Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Sid King and the Five Strings were one of the weirdest and most enjoyable of the pre-rock & roll hillbilly country bands. Not only did King and the Five Strings play country boogie and nervy honky tonk, they tore their way through R&B and blues, performing all their songs with a wild, backwoods humor. Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight contains all 29 songs the group recorded between 1953 and 1959. Primarily, this is music for collectors -- though there is a lot of really weird, wonderful proto-rock & roll here, you have to have a taste for the obscure to truly appreciate it. For those that have a taste for the obscure, the music on Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Sid King and the Five Strings were one of the weirdest and most enjoyable of the pre-rock & roll hillbilly country bands. Not only did King and the Five Strings play country boogie and nervy honky tonk, they tore their way through R&B and blues, performing all their songs with a wild, backwoods humor. Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight contains all 29 songs the group recorded between 1953 and 1959. Primarily, this is music for collectors -- though there is a lot of really weird, wonderful proto-rock & roll here, you have to have a taste for the obscure to truly appreciate it. For those that have a taste for the obscure, the music on Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight is a true treasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127155351
  • Catalog Number: 15535
  • Sales rank: 107,689

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sid King & the Five Strings Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Track Performer
Paul Buskirk Guitar, Mandolin
Melvin Robinson Guitar, Steel Guitar
William Simmons Piano
Mark Wilder Overdubs
Cecil Brower Fiddle
Bill Erwin Guitar
Jimmy Rollins Guitar
Buddy Brady Fiddle
Bill Simmons Piano
David L. White Guitar, Drums, Leader, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sidney Erwin Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Dewey Meadows Piano
William F. Pecchi Drums
Jimmy Pruett Piano
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams Drums
Dave White Drums, Background Vocals
Scott Clinton Saxophone
Louis Butterman Bass
Kenneth David Massey Bass
Technical Credits
Sid King Producer, Illustrations
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Bob Jones Mastering
Don Law Producer
Ben Weisman Composer
Mark Wilder Disc Dub
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork, Art Direction
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Five Strings Producer
Alvin Hankerson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gonna Shake This Shake Tonight is a lot of fun

    These were young men from Denton, Texas having a great time at the beginning of the Rockabilly craze. Sid and his brother Billy (both are barbers in Texas - Billy cuts what is left of my hair) are still playing more than 50 years since most of these recordings. This is a fun set of music that is unpretentious and reflects the times when these recordings were made. Sid and Billy still tour in Europe every year, where they have quite a following in places such as The Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany. They are largely ignored in Dallas, but that is Dallas' loss. If you want a period recording of what the Big D Jamboree may have sounded like in the early 1950s, this is certainly a good representation.

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