Archive for October, 2011


Joe Cool…..So Cool.


Stay Cool Joe Cool

I came across this tune whilst watching Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin this year.  Great movie.  Some great tunes in there as well.  Vince Guaraldi and his trio have really done some great instrumental work with all of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy cartoons.

Vince also sings a couple of them. Here’s my favorite from “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown”, with Vince Guaraldi on vocals:


BB King also did a version of the song for one of the Charlie Brown anniversaries:



Howlin’ For You: Halloween Edition Shaaaaady Groooooove Podcast #37

Pumpkin Jerry

Kick off your Halloween Holiday, Shady style. Before you throw on that menacing fake wig and malicious white velour, and that single piece, lowcut jumpsuit, rock out to some good old fashioned sinful tunes courtesy of your favorite blogger, yours truly.

The Halloween Edition podcast included these bloodcurdling tracks:

Harry Nilsson – Take 54 (last 30 seconds) ++ Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street ++ The Dead Weather – I Can’t Hear You ++ The White Stripes – Little Ghost ++ Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash ++ The Gourds – Ghosts of Hallelujah ++ Harlem – Friendly Ghost ++ The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You ++ Howlin’ Wolf – I Ain’t Superstitious  ++ Phish – Wolfman’s Brother ++ Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London ++ Beck – Strange Apparition ++ Harry Nilsson – I’d Rather Be Dead ++ Michael Jackson – Thriller ++ The Gourds – Haunted


Special Thanks to Bobby “Boris the Blade” Pickett, Jen “Shades of Death” Muscatello, and Warren “Blood Thirsty” Zevon for inspiration.

Download Howlin’ For You: Halloween Edition Shady Groove Podcast #37


Press Release: Ziggy Marley at the Keswick


Ziggy Marley

Thurs., Oct. 27 @ 8 PM

Special Guest: Leon Mobley

Ziggy Marley, five-time Grammy Award winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, comic book creator, producer and Reggae icon brings his “Forward to Love” tour to the Keswick on Thursday, October 27 at 8 PM.

Heavily influenced by his famous father, Ziggy’s early immersion in music began when he would sit in on recording sessions with The Wailers. Ziggy was still a child when his father died and the Marley sibling band, The Melody Makers, released their debut album. The burden of being a second generation star weighed heavily on the young Marley who looked and sounded eerily like his father. However with solid foundations of faith, fellowship and family, Ziggy has risen to the challenge of finding his own voice within the framework of tradition. Now, as the head of Tuff Gong Worldwide, Ziggy continues the dream of his father to own and manage their own music and preserve the integrity of the art they create.

Wild & Free, Marley’s fourth solo album released earlier this year, returns to the socially conscious reggae that launched his career. Mixing familiar textures and rhythms of reggae while further defining his unique artistic vision is what sets him in a class of his own. Wild & Free affirms Marley as a master storyteller with an innate sense of soul.

Ziggy Marley’s charity, U.R.G.E (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment) acts to help children. Where resources are lacking, U.R.G. E seeks to make enduring contributions to improve the communities in which children learn, live and grow, in hopes of nourishing their future. Fueled by a true concern for the lives of children , aside from handing a child a toy, or taking a child to a park, is a long-term commitment to the care they need. There are much bigger factors to consider: safety, hunger, economics and education that determine the quality of life.

Tickets to see Ziggy Marley are $25, $29.50 and $35 and can be ordered online at; via 24-hour phone charge @ 800-745-3000; at the Keswick box office Monday-Saturday, noon- 6PM and all Ticketmaster locations.

For more information on upcoming Keswick Theatre attractions, visit


Thanks to Jen Muscatello at the Keswick for posting.


Shady Groove Podcast #36

Bikini Girl With Vinyl Records

Feast your ears on this weeks’ tasty tracks:

David Bowie – Queen Bitch ++ Justin Townes Earle – Maybe Baby ++ The Wood Brothers – Made It Up The Mountain ++ The Black Keys – Midnight ++ Modest Mouse – Polar Opposites ++ Hoots & Hellmouth – Picked By The Root ++ Hayes Carll – A Lover Like You ++ Leon Russell – If The Shoe Fits ++ Dr. John – Tipitina ++ Derek & The Dominos – Key To The Highway ++ Delroy Wilson – This Life Makes Me Wonder ++ Mike Watt, Petra Haden, and Stephen Perkins – Work That We Do ++ Harry Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire ++ The Gourds – Melchert

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Shady Groove Podcast #35: Rocktoberfest

Rocktoberfest 2k11

Howdy, all you Shady rockers out there! Its that time of year again. Time for colder weather, falling leaves, football, pumpkins, gourds of all kind, kick-ass music, and great beer.  Today we celebrate the fusion of beer, liquor, and music.  A match made in heaven. Alcohol + Music. Each are individually respectively exceptional, but put the two together and they seem to complement each other. Much like how a fine wine complements an artisan cheese, or spicy mustard pairs beautifully with a classic bavarian pretzel.

Though it may seem like an innate union, my aim is to celebrate the two together.  It is my hope that all Shady Groove listeners are enjoying the wonderful distilled beverages and bountiful beers that this time of year has to offer.  So listen and drink as this podcast plays. If not now, definitely later tonight, and especially this weekend.

Welcome to Rocktoberfest 2k11!  You. Are. Invited.

Rocktoberfest 2k11 consisted of these deliciously hoppy tracks:

moe. – Raise A Glass ++ Willie Nelson – I Gotta Get Drunk ++ The Kinks – Alcohol ++ Merle Haggard – I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink ++ Hayes Carll – Flowers And Liquor ++ Beck – Beercan ++ The Gourds – Gin And Juice ++ Leon Russell – A Six Pack To Go ++ George Thorogood And The Destroyers – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer ++ Hank Williams Jr. – Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound ++ The Replacements – Here Comes A Regular ++ The Doors – Alabama Song ++ Gary Stewart – Drinkin’ Thing ++ The Gourds – I Like Drinking

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