Women’s Week Rolls On With Irma Thomas in The Spotlight & Joni Mitchell Live in Milan, Italy, Friday, July 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Friday once again. Women’s Week is coming down to the wire, but we’ve still got some great programming planned right through Sunday, so don’t go away.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas is a contemporary of Aretha Franklin, but she never quite reached that level of commercial success. Known as The Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma has been pleasing her audiences for many decades.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Skull That Walked   FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of The Skull That Walked, so get your spooky on. We’ve got a new one coming on Monday as we roll toward the end of our first season of Old Time Radio.

7:00 p.m.     Joni Mitchell Live at the Teatro Tenda, Lampugnano, Milan, Italy, May 9, 1983   NEW!

Someone once asked me why Joni Mitchell is so important. My response? “Are you fucking kidding me?” Roberta Joan Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter, has built a musical legend by weaving pop, rock, folk and jazz into her own amazing style. A prolific songwriter, Mitchell has written about love, abandonment, disillusionment, the environment, war and the human condition. Today we have her live from Milan, Italy.

Why not make today the day you join us in The Mermaid Lounge. I mean, seriously. What have you got to lose? We don’t cost a damned thing. Or require your information. So, there.

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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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That Sweet Soul Sound, Warren Zevon ‘Live’ at the Capitol, and Neil Young Returns With ‘Homegrown’ on Thursday, July 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back with some programming today, including some great sixties soul (absolutely unbeatable) and one of the best, Warren Zevon.

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Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

11:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

Great sixties soul with Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Mary Wells, Bill Withers, The Shirelles, Roberta Flack, Fats Domino, Curtis Mayfield, and many others.

3:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

An encore performance of Neil Young’s 40th studio album, Homegrown, is finally out.

7:00 p.m.   Warren Zevon Live at The Capitol Theater, April 18, 1980   NEW!

One of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation for certain. He left us far too soon, but not before he made an indelible mark on the music world.

This would be a great day to tune us in and give us a shot. Programming takes up only about six hours of our 24/7 programming. The rest is dedicated to open stream.

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Part 3 of Our Beatles Special, the Music of Irma Thomas, and the Final Airing of “Island of Death,” on Friday, June 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   The Beatles: The Endgame    NEW!

By the this time, the Beatles were barely getting along and, in some cases, were openly warring with each other. In spite of all that, the music remained amazing: The White Album, Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be are covered here. Other bands from this generation are still recording, but none have had the musical and cultural impact of The Fab Four. We love them here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

All of the playlists for this series have been added to the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom.

5:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas was a contemporary of Aretha Franklin and Etta James, but — for some unknown reason — never reached their commercial success. Yet Irma Thomas remains an important cog in the R & B wheel, and is recognized as The Soul Queen of New Orleans.

9:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: Island of Death

This is the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, there will be a new episode released.

Just click the link below and a new tab will open. A world of musical amazement will open before you. No personal information or credit card required. No commercials. No politicians and no bullshit.

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We’ve Got “Live” Traffic, Some Sweet Soul Music Vintage ’66, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great programming to help you get through the day today. And in between, it’s the best music ever 24/7. Free. No lie.

Wilson Pickett

Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Joni Mitchell’s Court & Spark

You can learn more about this great album by clicking the image in the right sidebar!

5:00 p.m.     Traffic: Live at Woodstock ’94      NEW!

Of course, there’s only one real Woodstock and we know it. But Steve Winwood and Traffic has been a musical force for decades. Doesn’t matter where they play.

8:00 p.m.     Sweet Soul Music 1966: Various Artists

Hear the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Slim Harpo, The Supremes, Lorraine Ellison, and Wicked Wilson Pickett (pictured here), to name just several on this playlist.

You can’t go wrong with #BecomeUngovernable Radio, people.

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New Month & New Music: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues, Our New Album of The Week, & The Soul Queens, Vol. 1 on Sunday, March 1, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We begin a new month, and that means some new music. It’s also the beginning of a new week, which brings a new Album of the Week!

The Soul Queens, Vol. 1

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.      Album of the Week: The Doors by The Doors

The debut album by The Doors was recorded in 1966 and released on January 4, 1967. It is viewed as central to the progression of psychedelic rock, has sold 20 million copies, and has a place in the Grammy Hall of Fame, as does The Doors’ debut hit, Light My Fire.

2:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues

Tom Petty wanted to make Mojo a blues album because he envisioned he and his bandmates as old men, sitting around together, playing and singing the blues. The Heartbreakers actually recorded a lot of blues tunes over their career. We decided to compile them for you.

8:00 p.m.       The Soul Queens, Volume 1: Various Artists

Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes, Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, and many more!

Listen, we’re free. And we’re playing the best shit around. Tune us in.

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The Lovin’ Spoonful Debut, Linda Ronstadt in Amsterdam, Soul Music ’65 & Eat A Peach on Sunday, February 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great day lined up for you today that includes the debut of The Lovin’ Spoonful.

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Here is your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Album of the Week: Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band

Eat A Peach was the third studio reording by the Allman Brothers Band, and was released on February 12, 1972 on the Capricorn record label. It was also the final album that Duane Allman would appear on, as he was killed in a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Macon, Georgia.

The double album is a combination of studio and live recordings, with and without Duane Allman, and includes the band’s famed 1971 Fillmore East performances.

2:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of The Lovin’ Spoonful

5:00 p.m       Linda Ronstadt live at Rai Halle, Amsterdam (11/21/76)

9:00 p.m.      Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

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“An American Treasure,” The Year 1966 in Soul Music, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck Live on Friday, January 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some brand new stuff coming up today, as we feature the posthumous Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers boxed set, An American Treasure.

 

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Here’s your line-up for Friday”

11:00 a.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: An American Treasure (2018)

Released posthumously after Petty’s untimely death, this box set comprises outtakes, never-before-released music (check out Lonesome Dave and Keep A Little Soul), and alternate recordings of some of your favorites. This was a labor of love by his bandmates, his daughters and his wife.

5:00 p.m.      Sweet Soul Music 1966: Various Artists

Some of the best, like Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, The Four Tops, Joe Tex, Lee Dorsey and Wicked Wilson Pickett!

9:00 p.m.      Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck: The Fire Meets The Fury

Waste no more time! Tune us in as soon as you can!

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Open Stream Until 2 p.m.,”Heart Like A Wheel” is Back, Waylon’s Outlaws, and Soul Music ’65, Thursday, December 19, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re on Open Streaming until 2 p.m. We’ve added quite a bit of new material to the standard rotation over the last several days and want it to have some airplay.

Here’s the programmed line-up:

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Heart Like A Wheel, Linda Ronstadt 

The breakout album that put Ronstadt on the map for just about everyone. The rest is history.

5:00 p.m.     Sweet Soul Music: 1965

The year was 1965, and everyone was listening to James Brown, The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Booker T. & The MGs, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and Wicked Wilson Pickett!

9:00 p.m.     Wanted! The Outlaws!

The bona fide outlaws of country music; definitely not the bad pop bands with fiddles Tom Petty talks about. Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson and Tompal Glaser.

Don’t miss this one, Ungovernables!

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Onward With the Petty Party, Mudcrutch, How Sweet Soul Music Is, and Frank Zappa Meets Captain Beefheart, Monday, October 7, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re continuing on with the Petty Party today, and we’re introducing something brand new.

Al Green

10:00 a.m.     That Sweet Soul Sound

From the Reverend Al to the Temptations. There’s no finer sound.

1:00 p.m.       Mudcrutch Madness

The band that left Gainesville with Tom Petty may not have worked out the way he wanted, but it morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The rest, as they say, is musical history.

5:00 p.m.       An Evening with Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart

Not sure much else needs to be said here!

9:00 p.m.       Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Olympic (2002)

This live performance was part of The Last DJ Tour.

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