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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).




2012 Year In Review (Part 1): Best Live Shows

As the year comes to a close, The Shady Groove would like to give you a summary of this years best music. We like to do a little bit of ‘nutshelling’ for you. So here we go!

There will be 3 parts to the Shady Groove’s Year In Review. Part 1, which we will conquer today, will be the best Live Shows of the year. Enjoy.


Top 12 live shows of 2012:

1. Trombone Shorty @ the Keswick – June

2. Dawes @ Appel Farm – June

3. Nick Lowe @ the Keswick – April

4. Willie Nelson @ the Keswick – May

5. Robert Earl Keene @ Union Transfer – Jan

6. Wilco @ XPoNential Music Fest, Camden – Aug

7. Garth Hudson Songs of the Band @ The Keswick – Nov

Garth Hudson plays the Keswick Theatre’s 82-year old Moller pipe organ. Awesome!

8. The Gourds @ Mercury Lounge NYC – Sept

9. Bruce Springsteen @ Citizens Bank Park, Philly – Sept

10. Michael Kiwanuka @ The Trocodero – Sept

11. Ben Gibbard @ The Keswick – Nov

12. Tedeschi Trucks Band @ The Keswick – Nov


Honorable Mention:

Chris Kasper @ Philly Folk Fest – Aug

Railroad Earth @ World Cafe Live – April

Robert Randolph and the Family Band @ The Keswick – Nov

Secret Sisters @ Philly Folk Fest – Aug

Strand of Oaks @ Philly Folk Fest – Aug

MMW @ The Keswick – Oct

Banjo Summit @ The Keswick – Oct



Here’s to many more shows for you and your loved ones in 2013!



Outta Sight!! Shady Groove Podcast #65

The Vinyl Groove

These are the hottest of the hot, the freshest new tracks in the life of The Shady Groove:

Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway ++ Wilco – Outta Mind (Outta Sight) ++ The Ziggens – Strange Way To Live ++ The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden ++ Trombone Shorty – Backatown ++ Dr. John – Locked Down ++ The Black Keys – Stop Stop ++ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Little Wing (live) ++ Phish – Heavy Things ++ Alabama Shakes – Heavy Chevy ++ The Slickers – Johnny Too Bad ++ G. Love & Special Sauce – Do It For Free ++ Those Darlins – Glass To You ++ Joe Pug – Nation of Heat ++ The Gourds – Shreveport.

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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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Shady Groove Podcast #53


Lovely Record Girl


Here are the sonically pleasing audio tracks that were included in this weeks podcast:

Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay ++ Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark ++ The Tallest Man On Earth – Pistol Dreams ++ Wilco – Whole Love ++ Trombone Shorty – On Your Way Down ++ JJ Grey and Mofro – Hide & Seek ++ Jesse Malin – Leaving Babylon ++ Bob Marley – Rock To The Rock ++ The Derek Trucks Band – Gotta Move ++ Van Morrison – When That Evening Sun Goes Down ++ Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation ++ Old 97’s – Niteclub ++ Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Radio Radio ++ Mason Porter – Radio ++ The Gourds – Gangsta Lean

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