Throwback Thursday – Podcast #132


Man, do we have a special edition podcast for you this week! This was by far the most fun we’ve ever had making a podcast. We’ve got some guest hosts on board, helping me curate the tasty cuts that were included. Here’s how it went down; a couple of my oldest and closest friends and I sat down in Brooklyn for a couple of hours (and a couple of choice beverages) and got a chance to reminisce on the ‘good ol days’. We called it Throwback Thursday. A collective three minds thinking back to the days when we first felt the freedom of driving. Driving around the winding country roads of Northwest New Jersey, blasting CD’s from our Alpine sound system (or whatever stock radio system was there at the time). For us, this was the mid to late-nineties. Compact discs ruled as the preferred choice of musical playback format and rock ‘n roll and grunge-rock were blazing trails to create some of the best music of the time. So, as we talked and drank and ate, we thought about driving around in our cars (1974 Ford Maverick we called ‘The Mav’, 1980 something Subaru Outback dubbed ‘The Buru Warrior’, and 1987 Toyota Xtra Cab Pickup we called ‘The Yota’) and what we were playing at the time. It was from those conversations that this great mix-tape/radio show/podcast was created. Thanks to my guest hosts Tino and Phil for the nostalgia, great conversation and lots of laughs.


These are the tracks that made the cut:

Weezer – My Name Is Jonas ++ Sublime – Doin’ Time ++ Beck – The New Pollution ++ Rage Against The Machine – Know Your Enemy ++ The Black Crowes – Twice As Hard ++ CAKE – Daria ++ Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses ++ Stone Temple Pilots – Crackerman ++ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Crosstown Traffic ++ AC/DC – If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) ++ The Doors – Five To One ++ Wyclef Jean – Guantanamera (feat. Refugee Allstars) ++ Fuel – Shimmer ++ Everclear – Santa Monica ++ Live – I Alone ++ Red Hot Chili Peppers – Sir Psycho Sexy ++ Pearl Jam – Porch ++ The Offspring – Self Esteem ++ Bush – Comedown ++ Third Eye Blind – Graduate ++ The Wallflowers – 6th Avenue Heartache ++






Summer Sounds: Podcast 131



It’s been a little while, but The Shady Groove is back with a completely new mix of hot grooves, cool tunes, and smooth vibrations for your listening pleasure. Crank up the volume, roll the windows down and cruise..


Here are the soulful summer-sound tracks that were included :

Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats – Shoe Boot ++ G. Love & Special Sauce – Honor and Harmony ++ Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines ++ CAKE – Italian Leather Sofa ++ Dawes – Feed The Fire ++ The War on Drugs – Baby Missiles ++ Jim James – No Secrets ++ Summer Salt – Rockaway ++ Bob Marley & The Wailers – Guava Jelly ++ The Clash – Revolution Rock ++ Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Back Where It All Begins ++ Dire Straits – Once Upon A Time In The West ++ Blitzen Trapper – Country Caravan ++ Father John Misty – Well, You Can Do It Without Me ++ Alabama Shakes – I Ain’t The Same ++ Titus Andronicus – Real Talk ++ Karl Blau – Where Ya Goin’ Papa ++ The Gourds – (The New Way Of) Grievin’ & Smokin’ ++




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) ..