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.
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.
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.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have some great stuff on tap today here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’re wishing Heartbreakers’ bassist Ron Blair a belated birthday!
Here’s your Thursday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 16, 2002
We’re a day late, but today we are celebrating Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair’s 72nd birthday (yesterday). He was an original founding member of the group who left, then came back after the death of Howie Epsein.
Their concert in 2002 after the release of The Last DJ, and turned out to be one of their strongest concerts ever.
The set list for this show appears under the Playlist tab on the blog.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes by Valerie Carter
Another airing of this great collection of never-before-released songs by the little girl with the big voice. Valerie Carter is a joy to behold.
7:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite R & B Stream
We’ve got a great couple of hours of music here, including cuts from The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Martha & The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Bill Withers and many more!
This is about 7 hours of programming in a 24-hour day. The rest and in between is all wide-open streaming of the best music of your lives. No lie. We’re free. No commercials. And no useless chatter.
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.
Irma Thomas (shown performing in 2008) is known as the “sweet soul queen of New Orleans.”
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! The music never stops here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got some great stuff for you today.
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.
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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!
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great day lined up for you today that includes the debut of The Lovin’ Spoonful.
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)