The Ladies Take Over The Lounge, The Final Airing of “External Combustion,” and LIVE DEAD! Later, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we celebrate the women of music, say farewell to Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, and close out the programming later with this week’s LIVE DEAD!

Here’s today’s lineup:

10:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

The women of music are back and are taking over the mike today for five hours of uninterrupted music. You’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Carly Simon, Chrissie Hynde, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, 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, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs. FINAL AIRING!

We say this every week, so why stop now: This is your last chance on this one. When you roll out of bed tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new selection here.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The DuPont Gymnasium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, May 7, 1970

A rare repeat performance, but this one hasn’t been heard in these parts since summer 2020, so it’s like brand new. But then again, isn’t every one of their performances like brand new?

Here we are again, weekenders. It’s shaping up to be a good one, so this is the perfect day to tune us in for a little bit of a different approach to music on the airwaves.

We Slide Toward The Weekend With Our ‘What’s In a Name’ EP, our Album of The Week, and a Tribute to Bob Marley, Thursday, May 12, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great day of programming on tap for you folks today, including our ‘What’s In A Name’ EP which, in fact, we here in the Lounge sometimes forget is an EP.

Tonight we give you some live Wailers in memory of the great Bob Marley.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

10:00 a.m. What’s In A Name: Various Artists

I confess we often forget this one, but it’s a fun one. Songs with names in them…in the title, lyrics, or both! You’ll hear from The Turtles, The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, Buddy Holly, CSNY, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Tony Joe White, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, The Allman Brothers Band, Laura Nyro, Three Dog Night, Shawn Colvin, Chuck Berry, James Taylor, Steve Winwood, and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

The next-to-last airing of The Dirty Knobs’ great new album, very Pettyesque in fact, and most welcome. It makes us yearn for yesteryear. But I digress. Get on it now because we’ll have a brand new one for you on Sunday. Final airing on Saturday. Time TBD.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25, 1979

It’s hard to believe that Bob Marley has been gone for 41 years, but he has. He passed on May 11, 1979. Tonight, we pay tribute to the man and the band that put Reggae on the map for so many people.

Here we are again. We have our usual collection of worldwide listeners this morning from Belgium, Spain, Greece, Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, Russian Federation, Faroe Islands, Australia, and points beyond. Get on the map, people. You have no idea what you’re missing until you try it.

On Tuesday Bluesday, We’ve Got Delbert McClinton In the Spotlight, The Dirty Knobs’ AOW, and Tedeschi Trucks Live in Wisconsin Bringing Up The Rear, May 10, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got some great blues action for you today, as well as the second airing of The Dirty Knobs’ brand new album, External Combustion.

It’s Delbert McClinton & Tedeschi Trucks today!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton is an American blues rock and electric blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist. This guy has been doing it for decades. He has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, and has won four. If you don’t know who Delbert McClinton is, you can learn more about him right here. And then it would behoove you to tune this great playlist in.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

The second airing of a great album by Mike Campbell’s new band, post Heartbreakers. I confess listening to him makes me wish Mr. Petty was still on the planet and they were still making music together. But since that is not going to happen, we’ve got The Dirty Knobs.

7:00 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI, March 18, 2015 NEW!

Without a doubt, this is the finest big, bad, blues band on the planet. It is not even up for debate, people. They have always been outstanding on stage, and this outing is no exception.

Get your blues on right here today. Don’t even blink or think. Just tune in, turn on, drop out. You know you want to, so why not make this the day?

It’s Sunday and We’ve Got Our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and The Dirty Knobs With Our Album of The Week, May 8, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers and Mothers everywhere! Today we celebrate Mother’s Day here in The Mermaid Lounge with our ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP and a brand new Album of The Week!

Today we’ve got Travelin’ Fever, even though we’re going nowhere!

Here’s your Sunday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: External Combustion by Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs NEW!

Today we have the second full outing of music from Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, and some of it sounds very Pettyesque. And that is always a good thing from our perspective. It’s also to be expected since some of the songs were written while Campbell was lead guitarist and co-songwriter with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. That’s not to say that Campbell and his gang aren’t their own band. They surely are, but the influence is unmistakable.

3:00 p.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

We bring back our Travelin’ Fever EP today. It’s starting to warm up here and people are getting the travelin’ bug. Pretty soon, I’ll be bitching about the heat because here in New England, we go from 50 to 80, according to next weekend’s predictions. But I digress, today you’ll hear Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Steve Miller Band, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Travelin’ Wilburys, Asleep at The Wheel, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield and more!

Sunday is a day of rest and it’s Mother’s Day to boot. Allow me to say again, ad nauseum, that it’s a great day to tune us in. We’ve got Germany, the UK, France, Greece, Faroe Islands, Russian Federation, Chile, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Texas and California on already this morning. Tune us in.

The British Are Coming! Our Album of The Week’s Final Airing, and “Live Dead” Later, Saturday, December 5, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s once again time for a visit from the bands and singers who brought you The British Invasion, one of the absolute best times in all of music. We have it here today from The Mermaid Lounge.

The Rolling Stones.

Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m. The British Invasion: Various Artists

We’ve got more than five hours of some of the best music on the planet, uninterrupted save for a couple of station ID’s along the way. Hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, The Who, The Zombies, The Dave Clark Five, Gerry & The Pacemakers, and many more.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wreckless Abandon by The Dirty Knobs

We bid a fond farewell to Mike Campbell and his band as this is our final airing for this cycle. Don’t miss it. It is indeed like hearing old friends. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new Album of The Week.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, September 25, 1976 (aka, Dick’s Picks Volume 20) NEW!

Yet another brand new outing from the world’s preeminent jam band, this one from The Capitol Center in Landover.

Tune us in, people. This is a solid day of programming guaranteed to please. No advertising. No political speeches. No news to speak of except for music news. No credit card or personal information required. Just click the damned link below, already.

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More From The Beatles, Album of The Week, and Linda Ronstadt Live in My Town on Thursday, December 3, 2020

It’s another great day of music from The Mermaid Lounge: Just enough programming and plenty of Open Stream as we chug on toward a weekend of new music playlists!

Linda Ronstadt performs on stage in Boston with Valerie Carter (1995).

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Beatles: The Transformation

I guess I could have come up with a better title for this playlist, but it was hard for me to describe the giant leap The Beatles took from Rubber Soul onward. It was gigantic. This was undoubtedly their most creative and experimental time as a musical group in their writing and in the studio. George Martin was no small part of that endeavor.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wreckless Abandon by The Dirty Knobs

Time is winding down on this week’s Album of The Week. We’ve got one more chance for you to acquaint yourselves with The Dirty Knobs before we move on to a brand new selection on Sunday!

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA, May 14, 1995

The photo above isn’t the best, but good photos of this show are very hard to come by. I was there, and this was undoubtedly one of the most amazing shows I’ve ever seen Linda Ronstadt perform. She was helped by friend Valerie Carter, who also opened for her. You don’t get the opportunity to see two great singers on stage together very often. I, luckily, did. (By the way, if you’re not familiar with Valerie Carter, you should make it a point to become familiar. We love her here in The Mermaid Lounge.)

Tune us in. Grease your wheels. This weekend we’ve got some brand new playlists coming up, along with some new live shows. We’ve been out there hunting, and all of this will carry over into the winter of our discontent. Hopefully, #BecomeUngovernable Radio can be an oasis in this vast wasteland.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With John Mayall, Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck; The Dirty Knobs Are Back With Our AOW, December 1, 2020

Good Morning, and welcome to December. The Shadow starts on Wednesday, but today we’ve got some Tuesday Bluesday music and Three-in-a Row’s lined up.

John Mayall is known as the Godfather of British Blues for a reason.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at The BBC (1965-1967)

Today we’ve got all the Bluesbreakers recordings done for the BBC between 1965 and 1967. We are always on the hunt for new music. We’ve got places to go that I’m not even sure how we’ve found, but we’re back on the hunt for some authentic blues again. In the meantime, there’s a reason why John Mayall is known as the Godfather of British Blues. You’ll see.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wreckless Abandon by The Dirty Knobs

A great debut album worth the wait in the midst of this pestilence. It is in today’s pipeline and also now in our general rotation.

7:00 p.m. Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA, October 20, 1987

This is a short little soundboard interlude here with Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck. This was originally a session to record a promo; what ensues here is what happened in between takes, apparently. There is reportedly a longer version of this out there somewhere. I’m determined to find it. In the meantime, enjoy this one.

The rest of the day is Open Stream with some Three-in-a-Rows tossed in for good measure. Enjoy your day!

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An Intro to The Dirty Knobs, We Celebrate The Life of George Harrison, and The Stones Live Later, Sunday, November 29, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a damned good line-up today here from The Mermaid Lounge! You ought to be listening to us. Seriously.

Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs. You can take the boy out of The Heartbreakers, but you can’t take The Heartbreakers out of the boy.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wreckless Abandon by The Dirty Knobs NEW!

What was Mike Campbell’s side project is now Mike Campbell’s new band, and they’ve just released their first album. I’ve got to tell you, it’s really good. One review said it’s like listening to old friends, and I agree.

Which proves one thing: You can take the boy out of The Heartbreakers, but you can’t take The Heartbreakers out of the boy. It’s part of his DNA now, and we’re glad here in The Mermaid Lounge.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

From The Beatles to his solo career to The Traveling Wilburys. George Harrison was not only a mega-talent, but he was just a really good human being. But he wasn’t “the quiet Beatle” according to Mr. Petty. He was pretty damned funny.

George Harrison left this planet on this day in 2001. He was only 58 years old and I am sure he had so much more music left in him. Nevertheless, George left us a great musical history to remember him by. We will do so today.

7:00 p.m. The Rolling Stones Live At Palais Royale, Toronto, August 16, 2002

Mick and the boys tear it up on stage in Toronto. It has been my personal experience that they are always a good time on stage.

It’s Sunday. Someone once said it’s a day of rest, so just tune us in and chill. All you’ve got to do is click the link below.

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