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Here’s today’s Sunday Funday line-up:
12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Lost Tapes of Valerie Carter NEW!
Known primarily as a “session singer” and background vocalist to most (not all), Valerie Carter was so much more than that. Her debut album, Just a Stone’s Throw, was produced by Little Feat’s Lowell George in 1977. She went on to release several more widely acclaimed albums. She was not only a singer, but a songwriter. She wrote Cook With Honey, which was a hit for someone named Judy Collins.
Back in 1995, I saw Linda Ronstadt in concert at Boston’s Orpheum Theater. Valerie Carter was the opening act, and she was a perfect fit. Ronstadt was dead on that night as well. But the best part of the night was when they were on the stage together.
A recent discovery of recordings that were never released has been transformed into this week’s Album of The Week, The Lost Tapes. Musicians and vocalists like Lowell George, Fred Tackett, Bill Payne, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson appear in testament to her immense talent. Valerie Carter: The little girl with the big voice.
3:00 p.m. The Original Sixties Rotation: Various Artists
The playlist that began our monthly focus on The Sixties. We now have two such playlists and are working on a third. Starts at 3:00 p.m. today and runs for a little over five hours. No advertising. No interruptions except for a couple of station I.D.s. No shit.
Get it together, people. You can either settle for “free” radio which is nothing more than an advertising venue and a lot of boring DJ chatter, pay for access to keep these slugs off. Or get it all for free like it used to be. Your choice.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Somehow, this 1967 programming just kind of fell in my lap very late last night. Sometimes, without trying, things just kind of fall together!
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live in 1967
If you follow this station and read this blog (something you should all be doing, by the way), you know we’re into music in all forms. Some of the stuff is fan recorded, and that’s just fine with us. This particular entry is short on quality, but big on blues history. After Clapton left the band, the void was filled by Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. They would go on to form Fleetwood Mac which, by the way, started with Peter Green on vocals and was an actual blues band. Get past the fan-recorded aspect of this and enjoy. By the way, if you listen to Ye, this is probably not your venue.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors
The second Doors release of the Summer of Love. As I have said previously, it did not disappoint after their fantastic debut, The Doors.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love!Evergreen, Volume 2 by The Stone Poneys NEW!
Speaking of two releases in one year, The Stone Poneys also accomplished that feat in 1967, with this release coming just five months after their debut. Nobody talks about this in ‘Summer of Love’ terms, but this was released right in the heart of it, June 1967. Unlike their debut album, Linda Ronstadt was prominently featured on vocals. Not surprisingly, it would be the most successful of their three releases before she exploded onto the music scene.
Linda Ronstadt left Tucson for L.A. with Bobby Kimmel (guitarist) to make music. They hooked up with a guy named Kenny Edwards, who would later be a very important cog in her back-up band. This is a portrait of Linda Ronstadt before we knew her, in a more trippy vein. Great stuff.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! This was one of the easiest programming days on the planet for me. Everything just fell into place. I just love that shit.
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Strange Days by The Doors
Both The Beatles and The Doors had two album releases in 1967. This was the second for The Doors and it is most definitely Album of the Week-worthy even though we did feature it once last week. So, here it is again!
3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists
This is always my favorite Sunday of the month. The only question ever is do I choose Volume 1 or Volume 2. Today, the decision was easy because it’s everything the latter part of the sixties were about musically. Features The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, Janis Joplin, The Mamas & The Papas, Donovan, The Zombies, and so much more. Over five hours of uninterrupted sixties streaming!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are with another Sixties Sunday and, oddly enough, our new Album of the Week is Déja Vu, an album that helped make moving into the seventies more palatable.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up!
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young NEW!
Déja Vu was the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash; and the first by the quartet of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. And what an album it is. It has stood the test of time. To date it has sold more than 8 million copies and is still the number one selling album of each member’s career.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday! The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists
Traffic, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Sly & The Family Stone and then some. Join us for a continual five-hour, no repeats, no commercial trip into the past.
Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Someone famous said that, I believe. You should take his advice.
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.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today we have a brand new Album of the Week, and it’s our Sixties Rotation Sunday!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Adieu False Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy NEW!
Nobody can ever accuse Linda Ronstadt of resting on her laurels. She was always in pursuit of the next musical adventure. The absolute best thing about Ronstadt — at least for her true fans — was that she refused to have her music defined by anybody. To put it bluntly, she sang because she loved singing.
This album was released on July 25, 2006. It would be Ronstadt’s last studio album before her retirement in 2011, and her revelation about having Parkinson’s Disease. Her musical partner is the amazing Ann Savoy, a Cajun music singer with a band called The Magolia Sisters. Ronstadt is technically a soprano; Savoy an alto. They had made duets before for a Cajun tribute album. Here, they unite as The Zozo Sisters, and the result is stunning.
Absolute Fact: Linda Ronstadt’s ultimate desire was to be part of an all-girl band. Those were the kinds of projects she sought out for herself.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday!
We’re back with five hours of musical programming that defined a generation. From The Beatles, to The Kinks, to Barry McGuire, Lulu, Del Shannon, and Bob Dylan. It’s all here!
So, it’s Sunday. A day of rest. What are you going to do about that?
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Music soothes the soul, so this is exactly where you should be during these ridiculously oppressive times.
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Elite Hotel, by Emmylou Harris NEW!
The first time I ever heard Emmylou Harris sing was on Bob Dylan’s Desire album. I was hooked. When I foundElite Hotel, my love affair began in earnest, and it has not abated. Elite Hotel was Emmylou’s third album release, and her second in 1975. It was preceded by Pieces of The Sky, also a critically-acclaimed release. We will have Pieces of the Sky up in the future.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation: Various Artists
It’s back! Five hours of continuous streaming of the best music in history, featuring The Beatles, The Doors, The Kinks, The Shirelles, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye…we’ve got it all!
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Yes, it’s our monthly Sixties on Sunday play day, and we introduce our brand new Album of the Week!
Here’s your programming, and don’t be fooled by the light programming! Tune us in!
11:00 a.m. Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who NEW!
Who’s Next was the fifth studio album released by The Who. It was born from what was intended to be a follow-up multi-media opera to Tommy called Lifehouse written by Pete Townshend. In fact, the only song not originally from Lifehouse was My Wife, written by John Entwhistle.
Regardless of how it came about, Who’s Next is a great album with a bunch of really great songs. Not every album has to be a ‘concept’ album to be relevant.
2:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday: The Playlist
From the British Invasion to Woodstock and beyond. The best music on the planet. Now a monthly staple on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Welcome to this totally fabulous Sunday of programming! Check those times! Nothing is as it was today!
Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:
10:00 a.m. Tom Petty: An American Treasure
The multi-faceted release engineered by Tom Petty’s family and his bandmates, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, was released for holiday time 2018. An American Treasure includes alternate versions of Petty standards, unheard live versions of Heartbreakers’ songs, and several never-before-released songs that make you wonder why they weren’t released. Pay particular attention to Lonesome Dave which, as it turns out, is not only my favorite of the unreleased tracks, but is also Mike Campbell’s. Thank Buddha this guy was a work-a-holic.
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings
Band On The Run was the third studio album released by Paul McCartney & Wings, and was McCartney’s fifth album since leaving the band known as The Beatles. There is no question that it is a tour de force and, given the circumstances surrounding the way it was recorded, that is a miracle.
5:00 p.m. The Sixties on Sunday!
The Sixties becomes part of our regular rotation today, gettng air time once in the middle of every month. By the time next month rolls around, we’ll have two rotating lists.
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Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re streaming the Sixties beginning at 11 a.m., and tonight our Album of the Week will debut.
11:00 a.m. The Sixties!
The Beatles, Jerry & The Pacemakers, Petula Clark, The Supremes, The Temptations, and everyone who contributed to the greatest generation of original music.
8:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Cosmo’s Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo’s Factory was the fifth studio release by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Released in July 1970 by Fantasy Records, this album drove the band’s popularity to new heights, topping the charts in six countries. “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” was the hit single, written by the band’s leader, John Fogerty. “Long As I Can See The Light” appeared on the B-side.
You can learn more details about the albums chosen every week simply by clicking on the album cover in the right sidebar!