It’s Tuesday Bluesday! The Doors Live in Detroit, The Super Session is Our Bluesday Offering, UNCHAINED is back, and a Tribute to the Original Wildflowers Album, October 13, 2020

It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, but that portion of the program comes a bit later. We’ve got some great music leading up to that.

The Doors live on stage, 1967

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Doors Live at The Cobo Arena, Detroit, May 8, 1970 NEW!

Brand new to The Mermaid Lounge, delivered by Elves late one evening after a mushroom party. (I made that up.) Enjoy this great concert in spite of my bad fiction.

4:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

As we eagerly await the release of Wildflowers & All The Rest, it’s time to go back to the original and remember just how fucking great this album is.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Super Session (1968) NEW!

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper (the original lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears), and Stephen Stills lay it down. This one is also new to us even though it’s been on my hard drive for years. (Hey, there’s still a ton of shit to go. Okay?)

10:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Unchained by Johnny Cash

It’s only fitting that Tom Petty and his bandmates play a role in this great album. Tom Petty had more credibility in traditional country music than any other rocker on the planet. This one won Cash a Grammy.

Well, children, this is probably a really good day to tune us in. You might like it so much that you come back tomorrow. Who knows? As my grandmother said, you won’t know until you try it. And it’s free.

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It’s a Most Excellent Day Here With The Summer of Love, Our AOW, Linda Ronstadt and The Grateful Dead, on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables and Music Lovers Alike! It’s Saturday and it’s the last work day before my weekend. Time to celebrate.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.   The Best of The Summer of Love! The Doors by The  Doors

The Doors had two releases in 1967. This was their debut album, recorded in 1966 and released in January of 1967. It is considered a seminal event in the development of psychedelic and acid rock. An amazing album.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds  FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of this week’s Album of the Week. Tomorrow, there’ll be a new one in its place!

7:00 p.m.     Linda Ronstadt Live at The Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, December 6, 1975

Heart Like a Wheel was released in 1974, and Prisoner in Disguise in 1975. It was lift-off time on the launch pad of Linda Ronstadt’s career.

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Matrix Club, San Francisco, December 4, 1966   NEW!

Tonight we take it back to 1966 and the infamous Matrix Club on Fillmore Street, San Francisco, a key location to what is called ‘the San Francisco sound.’ Enjoy.

We are the station with the mostest. No fucking lie. Non-stop music, free of charge with no commercials and no talking heads. Best of all, no politicians.

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It’s An Open Stream Morning, Followed by Our Album of the Week, A Brand New ‘Summer of Love’ Playlist, and Live Dead, Saturday, August 22, 2020

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.

The Doors

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!

Come join us in our happy place. No lie. You will never believe us until you try us.

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The Summer of Love is in Charge Today With The Doors, John Mayall, and a Great Little Album That Goes Unnoticed, Thursday, August 20, 2020

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!

Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys

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.

Good day to become a fan, people. I cannot emphasize this more: All you need is a browser and a tab. The rest is a breeze. No money. No credit card required. No personal information requested. Just free music. No shit. No bullshit. No lie.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Jeff Beck, and Our Summer of Love Extravaganza Continues With The Doors and a Brand New Playlist, August 18, 2020

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!

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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.

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This Day is MADE for The Summer of Love! The Doors’ Album “Strange Days” is Our Album of The Week, and Today is Our Sixties Sunday, August 16, 2020

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.

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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!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. That would be the order of this day, music lovers. We are totally free every day. There’s never a credit card required or, for that matter, any personal information necessary. Just pull up a tab and click on the link below.

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The Best of The Summer of Love: The Doors in The Spotlight, and “Their Satanic Majesties Request” by The Stones on the Turntable, Thursday, August 13, 2020

Good Morning, Time Travelers! Here we are back in The Summer of Love, and we’ve got a couple of great ones today. There’s also that guy named Jimi Hendrix hanging out too.

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Here’s today’s Summer of Love line-up:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

The Doors influenced  music in immense ways in a very short period of time. Who knows what could have come our way down the road. Morrison was, without a doubt, a poet. And the band was really good. The whole package, gone before we knew it. The Doors actually had two album releases in 1967, their debut album (The Doors) and Strange Days (featured yesterday).

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

With one album, Hendrix went from struggle to stardom. This album is heralded as one of the most amazing debuts in rock history.

7:00 p.m.     The Best of The Summer of Love! Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones  NEW!

The Stones’ only foray into psychedelic music before returning to their roots was not one of my favorite efforts. However, it was the natural progression at the time, and to leave the album out would be egregious. (And any album that has She’s A Rainbow on it can’t be all bad.) I just thought the Stones felt uncomfortable with the genre more than anything. Contributing to this was the fact that the entire recording process was a literal shitshow. The link provides the details.

This would be an excellent day to tune in, turn on and drop out. Spend the day here in The Mermaid Lounge. You deserve a break from all this bullshit.

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It’s Wednesday, and That Means (Mostly) Open Stream, Except for Our Summer of Love Entry and Our Tribute to Jerry Garcia, August 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Wednesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and that means a (Mostly) Open Stream day. I say mostly because we do have some priorities.

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UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1960: Photo of Grateful Dead Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Here’s Wednesday’s line-up:

All Day    (Mostly) Open Stream

Streaming 25,000+ songs all day long. Your chances of hearing a song more than once is remote, to say the least.

5:00 p.m.  The Best of The Summer of Love! Strange Days by The Doors   NEW!

The Doors had two releases in 1967. One was already our Album of the Week. This is their second album.

8:00 p.m.  Tribute to Jerry Garcia: The Grateful Dead Live at The Boston Music Hall

Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942, and he passed away on August 9, 1995 at the age of 53. Today in his honor we replay a Live Dead show from the Boston Music Hall on June 9, 1976.

This is a great day to spend with #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Who said that?

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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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Jimmy Cliff, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real In the Spotlight, Our “Live” Dead, and the Final Airing of The Doors, Saturday, March 7, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s the damned weekend, and we’ve got a great line-up for today, including two new playlists!

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Music From the Movie The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff & Friends

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: The Doors, by The Doors

The final airing of The Doors, probably the most important album to the psychedelic music movement. Tomorrow, we feature a brand new album.

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real     NEW!

Yeah, it’s Willie’s boy, and this is one sweet band. Promise of the Real is also Neil Young’s new road band. Don’t miss this.

10:00 p.m.    Live Dead: The Grateful Dead, Europe ’72, Newcastle (April 11, 1972)   NEW!

We continue on with the Europe ’72 tour this week. As I’ve said, the beauty of The Dead is that no two concerts ever sound the same…or even have the same songs!

Tune us in while you clean the house, or whatever you do when you’re not slaving for the man (or the woman).

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