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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Dylan & Petty, Van Morrison in Belfast, Our Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam & Hendrix, Morrison and Winter ‘In Session’ on Friday, January 31, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We are ending the first month of a new decade with a bang, not a whimper!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Across the Borderline: Bob Dylan With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Sydney, Australia

Two legends. One venue. What a fucking show!

2:00 p.m.      Van Morrison: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (1984)

5:00 p.m.      Traffic & Blind Faith SuperJam

Originally created to celebrate Steve Winwood’s birthday, we’re keeping this playlist around!

9:00 p.m.      Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison & Johnny Winter: In Session

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Marvin Gaye Live, Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live in Alabama, John Fogerty at Red Rocks, Friday, December 27, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s a busy day here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio and we come to you from the Mermaid Lounge.

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Here is today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.     Marvin Gaye Live at the London Palladium

This will be our very first Marvin Gaye “live” concert here, but it will not be the last!

2:00 p.m.       In the Spotlight: The Music of Van “The Man” Morrison

6:00 p.m.      Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live From Tuscaloosa, Alabama

9:00 p.m.      John Fogerty Live at Red Rocks: 50-Year Trip

This live solo performance by John Fogerty, formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival, is also a premiere today on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

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Dusty Springfield, Mudcrutch Madness, The Rolling Stones, & Van Morrison Live, Monday, November 25, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s another Monday in paradise for sure, but at least the music hits the spot!

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

2:00 p.m.     Mudcrutch Madness!

Meet the little band that left Gainesville and turned into the juggernaut known as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. But Tom Petty was determined that Mudcrutch was far from being done.

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

9:00 p.m.    Van Morrison Live at The Capitol Theater (10/6/79)

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J.J. Cale & Leon Russell in Session, Ronstadt Live in Germany, Stills Live @ the Capitol Theater, and Van Morrison in the Spotlight, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve got a full slate of great scheduled programming today, including Linda Ronstadt live at Rockpalast.

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Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.    Linda Ronstadt: Live at Rockpalast, Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (1976)

2:00 p.m.      J. J. Cale & Leon Russell at The Paradise Studios, Los Angeles (1979)

5:00 p.m.      Stephen Stills: Live at The Capitol Theater (1979)

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

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