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5 O'Clock Shadow and Today in Music

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 31st

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It’s the last day of July, so this one is feeling appropriate. The original artist is a soaring drummer, done right. He can also sing and play guitar and write iconic songs like the one today, from his “beast” of a solo album that came out in the autumn of ’84. He also won a…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 30th

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The original artist is what you take to treat symptoms. They put this number out on their 7th studio album in 1987. It’s a perfect song for this divine weather today. The Shadow artist is a young ancient reptile that may or may not be a plot to undermine the story of creation. Their singer…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 29th

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The original artist inspired many a young man to go and purchase vinyl, or even a guitar- and then make records of their own. The song today is about doing just that, and making a dime. The original artist passed away a year ago this past Saturday. The Shadow artist is an artist that worked…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 28th

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The original artist is a group of vermin that showed up on the new wave scene in the 1970’s riding a few hits over from their native Ireland. The ballad today was a # 1 hit for them in the UK in 1979, on this very day. It was written by their singer in response…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 23rd

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The original artist is Too Bad. This reggae legend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a big part of spreading the gospel of reggae music across the globe, particularly with his acting in a 1972 movie about the struggles of a young musician in Jamaica. Oh yeah,…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 22nd

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The original artist loved this hour. He wrote this song for it. Not really, but it was a nice break, and the song is really named after its time signature. This jazz artist wrote many now standard tunes and is regarded as a legend on piano and as a composer and interpreter. He passed away…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 21st

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Half of the original artist has a monthly web show where folks come in and play in his house. The other half, has been a guest on the show. Together, they made some very good and very popular songs- including the one today, about a lucrative woman. The Shadow artist believes in music. The quartet…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 17th

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The original artist is synonymous with attitude, leather, and Rock-N-Roll in general. These British punk pioneers put this one out on their landmark (like Big Ben) third studio album in 1979. It’s almost a ballad, with themes and imagery of consumerism, shopping, and just generally losing our direction. The Shadow artist can perform for Anyone,…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 16th

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I’m getting excited for Artscape weekend- so let’s hear an original juke shakin’ number by Jimmy Preston. We’re gonna hear the version that popularized this very early rock-n-roll song. The original artist is considered to be one of the grandfathers of the Rock-n-Roll genre. If the original artist is grandpa of Rock, then this artist…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 15th

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This song has been covered by countless people in many different ways. The Revelations performed a live version of it at WTMD for Live Lunch a couple months ago. The original classic is from a 1969 album that includes other huge songs by this artist with this band. Look to the picture for a clue…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 14th

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The original artist just passed away a couple weeks ago. He was a singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist and early on he performed with his family in this group, and they released this song in 1964. Just a few months later the Shadow artist released their version and they scored their first #1 with it in the UK on…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 11th

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Although you might not classify them as a “One Hit Wonder”, the original artist today is remembered best for this song, and accompanying video of sketchy motorcyclists. The Norwegian group still made music beyond this 1985 super hit single and album- they evolved with the times, going from synth-pop to alternative, back to synth-pop. They…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 10th

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The original artist today was a sultry voiced psychedelic songstress that led a band of brothers that weren’t related. She left the world on-time in 1970 at the rock star age of 27. The song today actually isn’t hers originally. George Gershwin wrote it way back when and it has been Shadowed too many times…

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 9th

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  The original artist is what you might classify as a “One Hit Wonder”. This British new-wave band is comprised of an underground military. This 1979 song poses a question about relationships and power. The Shadow artist is a band that doesn’t like this humidity, it’s so still it almost has no life at all….

5 O’Clock Shadow- July 8th

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The original artist is known for his moan and groan and for being a g-d among men in American music. He has lasted decades and changed his style as often as ladies trends in hats will change. Actually, this song is about one particular style of ladies hat, but really it’s about the blonde under…

5 O’Clock Shadow – July 7th

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The original artist is an English progressive rock band that just announced they are coming out with a new album without one of their main ingredient lyricists. One of their original members and singer songwriters left this world eight years ago today. But he actually left the band and the real world decades prior to…