It’s Saturday, and that means it’s like Grand Central Station for music lovers! We’ve got some great stuff today, but guess what? It’s still only a total of eight hours of programming in a 24-hour play cycle.
Here’s today’s line-up!
11:00 a.m. The Summer of Love, Volume One: Various Artists
Undoubtedly my time here. This was a time in music history when so many really good sounds were made. And they didn’t all sound the fucking same, or come out of the magic box.
This playlist features Petula Clark, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, The Spencer Davis Group, The Box Tops, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, The Doors and many more!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Homecoming by America
One of America’s finest albums has its final airing today. Tomorrow when you wake up, there will be a new album posted on the blog.
7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt In-Studio Concert: The Wonderland Tape, August 5, 1977 NEW!
Bonnie Raitt live in-studio in August of 1977, one month after the release of her Sweet Forgiveness album — her sixth album and the one that put her on the map (although, it should have happened much earlier). It also provided her first commercial hit, Runaway, the excellent bluesy remake of Del Shannon’s classic.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Onondega County War Memorial, New York, September 28, 1976 (aka, Dick’s Picks, Vol. 20) NEW!
Yet another live classic from the world’s preeminent jam band. Even if we repeated a concert or a hundred, you’d never know. They never sound the same and you always hear something new. (BTW, there is no Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia.)
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have an Open Stream morning, and then we’ve got some excellent programming for you, including a brand new ‘Summer of Love’ playlist.
Here’s your Saturday line-up:
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2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors
The final airing of Strange Days is here. Tomorrow, there will be a brand new Album of the Week.
6:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! The Summer of Love, Volume 3: Various Artists NEW!
Still more great songs released during The Summer of Love with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jackie Wilson, Wicked Wilson Pickett, The Bee Gees, Donovan, The Turtles, Vanilla Fudge, The Association, The Who and more!
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore West, July 2, 1971 NEW!
Another great jam from The Grateful Dead live from the Fillmore West in San Francisco, from July 2, 1971. Three hours of great music!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Somehow, this 1967 programming just kind of fell in my lap very late last night. Sometimes, without trying, things just kind of fall together!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live in 1967
If you follow this station and read this blog (something you should all be doing, by the way), you know we’re into music in all forms. Some of the stuff is fan recorded, and that’s just fine with us. This particular entry is short on quality, but big on blues history. After Clapton left the band, the void was filled by Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. They would go on to form Fleetwood Mac which, by the way, started with Peter Green on vocals and was an actual blues band. Get past the fan-recorded aspect of this and enjoy. By the way, if you listen to Ye, this is probably not your venue.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors
The second Doors release of the Summer of Love. As I have said previously, it did not disappoint after their fantastic debut, The Doors.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love!Evergreen, Volume 2 by The Stone Poneys NEW!
Speaking of two releases in one year, The Stone Poneys also accomplished that feat in 1967, with this release coming just five months after their debut. Nobody talks about this in ‘Summer of Love’ terms, but this was released right in the heart of it, June 1967. Unlike their debut album, Linda Ronstadt was prominently featured on vocals. Not surprisingly, it would be the most successful of their three releases before she exploded onto the music scene.
Linda Ronstadt left Tucson for L.A. with Bobby Kimmel (guitarist) to make music. They hooked up with a guy named Kenny Edwards, who would later be a very important cog in her back-up band. This is a portrait of Linda Ronstadt before we knew her, in a more trippy vein. Great stuff.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we’ve got Jeff Beck for Tuesday Bluesday, and it was recorded right here in Boston. The Summer of Love rages on with a brand new playlist at 7:00 p.m. tonight. Don’t miss it!
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday!The Jeff Beck Group Live at The Tea Party, Boston, MA, May 6, 1969 NEW!
Boston was always a musical hotbed, as you can see by the above calendar. Today, we give you the Jeff Beck Group performance from 1969.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors
This is The Doors second studio release and their second release in 1967. It did not disappoint.
7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume Two: Various Artists NEW!
Yesterday, we replayed Volume 1 of this series, and today we give you Volume 2. Includes The Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Sam & Dave, The Buffalo Springfield, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Cream, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder and many more.
I keep telling you that you don’t know what you’re missing. I stand behind that position again today. Maybe you’ll figure it out.
Happy Monday,, Ungovernables! We continue our Summer of Love programming this week, with a little bit of Elvis sprinkled in for good measure.
11:00 a.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band by The Beatles
Probably the most iconic album released during the Summer of Love phase was this brilliant effort by The Beatles. They would follow this up later with Magical Mystery Tour, but this one was a tough act to follow.
3:00 p.m. Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions NEW!
Elvis Aaron Presley, known simply as Elvis, passed away at Graceland 43 years ago yesterday. Elvis was the inspiration for many of the musicians we are celebrating on this radio station. And that’s why we celebrate him today.
7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love Playlist, Volume 1
There were many players during the Summer of Love, and many may not make it to the spotlight. Nevertheless, they gave us some great music. Hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream, Scott McKenzie, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Association, Donovan, Marvin Gaye, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Electric Prunes, Procol Harum, and many more!
Come on, people. What are you waiting for? Tune us in today. It won’t cost you a penny, and we won’t smother you with advertising.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! This was one of the easiest programming days on the planet for me. Everything just fell into place. I just love that shit.
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors
Both The Beatles and The Doors had two album releases in 1967. This was the second for The Doors and it is most definitely Album of the Week-worthy even though we did feature it once last week. So, here it is again!
3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists
This is always my favorite Sunday of the month. The only question ever is do I choose Volume 1 or Volume 2. Today, the decision was easy because it’s everything the latter part of the sixties were about musically. Features The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, Janis Joplin, The Mamas & The Papas, Donovan, The Zombies, and so much more. Over five hours of uninterrupted sixties streaming!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a very busy Saturday in between all that great streaming. Sit yourselves down and enjoy.
Here’s today’s line-up:
12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel NEW!
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in grammar school back in 1953, learned how to harmonize together, and began writing music. In 1957, they had their first modest success with Hey Schoolgirl, a song that emulated their idols, The Everly Brothers. The rest is — as they say — history, people.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience FINAL AIRING!
Today we will bid a fond farewell to Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant debut album. Tomorrow we’ll have another Summer of Love Album of the Week for you.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles NEW!
Like The Doors, the Beatles had two album releases in 1967. Magical Mystery Tour had the unfortunate task of following up Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an impossible task. We feature it today because it’s still a great collection of transformative Beatle songs.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena, San Francisco, December 31, 1977 NEW!
What could be better than spending New Year’s Eve with The Grateful Dead in San Francisco? Not much, people.
This is your day to tune us in. Don’t waste any more time. We’re free. We’re outside the system. And we intend to stay that way.