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5 O'Clock Shadow and Today in Music

5 O’Clock Shadow- Nov. 24th

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The original song is a poem by Abel Meeropel, set to music and was used as a protest song of sorts. The original artist today did the first recording of it in 1939, protesting lynching. The original artist is kind of a Baltimorean, living and singing here, before making it big in the big apple….

Five O’Clock Shadow November 19th

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The Original artist has had so many different incarnations, it’s hard to decide where to start! Different lineups had different sounds, but this opens their catalog up to a variety of covers. The original song comes from what is arguably this bands most successful lineup in their 14th studio release…which was released by Warner Brothers…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 18th

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The Original Artist is an Irish Band from Limerick, formed back in 1990. This 1992 song appeared on the soundtrack for Mission Impossible and You’ve Got Mail. The Shadow Artist started off as a project based out of an Emerson College dorm room, and the original recordings were made as a Valentines Day gift for…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 17th

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The original artist is a Canadian who is known for his music, but has also dabbled in writing poetry and fiction. This song was the last track on the A side of his debut record, which was scheduled to be produced by the legendary John Hammond until he fell ill. The Shadow artist is ALSO…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 14th

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The Original Artist is an american alternative soul duo of a music producer from New York and a vocalist from Atlanta. They’ve released two records together, and are rumored to have recorded a third. The song was once performed on a televised awards show with the band in Star Wars costumes! The Shadow Artist has been…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 13th

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The Original artist shares their name with a computer program and might be best known as a pornographer. The original song is the 2nd song on the third record. The Shadow Artist is the solo project of a Chicago musician who is also in a band whose name is composed of three homophones. Play along…

The Shadow- November 12th

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This might seem familiar, and that’s OK. The original artist turns 69 today, qualifying him for Medicaid, but in Canada that doesn’t matter. We are going to take an iconic song from his equally iconic 1972 album. A song about getting old and looking for an organ that is yellow and hard. The Shadow artist…

The Shadow- Nov. 11th

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The original artist is a Beatle and his wife. The song is sung in bed. The Shadow artist shortens this one up (unlike his hair) and does it in his own jangly southern way. That’s all I am saying.

5 O’Clock Shadow- November 10th

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This Japanese rock star would have been turning 73 next month. He was killed in a terrible plane crash in 1985. The song today was his biggest success in Japan, but also in the rest of the world, it went to No.1 in the US in June of 1963. This is the only Japanese song…

5 O’Clock Shadow- November 7th

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It’s Friday, let’s have some fun. The original artist was a collective of early hip hop pioneers. This one is an iconic song at this point and we are going to hear all 14 minutes of its profound glory. The Shadow artist is a one-man jam-band and he does this one live on occasion. He…

5 O’Clock Shadow- November 6th

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The original artist had some strange sexual proclivities. This British band put this one on their sixth album in 1968 where they renamed themselves the Village Green Preservation Society.  The Shadow artist wants to call you his girlfriend. He does this one on a 2002 tribute to the original artist. Enjoy the Shadow and

5 O’Clock Shadow- November 5th

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The original artist is a turn-of-the-century, electro-pop band from England. They had a big hit with this song from their second album in 2006- a tune about a young male in an institute of education. The Shadow artist is an original new-wave act from England that wanted to rule the world. They put this one…

5 O’Clock Shadow- Election Day

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The original artist does this one with a lot of cowbell on their massively successful and acclaimed 1997 album. It’s a song about corruption and discrepancy in the most basic foundation of democracy. Voting. The Shadow artist is known for Shadowing. They have done reggae versions of full influential albums including Dark Side of the…

5 O’Clock Shadow- November 3rd

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The original artist is a Cincinnati, Ohio indie rock band. Trouble always seems to find them. This one comes from their 2013 release and is about the past catching up with you while drinking a strange drink they made up. Sounds delicious. The Shadow artist is a stand in. This country crooner is from Nashville,…

5 O’Clock Shadow- Happy Halloween!

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Reg Presley sang for this band- he passed away in 2013. They had a hit with song in 1966. The Shadow artist was a “big star”. He died in 2010. He does this one on his own. Enjoy the Day of the Dead and have a Happy Halloween!

5 O’Clock Shadow- October 30th

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The original artist is an Australian ukelelist/singer/songwriter. He is relatively new to the biz, he gave up a pro Aussie Football career to pursue music. In his short time on the scene he has made a big impact, especially with this number, a song about ocean currents and singing the wrong lyrics. The Shadow artist…