Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

by Sid King


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Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127155351
catalogNumber: 15535
Rank: 130036

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sid King   Primary Artist,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
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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Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.