Welcome to Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge with Money, Honey; The Beatles “Let It Be” Sessions; Paul Simon In the Spotlight; and Live Dead, March 6, 2021

Welcome to the weekend in The Mermaid Lounge, where we have our usual slate of programming for your listening pleasure. We’ll kick it all off at 10:00 a.m. this morning.

The Beatles’ during the “Let It Be” Sessions.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Money, Honey: Various Artists

Music about money, earned, stolen, alimony, in every form imaginable, from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, J.J. Cale, Slim Harpo, Albert King, Tom Rush, Chuck Berry, The Traveling Wilburys, and more.

3:00 p.m. The Beatles: The Let It Be Sessions, Rare and Unreleased

By the time Let It Be rolled around, the Fab Four were barely talking to each other or recording together. But the Let It Be sessions prove that The Beatles were all about the music at the end of the day, and at the end of their run.

6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Paul Simon

Paul Simon is legend in music. He spent years with his pal Art Garfunkel, singing together for the first time at the age of sixteen. Together they made some of the best music of the sixties and seventies. Then Simon continued on as a solo artist doing the same. We feature the music of Paul Simon today, both with and without Art Garfunkel.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, September 7, 1987 NEW!

Another (brand new) marathon session from The Dead for your listening pleasure. No two shows ever sound the same, even when they are on the same tour.

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Today We Celebrate Sam Cooke’s Birthday, We Air Our ‘Between Heaven & Hell’ Playlist, and The Final Airing of “The Shadow,” Friday, January 22, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a great line-up today here from The Mermaid Lounge. Some people are forgotten at times. We won’t allow that to happen to Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke, the man whose voice was made to sing soul.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. One Night Stand: Sam Cooke Live at The Harlem Square Club, Miami, Florida, January 12, 1963

This performance was recorded back in 1963, but not released until 1985. RCA kept it locked in their vaults, thinking it was too gritty and would tarnish his pop image. In fact, it is now recognized as one of the best live performances in popular music history. Today we celebrate what would be Sam Cooke’s 90th birthday.

3:00 p.m. The Shadow: 08 Murder By The Dead FINAL AIRING!

That pesky beyond-the-grave killer returns. It’s a mystery, of course, until The Shadow figures it out.

7:00 p.m. Between Heaven & Hell: Various Artists

Haven’t heard this one in a while. This is a good day for it. Tuning us in will bring you Donovan, Led Zeppelin, The Foo Fighters, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, The Grass Roots, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, and then some!

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The British Are Back, There’s LIVE DEAD From The Harding Theater in San Francisco Later, and Our Final Airing of “Moondance,” Saturday, January 2, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s time for the British Invasion to make a return trip to our shores! We’ve also got a brand new Live Dead tonight and the final airing of Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance this afternoon.

The Grateful Dead. No matter what kind of shit Bob Weir tries to sell you, there is no Dead without Jerry Garcia.

Here’s today’s line up:

10:00 a.m. The British Are Coming: Various Artists

Yes, it’s that time of month. We have the British back on our shores with more than five hours of uninterrupted stream of British Invasion music and then some. Hear The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, Lulu, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and more. No commercials. No chatter.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison FINAL AIRING!

This is your last chance to hear Van Morrison’s brilliant Moondance album. We’ll have a brand new selection tomorrow morning on the blog when you wake up.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Harding Theater, San Francisco, November 7, 1971 NEW!

It’s the world’s ultimate jam band back again with a brand new show. Even if they’re playing consecutive nights on the same tour, no two Dead shows ever sound the same.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday. Play us in the background. Around all this great programming, we have 24/7 live stream. We’re completely OUTSIDE the system.

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We’re Celebrating The End of 2020 With Van Morrison, Birthday Boy Jeff Lynne, A Special Edition of LIVE DEAD, and While We’re Celebrating, We’ll be ‘Under The Influence,” Thursday, December 31, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s the end of 2020 (happily), but we here in The Mermaid Lounge know better than to think 2021 is going to be much better. So, we’ve got music to soothe our souls. So do you. But only if you tune us in.

Happy 74th Birthday to Jeff Lynne (yesterday, actually). He’s In The Spotlight today!

Here’s today’s year-end line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison

We’re winding down on Van “The Man” Morrison’s brilliant masterpiece here. You have one more day to tune it in before we choose a new AOW.

3:00 p.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Yes, we’ll be under the influence by this time today. I promise. Let’s face it, whether legal or illegal, we’ve all done it. Personally, I have no regrets. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Byrds, Arlo Guthrie, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, and more! Just over two hours of mind-altering music.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Jeff Lynne NEW!

Yesterday was Jeff Lynne’s 74th birthday. Our celebration is, as they say, better late than never. We’ve got Jeff Lynne here with his Electric Light Orchestra, and as Otis Wilbury. Most people don’t realize that Jeff Lynne was also the band leader of The Move back in the sixties (one of my favorite British bands). That band morphed into ELO. We have some Move music in here as well. Lynne is also a multi-instrumentalist and producer, who has worked with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, George Harrison and, of course, The Traveling Wilburys, the best damned supergroup ever.

10:00 p.m. The New Year’s Eve Special Edition of Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Close Winterland, San Francisco, December 31, 1978 NEW!

On this particular New Year’s Eve, The Grateful Dead played their 48th and final show at Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It was one hell of a show.

This would be an EXCELLENT way to kick out the 2020 jams and start the New Year. We’re free. We’re fun. We don’t talk a lot, and we certainly don’t cut off songs with endless DJ chatter. We talk with our music. Join the fucking party.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday! We’ve Got Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater Music Hall, Later It’s Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck & Joe Cocker Singing The Blues, and Our Album of The Week, December 29, 2020

Yes, it’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge and we have a full day of blues programming all lined up and ready to go. You’ll be enjoying it while I try to cope with the general purchasing public.

Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna.

Here’s today’s Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA, January 27 & 28, 1992 NEW!

Here we have two veterans of The Jefferson Airplane now singing the blues in Hot Tuna. On this night, they are joined by Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead on guitar and vocals, the very bluesy Maria Muldaur on vocals and tamborine and Pete Sears on piano and accordion. By the way, after this performance, Pete Sears would stay with Hot Tuna until 2000.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison

The second airing of our album of the week is up at 3:00 p.m. today.

7:00 p.m. Eric Clapton with Friends Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Joe Cocker

Eric Clapton gets together with friends Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker to round out our Tuesday Bluesday programming.

If you like da blues, this would be a good day to tune us in. We don’t cost a damned penny. We don’t ask for your personal information or for you to “subscribe” to our station. All you need to do is click the link below.

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Donovan In the Spotlight, Lucinda Williams Live at The Fillmore, and Van Morrison’s MOONDANCE is Our Album of The Week, Sunday, December 27, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have a rather eclectic mix of programming from The Mermaid Lounge today, and we’re proud of it!

“I’d rather play a few nights at the Fillmore than one night at an arena” -Lucinda Williams

Here’s today’s programming:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Moondance by Van Morrison NEW!

We move from The Band’s Moondog Matinee to Van Morrison’s Moondance. There’s a certain unplanned symmetry to this selection. But this is undoubtedly one of the finest albums ever made in the history of popular music. It is more than a worthy selection as our Album of The Week.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Donovan

It has been a while since we heard from this guy. He certainly made some of the most memorable music of the sixties, and is one of my personal favorites.

7:00 p.m. Lucinda Williams Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, November 20-22, 2003 NEW!

These live songs were recorded over a three-night performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco on November 20, 21 and 22, 2003. Released in 2005, this was Lucinda’s first live album ever, and it’s a great one.

Beyond this, we’re on Open Stream, just as we are every single day with no advertising, no political talk, and no chatty DJ’s. We don’t cost a damned penny, we don’t ask for your credit card, and we do not require personal information. Just click on the link and see for yourselves.

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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.

LeonRussell

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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