Today, We Have The Heartbreakers Live on the 40th Anniversary Tour, Sweet Soul Music Vintage 1965, The Final Airing of our AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later, Saturday, June 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to our usual frenzied Saturday of programming. We have a wild one today, including our very first live performance from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour!

Today we air our very first live performance of The Heartbreakers’ live on the 40th Anniversary Tour!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The American Airlines Center, Dallax, Texas, April 22, 2017 NEW!

This is the very first airing of any of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour, and this one comes from Dallas. We have a lot of TPATH live performances here in The Mermaid Lounge, but this is the first time we are airing anything from that final tour.

The set list will be posted under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett FINAL AIRING!

This will be the last time you can tune this album in. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have another fine album to feature for the week.

7:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

We’ve got some great soul music on tap for you today, all vintage 1965 releases from Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Radiants, The Ad Libs, The Dixie Cups, Lee Dorsey, Roy Head & The Taints, Fontella Bass, The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 18, 1980 NEW!

Yet another never-before-heard-here performance by the master of all jam bands, The Dead. This one is from one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.

The set list for this show will also be under the Playlist tab. Again, just scroll to the bottom.

Again, I will say that this is a great day to find out what we’re all about. Saturday is our busiest programming day, yet this represents only just over seven hours of music that we stream in a 24-hour day. We’re totally free, we do not run advertising, and the rest of the time is dedicated to Open Stream. Just pull up a tab and click the link below.

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Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge! We Bring You A Little Bit O’ Soul, The Final Airing of “Old Yellow Moon” and our Ritual LIVE DEAD, June 12, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge and I leave you in good flippers with the Music Mermaid as I head off to the land of retail.

Here’s how your Saturday is shaping up:

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

Actually, it’s a shitload o’soul here in the lounge today. Just over five hours of the greatest soul from Motown to Memphis and back. You’ll hear Ray Charles, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Supremes, Al Green, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Fats Domino, and so many more.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Old Yellow Moon by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell FINAL AIRING!

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. we bid a fond but very necessary farewell to this great album. Tomorrow, when you roll out of the sack, we’ll have a brand new one for you.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA NEW!

In keeping with our Saturday evening ritual, we’ve got another great airing of LIVE DEAD! Again, it’s one we’ve never aired before keeping the tradition alive. Join us and listen to the music world’s premier jam band.

Do I sound like a broken record when I get to this part of the blog post? Of course I do. But that’s the role of advertising. Everyone knows that if you repeat something enough maybe somebody will want me to shut the fuck up and listen. You have no idea what you’re missing…for free.

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We’ve Got That Sweet Soul Sound, America In The Spotlight, Some Late-Night Dylan, and Our Album of The Week on Thursday, May 27, 2021

The plate is full this fine day as I head back to the salt mines for a three-day stint in the land of retail. I leave you with some great music.

We don’t do much ‘soft rock’ here, but these guys were great at it. They get a place at our table.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

There’s nothing like soul music and R & B to get the blood boiling. And I mean the real thing. Not disco. Not rap. The real thing with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Ann Peebles, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Bill Withers, The Shirelles, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week; The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers

I say this every Thursday, but we’re winding down on our Album of The Week. This is the second to last airing before we make a new choice (come Sunday). Get in on it while you can!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of America NEW!

We don’t do a lot of soft rock in The Mermaid Lounge, but these guys made some of the best. And albums like Homecoming (which also did time as our Album of The Week a while ago), Holiday, and their debut album (especially) were great. They get a place at our table. America was formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley, all of whom were sons of U.S. Air Force members. Fun fact: Dan Peek (the middle guy) went on to a career in Christian music. You won’t hear that here.

10:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan

We continue our Dylan birthday tribute with an album that is not our album of the week, John Wesley Harding which was released in 1967. Tomorrow will be our final Dylan tribute for his 80th birthday celebration.

Turn it on, people. All you need is a new browser tab and the ability to click the link below to reach musical nirvana. No membership, no credit card, no personal information required. No fucking lie.

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Monday Morning Open Stream Leads to Steely Dan ‘Live’ in Houston and The Soul Men Later, April 19, 2021

We welcome you to the beginning of a new week here in The Mermaid Lounge. We start with Open Stream, but then move on to some really great programming.

We feature Steely Dan live at The Woodlands Pavillion today!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

1:00 p.m. Steely Dan Live at The Woodlands Pavillion, Houston, Texas, September 3, 1993

Today we feature one of the finest damned bands on the planet here today, live from Houston, Texas. I used to hear people say they couldn’t reproduce their sound on stage and I almost believed it…until I saw them live myself. Everyone’s a goddamned critic, especially those with no musical ability. I call bullshit.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume One: Various Artists

I might as well tell you we kick off a new long-play soul and R & B playlist next month, so consider this a preview! You’ll hear Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Otis Redding (The Big O), Fats Domino, Freddie King, and many more!

Again, we open the week with light programming. But the programming we have is spectacular today. We are not-for-profit radio. We’re in it for the music. Give us a shot. You won’t regret it.

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It’s Sunday in The Lounge and Jackson Browne Owns Our Album of The Week. We Also Offer Up Volume 1 of Our Sixties Rotation, April 4, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! For those who celebrate, Happy Easter. I generally do because it’s a time when I can be with my family, and that’s what matters. It’s cultural with our family. But it is not a requirement to listen to great music!

We have five hours of uninterrupted Sixties Music today with Volume One!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Saturate Before Using by Jackson Browne NEW!

Funny factoid: The album is mistakenly called Saturate Before Using because the cover design was made to look like a water bag. It was intended to be Jackson Browne. At the time of its recording Jackson did not have a record contract, then he sent a recording of Jamaica Say You Will to David Geffen and he began hunting. He started his own record label, Asylum, and signed Browne to a contract (along with many others, including Linda Ronstadt). This brilliant album is Browne’s debut, and birthed two hit singles, Doctor My Eyes and Rock Me On The Water. Jackson Browne is now considered one of the legendary singer-songwriters of his generation, residing in both the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume One: Various Artists

Yes, there is a difference between volume one and volume two. This volume focuses more on the earlier part of the sixties, although there is some crossover on both and we won’t deny that. It was done purposely. On this volume you’ll hear The Beatles, Mary Wells, Del Shannon, The Searchers, Carole King, Harry Nilsson, The Dave Clark Five, Johnny Rivers, The Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, The Yardbirds, Blues Image, Jimmy Ruffin, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, Simon & Garfunkel and many more. A total of 98 songs uninterrupted.

The Easter Bunny just phoned me. He’s tuning in himself today now that he’s delivered all the shit required of him. He hopes you will too.

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It’s A Mudcrutch Monday, We Have That Sweet Soul Sound, and Gram Parsons In The Spotlight Later, February 15, 2021

Good Monday Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great line-up today with another Mudcruch Monday, then we toss in a great soul music playlist and Gram Parsons in the early evening.

Mudcrutch. The band that left Gainesville, Florida and morphed into Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. They didn’t hit it big the first time around, but when Petty got them back together in 2008, they certainly did!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Mudcrutch Monday Madness! The Complete Collection.

We’ve got just over two hours of great Mudcrutch music for you today. Not only do we have the absolute best live version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, but the original version of Don’t Do Me Like That. Yes, it was originally a Mudcrutch song.

3:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound

One of the first playlists we ever put together when we started this station back in 2017. You’ll hear The Four Tops, Mary Wells, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Ann Peebles, Edwin Starr, Etta James, and may more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons didn’t live long enough to reach stardom, but he would certainly have gotten there. As a solo artist, a member of the Byrds, and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parson left us a huge musical legacy in a very short time.

What better way to spend a Monday than with great music? If you’re working at home in the time of COVID, pull yourself up a tab and tune us in. No credit card. No membership. No personal information required.

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It’s Wednesday in the College of Rock N’ Roll Knowledge: 1/27/2021

Good Morning, Trivia Buffs! It is one of the more boring days in rock history, I have to admit. Nevertheless, we press on here in The Mermaid Lounge.

The pre-disco Bee Gees were the bomb. But Saturday Night Fever killed it for me.

Here’s today’s lesson:

January 27, 1956: Elvis Presley made his TV debut on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show where he sang Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel.

January 27, 1965: The Moody Blues reached #1 in the UK with Go Now.

Also on this day, The Who made their UK television debut when they appeared on Ready, Steady, Go! to promote their single, I Can’t Explain.

January 27, 1967: The Four Tops performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

January 27, 1971: The Bee Gees recorded How Can You Mend A Broken Heart at International Broadcasting Company Studios in London.

January 27, 1974: Paul McCartney & Wings released the song Jet.

January 27, 1977: Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album, Animals, entered the UK charts at #2.

January 27, 1978: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours LP goes to #1 on the UK Album chart.

Born On This Day

January 27, 1943: Brian Keenan, drummer for the Chambers Brothers and Manfred Mann, was born in New York City.

January 27, 1946: Rick Allen, bassist for The Box Tops was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

January 27, 1949: Eddie Bayers, drummer for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band was born in Patuxent, Maryland.

January 27 1968: Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

That is all. We’ll be back soon with today’s musical line-up!

It’s Snowing Like a Mother Outside The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/17/2020

Here we are on a snowy day bringing you all the news you need to know to impress friends and family alike!

Carroll James, the first DJ to play a Beatles record on the airwaves in the U.S. You will get all the details below!

December 17, 1954: Bill Haley & The Comets’ Rock Around The Clock becomes the first rock n’ roll song to enter the UK singles charts. I was ten months old.

December 17, 1955: With their hit Only You still at #2, the Platters’ The Great Pretender enters the charts at #13.

December 17, 1963: Carroll James a disc jockey at WWDC in Washington, D.C., becomes the first DJ to play a Beatles’ song on American airwaves. The song is I Want To Hold Your Hand, which he got from his airline stewardess girlfriend who bought a copy when she was in the UK. Because of high listener demand, James helps out the Beatles by playing the song every day, every hour. Because it had not yet been released in the US, Capitol Records initially considered legal action against the station but, instead, thought better of it and simply released the song in the US earlier than they planned. The rest, as they say, is history, my friends. Thank you, Carroll James. Forever.

December 17, 1966: Standing In The Shadows of Love by the Four Tops enters the Billboard Hot 100. On it’s ten-week stay on the charts, it will peak at #6. It reaches #2 on the R & B charts.

December 17, 1967: John Lennon and George Harrison throw a party in London for the area secretaries of their official fan club. The film Magical Mystery Tour is screened for the very first time for them.

December 17, 1971: John Lennon appears at a benefit at the Apollo Theater in Harlem for the families of the victims of the Attica State Prison riots.

December 17, 1977: Linda Ronstadt’s career continues to roll along through the seventies as her album, Simple Dreams, remains #1 on the Album charts for a third week.

December 17, 1979: Paul McCartney & Wings play the Glasgow Appollo and record a live version of the great song Coming Up. The song would reach #2 in the UK and will top the charts in the US, selling 4 million copies.

Born On This Day

December 17, 1937: Art Neville, keyboardist for the Neville Brothers (you can hear them here, people), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

December 17, 1939: Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations was born in Union Springs, Alabama. His falsetto voice is heard on the great Temptations hits The Way You Do The Things You Do and Just My Imagination.

December 17, 1942: Paul Butterfield (the Paul Butterfield Blues Band) was born in Chicago.

December 17, 1949: Paul Rogers, lead singer and lyricist for both Free and Bad Company, was born in Middlesbrough, England.

December 17, 1950: Carlton “Carlie” Barrett, drummer for The Wailers, was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

And there you have it for today because we don’t give a shit about Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus. You’ll never hear them here.

The Ladies Kick Off The Festivities, Our Album of The Week is Back, and The Soul Men Kick Ass This Evening, Thursday, November 5, 2020

Yes sir! And if that isn’t enough for you, we’ve got some great three-in-a-row’s lined up today. You really need to be here. It’s better than the shit on television, especially with this real-time shitshow going on.

The Ladies are in command this morning.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists

It’s always a good day when the ladies are starting us out. Today we have volume 4 in our series, with Carly Simon, Lucinda Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Carole King, Joan Baez, Phoebe Snow, and many more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor

We’re winding down here. After today, there’s only one more chance to hear this great album before we choose our new Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. The Soul Men, Volume 1: Various Artists

Another open-stream-type playlist that has become popular here in The Mermaid Lounge. This one features Bill Withers, Al Green, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Freddie King, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Otis Redding, Slim Harpo, The Four Tops, Fats Domino and more.

Call me biased, but this seems like a hell of a day to tune us in. Odds are you’ll find something you’ll like. Unless, of course, you’d rather pay for what you used to get for free. You know, before money became king. If that’s the case, I can’t help you.

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It’s (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday Until That Sweet Soul Sound of ’65 and the Inner Sanctum Later, Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Wednesday and, as is the routine here lately, a (mostly) open stream day! Later, we get into some sweet soul music and much later, The Tell-Tale Heart.

Here’s today’s line-up:

Perpetual   Open Stream

We really only offer programming for seven hours a day. The rest of our day is open stream, and we run 24/7. And when you’re circulating 23,000+ songs, the likelihood of repeating a song in a 24-hour cycle is slim and none.

6:00 p.m.      Sweet Soul Music ’65: Various Artists

Features Otis Redding, Kim Weston, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Joe Tex, Lee Dorsey, The Dixie Cups, Fontella Bass, and many more!

10:00 p.m.    The Inner Sanctum: The Tell-Tale Heart

This is our last episode of The Inner Sanctum for this broadcast cycle of Old Time Radio. The final airing will be on Friday. Then we’ll take a short hiatus, and be back with a new series. 

This is literally the perfect day for you to give us a try. WTF, America? Everyone else seems to “get it.”

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