Today’s original artist was a New Orleans born singer. He did not write today’s song but he was the first to release a recording of it.

The songwriter, who was also this artist’s frequent producer, was a great New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer. The artist’s frequent backing band went on to their own funky fame as well. The original artist’s most famous song (also by the producer) was about hard work in a dark and deep place.

Our Shadow artist is a modern day chanteuse. She is known as a great interpreter of jazz and blues standards. She does also write her own songs on occasion and plays guitar. Her name may be French in origin but is pronounced like a South American country.

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Coney Island Brewing Company.