Monday, June 13, 2011

You shake shake here, you shake shake there.....

You knew this was coming....didn't you?

This goes out to my beloved Nana [RIP] for letting me scratch up her records from the time I was barely out of diapers. There was copy of the album "Hate To See You Go" in her house that's now in my collection.

To my mind, this is a totally obvious record to play. I figure if you don't already own a collection of Little Walter then there must be something seriously wrong with you. On the other hand, going for the obvious in this context isn't necessarily a bad thing. After all, when was the last time you heard a worn out copy of the 45?

The song gives me chills every time I hear it. That's after literally hundreds of plays. Mostly it's the harp solo, truly one of the most amazing few seconds ever recorded.

Hope ya'll enjoy....


  1. Outstanding tune. I have this on several different collections. It's great to hear it playing on a 45. I think this now my favorite way to hear this song. Thank you!

  2. I appreciae the work you put in on this musicology. Thanks!

  3. Yeah, I've heard this on a whole bunch of remasters, I think your 45 rip has something none of the others have.

    As it happens this is my favorite Little Walter record (unless you count "Still A Fool") and I've played it about five or six times this week. Nice to hear it among friends!