We Open Tuesday Bluesday With Trifectas, Close with Robert Johnson In the Spolight, and Slot Our AOW in Between, November 28, 2022

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve got a great line-up for you all today, including a brand new Spotlight featuring the great bluesman Robert Johnson.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

9:00 a.m. Tuesday Bluesday Trifectas: Various Artists

9:00 a.m. B. B. King

10:00 a.m. Canned Heat

11:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan

12:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band

1:00 p.m. John Lee Hooker NEW!

2:00 p.m. Koko Taylor NEW!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Today we have the second airing of this week’s featured album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, their third release in 1969 alone as they burst onto the music scene.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Robert Johnson NEW!

Robert Johnson only lived to the ripe old age of 27. He is a bona fide member of the 27 Club, and his musical recording career lasted a grand total of seven months. However, his recordings from 1936 and 1937 are historic and expose a combination of songwriting, singing and guitar playing that has influenced generations of blues musicians. Johnson is known as the master of the Delta Blues and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Robert Johnson as “the first ever rock star.”

Tuesday Bluesday is always a full house, folks, and today is no exception! Join your global friends as we focus on the blues this fine Tuesday. We’re totally free 24/7. There are no surprises. And we don’t employ overly-chatty DJ’s. We’re all about the music.

We Start a New Month With Tuesday Bluesday and Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a Woman Named Ellen McIlwaine, November 1, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We kick off a new month with da blues, including someone you may or may never have heard. Her name is Ellen McIlwaine. If you’ve never heard her, you can get to know her today.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session at CHCH-TV Studios, Canada, December 6, 1983

This little blues session was filmed for television at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario back in 1983. At the time of the filming, Stevie Ray was 29 years old and King was 60. Two great bluesmen together is always a thing of joy.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Revolver (2022) by The Beatles

Today is the second airing of the Giles Martin curated edition of this great Beatles album that is part of the just-released boxed set. We will be adding all of the tunes from the 5-CD pack to our general rotation tonight.

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Ellen McIlwaine NEW!

We finally bring this great Canadian blues singer to The Mermaid Lounge. I remember her in my youth. We were as dumb as rocks back then. We “didn’t like” her because we thought she was imitating Bonnie Raitt. In truth, Ellen McIlwaine was always her pure self, and maybe that’s what kept her from hitting it big in the states, even though she found a measure of success in Canada. I had almost forgotten her until I read her obituary in The Washington Post. We leave you that obituary here because it’s much more than an obit. It’ll give you plenty of background on the woman known as the Goddess of The Slide Guitar.

We’ve got a brand new month on the horizon and a great Tuesday Bluesday all lined up. We have listeners on from Canada, India, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Russian Federation, New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania and beyond this morning. Join your community of friends with excellent musical taste.

We Celebrate Tuesday Bluesday With New ‘Live’ John Mayall, our AOW, and The Heartbreakers Sing The Blues, October 4, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! It’s Tuesday Bluesday here once again and we’ve got a great programming lineup for you wrapped around our psychedelic Album of The Week!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. John Mayall Live at Kongresshalle, Berlin, Germany, May 21, 1969 NEW!

We’re in possession of some new ‘live’ John Mayall recordings from the 35-disc box set we just scored, and we’re going to start off with this one on this fine Tuesday Bluesday. You’ll be hearing more in the future for sure!

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Odessy and Oracle by The Zombies

We go for round two airing of this week’s featured album by The Zombies as we toss in a bit of psychedelia for the afternoon. As we said in our blog post on Sunday, it took nearly half a century for this album to be fully appreciated. (But not by me.)

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

Tom Petty said he once envisioned his main band growing old together and sitting around in chairs playing the blues together. He never quite got there, unfortunately for all of us. However, he and the boys did sing some great blues together during their 40-year run, and we’ve got those songs here for you this evening as we continue on with Tom Petty month.

It’s always a great day to tune us in, but Tuesday Bluesday is an especially good day to do so. Why not join your friends from Italy, Greece, Russian Federation, Australia, Spain, the UK, France, Brazil, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Portugal, California, Kansas, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and points beyond? It’s totally free; no surprises, no lie.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Big, Bad Blues EP and Some ‘Live’ Stevie Ray Vaughan On The Docket, September 27, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Another Tuesday Bluesday has rolled around and we’ve got some great programming for you today that starts with five hours of uninterrupted blues of all kinds!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

We’ve got some great blues material on this station, but this is our biggest, baddest Tuesday Bluesday feature every month where we shower you with all kinds of blues from artists like Delbert McClinton, B.B. King, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, J.J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Koko Taylor, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Duane Allman, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Cloud Nine by The Temptations

The only diversion from our blues programming today is for this great Album of The Week from 1969 where The Temps introduced us to a new genre called ‘psychedelic soul.’

7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Bluebird Lounge, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 30, 1979

We close out today’s Tuesday Bluesday programming with a guy who left us much too soon. Stevie Ray Vaughan was, without a doubt, one of the greatest masters of blues guitar and one dominant presence on stage. See for yourself tonight.

Tuesday Bluesday generally brings out a lot of listeners, but we’re not concerned with numbers here because this is a labor of musical love. We do not charge for you to listen…no ‘subscription’ required here. That means you never have to divulge your personal information or give us a credit card number. There are things you can’t do here, like build personal playlists but, then again, that was never what radio was about anyway. When we were kids, radio was about anxiously waiting for the next song and not knowing what it was going to be. That’s what you’ve got here.

We’ve Got Some Very Cool Music for Tuesday Bluesday Sandwiched Around Our Album of The Week, September 20, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We have some great Tuesday Bluesday material for you today; the only diversion will be a short trip to the Land of Psychedelia with Donovan this afternoon.

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

We here in the lounge consider Taj Mahal a national treasure. I’ll never forget my 2014 trip to New Orleans and the photo I took of a great Taj Mahal mural in the box office at the House of Blues. But I digress. Taj Mahal is not only a great bluesman, but he’s a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica and a bunch of other instruments. He has been instrumental in expanding the scope of the blues by incorporating elements of world music in his creative efforts.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Sunshine Superman by Donovan

The only break in our blues programming comes mid-afternoon when we take a short trip to the land of psychedelic music with Donovan’s Sunshine Superman, our Album of The Week.

7:00 p.m. Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield Live at The Blue Note, Boulder, CO, December 13, 1979

After The Band was no more, Rick Danko teamed up with Paul Butterfield and toured as the blues-rock Danko/Butterfield Band. They went on the road together, and this performance is from The Blue Note in Boulder.

It’s always a busy day on Tuesday Bluesday, and this day is no exception! We’ve got people on from around the globe this morning as we gear up for some great blues programming. Join us. We say that metaphorically because there’s nothing to fill out (no personal information required) and no credit card asked for. If you don’t like us, you simply don’t come back. If you do like us, you continue to come back. Simple. Uncomplicated. No hidden fees. No surprises. That’s us.

We Celebrate Tuesday Bluesday With Paul Butterfield ‘Live’ in Boston and Eva Cassidy ‘Live’ in Georgetown, August 30, 2022

We’ve got some great vintage stuff for you on this fine Tuesday Bluesday with a couple of great ‘live’ performances. Sandwiched in between is our Album of The Week

Join us for Tuesday Bluesday!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Live at Unicorn Coffee House, Boston, MA, May 1966

This is one of those mystery date performances. I’ve been looking around for the actual date since we uploaded the music five years ago. Nobody seems to have it. But hell, we know it happened. And we know the Unicorn was real, a little one-room venue in Boston where Butterfield frequently played.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney

A fine vinyl release here back in the day. The only album ever credited to the husband and wife team eventually ended up being one of McCartney’s most highly acclaimed albums of his solo career.

7:00 p.m. Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., January 2-3, 1996

We have the date of this great performance by Eva Cassidy, a great folk and blues singer who passed on the very same year of this performance.

Our overseas friends make up the bulk of listeners every morning. Some of them have been on all night, depending upon where they live! And the folks from Kansas? They’re either dead or just really like the radio station because they’ve been on for two days solid now. Whatever works.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Our Big, Bad Blues EP and ‘Live’ Stevie Ray Vaughan Later; In Between, It’s Our AOW, August 23, 2022

Happy Tuesday Bluesday, people! We’ve got a great musical lineup today here in The Mermaid Lounge that begins with our ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues’ EP!

Here’s today’s musical lineup:

10:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists

Here we have our all-encompassing blues extravaganza where you will hear B. B. King, Little Walter, Delbert McClinton, Slim Harpo, Ry Cooder, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Animals, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Robert Cray Band, J. J. Cale, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, The Butterfield Blues Band, Susan Tedeschi, Duane Allman, Marcia Ball, Roomful of Blues, Howlin’ Wolf, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Nelson, Buddy Guy and more!

4:30 p.m. Album of The Week: The Union by Elton John & Leon Russell

In between our blues features today, we squeeze in our second airing of our Album of The Week by Elton John and Leon Russell, released in 2010.

7:00 p.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at the Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA, June 30, 1987

We close out our musical programming tonight with a live outing from Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the greatest blues guitarists in musical history. Even B. B. King and Lucille agree with that assessment, I might add.

Before, in between, and after we have that great wide Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. As you well know, she has impeccable taste in music. We’re totally free, 24-7, no strings and absolutely no surprises. And we never ask for your personal information. This is a labor of love inspired by my many summer days sitting around in Medford, Massachusetts with my friends listening to WMEX-AM on my transistor radio. Tune us in.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Some ‘live’ Blues Project, ‘live’ Gov’t Mule, and The Stones With The AOW, August 9, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! Welcome back to another Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge, where all musical things are possible. We’ve got some great stuff today!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. The Blues Project Live at The Cafe Au Go Go, New York, NY, November 24-27, 1965

This is some vintage Blues Project here, recorded during a five-night residency back in 1965, when the rock music world was still fairly new. A classic band in a very classic venue.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Aftermath by The Rolling Stones

Our Album of The Week is back for a second spin. Technically, the Stones began moving out of their blues comfort zone on this one, their first album of complete Jagger-Richards compositions. It’s a beauty.

7:00 p.m. Gov’t Mule Live at Roseland Ballroom, New York, October 22, 1996 NEW!

This is a relatively short live stint for these guys, one of the great jam bands in the fine tradition of The Dead, but it’s a good one. And we’ve got more where this came from cued up for the future.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a good day here in The Mermaid Lounge. We are always on the hunt for old ‘found’ stuff and we’ve got some on tap as we upgrade our library for the fall months. Give us a spin, folks. We are 100% free with no surprises and no strings. We also never ask for your personal information because we are not going to sell you anything. We also do not accept advertising. Just do it.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday Here With Roomful of Blues, Tedeschi Trucks, and Dr. John With Our AOW, August 2, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesday Listeners! We’ve got some great music lined up for you today with the only break in the Blues being Dr. John’s Album of the Week, which happens to be New Orleans R & B. You can’t go wrong here.

We have two BIG bad-ass blues acts up for you today with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Roomful of Blues!

Here’s your Bluesday lineup:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Roomful of Blues

This big-sound blues swing band has been at it for more than half a century now. I remember going to these great small local venues when I was young to see these guys perform. I can’t imagine you haven’t heard of them but, if that’s the case, you should tune us in at 11:00 a.m. EST for this one.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Creole Moon by Dr. John

This is the second airing of Creole Moon and, while it is Tuesday Bluesday, we contend that this qualifies. It qualifies because Dr. John returns to his New Orleans Rhythm & BLUES roots with this effort.

7:00 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, August 30, 2012

Here we have the biggest, baddest blues-rock band on the planet with the best damned guitarist of his generation in Derek Trucks. Let’s not forget Susan Tedeschi, however. She’s the other anchor of this great band. They have long been known as a great stage band, but they established themselves as a great album band with Revelator.

Yes, folks. It’s a fine Tuesday Bluesday here. This is always a high turnout day for listeners and it’s proving to be that again. We’re totally free of charge, and there are no surprises and no strings. We don’t even ask for your credit card or require you to “sign up” to listen. Just pull up a tab and tune in, turn on, drop out.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday and We’ve Got Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Heartbreakers, and Ronstadt On Tap, July 19, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We’ve got some good stuff on tap for this Tuesday Bluesday, including a visit from one of our House Bands later on. Read on for all the details!

It’s Tuesday Bluesday here in The Mermaid Lounge!

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

10:00 a.m. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, October 4, 1984

We’ve got SRV in the house to kick off the Tuesday Bluesday activities. This time around we’ve got a live performance from Carnegie Hall with his band, Double Trouble.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Hasten Down The Wind by Linda Ronstadt

The only break in the blues programming is for this great album. Although, technically, Ronstadt pays homage to the blues genre with her amazing version of the great Tracy Nelson’s Down So Low. Spectacular.

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

It’s no secret that Tom Petty had a vision of he and his bandmates growing old together sitting around on chairs singing the blues. He said that often, and his love for the blues showed on many albums and in many live performances where he would spontaneously add blues songs to a set list. The album Mojo was a tribute to the blues. And finally, if you listen to Tom Petty Radio, you’ll know he was also a DJ on the Buried Treasure show which featured the blues quite frequently. But the ultimate proof of The Heartbreakers’ passion for the blues is to listen to them sing the blues. So, here you have it.

Tuesday is always a good day to tune us in. Today, we’ve already got folks on from Romania, Russian Federation, Australia, the UK, France, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, and points beyond. All you need is a computer tab. We do the rest. Your money is no good here.