Volume One of LocoBop’s new Shake the House series
is guaranteed to rattle your windows. Featured
artists include the Bar-Kays, Eddie Floyd, Rufus
Thomas, Luther Ingram, Eddie Cotton and more, all
selected to get you on your feet.
Eddie Floyd kicks things off with his classic “Raise Your Hand” followed
by blues guitar-maestro Eddie Cotton rollicking
through his version of the old Willie Dixon favorite
called “The Same Thing”.
Before you can catch your breath, accordion whiz
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
offer the slamming “Better Go Get It”. Keeping up the
pace, Houston’s Pop-Swamper and blues-harmonica virtuoso
Tommy Dardar tells us about our “Crazy Mixed Up
The legendary minstrel showman and world’s oldest
teenager Rufus Thomas is up next, partying with
“I’ll Be A Good Boy”. Rufus composed the next track,
“Philly Dog”, which was recorded live in Viennes, France
by the Memphis All Star Band, when they opened a
concert for Rufus’s Daughter, Carla Thomas.
Speaking of Carla’s concert, her live recording of
“Lovey Dovey” is just as exciting now as when she and
Otis Redding charted with it over 40 years ago.
“Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone” is Bourbon Street
fixture Chewy Thunderfoot Black’s worthy
contribution to the album. Chewy is followed by fellow
Big Easy star Tommy Ridgley rocking his way
through the New Orleans classic “Ooh Poo Pah Doo.”
The final three tracks take us back to Memphis: The
Memphis All Stars give us an incredible house
destroying version of “Jesus On The Mainline;” “I
Can't Stop” comes from sweet soul singer Luther
Ingram; and lastly the great Bar-Kays bring
down the roof and end the set with “Holy Ghost”.