We’ve Made It To Friday With Our Brand New TLA Playlist, and Etta James In the Spotlight Later, June 11, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s finally Friday! Of course, if you are a retail slave, you’ll know that work never ends. Because in the eyes of most people, their freedom has finally been returned in the name of capitalism. I, personally, equate the lifting of the blue laws here as slavery. Nevertheless, we have some excellent music for you today.

We put Etta james In The Spotlight later today.

Here’s your line-up:

11:00 a.m. True Love Always: Various Artists NEW!

Earlier in the week, we offered up our Nothing But Heartbreak playlist, so it’s only fair that we create one for the true believers in true love. Today we have a few hours of some of the greatest love songs ever made in the annals rock n’ roll. Enjoy your delusional selves.

You’ll hear Maria Muldaur, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Tom Petty & The Heatbreakers, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Mudcrutch, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Warren Zevon, The Beach Boys, Guy Clark, Tom Rush and more!

The set list will be posted under the Playlist tab before air time. Check it out.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Etta James

We haven’t heard from the sublime Etta James for a while. As I was going down our playlists last night, it struck me that this would be a perfect day. So, here you have Etta James In the Spotlight, where she certainly deserves to be.

In between all of this, we’ve got a continual Open Stream of some of the best music on the planet from some of the most legendary artists on the planet. (Not to mention some folks who should have been legendary, but fell through the cracks somehow.) We’re free. We run 24/7 uninterrupted by advertising and chatty DJ’s. Best of all, we don’t ask you for personal information. Visit us below.

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Thursday Brings Another Open Stream Start Followed by Our Album of The Week and New ‘Live’ Warren Zevon, June 3, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We open up with Open Stream, then we pick up the programming pace with our second to last airing of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus album plus new live Warren Zevon broadcast by the BBC.

We’ve got new live Warren Zevon in our 7:00 p.m. slot

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers

We’re winding down on this weeks’ AOW offering. Our final airing will be Saturday. Many feel this is The Wailers’ finest album, and it did offer several great hits (Jammin’, One Love/People Get Ready, Three Little Birds), but I say it’s hard to pick this band’s best album. You decide.

7:00 p.m. Warren Zevon Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, January 25, 1988 NEW!

This is new to us here in The Mermaid Lounge, and it was broadcast by the BBC back in the day. There is none of the usual open and closing remarks, but the songs are great. A tortured soul here, an imperfect person for sure (aren’t we all), a guy who burned some bridges in his time, but a musical genius nonetheless.

It’s Thursday and we’re over the hump. Treat yourselves by tuning us in. What could be better?

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Saturday Brings Us Warren Zevon Live in Boston, A New ‘Live Dead’, The Soul Sisters, and the Final Airing of our Album of The Week, April 10, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. It’s a great menu today here in The Mermaid Lounge, where music is the drug, and we’ve got something for everyone.

We start the day with Warren Zevon in Boston.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Warren Zevon Live at Club Metro, Boston, Massachusetts, September 29, 1982 NEW!

I did not catch this particular show, but I had the pleasure of seeing Warren Zevon live at The Berklee Performance Center around the same time. His plane was late, the show started two hours late, but he was on his game. Truly one of the most tortured souls on the planet, but one amazingly talented guy and a hell of a singer-songwriter.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Saturate Before Using by Jackson Browne FINAL AIRING!

The final airing of this great album is at 3:00 p.m. today. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, there will be a brand new selection gracing the front page of the blog.

6:00 p.m. The Soul Sisters, Volume One: Various Artists

We’ve got a little bit of soul for you today, brought to you by Aretha Franklin, The Marvelettes, The Staple Singers (featuring the great Mavis Staples), The Shirelles, Barbara Lewis, Little Eva, Fontella Bass, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Kim Weston, Carla Thomas, and many more!

10:00 p,m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum, Sacramento, California, August 12, 1972 NEW!

Another new performance from the road by the world’s premier jam band! Another one of thousands of Grateful Dead performances captured for music history.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday, the first official full day of the weekend. This is the place to be!

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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.

Tune us in. It’s Saturday, kids. We’re on the case, bringing you great music totally free, no subscription required, no credit card required, no personal information asked. Just pull up a tab and click the link below:

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It’s a Typical Saturday With Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon Together, Our Final Airing of “Wrecking Ball” by Emmylou Harris, and Live Dead, February 27, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Saturday is our busiest programming day by far, but the vast majority of our 24-hour music cycle remains devoted to wide open stream.

Linds Ronstadt. Nobody touches this voice.

Here’s our Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

We open our programming with the Queen of Rock. She retains that title to this day, as far as we here in The Mermaid Lounge are concerned. It’s more than just the voice (although that would be enough). It’s the music selection, the genres she was able to master, and the way she defied the “experts” in her field who predicted her demise for changing music styles. She’s the package, people.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris FINAL AIRING!

We follow that up with a very good friend of Linda’s, and her career redefining album, Wrecking Ball. This is our final airing before a new album is introduced tomorrow.

6:00 p.m. Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon, Live Acoustic Set at VPRO Studios, December 8, 1976

Two good friends and two extraordinary songwriters get together to sing each other’s tunes. A great take.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at The Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, July 2, 1995 NEW!

Another new performance by The Dead, this one from the Deer Creek Music Center, which has been renamed about five times since then. But no matter, when it comes to The Grateful Dead, no two shows sound the same, even when they’re part of the same tour.

Tune us in, people. It’s Saturday. I don’t know what it’s doing where you are, but the weather has finally turned dismal here today, so it’s time to put our feet up and enjoy the music! We don’t have to give you a free trial. We’re free all the time.

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Welcome to Sunday Funday in the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 1/24/2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The DJ slept late because she couldn’t fall asleep until nearly 2 a.m. I mean, seriously? What the hell was that all about? But here we are with your lesson!

The Beatles and the one and only manager they ever had, Brian Epstein.

Here’s your lesson:

January 24, 1958: The Quarrymen performed at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was their first and last performance there until they changed their name to The Beatles.

January 24, 1961: The Beatles officially sign on with manager Brian Epstein, their one and only manager. His signature does not appear on this contract. Epstein always had the band’s best interest at heart. He was a man of his word. He said he would not sign until he had a record contract for the band. He also said that they could opt out of that contract if they could find a better deal somewhere else. On October 1, 1962, a final contract was drawn up with Epstein’s signature included. He had fulfilled his promise. In return for his loyalty, The Beatles gave him 25% of all profits, far above the standard 10% of the day.

On this day, another momentous occasion as Bob Dylan arrived in New York after dropping out of the University of Minnesota. He put his musical career in action immediately by performing at the club, Cafe Wha?, in New York’s Greenwich Village.

January 24, 1965: The Animals appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

January 24, 1967: The Who began a world tour at Central Pier in Morecambe, England.

Also on this day, Aretha Franklin gets a $25,000 signing bonus to record her first tracks for Atlantic Records. It was quite a tumultuous session as her husband apparently got into a fight with one of the musicians. Nevertheless, over her career, Aretha Franklin would have twenty #1 hit singles and ten #1 albums on the R & B charts.

January 24, 1969: Jethro Tull played its first concert in the US, opening for Blood, Sweat & Tears at The Fillmore East in New York City.

Meanwhile, The Doors also performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.

January 24, 1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

And Abbey Road by The Beatles returned to the #1 position for a third time, giving the album eleven weeks at the top of the Album charts.

January 24, 1975: Pink Floyd began recording tracks for their album Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Born On This Day

January 24, 1941: Aaron Neville, elite vocalist with The Neville Brothers, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will also have a successful solo career, recording two duets with Linda Ronstadt.

January 24, 1947: Wild man Warren Zevon was born in Chicago. He initially tours as keyboardist for The Everly Brothers while he tries to get a jump on his own career. He finally catches a break when Linda Ronstadt begins to record his compositions as she dominates the seventies.

The End. We are done. And I will be back with today’s line-up shortly.

It’s Another (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday With Warren Zevon In The Spotlight, and The Shadow Coming Up Later, on December 2, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here we are with another (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday where we circulate 26,000+ songs every day, including Three-in-Rows, for your listening pleasure.

Warren Zevon, no ordinary singer-songwriter.

Here’s is your mid-week line-up!

All Day Open Stream: Circulating 26,000+ Songs With Three-in-a-Row Interludes!

We’ve got our library wide open and streaming right up until our first bit of programming for the day! You’ll hear three-in-a-row’s from your favorites as you stream through the day.

6:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Warren Zevon

Today we put Warren Zevon’s considerable musical talents In The Spotlight. He wasn’t just a songwriter; he was also a hell of a performer. Warren’s demons notwithstanding (drugs, alcohol, partying, and the resulting blackouts), Zevon managed to put together an incredible musical career. We love this guy’s music in The Mermaid Lounge.

9:00 p.m. The Shadow, Episode 1: Aboard The Steamship Amazon NEW!

Today we kick off our Winter Suspense Series with The Shadow. Find out what happens to the unsuspecting passengers upon the luxury cruise ship Amazon, which is being used to smuggle munitions for a band of revolutionaries. We’re certainly not going to tell you. You’re going to have to tune it in.

If you tune us in early, you’ll certainly get more than a flavor for what we’re all about musically. We are free. No strings. No credit card required, and no personal information requested.

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That Sweet Soul Sound, Warren Zevon ‘Live’ at the Capitol, and Neil Young Returns With ‘Homegrown’ on Thursday, July 8, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re back with some programming today, including some great sixties soul (absolutely unbeatable) and one of the best, Warren Zevon.

Warren-Zevon-Flinch-Cover-Crop

Here’s your line-up for Thursday:

11:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound: Various Artists

Great sixties soul with Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Mary Wells, Bill Withers, The Shirelles, Roberta Flack, Fats Domino, Curtis Mayfield, and many others.

3:00 p.m.     Album of The Week: Homegrown by Neil Young

An encore performance of Neil Young’s 40th studio album, Homegrown, is finally out.

7:00 p.m.   Warren Zevon Live at The Capitol Theater, April 18, 1980   NEW!

One of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation for certain. He left us far too soon, but not before he made an indelible mark on the music world.

This would be a great day to tune us in and give us a shot. Programming takes up only about six hours of our 24/7 programming. The rest is dedicated to open stream.

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Warren Zevon Live, Steely Dan in the Spotlight, Winwood & Clapton in NY & The Byrds at the Fillmore, Friday, February 14, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s Valentines Day today. So, no matter what it is you do today, do it with love in your heart. And other bullshit like that.

Warren-Zevon-Flinch-Cover-Crop

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m.      Warren Zevon: Live in Atlanta, Georgia (1993)

2:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

5:00 p.m.        Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Gardens, NY

9:00 p.m.        The Byrds Live at The Fillmore

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Strike Watch Returns, Warren Zevon in the Spotlight, Linda Ronstadt Live at Rockpalast, and a Tribute to J. J. Cale, Friday, December 6, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! TGIF! Strike Watch returns for the weekend, we have Warren Zevon in the Spotlight, while Clapton & Friends honor J.J. Cale, among other things.

Clapton & J.J. Cale

Here’s today’s line-up, kids!

11:00 a.m.      Strike Watch with Adam Rice: Exposing Act Blue

2:00 p.m.        In the Spotlight: The Music of Warren Zevon

5:00 p.m.        Linda Ronstadt: Live @ Rockpalast, Stadehalle, Offenbach, Germany

9:00 p.m.        Eric Clapton & Special Guests Pay Tribue to J.J. Cale

Join Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, and Don White to pay tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time.

Pull up a seat and set a spell:

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