SHAKEY JAKE





SINGLES

  
ARTISTIC 1502 SHAKEY JAKERoll Your Money Maker / Call Me (If You Need Me)
(recorded in Chicago in 1958, feat. James Harris:vcl, Magic Sam:gtr, Freddy King:gtr, Odell Campbel:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Junior Blackmon:dms + vcl group on a-side) 
1958 US
BLUESVILLE 807  SHAKEY JAKEMy Foolish Heart / Jake's Blues
(recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 11, 1960, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca [on b-side], Jack McDuff:org, Bill Jennings:gtr)
1960 US
VIVID 100 SHAKEY JAKERoll Your Money Maker / Call Me If You Need Me  (reissue) 1964 US
THE BLUES 303 SHAKEY JOKE [sic]Respect Me Baby / A Hard Road
(recorded in Chicago in 1966, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl, Louis Myers:hca, Otis Spann:pno, Magic Sam:gtr, Mighty Joe Young:bs, S.P. Leary:dms)
1966 US
GOOD TIME 01 SHAKEY JAKEEasy Baby / Never Leave You 19?? US
BIG TOWN 717 SHAKEY JAKETell Me How You Like It / Shakey's Boogie 197? US




ALBUMS

PRESTIGE/BLUESVILLE BV 1008 SHAKEY JAKE: GOOD TIMES  (LP)
Worried Blues / My Foolish Heart * / Sunset Blues (instr.) / You Spoiled Your Baby / Tear Drops / Just Shakey (instr.) / Jake's Blues (instr.) / Still Your Fool / Keep A-Loving Me Baby * / Call Me When You Need Me / Huffin' And Puffin' (instr.) / Good Times
(recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 11, 1960, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca [except *], Jack McDuff:org [except on 'You Spoiled Your Baby'], Bill Jennings:gtr)
-- cd reissue: Original Blues Classics OBCCD-572-2, 1994 US --
1960 US
PRESTIGE/BLUESVILLE BVLP-1027 SHAKEY JAKE: MOUTH HARP BLUES  (LP)
Mouth Harp Blues (instr.) / Love Me Baby / Jake's Cha Cha (instr.) / Gimme A Smile / My Broken Heart * / Angry Lover / Things Is Alright * / Easy Baby * / Things Are Different Baby / It Won't Happen Again *
(recorded in New York, November 19, 1960, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca [except *], Robert Banks:pno, Jimmy Lee Robinson: gtr, Leonard Gaskin:bs, Junior Blackmon:dms)
-- reissues: Ace LP CH 236, 1988 UK/Original Blues Classics OBCCD-559-2, 1994 US/Analogue Productions LP TJAZ 1027, 2007 US/Analogue Productions 2-LP AJAZ 1027 [180 gram 45rpm edition], 2007 US --
1961 US
WORLD PACIFIC WPS 21886 SHAKEY JAKE AND THE ALL-STARS: FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD  (LP)
Respect Me Baby / Long Distance Call / Hold That Bus, Conductor / A Hard Road To Travel / Strollin' On The Strip (instr.) / I Will Always Love You / Save Your Money Baby / Everything Gonna Be Alright * / Further Up On The Road * / Three Times Seven * / Too Hot To Hold (instr.) * (recorded in Los Angles, September 30, 1968 & October 1, 1968*, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca [on 'Strollin' On The Strip' & 'Too Hot To Hold'], Kenny Courtney:hca [except 'Strollin' On The Strip', 'Too Hot To Hold' & 'I Will Always Love You'], Sunnyland Slim:pno, Luther Allison:gtr, Robert Elem:bs, Francis Clay:dms, Denny Bruce:perc [on 'Save Your Money Baby'], Steve Cummins:perc [on 'Save Your Money Baby'] + 'Wandering' John Mayall:pno*)
-- UK edition: Liberty LBS 83217, 1969/reissue: Sequel NEXCD 211, 1992 UK --
1969 US
POLYDOR PD 5014 SHAKEY JAKE HARRIS: THE DEVIL'S HARMONICA  (LP)
Sawed Off Shotgun / Ragged And Dirty / Love Is Strange / Let Me Be Your Loverman / Bad Luck Time / My Blues Advice / Family Blues / What A Fool / Remembering / More Bad Luck
(feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Freddy Robinson:gtr, Elliot Ingber:gtr, John Mayall:gtr/sl.gtr/pno, Larry Taylor:bs, Ron Selico:dms, Phil Parker:dms)
-- UK edition: Polydor 2391 015, 1972 --
1973 US
GOOD TIME GTS 1001 SHAKEY JAKE HARRIS: MAKE IT GOOD TO YOU  (LP)
This World * / Shot Gun * / Tell Me How You Like It * / Catherline / Shakey Jake / Down So Long / Jake And Bill Clark / Long Distance Call / Going Away / Don't Be Broke *
(featuring Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Hollywood Fats:ld.gtr, Rod Piazza:hca [*], William Clarke:hca [on "Jake And Bill Clark"], Lee King:rh.gtr, Larry Taylor:bs, Sam King:dms)
1978 US
MURRAY BROTHERS MB 1002 SHAKEY JAKE HARRIS: THE KEY WON'T FIT IT  (LP)
Do The Boogie With You * / Cross My Heart / The Key Won't Fit / Down So Long * / What You Want Me To Do / Let Me Tell You Baby * / Never Leave You / Save Your Money * / Easy Baby
(*= feat. Shakey Jake:vcl, Rod Piazza:hca [except on "Let Me Tell You Baby"], Hollywood Fats:gtr, Lee King:gtr, Larry Taylor:bs, Sam King:dms; other tracks feat. Shakey Jake:vcl, Rod Piazza:hca, Junior Watson:gtr, Honey Alexander:pno, Bill Stuve:bs, Bill Swartz:dms)
1983 US
MINA M 1001 JOHNNIE DYER & SHAKEY JAKE: STRAIGHT AHEAD  (LP)
Slippin & Slidin, Part 1 / Everybody, Somebody / K.C. / Tell Me How You Like It / You're The One / Long Distance Call / Catherline / Key To The Highway / Or Baby / Down So Long / Overdose Of Love / Slippin & Slidin, Part 2
(1978-1979 recordings featuring Johnnie Dyer:vcl/hca, Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Rod Piazza:hca, Hollywood Fats:gtr, Lee King:gtr, Mike Watson:gtr, Larry Taylor:bs, etc.)
1985 JPN




COMPILATIONS & (VOCAL) GUEST APPEARANCES

BRUNSWICK 9012 (mono)/109012 (stereo) V/A: AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL '62  (LP)
Hey Baby (Ah'w Baby) / Love My Baby
(recorded at American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg, Germany, October 18, 1962, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Memphis Slim:pno, T-Bone Walker:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Jump Jackson:dms)
-- US edition: Decca DL 7/4392/reissues: Polydor 2482041, 1963 HOL/Polydor 46.397, 1963 GER/Polydor SLPM-1172, 1964/Intercord ST 658017, 19?? GER/L+R 42.017, 1980 GER/LR CD-2017, 199? GER --
1962 GER
PRIVATE PRESSING LP # V/A: #  (LP)
I'll Always Love You
(recorded in Chicago in 1960, feat. James Harris:vcl, Tom Archia:ten.sax, Lee Jackson:gtr, Jump Jackson:dms)
19?? GER
SECRET RECORDS LP 12-8 V/A: AMERICAN BLUES FESTIVAL  (LP)
I Love My Baby / Hey Baby
(recorded for a television broadcast in Baden-Baden, October 2-5, 1962, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Memphis Slim:pno, T-Bone Walker:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Jump Jackson:dms)
-- reissues: Rare Records RR 2-A/B [issued with plain cover and an insert], 19?? UK/Tony's LP 392, 19?? UK --
19?? GER
EXCELLO LPS-8029 V/A: AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL  (LP)
Hey Baby
(recorded at American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg, Germany, October 18, 1962, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Memphis Slim:pno, T-Bone Walker:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Jump Jackson:dms)
1972 US
GOOD TIME GTS 1003 WILLIAM CLARKE: HITTIN' HEAVY  (LP)
Hittin' Heavy / Diggin' My Potatoes / Blues Afterwhile / Next To Me / Keep On Lovin' On Her / Come On Baby / Keep It To Yourself / Make Love To Me / Hard Times / So All Alone
(recorded at South Vermont Studios, Watts, Los Angeles featuring William Clarke:vcl/hca, Shakey Jake:vcl [on "Make Love To Me"], Hollywood Fats:ld.gtr, Garth Beckington:rh.gtr, Bill Johnson:hca [on "Make Love To Me"], John Detherage:pno, Mike Downey:bs, Johnny Dominguez:dms)
1978 US
FLYRIGHT FLY LP 561 MAGIC SAM & SHAKEY JAKE: MAGIC ROCKER  (LP)
Call Me If You Need Me / Roll Your Money Maker
1980 UK
BLACK MAGIC BM 9003 MAGIC SAM & SHAKEY JAKE: MAGIC TOUCH - LIVE AT SYLVIO'S 1968  (LP)
Juke (instr.) / Hate To See You Go / Just Like A Fish / Dirty Work Goin' On * / Rock Me * / I've Been Down So Long / I Just Can't Please You / I Just Got To Know / Tore Down / Scratch My Back * / Sawed Off Shotgun * / Backstroke (instr.) / All Your Love / 19 Years Old *
(recorded at Sylvio's, Chicago, December 1966?, feat. Magic Sam:gtr, Shakey Jake Harris:vcl*/hca, Mack Thompson:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
-- reissue: Blacktop CD BT-1085, 1993 US --
1983 HOL
FLAME LP 009 V/A: DESPERATE ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.9  (LP)
Roll Your Money Maker
1988 UK
CHARLY R&B BM 29 MAGIC SAM: WEST SIDE SOUL - CHARLY BLUES MASTERWORKS, VOL.29  (CD)
Roll Your Money Maker
1992 UK
CAPRICORN 42012-2 V/A: THE COBRA RECORDS STORY  (2-CD)
Call Me If You Need Me / Roll Your Money Maker
-- reissue: Zomba 7893942012 2, 2001 US --
1993 US
EVIDENCE 26200 V/A: AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL '62 - '65  (5-CD)
Ah'w Baby / Love My Baby
(recorded at American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg, Germany, October 18, 1962, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Memphis Slim:pno, T-Bone Walker:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Jump Jackson:dms)
1995 US
CHARLY CD 3 V/A: MODERN BLUES ANTHOLOGY : AIN'T TIMES HARD  (4-CD)
Call Me If You Need Me
1995 UK
EMI-CAPITOL CDP 36288 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES MASTERS, VOL.3  (2-CD)
Don't Answer The Door / Love Me Baby
recorded in Los Angeles, October 1968)
1997 US
DELMARK DD-651 MAGIC SAM: THE MAGIC SAM LEGACY  (CD)
Walkin' by Myself / Hoochie Coochie Man / That Ain't It
(feat. Magic Sam:vcl/gtr, Shakey Jake:hca, Mighty Joe Young:gtr, Mac Thompson:bs, Odie Payne III:dms)
1997 US
CHARLY CDGR 143-2 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES - THE GOLDEN ERA  (2-CD)
Call Me If You Need Me
1997 UK
EVIDENCE 26087 V/A: AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL '62 - '65 : HIGHLIGHTS  (CD)
Love My Baby
(recorded at American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg, Germany, October 18, 1962, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Memphis Slim:pno, T-Bone Walker:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Jump Jackson:dms)
1997 US
PRESTIGE PRCD-9918-2 V/A: THE BLUESVILLE YEARS, VOL.10 - COUNTRY ROADS, COUNTRY DAYS  (CD)
Gimme A Smile / Jake's Cha Cha
1998 US
PRESTIGE PRCD-9922-2 V/A: THE BLUESVILLE YEARS, VOL.12 - JUMP, JUMPIN' THE BLUES  (CD)
It Won't Happen Again
1999 US
ITZY 1000 V/A: PITTSBURGH'S FAVORITE OLDIES - AT THE HOP, VOL.6  (2-CD)
Roll Your Money Maker
1999 US
FUEL 2000 RECORDS 302 061078-2 V/A: AMERICAN BLUES, VOL.1  (CD)
Respect Me Baby
2000 US
DISKY COMMUNICATIONS DO 999822 V/A: AS GOOD AS IT GETS - RHYTHM & BLUES  (2-CD)
Respect Me Baby
2000 HOL
MIDNITE JAZZ & BLUES COLLECTION MJB 097 V/A: CHICAGO BLUES  (CD)
Call Me (If You Need Me)
2001 UK
DISKY 8999982 V/A: AS GOOD AS IT GETS - RHYTHM AND BLUES  (2-CD)
Respect Me Baby
2001 HOL
BELLAPHON CDLR 726321 V/A: AMERICAN FOLK BLUES FESTIVAL 1962/1963/1964  (3-CD)
Love My Baby
(recorded at American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg, Germany, October 18, 1962, feat. Shakey Jake:vcl/hca, Memphis Slim:pno, T-Bone Walker:gtr, Willie Dixon:bs, Jump Jackson:dms)
2002 GER
DELMARK DG-765 MAGIC SAM: ROCKIN' WILD IN CHICAGO  (CD)
Call Me When You Need Me / Further On Up The Road
(recorded at The Copa Cabana, October 2, 1966, feat. Magic Sam:gtr, Shakey Jake Harris:vcl, Mack Thompson:bs, Odie Payne:dms)
2002 US


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Blues Records 1943-1970 Volume Two (Mike Leadbitter-Leslie Fancourt-Paul Pelletier, 1994) | The Blues Discography 1943-1970 (Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath, 2006)

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