Van Morrison Live in San Sebastian, The Yardbirds Play at B. B. King’s Place on Tuesday Bluesday, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a great line-up today, includng a new Van Morrison live performance, and The Yardbirds are on tap for Tuesday Bluesday.

Here’s what’s on tap for today!

11:00 a.m.   Van Morrison Live at the Plaza de la Trinidad, San Sebastian, Spain, July 27 1999  NEW!

Van Morrison is a legend during his time, a masterful musician, singer, and songwriter, whose career began back in 1958. His first band was the British blues band, Them. His solo career begin in 1967 with the release of the iconic Brown Eyed Girl. He has never looked back, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge are happy he keeps on going.

The set list for this show is already in the Playlist section of the blog. Just scroll to the bottom!

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

The second studio album by Crosby, Stills & Nash is also the first with Neil Young on board. You can always read more about our Album of the Week by clicking on the album image in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.

7:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds Live at B. B. King’s Blues Club, July 19, 2006

The Yardbirds personnel have changed repeatedly over the years. They never seem to disappoint, regardless of who’s on board.

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We Celebrate The Fourth With Our British Invasion Playlist, The Dead Return Later This Evening, and a Fond Farewell to Lucinda’s Great New Album, Saturday, July 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Today, instead of celebrating with that warmongering national anthem of ours, we’re going to give you a full afternoon of The British Are Coming!

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Here’s your July 4th line-up:

9:00 a.m.    Album of The Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

We bid farewell to this great new Lucinda Williams album. Tomorrow when you wake up, we’ll have a brand new album posted on the blog!

12:00 p.m.  The British are Coming!: Various Artists   NEW!

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Them, Queen, The Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Eric Clapton, and many, many more! 

The full set list appears under the Playlist tab of this blog. Just scroll to the bottom!

10:00 p.m.   Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Love at Shoreline Amphitheater, October 3, 1987   NEW! 

Another great jam concert from The Grateful Dead, this one from the Shoreline Amphitheater, a beautiful venue in the San Francisco area.

This is the perfect day to tune us in, people. We’ll be playing this in the backyard of my sister’s house all afternoon, so please join us!

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It’s Clapton at Madison Square Garden, Paul Simon in The Spotlight, and Lucinda Williams’ New Album on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! This is one of those days I wish I could stay in The Mermaid Lounge and listen, but alas, retail hell calls.

Here’s today’s line-up in the lounge:

11:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

Paul Simon’s career began back in 1956 with the duo of Simon & Garfunkel, add to that his years as a solo artist, and you have a career that spans six decades. Today we put him in The Spotlight.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Good Souls Better Angels by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams is known for working slowly, and maybe there’s a method to her madness. Her latest release at the ripe young age of 67 proves that there’s no age barrier to kicking ass.

7:00 p.m.    Eric Clapton Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, March 19, 2017  NEW!

Speaking of kicking ass, we have Eric Clapton live at Madison Square Garden airing for the first time today. Clapton is an official guitar god. In addition to his incredible solo career, he has loaned his considerable talents to The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.

Don’t hesitate. Tune us in today. There’s nothing to “join.” There’s no need to provide a credit card number or to provide any contact information. You literally go to the link below and you’re in. We are 24/7, no commercials, no politicians, no bullshit.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With The Yardbirds, Booker T. & The MGs in The Spotlight, and “On The Border”Returns, May 26, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday once again, and we’ve got The Yardbirds on tap. Be sure to join us!

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! The Yardbirds: The BBC Sessions 1965-1968   NEW!

The Yardbirds are a British blues-rock band formed in London in May of 1963. The original lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. Throughout the years, other band members have come and gone.

During the BBC Sessions featured in this playlist, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page circulated in and out of the band.

4:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: On The Border by The Eagles

This was The Eagles third studio album, and they added Don Felder to go for a more rock feel than the first two albums.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Booker T. & The M.G.’s were a musical force in the sixties. Formed in Memphis in 1962, the band was influential in shaping the unique sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original band members were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums). As the de facto house band for Stax Records, they also played for artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and Delaney & Bonnie.

Tune us in for a great musical feast. We’re free. All the time.

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The British Invasion, The Shelters in the Spotlight, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Tuscaloosa & The Smile Sessions, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Another early post today. It’s Truck Day at ACE. We have a damned fine line-up today, including the Beach Boys’ Smile Sessions.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     It Came From Across The Pond: Various Artists

The sounds of The British Invasion from The Searchers, The Beatles, The Who, Them, The Yardbirds and many others.

2:00 p.m.       In The Spotlight: The Music of The Shelters

Tom Petty had mentored The Shelters, helped to produce their first album (recorded in The Clubhouse), and was working on their second when he died.

5:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

9:00 p.m.      The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions

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The Yardbirds Live, Dr. John in the Spotlight, “Live” Dead, Our Folk Music Playlist & Album of the Week, Saturday, January 18, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! That headline’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Like a musical run-on sentence…but in a good way. It means lots of good programming.

Folk Music Collage

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.      The Yardbirds Live at B. B. King’s  Blues Club

2:00 p.m.        Folk Music from A to Z: The House List

Hear Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Joni Mitchell, Jakob Dylan, Tim Buckley and many others!

5:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Dr. John

7:00 p.m.        Album of the Week: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

This will be Dark Side of the Moon’s final run before a new Album of the Week is posted tomorrow! Don’t miss it!

10:00 p.m.     “Live” Dead: The Grateful Dead Live From The Nashville Municipal Auditorium (12/16/78)

Pull up a tab and hang out with us. The music’s great.

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Programming for Thursday, August 15, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your programming for this Thursday, and it includes a two-part feature on the controversial blocking of a special on the Israeli lobby due to intense pressure from Israel.

Yardbirds

10:00 a.m.   The Yardbirds Live at B.B. King’s Blues Club

1:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges on the Israel Lobby, Part 1

The controversial documentary The Lobby was blocked due to intense Israeli pressure. However, copies of this film were released by the Chicago-based Electronic Intifada, the French web site Orient XXI, and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akbar. Chris Hedges interviews Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah, and journalist Max Blumenthal about this documentary. Part 2 airs tonight at 7:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.     The All-Girl Revue

As we prepare a brand new “all girl” playlist, let’s listen to volume one and its great cast of singers again.

7:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges on the Israel Lobby, Part 2

We air part 2 of the Hedges interview on The Lobby.