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.
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.
Here we are again on another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve really done up the blues playlist we built for Blues Week. You get to hear it in its expanded form today.
Here’s today’s line-up:
11:00 a.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blues NEW EXPANDED PLAYLIST!
We put this list together for the first time for Blues Week in September. We have since expanded it to just over four uninterrupted hours of open stream blues with James Cotton, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Paul Butterfield, J.J. Cale, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more!
5:00 p.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman
If you don’t know Wendy Waldman by now, this would be an excellent time to get to know her.
Speaking of getting to know others, this would be an excellent day to get to know us. Actually, every day is. We’re not kidding here. We’re totally free. No advertising. No chatter. No bullshit. No personal information. No credit card required.
Good Morning, Music Lovers! Today we have a brand new album of the week, and we have our monthly five-hour, uninterrupted Sixties Rotation. This is the music that is in our DNA here in The Mermaid Lounge.
Here’s today’s line-up!
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: The Main Refrain by Wendy Waldman NEW!
The Main Refrain is one of the finest albums ever made from someone many may never have heard of. Those of us who were listening to Linda Ronstadt and Maria Muldaur, however, know Wendy Waldman because they introduced her to their followers. Fame may have eluded her over the years, buther contributionsas a writer, singer and producer are immense. She remains one of the most well-respected singers of her generation among her peers. Linda Ronstadt appears on this album, and they combine their voices beautifully on The Eagle and The Owl. Pay attention, children.
3:00 p.m. The Sixties Rotation, Volume 2: Various Artists
Our monthly homage to the inspiration for this radio station with more than five uninterrupted hours of streaming. The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, The Guess Who, The Doors, The Who, Janis Joplin, Them, The Zombies, Jimi Hendrix, The Searchers and many others take a trip through The Mermaid Lounge today.
Before and after all of this great programming we have Open Stream because we run 24/7 uninterrupted, with no charge, no meaningless chatter, and no advertising. This would be an excellent day to join us.
For those who missed this during BLUES WEEK, we are re-running this playlist for our Tuesday Bluesday offering. It has already been updated with some new music!
4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Give It Up by Bonnie Raitt
The first return of Give It Up from then 23-year-old Bonnie Raitt. It was her second studio album, and it’s clear that the blues are in her DNA.
7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Wendy Waldman NEW!
The way it works for me is that any friend of Linda Ronstadt is a friend of mine. I have discovered so many strong female singers and songwriters that way, and Wendy Waldman is no exception. (Others have included Valerie Carter and Karla Bonoff.) If you haven’t heard Wendy Waldman sing yet, you’re in for a treat. The song to listen for is The Eagle and The Owl. She and Ronstadt sound amazing together.
Good day out here. Sun is out. Sky is blue. Music is spectacular. Tune us in.