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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).




Welcome to Earth: Podcast #123

from strange cargo


After a 5 3/4 months hiatus, The Shady Groove is happy to bring you an all new podcast. Chock-full of new classics and old timeless musical gems, this self-indulgent playlist that I call a radio show will be sure to please. So feel free to share with friends, listen to while your making dinner, or rock out to whilst driving. Hopefully you’ll like some of the music enough to buy the track or album or maybe even the vinyl for all you audiophiles out there. Maybe you’ll even look up the artist and check out some of their other stuff. Because that is what it’s all about. Music is about finding what moves you. And we should always and consistently be searching, listening to something you never thought you would…I encourage you to listen to the full album, listen to the b-sides and rarities. That’s where you find the gold;┬áthe realness..

The following is a list of the tastefully curated audio tracks that were played on this podcast:

Sturgill Simpson – Welcome to Earth (Pollywog) ++ Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – We Get Along ++ St. Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder ++ Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven ++ The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed ++ The Flying Burrito Brothers – Christine’s Tune ++ The Sheepdogs – Plastic Man ++ Cake – Arco Arena ++ Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma ++ Weezer – El Scorcho ++ Tedeschi Trucks Band – Anyhow ++ Wilco – Normal American Kids ++ Mark Knopfler – Skydiver ++ Quiet Life – Live Wire ++ Dawes – When the Tequila Runs Out ++ Jimmy Smith – Whiskey and Blood ++



Podcast 122: Following the Sound – Folk Fest Past Present and Future

Sunset at fest


It’s been two weeks since the last notes of Los Lobos filled the air up at The Old Poole Farm in Schwenksville, and I’m still thinking about it. The 55th anniversary of the Philadelphia Folk Fest, the longest continuously running folk fest in North America, has come and gone; but to the Fest faithful, it’s memories live on for years….Or until the next Fest hits in mid August 2017. This year brought some amazing musicians and collaborations together for a spectacular 3 days of audible pleasure. From Del and Dawg to The Sheepdogs to Anderson East and the Lone Bellow covering Mariah Carey’s ‘Baby’, it was a great time had by all involved. So for this weeks’ Shady Groove Podcast, I’ve put together a great set of music from Folk Fest artists past and present…and probably future. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Here are the tracks that were played on this weeks’ ‘fest’cast:

Mason Porter – Frankie and Johnny ++ Chris Kasper – Old Smoke ++ Spirit Family Reunion – I Am Following The Sound ++ Old Crow Medicine Show – Sweet Amarillo ++ Billy Bragg and Wilco – California Stars ++ The Sheepdogs – Take A Trip ++ Quiet Life – Lost in the Light ++ Sturgill Simpson – Sea Stories ++ Low Cut Connie – Danny’s Outta Money ++ Del & Dawg – East Virginia Blues (Live) ++ Bat – Brooklyn Song ++ David Myles – When It Comes My Turn ++ River Whyless – Miles of Skyline ++ Session Americana – Beer Town ++ Paul Simon – Graceland ++ Darlingside – Go Back ++ Anderson East – Satisfy Me ++ The Wood Brothers – Singin’ To Strangers ++ El Caribefunk – San Antonio ++ The Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise ++ Carolina Chocolate Drops – Hit ‘Em Up Style ++ Los Lobos – Chuco’s Cumbia




We’ve Got All The Time In The World: Podcast 117


Man. All the time in the world. We’re all just rolling along, doing our own thing, trying to find happiness and meaning. I’ve found it in a couple of these songs. You know, If you look at it the right way, you do have all the time. You control it. Lets raise a glass to greatness and go become it.

Here are the spoonful of songs that were played in this weeks podcast :

Bahamas – All The Time ++ Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener ++ Pretenders – The Wait ++ The Clash – The Right Profile ++ Alabama Shakes – The Greatest ++ The Velvet Underground & Nico – I’m Waiting for the Man ++ Silver Jews – People ++ Dawes – I Can’t Think About It Now ++ Father John Misty – I’m Writing a Novel ++ Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream ++ George Harrison – Apple Scruffs ++ Johnny Cash – Cocaine Blues ++ Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All The Way Down ++ Howlin’ Wolf – Spoonful ++ St. Paul & The Broken Bones – That Glow ++ The Gourds – Gangsta Lean




The Usual Place: Podcast #111

vinyl cover

These are the fantastically pleasing tracks that were included:

Bo Diddley – Ooh Baby ++ Don Covay – The Usual Place ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Stand Back ++ Jason Isbell – Stockholm ++ Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin ++ The Black Crowes – Sometimes Salvation ++ Damien Jurado – Sheets ++ Neil Young – Harvest ++ Ages and Ages – Alright You Restless ++ Dr. Dog – Broken Heart ++ Old 97’s – Longer Than You’ve Been Alive ++ Link Wray – Black River Swamp ++ Bob Segar & The Silver Bullet Band – Against The Wind ++ Old Crow Medicine Show – Sweet Amarillo ++ Peter Tosh – Jah Guide ++ The Derek Trucks Band – I Know ++ Max Johnston – Next To You


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