Welcome to our usual raucus Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge. While I entertain the entitled consumer masses, The Music Mermaid will be seeing to your listening pleasure. We’ve got our usual great Saturday line-up.
Here’s your Saturday line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Flying Burrito Brothers Live at The Palomino, Hollywood, CA, June 8, 1969 NEW!
We love this band here in The Mermaid Lounge, and this particular live recording is new to us here. Gram Parsons didn’t live long enough to really reach his potential, but we believe it was limitless and that he left us a great musical legacy.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume IIIFINAL AIRING!
We say farewell to this album after today’s airing, the final Stone Poneys album before Linda Ronstadt launches into her meteoric career and her decade reign as the Queen of Rock. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album for you.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: Booker T & The MGs
Yes, they were the Stax Records house band, but they were so much more than that. They were a force in the music world and, once you pay attention to them, it’s easy to see why Tom Petty and his bandmates were so smitten with them.
10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountainview, CA, June 21, 1989 NEW!
Another new offering from the ultimate jam band here. We aired a previous Dead show several months ago from this venue, but this one is brandy new. Enjoy.
I can hear the birds outside my window this morning, the sun is already up, and our friends from Europe, Asia and beyond are already tuned in. Why don’t you join them? We’re not-for-profit. we accept no advertising to clog up your listening pleasure with a hard sell from our sponsors (we don’t have any), and we don’t employ chatty DJs who talk endlessly about inane subjects. We just play music and toss in a few station ID comments a day. And oh, by the way, we play music nobody else plays all day long. That’s it. Today should be the day.
Good Morning, Listeners! Today is a totally Open Stream day here in The Mermaid Lounge right up until early evening, when we air our latest Album of The Week.
Here’s today’s line up!
All Day Open Stream: The Music Mermaid
The Music Mermaid is in charge all day today, rotating our 27,000 song catalogue and, perhaps, tossing in a playlist or two. Perhaps. It’s entirely in her ocean today.
7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III
This is our second to last airing of this album, The Stone Poneys’ the third and final studio effort released in 1968 before Linda Ronstadt strikes out on her own to become the Queen of Rock for the next decade.
If you want a flavor of what we’re all about, this would be a good day to listen in. We have a huge music catalogue to offer and we’re not-for-profit. Ever. We ask no personal information, require no subscription, and don’t give a shit about your credit card number. We only want your ears.
It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we’ve got a great line-up in store for you sprinkled in with all that Open Stream.
Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:
11:00 a.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 19, 2009
Does it get any better than this? We’re not quite sure about that. We have what I consider to be the best damned Southern rock/blues band on stage with one of the greatest guitarists on the planet. I would have loved to be in attendance. This is the next best thing.
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III
From the blues to a bit of folk interlude here. The final album from Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys was released in 1968. The following year, she would launch her solo career.
7:00 p.m. The Best of Louisiana Blues, Volume Two: Various Artists
Louisiana has contributed mightily to the history of blues music with Dr. John, Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, Slim Harpo, Snooks Eaglin, Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and many more. You can hear them here this evening.
Step out of your comfort zone and give us a shot. Hell, this is a labor of musical love. We sure ain’t makin’ money doing this, I promise. And you won’t have to give us a credit card number or provide any personal information.
Good Morning and welcome to the British Invasion! Today we air our British Invasion (and beyond) long-player and give you a brand new Album of The Week.
Here’s Sunday’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Linda Ronstadt, The Stone Poneys & Friends, Volume III NEW!
A very young Linda Ronstadt and her band, The Stone Poneys, released their third and final album on April 29, 1968. Capitol Records was beginning to realize Ronstadt’s potential and put her front and center on the cover, which would increase tensions in the band. On this album, she began to branch out, choosing songs written by the great Tim Buckley and Laura Nyro. The following year, she would release her first solo album. The rest, as they say, is history. Tensions notwithstanding, Kenny Edwards would become a fixture in her solo backup band for many years.
3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming! Various Artists
We bring back one of our best long playlists today featuring bands from the British Invasion right on up to Queen. You will also hear Them (featuring Van Morrison), The Searchers, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles (of course), The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, The Yardbirds, Cream, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, and more!
It’s a day of rest (for some), and great music is a bonus. You’ve got it right here, uninterrupted by advertising and requiring absolutely no private information or money to listen in. What the hell else do you need to tune in?
Good Morning, Music Lovers! The ladies own the day today, and rightfully so. And by the way, there is no other radio station shining a light on women in rock music.
Here’s your line-up for this fine day:
11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt: The Stone Poneys & The Early Years
A pretty concise retrospective here of Linda Ronstadt’s beginnings, before she stole that show on that Neil Young arena tour and before Heart Like A Wheel launched her incredible career. The groundwork was laid with The Stone Poneys and her early contributions.
3:00 p.m. The Shadow: 06 House of Horror FINAL AIRING!
Our final airing of this week’s episode of The Shadow. On Monday, we will have episode seven.
7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 4: Various Artists
It’s funny how women continue to be a footnote in rock n’ roll history. There is so much evidence of their contribution that it cannot legitimately be denied. Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we don’t view rock n’ roll as strictly a man’s world. The evidence is quite to the contrary.
In this volume of The All-Girl Revue you’ll hear Linda Ronstadt, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Valerie Carter, Petula Clark, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, and many more!
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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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