Shake That Thing

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Featuring an expanded lineup of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Shake That Thing is a joyous celebration of over 40 years of New Orleans jazz tradition. Adding such New Orleans jazz luminaries as trumpeter Leroy Jones, clarinetist Dr. Michael White, and drummer Shannon Powell, the band powers through several standards and traditional tunes that easily rate as some of the most raucous, funky, and happy tracks to come out of Preservation Hall. From Don Vappie's patois vocals on "Eh la Bas" to the gospel-meets-street beat of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," most of the various New Orleans musical styles are covered here. This is relevant, rootsy jazz that deserves to be heard ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Featuring an expanded lineup of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Shake That Thing is a joyous celebration of over 40 years of New Orleans jazz tradition. Adding such New Orleans jazz luminaries as trumpeter Leroy Jones, clarinetist Dr. Michael White, and drummer Shannon Powell, the band powers through several standards and traditional tunes that easily rate as some of the most raucous, funky, and happy tracks to come out of Preservation Hall. From Don Vappie's patois vocals on "Eh la Bas" to the gospel-meets-street beat of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," most of the various New Orleans musical styles are covered here. This is relevant, rootsy jazz that deserves to be heard well beyond the confines of the institution it sprang from.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Preservation Hall
  • UPC: 674511000424
  • Catalog Number: 301
  • Sales rank: 220,786

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Primary Artist
Jacques Gauthe Clarinet, Group Member
John Brunious Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Lucien Barbarin Trombone, Group Member
Maynard Chatters Trombone, Vocals, Group Member
Frank Demond Trombone, Group Member
Ralph Johnson Clarinet, Group Member
Rickie Monie Piano, Group Member
Walter Payton Bass, Group Member
Shannon Powell Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Thadeus Richard Piano, Group Member
Don Vappie Banjo, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Blailock Banjo, Group Member
Benjamin Jaffe Bass, Group Member
Gregg Stafford Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
John Royen Piano, Group Member
Ernie Elly Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Arranger
W.C. Handy Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Steve Reynolds Engineer
Spencer Williams Composer
Benjamin Jaffe Producer
Public Domain Composer
Traditional Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
David Cohen Graphic Design
Sandra Jaffe Executive Producer
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