As We Move Toward The Weekend, We’ve Got More Heartbreakers, Donovan’s AOW, and That ‘Other’ House Band (The Beatles) On Tap, Thursday, September 22, 2022

Good Morning! This is our House Band week and, as fate would have it, something fell right in our laps that we absolutely must take advantage of. However, you’ll all have to read on to find out what it is!

The Beatles and The Heartbreakers make a sandwich with Donovan’s Album of The Week!

Here’s Thursday’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, Recorded January 10-February 7, 1997

If you’re a Pettyhead, and I am, you learned yesterday that there is a new piece of musical magic coming from beyond life on this earth. On November 25, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore box set will be released. Yes, our order is already in, folks and we eagerly anticipate delivery. However, we do have a previous release from that residency that’s pretty special and we are airing it here to day in celebration and anticipation!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sunshine Superman by Donovan

We’re on our next-to-last airing here. This is Donovan at his most psychedelic as we continue our obsession with psychedelic music this month. Who knows where this will go next, but get this one in. Our final airing will be sometime on Saturday.

7:00 p.m. The Beatles Live From the Apple Records Rooftop, London, UK, January 30, 1969

Yes, the complete concert is here for your listening pleasure. It isn’t lengthy, but it is pretty fantastic, and it is the final live performance from the fab four before the split. We think it’s fitting that we open and close our programming today with our two House Bands. We’ve got a bit more in the hopper from them as the week progresses.

This is a great day to tune us in. What could be better? We’ve got The Beatles and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers together on the same day, and both are ‘live’ performances. Yeah, I’d say that’s a reason to join your friends from around the globe.

We Bring You The End of the Work Week With Our ‘A Little Bit O’ Soul’ EP and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at The Fillmore Vintage ’99, Friday, August 12, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have hit Friday, and that is always a good thing in my book. That means I have but one more day in retail hell. Today, we give you a little bit of soul and some live TPATH.

Today’s EP covers the entire soul and R & B spectrum, not just Motown!

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. A Little Bit O’ Soul: Various Artists

Today we cover the spectrum of this great musical genre with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ronettes, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimmy Ruffin, The Drifters, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Carla Thomas, James Brown, The Shirelles, Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Nina Simone, LaVern Baker, The Supremes, Sam Cooke, Edwin Starr, Fontella Bass, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Irma Thomas and more! Five uninterrupted hours of soul and R & B!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, March 15-16, 1999

Here we have The Heartbreakers on the High Grass Dogs Tour, making their traditional stop at San Francisco’s iconic Fillmore. One great live band at a great venue. They’re our house band for a reason, people. Find out why.

Before, in between and after, we’ve got our wide Open Stream with thousands of songs for The Music Mermaid to choose from. We never know what she’s up to. And we don’t ask foolish questions. All you need is a tab and a cursor. You don’t need a wallet. Your money’s no good here.

It’ll Be a Better Monday With Mudcrutch Madness, Fats Domino, and Some ‘Live’ CCR Bringing Up the Rear, July 11, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We haven’t had a Mudcrutch Monday Madness for far too long now, so that’s how we’ll kick off the day, followed by Fats Domino In the Spotlight, and ‘live’ CCR later!

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. MUDCRUTCH MONDAY MADNESS!

Today’s madness is the full catalogue. Just over two hours of every song Mudcrutch ever made before they morphed into our House Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This is the band that left Gainesville for L.A. all those years ago. In 2008, Petty would reunite the band with it’s original members, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Randall Marsh, and Tom Leadon, to great success.

4:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Fats Domino

The question remains: Did Fats Domino invent rock n’ roll? You know, nobody can say for sure. Rock n’ Roll had its own group of ‘founding parents’ as I like to call it, and surely Fats Domino is high up on that list. One thing is for sure, nobody can definitively say he wasn’t the first guy to play that music.

7:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, July 4, 1971

Speaking of bands with a unique sound, this band of brothers definitely qualifies. You instantly know who’s singing that song when you hear it. Four guys from Berkeley who sound like they just came out of the Bayou.

No doubt about it. Monday’s suck. Every week I’m eternally grateful that Sunday and Monday are my weekend days. Somehow, it makes the rest of the week go faster. I know. It’s all psychological, but it works for me. In the meantime, if you work somewhere where you can multitask, grab yourself some ear buds, pull up a tab, and tune us in. It’ll make Monday oh so tolerable.

Welcome to Tuesday Bluesday and Five Hours of Uninterrupted Blues, Paul Butterfield Live at The Fillmore, and Our AOW, June 28, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Today is Tuesday Bluesday and we have our ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues’ EP and some live Paul Butterfield later.

Starts at 10:00 a.m today!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

Our big, bad blues extravaganza is back for five hours of uninterrupted blues with Delbert McClinton, B.B.King, Little Walter, Ry Cooder, Slim Harpo, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Duane Allman, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: American Beauty by The Grateful Dead

Our only break in the blues programming today comes with our Album of The Week by The Dead.

7:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, October 14, 1966 NEW!

We go back in the Wayback Machine for this gem. We have some vintage Paul Butterfield from 1966. A legendary blues band in a legendary venue for sure.

Got the blues? Well, get them here. The blues of the best kind, of course. We’re totally free every single day of the week, not just when we’re doing a “membership” drive. The price of membership here is using your tab and the button below. Your money is no good here.

It’s ‘All About Blue’ Today, We’ve Got Emmylou Harris In the Spotlight, and CCR Live at The Fillmore, Monday, December 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Guess what? We have short(er) playlists too! We’ve got a great one today along with Emmylou Harris and Creedence Clearwater Revival to kick off your work week!

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue, Various Artists

Hey, it’s not just about EP’s here in The Mermaid Lounge. We have all kinds of multi-artist playlists, including this one with the color ‘blue’ in the title, lyrics or both! You’ll hear from The Allman Brothers Band, Linda Ronstadt, Foreigner, Mudcrutch, Joni Mitchell, Jonathan Edwards, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Electric Light Orchestra, Wings, George Harrison, The Band, Fats Domino, The Traveling Wilburys, Elvis Presley, Badfinger, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris’ career began back in 1969 and she is still on the move. During that time she has won 14 Grammy Awards, the Polar Music Prize (and many other awards too numerous to mention here), been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Harris is rightfully credited with making country more accessible to a wider audience, and today we put her In the Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, July 4, 1971

When I was young and dumb, I just assumed that these guys came straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. In fact, what we have are four guys from Berkeley who sounded like they came straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. They also just happened to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. We love these guys here in The Lounge. Today we have the live from The Fillmore for your listening pleasure. Cook up some crawfish and shrimp and enjoy.

Here we are again. Yesterday we added listeners from India and today they seem to be back here again today. Argentina has also joined the crowd this morning as well. Where are you?

We Close Out Tom Petty Month, Give You A New Album of The Week, and Folk Music From A-to-Z, Sunday (also, Halloween), October 31 , 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got another fine Sunday on tap kicking off a bit earlier so that we can give you a final Heartbreakers live performance this evening to close out Tom Petty Month.

Today’s featured Folk Music EP starts at 2:00 p.m.!

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield

This was the first time Dusty Springfield brought her unique R & B style together with the Memphis sound. It sold poorly when it was released in 1969, but as Springfield’s music became known and her legend grew, things changed. Later, it would be acclaimed by critics as one of the most important popular music albums ever made. It also spawned Son of A Preacher Man, Springfield’s “signature” song and her great version of Windmills Of Your Mind.

2:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-to-Z: Various Artists

Take a trip down memory lane to the present with one of the original “protest” musical genres, FOLK. You’ll hear Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, Bonnie Raitt, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jesse Winchester, Eric Andersen, The Band, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, and many more!

8:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, March 15, 1999

Earlier during Tom Petty month we played the recordings of the Heartbreakers’ legendary 20-might residency at the Fillmore West from 1997. Tonight, we close out another Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge with recordings from the band’s 1999 residency at The Fillmore.

There are many reasons to tune us in, people. Must I keep listing them? I mean, I will if I have to. We’re totally free and we don’t ask for a credit card or personal information. We don’t accept advertising, so we don’t mess up the musical vibe with endless capitalist chatter, and our DJ is practically a mute. I mean, I know people don’t trust the whole “no strings” thing, but maybe you should give us a shot and we’ll prove it to you.

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The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later Tonight, Saturday, October 2, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Tom Petty Month gets underway in a serious manner today with music from their legendary residency at the Fillmore West in 1997.

The poster series for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, January 10-February 7, 1997

This is just over three hours of music recorded during The Heartbreakers’ legendary residency at The Fillmore West back in 1997. It is testament to the fact that this band is undoubtedly one of the greatest bands ever to step onto a stage and engage with an audience. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen better, and I’ve seen a hell of a lot of live performances in my lifetime.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume One FINAL AIRING

We bid a fond farewell to Volume One of the Traveling Wilburys two great albums. We’ll have the other sometime during Tom Petty Month for sure.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Cotterell Court, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, November 4, 1977 NEW!

Yet another great live performance from the music world’s untiring, insatiable jam band who made college stops a staple during their lifetime. No matter what anyone tells you, The Dead ain’t The Dead without Jerry Garcia.

Before, in between, and after our programming we’ll give you our standard rotation of 27,000+ songs in Open Stream, without commercial interruption and without the chatty DJ’s. We’re free too, and that makes it even better.

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We’ve Got New Blues on This Fine Tuesday, With Muddy Waters and Albert Collins Both Playing The Fillmore, July 27, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in the lounge and we’ve got some new blues for you all today. We’ve also got our great Album of The Week from Chrissie Hynde.

We’re kicking off Tuesday Bluesday with new Muddy Waters!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Muddy Waters, The Authorized Bootleg, Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, November 4-6, 1966 NEW!

We’re kicking off Tuesday Bluesday in fine style, with Muddy Waters live at the Fillmore West back in 1966. ‘Nuff said. It’s up to you to listen.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Standing In The Doorway, Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan

The second airing of this great, new album is upon us. Chrissie Hynde sings some underappreciated Bob Dylan tunes, recording during the pandemic using cell phone technology. It’s amazing.

7:00 p.m. Albert Collins Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, December 26-28, 1969 NEW!

Another great blues offering live from the great Fillmore West. Albert Collins, alternately known as Deep Freeze or The Ice Man, opens for The Allman Brothers Band back in ’69.

We’ve got some sweet, bluesy treats here for you today. It’s up to you to listen in. Around and in between all this, we have our usual wide Open Stream, chosen for you by our Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste.

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We’re Winding Down on The Fillmore Fiesta, But We’re Not Done Yet! And The Heartbreakers’ New “Angel Dream” Owns Our Album of The Week, Sunday, July 4, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Running a tad late today because I slept in just a bit. This old body gets tired after a week in retail hell. But never you mind. We’ve got a great grand finale for all Fillmorians today, and a brand new Tom Petty effort for our Album of The Week.

We wrap up our Fillmore Festival today with some great stuff!

Here’s your July 4th line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Angel Dream by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW!

This is the new release from the Petty estate, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their soundtrack album, She’s The One. It’s a reimagined vision of great music, which also happens to include four previously-unreleased tunes. There’s always a bonus because The Heartbreakers have so much unreleased music yet to go. One is a long version of Supernatural Radio, one of my favorite tunes and the other is an unbelievable studio version of J.J. Cale’s Thirteen Days, another of my favorites which the Heartbreakers have done live in the past. Two others are brand new songs.

There is no doubting Petty’s musical genius at this point. But what is evident and what must always be said is how dedicated his bandmates were to his musical cause, and just how fucking brilliant they all were together.

3:00 p.m. Laura Nyro Live at The Fillmore East, New York, March 30, 1971 NEW!

Laura Nyro called this performance Spread Your Wings and Fly, but we here in The Mermaid Lounge believe she did that for her entire career. This is one of my favorite performances ever. The Fillmore East closed its doors a few days earlier than West, on June 27, 1971. Laura Nyro’s performance was one of the finals, just a few months before the end.

7:00 p.m. Fillmore, The Last Days: Various Artists NEW!

Here we have a multi-artist effort of live performances at the Fillmore West just before the doors closed. Most of the bands are from the Bay area, and include Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, the Elvin Bishop Group, Boz Scaggs, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Cold Blood, Taj Mahal, and The Grateful Dead (life would not be complete without them), and many more!

And with that, our Fillmore Festival is done for now. We have a lot more Fillmore performances in our vault, so we’ll be doing this again for sure. Just not sure when, but you’ll be the first to know. It’s the fourth of July, folks. I’m not a flag waver, and I hate the word “patriot” because I really believe the right-wing uses that term way too much. They are actually “hatriots.” So, I’m listening to music. That’s the best way to celebrate.

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Fillmore Forward With The Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and LIVE DEAD Later, Saturday, July 3, 2021

Onward Fillmorians! We move forward with three great bands today from both Fillmore venues. Our only exception to the Fillmore rule will be the final airing of Kate Taylor’s Album of The Week.

It was tough accessing some of the actual posters for these dates, but we did our best to choose alternatives wisely!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band Live at The Fillmore East, March 12-13, 1971 NEW!

We have all of these legendary recordings in our vast collection. These are the best culled over the 1971 Allman Brothers appearances.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sister Kate by Kate Taylor FINAL AIRING!

This is the final airing of Kate Taylor’s great album from 1971. We eagerly await her brand new August 2021 release. Tomorrow, however, when you roll out of bed we have a masterful selection for you.

6:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore West, July 4 1971

CCR delivers their special brand of swamp music in what is the final day of The Fillmore West’s existence under Bill Graham. It’s hard to believe these guys were born and raised in Berkeley, California. Their ‘born on the bayou’ sound was truly amazing. One of the best bands to ever exist.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fillmore West, July 2, 1971

We resurrect this great show for our Fillmore extravaganza. What would this celebration be without the ultimate jam band’s inclusion?

This is a great warm-up for tomorrow’s grand finale! We hope you’ll tune our special July 4 celebration. Forget all the flag-waving and fireworks bullshit. This is where the party’s at.

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