It’s a Black & Blue Friday Here in The Mermaid Lounge With Songs Including References to Those Two Colors Throughout The Day, October 15, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! This should be a fun day as we pull out our All About Blue and Paint It Black set lists for you. It’s a treasure trove of multi-artist songs as we play the ones with the words “blue” and “black” in either the title or the lyrics, or both!

Today it’s songs with references to the colors black & blue in the title, lyrics, or both!

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue, Volume One: Various Artists

1:15 p.m. All About Blue: Volume Two: Various Artists

We’re running these two playlists back-to-back for you today to kick things off, focusing on songs with references to the color blue in the title, the lyrics…or both! And there are plenty as you’ll hear from The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, The Kinks, Little Feat, B.B. King, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Joni Mitchell, Badfinger, The Beach Boys, George Harrison, Mudcrutch, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Paint It Black: Various Artists

You’ll get the same treatment tonight only with the color black. You’ll hear from Led Zeppelin, The Wallflowers, The Move, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Stephen Stills, The Band, Grateful Dead, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Lucinda Williams, k.d. lang, Tom Rush, Amy Winehouse, Warren Zevon and more!

And that’s why it’s a black & blue Friday here in The Mermaid Lounge! It’s a big wide Open Stream with a bit of a twist, and we hope you like it. Make today part of your background color by pulling up a tab and tuning us in. You’ll be in good company.

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We’ve Got Something Special Lined Up on Tuesday Bluesday, Plus Our Album of The Week Later, July 13, 2021

Good Morning, Blues Lovers everywhere! We’ve got some great music lined up for you on this Tuesday Bluesday featuring Eric Clapton and his friends!

We’ve got great blues-rock with the Crossroads Guitar Festival selections today!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Eric Clapton & Friends: The Crossroads Guitar Festival Revisited

We’ve got some great blues-rock lined up for you today as we play selections from Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. That’s nearly four hours of music with Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow. ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Doyle Bramhall II, Carlos Santana, Keb’Mo, Albert Lee, Jimmy Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, The Robert Cray Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exit Wounds by The Wallflowers

Today is the second airing of the great, new Wallflowers release, Exit Wounds. This is the first Wallflowers album in ten years, and it’s not to be missed. Songwriting is in Jakob Dylan’s blood for sure.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in (at least that’s what I’ve been told by our listeners). Today will be no exception! We run 24/7 absolutely free and without commercial interruption.

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The Doors Live at Cobo Arena, We Celebrate Ringo’s 81st Birthday, and Launch Our New ‘Under the Sun & Moon’ Playlist, Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists everywhere! Today we have some great live Doors, and celebrate Ringo’s 81st birthday. Later on, we launch our brand new playlist.

We begin the day with The Doors live at Cobo Arena in Detroit.

Here’s your mid-week line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Doors Live at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, May 8, 1970

Just about a year before his untimely death, Jim Morrison and the Doors played the Cobo Arena in Detroit. We have it for you today.

3:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite Ringo Starr Music

We celebrate Ringo’s 81st birthday today by weighing in on my favorite Ringo Starr music as a Beatle, as a solo artist, and as a drummer. I hear a lot of bullshit disparaging remarks out there about Ringo’s drumming. Talk is cheap. His peers in the drumming world don’t share that attitude. In fact, Ringo is one of the most respected drummers on the planet, and The Beatles went to great lengths to lure him away from Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

7:00 p.m. Under The Sun & Moon: Various Artists NEW!

We love putting together these playlists here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today’s is a pile of songs with the sun and the moon mentioned either in the title or the lyrics (and sometimes both). You’ll hear The Beatles, Tom Rush, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, The Traveling Wilburys, Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Kinks, and many more!

The song list will be up under the Playlist tab before airing.

Tune us in, folks. Join your friends around the world by jumping on board the magic Mermaid Music bus. You don’t need no stinking credit card. All you need is a free computer tab. Seriously.

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Live Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash In Session, Sayonara to Our Album of The Week, and LIVE DEAD, Saturday, May 29, 2021

It’s our usual busy Saturday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we have a great line-up of programming as we wind down our tribute to Dylan’s 80th birthday.

We have Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From The Olympic on The Last DJ Tour!

Here’s Saturday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From The Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 16, 2002

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live at The Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on The Last DJ tour. You know how the music critics are. Albums with a great collection of songs are not good enough anymore. They all have to have a “concept” behind them. But that is exactly what The Last DJ is: A great collection of songs amidst Petty’s lament about what radio has become. And as someone who grew up with a transistor glued to my right ear listening to AM radio (which was where the best music was at the time), WMEX in Boston, I can empathize wholeheartedly. This is a great performance, people.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers FINAL AIRING!

Today is the final airing of The Wallflowers. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there will be a brand new selection. And although we have it chosen, we give you no hints.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash: In Session, Nashville 1969

Back when Bob Dylan was recording Nashville Skyline, he got together with another master named Johnny Cash and they recorded a bunch of songs. Only one, Girl From The North Country, made it to Nashville Skyline. This is the result of that recording session.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at McArthur Court, The University of Oregon, Eugene, January 22, 1978 NEW!

Tonight we have The Grateful Dead live from McArthur Court at The University of Oregon, another new-to-us LIVE performance for one of the most masterful live bands in the history of music.

I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but it’s cold, rainy and nasty here. I’m forced to work in retail hell today, but if I had my way, I’d tune in to #BecomeUngovernable Radio. Join your friends today from Canada, Italy, Spain, The Russian Federation, The Faroe Islands, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Portugal. They’re waiting for you.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, More Bob Dylan, and Our Album of The Week, May 25, 2021

Good Morning, Folks! Today we tone down Tuesday Bluesday just a bit (and just for one week) so that we can continue celebrating Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday. Bluesologists, do not despair! We have some trifectas scheduled throughout the day!

Bob Dylan & George Harrison just hanging out.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Dr. John, Art Blakeley, and David “Fathead” Newman: The Bluesiana Triangle

Three masters give us some blues and funk, Louisiana style. This short-lived group consisted of Dr. John (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Art Blakeley (drums), and David “Fathead” Newman (saxophone, flute).

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Wallflowers by The Wallflowers

The second airing of The Wallflowers’ debut album is upon us.

7:00 p.m. Bob Dylan & George Harrison: The Columbia Music Sessions, May 1, 1970

Rumor has it that Dylan and Harrison were supposed to go meet up with Elvis, but they got a bit sidetracked. Whether the rumor is true or not, we don’t know. But the music is.

All Day Blues Trifectas

We’re running blues trifectas througout the day, Stevie Ray Vaughan at 9:00 a.m., B.B. King at 1:30 p.m., and Eric Clapton at 5:00 p.m.

Come and get it, folks! We’re not-for-profit and do not require a subscription. That means you don’t give us a credit card or your personal information. Ever. Just pull up a tab and sit awhile.

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Jakob Dylan in The Spotlight, Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers at The Ryman, and the Final Airing of ‘The Man From Yesterday’ on Friday, July 10, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are again at the end of the week, and we’ve got some great stuff here. Today’s Emmylou Harris adventure is new to our station!

Jakob Dylan & The Wallflowers

Here’s Friday’s programming:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: Jakob Dylan (with and without The Wallflowers)

Yes, it’s Bob’s boy. And he’s really more than just a little good. Today we feature his solo stuff plus music he made with his band, The Wallflowers.

3:00 p.m.     The Inner Sanctum: The Man From Yesterday  FINAL AIRING!

Today will be the final airing of this weeks’ episode of The Inner Sanctum. On Monday, we’ll have a brand new episode.

7:00 p.m.     Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers Live at The Ryman (April 30-May 2, 1991)   NEW!

Emmylou Harris and her acoustic band, The Nash Ramblers, played three nights at the run-down Ryman in 1991. It is captured here in the 1992 Grammy Award winning performance. This event spearheaded the revitalization of the former home of the Grand Ole Opry. My friend George and I were so taken by country music back in the day, that we drove to Nashville to go to the Opry. It was 1977 and I was just 23; George was 21, We never got to see the Ryman Auditorium from the inside. By then, the Grand Ole Opry had moved to new digs. But I’m sure glad the Ryman is back.

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Johnny Rivers Live at the Whiskey, Jakob Dylan in the Spotlight, Petty’s “Live Anthology” Turns 10 & Strike Watch, Saturday, November 23, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got all new material to day, and you’re going to love it. Trust me. (Don’t I sound like a politician when I say that?)

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Here’s today’s line-up!

11:00 a.m.    Johnny Rivers Live at the Whiskey A-Go-Go

When I was young, everyone who was anyone in music played the Whiskey and the Troubadour, and that included Johnny Rivers.

2:00 p.m.     Strike Watch with Adam Rice

5:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: Jakob Dylan & The Wallflowers

Jakob Dylan (yes, Bob’s boy) with and without his Wallflower mates.

9:00 p.m.     Deb’s IPod: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Most Memorable Live Performances

Today, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the release of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Live Anthology, so it’s only fitting that I get to choose my most memorable live Heartbreaker performances.

11:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Paul Simon’s Graceland

Our final airing of Graceland. We will choose a new album on Sunday!

Tune in. You won’t regret it. I promise.

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