Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN" - The Real Country Blues

"SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN" - The Real Country Blues:
A generous 22-track collection of recordings originally made for and released by Chris Strachwitz's Arhoolie Records, Shake 'Em on Down is a delightful set of modern country blues performances, and includes Mississippi Fred McDowell's elegant slide guitar playing on the title tune "Shake 'Em on Down," Booker White's chugging "Alabama Blues," Big Joe Williams' vibrant "She Left Me a Mule to Ride," Sleepy John Estes' characteristically delicate "Need More Blues," a fine acoustic version of "Poor Black Mattie" by R.L. Burnside, and a wonderful fife and drum workout by Napoleon Strickland and friends on "Oh Baby." (Steve Leggett, Allmusic)

1. Shake 'Em on Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell 2. Sloppy Drunk Blues - Big Williams Joe 3. Alabama Blues - Bukka White 4. Need More Blues - Sleepy John Estes 5. Judge Boushay Blues - Furry Lewis 6. Pardon Denied Again - Robert Pete Williams 7. Rabbit Blues - Smoky Babe 8. Take Me out of the Bottom - Big Williams Joe 9. Fred's Worried Life Blues - Mississippi Fred McDowell 10. Poor Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside 11. Come Home to Me Baby - Mississippi Joe Callicott 12. Smokestack Lightning - Clarence Edwards 13. Write Me a Few Lines - Mississippi Fred McDowell 14. Mississippi River - Smoky Babe 15. Just Tippin' In - Robert Pete Williams 16. She Left Me a Mule to Ride - Big Williams Joe 17. Canned Heat - Houston Stackhouse 18. Three O'Clock in the Morning - Johnny Woods 19. 'Bout a Spoonful - Nathan Beauregard 20. You Call Yourself a Cadillac - Robert Nighthawk & Carey 'Ditty' Mason 21. Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business - Johnny Young & Otis Spann 22. Oh Baby - Napoleon Strickland
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