We Close Out Tom Petty Month, Give You A New Album of The Week, and Folk Music From A-to-Z, Sunday (also, Halloween), October 31 , 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got another fine Sunday on tap kicking off a bit earlier so that we can give you a final Heartbreakers live performance this evening to close out Tom Petty Month.

Today’s featured Folk Music EP starts at 2:00 p.m.!

Here’s your Sunday Funday line-up:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield

This was the first time Dusty Springfield brought her unique R & B style together with the Memphis sound. It sold poorly when it was released in 1969, but as Springfield’s music became known and her legend grew, things changed. Later, it would be acclaimed by critics as one of the most important popular music albums ever made. It also spawned Son of A Preacher Man, Springfield’s “signature” song and her great version of Windmills Of Your Mind.

2:00 p.m. Folk Music From A-to-Z: Various Artists

Take a trip down memory lane to the present with one of the original “protest” musical genres, FOLK. You’ll hear Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Odetta, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, John Prine, Nanci Griffith, The Stone Poneys, Bonnie Raitt, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jesse Winchester, Eric Andersen, The Band, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, and many more!

8:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, March 15, 1999

Earlier during Tom Petty month we played the recordings of the Heartbreakers’ legendary 20-might residency at the Fillmore West from 1997. Tonight, we close out another Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge with recordings from the band’s 1999 residency at The Fillmore.

There are many reasons to tune us in, people. Must I keep listing them? I mean, I will if I have to. We’re totally free and we don’t ask for a credit card or personal information. We don’t accept advertising, so we don’t mess up the musical vibe with endless capitalist chatter, and our DJ is practically a mute. I mean, I know people don’t trust the whole “no strings” thing, but maybe you should give us a shot and we’ll prove it to you.

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It’s Midweek During the Final Week of Tom Petty Month, and We’ve Got Those Echoes From the Canyon Again, Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Well, we’re at midweek again. We’ve got our Laurel Canyon EP going today, along with some Wildflowers action a bit later as part of Tom Petty Month.

Some of the Legends of the Canyon

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

This became an EP a little over a month ago, and it’s one of our favorites. Laurel Canyon was a musical phenomenon of both the 60s and 70s. You will hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Canned Heat, The Doors, The Mamas & The Papas, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Carole King, James Taylor, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, CSNY, Neil Young, Stephen Stills & Manassas, John Mayall and many more.

7:00 p.m. Wildflowers & All The Rest: Finding Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Ever wonder how the final songs became the final songs? This is a great playlist from the Wildflowers project released just a little over a year ago. Alternate versions of the final songs that ended up on Wildflowers are a great treat for Petty fans. I never get tired of this stuff.

Its like Open Stream with a Theme. Yeah. That’s what it is. And it’s always uninterrupted by commercials or mouthy DJ’s who overstay their welcome. We’re also free, and we don’t ask you for a damned thing. So, what are you waiting for?

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Monday Rolls Around Again, and We’ve got The Heartbreakers, Laura Nyro, and Some Live Mudcrutch Later, October 25, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! We’re back on Tom Petty Month again today as we wind it down this week. We’ve got some great stuff as we say farewell to Rocktober.

We put the amazing Laura Nyro In The Spotlight a bit later today!

Here’s your Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Wildflowers & All The Rest Project: The Live Cuts

At the end of this month-long Pettyfest, we visit the Wildflowers & All The Rest project, which was released just about a year ago. Today we’ll focus on the live cuts from the Wildflowers project; the best of the live versions from the road.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

For some, Laura Nyro is most famous when others sing her compositions. But for those who have delved into Laura Nyro’s garden of earthly delights, hearing her sing her own tunes is heaven. Today we put her In the Spotlight where she belongs.

7:00 p.m. Mudcrutch Live at The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2016

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give you a live taste of Mudcrutch from that great 2016 tour. You know, the one I missed in Boston where they blew the doors off The House of Blues with Hungry No More. I’ll never stop kicking myself for that one. But hey, at least I have this great concert from The Fonda Theatre to remind me what a loser I am on this slightly Mudcrutch Monday.

Great day to tune us in. I’ve already got us on. It’s rainy and cold here. I have the windows slightly cracked and it’s windy as hell out there. Perfect October day for some great music. Join your global friends in music today.

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It’s Another Monday Here With Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight Later This Morning and Tom Petty’s Deep Cuts This Afternoon, October 18, 2021

Good Morning All from The Mermaid Lounge! We start off the programming with Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight today, and we have a great Tom Petty treat for you later. Read on to learn more!

We start off the day with Bonnie Raitt In the Spotlight!

Here’s your Moan-Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music Of Bonnie Raitt

This is always a good way to kick off the day. There’s nothing like getting it going with one of the female pioneers in music, and Bonnie Raitt certainly qualifies as that. We’ve got a complete retrospective here for you so we know you’re going to enjoy it.

This set list can be found under the Playlist tab on this blog. You’ll have to scroll until you find it!

4:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Deep Cuts & B-Sides EXPANDED AND UPDATED!

We’re past the mid-point of Tom Petty Month here and we feel we’ve shown some restraint here. This week, however, the action ramps up as Wednesday we celebrate Tom’s birthday. This particular playlist is one of our favorites. Everyone knows the Heartbreaker hits, but Tom Petty made a lot of music in his day. What we give you here are the lesser-knowns. For those who are lovers of his hits, this will be a revelation. For those who have delved into all of the Petty archives, this will be a celebration.

This set list will be in the Playlist section prior to airing. Simply scroll until you find it (in this case, it’ll be at the bottom since it’s being updated).

Let’s go, people. Join your friends from Germany (I think the entire nation is on this morning), the UK, Japan, Italy, Spain, Portugal, The Faroe Islands, Canada, Denmark, and France this morning. You’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

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It’s Saturday and We Give You Tom Petty Trifectas All Day, Celebrate John Lennon’s Birthday, and It Doesn’t Stop There on October 9, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got our usual full Saturday of great stuff for you today. We continue on with Tom Petty Month and celebrate what would have been Lennon’s 81st birthday. But there’s still more!

Here’s today’s line-up:

All Day Tom Petty Trifectas, All Day Long NEW!

We have a recurring Tom Petty theme today, which means opening every hour of music (except for programmed times) with a Tom Petty trifecta. You’ll hear music from The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys. You’ll also hear solo material.

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

We celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 81st birthday today by putting him In the Spotlight as a member of The Beatles, The Plastic Ono Band, and as a solo artist.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just A Stones Throw Away by Valerie Carter FINAL AIRING!

We bid a fond farewell to this week’s featured album by Valerie Carter. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there will be a new selection.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live From Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 1972

This is a rare repeat airing, but the last time we aired this was way back at the inception of LIVE DEAD in 2019. Tonight we revisit the Europe ’72 tour live from Copenhagen.

Saturday is always a treat here in The Mermaid Lounge! It’s a great day to join your friends from around the globe. Today, we have listeners from the Russian Federation, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Faroe Islands, Canada, and points beyond.

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The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, The Final Airing of Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later Tonight, Saturday, October 2, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Tom Petty Month gets underway in a serious manner today with music from their legendary residency at the Fillmore West in 1997.

The poster series for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, January 10-February 7, 1997

This is just over three hours of music recorded during The Heartbreakers’ legendary residency at The Fillmore West back in 1997. It is testament to the fact that this band is undoubtedly one of the greatest bands ever to step onto a stage and engage with an audience. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen better, and I’ve seen a hell of a lot of live performances in my lifetime.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Traveling Wilburys, Volume One FINAL AIRING

We bid a fond farewell to Volume One of the Traveling Wilburys two great albums. We’ll have the other sometime during Tom Petty Month for sure.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Cotterell Court, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, November 4, 1977 NEW!

Yet another great live performance from the music world’s untiring, insatiable jam band who made college stops a staple during their lifetime. No matter what anyone tells you, The Dead ain’t The Dead without Jerry Garcia.

Before, in between, and after our programming we’ll give you our standard rotation of 27,000+ songs in Open Stream, without commercial interruption and without the chatty DJ’s. We’re free too, and that makes it even better.

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We Kick Off Tom Petty Month Today and Give You Some ‘Travelin’ Fever’ Action, Friday, October 1, 2021

Good Morning, Pettyologists! It’s Rocktober, and that makes it Tom Petty Month. Now, we are not out to compete with any other music outlet by any stretch. But you’ll be seeing a bit more of The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys than usual this month. And that’s a good thing.

Fans gather to mourn the death of Tom Petty at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, after it had been announced that the musician had died at the age of 66. © Sheri Determan Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 02 Oct 2017 Credit: Sheri Determan/WENN.com

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

We kick off the day with our Travelin’ Fever EP. You’ll hear Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Asleep At The Wheel, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Band, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Loggins & Messina, Jesse Winchester, Fats Domino, Del Shannon, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Joan Baez, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Charles, Guy Clark, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many more!

7:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

We kick off Tom Petty month with Hypnotic Eye, the final studio album by The Heartbreakers released in 2014. It is not our album of the week because it has already been our album of the week. The reason we kick off with this album is it’s hard for a band to be this good nearly forty years on. In my mind, this album competes with Damn The Torpedos as The Heartbreakers’ best album. And The Heartbreakers were still packing them in. On the Hypnotic Eye tour, they played to 40,000 people in Boston’s historic Fenway Park.

Today’s the day, folks. We kick off Tom Petty month. Our photo today is not meant to be morbid. We celebrate Tom Petty’s life and contribution to music, both of which were huge. We merely wanted to show the outpouring of fan love that Tom Petty earned over his gigantic career. He is still missed, but his music lives on.

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The Petty Party Nears It’s End With The Bootleg Series Vol. 2, and We Start With ‘What’s In a Name?’ on Friday, October 30, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! The great mix continues today, as we gear up for the winter months here on the East Coast. We’ve got some fun here today as Petty Month winds down.

Just perfect for today’s programming.

Here’s what’s on tap for today:

12:00 p.m. Deb’s Stream: What’s in a Name? Various Artists

This is just a great playlist that’s like Open Stream for namedroppers. Not a bad song in the lot, and a lot of fun.

Some of the namedroppers are Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Daywalkers, The Who, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Chuck Berry, Bonnie Raitt, CSNY, The Rolling Stones, Badfinger and so many more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Bootleg Series, Volume 2 NEW!

We have volume two from the years 1976-1981 as part of our Bootleg Series today. There are some things you otherwise may not hear in this lot. We just live for this stuff here in The Mermaid Lounge.

We have many new live performances coming up for the winter months here by Tom Petty and others as well. Come the first week in November, you’ll see our winter programming begin to evolve. The one constant? The music. Uninterrupted by advertising or chatter and at no cost to you. It’s a labor of love. I am sharing my personal record collection with you all. Right now, it’s 2,600 songs and counting, built over many years of collecting.

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Back To “Wildflowers & All The Rest” and The Ladies of The Mermaid Lounge Own The Evening, Thursday, October 29, 2020

Yes, it’s more streaming, some Wildflowers & All The Rest action as it is our Album of The Week, and we turn the stage over to the ladies later on.

Before we move along to the schedule, if you haven’t heard, the Wildflowers boxed set made its debut at no. 5 on the Billboard 200 it’s first week of release. If that isn’t enough, the original Wildflowers album was also re-released on October 16 and is currently at no. 1 on the rock charts. Think about that.

Maria Muldaur and Linda Ronstadt let it rip.

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty

Today’s Airing: Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions)

Tom Petty month is fast winding down, so we’re back to Wildflowers & All The Rest today. This is a great playlist that perfectly illustrates what a great band does on its journey to the final product. It’s a process.

Afternoon Open Streaming 26,000 songs without interruption.

Remember to listen for our new Three-in-a-Row feature throughout the afternoon!

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 2

We haven’t aired this one for a while: Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Emmylou Harris, Etta James, The Two Janis’ Girls: Joplin and Ian, Laura Nyro, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur and more!

We’re moving to our winter programming, whatever that turns out to be. We’re consistent, but not regimented. Our music selection remains as it always has. We’re free and we’ll stay that way. We respect your privacy and support your right to listen to free and open music without strings on your private information. We’re outside this system.

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The Tom Petty Birthday Bash Continues, “Wildflowers & All The Rest” Remains Our AOW, Sunday October 25, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The Tom Petty Birthday Bash continues on here in The Mermaid Lounge. Wildflowers & All The Rest will continue on as our Album of The Week as we celebrate Petty through Halloween.

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest remains the Album of The Week.

Here’s today’s Petty Party programming:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!

Today’s Airing: Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions)

Wildflowers & All The Rest remains our Album of The Week for one more week, and today we feature alternate versions. Most musicians don’t feel comfortable releasing this stuff. Tom Petty was one of those guys, from what I could ascertain. But I’m a fan of this stuff because it’s always great to see what a band goes through as it makes its way to the final version. In reality? All of these versions are great. Yes, they are different than the final version, but great nonetheless.

Next week, we’ve got some programming planned around alternate versions, and not just for Wildflowers.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Subdued NEW!

There is absolutely no question that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are masterful rockers. But both Tom Petty and his band had a more subdued and reflective side. This is all tied up nicely here in this playlist. While it is over two hours of music (but who is counting), it’s nice to just put this on in the evening when I’m tired and sit in the dark. There is some very beautiful and powerful stuff here encompassing The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys.

This would be a most excellent day to tune us in. Seriously. I’m a person of few words on musical arm-twisting scale today. It’s Sunday. A day of rest.

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