It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day…
A young songwriter from the south, who only intended to have others record her songs, decided to record this one herself to save money on the demo. She was signed to a recording deal, and this haunting, sparse, driving song became the title track to her debut.
At water coolers all across the country folks were guessing what really happened in this song that unfolds as a slice of life story.
The older more seasoned guitarist of our Shadow duo, played with some R&B greats in the 60’s and early 70’s. He gave up those sorts of gigs and teamed with the unlikely kindred spirit who became his duo partner, making a name for themselves on the streets of Harlem in the 80’s and early 90’s. Their names could conjure images of the underworld and the first man.
The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Coney Island Brewing Company.