Welcome to Your (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday, Until Later When We Have The Bootleg Series Debut, October 28, 2020

Yes, Music Lovers, Tom Petty Month is winding down here in The Mermaid Lounge, but we have some lovely parting gifts for you beginning this evening! So, be patient and don’t touch that tab!

Tom Petty. At home. On stage. Where he should still be.

Here’s today’s line-up:

Infinity (Mostly) Open Stream Wednesday

We’ve got one of the best music streams we’ve ever heard, frankly. And today you’ll have some great Three-in-a-Row sequences thrown in.

6:00 p.m. The Petty Bootleg Archives NEW!

‘Nuff said. We’ve got our hands on some great quality fan-recorded material here in The Mermaid Lounge, so stick around. You won’t regret it. We will also have the playlist up in the blog later in the day.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones, Open Stream Afternoon With Three-in-a-Row Blues Jams, and The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues Later, October 27, 2020

Good Morning, Blues Lovers! We’ve got a full slate of blues magic today, including our new Three-in-a-Row feature loaded with the blues!

Muddy & Mick get down at The Checkerboard Lounge!

Here’s today’s bluesy line-up:

12:00 p.m. Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live From The Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, November 22, 1981

Does it get any better than this? The blues are in the Stones’ DNA! This is a great little interlude from the Windy City.

Afternoon Open Stream with Special Three-in-a-Row Blues Jams

We’re open streaming in the afternoon until just about 7:00 p.m. We’ll have special Three-in-a-Row Blues Jams all day from Canned Heat, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues

Tom Petty once remarked that he’d like it if The Heartbreakers could just get old together sitting in chairs and playing the blues. We would have loved that too. In the meantime, The Heartbreakers certainly could sing and play the blues indeed, and here’s the proof.

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The Petty Party Continues With Great Live Music From ’91, Bob Marley Live at The Roxy, and a Tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker Later, Monday, October 26, 2020

We continue on with Tom Petty Month here in The Mermaid Lounge, but we take time to pay tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, another favorite here who has left the planet for better digs.

Jerry Jeff Walker, the original country music outlaw.

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, May 26, 1976

The Legend live at the Roxy. You can never get too much of Bob Marley & The Wailers, and it’s been a while since we aired this one.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, November 24, 1991 NEW!

A new airing here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. The Heartbreakers live in Oakland vintage 1991.

7:00 p.m. A Tribute To Jerry Jeff Walker NEW!

Tonight we’ll be airing Viva Terlingua, by Jerry Jeff Walker and his Lost Gonzo Band, a rowdy live album that defined the Texas outlaw movement. Later in the week, we’ll feature Jerry Jeff In The Spotlight.

Good day to tune in, turn on, and drop the fuck out. It’s Monday. Be here or be square, as they say.

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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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Welcome To The Petty Party! Today We Feature More Wildflowers, Streaming & Dreaming, and Live Dead Later, Saturday, October 24, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The Petty Party starts today, with a morning and evening trip through Wildflowers & All The Rest. Some stuff you’ve not heard (at least here) yet. But hey, we’re keeping a balance. There’s other stuff too.

Petty. At home. On stage.

Here’s todays line-up!

11:00 a.m. Not The Album of The Week: Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This is the new package version of Wildflowers. Tom Petty considered this the best thing that The Heartbreakers ever did. It was, technically, a solo album. Except the whole band was on it. So, it really wasn’t. But he did do somethings differently: Steve Ferrone and Rick Rubin among them. It’s a brilliant fucking album.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty

Today’s Airing: All The Rest NEW!

Today’s offering is completely new: The songs that did not make the cut when Petty switched from a double disc to a single. Some of the songs here were used in the She’s The One soundtrack, but they were originally intended for Wildflowers.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! TO BE DETERMINED!

We will have our usual Live Dead offering tonight. We’re just not sure which one it will be yet! We will keep you posted right here a bit later.

In between, we’re streaming great music, giving you some LIVE DEAD, and tossing in the Three-in-a-Rows, so you really should join us. Know what I mean?

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Petty Month Rocks On With Anthology & Wildflowers, while Linda Ronstadt & Her Friends Serenade Us, Friday, October 23, 2020

Good Morning, Music Mixologists! Petty Month is winding down on the calendar, but not here in The Mermaid Lounge. We are preparing for Petty’s Birthday Bash this weekend.

Linda Ronstadt & J.D. Souther on stage.

Here’s today’s line-up as we edge toward the weekend:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology, Volumes 3 & 4

We wind down the week with The Live Anthology, released November 23, 2009. Up until that point in their brilliant 40-year run, these recordings represented the absolute best of The Heartbreakers live. So much has happened since then.

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets & More

Linda Ronstadt is another of those artists. She’s our favorite female in the house. In essence, our House Songstress. In spite of her incredible solo career, Linda Ronstad always preferred singing with others, and it shows on this playlist. She could sing with anyone, any time, anywhere, and sing any style.

10:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty

Today’s Airing: The Home Demos

A little late-night airing of what we’ve been playing over the past couple of weeks. We’ll be hearing much more over the weekend.

We have visitors from Poland on for the first time today. In fact, they joined just before my bedtime and are still on this morning. We’re waiting on ya’ll in the U.S. to wake the fuck up.

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We Feature Wildflowers’ Home Demos, Dusty Springfield In The Spotlight, and Tuesday Bluesday, October 20, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve cooked up another great batch of programming today for y’all. We move forward on the new Wildflowers project, give you some blue-eyed soul with Dusty Springfield, and it’s also Tuesday Bluesday!

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!

Today’s Airing: Wildflowers Home Demos

I labeled this ‘Home Demos’ because they are called Home Recordings in the official package. I think it’s important that people understand that these were supposed to be demos. Many were next to being release-worthy. This is basically Tom Petty playing all the instruments, singing, and recording.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

Here’s a little blue-eyed soul for you. Dusty is undoubtedly one of the stars here in The Mermaid Lounge. And totally underrated overall.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at The BBC

Although John Mayall never achieved commercial success, he’s one of the most respected British bluesmen in the business. Even now his followers continue to grow. This compilation was released in 2007, but it encompasses all 12 of the BBC sessions recorded between 1965-1967, as well as two performances recorded on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1975. Enjoy!

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Derek & The Dominos Live, Emmylou Harris Rarities, and A Repeat of Yesterday’s Live Wildflowers, Monday, October 19, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here’s today’s funky mix of music for your listening pleasure, including a repeat performance of yesterday’s unveiling of the live Wildflowers songs.

Eric Clapton during the Derek & The Dominos phase.

Here’s your week-opening line-up:

12:00 p.m. Derek & The Dominos Live at The Fillmore East, October 23 & 24, 1970

Derek & The Dominos, for those not in the know, is a British blues-rock band populated by Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle & Jim Gordon. Their live recordings come from two nights at The Fillmore East. If we were using the term ‘supergroup’ back in the day, this just might be one.

5:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

Here are some tunes you may have forgotten that Emmylou Harris did, some you didn’t know she did, and others she has done with her contemporaries. In short, it’s a great little playlist.

8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty REPLAY!

A replay of yesterday’s live versions of Wildflowers songs as chosen by Tom Petty’s family and bandmates. These may not be as much a revelation as the upcoming selections will be, but they certainly reflect a band at the top of its game and having a great fucking time on stage. And isn’t that why we love live music?

People, you need to get with the program. Seriously. We’re not going away, so you might as well just give in and pull up a tab. Because, hell, it doesn’t cost you anything and we run all day and night. We are your escape in the middle of this pestilence. Get your musical shit together.

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“Wildflowers & All The Rest” Debuts, Johnny Rivers In The Spotlight, and Some Great Soul Later, Sunday, October 18, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers & Petty Fans Alike! We’ve got a great array of music on tap and — as you may have suspected — Wildflowers & All The Rest is our Album of The Week! It’s an amazing volume of work. I’ve already passed through once. The only question was how it would be presented.

We’ll do that in bursts, but we will have one airing in its complete form before the end of Tom Petty Month. We’ll also air the segments twice a week at various times.

Tom Petty in the studio during the recording of the original Wildflowers album.

Here’s your line up for Sunday Funday!

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!

Today’s Airing: Live Wildflowers

There’s a ton of new material here. It’s a revelation about how the guy worked, how he worked with his band, and where he was at the time all of that great music made its way out. We’re starting with all the best damned live versions of Wildflower songs.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

Johnny Rivers, ,a favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge. One of the best damned singers, songwriters, and record producers many will probably never know. His style encompassed rockabilly, folk, blues, and good old time rock n’ roll. You might want to tune this in.

7:00 p.m. That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

This is one sweet playlist with Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Fats Domino, Roberta Flack, Jackie Wilson, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, and many more.

So, it’s a day of rest. Give it a rest. Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It’s the only way to unwind. We’ve got great music. And it’s all fucking free. You got a problem with that?

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The Heartbreakers Live on Soundstage, The All-Girl Revue is Back; So is Live Dead and UNCHAINED, Saturday, October 17, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is always our busiest programming day and that holds true today as well. But trust me. It’s all good, as they say.

Bertha. Lookin’ Good.

Here’s your Saturday line-up!

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live on Soundstage, April 19, 2003

This 2003 performance remains one of the best recordings of any band live anywhere on the planet. I’m not the only one who shares that opinion either. The Chicago location opens up all the possibilities of a blues outing, and the band does not disappoint.

3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Unchained by Johnny Cash FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this great album is mid-afternoon today. Tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album featured on the blog.

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 3: Various Artists

Tune in to nearly two hours of music with Linda Ronstadt, Phoebe Snow, Lydia Pense (a blast from the past; the lead singer of Cold Blood), The Shirelles, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, and many more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, August 13, 1975 NEW!

No two shows the same. Ever. Even on consecutive nights. That’s the legend of The Grateful Dead.

We’re pretty busy this morning. People from around the world are tuning in already. That’s good. Because tomorrow, we begin unveiling Wallflowers & All The Rest from Tom Petty. Be here or be square, as they say.

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