Good Times

Shakey Jake

Good Times
  • 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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