Under the Covers with The Shady Groove: Podcast #130



We’re back with another of the famous Theme-Time Radio shows from The Shady Groove. Today we go under the covers and explore the righteous genre of cover songs. I absolutely love when bands cover other bands. It is the highest form of flattery for a musician. Its the ultimate tribute. I love to see the variety of different directions an artist can take in recreating a favorite song. And then there’s the good, bad, and ugly. Some covers can rival or even surpass the original. Some can not even come close to being as good as the original. Either way, its an entertaining genre that will continue to delight forever..So enjoy this edition of The Shady Groove Podcast. Listen loud, sing along, have fun. Live it, love it!


Here are the songs that were played (original musician in parentheses):

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan) ++ Derek & The Dominos – Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) ++ The Wood Brothers – Angel (Jimi Hendrix) ++ Susan Tedeschi – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Bob Dylan) ++ Sturgill Simpson – In Bloom (Nirvana) ++ Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Leadbelly) ++ Jack Johnson – Badfish/Boss DJ (Sublime) ++ Trombone Shorty – On Your Way Down (Allen Toussaint) ++ Carolina Chocolate Drops – Hit ‘Em Up Style (Blu Cantrell) ++ Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talking’ (Fred Neil) ++ The Beatles – Twist and Shout (Phil Medley and Bert Berns, The Top Notes) ++ Aretha Franklin – Respect (Otis Redding) ++ Talking Heads – Take Me To The River (Al Green) ++ Otis Redding – Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell) ++ Levon Helm – Tennessee Jed (Grateful Dead) ++ Grateful Dead – Mama Tried (Merle Haggard) ++ The Black Crowns – Hard To Handle (Otis Redding) ++ Bob Dylan – Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Reverend Gary Davis, Eric Von Schmidt) ++ The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses (Gram Parsons) ++ Cake – I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) ++ Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song (Roberta Flack) ++ My Morning Jacket – It Makes No Difference (The Band) ++ The Gourds – Gin And Juice (Snoop Dogg).




Rock Is Dead (They Say) – Podcast #129



It was a pleasure putting these great songs together this week. I don’t do much. The artists do all the work. I just play em. Enjoy.

These are the tasty tracks that were included in this weeks podcast:

The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling ++ Wilco – If I Ever Was a Child ++ Hiss Golden Messenger – John The Gun ++ Bonnie Raitt – I Feel The Same ++ The War on Drugs – Holding On ++ Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between the Lines ++ Karl Blau – Blue as My Name ++ Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything ++ The Wood Brothers – Never and Always ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Seven Turns (live) ++ Grateful Dead – He’s Gone (Live in Amsterdam) ++ Link Wray – Juke Box Mama ++ Dan Auerbach – Shine on Me ++ St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Waves ++ Khruangbin – Two Fish and an Elephant ++ The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man ++ Turnpike Troubadours – The Winding Stair Mountain Blues ++ The Gourds – Clear Night.





Shady Groove and the Great Pumpkin: Podcast 128

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Hey all you ghosts and goblins,

The Shady Groove is proud to present Podcast #128: Shady Groove and the Great Pumpkin. Its been a couple years since the last Shady Halloween podcast. So I found it fit for an upgrade. We dipped back through the archives for some dusty classics, scary theme tracks and even some new ones. Harlem’s a Friendly Ghost was actually on the very 1st Shady Groove Podcast back in 2010.

I really had an amazing time putting this one together for y’all. Hope you enjoy.


These are the ghoulishly spooky audio tracks that were included:

Link Wray – The Shadow Knows ++ Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters ++ Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash ++ Donovan – Season Of the Witch ++ Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Put a Spell on You ++ Harry Belafonte – Jump In the Line ++ Stevie Wonder – Superstition ++ Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London ++ Ryan Adams – Halloween Head ++ The Mick Fleetwood Band – Black Magic Woman (live) ++ The White Stripes – Little Ghost ++ Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street ++ The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For the Devil ++The Black Keys – Psychotic Girl ++ Harlem – Friendly Ghost ++ Beck – Strange Apparition ++ Michael Jackson – Thriller ++ ………………………..The Gourds – Ghosts of Hallelujah (live) ..






The Shady Groove’s Theme-Time Radio : The Great American Solar Eclipse


This week, the Continental US will be treated to a full total solar eclipse. So I thought I’d put together a great block of musical tracks to enhance your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I did.

These are the tracks that made the cut:

Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart ++ Cat Stevens – Moonshadow ++ Van Morrison – Moondance ++ Neil Young – Harvest Moon ++ Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine ++ Bruce Springsteen – Blinded By the Light ++ The Beatles – Sun King ++ Elton John – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me ++ Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun ++ Stevie Wonder – A Place In the Sun ++ Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine ++ Little Feat – Got No Shadow (live) ++ Violent Femmes – Blister In the Sun ++ The Black Crowes – Black Moon Creeping ++ Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color ++ Pink Floyd – Eclipse ++ The Gourds – Everybody’s Missing The Sun ++



The Shady Groove Podcast #125: We’ve Got The Come And Go Blues


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Heyo to all you Shady Groovers out there! Had a great time putting together this radio show. We are here to bring joy, new music, old favorites, B-sides, and rarities to the forefront of your consciousness. Thanks for listening.

These are the tracks that made it to this weeks podcast:

Allen Toussaint – Goin’ Down ++ David Bowie – Fame ++ B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Come And Go Blues ++ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Remember ++ T. Rex – Mambo Sun ++ The Clash – Magnificent Seven ++ The Shins – Name For You ++ Karl Blau – Falling Rain ++ Link Wray – Crowbar ++ The Wood Brothers – Singin’ to Strangers ++ Khruangbin – People Everywhere (Still Alive) ++ Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread and Alive ++ Lynyrd Skynyrd – I Need You ++ The Americans – Prison Yard Walk ++ Anderson East – Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em and Forget ‘Em ++ Shinyribs – Tub Gut Stomp & Red-Eyed Soul ++ The Gourds – Smoke Bend ++


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