Archive for August, 2012


Goin’ To A Party At The Shady Groove: Podcast #70


Vinyl Rose

These are the fine audio tracks that were included in this weeks podcast:

Joe Pug – Speak Plainly, Diana ++ Chris Kasper – Ain’t No Saint ++ Lucinda Williams – Can’t Let Go ++ Justin Townes Earle – Move Over Mama ++ Alabama Shakes – Goin’ To A Party ++ Booker T. Jones – Progress (feat. Jim James) ++ John Hiatt – Memphis In The Meantime ++ Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman ++ Bob Marley – Mellow Mood ++ Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street ++ Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Pump It Up ++ Wilco – A Shot In The Arm ++ The Beach Boys – God Only Knows ++ G. Love & Special Sauce – This Ain’t Living ++ Doug Sahm – Juan Mendoza ++ The Gourds – Piss & Moan Blues.

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What’s In A Track Number? Shady Groove Podcast #69

Record Player Washed Ashore


Howdy, all you Shady Groovers out there. Though I’d try something new on this weeks podcast. Here we explore the art of track selection on albums. Each song on this podcast is selected in succession in terms of track number on its own given album. For example, track #1, Floating Bridge by Gregg Allman, is the 1st track on Low Country Blues, California Stars is track #2 on Billy Bragg and Wilco’s Mermaid Avenue, and so on and so forth. My hope was that it would “flow”, like listening to an album the whole way through. Let me know what you think.

Podcast 69 included these finely tuned and well-placed musical tracks:

Gregg Allman – Floating Bridge ++ Billy Bragg and Wilco – California Stars ++ Leon Russell – Make You Feel Good ++ Alabama Shakes – Rise To The Sun ++ Brother Josephus – O Moses ++ Michael Kiwanuka – Bones ++ Elvis Costello – (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ++ Boz Scaggs – Loan Me A Dime ++ The Black Keys – So He Won’t Break ++ Bob Dylan & The Band – Apple Suckling Tree ++ Cake – I Bombed Korea ++ Mark Mothersbaugh – Piranas Are A Very Tricky Species ++ The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Bold As Love ++ The Gourds – Pushed Her Down

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Audio Vino: Shady Groove Podcast #68

Boom Box Wine

Wine and song. So many similarities. So many good times. Both are better when shared with others but can also be graciously enjoyed on one’s own. Songs tend to ‘taste’ better when drinking wine and wine seems to ‘sound’ better when listening to your favorite tunes (See what I did there).

There is obviously a long and wonderful history of the interweaving of these two arts, and always being the historian, Shady Groove sought to find the best songs about wine. Many songs did not make the list. One, because its only an hour podcast, two because some of the songs are just not that good. We may have to do another Audio Vino podcast in the future, we’ll just have to wait and see. Anyway, enough rambling by me. Lets get to the music.

These were the deliciously baccanalian audio tracks that were included in this weeks’ Audio Vino Podcast:

Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine ++ Delbert McClinton – Two More Bottles Of Wine ++ Tom Paxton – Bottle Of Wine ++ The Band – Strawberry Wine ++ The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia ++ Jerry Lee Lewis – Drinkin’ Wine, Spoo-Dee-O-Dee ++ Muddy “Mississippi” Waters – Champagne & Reefer ++ The Gourds – Cracklins ++ Derek & The Dominos – Bottle Of Red Wine ++ Merle Haggard – Wine Takes Me Away ++ UB40 – Red Red Wine ++ Willie Nelson – Yesterday’s Wine ++ The Gourds – Out On The Vine ++ Lambert, Hendricks and Ross – Gimme That Wine ++ The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Two Bottles Of Wine ++ The Gourds – When Wine Was Cheap

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Worker tasting red wine
Bacchus - God of Wine
Pistori, G. (19-20th century) - Wine, woman and song