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We Like American Music: Podcast #118

American Music


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



Ease Back with the Shady Groove: Podcast 82


These are the tracks that were included:

Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23 ++ Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine ++ Devandra Banhart – Lover ++ Tedeschi Trucks Band – Don’t Let Me Slide ++ Chris Kasper – Skipping Stones ++ Melodians – Rivers of Babylon ++ The Band – Rockin’ Chair ++ Grant Green – Ease Back ++ The Velvet Underground – What Goes On ++ Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come ++ Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come ++ Ramsay Midwood – Maybelline ++ Toughcats – 043 ++ The Gourds – I Come Up ++ The Gourds – All The Labor.

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Keep on Pushing with The Shady Groove: Podcast #80


The Shady Groove is back with a brand new set of tunes for your listening pleasure. Welcome to the new year 2013. We hope the new year will bring with it some great new music. If its good, you will here it here first. Keep checking back here for new podcasts, music news and musings. As Dr. John once said:

“People see me but they just don’t know,

What’s in my heart and why I love you so,

I love you baby like a minor loves gold,

So come yeah baby Let the Good Times Roll”

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

Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information ++ Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia ++ Al Green – Old Time Lovin’ ++ Dr. John – Let’s Make a Better World ++ Chris Kasper – Devil’s Gold ++ Little Joy – Brand New Start ++ Wilco – Kingpin ++ Tedeschi Trucks Band – Midnight in Harlem ++ The Impressions – Keep On Pushing ++ Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley ++ Talking Heads – Take Me to the River ++ Ramsay Midwood – Rotten Alabama ++ The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece (live) ++ The Gourds – January 6

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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!



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