Spend Sunday With Our ‘The British Are Coming’ EP and The Grateful Dead’s “American Beauty” as Our AOW, June 26, 2022

Good Morning, music aficionados everywhere! We are here in The Mermaid Lounge anticipating a hot one outside and in. We’ve got a great Dead album as our AOW and some music from across the pond.

They’ll be here in The Mermaid Lounge around 3:00 p.m.

Here’s today’s lineup:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: American Beauty by The Grateful Dead NEW!

Our Album of The Week this week is the fifth studio album by The Grateful Dead, American Beauty, which was released in 1970. It was born during a prolific composition spell between Jerry Garcia and Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. It would go from Gold to Platinum and to Double-Platinum status by 2001 and was listed as album number 215 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums of All Time by 2020. It spent 19 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts in 1970.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Today we have visitors from across the pond, as they say, bringing you music from The British Invasion and beyond. You’ll hear Dave Mason, Electric Light Orchestra, The Who, The Beatles, The Zombies, The Hollies, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Queen, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Them, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Badfinger, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Elton John, Lulu, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Animals, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, The Spencer Davis Group and more!

It’s a day of rest. The Big Guy or The Big Chick (if you believe) even took today off, folks. So, come on. Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. It’s the perfect day.

ON. DROP OUT.

McCartney’s Solo Debut is Our Album of The Week, and We’ve Got ‘The Psychedelic Express’ Rolling Through Later, Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Psychedelic Express rolls through this afternoon!

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: McCartney by Paul McCartney NEW!

Released on April 17, 1970, this was the very first Beatle solo album. Of course, people were absolutely pissed that the Beatles had broken up, so it took a while for people to warm up to this one, but over the years it has become one of the most beloved albums of all time. I also look back now and remember that the album was criticized for what appeared to be “unfinished” tunes. Now, alternate takes, unfinished versions, home recordings and all of the progressions to the final product are literally an art form. I remember the angst of millions that The Beatles were gone, and I suspect a lot of the criticism came from the fact that they broke up to begin with. The blame game was being played. I, too, was upset that The Beatles were no more, but as I got older I realized that bands break up all the damned time. I also know that The Beatles gave us all they had in the tank. They changed everything in a very short period of time, and the band’s music is timeless. That’s also the way I look at them as solo artists as well.

4:00 p.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Psychedelic music is one of my most favorite genres of all time, so I’m looking forward to this one myself! Even bands not know as “psychedelic” bands tried their hand at this genre. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Image, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Donovan, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Cream, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Canned Heat, Tommy James & The Shondells, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Mudcrutch, Blind Faith, Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, and more!

Sunday. It’s a day of rest all across the globe. Pull up a chair and tune us in. We’re on 24/7 (not just when we have programming), we’re totally free, and we never air commercial advertising. What are you waiting for?

What Could Be Better Than Tedeschi Trucks With Our Latest AOW, George Harrison In The Spotlight, and A (Musical) British Invasion? Sunday, February 27, 2022

Good Morning, Weekenders! Yes, it’s Sunday here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a great line-up today, kicking off a bit early with our Album of The Week!

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi (center) are the musical power couple at the core of Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Here’s your kick-ass line-up:

9:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Revelator by Tedeschi Trucks Band NEW!

Susan Tedeschi has been around for a while, and so has Derek Trucks. But they put it all together in 2011 with the debut album of their fine band, Revelator. If you like blues-rock, this is is where you should be, people. Recorded in Susan and Derek’s Swamp Raga Studios in Jacksonville, Florida, the band shows that they are more than just a great ‘live’ band. Co-produced by Derek Trucks and producer/engineer Jim Scott, Revelator went on to with the Best Blues Album at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, and Derek Trucks has established himself as one of the finest guitar players on the planet. Find out why.

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of George Harrison

George Harrison’s birthday was on February 25. We may be a bit late here in The Mermaid Lounge on birthdays but we’re never a dollar short. We play Harrison’s best stuff as the lead guitarist of The Beatles, as Nelson Wilbury, and from his solo efforts. Happy Birthday, George.

4:00 p.m. The British Are Coming! Various Artists

Finally, we immerse you in the sound of music from across the pond, a key part in rock n’ roll’s journey to legitimacy. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Zombies, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Hollies, Yes, Them, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, Rod Stewart, Lulu, The Searchers, Petula Clark, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, The Yardbirds, The Pretenders, Herman’s Hermits, Blind Faith, Cream, The Spencer Davis Group, and more!

Jump on in, folks. The music’s fine. And it’s all free, from start to finish. You don’t need no stinking credit cards. There’s no form to fill out. And there’s no personal details asked. Just do it.

It’s Midweek With ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP and a Wide Open Stream Afternoon With On-The-Hour Trifectas, Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We’ve got a great midweek line-up with ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP followed by a wide Open Stream afternoon with on-the-hour Trifectas! What could be better?

Join us early this morning aboard ‘The Psychedelic Express’

9:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

We’re getting on board ‘The Psychedelic Express’ a bit early today, but a splendid ride is guaranteed for all. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blues Image, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Dr. John, Procol Harum, the Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Donovan, The Byrds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and more!

Afternoon Wide Open Stream with Trifectas

We’ve got a wide Open Stream all afternoon and into the evening with on-the-hour Trifectas:

3:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt

4:00 p.m. Three Dog Night

5:00 p.m. Marvin Gaye

6:00 p.m. Carly Simon

7:00 p.m. Paul McCartney & Wings

Tune us in. Join other listeners around the globe who know what we’re all about. We are totally free. There’s no advertising to kill the mood. And there’s no endless D.J. chatter. What are you waiting for?

We Spend Thursday With Several Musical Legends As We Return to British Rule (Musically Speaking) For the Day, December 30, 2021

Good Morning, British Invasion lovers! We’re totally British on the programming end today as we approach the New Year. Read on for details!

We’ve got full-on British music programming today interweaved in all of that great Open Stream!

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Dusty In London: The Lost British Recordings of Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield is one of those iconic singers who is sometimes forgotten in the crush, but her soulful career spanned half a century. She’s often referred to as the Queen of Blue-Eyed Soul, but she’s really much more than that. All you need to do is listen, and you have that chance today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles

We’re winding down on this week’s chosen album. This is our next-to-last airing; our final airing will be on Saturday before we choose a new album to take us through the first week of the new year.

7:00 p.m. The Spencer Davis, Traffic, Blind Faith Superjam: A Tribute To Steve Winwood UPDATED!

Somehow when we first put this one together, we forgot the Spencer Davis Group portion of Winwood’s brilliant career. We remedied that and have a brand new version of this playlist up today. Our Winwood “Spotlight” highlights Winwood’s solo career as well, but this one is dedicated to his “band” work of the sixties and early seventies.

It’s a great day to listen to music. In fact, every damned day is a great day to listen to music. And this is the best place to get that music if you’re thinking like us. I’m not going to lie to you. We are not all things to all people, and we do not want to be. That means no rap, disco, hip-hop, ultra heavy metal, or bad pop bands with fiddles. And we’re free. What more could you ask for? Connect with us by hitting the button below:

Thursday Join Us For A Trip On The Psychedelic Express and Be Sure to Tune In This Week’s AOW by The Big O, November 18, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today we take a wild ride on the Psychedelic Express and begin winding down on this week’s selection for Album of The Week.

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

Today we flash back to the best in acid and psychedelic rock. You’ll hear from The Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane. The Animals, Eric Burdon & War, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Doors, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Yes, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Tommy James & The Shondells, Vanilla Fudge, Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Traffic, Grateful Dead, Procol Harum, Blues Image, Donovan, The Byrds, Blind Faith, The Chambers Brothers, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul

This will be our second-to-last airing of this great album, so be sure to get it in either today or on it’s final airing on Saturday. On Sunday, there’ll be a brand new selection.

Tune us in, people. Join those in the know. We run 24/7 uninterrupted by crass commercials or mouthy DJ’s. We are totally free and require no subscription or private information. All we do is play great music.

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The Heartbreakers Are Back, Steve Winwood is In The Spotlight, and Valerie Carter Sings Our Album of The Week, Thursday, October 7, 2021

Good Morning, Petty Lovers! We’re back celebrating Tom Petty’s life today with a really excellent outing from the 30th Anniversary Tour in 2006.

Tom Petty performs at The Heartbreakers’ 30th Anniversary Concert in Gainesville, September 21, 2006

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida, September 21, 2006

This was a great outing all around as The Heartbreakers played their hometown on the 30th Anniversary Tour, replete with a visit from Stevie Nicks. We know you’ll enjoy this one.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Just A Stones Throw Away by Valerie Carter

Sadly, we’re winding down on this week’s selection. This is our second to last airing, with the final being sometime on Saturday. Get it while you can. This is a great album, and Valerie Carter is a great singer-songwriter.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood has given us so much great music over the years. This Spotlight feature covers his time with The Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith, Traffic, and his solo career. You’ll hear a song titled Valerie in this set which is, oddly enough, said to be about the late, great Valerie Carter (see above). I saw him live at Great Woods (not when it was The Tweeter Center or The Comcast Center), and it was one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

Join us today and celebrate Tom Petty Month with us. You won’t regret it. This is just one of the live performances you’ll hear this month, and it is one of the best shows The Heartbreakers have ever done.

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The British Are Coming! and Kate Taylor’s First New Album Since ‘Sister Kate’ (50 Years) is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, August 15, 2021

It’s yet another Sunday Funday here in The Mermaid Lounge. Today we give your our multi-artist longplayer called ‘The British Are Coming’ and Kate Taylor is back with our Album of The Week.

Here’s your Sunday Funday musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Why Wait! by Kate Taylor NEW!

Kate Taylor is back with her first new album, 50 years after Sister Kate was released, and it was worth the wait! Produced by Peter Asher (formerly of Peter & Gordon), legendary manager of Linda Ronstadt, and friend of The Beatles, it’s a great collection of songs by a woman who is part of a very musical family. Sister Kate does her family name proud.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming!, Various Artists

We’re back with more than five uninterrupted hours of songs from across the pond. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Traffic, Derek & The Dominos, The Pretenders, Them, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Faces, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Lulu, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Animals, The Hollies, Badfinger, The Electric Light Orchestra, and many more!

It is, of course, a great day to tune us in. It is, after all, a day of rest and why spend it with radio that continually interrupts you with commercial content and loud-mouthed DJ’s when you actually have a choice. As an added bonus, we’re totally free 24/7 and are non-intrusive (we never ask for your personal information).

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All About Blue, a New Lucinda Williams In the Spotlight, and Traffic Live Later On, Wednesday, March 10, 2020

Good Morning, My Friends! We’ve got some excellent programming today, including a brand new Spotlight featuring Lucinda Williams. I’ve been meaning to get this done. Sorry it has taken so long!

One of our favorites here in the Lounge, Lucinda Williams.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue: Various Artists

Playlists come in all shapes and colors. This one is about the color blue. I’ve got others on my mind, but blue is my favorite color so this one came first. You can hear The Allman Brothers Band, Linda Ronstadt, Taj Mahal, George Harrison, The Band, Elvis Presley, Badfinger Mudcrutch, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foreigner, The Electric Light Orchestra, and others!

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Lucinda Williams NEW!

I remember when Tom Petty took the time to come out on stage before Lucinda Williams opened for The Heartbreakers and told the audience that they really needed to pay attention to her. They did. If by some stroke of ill fortune you haven’t paid attention to Lucinda, this is your time.

7:00 p.m. Traffic Live at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York, June 26, 1970

Traffic was formed in Birmingham, England, in April of 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. The band began as a psychedelic rock group, but diversified their sound by adding various instruments, including the Mellotron, the harpsichord and the sitar. They disbanded in 1969, bur reunited in 1970 to release their album John Barleycorn Must Die, and for this tour. Steve Winwood is another favorite here in The Mermaid Lounge.

Tune us in, people. People all over the world are. We welcomed listeners from Estonia this week. We’re waiting on you.

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Happy Tuesday Bluesday From The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/29/2020

Good Morning, Students! Yes. It’s true I return to retail hell today. I must say I enjoyed the five solid days in the DJ chair. If this job paid, I’d take it.

Antoine “Fats” Domino. Was anybody playing rock n’ roll before him?

Here’s your lesson for today:

December 29, 1956: Fats Domino spends his 11th week at the top of the R & B chart with his song Blueberry Hill.

December 29, 1958: Lonely Teardrops by Jackie Wilson was #1 on the R & B chart.

December 29, 1962: Bob Dylan played the Troubadour folk club in London.

December 29, 1964: The Liverpool Youth Employment Services announced that some applicants were having difficulties getting jobs because their Beatle haircuts and clothing was unacceptable to employers. Oh, puhleeeze.

December 29, 1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their TV debut on the UK show Top of the Pops where they performed Hey Joe.

Also on this day, The Beatles began recording Penny Lane.

December 29, 1967: Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Mason leaves the popular and successful band Traffic for a solo career. Rumor had it that he did not enjoy sharing co-writing duties with Steve Winwood.

December 29, 1969: Sly & The Family Stone release the single Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again).

December 29, 1970: Norman Greenbaum (native of Malden, Massachusetts) released the great song Spirit in The Sky, a sixties anthem if there ever really was one.

December 29, 1971: America released it’s self-titled first album.

December 29, 1973: Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle tops the Hot 100, the second of three posthumous hits for the late singer/songwriter.

Also on this day, Elton John’s fine album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was #1 on the Album chart for a third week.

December 29, 1980: Singer-Songwriter Tim Hardin was found dead in his apartment of a heroin overdose at the age of 39. He is best known for If I Were A Carpenter (a hit for Bobby Darin in 1966; the Four Tops in 1968), as well as Reason To Believe (a hit for Rod Stewart in 1971).

Born On This Day

December 29, 1941: Ray Thomas, singer, composer and flautist for The Moody Blues was born on Stourport-on-Severn, England.

December 29, 1942: Rick Danko, co-lead singer and bassist for The Band was born in Green’s Corner, Ontario, Canada.

December 29, 1946: Marianne Faithful was born in Hamsted, London.

And that is your lesson from the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge for today!