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Shake & Break It: Early American Blues

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Audio CD, May 22, 2012
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Editorial Reviews

Bad Luck Blues (4:15)
Blood in My Eyes for You (4:52)
Church Bell Blues (3:39)
I Never Cried (3:39)
Meat Shakin’ Woman (2:31)
Money Never Runs Out (3:14)
Mr. Crump Don’t Like It (3:57)
Police Dog Blues (4:06)
Poor Boy Long Way from Home (2:57)
Shake & Break It (3:32)
She’s Got Jordan River in Her Hips (3:13)
Sister Kate (2:15)
Won’t You Be Kind? (3:43)
World Gone Wrong (4:09)
Total running time, 50:03

“Shake & Break It” is an anthology of my best acoustic blues. These songs reflect an era, the first third of the 20th century, before the blues migrated to the cities and took on their present form. Some of the works originate in the Memphis jug band era, with composers like Frank Stokes of the Beale Street Sheiks. Other hearken back to early blues originators like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Luke Jordan, and Charlie Patton.

Dean Rathje: voices, guitars, banjo, mandolin, dobro, piano, bass.

Bad Luck Blues — Blind Lemon Jefferson
Blood in My Eyes for You — Mississippi Sheiks
Church Bell Blues — Luke Jordan
I Never Cried — Blind Teddy Darby
Meat Shakin’ Woman — Blind Boy Fuller
Money Never Runs Out — Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers
Mr. Crump Don’t Like It — Frank Stokes
Police Dog Blues — Blind Blake
Poor Boy Long Way from Home — trad.
Shake & Break It — Charlie Patton
She’s Got Jordan River in Her Hips — Clifford Gibson
Sister Kate — Armand J. Piron
Won’t You Be Kind? — Luke Jordan
World Gone Wrong — Mississippi Sheiks

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Bad Luck Blues
  2. Blood in My Eyes for You
  3. Church Bell Blues
  4. I Never Cried
  5. Meat Shakin' Woman
  6. Money Never Runs Out
  7. Mr. Crump Don't Like It
  8. Police Dog Blues
  9. Poor Boy Long Way from Home
  10. Shake & Break It
  11. She's Got Jordan River in Her Hips
  12. Sister Kate
  13. Won't You Be Kind?
  14. World Gone Wrong

Product details

  • Audio CD (May 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: May 3, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New Leaf Interactive Media, Inc.
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • ASIN: B007LAO0QC
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