Good Morning, Music Lovers! Another week rolls around and we’re kicking it off in fine style with an eclectic programming lineup today.
Here’s today’s musical landscape:
11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John
Dr. John, a Mermaid Lounge Favorite, is back to take the spotlight today. We just got hold of his new album, recorded just before he passed, and we’ll be featuring it soon. In the meantime, tune in The Nitetripper for a real treat. This guy is an American treasure.
3:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Beacon Theater, New York, May 1, 1976
Bob Marley takes the band on the road for the Rastaman Vibration tour, and we bring you the Beacon Theater performance today.
7:00 p.m. Warren Zevon Live at Club Metro, Boston, MA, September 29, 1982
Our second ‘live’ performance today is from Warren Zevon, a self-destructive soul for sure, but one of the finest singer-songwriters of any generation.
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Good Morning, Workforce! Hope you all had a great weekend. Yet another Moan-Day rolls around, but we’ve got you covered with some great music today. Not to worry. Just pull up a tab and chill.
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11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, March 1992
Recorded live at The Beacon over two nights of a 10-night run on March 10 & 11, 1992. A legendary band at a legendary venue. There is absolutely no denying that The Allman Brothers Band was just a flat-out great band on stage. I saw them several times in my life, and they never disappointed.
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Electric Light Orchestra
Music maestro Jeff Lynne after The Move and before The Traveling Wilburys. ELO was one of the great ‘big sound’ bands that I could get into. Today we put them In the Spotlight.
7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris with The Desert Rose Band Live at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA, August 3, 1986
The Desert Rose Band, consisting of Chris Hillman, Herb Pederson, and Jon Jorgenson is joined on stage by old friend Emmylou Harris at the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival.
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Good Morning, Bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday has rolled around and this time we’ve got Roomful of Blues In the Spotight and The Allman Brothers live at The Beacon wrapped around our Album of The Week.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: Roomful of Blues
I remember going to see these guys in various venues around Cambridge, Massachusetts when I was just a young’un. This blues and swing revival band has been at this for five decades. They are no stranger to the blues circuit. If you haven’t paid much attention to them, this would be a good time.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Elton John by Elton John
This is our second airing of this great Elton John album, his debut in the U.S. but his second studio album outside this country. Two of my absolute favorite Elton John songs appear on this album, Take Me To The Pilot and Your Song. There are many singers and bands whose early music I prefer to their material in later years. Elton John is one of them.
7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York (1992)
This is a great collection of live songs performed by The Brothers during their residency at The Beacon during 1992. Some “live” Allman Brothers is a great way to close out the Tuesday Bluesday programming.
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Good Morning, Bluesologists! We are here with another great Tuesday Bluesday with some great programming for y’all. We kick it off at 11:00 a.m. this morning, so be there or be square!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of B. B. King
For more than half a century, B.B. King defined the blues for a global audience. This singer, songwriter and record producer was a guitar innovator, whose solos used a combination of fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and and staccato picking. Today, we put him in the spotlight.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett
The wicked one is back today for a second airing. Wilson Pickett was a big part of defining American soul music, placing 50 songs on the charts during his career. Some of the best are here today.
7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night Long, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 1992
This was the first multi-night stand the Allman Brothers played at the great Beacon Theatre in New York.
Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in. In between all this great blues music, we have some great OpenStream with rock, rock n’ roll, R & B, gospel, soul, folk, cajun-zydeco, calypso and other world music.
It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got a great line-up in store for you sprinkled in with all that Open Stream.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 19, 2009
Does it get any better than this? We’re not quite sure about that. We have what I consider to be the best damned Southern rock/blues band on stage with one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. I would have loved to be in attendance. This is the next best thing.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III
From the blues to a bit of folk interlude here. The final album from Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys was released in 1968. The following year, she would launch her solo career.
7:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume Two: Various Artists
Louisiana has contributed mightily to the history of blues music with Dr. John, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, Slim Harpo, Snooks Eaglin, Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and many more. You can hear them here this evening.
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It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great line-up today on the blues front as well as Emmylou Harris and her Album of The Week.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York (1992)
In 1992, the legendary Allman Brothers Band played a 10-night run at New York’s fabled Beacon Theatre. This collection is the result of that musical run.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris
The career redefining album by Emmylou Harris is a masterpiece. Give it a listen to see why. With help from friends like Lucinda Williams, Daniel Lanois, The McGarrigle Sisters and many others.
7:00 p.m. B.B. King & Friends: A Night of Blistering Blues
We close out the day’s programming with B.B. King and friends, like Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John, Billy Ocean, Eric Clapton and Phil Collins.
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Good Day, Music Lovers! It’s one constant we have: (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday, and it’s back here this week. Later in the day, we’ve got just a smattering of programming.
Here’s today’s line up!
All Day (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday with Three-in-a-Rows!
Yep. We’ve got it all. More than 26,000 songs rotating throughout the day and night. Sorry, but alas, there is no disco, rap, hip-hop.
5:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night Long, Live at The Beacon, New York City
The Brothers recorded live on March 10 and 11, 1992, at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York, including almost 21 minutes of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.
9:00 p.m. The Shadow 04: Death Under The Chapel
Insanity, suicide, students, and revenge. That’s all you need to know.
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OooohWheee, that is a mouthful, even from me. But that’s what we’ve got today from The Mermaid Lounge.
This is your line-up for Friday:
11:00 a.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987 NEW!
There is no question that this is a Robert Cray Band concert at Club Redux, but he’s joined on stage by Stevie Ray Vaughan at the end for an amazing jam and the encore performance of New Blood. Some of the best musical experiences come in small packages.
3:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, Spring 1966
Spring 1966 is the closest we can get to the actual date of this performance. This is one for the wayback machine of your mind. Boston had a pretty amazing music scene, I must say. The Unicorn Coffee House (the only beverage served), Club 47, Jonathan Swifts, among the best. We veterans of such places yearn for those days again.
We may not have the exact date, but we did manage to find the set list! This is posted under the Playlist tab of this blog. Scroll to the bottom!
7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theater, NY, March 19, 2009
On a March evening in 2009, Eric Clapton joined the brothers on stage at New York’s Beacon Theater for six great songs and the rest is history as you will see.
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