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Harmonica player/singer/semi-professional gambler James D. "SHAKEY JAKE" Harris remains one of The Blues' shadowy, "Great Unknown" figures. His name came from his awesome ability to shoot dice; by all accounts, fellow-gamblers would call "Shake 'Em, Jake" at him. This compilation comprises his two rare-as-hens-teeth LPs, "Good Times" (1960) and "Mouth Harp Blues" (1961), both recorded for Prestige/Bluesville, plus an earlier, one-off 45rpm for Artistic (1958), a subsidiary label of Cobra Records. On his Artistic 45rpm he was backed by the Willie Dixon Band, whose personnel included guitarists Magic Sam (who was Shakey Jake's nephew) and Freddie King. His Prestige/Bluesville LPs feature sidemen like guitarists Bill Jennings and Jimmy Lee Robinson, organist Brother Jack McDuff, pianist Robert Banks, bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Junior Blackman. This material is impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
Harmonica player/singer/semi-professional gambler James D. "SHAKEY JAKE" Harris remains one of The Blues' shadowy, "Great Unknown" figures. His name came from his awesome ability to shoot dice; by all accounts, fellow-gamblers would call "Shake 'Em, Jake" at him. This compilation comprises his two rare-as-hens-teeth LPs, "Good Times" (1960) and "Mouth Harp Blues" (1961), both recorded for Prestige/Bluesville, plus an earlier, one-off 45rpm for Artistic (1958), a subsidiary label of Cobra Records. On his Artistic 45rpm he was backed by the Willie Dixon Band, whose personnel included guitarists Magic Sam (who was Shakey Jake's nephew) and Freddie King. His Prestige/Bluesville LPs feature sidemen like guitarists Bill Jennings and Jimmy Lee Robinson, organist Brother Jack McDuff, pianist Robert Banks, bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Junior Blackman. This material is impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
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Call Me When You Need Me: Vocal & Harmonica Blues
Artist: Shakey Jake
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Call Me If You Need Me
2. Roll Your Money Maker
3. Worried Blues
4. My Foolish Heart
5. Sunset Blues
6. You Spoiled Your Baby
7. Tear Drops
8. Just Shakey
9. Jake's Blues
10. Still Your Fool
11. Keep A-Loving Me Baby
12. Call Me When You Need Me
13. Huffin' ; Puffin'
14. Good Times
15. Mouth Harp Blues
16. Love My Baby
17. Jake's Cha Cha
18. Gimme a Smile
19. My Broken Heart
20. Angry Love
21. Things Is Alright
22. Easy Baby
23. Things Are Different Baby
24. It Won't Happen Again

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Harmonica player/singer/semi-professional gambler James D. "SHAKEY JAKE" Harris remains one of The Blues' shadowy, "Great Unknown" figures. His name came from his awesome ability to shoot dice; by all accounts, fellow-gamblers would call "Shake 'Em, Jake" at him. This compilation comprises his two rare-as-hens-teeth LPs, "Good Times" (1960) and "Mouth Harp Blues" (1961), both recorded for Prestige/Bluesville, plus an earlier, one-off 45rpm for Artistic (1958), a subsidiary label of Cobra Records. On his Artistic 45rpm he was backed by the Willie Dixon Band, whose personnel included guitarists Magic Sam (who was Shakey Jake's nephew) and Freddie King. His Prestige/Bluesville LPs feature sidemen like guitarists Bill Jennings and Jimmy Lee Robinson, organist Brother Jack McDuff, pianist Robert Banks, bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Junior Blackman. This material is impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
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