It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, The Doors Take The Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we have an oldie but goodie for you today.

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band

Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:

11:00 a.m.  Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Live in Amsterdam, April 1, 1969   NEW!

The Kozmic Blues Band was but one of the bands that Janis fronted after Big Brother & The Holding Company and before Full Tilt Boogie, as she continued her quest for the “perfect” band. There isn’t much information out there about the band, other than the members’ names. The link I provided is just about the best info you can find out there, and it’s a fan site.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

The latest album from Lucinda Williams is our featured album this week. You can learn more about this album by clicking on the photo in the right sidebar on this blog.

6:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

Like Janis Joplin, The Doors’ leader, Jim Morrison, is one of the members of the ’27 Club’, the rockers who died in their 27th year. There are several others in this group, including Gram Parsons, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones. The Doors were only a factor for four years but, in four years, they made some seriously great fucking music.

It’s time to tune us in! We’re sitting here waiting for you.

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It’s a Tuesday Bluesday ALL Day! Joining The Allman Brothers Band are Taj Mahal in The Spotlight, and MOJO As Our Album of the Week, on June 23, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Without really planning this, we have a total Tuesday Bluesday today. If you don’t know the music of Taj Mahal, you have no idea what you’re missing. This would be a good day to find out.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With the Allman Brothers Band, Recorded Live at A & R Studios   NEW!

On August 26, 1971, the legendary Allman Brothers Band hung out at A & R Studios in New York and delivered some great music. We’ve got it here for you in The Mermaid Lounge.

4:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Mojo by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This album is the Heartbreakers’ ode to the blues. Tom Petty once said he envisioned all of them sitting in chairs playing and singing the blues together when they got really old. It’s a shame we will never have that experience now.

7:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal (born May 17, 1942) is the stage and recording name of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and accomplished bluesman, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks. I have bumped into several people who don’t know who Taj Mahal is, and I actually feel sorry for them. Mahal has successfully married traditional blues with influences like Cajun, Caribbean rhythms, Latin, reggae, R & B, gospel, and calypso. He’s an amazing gift to music.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to join the ranks here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. No commercials, politicians, incessant talking, or begging for money. We are totally free and outside the system. We’re right up your alley unless, of course, you prefer to pay through the nose for your music.

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Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are Our Tuesday Bluesday Feature & Van Morrison Captivates at The Hollywood Bowl, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I had a schedule switch and I’m opening today, so we have an early blog post.

Van Morrison-Astral Weeks Live

Here’s Your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Alison Krauss & Union Station Live!

This was the eleventh album for the band, but its first live album. All of the songs were recorded at the Louisville Palace (April 29 & 30, 2002), with the exception of Down To The River To Pray, which was recorded at Austin City Limits.

4:00 p.m.     Tuesday Bluesday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues

Tom Petty was serious about the blues, and his band could certainly sing and play the blues. He often said he envisioned them as old men sitting around with their guitars singing the blues.

8:00 p.m.     Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2008)   NEW!

This was the fifth live album released by Van Morrison. It was recorded on November 7 and 8, 2008, exactly forty years after the first iteration of Astral Weeks was released. Morrison produced this effort, insisting on just one rehearsal and no post-production. Essentially you hear what the audience heard the two nights it was recorded.

10:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

Wildflowers is the second solo studio album (of three) by Tom Petty, who was joined in the studio by his bandmates and a collection of some of the best studio musicians in rock n’roll history.

Tune us in today. We’re free every day. We do not ask for personal information. No credit card is required. We are totally free.

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Van Morrison “Live” at the Capitol Theater, Johnny Winter “Live” at The Bottom Line, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday here, and we’ve got new Johnny Winter to fit the bill.

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Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

4:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Live at the Capitol Theater, LA, October 6, 1979

7:00 p.m.   Our Tuesday Bluesday Selection: Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978   NEW!

Johnny Winter’s entire life was dedicated to the blues. Although sometimes forgotten, his string of monster albums in the late sixties and early seventies established Winter as one of the most important figures in the blues genre. 

Tune in. We’d love your company.

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The Band “Live” in Asbury Park, Taj Mahal in the Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The Band makes its live performance debut on #BecomeUngovernable Radio today, and Blind Faith makes a return appearance.

the Band

Here’s your line-up for today:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Blind Faith, by Blind Faith

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

Also known as Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Taj Mahal plays guitar, harmonica, piano, banjo, and many other instruments. He has done much to reshape the concept of American blues music by fusing it with many non-traditional forms, including the sounds of the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific.

5:00 p.m.   The Band: Live at the Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey (7-20-76) NEW!

Bob Dylan’s original back-up band became a musical force all their own. Today they make their concert debut here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

We’re free and we’re on 24-7, playing some of the best music around. Tune us in:

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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 Killer Plays Orlando, Marsalis & Clapton Play the Blues, Cash & The Heartbreakers are ‘Unchained’, and Alison Krauss & Union Station Live, on Friday, February 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We continue our music excursion to New Orleans, with scheduled playlists from Jerry Lee Lewis and Wynton Marsalis.

Jerry Lee Lewis-1

Here’s your programming for today:

11:00 a.m.     Johnny Cash with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Unchained

The boys help Cash produce a Grammy winner here!

2:00 p.m.      Jerry Lee Lewis Live From Church Street Station in Orlando (1986)

5:00 p.m.      Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, Live From Lincoln Center

Marsalis, born in New Orleans in 1961, joins Eric Clapton on stage at the Lincoln Center for some blues.

9:00 p.m.      Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live”

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It beats voting.

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Down in Bluesiana, “Live” Doors, Jeff Lynne’s ELO & Music Under the Influence, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s an early morning trip to work because it’s Truck Day! We’re getting jump on this one.

Marley smoking a joint

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Down in Bluesiana: Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman

Here’s a little preview of the stuff you’ll be hearing during our N’Awlins music special!

2:00 p.m.       The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 8/30/70)

5:00 p.m.       Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust!

9:00 p.m.      Under The Influence: Various Artists

Some shit’s legal. Some shit isn’t. You know how that goes.

Tune in, people. It’s free. And it’s great.

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We Got the Blues With Big Joe Turner, Taj Mahal in the Spotlight, The Grateful Dead, and Echoes From the Canyon, Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great line-up here on this day before Thanksgiving.

Big_Joe_Turner in_Hamburg_1973

Here is your line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Blues Train: Big Joe Turner with Roomful of Blues & Dr. John

2:00 p.m.       The Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks, Volume 32

5:00 p.m.       Echoes From the Canyon

Hear the Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and so many others who were instrumental in creating the California sound.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

So, pull up a tab and sit awhile.

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