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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A Tribute to the Poet, Traffic Live at Woodstock ’94, and a Lesson in Folk Music, Thursday, March 5, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great new music today, as always. And a great programming schedule.

townes van zandt

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Poet: A Tribute to Townes VanZandt

I have found many who don’t recognize the name. But those of us who do understand why there’s a tribute album. Despite a troubled life. VanZandt was an influence on many and many have recorded his songs, including Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson,  and Guy Clark.

2:00 p.m.       Traffic: Live at Woodstock ’94    NEW!

Yeah, there was only one real Woodstock. We know that. However, Traffic and Steve Winwood are a staple here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, no matter where they play.

5:00 p.m.      Folk Music From A to Z

In keeping with the Townes VanZandt theme, we’re featuring a great folk music playlist today. Enjoy.

9:00 p.m.      Album of the Week: The Doors, by The Doors

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The Jeff Beck Group, “The Doors” Returns, Bob Marley in Santa Barbara, and McCartney Live From NYC, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got some great live gigs today, including brand new live music from McCartney in New York City.

mccartney live from NYC

Here’s Tuesday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Jeff Beck Group: Live From The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

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

5:00 p.m.       Paul McCartney: Live from New York City   NEW!

9:00 p.m.       Bob Marley: The Legend Live at The Santa Barbara County Bowl

You can’t beat these playlists. You cannot beat this rotation.

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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 Beatles Rock the Rooftop, The Doors in Concert & Linda Ronstadt in the Spotlight, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a bit lighter-than-usual programming today with Open Stream after our 5:00 p.m. program.

Ronstadt B & W

Here’s your Wednesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     The Beatles Complete Apple Rooftop Concert

The impromptu concert on the top of the Apple Studios building was a lunch-time treat that drove the British Bobbies mad!

2:00 p.m.       The Doors: Live in Concert

5:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

There has not been anybody like her since, and there may never be a voice like that again.

After Ronstadt, it’s Open Stream for the rest of the evening. You simply have to tune us in:

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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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The Doors, “Chicken Skin Music,” The Soul Men, & Jeff Lynne’s ELO in the Spotlight, Thursday, January 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We move further into the new year with some “live” Doors, and a new soul playlist.

James Brown

 

Here’s today’s scheduled programming:

11:00 a.m.     The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 30, 1970

2:00 p.m.       Album of the Week: Ry Cooder’s Chicken Skin Music

5:00 p.m.      The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists

Otis Redding, The Temptations, David Ruffin, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Ray Charles, James Brown (the hardest working man in show business), and many others!

9:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: Jeff Lynne’s ELO

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A Merry Christmas Open Stream, Under The Influence, and Our Album of The Week, Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Christmas Day, and we’re pretty chill, so we’re going to open up the stream until later in the afternoon.

Psychedelics

Here’s your Christmas Day line-up:

4:00 p.m.     Under the Influence: Various Artists

Some of the most famous songs about partaking of substances both legal and illegal. With The Temptations, The Beatles, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eric Clapton, and Talking Heads.

9:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (2014)

The band’s 13th and final studio album prior to Tom Petty’s shocking and untimely death in 2017.

Tune us in for Christmas, and everyday!

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Charles T. Wilbury, Jr. Channels Tom Petty; Badfinger in the Spotlight; and Those Echoes, Monday, October 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! The Petty Party continues as Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr., channels his mate, Tom Petty.

Petty & Jakob Dylan

Here’s your line-up for Indigenous People’s Day (fuck Christopher Columbus, the genocidal maniac):

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

The one, true, bona fide rock act signed by the Beatles to Apple Records. This is an underrated, underplayed monster of a band.

2:00 p.m.        Echoes From the Canyon

The play list celebrating the pioneers of the California sound. Features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Stephen Stills, The Beach Boys, and many others.

6:00 p.m.        Tom Petty: Subdued and Underappreciated

In my humble opinion, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the finest rock n’rollers of their generation. But that isn’t all they were, especially due to the songwriting talent of Tom Petty. This hefty playlist features a quieter, gentler, more introspective Petty, one that is often underappreciated by the masses. Take a pill and chill. Features songs from the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, the Traveling Wilburys, and from Tom’s solo career.

Open streaming all night long after!

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