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Author Archives: Sam Gallant

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 19th

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The original artist is a band that I learned about listening to WTMD about seven years ago when this single came out from their second album. The band represents the work of one man in particular, but embodies a much broader community- a label, a collective, a lowest common denominator. The song was Shadowed notably…

5 O’clock Shadow- September 18th

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The original artist didn’t start a dance craze, but more of a funny meme after an appearance on David Letterman’s show. The Baltimore band released a critically and consumer friendly album earlier this year called Singles. This song was the crazy dancing single that you likely heard first on WTMD. The Shadow artist is an…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 17th

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It would have been the original artists 91st birthday today, but he died like the Rock Star he was, over dosed on pills in the back of a Cadillac. It was hard to choose one song out of his legendary canon of Country and Western standards that he created. The deciding factor? I am personally…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 16th

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The original artist with his band of Detroit Midnighters, wrote and performed a jukebox full of popular tunes. Lots of songs about a girl named Annie, and one particular song (that started a dance craze), but didn’t really hit it big until Chubby Checker did it a year or so after they did it. The…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 15th

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The original artist is the best band that most people don’t know. No. Not that one. The other one. The one from Memphis Tennessee. The one that never had a hit, despite having a “#1 Record”. The one that only released three albums originally but their influence in music is deep and wide bordering on…

The Understudy at The Everyman Theatre

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Kicking off their second full season at their new home, The Everyman Theatre opens the 2014/15 season with an theater insider comedy called “The Understudy”. The three person play is about the dynamics of an actor, a stage manager, and the understudy, while getting ready to perform a newly discovered Kafka play. It’s written by…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 9th

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The Shadow artist was born September 9th 1941. This Georgia native was quite the performer and got his start working with Little Richard, kind of like Winfield Parker- (whom you can see at our Dirty Soul Revue this Saturday). Sadly, this artist died in a plane crash in Wisconsin in 1967. The song today was…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 8th

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The original artist was a group of Liverpudlians that are coming. This song is the title track and opening number to their 1964 album and film. The Shadow artist would have been turning 89 today, but he passed away in 1980. This comedian/actor/singer was actually connected to the original band in many ways- doing spoken…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 5th

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The original artist was, and actually still IS, a rocking band of Brits. But now with a new American Idol also-ran fronting the band. The original singer would have been turning 68 years young today. However, he passed away in 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS. The Shadow artist put…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 3rd

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The original artist knows a thing or two about New Jersey, and specifically this city, the title of the song. Though it could now be set in Baltimore with our brand new casino. The Shadow artist knows a thing or two about the original artist. They might play their version tomorrow night in Canton as…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 2nd

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The original artist put the citrus fruit in the tropical palm fruit. He also put out an album with John Lennon in 1974. These two together were trouble, like a couple of feral felines. And the album reflects that, some Shadows of their own and some original compositions on this forgotten masterpiece- Including the song…

5 O’Clock Shadow- September 1st

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The original artist is a Pennsylvania native that has gone on to tour the world with various bands and on his own. He is also sort of the father of Liv Tyler. This song, one of his most novel and recognizable, comes from his 1982 release, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect. It’s a perfect…

5 O’Clock Shadow- August 29th

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The original artist was a group of high school surf rockers in Buffalo New York. This song was first used in 1960 as a theme song for WKBW Disc Jockey, Tom Shannon- with lyrics extolling the virtues of Shannon and the Buffalo station. It was then released as an instrumental in 1962 and had moderate…

5 O’Clock Shadow- August 28th

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The original artist appeared in Season 4- Episode 7 and was kidnapped and used by Mr. Burns to woo his new employee, Marge Simpson. Shackled to a stage, he croons this song- his first hit from 1965. This signature number fell into his lap out of Sandie Shaw’s and there is legend that this hit…

5 O’Clock Shadow- August 27th

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The original artist is a Nashville Alt-Country group that hasn’t enjoyed the popular success of their contemporaries like Wilco or Son Volt. But they are one of the main reasons for the “Decline In Country & Western Civilization”. The band’s name is a favorite cut of meat for Homer Simpson. The song today isn’t about…

5 O’Clock Shadow- August 26th

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The original artist has not allowed any moss to grow on them over the last half century or so. This song comes from their fourth major release in ‘66, but then it appeared again but a bit shorter in the US version in ’67, and then again in ’75 on another release but done much…