Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, Van Morrison In the Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, May 6, 2021

Good Morning, Kids! Well, after two solid days of nothing but rain the sun shines brightly outside The Mermaid Lounge! We’ve got some great music on tap for today also!

We’ve got Bonnie Raitt live at the famed Troubadour to kick off our programming!

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California, February 15, 1972

One of the world’s greatest performers at one of the world’s most vaunted venues right here. I’ve seen Bonnie Raitt in several small venues in Boston in my lifetime. There’s nothing like that experience.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Nothing But A Breeze by Jesse Winchester

Our second to last airing of this fine album. Our final will be on Saturday. Catch it while you can, folks! Jesse Winchester is one of the most underappreciated singer-songwriters of his generation.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

We haven’t heard this particular playlist in a while, so it’s a great time to break it out. I’ll say it again, Van Morrison is an insufferable cad. Don’t believe a word that comes from his mouth when he tells you he’s fighting for your freedom when he wants to pack in the tour venues during COVID-19. What he wants to do is line his pocket. I’ve also seen Van several times and he’s not exactly the nicest guy on stage either. But his music? One of the very best here.

Tune us in, folks. We are most definitely not-for-profit, and that is tough to find on the regular airwaves these days. Earlier this week, I drove in a U-Haul truck to move my daughter back to Boston. All they had was regular radio. I opted for silence instead.

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We Have ‘Live’ Linda Ronstadt and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young On The Docket for Friday, April 16, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are in The Mermaid Lounge with two live performances that we’ve not heard in quite some time. We hope you will enjoy the light programming and the Music Mermaid’s Open Stream today.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: One of the greatest supergroups ever.

Here’s your Friday line-up:

12:00 p.m. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Live in ’69

A compilation of the songs sung during CSNY’s 1969 road performances is on tap for today. We haven’t heard this playlist in quite some time.

5:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, California, March 17, 1976

A performance by Linda Ronstadt at the famed Troubadour Club in West Hollywood. This was during Linda’s early career when she was just about to burst into the forefront of the rock world. Enjoy.

Beyond this, it’s all on The Music Mermaid today. She’ll be your guide through our 27,000 song library. She always chooses wisely. And she is known to pick up a ‘playlist’ or two along the way, so pay attention!

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Good Morning! Come Hear Our New AOW, JT & Carole King From The Troubadour, and Our New “Out In The Cold” Playlist, Sunday, November 1, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are still getting our winter shit together, but we’re moving forward here with some great programming as it all falls into place!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Sweet Baby James by James Taylor NEW!

I remember when I first bought this album. I wore the damned thing out, I loved it so much. I still think it’s JT’s best damned album ever. It is our Album of The Week.

3:00 p.m. James Taylor & Carole King Live at The Troubadour NEW!

This was recorded in November 2007 at the Troubadour, where James Taylor and Carole King reunited on stage to celebrate the venue’s 50th anniversary. The two also originally performed at The Troubadour together in 1970.

6:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: Out In The Cold, Various Artists NEW!

We’re moving into winter, so it’s fitting that we have a brand new playlist about the weather, inclement and otherwise. Hear Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny Rivers, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and so many more!

This is the trifecta of music nirvana. We kick off a brand new month with all-new programming. This would be a most excellent day to tune us in. We’re still free. We’re also commercial-free. We’re outside this system.

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Dylan & Cash Hang Out in Nashville, Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, and George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” Sunday, August 2, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to Sunday Funday. Today, we have some great music to stuff in your ears, all vintage material.

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Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Album of The Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison   NEW!

George Harrison’s first solo effort after the break-up of The Beatles can certainly be considered a tour de force, at least from my perspective here in The Mermaid Lounge. We’re giving you the expanded version here with the jams. We’ve put those at the end of the actual album.

4:00 p.m.    Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: Nashville 1969

Back during the recording of Dylan’s masterpiece, Nashville Skyline, he teamed up with Johnny Cash to record a bunch of songs. Only one, Girl From the North Country, made it on to the album. The rest are right here, and you should avail yourself of them.

7:00 p.m.    Bonnie Raitt Live at The Troubadour, February 15, 1972

The Troubadour. The musical incubator for so many great artists — real artists. Bonnie Raitt is one of them. Enjoy.

Come on. Tune us in. It’s Sunday. A day of rest, people. All you need is a fucking browser tab and the link below. Nothing more will be asked or required.

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Ronstadt’s Birthday Bash Continues & We’re All Having Deja Vu Here in The Mermaid Lounge, Thursday, July 16, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We are continuing on with our party here. In fact, that’ll be happening for the next few days as we move into Women’s Week next week. Don’t be whining, gentlemen, there has to be at least one radio station that is willing to give women their due in this industry.

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I flew out to L.A. for this concert on Christmas Eve. One of the most memorable musical events in my life. Was back for Christmas dinner. My mother told me I needed to have my head examined.

Here’s your Thursday line-up!

11:00 a.m.   Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, March 17, 1976

The Troubadour. Kind of like The Cavern Club during the British Invasion years. Everybody played there — Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley…and it’s still going strong. This particular appearance happened in the middle of Ronstadt’s meteoric rise to a position of power in a male-dominated business.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Déja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

This is the second album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, but the first with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. My friends and I used to call them Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young. This is a great album.

7:00 p.m.     Linda Ronstadt Duets & More  NEW-ish!

We’ve played this playlist once before, but then we added some stuff to it, so we’re taking the liberty of calling it new.  We don’t think you’ll mind once the music starts.

Here we are again, people. Trying to get the U.S. to tune us in. You are all woefully behind your world neighbors. This morning, we’ve got friends from Serbia tuning in. Where the fuck are you?

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Linda Ronstadt’s Historic Troubadour Performance, Our Album Of The Week, and Johnny Rivers in the Spotlight, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Take a trip with us in our magic swirling ship right down memory lane today as we celebrate a historic performance.

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Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Album of the Week: Who’s Next, by The Who

For more detail on this album, simply click on the Album of the Week image in the sidebar!

2:00 p.m.  Linda Ronstadt Live at The Troubadour, March 17, 1976  NEW!

Forty-four years ago today, Linda Ronstadt gave a historic performance at the Troubadour in L.A. We have it for you here today!

Check the setlist for this performance in the Playlist section. Scroll to the bottom!

5:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers 

Speaking of troubadours, Johnny Rivers is one of the most underrated troubadours of his generation. But he’s a favorite of we folks at #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

Tune us in. You will love what you hear!

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