Thursday Brings the ‘Travelin’ Fever’ EP, Our Buffalo Springfield AOW and That Sweet Soul Sound, May 25, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re heading toward the weekend with some great travelin’ music today. It’s only fitting since many of you will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend! But that’s not all! Read on for details.

Here’s your Thursday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

Hitting the road, Jack, is a popular topic for musical artists. You’ll hear hours of music on the subject from Canned Heat, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Steve Miller Band, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Dan Fogelberg, Bruce Springseen, Linda Ronstadt, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Doors, The Eagles, Little Feat, The Band, Willie Nelson, Edwin Starr, Janis Joplin, Guy Clark, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Asleep at The Wheel, The Traveling Wilburys, Mudcrutch, Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield, Tom Rush, Willie Nelson, The Guess Who, Ray Charles, The Marshall Tucker Band and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Buffalo Springfield by Buffalo Springfield

We’re winding down on this week’s selection. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday, so be sure to catch this great debut album by Buffalo Springfield.

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

The short version of our big, bad soul and R & B EP. You’ll hear Otis Redding, Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder, Fats Domino, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Roberta Flack, Rare Earth, The Isley Brothers, Friends of Distinction, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Aretha Franklin and more

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Thursday Brings Our ‘Folk Music From A-To-Z’ EP, Emmylou Harris, and Bob Marley’s Final Live Performance, May 18, 2023

We’re getting closer to the weekend, folks, and we’ve got great programming to get you through your Thursday, including the final live performance by the great Bob Marley.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. Folk Music From A-To-Z: Various Artists

We kick it all off at 9:00 am. with our multi-artist ode to folk music, including John Prine, Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, The Band, Eric Andersen, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Nancy Griffith, Jesse Winchester, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lead Belly, Tim Hardin, The Kingston Trio, Simon & Garfunkel, Richie Havens, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, James Taylor, The Carter Family, Harry Chapin, Linda Ronstadt, Phil Ochs, Townes Van Zandt and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Pieces of The Sky by Emmylou Harris

We’re winding down on this week’s selection from Emmylou Harris. The final airing will be sometime on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have a new selection for you.

7:00 p.m. Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980

This would be Bob Marley’s very final live performance before his untimely death. He left behind an amazing musical legacy and he lives on in music history.

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We Keep It Simple On Sunday With Karla Bonoff’s AOW and Our House EP of Music That Inspired Us to Start, April 23, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! We’re here on another ‘keep it simple’ Sunday with Karla Bonoff’s self-titled AOW and our #BecomeUngovernable House EP.

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Karla Bonoff by Karla Bonoff NEW!

The self-titled, RIAA Gold-Certified debut album by Karla Bonoff is a treasure. She sings many of the songs made famous by her peers: Lose Again, Home, If He’s Ever Near, and Someone To Lay Down Beside Me. She established herself as a masterful songwriter, writing eight of the ten songs on the album. Not to be missed.

4:00 p.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House EP: Various Artists

Truly the music that inspired us to do this. Originally, we were going to mix this with political talk and then we asked ourselves why we wanted to ruin a good thing. We dropped the politics. You’ll hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, Billy Joel, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and more!

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We’ve Made It to Friday and We’re ‘Under The Influence’ for Several Hours Plus the Final Turn for Tom Rush, March 17, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’ve made it to Friday and I know a ton of you will be celebrating St. Patrick’s day. It’s big here in Boston, but we don’t talk much about that since they don’t allow LGBT people to march in their ugly parade. They might catch it. But here in the lounge, we’ve got something better going on.

Here’s Friday’s musical madness:

10:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yes, we have all been here at one time or another. Some of us with legal substances, some with illegal substances, and some of us with both. You will hear Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Donovan, Glen Frey, John Lee Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, The Traveling Wilburys, The Temptations, Small Faces, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Neil Young, New Riders of The Purple Sage, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Dave Van Ronk, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Led Zeppelin, Harry Chapin, The Band, The Fraternity of Man and more! Five hours of mind-bending madness.

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Tom Rush FINAL AIRING!

The great Tom Rush, whose career has spanned more than sixty years, and who has launched several other singer-songwriter’s careers, takes his last turn as our featured singer-songwriter. Tomorrow, we’ll have a new selection.

Lots of good music today, and plenty of wide Open Stream before, in between, and after courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She takes care of things around here while I’m laboring in retail hell. We’re running 24/7 totally free with no commercial interruption. Get on it, people.

Midweek Brings Our ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP, Tom Rush, and Summer of Love, Volume 2 on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Good morning, musicologists! It’s fitting that right around mid-month of International Women’s History Month we start out with our great ‘Ladies Day Out’ EP!

Here’s your midweek lineup:

9:00 a.m. Ladies Day Out: Various Artists

Today we start it all off with five hours of programming from the women of music, including Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Emmylou Harris, Petula Clark, Laura Nyro, Cilla Black, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Eva Cassidy, Wendy Waldman, Shawn Colvin, The Ronettes, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Norah Jones, Phoebe Snow, Nicolette Larson, Sheryl Crow, Valerie Carter and many more!

4:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Tom Rush

The great Tom Rush gets his second airing as our featured singer-songwriter this week.

7:00 p.m. The Summer Of Love, Volume Two: Various Artists

As we continue our series of music from the Summer of Love, you’ll hear Jefferson Airplane, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, Buffalo Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Spencer Davis Group, The Byrds, Bobbie Gentry, The Turtles, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, The Rascals and more!

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Saturday in The Lounge Brings Our ‘Ode To Morning’ EP, The Final Airing of the AOW, and Tom Rush as Our Featured Singer-Songwriter for the Week, March 11, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! Our worldwide listeners are on and we’ve got a great programming lineup for you today, starting with our tribute to morning!

Here’s your Saturday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists

We’ve already paid homage to the night this month, so it’s time to do so for the morning with artists like Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Hoyt Axton, The Beatles, The Rascals, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Ta Mahal, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Ry Cooder, Tim Buckley, Muddy Waters, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Townes Van Zandt, Pure Prairie League, Bob Dylan, Chris Hillman, Badfinger, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, The Move, Foreigner, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Nina Simone and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Bluesiana Triangle by Bluesiana Triangle FINAL AIRING!

The final airing is upon us. This great album by Art Blakey, Dr. John and David “Fathead” Newman will be gone after this airing. Tomorrow we’ll have a new selection for you.

8:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Tom Rush NEW!

Tom Rush is credited with ushering in the singer-songwriter era. Not only is he a songwriter himself, but he helped put several others on the map by singing their songs, most notably Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Tom Rush has been at it for over sixty years. Today he is 82 and still active. I have fond memories of spending his 79th birthday with him at a concert in a church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, his hometown. Tom Rush is a folk, blues, and New England legend. My favorite song by Tom? Kids These Days.

It’s Saturday and that’s always a good day to spend in The Mermaid Lounge. We kick it off early today at 9:00 a.m., so remember to just push the button below as we kick off your morning with songs about morning.

We’re Keeping It Simple With Our ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP and the Final Airing of Kate & Anna McGarrigle as Our Singer-Songwriters, Friday, February 24, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! We’re finally at the end of the week. For some reason it seemed far too long a trip. But we’ve got some great programming and a whole lot of wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid today.

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

12:00 p.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Scientific fact: The earth is composed of 71% water. Musical fact: A hell of a lot of songs have been made about water. Today you’ll hear Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Al Green, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys, Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Donovan, America, Johnny Rivers and more!

7:00 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Series: The Music of Kate & Anna McGarrigle Final Airing!

Today is the final airing of Kate and Anna McGarrigle as our featured singer-songwriters, two masterful musical women who set out on a great musical journey with those who found their talents early on, like Linda Ronstadt, Maria Muldaur and Emmylou Harris. We here in The Mermaid Lounge have enjoyed hearing them sing their own tunes.

It’s Friday and we’ve finally made it to the end of the work week. The weekend is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for it. Why not start it off early by putting us on today? We’re on 24/7, we’re totally free, and we circulate nearly 30,000 songs continually.

We Ease You Into the Work Week With Our ‘On The Map’ Playlist, The I-Threes In the Spotlight, and Some Live Blind Faith Later This Evening, Monday, January 30, 2023

Happy Monday, kids! It’s the beginning of another work week and we’ve got just what you need to get rid of those Monday blues as we give you ‘On the Map’ along with The I-Threes In the Spotlight and live Blind Faith later.

Here’s your Monday, Monday lineup:

11:00 a.m. On The Map: Various Artists

We start our programming with a playlist about places across the globe, from Boston to Timbuktu, with The Beatles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, America, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Doors, The Association, Scott McKenzie, Fats Domino, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Winchester, Tom Rush, James Taylor and more!

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of the I-Threes

As I’m learning, many people don’t know who the I-Threes are. They are Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths and they are the most influential female band in Reggae and Ska who provided the background voices for Bob Marley & The Wailers. They also recorded albums individually, so today, we enlighten those who have never before heard them sing. It’s a treat.

7:00 p.m. Blind Faith Live at The Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA, August 16, 1969

Blind Faith were an English supergroup featuring Steve WinwoodEric ClaptonGinger Baker, and Ric Grech. They weren’t around for very long, only for one album and one extended summer tour. We’ve got one of those performances from that tour for you today. (I’m sure that the Earl Warren Showgrounds were used for more than music, but the thought of a psychedelic rock band performing at a venue named after a Supreme Court judge makes me chuckle.)

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Today We’ve Got Our House EP, Smokey Robinson &The Miracles’ Album of The Week, and John Lennon In the Spotlight, Thursday, January 26, 2023

Good morning, music lovers! Today we’ve got another day of great music as our early-morning EP gives you the music that inspired us to start this radio station. This afternoon it’s our Album of the Week and tonight Lennon is In the Spotlight!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

9:00 a.m. The #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

The music that inspired the radio station is back for another turn. You’ll hear Barry McGuire, The Temptations, Edwin Starr, Peter Tosh, The Beatles, Genesis, T-Rex, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe & The Fish, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Joan Baez, CSNY, Pink Floyd, The Animals, Ten Years After, The Plastic Ono Band, George Harrison, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Three Dog Night, Jimmy Cliff, Richie Havens, Marvin Gaye, The Association, Phil Ochs, Tom Rush, Pete Seeger, The Band, Nina Simone and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Going To A Go-Go by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Smokey Robinson and his crew get another turn with their Album of The Week, a gem that carries four of the band’s Top 20 hits.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

John Lennon was the co-founder, co-lead singer, co-songwriter and spiritual leader of the most influential rock band of all time, The Beatles. They changed everything. He also created the Plastic Ono Band and had a successful solo career in his post-Beatles life. Tonight we put him In the Spotlight.

We are definitely on the downslide to the weekend, folks. Just a couple of days away now. Why not tune us in? The time is right. We’re on 24/7 (not just when we have programming) streaming the greatest music on the planet. And we’re totally commercia-free and free of charge to you. What’s not to love?

Happy Holidays From The Mermaid Lounge! Today We Bring Leon Russell With Our New AOW and the ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ EP, Sunday, December 25, 2022

Good morning and Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, whatever you choose. We are here in The Mermaid Lounge where all we have to offer is non-stop music at no charge to you on a 24/7 rotation. And I’m happy to report we do not play Christmas music.

Here’s today’s holiday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Carney by Leon Russell

I have long been a fan of Leon Russell. He’s one of my favorite singer-songwriters. I also remember the first time I heard Carney and thinking that this would be the album where others would recognize just how great he truly was. Carney is Russell’s third studio album, released in 1972. It gave him his first hit single in Tight Rope (backed by Masquerade). The album is a split between straightforward roots rock and a bit of psychedelia. The music critics hate that shit, but his fans didn’t. That’s what mattered. The album peaked at No. 2 on Billboard.

1:00 p.m. Water, Water Everywhere: Various Artists

Water is absolutely essential to the perpetuation of life on the planet, and it is a popular subject in the music world, as you will see. You’ll hear songs by Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Valerie Carter, Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Al Green, Loggins & Messina, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Linda Ronstadt, Spirit, The Grass Roots, The Beach Boys. Lindisfarne, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Steely Dan, Tom Rush, Donovan, America, Johnny Rivers and more!

Yes, it’s a day to be with friends and family. I’ll be doing the same in a while. But in the meantime we’ve got your music here. And it’ll be here when you’re done reveling. We continue on.