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Author Archives: Sam Gallant

Concert for the Chesapeake – Viewing Party at WTMD

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On Sunday, April 27th you are invited to come watch the MPT and WTMD produced Concert for the Chesapeke. Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good, The Great American Canyon Band, and The Herd of Main Street are performing and connecting potential volunteers to environmental opportunities on the bay. Get inspired with us. We…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 22nd

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The Wabash Cannonball is a traditional American tune, and the original artist today borrows the melody and makes this classic rock-n-roll song. The 1964 song is a story about a poor boy traveling across the country from Virginia to California. The Shadow artist is a group of men that weren’t getting along all that well…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 21st

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The original artist turns 67 today and still weighs just under 100 pounds soaking wet. This original punk rocker had a band with Larry, Moe, Curly and Shemp. This one comes from their 1973 breakout and trend setting release and it holds up today 41 years later. This song opens the album but you will…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 18th

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The original artist is from a state that is just OK, but they make excellent music that is often very strange. This early hit set the bar quit high lyrically and musically for that strange factor. It’s a song about girls and guys and breakfast spreads, hair-dye alternatives, and apparatuses for a leaky schnoz. The…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 17th

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For no other reason than I want to play this original song and Shadow today. The New York punk band that first did this song was a band of brothers. Sort of, well they all shared the same last name, sort of. The only one of the four original brothers that is still alive is…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 16th

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The original artist is often known by his first name, and sometimes regarded as your superior. This song is from his most commercially successful album, a prideful disc released in 1984.  An upbeat record, but this is kind of a sad song about a fading love. The Shadow artist is a bunch of New Yorkers…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 15th

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The original artist is the biggest bestest and baddest band ever. This song opens an album named after a gun, or a record spinning. The song is perfectly appropriate for this wonderful or horrible day. The Shadow artist is a silky voiced Memphis Blues Man that takes this song and funks it up instrumentally and…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 11th

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The original band comes from one side of the twin cities and held the rock and roll torch aloft during a slow decade for the genre here in the states. This song is poignantly sad and yet optimistic. Time is nothing when Jesus is smoking your butts and you forget how to write letters. The…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 10th

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It’s such a gorgeous spring day and we’ve been playing “windows-rolled-down” tunes- I figured I’d go with one of my favorite songs for such activities. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. The original artist was an LA – Funk, R&B, Latin, and Rock band. This song is almost totally responsible for…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 9th

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Today would have been the original artists 82nd birthday. This original rockabilly artist wrote and recorded many classics, songs that everyone has Shadowed. Today we get one of his most famous songs which happens to be about footwear. The Shadow artist is an avant-garde musical collective that has been doing their shtick and stabbing ducks…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 8th

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The original artist is a duo of a violent rodent and a smooth mob member but I always think of a basketball player for some reason when they are together. This song was a huge hit from their 2006 debut album. The Shadow artist was simply returning the favor with this one, since the original…

5 O’clock Shadow- April 7th

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The original artist has a strong connection to Baltimore. Her parentage and birthplace are debatable, but she did spend a part of her tumultuous childhood here. She got her singing break in the black clubs of Harlem and Philadelphia though. Today would have been her 99th birthday, but she passed away in in 1959 after…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 4th

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Picked this one today for no other reason than I love the original artist and this song, and the Shadow version just came out and is a beautiful re-imagining. The original artist is a tall drink of water that wrote this song with Brian Eno in 1977 and it’s been covered dozens of times and…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 3rd

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The song writer of this classic passed away on April 3rd 2003 at the age of 61. He wrote many hits for Stax Records and others, and for artists such as The Emotions, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes and even Rod Stewart. The original performers today are a tenor/baritone duet that in 1967, took this…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 2nd

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The original artist turns 72 today. He is a long haired Oklahoman that’s been doing his thing for forty plus years. He actually has a new that released yesterday with a lot of Shadows on it. We’ll get into that one day soon for some future Shadows. But right now, the song today opens his…

5 O’Clock Shadow- April 1st

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This Shadow is no joke. The original performer was murdered on this day 30 years ago. This song was a hit for him 50 years ago. The song, about love and heartbreak, was backed by Mowtown’s best, The Funk Brothers and The Andantes on backing vocals. The Shadow artist took this song and cut a…