Today It’s the Final Airing of Our AOW, the ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP, and We Introduce Shawn Colvin as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter, Saturday, January 21, 2023

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King & Friends FINAL AIRING!

We send this one off into the sunset today. Tune in to hear B. B. King, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more deliver some kick-ass blues. Recorded live in L.A. in 1987. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new selection when you finally roll out of bed.

11:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

If you’re wondering about the graphic, you shouldn’t be. Folk music gave birth to protest music with artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Phil Ochs, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly and Bob Dylan. In additon, you’ll hear those who followed and carried on the tradition in various ways, including John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Shawn Colvin, Peter, Paul & Mary, Townes Van Zandt, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Harry Chapin, Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys and more!

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Shawn Colvin NEW!

Speaking of folk music, this evening we introduce our new featured singer-songwriter, Shawn Colvin, A veteran of the Fast Folk Cooperative of Greenwich Village, Colvin is a three-time Grammy winner. She is best known for her song Sunny Came Home, which won Grammys for both Song and Record of the Year in 1998. She has been composing, singing, recording and performing live for decades and is rightfully our new featured singer-songwriter.

Come on, folks, it’s the weekend. What better time to kick back and relax and get into some good music. We are totally free of charge with no commercial advertising. Just music. So, just do it. All you need is a tab and the button below.

We’re Heading for the Weekend With Our ‘Are You Ready for The Country’ EP, Our AOW, and ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt Later, Thursday, January 19, 2023

Good morning, Musicologists! We’ve climbed the hill and are on the downslide to the weekend at last! We’ve got a great lineup of music coming your way today, as we do every day! Read on for details!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Are You Ready for The Country: Various Artists

Today we pay respects to country music with both traditional country stars and the pioneers of country-rock who made it happen back in Laurel Canyon. You’ll hear Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Pure Prairie League, Asleep at The Wheel, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mudcrutch, The Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Glen Campbell, Rosanne Cash, Dan Fogelberg, New Riders of the Purple Sage, John Prine, The Desert Rose Band and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King and Friends

This great live album is almost in the record books as B. B. King is joined on stage by Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and more! Don’t miss it. Our final airing will be sometime on Saturday.

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Stadehalle, Offenbach, Germany, November 16, 1976

Linda Ronstadt, a patron saint of The Mermaid Lounge, live in Germany on her Hasten Down The Wind tour in a performance recorded for airing on the Rockpalast show.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got a Brand New Blues EP For You, Along With Our AOW and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ‘Live’ Later, January 17, 2023

Another Tuesday Bluesday rolls around today and we’ve got our new ‘Best of Louisiana Blues’ EP to start the day off, giving you five hours of uninterrupted bayou blues. After that, it’s B.B. King and Friends along with the original bluesy Fleetwood Mac.

Here’s today’s lineup:

9:00 a.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues: Various Artists NEW!

We kick it off early today with our brand new blues EP featuring Ray Charles, Lillian Glinn, Slim Harpo, Fats Domino, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Rodney Harris, Roosevelt Sykes, Shirley & Lee, Roy Brown, Papa Lightfoot, Guitar Slim, Annie Laurie, Fats Matthews, Big Joe Turner, Big Boy Myles, Little Walter, Mary Butler, Erline Harris, Marcia Ball, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King and Friends

This is the second airing of this great live blues album featuring B. B. King with Gladys Knight, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and more!

7:00 p.m. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac Live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 1970

This is the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green at the helm, back when they were a blues band. This one is live from The Warehouse in New Orleans.

Nearly all of our blues music today comes to us from New Orleans, and that’s a good thing. New Orleans is a spectacular musical hotbed all the way around with a variety of musical styles, the blues being just one of them. We’ve got more coming from New Orleans later on this year. But let me reiterate that before, in between and after we give you that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. Tune us in.

We’re Keeping It Simple On this Fine Sunday. B.B. King & Friends Own Our AOW and The Women of Music Take Over Mid-Afternoon With the ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, January 15, 2022

Happy Sunday, kids! It’ll be a fine day here as we keep the programming simple with plenty of Open Stream! B. B. King and his friends own the Album of The Week, and we also have our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP in the afternoon to take you into the evening.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: A Night of Blistering Blues by B. B. King & Friends NEW!

Back in 1987, B. B. King and his friends decided to make a ‘live’ blues album as they were recorded at the Ebony Showcase Theater in L.A. His friends included blues greats like Etta James, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and several more. We bring this great album to you today!

3:00 p.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

One of our absolute favorite days is the one where the women of music take over the airwaves here for several hours of music that encompasses all musical styles (there are some exclusions but we don’t need to list them if you’re a listener). To this day, the women of music get the short end of the stick on many radio stations, but not this one. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield and more!

We are good to go here in The Mermaid Lounge. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, so why not kick off your shoes and settle down in your favorite chair. Give yourself a treat by tuning us in. We’re totally free. It’s as simple as clicking on the button below.

On Thursday, We’ve Got Some Badass Guitarists, Our Album of The Week, and Volume One of The Soul Sisters On Tap, December 22, 2022

Good morning, music lovers! We’ve got three great sets of programs coming up for you today starting off with those Badass Guitarists, moving on to our Album of the Week, and closing the programming out with The Soul Sisters later.

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Badass Guitarists, Volume One: Various Artists

We start out with volume one of two here. They may not be doing the singing, but they’re pretty damned important to the person who is. You’ll hear the handiwork of Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dickie Betts (The Allman Brothers Band), George Harrison (The Beatles), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Pete Townsend (The Who), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds), Bonnie Raitt, John J. Geils (The J. Geils Band), and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Goodbye and Hello by Tim Buckley

We’re winding down on this week’s great folk-rock and psychedelic folk album by Tim Buckley. Our final airing will be sometime Saturday, time still TBD. But get it in while you can! By Sunday, there’s going to be a brand new selection. Call it a Christmas present.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Sisters, Volume One: Various Artists

We’ve got volume one of two here as well. The women who made you want to dance and sing are here, including Little Eva, Aretha Franklin, Irma Thomas, Kim Weston, Carla Thomas, the Shirelles, Ann Peebles, Mavis Staples (The Staple Singers), The Ronettes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Barbara Lewis, Mary Wells, Fontella Bass, Martha & The Vandellas and more!

Before, in between, and after we’ve got our great wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid at the helm. She has impeccable taste in music, as you well know. Join us.

We Open Tuesday Bluesday With Trifectas, Close with Robert Johnson In the Spolight, and Slot Our AOW in Between, November 28, 2022

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve got a great line-up for you all today, including a brand new Spotlight featuring the great bluesman Robert Johnson.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday Trifectas: Various Artists

9:00 a.m. B. B. King

10:00 a.m. Canned Heat

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan

12:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band

1:00 p.m. John Lee Hooker NEW!

2:00 p.m. Koko Taylor NEW!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Today we have the second airing of this week’s featured album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, their third release in 1969 alone as they burst onto the music scene.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Robert Johnson NEW!

Robert Johnson only lived to the ripe old age of 27. He is a bona fide member of the 27 Club, and his musical recording career lasted a grand total of seven months. However, his recordings from 1936 and 1937 are historic and expose a combination of songwriting, singing and guitar playing that has influenced generations of blues musicians. Johnson is known as the master of the Delta Blues and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Robert Johnson as “the first ever rock star.”

Tuesday Bluesday is always a full house, folks, and today is no exception! Join your global friends as we focus on the blues this fine Tuesday. We’re totally free 24/7. There are no surprises. And we don’t employ overly-chatty DJ’s. We’re all about the music.

We Start a New Month With Tuesday Bluesday and Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a Woman Named Ellen McIlwaine, November 1, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We kick off a new month with da blues, including someone you may or may never have heard. Her name is Ellen McIlwaine. If you’ve never heard her, you can get to know her today.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session at CHCH-TV Studios, Canada, December 6, 1983

This little blues session was filmed for television at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario back in 1983. At the time of the filming, Stevie Ray was 29 years old and King was 60. Two great bluesmen together is always a thing of joy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Revolver (2022) by The Beatles

Today is the second airing of the Giles Martin curated edition of this great Beatles album that is part of the just-released boxed set. We will be adding all of the tunes from the 5-CD pack to our general rotation tonight.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Ellen McIlwaine NEW!

We finally bring this great Canadian blues singer to The Mermaid Lounge. I remember her in my youth. We were as dumb as rocks back then. We “didn’t like” her because we thought she was imitating Bonnie Raitt. In truth, Ellen McIlwaine was always her pure self, and maybe that’s what kept her from hitting it big in the states, even though she found a measure of success in Canada. I had almost forgotten her until I read her obituary in The Washington Post. We leave you that obituary here because it’s much more than an obit. It’ll give you plenty of background on the woman known as the Goddess of The Slide Guitar.

We’ve got a brand new month on the horizon and a great Tuesday Bluesday all lined up. We have listeners on from Canada, India, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania and beyond this morning. Join your community of friends with excellent musical taste.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Blues Project and The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan on October 18, 2022

Good Morning, Blues Lovers! We have got a dandy lined up today with The Blues Project doing a ‘live’ gig in Central Park and SRV out there with The Robert Cray Band. In between, it’s our AOW.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Blues Project Reunion in Central Park, New York, October 24, 1973

This reunion, recorded at the Schaefer Festival in 1973 is amazing, in light of their nasty break-up six years prior. The band that helped pioneer blues-rock included Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld, the great Al Kooper, Steve Katz and Danny Kalb. They were all on the same page for this one and, if there was any acrimony remaining, it certainly didn’t show.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones

We interrupt our blues programming for a bit of psychedelia from The Stones with the second airing of our Album of The Week. Funny thing is, the Rolling Stones are steeped in the blues, so there is a symmetry here.

7:00 p.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Club Redux, Dallas, TX, January 21, 1987

Two blues greats on stage at Club Redux in Dallas. What is not to love here?

Another Tuesday Bluesday rolls around. We expect our usual full house today, and it also marks the first time we’ve had listeners from Iran tune us in. It’s always one of our busiest days in The Lounge. You should give us a try. Hell, we won’t cost you a thing but a little bit of time. We’re totally free and we are on air 24/7, not just when we have programming scheduled. That’s because we have The Music Mermaid running the show here.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Big, Bad Blues EP and Some ‘Live’ Stevie Ray Vaughan On The Docket, September 27, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday has rolled around and we’ve got some great programming for you today that starts with five hours of uninterrupted blues of all kinds!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

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

We’ve got some great blues material on this station, but this is our biggest, baddest Tuesday Bluesday feature every month where we shower you with all kinds of blues from artists like Delbert McClinton, B.B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, J.J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Duane Allman, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Cloud Nine by The Temptations

The only diversion from our blues programming today is for this great Album of The Week from 1969 where The Temps introduced us to a new genre called ‘psychedelic soul.’

7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Lounge, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 30, 1979

We close out today’s Tuesday Bluesday programming with a guy who left us much too soon. Stevie Ray Vaughan was, without a doubt, one of the greatest masters of blues guitar and one dominant presence on stage. See for yourself tonight.

Tuesday Bluesday generally brings out a lot of listeners, but we’re not concerned with numbers here because this is a labor of musical love. We do not charge for you to listen…no ‘subscription’ required here. That means you never have to divulge your personal information or give us a credit card number. There are things you can’t do here, like build personal playlists but, then again, that was never what radio was about anyway. When we were kids, radio was about anxiously waiting for the next song and not knowing what it was going to be. That’s what you’ve got here.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Big, Bad Blues EP and ‘Live’ Stevie Ray Vaughan Later; In Between, It’s Our AOW, August 23, 2022

Happy Tuesday Bluesday, people! We’ve got a great musical lineup today here in The Mermaid Lounge that begins with our ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues’ EP!

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

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

Here we have our all-encompassing blues extravaganza where you will hear B. B. King, Little Walter, Delbert McClinton, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, The Butterfield Blues Band, Susan Tedeschi, Duane Allman, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson, Buddy Guy and more!

4:30 p.m. Album of The Week: The Union by Elton John & Leon Russell

In between our blues features today, we squeeze in our second airing of our Album of The Week by Elton John and Leon Russell, released in 2010.

7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at the Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987

We close out our musical programming tonight with a live outing from Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the greatest blues guitarists in musical history. Even B. B. King and Lucille agree with that assessment, I might add.

Before, in between, and after we have that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. As you well know, she has impeccable taste in music. We’re totally free, 24-7, no strings and absolutely no surprises. And we never ask for your personal information. This is a labor of love inspired by my many summer days sitting around in Medford, Massachusetts with my friends listening to WMEX-AM on my transistor radio. Tune us in.