The All New Nu Real True Ol' Shake 'Em On Down Blues Part 2(featuring Monroe Moe Jackson III)(Swamp-Juke remix)
Charts #45 in subgenre today
Previous peak charts position #154
May 29, 2020
Story behind the song
The All New Nu Real Ol' Shake 'Em On Down Blues Part 1(featuring Monroe Moe Jackson III)(Swamp-Juke remix)
Produced by Bull Moose Jackson III
Co-Produced by Mookie Blaylock III
Inspiration from Mighty Joe Young III, Pow Wow Smith III, Spark Plug Smith, Jr., Six Cylinder Smith III, & Sir Mississippi Fred McDowell The Great !!!!!!!
J-Boogie The Great aka The Original Disco Biscuit on howlin', honeydrippin' vocals, well well well's, woo woo woo's, yes yes yes's, DIY One String Diddley Bow, parlor guitar, acoustical git-tar, super Elec-trickery-ical guitar, and Great God A'mighty vibes !!!
"Shake 'Em On Down" was recorded by Bukka White on vocal and guitar with an unidentified second guitarist. The song is a moderate-tempo twelve-bar blues notated in 4/4 time in the key of E. Music writer Mark Humphrey has described the rhythm as "shuffling" and its lyrics as "risqué":
Get your nightcap mama, and your gown
Baby 'fore day we gonna shake 'em on down
Hey done stopped hollerin', oh, must I shake 'em on down
I done stopped hollerin' now, must I shake 'em on down
The song became a hit and "earned White the status of a celebrity within Parchman", including an audience with the governor. According to music historian Ted Gioia, "When White performed for the governor of Mississippi, on the latter's visit to Parchman, he was surprised that the politician already knew about him". Largely on the strength of "Shake 'Em On Down", when White was released from prison, he was able to resume his recording career with Melrose and Vocalion, despite the shift in public taste that had taken place in the previous two and a half years.
After Bukka White's success, "Shake 'Em On Down" was recorded by several bluesmen. Some used White's title or a variation, such as "Ride 'Em On Down", "Break 'Em On Down", or "Truck 'Em On Down". Big Bill Broonzy recorded a version in 1938 and became "an even bigger hit", according to Gioia. (Vocalion 4149). Other versions followed by Tommy McClennan (1939 Bluebird 8347), Big Joe Williams (1941 Bluebird 8969), and Robert Petway (1941 Bluebird 8838).
Mississippi Fred McDowell recorded several versions using electric slide guitar, including one for the 1972 album Live in New York. British rock band Savoy Brown recorded the song for their 1967 debut album Shake Down. Led Zeppelin's "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper" (1970) uses some similar lyrics:
Listen mama, put on your mornin' gown
Put in your nightshirt mama, we're gonna shake 'em down
Must I holler ... must I shake 'em on down
Similar lyrics also appear in Led Zeppelin's song "Custard Pie" (1975).
Recoil reworked a recording of Bukka White performing "Shake 'Em On Down" into "Electro Blues for Bukka White" on Bloodline (1992), and again into "Electro Blues for Bukka White (2000 Version)" on the "Jezebel" single (2000). R.L. Burnside recorded several versions, including one with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (1996). The North Mississippi Allstars recorded the song for their Grammy-winning album Shake Hands with Shorty (2000). HowellDevine recorded a version of "Shake 'Em on Down" for their third album, Modern Sounds Of Ancient Juju, (Arhoolie, 2014)
Shake 'Em On Down - Bukka White
ASHES TO ASHES...DUST TO DUST...IF THE WOMEN DON'T GET YA, THE WHISKEY MUST!!...
incl Crossroad Blues reference
incl ancient gospel tune reference
Ain' No Grave....,,,,....,,,,
See Above Dirty Mistreaterer !!!
....,,,,Can Hold Mah Body Down !!!
and its lyrics as "risqué":
Here 'tis Part 1, folks !!!