Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge with Money, Honey; The Beatles “Let It Be” Sessions; Paul Simon In the Spotlight; and Live Dead, March 6, 2021

Welcome to the weekend in The Mermaid Lounge, where we have our usual slate of programming for your listening pleasure. We’ll kick it all off at 10:00 a.m. this morning.

The Beatles’ during the “Let It Be” Sessions.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Money, Honey: Various Artists

Music about money, earned, stolen, alimony, in every form imaginable, from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, J.J. Cale, Slim Harpo, Albert King, Tom Rush, Chuck Berry, The Traveling Wilburys, and more.

3:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions, Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the Fab Four were barely talking to each other or recording together. But the Let It Be sessions prove that The Beatles were all about the music at the end of the day, and at the end of their run.

6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

Paul Simon is legend in music. He spent years with his pal Art Garfunkel, singing together for the first time at the age of sixteen. Together they made some of the best music of the sixties and seventies. Then Simon continued on as a solo artist doing the same. We feature the music of Paul Simon today, both with and without Art Garfunkel.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, September 7, 1987 NEW!

Another (brand new) marathon session from The Dead for your listening pleasure. No two shows ever sound the same, even when they are on the same tour.

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It’s a Typical Saturday With Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon Together, Our Final Airing of “Wrecking Ball” by Emmylou Harris, and Live Dead, February 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is our busiest programming day by far, but the vast majority of our 24-hour music cycle remains devoted to wide open stream.

Linds Ronstadt. Nobody touches this voice.

Here’s our Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

We open our programming with the Queen of Rock. She retains that title to this day, as far as we here in The Mermaid Lounge are concerned. It’s more than just the voice (although that would be enough). It’s the music selection, the genres she was able to master, and the way she defied the “experts” in her field who predicted her demise for changing music styles. She’s the package, people.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris FINAL AIRING!

We follow that up with a very good friend of Linda’s, and her career redefining album, Wrecking Ball. This is our final airing before a new album is introduced tomorrow.

6:00 p.m. Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon, Live Acoustic Set at VPRO Studios, December 8, 1976

Two good friends and two extraordinary songwriters get together to sing each other’s tunes. A great take.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, July 2, 1995 NEW!

Another new performance by The Dead, this one from the Deer Creek Music Center, which has been renamed about five times since then. But no matter, when it comes to The Grateful Dead, no two shows sound the same, even when they’re part of the same tour.

Tune us in, people. It’s Saturday. I don’t know what it’s doing where you are, but the weather has finally turned dismal here today, so it’s time to put our feet up and enjoy the music! We don’t have to give you a free trial. We’re free all the time.

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We Wind Up Mardi Gras Week With BeauSoleil, Then It’s Echoes, Our Album of The Week, and Saturday Night’s “Live Dead,” February 20, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We wind up our tribute to the music of Louisiana, and New Orleans specifically, with a live performance by one of the most respected bands in The Big Easy. And that isn’t all for Saturday.

Today’s music from New Orleans is courtesy of BeauSoleil!

Here’s our Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

A lot of New Orleans music is steeped in history, but there are modern-day bands playing all over the streets of The Big Easy every day. BeauSoleil is one of the more recent bands to make their mark. This is a collection of live performances from a number of locations in Louisiana. We think you’ll enjoy their style.

3:00 p.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

Another of those historical music “scenes” is Laurel Canyon. Here, bands like CSNY, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Beach Boys, The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield developed their sounds. The British Invasion resonated with these bands, and these bands also had a creative effect on their friends across the pond. You’ll hear these bands plus Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Take A Little Walk With Me by Tom Rush FINAL AIRING!

Today we’ll have the final airing of Tom Rush’s Take A Little Walk With Me, released in 1966. Tomorrow when you wake up, there’ll be a new Album of The Week.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, September 6, 1985 NEW!

Another new live concert performance from the masters of jam. As I continue to say, no two performances are ever the same…even when they happen on the same tour.

It’s Saturday, people. It’s time to kick back and enjoy some really great music from a really great radio station. That would be ours.

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Finally Coming Out of It With ‘The British Are Coming’ Playlist and This Week’s Edition of Live Dead, Saturday, February 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Hopefully, I’m improving enough to keep this programming going on a sustained basis now, and we’re kicking the comeback off with some great music today.

Yeah, baby. The British Are Coming!

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. The British Are Coming! Various Artists

We’re back just in time for our 5+ hour British music special, from the original British Invasion Bands to the Pretenders and more! You can also hear The Beatles, The Zombies, The Searchers, Them (featuring Van Morrison), The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits, Lulu, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, The Moody Blues, The Bee Gees, The Who, The Spencer Davis Group, and many more!

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, October 29, 1985 NEW!

Our Saturday night Live Dead musicfest is finally back. Sorry it was gone so long. This time we have a live show from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. No two shows ever sound the same. Not even on the same tour.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday, a perfect day to kick back and enjoy some great music.

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We’ve Got CSNY, The Kinks, Live Dead, and The Final Airing of “Face The Music” on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are working in reverse today. With a positive COVID diagnosis, nothing remains the same. I’m sleeping later, so we’ll be back with the music trivia a bit later.

We’ve got the great sound of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young coming up today!

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

One of the greatest supergroups on the planet, made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, and Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young. Together they made some amazing music. We have them In the Spotlight today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra

Today is the final airing of ELO’s great album, Face The Music. Tomorrow when ou wake up, there will be a brand new selection.

7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York City, December 31, 1980

The feuding Davies brothers and their sidekicks made some great rock n’ roll together. Today we have them live from The Palladium in New York.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Radio City Music Hall, New York, October 30, 1980 NEW!

Another brand new three-hour extravaganza of music, this one from the fabled Radio City Music Hall in New York. Even on the same tour, no two shows sound the same.

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Bob Marley’s Final Concert, Bonnie Raitt & Her Friends at Ultrasonic Studios, The Final Airing of Dylan’s AOW, and Live Dead, Saturday, January 23, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Yes, it is the usual jam-packed eclectic Saturday offering here from The Mermaid Lounge. Enjoy.

We have Bob Marley on The Uprising Tour, his final tour ever. He would be dead less than a year later from melanoma.

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 23, 1980

The Uprising Tour was Bob Marley’s final tour and the biggest European tour for that year, beginning in Zurich and ending at The Stanley Theatre (33 cities in Europe; 5 in the U.S.). Before September of the following year, Bob Marley would be dead from melanoma.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan

This is the final airing of Dylan’s first album of original material since 2012’s Tempest. Tomorrow when you awaken, there will be a new selection.

7:00 p.m. Bonnie Raitt & Friends Live at Ultrasonic Studios, 1972

This great live album features Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George (Little Feat), John Hammond and Freebo at Ultrasonic Studios in New York. It was recorded and broadcast on WLIR-FM. We have it here for you today.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena, December 13, 1980 NEW!

Another great live show from our Grateful Dead vaults here in The Mermaid Lounge. No two shows ever sounds the same from these guys. Not even if it’s on the same tour.

It’s time for you to join our friends in Europe, Asia and beyond and tune us in. What are you waiting for? Must we charge you for our services?

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Greetings & Salutations From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/21/2021

Yes, we did miss yesterday and I apologize for that. But there will be days like this here and there. We are back today, and ready to go!

The Trips Festival, held in 1966, was instrumental in the cultural development of psychedelic music.

Here’s your lesson for today:

January 21, 1959: The Kingston Trio, key to folk music becoming a staple in America, won a Gold record for Tom Dooley.

January 21, 1961: The great Del Shannon recorded the song Runaway, which will top the charts in America by April.

January 21, 1963: The Beatles made their third appearance on Radio Luxembourg’s program The Friday Spectacular, where they performed Please Please Me and Ask Me Why.

January 21, 1964: Peter & Gordon recorded the Lennon-McCartney tune A World Without Love, which goes to #1 in the UK by June 1965. Down the road during the 70s, Peter Asher will become Linda Ronstadt’s producer and manager, and helps launch her amazing career.

January 21, 1965: More than 3,000 fans greet The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison at Sydney Airport when they arrive for a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand.

January 21, 1966: The first Trips Festival, a three-day event, begins at the Longshoreman’s Hall in San Francisco. It’s a landmark event in the evolution of psychedelic music and the hippie movement. Produced by Ken Kesey, Ramon Sender, and Stewart Brand, ten thousand people show up to see The Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company, and The Jefferson Airplane. Pretty sure there was LSD in the punch.

January 21, 1968: Jimi Hendrix recorded Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower at Olympia Studios in London. Rolling Stone Brian Jones (percussion) and Traffic’s Dave Mason (12-string guitar) play on the session.

January 21, 1983: Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer at the age of 34. He joined the band in 1972, and replaced the deceased Berry Oakley. His doctors suspect he contracted the disease from exposure to Agent Orange during his Vietnam service.

January 21, 1984: The great soul singer Jackie Wilson died at the age of 49 after suffering a massive heart attack while performing at the Latin Casino in New Jersey. He fell head first to the stage while singing Lonely Teardrops, suffered brain damage, and remained in a coma for eight years until his death.

Born On This Day

January 21, 1941: Richie Havens, the great folk singer who appeared at the Woodstock, Newport, and Isle of Wight Festivals, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

January 21, 1942: Edwin Starr, soul singer who recorded the great songs War and Twenty-Five Miles, was born in Nashville, Tennessee.

January 21, 1947: Jim Ibbotson, who played guitar, keyboards, drums, and accordion for the very underrated Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, was born somewhere in the United States but nobody can seem to figure out where the fuck it was.

That’s it for today, and we shall be back with your line-up in just a while.

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We Have BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana, The Final Airing of Ronstadt’s WE RAN, Maria Muldaur In the Spotlight, and Live Dead, on Saturday, January 16, 2021

Good Morning From The Mermaid Lounge. Outside the wind is high and and it’s pouring rain…when it should clearly be snowing. But who am I to complain.

Today we have BeauSoleil live from Louisiana, one of the most well respected Cajun/Zydeco bands today.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. BeauSoleil Live in Louisiana!

BeauSoleil was founded in 1975, and released their first album in 1977. The band plays traditional and original music rooted in the folk music of the Cajuns and Creoles of Louisiana. Consider this a warm-up for our Mardi Gras event.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: We Ran by Linda Ronstadt FINAL AIRING!

This is the last chance for you to give a listen to this great album. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album featured when you drag your butts out of bed.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is a folk and blues singer who has been around since the folk revival of the sixties, playing with John Sebastian, the Even Dozen Jug Band, and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band as vocalist and sometimes violinist. Later, she’d lend her considerable talents to the Jerry Garcia Band. She’s in the spotlight here today.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, June 30, 1995 NEW!

Again, more great music from the world’s premier jam band. Even on the same tour no two shows sound the same. What else can we possibly say about them except tune ’em in!

Yeah. I can say it until my eyes bleed. This is the station you should be listening to. But hey, if you’d rather pay for the stuff you used to get for free, go on. Some folks just don’t get it.

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It’s Another Kick-Ass Saturday With The Laurel Canyon Crowd, Joan Baez, Elvis’ Birthday Playlist, and Live Dead, on January 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is our big day on the programming scale but, in spite of that, our musical day remains mostly Open Stream.

The Grateful Dead. The ultimate jam band at the closing of Winterland.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists

It was all happening in the canyon back in the day. They were all groovin’ together, feeding off each other, and it produced some of the best damned sounds in the history of popular music. They inspired people like Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty. This playlist is about just over 2.5 hours and features The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and more!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Joan Baez by Joan Baez

The final airing of Joan Baez’s brillian debut album, recorded when she was just nineteen. Get in on it now. It will be gone tomorrow when you wake up!

7:00 p.m. Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions

We’re celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday a day late. That’s usually how it goes around here. We do our best, but my multiple personalities have their limits. Today, we’re playing his songs from The Sun Sessions, recorded at Sun Studios during 1954 and 1955. It’s produced by Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records, who gave Elvis his start, and includes one of the greatest (and some people argue, the first) rock n’ roll songs ever, That’s All Right. Happy Birthday, Elvis.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Winterland, October 22, 1978 NEW!

We made it through last year for 52 weeks with no repeats. And we intend to attempt the same here. Let’s face it. It should not be difficult. The Dead played Winterland alone 48 times. This is just one of them. Enjoy, Deadheads.

Saturdays are always a fucking great day to tune us in. Why don’t you give it a shot? We are free. No credit card or private info required. No advertising accepted. No endless DJ chatter. You have no idea what you are missing.

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The British Are Back, There’s LIVE DEAD From The Harding Theater in San Francisco Later, and Our Final Airing of “Moondance,” Saturday, January 2, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time for the British Invasion to make a return trip to our shores! We’ve also got a brand new Live Dead tonight and the final airing of Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance this afternoon.

The Grateful Dead. No matter what kind of shit Bob Weir tries to sell you, there is no Dead without Jerry Garcia.

Here’s today’s line up:

10:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Yes, it’s that time of month. We have the British back on our shores with more than five hours of uninterrupted stream of British Invasion music and then some. Hear The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Lulu, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and more. No commercials. No chatter.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison FINAL AIRING!

This is your last chance to hear Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance album. We’ll have a brand new selection tomorrow morning on the blog when you wake up.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Harding Theater, San Francisco, November 7, 1971 NEW!

It’s the world’s ultimate jam band back again with a brand new show. Even if they’re playing consecutive nights on the same tour, no two Dead shows ever sound the same.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday. Play us in the background. Around all this great programming, we have 24/7 live stream. We’re completely OUTSIDE the system.

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