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Shake Your Boogie

Shake Your Boogie
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One of the fiercest of the Mississippi blues singers, Big Joe Williams recorded this emotionally charged album for Arhoolie records in 1960. Williams accompanies his vocal lines on a 9-string guitar, using it to add percussive elements and a slapping bass effect. Singing autobiographical, traditional, and improvised blues tunes, Williams gives a forceful delivery steeped in the sound of the hot, humid delta country and of his life’s hardships. Many of the songs are infused with the emotional stress of a recent arrest, which he describes in “Greystone Blues.” Liner notes give a bio of the artist and detail the recording session.

Track Listing

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Sloppy Drunk Blues Big Joe Williams 2:48
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Yo Yo Blues Big Joe Williams 3:10
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President Roosevelt Big Joe Williams 3:53
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Forty Four Blues Big Joe Williams 3:10
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Greystone Blues Big Joe Williams 2:34
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I Want My Crown Big Joe Williams 2:25
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Mean Step Father Big Joe Williams 2:46
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Brother James Big Joe Williams 3:38
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Shake Your Boogie Big Joe Williams 2:21
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Vitamin A Blues Big Joe Williams 3:03
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She Left Me A Mule To Ride Big Joe Williams 2:35
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So Glad Big Joe Williams 4:17
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Louisiana Bound Big Joe Williams 2:44
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Killing Floor Blues Big Joe Williams 3:04
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Throw The Boogie Woogie Big Joe Williams 2:02
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Dirt Road Blues Big Joe Williams 2:18
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Montreal Blues Big Joe Williams 2:38
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Take Me Out Of The Bottom Big Joe Williams 2:28
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Thinking Of What They Did To Me Big Joe Williams 2:47
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The Death Of Dr. Martin Luther King Big Joe Williams 2:51
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Army Man In Vietnam Big Joe Williams 2:59
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Creole Queen Big Joe Williams 2:00
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Remember Way Back Big Joe Williams 2:32
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King Jesus Big Joe Williams 1:43
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