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Shake My Hand


Download links and information about Shake My Hand by Snooky Pryor. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 42:15 minutes.

Artist: Snooky Pryor
Release date: 1999
Genre: Blues
Tracks: 11
Duration: 42:15
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No. Title Length
1. Shake My Hand 2:27
2. Work With Me Annie 4:16
3. Someday Baby 3:05
4. Tomorrow Night 2:48
5. Telephone Blues 4:31
6. In This Mess 3:34
7. Pistol Packin' Mama 3:14
8. My Babe 4:27
9. Headed South 5:41
10. Jump for Joy 3:32
11. Don't Like to Brag 4:40



Veteran harp man Pryor (who claims to be the first to amplify his harmonica) was still capable of some potent blues when he released this album in early 1999. Kicking off with a solo version of Faye Adams' "Shake a Hand" (its lyrics reworked heavily into the title track) that owes a huge debt to idol Sonny Boy Williamson II, Pryor settles into a comfortable groove with a tight little trio behind him consisting of Bob Stroger on bass, Billy Flynn on guitar and Jimmy Tilman on drums. His version of Hank Ballard's "Annie Had a Baby" is so radically different that it almost qualifies as an original, while his covers of Al Dexter's "Pistol Packin' Mama" and Sleepy John Estes' "Someday Baby" stay closer to the originals. The rest of the set features Snooky's great originals, with the minor-keyed "Headed South," "In This Mess," "Jump for Joy" and a nice remake of his "Telephone Blues" being particular standouts. Simple, no-frills production makes this a modern-day blues album that delivers the wallop of the old singles.