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Shake Your Money Maker: The Best of the Fire Sessions


Download links and information about Shake Your Money Maker: The Best of the Fire Sessions by Elmore James. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Blues, Country genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 45:54 minutes.

Artist: Elmore James
Release date: 2001
Genre: Blues, Country
Tracks: 16
Duration: 45:54
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No. Title Length
1. Shake Your Money Maker 2:32
2. Look On Yonder Wall 2:25
3. The Sky Is Crying 2:46
4. Rollin' & Tumblin' 2:32
5. Held My Baby Last Night 2:49
6. I'm Worried 2:45
7. Done Somebody Wrong 2:19
8. Fine Little Mama 2:33
9. Anna Lee 2:58
10. Stranger Blues 3:14
11. Something Inside of Me 5:00
12. Early One Morning 2:46
13. Sunnyland 2:19
14. Standing At the Crossroads 2:58
15. My Bleeding Heart 3:03
16. Dust My Broom 2:55



An intensely powerful singer and guitarist, Elmore James did not start his recording career until he was 33, and he only lived to be 45, but he made a very strong impact during his dozen years on records. Some of his finest work was cut for the Fire label during 1959-1961, roughly half of which is included on this single CD. Other than a final outburst of selections during February 1963, these were James' last studio sessions, and he is heard at the peak of his powers throughout. Among the best-known performances are the hit "Shake Your Moneymaker," "The Sky Is Crying," and a remake of his famous "Dust My Broom," but all 16 selections are full of passion and fire. This is an essential acquisition for blues collectors, at least until a more complete James on Fire reissue comes out.