It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt Live at the Rainbow Room, and Our Album of The Week, September 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are on another Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan. We also toss in some Bonnie Raitt, always good for those bluesy days.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday! Stevie Ray Vaughan: Blues You Can Use, Recorded Live on the Live Alive Tour, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987   NEW!

Stevie Ray Vaughan was known as “the second coming of the blues” before his untimely death in a helicopter crash at the age of 35 in 1990, but his legend endures as one of the most amazing blues guitarists of all time. Bonnie Raitt dedicated her album Luck of The Draw to Stevie Ray. It’s only fitting that they are scheduled here on the same day.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Heaven Is In Your Mind by Traffic

Steve Winwood is another of those artists whose legend will endure long after his mortal life, and with good reason. Everything this guy has touched is worth listening to on some level, and he has been around for a very long time. One of my favorite videos of all time is Steve Winwood and Tom Petty on stage together for Can’t Find My Way Home during the Heartbreakers’ 2014 tour.

7:00 p.m.     Bonnie Raitt Live at The Rainbow Room, Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 1972

Bonnie Raitt is another of those female pioneers who never disappoints. It’s amazing to me that even the classic rock stations fail to give these women their due. But here in The Mermaid Lounge, their presence is scheduled to grow.

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Tuesday Bluesday with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin in The Spotlight, & Our Album of The Week, August 4, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got another great line-up on Tuesday Bluesday, including SRV and Bonnie Raitt at the 1985 Bumbershoot Arts Festival.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   It’s Tuesday Bluesday! Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Featuring Bonnie Raitt, The Bumbershoot Arts Festival, 1985   NEW BOOTLEG!

Is there a better pairing when it comes to the blues? I don’t particularly see how. Bonnie joins SRV on stage toward the end of the show for a couple of hot numbers. It’s worth the wait.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

Tune us in for the expanded version of this epic masterpiece including some great jams.

7:00 p.m.    In The Spotlight: The Music of Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is one of those singer-songwriters who should be bigger than she is. Her personal demons interfered with her success early on. Although she has been a solo performer since the seventies, Colvin is best recognized for her 1997 Grammy award-winner, Sunny Came Home.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday with Roomful of Blues, The Allman Brothers Band, and Joni Mitchell’s “Miles of Aisles,” July 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here we are with another Tuesday Bluesday and we’ve got Roomful of Blues in The Spotlight, with the Allman Brothers Band bringing up the rear a bit later. Sandwiched in between is our Album of the Week.

Roomful of Blues

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday With Roomful of Blues in The Spotlight!   NEW!

This is a great fucking band whose name is not on the tip of everybody’s tongue, in spite of their critically-acclaimed history and their 50-year recording career. I’ve been listening to them for a while and even saw them once. They are based in Rhode Island, and began in 1967 when guitarist Duke Robillard and pianist Al Copley formed Roomful of Blues. They have changed personnel over the years and have added horns, exploring the R & B and swing influence. Here in The Mermaid Lounge, we are now beginning to upload their catalogue. Here’s a preview.

3:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell

A musical review of Mitchell’s tour in support of the amazing Court & Spark album. It was Joni Mitchell’s first live album, and her first tour with a backing band — Tom Scott & The L.A. Express.

7:00 p.m.    The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, July 3 & 5, 1970

It’s like a Tuesday Bluesday double feature here today in The Mermaid Lounge. We add the grand kahuna of blues here with the brothers.

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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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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, The Doors Take The Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge and we have an oldie but goodie for you today.

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band

Here’s your line-up for Tuesday:

11:00 a.m.  Tuesday Bluesday! Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Live in Amsterdam, April 1, 1969   NEW!

The Kozmic Blues Band was but one of the bands that Janis fronted after Big Brother & The Holding Company and before Full Tilt Boogie, as she continued her quest for the “perfect” band. There isn’t much information out there about the band, other than the members’ names. The link I provided is just about the best info you can find out there, and it’s a fan site.

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

The latest album from Lucinda Williams is our featured album this week. You can learn more about this album by clicking on the photo in the right sidebar on this blog.

6:00 p.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors

Like Janis Joplin, The Doors’ leader, Jim Morrison, is one of the members of the ’27 Club’, the rockers who died in their 27th year. There are several others in this group, including Gram Parsons, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones. The Doors were only a factor for four years but, in four years, they made some seriously great fucking music.

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Tuesday Bluesday With SRV, Van Morrison in The Spotlight, and a “Surrealistic Pillow” Flashback, Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Stevie Ray Vaughan makes his Tuesday Bluesday debut, the Airplane make a landing, and Van Morrison is in The Spotlight later.

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m.   Tuesday Bluesday: Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Austin Opera House, April 15, 1984   NEW!

People toss the term Guitar God around like everyone should wear it, but it is reserved for a select crew. Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of them. Beyond his obvious talent, he was a fascinating character whose full story, I confess, I did not know until after he passed. I was too busy listening to his music.

2:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane comes in for a layover and brings this masterpiece with them.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison

There are few who compare with this guy’s body of work. What could be better than SRV and Van “The Man” on the same day?

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday Once Again, and “Tapestry” Returns, Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We have another light programming day as we prepare for some new programs, and add new music.

The Jeff Beck Group

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Tuesday Bluesday: The Jeff Beck Group Live at The Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT

The “core” of the Jeff Beck Group was guitarist Jeff Beck, vocalist Rod Stewart (yes, that Rod Stewart), and rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood, with the bassists and drummers changing pretty frequently. Pictured with the three core members is bassist Jet Harris.

5:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Tapestry by Carole King

The monster 1971 release is back for another airing.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday, The Band Is ‘Live’ On King Biscuit, and Our Album of the Week on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Tuesday Bluesday, but that isn’t the only great programming we have on tap today!

Allman-Brothers-Band at the Beacon

Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.  Tuesday Bluesday: The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at The Beacon Theater (1972)

The Grand Kahuna of Southern rock is back on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

4:00 p.m.  The Band: Live on the King Biscuit Flower Hour 8-16-76   NEW!

First, they were The Hawks, backing up rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins. Then, they gained some notice when they helped electrify Dylan. After that, they became The Band, and the rest is musical history. The Band is Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson, and they are a force of nature.

7:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Learning to Crawl by The Pretenders

You can learn more about this great album by clicking on the photo to the right!

We’re waiting here for you in The Mermaid Lounge. Don’t give up your seat!

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Spend Tuesday Bluesday With Allman & Clapton, John Lennon in The Spotlight, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday, and today we feature two guitar gods — Duane Allman and Eric Clapton — in some studio jams!

Duane Allman-Eric Clapton

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up!

12:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: The Band by The Band

Coming on the heels of Music From Big Pink, Robbie Robertson becomes The Band’s creative force and the rest is musical history.

3:00 p.m.    Duane Allman & Eric Clapton: Studio Jams 1-6   NEW!

Can you imagine Duane Allman and Eric Clapton hanging out in a studio together? No  need to use your imagination. It really happened.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of John Lennon

This playlist spans Lennon’s musical career. The songwriting combination of John Lennon & Paul McCartney remains the most successful in music history.

What in the world are you waiting for? We’re free. No commercials. No politicians. No bullshit. Just great music.

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Alison Krauss & Union Station “Live,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are Our Tuesday Bluesday Feature & Van Morrison Captivates at The Hollywood Bowl, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! I had a schedule switch and I’m opening today, so we have an early blog post.

Van Morrison-Astral Weeks Live

Here’s Your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Alison Krauss & Union Station Live!

This was the eleventh album for the band, but its first live album. All of the songs were recorded at the Louisville Palace (April 29 & 30, 2002), with the exception of Down To The River To Pray, which was recorded at Austin City Limits.

4:00 p.m.     Tuesday Bluesday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sing the Blues

Tom Petty was serious about the blues, and his band could certainly sing and play the blues. He often said he envisioned them as old men sitting around with their guitars singing the blues.

8:00 p.m.     Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2008)   NEW!

This was the fifth live album released by Van Morrison. It was recorded on November 7 and 8, 2008, exactly forty years after the first iteration of Astral Weeks was released. Morrison produced this effort, insisting on just one rehearsal and no post-production. Essentially you hear what the audience heard the two nights it was recorded.

10:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Tom Petty’s Wildflowers

Wildflowers is the second solo studio album (of three) by Tom Petty, who was joined in the studio by his bandmates and a collection of some of the best studio musicians in rock n’roll history.

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