Petty Month Draws to a Close With ‘Wildflowers’, We’re All Under The Influence, and Later Tonight: Live Dead, Saturday, October 31, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers. I trust your day will be a good one. Today we bid a fond farewell to another Petty Month. Hey, with any luck, we could be streaming from his birthday bash in Gainesville. Fingers crossed.

Today’s single Tom Petty offering is the All The Rest portion of the new Wildflowers project. These are the songs that would have made Tom’s double album had he released it back in 1994.

A fan’s fond farewell.

Here’s today’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty FINAL AIRING!

Today’s Airing: All The Rest

These are the ten songs that would have been included on the ideal Wildflowers double album set. Congratulations to his bandmates, family and friends for making this happen.

The boxed set entered the Billboard 200 at number 5. The re-issue of the album Wildflowers has gone to number 1. There is no question that the world misses Tom Petty’s music.

Afternoon Open Stream, 26,000+ Songs, No Advertising, Totally Free

Listen for those Three-in-a-Row interludes throughout the day!

7:00 p.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Now, being under the influence doesn’t always mean it’s illegal, mind you. But more often than not, it does. Don’t lie because we’ve all been there.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! The Grateful Dead Live at Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, July 31, 1974 NEW!

Another great outing by The Dead. No two shows ever the same, even on consecutive nights. The ultimate jam band.

So, will this be your lucky day? Or are you still lost in the ozone? Time will tell, won’t it?

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Back To “Wildflowers & All The Rest” and The Ladies of The Mermaid Lounge Own The Evening, Thursday, October 29, 2020

Yes, it’s more streaming, some Wildflowers & All The Rest action as it is our Album of The Week, and we turn the stage over to the ladies later on.

Before we move along to the schedule, if you haven’t heard, the Wildflowers boxed set made its debut at no. 5 on the Billboard 200 it’s first week of release. If that isn’t enough, the original Wildflowers album was also re-released on October 16 and is currently at no. 1 on the rock charts. Think about that.

Maria Muldaur and Linda Ronstadt let it rip.

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty

Today’s Airing: Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions)

Tom Petty month is fast winding down, so we’re back to Wildflowers & All The Rest today. This is a great playlist that perfectly illustrates what a great band does on its journey to the final product. It’s a process.

Afternoon Open Streaming 26,000 songs without interruption.

Remember to listen for our new Three-in-a-Row feature throughout the afternoon!

7:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue, Volume 2

We haven’t aired this one for a while: Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Emmylou Harris, Etta James, The Two Janis’ Girls: Joplin and Ian, Laura Nyro, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur and more!

We’re moving to our winter programming, whatever that turns out to be. We’re consistent, but not regimented. Our music selection remains as it always has. We’re free and we’ll stay that way. We respect your privacy and support your right to listen to free and open music without strings on your private information. We’re outside this system.

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The Tom Petty Birthday Bash Continues, “Wildflowers & All The Rest” Remains Our AOW, Sunday October 25, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The Tom Petty Birthday Bash continues on here in The Mermaid Lounge. Wildflowers & All The Rest will continue on as our Album of The Week as we celebrate Petty through Halloween.

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest remains the Album of The Week.

Here’s today’s Petty Party programming:

12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!

Today’s Airing: Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions)

Wildflowers & All The Rest remains our Album of The Week for one more week, and today we feature alternate versions. Most musicians don’t feel comfortable releasing this stuff. Tom Petty was one of those guys, from what I could ascertain. But I’m a fan of this stuff because it’s always great to see what a band goes through as it makes its way to the final version. In reality? All of these versions are great. Yes, they are different than the final version, but great nonetheless.

Next week, we’ve got some programming planned around alternate versions, and not just for Wildflowers.

3:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Subdued NEW!

There is absolutely no question that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are masterful rockers. But both Tom Petty and his band had a more subdued and reflective side. This is all tied up nicely here in this playlist. While it is over two hours of music (but who is counting), it’s nice to just put this on in the evening when I’m tired and sit in the dark. There is some very beautiful and powerful stuff here encompassing The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys.

This would be a most excellent day to tune us in. Seriously. I’m a person of few words on musical arm-twisting scale today. It’s Sunday. A day of rest.

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Welcome To The Petty Party! Today We Feature More Wildflowers, Streaming & Dreaming, and Live Dead Later, Saturday, October 24, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers! The Petty Party starts today, with a morning and evening trip through Wildflowers & All The Rest. Some stuff you’ve not heard (at least here) yet. But hey, we’re keeping a balance. There’s other stuff too.

Petty. At home. On stage.

Here’s todays line-up!

11:00 a.m. Not The Album of The Week: Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

This is the new package version of Wildflowers. Tom Petty considered this the best thing that The Heartbreakers ever did. It was, technically, a solo album. Except the whole band was on it. So, it really wasn’t. But he did do somethings differently: Steve Ferrone and Rick Rubin among them. It’s a brilliant fucking album.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty

Today’s Airing: All The Rest NEW!

Today’s offering is completely new: The songs that did not make the cut when Petty switched from a double disc to a single. Some of the songs here were used in the She’s The One soundtrack, but they were originally intended for Wildflowers.

10:00 p.m. Live Dead! TO BE DETERMINED!

We will have our usual Live Dead offering tonight. We’re just not sure which one it will be yet! We will keep you posted right here a bit later.

In between, we’re streaming great music, giving you some LIVE DEAD, and tossing in the Three-in-a-Rows, so you really should join us. Know what I mean?

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Petty Month Rocks On With Anthology & Wildflowers, while Linda Ronstadt & Her Friends Serenade Us, Friday, October 23, 2020

Good Morning, Music Mixologists! Petty Month is winding down on the calendar, but not here in The Mermaid Lounge. We are preparing for Petty’s Birthday Bash this weekend.

Linda Ronstadt & J.D. Souther on stage.

Here’s today’s line-up as we edge toward the weekend:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Live Anthology, Volumes 3 & 4

We wind down the week with The Live Anthology, released November 23, 2009. Up until that point in their brilliant 40-year run, these recordings represented the absolute best of The Heartbreakers live. So much has happened since then.

7:00 p.m. Linda Ronstadt & Friends: Duets & More

Linda Ronstadt is another of those artists. She’s our favorite female in the house. In essence, our House Songstress. In spite of her incredible solo career, Linda Ronstad always preferred singing with others, and it shows on this playlist. She could sing with anyone, any time, anywhere, and sing any style.

10:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty

Today’s Airing: The Home Demos

A little late-night airing of what we’ve been playing over the past couple of weeks. We’ll be hearing much more over the weekend.

We have visitors from Poland on for the first time today. In fact, they joined just before my bedtime and are still on this morning. We’re waiting on ya’ll in the U.S. to wake the fuck up.

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We Feature Wildflowers’ Home Demos, Dusty Springfield In The Spotlight, and Tuesday Bluesday, October 20, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve cooked up another great batch of programming today for y’all. We move forward on the new Wildflowers project, give you some blue-eyed soul with Dusty Springfield, and it’s also Tuesday Bluesday!

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

Here’s your Tuesday Bluesday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!

Today’s Airing: Wildflowers Home Demos

I labeled this ‘Home Demos’ because they are called Home Recordings in the official package. I think it’s important that people understand that these were supposed to be demos. Many were next to being release-worthy. This is basically Tom Petty playing all the instruments, singing, and recording.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Dusty Springfield

Here’s a little blue-eyed soul for you. Dusty is undoubtedly one of the stars here in The Mermaid Lounge. And totally underrated overall.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Live at The BBC

Although John Mayall never achieved commercial success, he’s one of the most respected British bluesmen in the business. Even now his followers continue to grow. This compilation was released in 2007, but it encompasses all 12 of the BBC sessions recorded between 1965-1967, as well as two performances recorded on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1975. Enjoy!

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Derek & The Dominos Live, Emmylou Harris Rarities, and A Repeat of Yesterday’s Live Wildflowers, Monday, October 19, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Here’s today’s funky mix of music for your listening pleasure, including a repeat performance of yesterday’s unveiling of the live Wildflowers songs.

Eric Clapton during the Derek & The Dominos phase.

Here’s your week-opening line-up:

12:00 p.m. Derek & The Dominos Live at The Fillmore East, October 23 & 24, 1970

Derek & The Dominos, for those not in the know, is a British blues-rock band populated by Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle & Jim Gordon. Their live recordings come from two nights at The Fillmore East. If we were using the term ‘supergroup’ back in the day, this just might be one.

5:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

Here are some tunes you may have forgotten that Emmylou Harris did, some you didn’t know she did, and others she has done with her contemporaries. In short, it’s a great little playlist.

8:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty REPLAY!

A replay of yesterday’s live versions of Wildflowers songs as chosen by Tom Petty’s family and bandmates. These may not be as much a revelation as the upcoming selections will be, but they certainly reflect a band at the top of its game and having a great fucking time on stage. And isn’t that why we love live music?

People, you need to get with the program. Seriously. We’re not going away, so you might as well just give in and pull up a tab. Because, hell, it doesn’t cost you anything and we run all day and night. We are your escape in the middle of this pestilence. Get your musical shit together.

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It’s Tuesday Bluesday! The Doors Live in Detroit, The Super Session is Our Bluesday Offering, UNCHAINED is back, and a Tribute to the Original Wildflowers Album, October 13, 2020

It’s another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge, but that portion of the program comes a bit later. We’ve got some great music leading up to that.

The Doors live on stage, 1967

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Doors Live at The Cobo Arena, Detroit, May 8, 1970 NEW!

Brand new to The Mermaid Lounge, delivered by Elves late one evening after a mushroom party. (I made that up.) Enjoy this great concert in spite of my bad fiction.

4:00 p.m. Not The Album of The Week: Wildflowers by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

As we eagerly await the release of Wildflowers & All The Rest, it’s time to go back to the original and remember just how fucking great this album is.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday Bluesday! The Super Session (1968) NEW!

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper (the original lead singer of Blood, Sweat & Tears), and Stephen Stills lay it down. This one is also new to us even though it’s been on my hard drive for years. (Hey, there’s still a ton of shit to go. Okay?)

10:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Unchained by Johnny Cash

It’s only fitting that Tom Petty and his bandmates play a role in this great album. Tom Petty had more credibility in traditional country music than any other rocker on the planet. This one won Cash a Grammy.

Well, children, this is probably a really good day to tune us in. You might like it so much that you come back tomorrow. Who knows? As my grandmother said, you won’t know until you try it. And it’s free.

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It’s a (Mostly) Open-Stream Wednesday Again, With a Sprinkling of T-PATH Later On, October 7, 2020

Good Morning, Music Lovers. Today’s the day you get a taste of what we’re all about on Open Stream, until later in the day when we most heartily welcome Tom Petty and his bandmates.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – APRIL 28: Tom Petty performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Here’s todays line-up:

5:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Wildflowers & All The Rest, The New Releases

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers Project will come to fruition this month, and we eagerly await it here in The Mermaid Lounge. Here are the five songs that have been released to Tom Petty Radio on Sirius-XM to date.

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 28, 2012

Tom Petty and his bandmates performed live at the yearly New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival every spring. This one is from 2012.

Tune us in, people. We’re (mostly) Open Stream all day today, with a little interlude from the house band later in the day.

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Happy Monday From The Mermaid Lounge, With Lucinda Williams and The Heartbreakers, October 5, 2020

Good Morning, Musicologists! Today’s mix is Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty. It was Lucinda who opened for The Heartbreakers on their 40th Anniversary Tour at The Hollywood Bowl. It’s only fitting that we pair them up today.

Tom Petty & Lucinda Williams on the 40th Anniversary Tour

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Lucinda Williams Live From Austin City Limits, December 5, 1998

Lucinda Williams is a singer-songwriter extraordinaire whose bluesy roots rock music has stood the test of time. If her name doesn’t roll off your tongue, it should.

4:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Wildflowers & All The Rest, The New Releases

We’re back with the five new releases from the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers new box set, due out on October 16.

6:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978

The infamous New Year’s Eve show from Santa Monica with a very young, energetic Tom Petty. That’s how we remember him.

Come on, people. It’s your day to give us a shot here. Don’t waste any more time turning the dial on your radio. Get to your computer or your phone and pull up a tab.

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