Movers And Shakers

From ‘Wake Me. Shake Me’ to ‘God moves on the water’, we have mixed 19 ‘Blues & Soul‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Moving & Shaking‘. It has Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Guitar Watson, John Lee Hooker, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and many more.

LINER NOTES
IMAGE : Photo by Meena Kadri
INFORMATIONS

Arhoolie: Big Joe played a 9-string guitar which he pounded, slapped and drove like a demented downhill slalom through a thicket of seminal Delta blues, singing in a gutsy, raw, emotion-exhausting voice.

Living Blues : When Big Maybelle growled ‘You’re Gonna Love Me’ it was as much an order as an open invite to seduction. Born Maybelle Smith in 1924, and blessed with a dominating voice that complemented her wide girth, she could also draw tears eyes with her poignant phrasings.

BluesNet Artists : Ry Cooder summed it up well when he said – speaking of Blind Willie Johnson – “It’s something you can’t really talk about” – Johnson’s music is almost trancendent and really has to be heard. He had two distinct vocal styles and two distinct playing styles.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : One account has Elmore James playing with a band that included drums as early as 1939. If correct, it would place him several years ahead of Muddy Waters in blending Delta Blues with electrical amplification and percussion.

Roots & Rhythm : With his intense, raw, declamatory vocals, searing electric slide guitar and vibrant stage performance J.B. Hutto was immensely popular on the club and concert circuit from the 60s through to his death in 1983.

Cascade Blues : Just like many hit songs on the R&B charts in the 1950s and into the 1960s, “Shake, Rattle, And Roll.” was covered by a White performer : Bill Haley and The Comets who gave it to the world. Interestingly enough, Joe and Bill ended up on a tour together and Joe graciously let Haley do the song. The two became friends and went fishing together on several occasions.

The Blues : British blues bands idolized John Lee Hooker during the early ’60s. Hooker visited Europe in 1962 under the auspices of the first American Folk Blues Festival, leaving behind the popular waxings “Let’s Make It” and “Shake It Baby” for foreign consumption.

Soulwalking : Johnny Guitar Watson inherited a guitar from his grandfather, a preacher, on the condition that he did not play the blues on it . Johnny later admitted that ‘that was the first thing I played’.

Johnny Kidd And The Pirates : 1960, The Pirates are slimmed down to a trio, partly for economic reasons. Then a song thrown together by the group in minutes for their next flipside becomes one of the iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of the 20th Century….

Johnny Kidd And The Pirates : 1960, The Pirates are slimmed down to a trio, partly for economic reasons. Then a song thrown together by the group in minutes for their next flipside becomes one of the iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of the 20th Century….

PLAYLIST : The Blues Project – Wake Me. Shake Me (5.19) . J.B. Hutto & the Hawks – Hip-Shakin’ (2.20) . Johnny Kidd And The Pirates – Shakin’ All Over (2.23) . Big Maybelle – Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin’ On (2.57) . Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – Shake down blues (2.50) . Nina Simone – Do I Move You (2.45) . Elmore James – Got To Move (2.42) . John Lee Hooker – Shake It Baby (4.13) . Ray Charles – I’m Movin’ On (2.13) . Lucky Peterson – Move (3.51) . Joe Turner – Shake. Rattle. And Roll (3.05) . The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Shake Your Moneymaker (2.28) . Junior Wells – It’s My Life. Baby! / Shake It Baby (3.38) . Johnny Guitar Watson – She Moves Me (2.50) . Big Joe Williams – Shake Your Boogie (2.21) . Blind Willie Johnson – God moves on the water (2.59) . Mance Lipscomb – Shake. Shake. Mama (3.03) . R.L. Burnside – Shake ‘Em On Down (3.29) . Mahalia Jackson – Move on up a little higher (6.01) .

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