Linda Ronstadt’s Rarities, Van Morrison In the Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Good Morning, Global Music Lovers! We added Italy and Serbia to our list of listeners yesterday. That’s good because we’ve got some great programming today here from The Mermaid Lounge.

The incomparable Linda Ronstadt.

Here’s today’s musical line-up:

11:00 a.m. Linda Ronstadt: Forgotten Gems and Rarities

There are some things that never make it to an album. We’ve got some live performances that have never been put to vinyl. And we also have the original music from the official Tracks of My Tears video. And it’s not the same as the released version! You’ll want to hear this playlist if you’re a Ronstadt fan.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman

Speaking of Linda Ronstadt, she helps out Wendy Waldman on this album!

7:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

Yeah. Van is an acquired taste on a personal level. But musically? He’s a genius.

Drop by and sit a spell today. It’s a good day to get to know us. Once you try us, you may never go back to your regular music outlet.

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Here’s Today’s Lesson From the College of Rock N’ Roll Knowledge: 11/19/2020

Good Morning from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. It’s another busy day in musical history, as you will see.

Tom Petty & Dave Grohl on stage during the Heartbreaker’s 30th Anniversary Tour.

Here’s today’s lesson plan:

November 19, 1955: Carl Perkins records Blue Suede Shoes at Sun Studios in Memphis. It will be Perkins’ biggest hit, reaching #2 on Billboard.

November 19, 1966: The Supremes enjoy their eighth US #1 hit with You Keep Me Hangin’ On.

November 19, 1971: B.B. King celebrates his 25th year in music by kicking off a European tour in London.

November 19, 1973: Led Zeppelin begins recording demos for their album, Physical Graffiti.

Meanwhile, Bob Dylan releases his 13th studio album, simply called Dylan.

November 19, 1975: The J. Geils Band records Blow Your Face Out (a fucking great album) at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

November 19, 1976: Van Morrison’s Moondance album receives a Gold Record. The album spawns two hits. In addition to the title track, Into The Mystic is released.

November 19, 1982: Led Zeppelin releases its final studio album, Coda, which is a collection of unused tracks written before drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980.

November 19, 1983: Tom Evans of Badfinger died at the age of 36. Like his and mate, Pete Ham, Evans also hanged himself. The story of what record company and manager greed and avarice did to Badfinger’s career is one that should be told. We will touch on that in the blog sometime.

November 19, 1994: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform You Don’t Know How It Feels and Honeybee on Saturday Night Live, with Dave Grohl of Nirvana and The Foo Fighters on drums.

November 19, 1995: Bruce Springsteen’s thirteenth album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, is released.

A 60-track album called Beatles Anthology I is released and sets a single-day sales record of 450,000 units.

That’s it, children. Take notes. There’ll be a quiz later (just kidding).

It’s a Busy Saturday Courtesy of Van Morrison & Joni Mitchell, Our Final Airing of our AOW, and Live Dead! on September 12, 2020

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! Saturdays are usually busier than weekdays, and this is no exception. We have some great programming on tap wrapped around the 24/7 airing of the best music on the planet.

The multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist genius known as Van Morrison.

Here’s your line-up for Saturday:

11:00 a.m. Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, July 30, 1983

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has combined folk, jazz, pop and rock over the years to deliver an amazing library of music. She just announced the birth of the Joni Mitchell Archives, a series of boxed sets that include her earliest-recorded work will be released over the next several years. I can tell you this is much anticipated here in The Mermaid Lounge.

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

This will be the final airing of this week’s Album of the Week. Tomorrow morning, there’ll be a brand new one on the blog.

6:00 p.m. Van Morrison Live at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 6, 1979

Again, another singer-songwriter who defies the conventional, and he has also built an incredible body of work that began in the sixties with the British blues band, Them. The concert delivered on this date is classic Van Morrison.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The McNicols Sports Arena, Denver, CO, December 14, 1990 NEW!

This Saturday’s Live Dead! is another strong outing by the world’s ultimate jam band. No two shows were ever the same, even on the same tour. Enjoy.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday With Leon in Long Beach, The Summer of Love Vol. 1, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we have Leon Russell today. We also have our first volume of The Summer of Love Playlist.

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Here’s today’s playlist:

11:00 a.m.   Leon Live! Leon Russell Recorded at the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, August 28, 2020  NEW!

The ultimate session musician was also a star in his own right, and a hell of a bluesman.

3:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Younger Than Yesterday by The Byrds

The Byrds 4th studio album was released during the Summer of Love. You can learn more about this great album by clicking on the image in the sidebar on the right!

7:00 p.m.     The Summer of Love Playlist, Volume 1: Various Artists

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Yardbirds, Donovan, The Grassroots, Aretha Franklin, and more!

This is a perfect day to tune us in and check us out. It won’t cost you a penny. Seriously.

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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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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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Van Morrison & His Friends, It’s Tuesday Bluesday, & The Sargeant is Back, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got our usual great line-up of musical programming and, best of all, it’s Tuesday Bluesday!

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Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

12:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Recorded Live at The Beacon Theater, 1989   NEW!

Live Van Morrison is something we here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio always look forward to. But it’s even better when he brings friends like Mose Allison and John Lee Hooker!

4:00 p.m.     It’s Tuesday Bluesday on #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

Today’s feature is Volume 1 of the Best of Louisiana Blues. Be sure to tune in!

7:00 p.m.    Album of the Week: Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band 

The groundbreaking Beatles’ album that changed the face of music for good.

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Van Morrison “Live” in Montreux, Linda Ronstadt “Live” at Rockpalast, The Band in the Spotlight, and Our Album of the Week, Thursday, April 9, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re getting off to an early posting start because we’re getting off to a 10:00 a.m. musical start!

Here’s today’s incredible line-up:

10:00 a.m.   Album of the Week: Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones

This is not only one of my favorite all-time albums, but the song Gimme’ Shelter is one of my all-time favorite songs. That inerlude by Merry Clayton is amazing.

1:00 p.m.    Van Morrison: Live From Montreux, Switzerland   NEW!

Van Morrison was built to last. He began his career in 1964 with the British blues band Them. They were billed as part of the British Invasion, and their most famous hit is Gloria, but I also remember them for Baby Please Don’t Go. For Van Morrison and his fans (and I am one), the rest is history. 

5:00 p.m.   Linda Ronstadt: Live at Rockpalast, Germany

Speaking of built to last. I have no doubt that Linda Ronstadt would still be musically contributing in some way had she not been robbed of her lifeblood by Parkinsons. What we do have is an amazing body of work that crosses all kinds of genres and defied the naysayers who said, “You can’t sing that. You’ll ruin your career.” She did. And it didn’t.

8:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of The Band

Yeah. And then, there’s these guys. This is the perfect way to close out today.

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Van Morrison “Live” at the Capitol Theater, Johnny Winter “Live” at The Bottom Line, and Our Album of the Week, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Tuesday Bluesday here, and we’ve got new Johnny Winter to fit the bill.

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Here’s your Tuesday line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Album of the Week: Souvenirs, by Dan Fogelberg

4:00 p.m.   Van Morrison: Live at the Capitol Theater, LA, October 6, 1979

7:00 p.m.   Our Tuesday Bluesday Selection: Johnny Winter Live at The Bottom Line, New York, September 5, 1978   NEW!

Johnny Winter’s entire life was dedicated to the blues. Although sometimes forgotten, his string of monster albums in the late sixties and early seventies established Winter as one of the most important figures in the blues genre. 

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Dylan at Budokan, The “Let It Be” Sessions, Mudcrutch Madness & Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Friday, February 21, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a fine day of programming here at The Mermaid Lounge, home of #BecomeUngovernable Radio!

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Here’s your Friday line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Bob Dylan Live at Budokan (1979)

2:00 p.m.       The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions: Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the good times were few and far between for The Beatles. Still, some of the old magic was there during the sessions, as you can see from today’s photo. We have about 30 session minutes in this set, followed by Let It Be…Naked, the non-Phil Spector version of Let It Be.

5:00 p.m.       Mudcrutch Madness!

There are those who will say that Mudcrutch doesn’t look a thing like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but I’ll argue that point. Mudcrutch looks exactly like TPHB: A bunch of friends who enjoy playing music together and just happen to be really good at it.

In this band, the band that launched The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty is the bassist. And although he fronts the band and sings many of the songs, others contribute vocally as well. The standout here is the brilliant version of Hungry No More recorded at Boston’s House of Blues in 2016, which appeared on the posthumously-released An American Treasure box set in 2018.

9:00 p.m.      In the Spotlight: The Music of Van Morrison

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