Author Archives: Sam Gallant

Weekend on the Radio- May 21st – 25th

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend! If you’re heading out of town, sweet, have fun. But if you’re staying in town, Don and Sam have some ideas of what to do. There’ Death Fest downtown all weekend. There’s also a Live Lunch at WTMD with Kaleo, a Parliament spun off funk band at the Ottobar, and World…

The Shadow- May 18th

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The original artist is a group of brothers and brothers that devolved into this band from Ohio. The main brother makes music for a lot of movies now too, and today he turns 65. His band was partially known for their hats. Need I say more? The song today is about a young woman that…

The Shadow- May 15th

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After false reports for months now, it has been confirmed that the original artist just passed away yesterday. This blues guitarist and his guitar truly now can be called legendary. The song today was put out by this great in 1964 and it became a blues standard, and truly has all the classic feature of…

Weekend on the Radio May 14th – 17th

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It’s Preakness Weekend in Baltimore, but there is more going on than a horse race. WTMD is hosting an incredible art installation by Janet Jeffers, called “Thaw” on Friday night. There’s the Future Is Here Festival in DC, and some Dirty Dancing at the Hippodrome. Plus cultural festivals of Greece, Fairies, and abandoned buildings. There’s…

The Shadow- May 12th

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The original artist turns 67 today. This Blue-eyed British rocker used this ballad to reignite his career in 1986, a year that he got really into Miller High Life. Before that, he had blind faith to deal with traffic and some guy named Spencer Davis. This song is the only No. 1 hit he has…

The Shadow- May 11th

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The original artist was a wild band that often recorded other people’s songs. The song today is no exception, it was written by Gerry Goffin and Carol King. The song is from 1966 and is about staying “up”, in any definition. The singer of the original band is turning 74 today. He was with this…

The Shadow- May 8th

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The original artist would have turned 75 years old today had he not died in a New Year’s Eve plane crash in 1985. The song today is from 1958, and it might be his best known work, and for good reason. It’s been Shadowed by the likes of Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan among others….

Weekend on the Radio May 7th – 10th

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First Thursday is back! But that’s not all. The Maryland Film Festival is screening all weekend, and bedtime stories are being told at Theater Project. There’s great music at the Ottobar, the Arena, the Hippodrome, The Patterson, and Rams Heads. There’s also music with Al Fresco at Cromwell Valley Park and Oregon Ridge Park. Find…

The Shadow- May 6th

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The original artist knew when they wrote it, that this song was going to be used by marching bands everywhere. They even recorded it with the University of Southern California’s band. The Shadow artist does this one live without the horns. Maybe they will do it tomorrow with their extended WTMD family, when they open…

The Shadow- May 5th

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The song today enjoys an annual resurgence of interest and play around the 5th of May ever year. The original artist put this one out in January of 1958, it went to No. 1 soon there-after and won a Grammy for best R&B performance. The band was the best there ever was and the song…

The Shadow- May 4th

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The incident that inspired this song occurred 45 years ago today. It was a protest at a university campus and the National Guard got a little trigger happy. The original artist was a group of four profiting hippies, but today we will hear one of those hippies doing his song without the other three. The…

The Shadow- May 1st

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This is a fitting Shadow for everything that’s been happening and because it’s May 1st, and because the original artist would have been turning 96 on Sunday, but he passed away in January of ’14. However, he and his songs live forever. He was a prolific folk singer that could write a protest song with…

Weekend on the Radio- May 1st – 3rd

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It’s definitely been a wild week in Baltimore, so maybe it could be a wild weekend too. Some events are being cancelled or postponed, and some are still happening and adjusting the times to comply with the curfew. So be sure to check with the venue before heading out this weekend. Some events have been…

The Shadow- April 30th

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The original artist left the world on this day in 1983. He was born McKinley Morganfield in Mississippi in 1913 and he helped to define The Blues. The song today is from 1950, and he borrowed some of the lyrics and music from an earlier musician named Robert Petway, but you could almost consider the…

The Shadow- April 29th

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The original artist put this one out on Stax in 1965. A song about a man that will do anything for his woman, as long as she gives him this: _______ The Shadow artist flips the script by switching genders and power structure themes on her version, released this very day in 1967. By simply…

The Shadow- April 28th

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The Shadow wants to make you happy today. The original artist is a band from Louisville and they have a new album due out next week. This one comes from their previous work in 2011. It was a song that got added after the recording sessions, Jim actually wrote it for a Muppet project, but…