

When Amy Winehouse passed in 2011, she became yet another member of the ’27 Club’ of talented musicians who have died before their time. She joins Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and many others. She is in good company, but we wish she weren’t.

Oh, well, it’s good day in hell. Who said that? You need to join us today. We are totally free. I know you don’t believe me, but you can prove it to yourselves very easily by clicking on the link below. Listening is believing.

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We Open Women’s Week With Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and The Queens of Soul, Sunday, July 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re kicking off Women’s Week with a final Ronstadt Birthday Bash concert and a set from the Queens of Soul. Western Wall: The Tucson Sessiions debuts as our Album of the Week.

 

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Western Wall, The Tuscon Sessions by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris   NEW!

Two friends got together to sing, and the result was this most amazing album. It was the only tour I missed due to  my partner’s illness at the time. It was hard for me to part with those tickets. On the bright side, I gave them to Ronstadt fans…my sister and her husband.

3:00 p.m.     Linda Ronstadt Live at The Orpheum Theater in Boston, May 14, 1995   NEW!

I did not miss this one though, and it was one of the most amazing performances Linda Ronstadt ever delivered. The Orpheum may be old, but it’s a great sounding venue. Valerie Carter opened this show and then joined Ronstadt on stage during her show. This incredible set list is up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom.

Note: We will be featuring Valerie Carter on Wednesday.

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

Hear Carla Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Little Eva, Ann Peebles, The Supremes, The Ronettes and many others!

Today should be the day you tune us in. No other radio station I know gives women a platform like this one, not even Sirius-XM. And unlike many others, we’re totally free. We don’t even ask for a credit card.

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The J. Geils Band in The Spotlight, a New R & B Playlist, and the Latest ‘Inner Sanctum’ on Monday, July 13, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back on Monday…not our favorite day of the week. But hey, the music more than makes up for it today!

J. Geils Band

Here’s your programming for today:

11:00 a.m.   DJ’s Choice: My Favorite 60’s R & B Stream    NEW!

My newest R & B stream should get your ass in gear! Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Supremes, The Miracles, and many more!

The set list is already up under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

4:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Melody of Death   NEW!

Gypsys and violins. Both scary items when combined. Trust me on this one, and check out the new Inner Sanctum.

7:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of The J. Geils Band

Hey, Aerosmith isn’t the only game in town here in Boston. We have a bona fide blues band in our history. And we feature them tonight.

Tune us in. We don’t have a clue what America is waiting for. Everyone else gets it.

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“Wildflowers” Debuts, The Soul Queens Return & Eric Clapton Hangs With His Friends, on Sunday, April 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Well, we have some great new stuff for you on this day, including the debut of Tom Petty’s solo gem, Wildflowers, as our Album of the Week.

The Soul Queens, Vol. 1

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

1:00 p.m.  Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers   NEW!

Wildflowers was the second solo studio album by Tom Petty, and it was released on November 1, 1994. In spite of Petty’s desire to break free of the constraints of the band, he used most of his compadres as session musicians. The album resulted in four single releases, the most successful of which was You Don’t Know How It Feels. The other three were It’s Good To Be King (my all-time favorite Petty song), You Wreck Me, and A Higher Place. Read more about the album and the contributors here

4:00 p.m.   The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists

Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Mary Wells, Carla Thomas, Little Eva, and more.

8:00 p.m.   Eric Clapton & Friends Live!  NEW!

Eric Clapton has a few friends over, and they ain’t social distancing. He is joined by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker for a great repertoire of songs. Enjoy!

It’s Sunday. A day of rest. Take advantage and tune us in.

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