Author Archives: Sam Gallant

The Shadow- April 16th

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The original band was a group of Brits fronted by the Davies brothers. Giving that part away, now guess the tune. It comes from their ninth studio album, their first for RCA and it was released in 1971. The album was a bit of an experiment and had a rustic feel. The song title and…

Weekend on the Radio – April 16th – 19th

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Make plans this weekend with WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible in part by Live Baltimore. Brews and Bands is gonna be a rootin’ n’ tootin’ good time with Bobby E. Lee and Rufus Roundtree. Also this weekend, Super City and Mink Hollow are at the Wind-Up Space, while AWB is at Ram’s Head…

The Shadow- April 15th

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Well, since it is tax day, let’s take this song from one of the most iconic British prog-rock bands of all time, from one of the most successful albums of all time. It’s the opening track to side two of this 1973 landmark and record setting record. The album has been Shadowed cover to cover…

The Shadow- April 14th

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The original artist is a chamber rock band from Montreal, with a name based on an Atari, Konami, and Nintendo tragedy that happened in a mall a long time ago. Their front-man turns 35 today. The song is the second song from their third album, but you would think it would be the opening track…

The Shadow- April 13th

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The original artist sings about what he sees, and he does it so well. This song though is about finding out if you see the same thing- his gal hanging with the milkman, gypsies, and strangers. It comes from his second album which contains 12 Songs, released in 1970. The Shadow artists were innovative rockers…

The Shadow- April 10th

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The original artist was a group of mothers and fathers that had some massive hit songs in their day, but none bigger than this one today. A perfect song on a dreary day to think about the west coast. The Shadow artist was the pink pants wearing guitarist with Parliament. But he recorded on his…

Weekend on the Radio – April 9th -12th

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Make your weekend plans with Don Rogers and Sam Gallant on WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, presented by Live Baltimore. There are a lot of options to choose from. The Orioles open the season at home against the Blue Jays and The Wailers come to town for Island Jam. And even more musical legends are…

The Shadow- April 9th

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The original artist was a Stax duo that put out some incredible music and they truly were Soul Men. One of the two singers passed away on this day in 1988 at the age of 50 in a one car accident in Georgia. The song today is from their 1966 debut album written by Isaac…

The Shadow- April 8th

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The original artist was a Seattle band lead by a troubled soul, and 21 years ago today, the world learned of his suicide. The song today was their breakout hit from 1991. The Shadow artist is also from Seattle. This young man (he was four years old when the original songwriter died) works on his…

The Shadow- April 7th

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I think some reggae is needed to brighten this gloomy Spring Tuesday. The song actually could be about the weather and barometers when a storm moves through. The original artist is the 72 year old Mr. Hibbert. He and his band still work hard in Jamaica and all over the world. The Shadow artist does…

The Shadow- April 6th

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It’s Monday, and I need a song with some positivity. Some motivation music- or just a song to move my dead car. The song is the title track to a 1964 album by Sam, Fred and Curtis. The album cover has them behind a dead car too. Though the song isn’t just about putting your…

The Shadow- April 2nd

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The original artist has a voice like gravel and a delivery all his own. The song today from this California performer, is the closing track to his 1999 album Mule Variations. The Shadow artist is also sort of from California and they just put on quite an impressive Live Lunch performance at WTMD. They are…

Weekend on the Radio – April 2nd thru 6th

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Make plans for this long holiday weekend with WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore.    The circus is back at the Arena downtown, and Wicked comes to the Hippodrome. There’s an art opening at Gallery 788, and Delta Spirit is at Baltimore Soundstage. Also, Black Masala is at the Creative Alliance,…

The Shadow- 1 April 2015

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The original artist was one of the biggest names to come out of England in the 60’s. They put this one out in 1967, on a soundtrack album and their ninth studio work. The made for British television film wasn’t very good, but the album is a solid part of their stellar catalogue. The song…

The Shadow- March 31st

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The original artist was the King. There is nothing wrong with that. This song is about the strength of his hip gyrating. The Shadow artist put this one out as the B-side to the single for the title track of his latest album, 2014’s Lazaretto. Play the Shadow! Tweet

The Shadow- March 30th

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The original artist turns 51 today, and that’s despite driving a fast car her whole life. This song was about as big a hit as she had, released in 1996. The version we will hear today though is recorded live for a Christmas benefit album, and features a birthday buddy. This legend plays the guitar…