Volume Two of LocoBop’s new Shake the House series will
shatter your glasses and topple your chimneys. The
lineup here includes Albert King, The Bar-Kays, J.
Blackfoot, Eddie Floyd, Luther Ingram, Dwayne Dopsie &
the Zydeco Hellraisers, and more.
Curtain raisers, the Barkays romp through one of
their glorious funk anthems of the 1980s: “Traffic
Jammer”. Then Eddie Floyd steps up with an
equally rousing performance in a live version of “On A
Saturday Night” from his late 1960s repertoire.
One of Louisiana’s top
swamp-poppers - G.G. Chinn leads his big band
through a regional favorite with “She’s a Big Fat
Woman”. Yan C, a Memphis rapper who was
under-appreciated at the time is happily repersented on
this album with two tracks: “Shake What You Got (Part
One)” and “Shake What You Got (Part Two)”.
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers race through their steamy track
“Got My Mind Gone” from the LocoBop album Up In Flames.
Keeping up the pace, Houston swamp-popper and
Tommy Dardar gives us “That's What Keeps Me Rockin'”
from his album Blues Fool.
Our favorite barrel-house queen,
Di Anne Price
takes us deep into a dark, smoky roadhouse atmosphere
with “I’m Not Drunk, I’m Just Drinkin’”. Next up,
J. Blackfoot of
Taxi fame, sings one of his typically funky Memphis soul
classics, “City Slicker”.
The Jumpin’ Chi Chis, (the Memphis answer to Joe
Butera and the Witnesses) storms the stage now with
“Chicks 4 Chi Chi”.
Wrapping up, are two former Stax stalwarts: Luther
Ingram and Albert King. Luther’s soulful
plaint - “It's Too Much” is one of his finest uptempo
recordings. Albert’s live version of “Finger On The
Trigger” is definitely a show closer.