The Shadow- Sept. 3rd

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It’s a bluesy Shadow today… Both the original and shadow artists are from the same state and the song describes a natural disaster in that state but really is a metaphor for the composer’s relationship problems.

The original artist isn’t well known but was a huge influence on the shadow artist’s vocal style. The shadow artist also learned from guitarist Fenton Robinson’s work on the original 1958 recording and the song became the title track of his debut album in 1983. It was a standard in his live shows before a fatal accident cut his career short at age 35.

The original artist also died at a relatively young age, of cancer in 1994 at age 57.

Post your guesses on Facebook and listen to the 5 O’clock Shadow today on 89.7 WTMD.

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Weekend on the Radio: Sept. 3rd – 7th

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It’s a long Labor Day weekend. Make your plans with Sam and Don and Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There’s the final First Thursday, there’s also a birthday party for Baltimore Clayworks Friday night. Lots of music too, including Bosley at the Ottobar, Rodrigo y Gabriella at Wolf Trap, and Billy…

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The Shadow- Sept. 2nd

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The original artist took their name from the William S. Burroughs novel, Naked Lunch. This song is from their 1974 album about baked goods with good reasoning. The song is about any friend with half a heart, that will help you get over things. The Shadow artist is an alt-rock band from Chicago that will…

In The Mix: Pure Bathing Culture

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  Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman have been making music together for several years. They played with Andy Cabic in the band Vetiver for a while where they began to connect musically before going on to play shows as Pure Bathing Culture. They got a lot of attention back in 2013 with the release of…

The Shadow- Sept. 1st

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The original artist was a pop group from the Isle of Man. At their core, the group consisted of three brothers, only one of them is left, and today he turns 69 years old. So the song is perfectly appropriate, and even more so, since it’s used for the rhythm when being taught to perform…

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The Shadow- Aug. 31st

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The original artist is a Long Island rock band that had their most influential and widespread hit with this song. It was used appropriately in the 1979 slasher classic Halloween. It’s also been parodied with Will Ferrell playing the most important instrument in the song. The Shadow artist is an LA based singer/songwriter that did…

The Saturday Alternative: 08-29-15

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This week on The Saturday Alternative, we rocked out with brand new music from The Dead Weather, The Fratellis and Australian punk rockers Royal Headache. We heard a catchy new single from Emily Haines and Metric, and had some fun with with the energetic Baltimore band, Sun Club. They just signed to ATO Records and…

Win a Pair of 4-Day Passes to Lockn’ Festival

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Anyone that makes a donation by midnight on September 3rd is entered to win a pair of 4-day general admission tickets to Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA – September 10th – 13th This year’s lineup includes: • Robert Plant • Tedeschi Trucks Band • Phil Lesh & Friends with Carlos Santana • Widespread Panic •…

Weekend on the Radio Aug. 27th – 30th

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Time to make your plans with Sam and Don. It’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There’s the Charm City Mods vs. Rockers event. There’s also a wizard at AVAM, Silversun Pickups and oysters in Fells. Plus the All Mighty Senators are at BWI, The Fleshtones are at the Patterson, and the…

The Shadow- Aug. 27th

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The original artist asks you a question with this song. And the answer is “yes”. This 1958 song was the biggest hit for this San Francisco soul singer. The song has been Shadowed dozens of times; Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Beach Boys, John Lennon, Dave Edmunds, and more. Including the artist today, that…

In The Mix: Gospel Machine

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  Minneapolis quintet Gospel Machine describe themselves as a “garage gospel” band. Their music brings to mind some of the greats, like Otis Redding and Sharon Jones, and it’s that garage-grit and attitude, along with frontwoman Jayanthi Kyle’s stunning vocals, that make their sound so authentic. We’ve taken notice here at WTMD, and we think…

The Shadow- Aug 26th

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The original artist is an indie project from Seattle and they are not delivering your mail, despite the name. They did “give up” a great album in 2003, and this song comes from that one and only album, and I guess it’s about what happens when our bodies finally go. And I can’t spell the…

In The Mix: Boy & Bear

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  We’ve been fans of Aussie band Boy and Bear since 2011, when we first heard their smooth and infectious, emotionally driven indie-folk rock. Their debut album, Moonfire, swept the ARIA Awards that year, winning them five awards out of seven nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Group. Their song “Feeding Line” was…

The Shadow- Aug. 25th

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The original artist put out this career defining album 40 years ago today. We are going to take the title track, a love letter to a gal named Wendy. The Shadow artist is a group of Liverpudlians that went all the way to 90038 in 1984 with their monster debut, “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”, where…