Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got some great stuff today for Tuesday Bluesday as we return to celebrating Tom Petty Month.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues
We continue on with Tom Petty features during Tom Petty Month. Tom Petty always envisioned The Heartbreakers sitting around on chairs playing the blues in their old age. Life (and death) has a way of getting in the way of things, but the band made some great blues songs while they were together. We’ve got them here today.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
Our second airing of this great album that doesn’t have a bad song on it. Forget the hits, although they were great enough. The album also has Accidentally Like a Martyr, Nighttime in the Switching Yard, and my favorite, Lawyers, Guns and Money.
7:00 p.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Club Redux, Dallas, TX, January 21, 1987
Two great bluesmen here for your listening pleasure. What more could you ask for?
Another day of music brought to you by nobody of commercial importance. We don’t have sponsors. We don’t accept advertising. We just play music all day and all night without any interruption. You ought to give it a shot. It’ll change your view of radio.
Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got yet another Tuesday Bluesday in the works here in The Mermaid Lounge with some great programming.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: Roomful of Blues
Up first today we have one of the best blues bands you may never have heard from. These guys have been around for more than fifty years. If you’ve never heard them before, don’t you think it’s about time?
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
The second airing of one of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ best albums ever that spawned several of the band’s biggest hits.
7:00 p.m. The Robert Cray Band with Special Guest Stevie Ray Vaughan, Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987
Tonight we have a live performance with The Robert Cray Band and special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan at Club Redux in Dallas. Don’t miss it.
It’s Tuesday Bluesday, so tune us in. If you’re a blues fan, this is an excellent day to do so. We take no advertising, make no profit, run 24/7, don’t employ long-winded DJ’s, and play the best music on the planet.
Good Morning, Blues Lovers! We’ve got a great blues line-up for you here today. There’s no question about it. If you’re into the blues, this would be a good day to tune us in.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison
This is the only non-blues entry of the day, but it is our Album of The Week and it’s a damned good album. We give you the deluxe edition here.
3:00 p.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987
Two great blues guys together in one venue. Doesn’t get much better than that.
7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues is described as a blues and swing revival big band. They are based out of Rhode Island out here on the East Coast, and have been recording for fifty years. You definitely have to tune them in if you haven’t heard them before.
If you like the blues, this is a good day to tune us in. We’re free. No personal information required. No credit card required. No advertising accepted.
You won’t get any election updates from us. You’ll only hear music. Because here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio, we know what the only path is. In the meantime, we’ve got great music.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blues: Various Artists
The playlist created for Blues Week (September 2020) is now a permanent fixture here, and is actually being expanded for Open Stream days. You will hear Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, The Robert Cray Band, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, Long John Baldry, John Lee Hooker, Canned Heat and many more!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
I remember seeing JT live several times, once was out at Tanglewood in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. When he sang
Now the first of December was covered with snow So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go…
Lyrics from Sweet Baby James
the crowd went insane. I have hundreds of musical memories like that. Thankfully.
7:00 p.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden, New York
Two musical legends recorded live at Madison Square Garden during their performances in February of 2008.
Anyway. I have no idea what you’re waiting for, but hey, we’ve got time. I think. Hehehe.
OooohWheee, that is a mouthful, even from me. But that’s what we’ve got today from The Mermaid Lounge.
This is your line-up for Friday:
11:00 a.m. The Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1987 NEW!
There is no question that this is a Robert Cray Band concert at Club Redux, but he’s joined on stage by Stevie Ray Vaughan at the end for an amazing jam and the encore performance of New Blood. Some of the best musical experiences come in small packages.
3:00 p.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at The Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, Spring 1966
Spring 1966 is the closest we can get to the actual date of this performance. This is one for the wayback machine of your mind. Boston had a pretty amazing music scene, I must say. The Unicorn Coffee House (the only beverage served), Club 47, Jonathan Swifts, among the best. We veterans of such places yearn for those days again.
We may not have the exact date, but we did manage to find the set list! This is posted under the Playlist tab of this blog. Scroll to the bottom!
7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theater, NY, March 19, 2009
On a March evening in 2009, Eric Clapton joined the brothers on stage at New York’s Beacon Theater for six great songs and the rest is history as you will see.
You can’t see unless you give it a try. And it doesn’t cost you anything but a little click of the link below. No card. No personal information. Nada.
While you’ve been enjoying all the great blues music over the past day or so, we’ve been busy adding several hundred classic blues artists and their songs to our standard rotation. That means, going forward, you’ll hear them along with the rest of our stream as a matter of routine.
Here are the artists we’ve recently added:
Roomful of Blues
Bobby “Blue” Bland
The Robert Cray Band
Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Ray Vaughan (solo and with Double Trouble)
We expect to be adding more artists again over the next day!