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Shady Groove Radio: I Still Got It (Podcast 101)

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These are the funky fresh tracks that were played:

Harry Nilsson – Turn On Your Radio ++ Dr. Dog – The Truth ++ Shinyribs – Sweet Potato ++ Gregg Allman – Little By Little ++ The California Honeydrops – Here Comes Love ++ Lee Fields & The Expressions – I Still Got It ++ Deer Tick – Still Crazy After All These Years ++ Leon Russell – Hummingbird ++ Traffic – Dear Mr. Fantasy ++ Vampire Weekend – Unbelievers ++ The Strokes – Someday ++ Amos Lee – The Man Who Wants You ++ Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sugarfoot ++ Los Lobos – Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) ++ The Gourds – The Bridge

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The Shadow Knows: Shady Groove Podcast #76

Happy Halloween from The “Undead” Shady Groove!

These are the terrifyingly spooky tracks that were included in this weeks Scarecast:

Link Wray – The Shadow Knows ++ Stevie Wonder – Superstition ++ Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line ++ Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash ++ The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil ++ Gregg Allman – Devil Got My Woman ++ Robert Johnson – Me and The Devil Blues ++ Phish – Ghost ++ Theme from the Twilight Zone ++ Howlin’ Wolf – Evil (Is Going On) ++ Lifesavas – Skeletons ++ Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Put A Spell On You ++ Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (live) ++ The Gourds – Werewolves of London (live)…

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I want to give a big shout out to all those still without power from Hurricane Sandy. Hope you got through OK.

Special Thanks to Jen “Morbid” Muscatello, “Mad” Murphy Mitterhoffer Muscatello, Jittery Janis DeMarco for helping me out.

By Ryan “Maniacal” Megna

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This Must Be The Place: Shady Groove Podcast #73

 

These are the tracks that were played on this weeks podcast:

The Black Keys – Dearest ++ Alabama Shakes – Be Mine ++ David Wax Museum – Will You Be Sleeping ++ The Wood Brothers – Ain’t No More Cane ++ Ween – Your Party ++ Modest Mouse – Missed The Boat ++ Dr. John – You Lie ++ Gregg Allman – Just Another Rider ++ Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) ++ Pavement – AT&T ++ Bob Dylan – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues ++ Doug Sahm – Blues Stay Away From Me ++ Aretha Franklin – The Weight ++ The Gourds – Bottle And A Dime.

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What’s In A Track Number? Shady Groove Podcast #69

Record Player Washed Ashore

 

Howdy, all you Shady Groovers out there. Though I’d try something new on this weeks podcast. Here we explore the art of track selection on albums. Each song on this podcast is selected in succession in terms of track number on its own given album. For example, track #1, Floating Bridge by Gregg Allman, is the 1st track on Low Country Blues, California Stars is track #2 on Billy Bragg and Wilco’s Mermaid Avenue, and so on and so forth. My hope was that it would “flow”, like listening to an album the whole way through. Let me know what you think.

Podcast 69 included these finely tuned and well-placed musical tracks:

Gregg Allman – Floating Bridge ++ Billy Bragg and Wilco – California Stars ++ Leon Russell – Make You Feel Good ++ Alabama Shakes – Rise To The Sun ++ Brother Josephus – O Moses ++ Michael Kiwanuka – Bones ++ Elvis Costello – (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ++ Boz Scaggs – Loan Me A Dime ++ The Black Keys – So He Won’t Break ++ Bob Dylan & The Band – Apple Suckling Tree ++ Cake – I Bombed Korea ++ Mark Mothersbaugh – Piranas Are A Very Tricky Species ++ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Bold As Love ++ The Gourds – Pushed Her Down

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Shady Groove’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Jim James of My Morning Jacket

Well, well. We’ve come to the end of another year. There were so many great albums to choose from this year. It was not easy narrowing it down to only 11. These are the ones that stood out; that are playable all the way through. These 11 albums were consistently on the playlist, turntable, and cd player. They were played over and over again, in their entirety.

Shady Groove’s Top 11 Albums this year:

 

11. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator

Revelator

Derek and Susan have been playing together for years. Now they have a proper name and a sick backing band for the best Husband/Wife duo in the biz. Rock on.

 

10. Various Artists – Rave On Buddy Holly

Rave On Buddy Holly

I would normally shy away from putting a compilation album, let alone a tribute compilation, on this list of best albums. This one is just too good NOT to put it on the list.

 

9. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong

Nothing Is Wrong

The harmonies and song writing are awesome on this, the 2nd album from Dawes. These guys really embody the Laurel Canyon sound. Neil would be proud. Plays well front to back.

 

8. David Wax Museum – Everything Is Saved

Everything Is Saved

The mexi-folk wonders are the real deal. This album is a welcome change from the everyday folk album.

 

7. Wilco – The Whole Love

The Whole Love

Hats off to Jeff Tweedy and the boys for coming back with a stellar follow up to 2009’s self-titled album. Great album.

 

6. The Wood Brothers – Smoke Ring Halo

Smoke Ring Halo

Gotta love the Brothers down home bluesy sound. It hits home again with Smoke Ring Halo. You’re sure to stumble on some gems as you sit and listen through this one.

 

5. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing

American Goldwing

The Portland rockers are back with another killer set of tunes that will make you think you’ve taken a trip back to 1973. But we’re not talking a total throwback here. These guys are doing things Neil Young and Crazy Horse never did.

 

4. Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues

Low Country Blues

Man, T. Bone Burnett has an amazing ear for a good tune. When he sent Gregg a playlist of over 200 old blues songs to pick from for their new project, Gregg could tell it was going to be something special. Fresh off a brand new liver, Allman sings his heart out on this solo project. Great tracks from a great blues singer.

 

3. The Gourds – Old Mad Joy

Old Mad Joy

Not to be confused with Old Man Smell. Austin’s finest alt/county/blues/folk/rock/cajun/gospel/bluegrass band has really got something special with this album, thier 11th. And they’ve done it in fine fashion, recording with longtime dylan bandmate/now fixture in Levon Helm’s band, Larry Campbell up in Woodstock NY at the legendary Barn, Levon Helm’s Studios. Larry pushed the boys to their limits, wringing out some of their best material in 15 yrs.┬áThe album rolls from front to back seamlessly. While listening, its hard not to hear sounds of The Band, The Rolling Stones, even the The Who. So crank it up and let it play, you’re sure to enjoy.

 

2. Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)

KMAG YOYO

I was hooked when I first heard the Hank Williams style, Hard Out Here. The Texas country rock man Hayes Carll is part of a growing genre of texas troubadour, country/folk outlaws that is alive and well. Some of the songs on this album are so familiar, you’d think you were listening to a cover. But that’s not a bad thing. He has no interest in doing anything different. Carll and his band take the honky tonk, rock n roll to a new level. They have never sounded so good and will even make the biggest Townes Van Zant follower a fan. Have fun with this one.

 

1. My Morning Jacket – Circuital

Circuital

Not a conventional rock album by any means, My Morning Jacket follow up 2009’s Evil Urges with a superb set of new songs. Circuital itself means coming full circle, everything starts and ends in the same place. In a way this album does just that. Yim Yames talks about how even the songs have a more circular form, as opposed to the more triangular wave forms on the last album. This album moves you through the songs in a very systematic way. It is very well put together. A listen to it from front to back will reveal endless hooks, ambient jams and great triumphant endings. Well done folks, well done.

 

Honorable Mention:

The Black Keys – El Camino

The Decemberists – The King is Dead

Cheers Elephant – Time Well Wasted

Those Darlins – Screws Get Loose

G. Love – Fixin To Die

Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over