Greetings, Ungovernables! We have light programming today and many hours of Open Stream, but the scheduled music we have is pretty cool.
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.
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.
Aretha Franklin circa 1970s
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We lost another troubadour this week. John Prine passed away, leaving yet another hole in the singer/songwriter category. We pay him respects.
John Prine and Bonnie Raitt singing the wondrous Angel From Montgomery.
Here’s your Friday line-up:
1:00 p.m. Bob Dylan’s Murder Most Foul
Dylan’s first new release in 8 years is his perspective on the assassination of John F. Kennedy or, as I refer to it, the beginning of our end. This is the first Dylan song to top the Billboard charts in his career (not that he ever gave a shit about that), a testament to both of their legacies.
4:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Prine NEW!
Singer-Songwriters aren’t easy to come by, and we lost one of the most revered of his generation this week. John Prine’s Angel From Montgomery remains Bonnie Raitt’s defining tune to this day.
7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists
The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Ann Peebles, Curtis Mayfield, Roberta Flack, The Staple Singers, and many more.
Tune us in. And did I mention that this weekend we have Sixties Sunday?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some powerful programming today nestled in between all that great streaming. Tune us in!
Here’s your line-up for Wednesday:
11:00 a.m. Sweet Soul Music: 1965
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of the Rolling Stones
As usual, Mick and the boys tear it up.
5:00 p.m. Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From the Copyright Collection NEW!
Don’t forget to visit the Playlist section prior to the Dylan programming. We’ll put up the set list in the afternoon.
Tune us in, folks. You won’t regret it.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is an early post because I’m opening up the Salt Mines. We have a brand new playlist on tap right off the top today.
Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:
11:00 a.m. The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists
Irma Thomas (pictured), The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Ann Peebles, The Shirelles, and more.
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Bob Dylan’s Desire
5:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Kinks
9:00 p.m. Rock, Blues & Ballads, Volume 1: Various Artists
We are here streaming music 24/7 for your listening pleasure; there’s no other station that offers the equivalent of our library at no charge.
Good Morning, Ungovernables, and Happy New Year! We’ve got all new programming today to usher in the new year here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris
2:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Kinks
Both Emmylou Harris and The Kinks are making their spotlight debuts today!
5:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live From Allentown (9-16-14)
9:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists
What better way to usher in the new year than spending it with #BecomeUngovernable Radio?