SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN

Latest update on 20/05/2020

Artist: Bukka White
Author: Booker White
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1937

Recorded in Chicago by Lester Melrose. Booker White was serving time in Parchman Prison Farm (1937-39) while his own composition was a success.

Covers:

1938:

Big Bill Broonzy [as New Shake 'Em On Down (see note)]

1938:

Bo Carter

1939:

Lucille Walker

1939:

Tommy McClennan

1940:

Bukka White [melody in When Can I Change My Clothes, after his release]

1941:

Robert Petway [as Ride 'Em On Down; Eddie Taylor's ('55 - Vee-Jay) is another song (see there)]

1959:

Fred McDowell [Alan Lomax recording]

1961:

Furry Lewis

1967:

Savoy Brown

1970:

Led Zeppelin [as Hats Off To (Roy) Harper and in Custard Pie from Physical Graffiti ('75)]

1993:

Paul Rishell

1994:

R.L. Burnside [taking Fred McDowell's version as example]

2000:

North Mississippi All Stars [idem]

2000:

Tarbox Ramblers

2011:

Rory Block [on her tribute to Fred McDowell]

See also: Aberdeen Mississippi Blues and Fixin' To Die Blues.

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