The 5 O’clock Shadow: October 1, 2019


Today’s Shadow is performed by two artists, one, who is also referred to as “the screaming eagle of soul” and “black velvet” is more well-known than the other. He was 63 before his first album was released. The other features musicians from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Budos Band. Their songs have been sampled by Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar.

The original artist recently lost their primary lyricist who was the only non-performer to be inducted in to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of a band. They were known for having a huge fan base that would follow them on the road from show to show.

The song shares a name with a town in western Maryland.