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Theme-time Radio with The Shady Groove: A Little Bit Fishy – Podcast 93

Anglers rejoice! This podcast was brought to you by Shady Side of The River. A limited edition fishing store located in your living room. Enjoy the quality tunes that were included in this weeks’ podcast.

Taj Mahal – Fishin’ Blues ++ Corey Harris – Fish Ain’t Bitin’ ++ Levon Helm – Kingfish ++ G Love – Fishing Song ++ Sublime – Badfish ++ Jake Shimabukuru – Gone Fishing ++ Robert Earl Keen – Five Pound Bass ++ Jerry Garcia Band – Catfish John ++ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Fishing In The Dark ++ Jimi Hendrix – Catfish Blues ++ The Congos – Fisherman ++ Shinyribs – Fisherman’s Friend

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Podcast #56: Sounds from The Big Easy


Preservation Hall

A Big hi-yo from the Crescent City from your favorite podcast, Shady Groove! NOLA is a wonderful city filled with beautiful people, many longstanding traditions, great music, and of course, great food. Crawfish pie, Seafood Gumbo, Jambalaya, Pralines, PoBoy’s, Beignets, Étouffée…. The list goes on and on. The food was decadent. The music was prevalent. Culturally, the music of NOLA has inspired many musicians throughout the world with its african rhythms, jazz standards, horn sections; a veritable melting pot of wonderful sounds. The streets are still filled with subtle sounds of trumpets and trombones and amazing folky-street-jug-bands trying to make a name for themselves and keep the music alive. I think I speak for most when I say that I had a great time in your city and I plan to come back real soon. Here’s to ‘lettin the good times roll’ in the Big Easy!

This weeks podcast included these delightfully playful, sonically pleasing musical tracks:

Dr. John – Let The Good Times Roll ++ Harry Nilsson – Let The Good Times Roll ++ Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band – Jambalaya ++ The Meters – Cissy Strut ++ Leon Russell – Delta Lady ++ Mason Porter – Delta Queen ++ Trombone Shorty – Dumaine St. ++ Phish – Gumbo (live 7.17.91) ++ Johnny Cash – Big River (live @ San Quentin ’69) ++ Creedence Clearwater Revival – Born On The Bayou ++ Johnny Jenkins – Walk On Guilded Splinters ++ Bruce Springsteen – Eyes On The Prize ++ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr. Bojangles ++ King Curtis – Mr. Bojangles ++ Taj Mahal – Fishin’ Blues ++ The Gourds – Foggy Blossom (mechanical bride)

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A Valentine’s Podcast


Guitar Love

This week’s podcast included these lovely musical tracks:

The Avett Brothers – Kind of In Love ++ Delaney & Bonnie – God Knows I Love You ++ Eric Clapton – Pretty Blue Eyes ++ Harry Nilsson – The Lottery Song ++ Van Morrison – I Wanna Roo You (Scottish Derivative) ++ Dawes – Love Is All I Am ++ Taj Mahal – Queen Bee ++ Derek & The Dominos – Have You Ever Loved A Woman ++ Jeff Lynne – Words of Love ++ Al Green – Let’s Stay Together ++ The Chantels – I Love You So ++ Aretha Franklin – Baby, I Love You ++ Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is ++ Jack Johnson – Do You Remember ++ The Derek Trucks Band – Back Where I Started – The Gourds – Sweet Lil’


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Top Live Shows of 2011

Jerry New Year

Welcome 2012! For the last of Shady Groove’s Year in Review, I bring to you the top live shows of the past year.

Top 11 Live Shows 0f 2011 

11. Joe Pug (Johnny Brenda’s) – Johnny Brenda’s is prob my favorite small venue to see a show in philly. Joe Pug sounds like an early Dylan, honing his craft.

Joe Pug

10. Ziggy Marley (The Keswick Theatre) – crowd was great, dancing and singing. Praise to the Most be High. JAH! Rastafari.

Ziggy Marley

9. Doc Watson (The Keswick Theatre) – epic. Legendary. He’s blind, he’s nearly 90. Amazing.

Doc Watson

8. Hoots and Hellmouth (Yards) – Barn Stomping, hell raising folkies from Philly put on a rollickin show at Yards. All were dancing and singing. The band also brings wooden boards to stomp on. For real.

Hoots and Hellmouth

7. Hayes Carll (WCL) – Rockin band, great lyrics. They didn’t put the tables on the floor downstairs. That means the floor was open for dancing!

Hayes Carll

6. Mason Porter (WCL upstairs) – Mason Porter is prob my favorite local Philly band. Their old school folk and rock influences blend to create a magnificent union. Must see.

Mason Porter

5. Cake (The Keswick Theatre)– Epic. Crowd. Involvement. Totally awesome. John McCrea can control a crowd, at one point screaming “I’ll Stand here all Fucking Night!!”

John McCrea of Cake

4. Carolina Chocolate Drops (TLA)– Wow. One of the best live folk experiences.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

3. My Morning Jacket (The Mann Center) – Great new album. Heard big things about their live show. Did not disappoint. Jim James is a bona fide rock star. Endless hooks, ambient jams. Transcendental light show (see below)

My Morning Jacket

2. The Gourds (The Saint, Asbury Park NJ)– High energy. Rejuvenated with some new material. Fresh off of their brand new album, Old Mad Joy, recorded up in Woodstock, NY at ‘The Barn’ at Levon Helm’s Studios.

The Gourds

1. David Wax Museum (Johnny Brenda’s)– Well put together group of musicians. Something totally different from your run of the mill folk/indie group. They also play significantly under-known instruments, Donkey Jaw bone being one of them.

David Wax Museum


Honorable Mention:

Taj Mahal (The Keswick Theatre), Levon Helm Band (Philly Folk Fest), Trombone Shorty (Philly Folk Fest), The Wood Brothers (Philly Folk Fest), The Ebony Hillbillies (Chestnut Hill), Just The Tip (Half Moon Booze Cruise), The Low Anthem (WCL)


SG Podcast #42

Record Girl

Had a great time recording the podcast this week ladies and gents. I would even go so far as to say that this may be, just maybe, the best one yet. Enjoy.

Podcast #42 included the following SG-approved tracks:

Taj Mahal – Buck Dancer’s Choice ++ Cake – Haze Of Love ++ Those Darlins – Wild One ++ Blitzen Trapper – Fletcher ++ The Black Keys – Black Mud ++ Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Well, Well ++ Delaney & Bonnie – Medley-Come On In My Kitchen/Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean/Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad ++ Traffic – 40,000 Headmen ++ Amy Winehouse ft. Nelson Serieux – Our Day Will Come ++ Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk ++ Otis Redding – I’ve Got Dreams To Remember ++ The Decemberists – Calamity Song ++ My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed ++ The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Long Gone ++ The Gourds – County Orange

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