We Close the Work Week In Style With The Beatles Top 100 and Our ‘By The Numbers’ Playlist, Friday, August 20, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists! We close the week by giving you the Beatles Top 100 songs and our multi-artist ‘By The Numbers’ playlist.

Today it’s The Beatles Top 100 to open the day’s programming!

Here’s today’s musical programming:

11:00 a.m. The Beatles Top 100 NEW!

We have two house bands. The Beatles is one of those house bands. (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is the other.) This list is in no numerical order. It was done very scientifically, of course. Some Beatle fans (including me) sat around getting stoned and just threw out titles. If we agreed, we kept the song on the list. We scrubbed the ones we didn’t agree on. That’s about as scientific as we can get at this stage of the game. Some day when I am indeed fully retired, we’ll open this up to listeners by email and take votes. But for now, this is what you get. We like this list a lot.

The list itself will appear under the Playlist tab on the blog before I head out to work at 10:00 a.m. Check it out.

7:00 p.m. By The Numbers: Various Artists

Songs with numbers in the titles, or the lyrics…or both. Just over two hours of great music by many artists, including Alice Cooper, James Taylor, The Mamas &The Papas, J.J. Cale, Mudcrutch, Three Dog Night, The Doors, Stevie Nicks, Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, The Searchers, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Paul Simon, Wilson Pickett, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Searchers, The Beatles, and more!

Before, in between, and after we have wide Open Stream with selections by The Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste and plenty of songs to choose from. We’re free. We’re free 24/7. No subscription or credit card required. And no personal information requested. What more could you ask for?

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It’s Monday Again With The Band, Little Richard In the Spotlight, and Your DJ’s Favorite R & B Stream, June 28, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again beginning another week. Monday has rolled around again, much too quickly I must admit.

The Band was one of the finest damned bands on this (or any) planet.

Here’s your Moan-Day line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Band Live at The Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey, July 20, 1976

They went from Bob Dylan’s “back-up” band to being one of the finest, most respected musical entities on this or any planet. The Band was a wonderful thing. They are legendary for a reason.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Little Richard

We not only play our favorites, but those who were rock n’ roll pioneers…those who inspired and delighted our favorites. Little Richard was a force, and he certainly is one of those early pioneers.

7:00 p.m. DJ’s Choice: My Favorite R & B Stream, Various Artists

One night I sat down and put this together off the top of my head. You’ll hear Al Green, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, The Four Tops, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & The MGs, James Brown, Wicked Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Ruffin, and more!

It’s too damned hot to go out today. Why not sit back, relax and tune us in? Believe me. You cannot go wrong.

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Today We Have Amy Winehouse Live, John Mayall With Our Album of The Week, and The Final Volume of Our Summer of Love Series, Thursday, June 24, 2021

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got some sweeeet programming lined up for today, including some “live” Amy Winehouse from Porchester Hall.

Today we feature Amy Winehouse live from Porchester Hall.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Amy Winehouse Live From Porchester Hall, London, March 8, 2007 NEW!

From our perspective, Amy Winehouse was a throwback, combining an eclectic mix of R & B, soul, and jazz, and delivering it all with a great contralto voice. We will soon be adding all of Amy’s music to our standard rotation, and are seeking out some additional live performances.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blues From Laurel Canyon by John Mayall

We are winding down on our current Album of The Week with our second to last airing. The final airing will be on Saturday. Don’t miss this great album, released just after the Bluesbreaker’s unfortunate demise.

7:00 p.m. The Summer of Love, Volume Three: Various Artists

This is the third and final piece of our Summer of Love Trifecta, with Jackie Wilson, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Buffalo Springfield, Donovan, The Bee Gees, Wilson Pickett, Vanilla Fudge, The Association, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Miracles, and more!

Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. Oh, wait. It’s not the weekend yet. But it’ll be here soon. In the meantime, you can still tune in our great radio station and enjoy the mix.

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Today, We Have The Heartbreakers Live on the 40th Anniversary Tour, Sweet Soul Music Vintage 1965, The Final Airing of our AOW, and LIVE DEAD Later, Saturday, June 19, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers, and welcome to our usual frenzied Saturday of programming. We have a wild one today, including our very first live performance from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour!

Today we air our very first live performance of The Heartbreakers’ live on the 40th Anniversary Tour!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The American Airlines Center, Dallax, Texas, April 22, 2017 NEW!

This is the very first airing of any of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour, and this one comes from Dallas. We have a lot of TPATH live performances here in The Mermaid Lounge, but this is the first time we are airing anything from that final tour.

The set list will be posted under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett FINAL AIRING!

This will be the last time you can tune this album in. Tomorrow when you roll out of bed, we’ll have another fine album to feature for the week.

7:00 p.m. Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

We’ve got some great soul music on tap for you today, all vintage 1965 releases from Otis Redding, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Radiants, The Ad Libs, The Dixie Cups, Lee Dorsey, Roy Head & The Taints, Fontella Bass, The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Ramsey Lewis Trio, and more!

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 18, 1980 NEW!

Yet another never-before-heard-here performance by the master of all jam bands, The Dead. This one is from one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.

The set list for this show will also be under the Playlist tab. Again, just scroll to the bottom.

Again, I will say that this is a great day to find out what we’re all about. Saturday is our busiest programming day, yet this represents only just over seven hours of music that we stream in a 24-hour day. We’re totally free, we do not run advertising, and the rest of the time is dedicated to Open Stream. Just pull up a tab and click the link below.

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We’re Hearing Those ‘Echoes From the Canyon’ Updated Playlist, and A Second Airing of Our Album of The Week, Thursday, June 17, 2021

Good Morning, Music Historians everywhere! Today we have an airing of our newly-expanded Echoes From The Canyon playlist (and it will go through another update soon) for your listening pleasure.

Laurel Canyon was the scene for the musical revolution of the 60’s and 70’s.

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Echoes From The Canyon: Various Artists UPDATED!

There’s no question that Laurel Canyon was the epicenter of the musical revolution of the 60’s and 70’s. Jakob Dylan and Tom Petty knew it. The both drew musical inspiration from those bands.

All of these great musicians lived within walking distance of each other. Mama Cass invited people over to jam and have lunch (she also never cleaned her house), Jackson Browne lived in a basement under Don Henley, Graham Nash wrote Our House in a tiny house in Laurel, everyone loved partying with The Monkees, and John Mayall’s first album after the Bluesbreakers broke up was Blues From Laurel Canyon.

You’ll hear all of the above and many more in our newly updated playlist (which will also go through another update soon, by the way). Enjoy.

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In the Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett

We’re winding down with this week’s selection. The final airing of this great album will be on Saturday.

Please, allow me to sound like a broken record: This would be an awesome day to tune us in. Believe me. You have no idea what you’re missing until you give us a shot. We’re free 24/7, accept absolutely no advertising, charge you not a dime and never ask for your personal information. All you need is a free browser tab.

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It’s Another Tuesday Bluesday in The Mermaid Lounge With B.B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, and Our Album of The Week, June 15, 2021

Good Morning, Bluesologists! We are here with another great Tuesday Bluesday with some great programming for y’all. We kick it off at 11:00 a.m. this morning, so be there or be square!

Here’s today’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of B. B. King

For more than half a century, B.B. King defined the blues for a global audience. This singer, songwriter and record producer was a guitar innovator, whose solos used a combination of fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and and staccato picking. Today, we put him in the spotlight.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: In The Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett

The wicked one is back today for a second airing. Wilson Pickett was a big part of defining American soul music, placing 50 songs on the charts during his career. Some of the best are here today.

7:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night Long, Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, March 1992

This was the first multi-night stand the Allman Brothers played at the great Beacon Theatre in New York.

Tuesday Bluesday is always a great day to tune us in. In between all this great blues music, we have some great Open Stream with rock, rock n’ roll, R & B, gospel, soul, folk, cajun-zydeco, calypso and other world music.

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It’s Sunday Here, and It’s Time for The British to Invade Our Airwaves While The Wicked One Owns Our Album of The Week, June 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers across the universe! We’re here in The Mermaid Lounge on this lovely day, and it’s time for another visit from our friends from across the pond, as they say. Wilson Pickett will also give us our Album of The Week.

Here’s your Sunday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: In the Midnight Hour & Other Hits by Wilson Pickett NEW!

They don’t call him “Wicked” Wilson Pickett for nothing. Wilson Pickett was a major player in establishing the genre of American soul music, with more than 50 songs making the R & B charts. And many of those songs crossed over into the Billboard Hot 100. It’s about time he’s recognized in this venue.

3:00 p.m. The British Are Coming! Various Artists

It’s time once again for us to pay respects to the British Invasion (the musical one), and to those bands who followed in their footsteps. This was one of our very first long players here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio.

You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Lulu, Petula Clark, The Dave Clark Five, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Them, The Who, The Searchers, Queen, The Hollies, Cream, Herman’s Hermits, Dusty Springfield, and more. This is five hours of uninterrupted music!

Once again, we ask nothing except that you tune us in by clicking the link below. We don’t ask for a “subscription” or acredit card or any personal information. Nada. We do not run advertising (only a station I.D. by yours truly here and there), and we don’t employ chatty disc jockeys who think they’re stand-up comedians. Give us a shot.

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It’s a Day of Rest, But Not Here in The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge: 12/20/2020

Good Morning, Students! It’s Sunday here in the College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge, and we’ve got a great day lined up. But first, your lesson.

Jethro Tull was formed on this day in 1967.

Here’s all the news that’s fit to print:

December 20, 1956: Elvis Presley was making musical chart history with ten songs on Billboard’s Top 100.

December 20, 1958: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison appear as The Quarrymen at the wedding reception of George’s older brother, Harry.

December 20, 1965: Wicked Wilson Pickett records the fucking great song, 634-5789, with Booker T & The MG’s. Booker was missing on that day, but his keyboards were handled nicely for him by none other than Isaac Hayes.

Also on this day in 1965, The Beach Boys released the single Barbara Ann.

December 20, 1966: The Big O, Otis Redding, played the Fillmore West in San Francisco.

December 20, 1967: Vocalist and master flute player Ian Anderson and bassist Glenn Cornick leave The John Evans Blues Band to form Jethro Tull, naming the band after an inventor of farm implements. John Evans would later join Tull himself as the keyboardist.

December 20, 1969: The Beatles’ masterpiece, Abbey Road, remained at the top of the charts for an eighth week on this day.

December 20, 1971: The album from George Harrison’s Concert For Bangladesh (the very first musical event of its kind in history) was released. It would win the Grammy Award for Best Album.

December 20, 1972: The O’Jays recorded the great song Love Train.

December 20, 1975: Joe Walsh officially replaced Bernie Leadon in The Eagles, moving them into a harder rock frame. He had previously been with The James Gang, a great band, by the way. However, on this day, my love affair with The Eagles ended, as much as I love Joe Walsh. I continued to listen, and their catalogue is in our rotation, but I prefer their earlier feel.

December 20, 1980: Twelve days after being shot dead by a fucking psychopath who just wanted his time in the spotlight, John Lennon had his first #1 solo hit with Just Like Starting Over.

Born On This Day

December 20, 1939: R & B singer Kim Weston was born in Detroit, Michigan.

December 20, 1944: Bobby Columby, drummer for Blood, Sweat & Tears, was born in New York.

December 20, 1947: Little Stevie Wright, lead singer of The Easybeats (Friday On My Mind) was born in Leeds, England. He would, however, be raised in Australia. During their six-year career, The Easybeats had 15 Top 10 hits in Australia, no slight feat regardless of where you were raised. The Easybeats are in our daily standard rotation.

December 20, 1948: Alan Parsons of The Alan Parson’s Project (Games People Play, I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You), was born in London. He began his musical career as an engineer at Abbey Road Studios, working on Abbey Road and Let It Be for The Beatles, Dark Side of The Moon for Pink Floyd, and Wild Life by Paul McCartney & Wings (their actual first album as a band). The Alan Parsons Project is in our daily standard rotation.

And that is it from The College for this morning. Our line-up will be posted soon!

We’re Paying Homage to Rhythm & Blues Today, Friday, April 24, 2020

Good Morning, Ungovernables! On this day in 1954 (I was a little over 2 months old at the time), the Billboard magazine headline read:

“Teenagers Demand Music With a Beat — Spur Rhythm & Blues”

Throughout the sixties, R & B became the inspiration for many, many of the bands we feature here on #BecomeUngovernable Radio, including both The Beatles and The Stones.

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Here’s your R & B line-up:

1:00 p.m.   Sweet Soul Music 1966: Various Artists

Including The Isley Brothers, The Supremes, Lorraine Ellison, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Wicked Wilson Pickett

6:00 p.m.    Sweet Soul Music 1965: Various Artists

Including Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Fontella Bass, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown (the hardest working man in rock & roll)

Tune us in and pay homage to those who helped start this thing.

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Open Stream Until 2 p.m.,”Heart Like A Wheel” is Back, Waylon’s Outlaws, and Soul Music ’65, Thursday, December 19, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’re on Open Streaming until 2 p.m. We’ve added quite a bit of new material to the standard rotation over the last several days and want it to have some airplay.

Here’s the programmed line-up:

2:00 p.m.     Album of the Week: Heart Like A Wheel, Linda Ronstadt 

The breakout album that put Ronstadt on the map for just about everyone. The rest is history.

5:00 p.m.     Sweet Soul Music: 1965

The year was 1965, and everyone was listening to James Brown, The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Booker T. & The MGs, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and Wicked Wilson Pickett!

9:00 p.m.     Wanted! The Outlaws!

The bona fide outlaws of country music; definitely not the bad pop bands with fiddles Tom Petty talks about. Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson and Tompal Glaser.

Don’t miss this one, Ungovernables!

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