Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine music day today, not too little programming and not too much to hinder the flow of 23,000+ songs on a continual 24/7 cycle.
Here’s today’s musical landscape:
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
The Airplane approaches its final landing for this cycle. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new Album of the Week, so enjoy Surrealistic Pillow while you can!
6:00 p.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado (1983)
I have seen Joni Mitchell in concert more than once, most notably during her Court & Spark Tour when she traveled with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. I have never considered her a ‘warm’ person; she sometimes had attitude with her adoring crowd. I feel the same way about Van Morrison, having seen him more than once also. But brilliant? Absolutely no question. Some days they took themselves too seriously, but their music? That should be taken very seriously.
10:00 p.m. Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Live at Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK, September 25, 1985 NEW!
The world’s most famous jam band. The ultimate road band. They’re back for another spin with Live Dead. This week, coming to you from Oklahoma Put on your tie dye and light up a fatty. It’s a fucking Grateful Dead concert.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, we’re going to celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday with a special playlist. Later, we have another legend — Linda Ronstadt — live at Budokan.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul McCartney NEW!
This playlist could have gone on, literally, for hours. But I did show some restraint, so give me some credit here! People bitch and moan that McCartney is the most ‘commercial’ of the Beatles. That may be so. But it’s that commercial side of the coin that allows performers to make the music they love. And I certainly have loved being around for Mr. McCartney’s career.
6:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at Budokan Hall, Japan, March 3, 1979
Ronstadt dominated the 70s, building a following that was unheard of for a woman in the male-dominated rock world. Although she didn’t always enjoy playing massive venues, she sold them out routinely. I remember traveling to Los Angeles to see Linda Ronstadt at the Los Angeles Forum on Christmas eve during the Living in the USA tour. One of the best decisions I ever made.
9:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
The Airplane come back in for a landing this evening with Surrealistic Pillow on board.
By the way, the set lists for McCartney and Ronstadt are both up under the Playlist tab. Scroll toward the bottom.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Stevie Ray Vaughan makes his Tuesday Bluesday debut, the Airplane make a landing, and Van Morrison is in The Spotlight later.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday: Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, April 15, 1984 NEW!
People toss the term Guitar God around like everyone should wear it, but it is reserved for a select crew. Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of them. Beyond his obvious talent, he was a fascinating character whose full story, I confess, I did not know until after he passed. I was too busy listening to his music.
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane comes in for a layover and brings this masterpiece with them.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison
There are few who compare with this guy’s body of work. What could be better than SRV and Van “The Man” on the same day?
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s the musical landscape as we retreat into The Sixties for the day. I’m happy to make the trip!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane NEW!
The band that pioneered psychedelic rock and cemented the San Francisco Sound back in the day deserves its place in the spotlight on a Sixties Sunday. Jefferson Airplane was also the first band of its genre to achieve commercial success.
3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists NEW!
The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, The Dead, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, Cream, Vanilla Fudge…and all the rest of the bands that launched an incredible generation of music.
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Today’s the day.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are ready for a Friday with some great music here at The Mermaid Lounge.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. George Harrison & Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh
George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized thefirst-ever benefit concert of this magnitude. It took place on August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Other artists included Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner, and Bob Dylan.
4:00 p.m. The Inner Sanctum: Study for Murder
Time to get the spooky on, people. This is the final airing of this episode. A brand new episode will begin on Monday, Monday!
6:00 p.m. The Jefferson Airplane Live in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 28, 1968 NEW!
The Jefferson Airplane was formed in 1965, and pioneered psychedelic rock. They helped to define the San Francisco Sound, and were the first band to achieve commercial success. Their album, Surrealistic Pillow, is considered one of the most significant recordings of the Summer of Love.
Join us for some great music today!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have a great Thursday program today, including new “live” music from Jefferson Airplane!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Donovan
2:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band
5:00 p.m. The Jefferson Airplane: Live in Copenhagen, Denmark 8-28-68
The Jefferson Airplane was undoubtedly a force during the psychedelic music era. Somebody To Love, their most popular song by far, was released during the Summer of Love (1967), and catapulted them into the pop charts. The rest, as they say, is history.
9:00 p.m. Amy Winehouse: Live at The Porchester Hall, London (2007)
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Good Morning, Ungovernables, and welcome to our Woodstock Weekend Extravaganza!
10:00 a.m. Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Love & Music
We have over four hours of live music from the original Woodstock festival in honor of its 50th anniversary, featuring artists like Joe Cocker, the Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.
4:00 p.m. Martin Luther King’s Opposition to the Viet Nam War
In keeping with the spirit of peace, we listen to MLK on why he says no to Viet Nam.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young
Woodstock ’69 marked the debut of a very young band named Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was the beginning of a musical legacy. We celebrate their birth today In the Spotlight.