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

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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

 

 

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Podcast 121: The 90’s Are Alive And Well @ The Shady Groove

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Were the 90’s the last great musical decade? That’s definitely debatable. Here’s what I know: In the 50’s and 60’s rock n roll emerged, the 70’s punk and disco were created, the 80’s had wave and metal. In the 90’s, it wasn’t that a new genre of music was created, but melting pot of styles and genres merged to create a counter-culture movement that sounded musically edgy and different. Grunge, alternative, indie, alt country, and rap were all converging and emerging in this new era of music.

I love it. It takes me back to my years growing up. But regardless if you love it or hate it, one cannot deny the lasting effect that the music and its musicians have had on emerging artists today.

So here is a new edition of The Shady Groove’s Theme-Time Radio: The 90’s are alive and well. Even though this podcast went longer than normal, there still was not enough time to run all the amazingness that happened in this era. I already have enough music prepared to launch another TWO 90’s podcasts, so stay tuned for more….But until then, enjoy this carefully prepared, sonically pleasing radio hour from The Shady Groove.

Here are the tracks that were played:

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit ++ Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Righteous & The Wicked ++ Uncle Tupelo – Life Worth Living ++ House of Pain – Jump Around ++ Blind Melon – No Rain ++ Candlebox – Far Behind ++ Radiohead – Creep ++ Beastie Boys – Sure Shot ++ Pearl Jam – Better Man ++ Beck – Loser ++ Ween – Roses Are Free ++ Pavement – Cut Your Hair ++ Weezer – Say It Ain’t So ++ Phish – Sample In A Jar ++ Cake – The Distance ++ Blackstreet – No Diggity ++ Sublime – Santeria ++ The Wallflowers – One Headlight ++ Old 97’s – Barrier Reef ++ Ben Folds Five – Battle of Who Could Care Less ++ Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal ++ Guster – Barrel of a Gun ++ G. Love & Special Sauce – Rodeo Clowns ++ Wilco – A Shot In the Arm ++ The Gourds – Ladies Choice

 

 

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Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky: Podcast 120

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Hey there! I’m sure you were all wondering where we were for the last 6 months. Well, lets call it a temporary hiatus. But now, I’m here to tell you that the Shady Groove podcast is back and better than ever. We’ll be¬†bringing audio gems for your listening pleasure more often ongoing. Thanks for bearing with us as we move forward.

These are the songs that were included in this weeks podcast:

Funkadelic – Can You Get To That ++ Lee Dorsey – Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On) ++ Leon Bridges – Flowers ++ The Black Keys – Weight of Love ++ Hiss Golden Messenger – Saturday’s Song ++ Lake Street Dive – Close To Me ++ Low Cut Connie – Boozophilia ++ Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines ++ Andrew Bird – Capsized ++ St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Broken Bones & Pocket Change ++ Phish – Funky Bitch (live) ++ The New Basement Tapes – Down On The Bottom ++ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That ++ Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land ++ Wilco – The Joke Explained ++ Dawes – Fire Away ++ The Gourds – Your Benefit

 

 

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All Your Favorite Bands: Podcast #119

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The Shady Groove is back with another super-solid set of tunes to round out your work-week. Click play and let it ride…

These are the songs that were included:

Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe ++ The Deslondes – The Real Deal ++ Leon Bridges – Better Man ++ Paul Simon – I Know What I Know ++ El Caribefunk – El Playaman ++ Bonnie Raitt – Wah She Go Do ++ Low Cut Connie – Shake it Little Tina ++ JD McPherson – Head Over Heels ++ Robert Palmer – Sailin’ Shoes ++ New Riders of the Purple Sage – Dirty Business ++ Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands ++ Alabama Shakes – Shoegaze ++ Courtney Barnett – An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York) ++ Selwyn Birchwood – Love Me Again ++ My Morning Jacket – Compound Fracture ++ Mason Porter – Midnight Mountain Music Show ++ The Gourds – Hellhounds (live)

Enjoy

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We Like American Music: Podcast #118

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What is American Music to you? I think one of the greatest things about American Music is that it can mean something different to everyone. This weeks podcast is a little taste of what it means to me. I sat down and really pondered where the music came from. From it’s Folk, Blues and Jazz roots to its country beginnings, R&B and Soul, through to Rock n Roll and back again. American music has a long, diverse, and storied history; rich in tradition but also heavy on exploration and improvisation. It’s also important to mention that there are many more that I would have loved to add to this list; and even as I write this now several more have popped in my head (Doc Watson, Velvet Underground, Link Wray, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few). So, nevertheless I invite you to listen to my interpretation; soak it in, but also I encourage you to make your own playlist and think of what american music means to you. As always, enjoy, and listen loud.

These are the truly american tracks that were played:

Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blues ++ Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven ++ Otis Redding – I Can’t Turn You Loose – Sam Cooke – Another Saturday Night ++ Leon Bridges – Coming Home ++ Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) ++ Billie Holiday and her Orchestra – Summertime ++ Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band – I’ll Fly Away ++ Lead Belly – Midnight Special ++ The Allman Brothers Band – Revival ++ Bruce Springsteen – ¬†4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) ++ Dawes – From a Window Seat ++ The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (live) ++ Woody Guthrie – Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ++ Bob Dylan – You’re No Good ++ The Byrds – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere ++ Joe Pug – Hymn #101 ++ Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues ++ Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away ++ Grateful Dead – Ripple ++ Alabama Shakes – Gimme All Your Love ++ Father John Misty – Bored In the USA ++ The Gourds – All The Labor