CAT # OBCCD-572-2
1. Worried Blues 3:52 2. My Foolish Heart 3:00 3. Sunset Blues 6:17 4. You Spoiled Your Baby 2:47 5. Tear Drops 3:20 6. Just Shakey 1:51 7. Jake's Blues 1:49 8. Still Your Fool 3:10 9. Keep A-loving Me Baby 2:08 10. Call Me When You Need Me 3:26 11. Huffin' And Puffin' 2:50 12. Good Times 3:15
Producer Esmond Edwards is to be commended for this unique 1960 session, the first of two for the Prestige/Bluesville label by Arkansas-born, Chicago-based blues singer and harmonica ace Shakey Jake Harris (1921-90). Rather than present Jake in a typically raucous blues-band setting. Edwards teamed him with organ great Jack McDuff and the underheralded Bill Jennings, a guitarist known for his work with the groups of Louis Jordan, Wild Bill Davis, and others. Although Jake came from a different musical environment than did the two jazzmen, they all shared a deep feeling for the blues. The result is distinctively laid back, and ultimately haunting.
with Jack McDuff, Bill Jennings
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