Shake Your Money Maker (30th Anniversary - Remastered) The Black Crowes
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- 1Twice As Hard04:09
- 2Jealous Again04:35
- 3Sister Luck05:14
- 4Could I've Been So Blind03:44
- 5Seeing Things05:18
- 6Hard To Handle03:08
- 7Thick N' Thin02:43
- 8She Talks To Angels05:30
- 9Struttin' Blues04:10
- 10Stare It Cold05:15
- 11Mercy, Sweet Moan01:08
- 12Charming Mess03:29
- 1330 Days In The Hole03:43
- 14Don't Wake Me03:32
- 15Jealous Guy04:58
- 16Waitin' Guilty03:04
- 17Hard To Handle (With Horns Remix)03:08
- Acoustic Version:
- 18Jealous Again (Acoustic Version)04:44
- 19She Talks To Angels (Acoustic Version)06:20
- Mr. Crowe's Garden Demo:
- 20She Talks To Angels (Mr. Crowe's Garden Demo)05:06
- 21Front Porch Sermon (Mr. Crowe's Garden Demo)03:56
- Live - Atlanta, December 1990:
- 22Introduction (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)00:26
- 23Thick N' Thin (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)02:42
- 24You're Wrong (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)06:00
- 25Twice As Hard (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)04:34
- 26Could've Been So Blind (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)04:00
- 27Seeing Things (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)06:18
- 28She Talks To Angels (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)06:18
- 29Sister Luck (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)05:52
- 30Hard To Handle (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)03:35
- 31Shake 'Em On Down (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)04:30
- 32Get Back (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)04:28
- 33Struttin' Blues (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)04:57
- 34Words You Throw Away (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)13:01
- 35Stare It Cold (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)06:16
- 36Jealous Again (Live - Atlanta, December 1990)05:52
Info for Shake Your Money Maker (30th Anniversary - Remastered)
Shake Your Money Maker (also stylized as The Black Crowes Present: $hake Your Money Maker) is the debut studio album by American rock band The Black Crowes, released on February 13, 1990 on Def American Recordings. It is the only album by the band to feature guitarist Jeff Cease. The album is named after a classic blues song written by Elmore James. The Black Crowes have played the song live many times over the years, but it is not included on this album.
Shake Your Money Maker peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and two of its singles, "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels", reached No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "Jealous Again", "Twice As Hard" and "Seeing Things" were also charting singles in the United States. Shake Your Money Maker is the Black Crowes' best selling album, having sold more than 5 million copies.
"The Black Crowes' debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, may borrow heavily from the bluesy hard rock grooves of the Rolling Stones and Faces (plus a bit of classic soul), but the band gets away with it due to sharp songwriting and an ear for strong riffs and chorus melodies, not to mention the gritty, muscular rhythm guitar of Rich Robinson and brother Chris' appropriate vocal swagger. Unlike their later records, the Crowes don't really stretch out and jam that much on Money Maker, but that helps distill their virtues into a handful of memorable singles ("Jealous Again," "She Talks to Angels," a cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle"), and most of the album tracks maintain an equally high standard. Shake Your Money Maker may not be stunningly original, but it doesn't need to be; it's the most concise demonstration of the fact that the Black Crowes are a great, classic rock & roll band." (Steve Huey, AMG)
Chris Robinson, vocals
Rich Robinson, guitar
Jeff Cease, guitar
Johnny Colt, bass
Steve Gorman, drums
Laura Creamer, background vocals
Chuck Leavell, piano, organ
Brendan O'Brien, various instruments
The Black Crowes
At the time of their 1990 debut, the kind of rock & roll the Black Crowes specialized in was sorely out of style. Only Guns N' Roses came close to approximating a vintage Stones-style raunch, but they were too angry and jagged to pull it off completely. The Black Crowes, on the other hand, replicated that Stonesy swagger and Faces boogie perfectly. Vocalist Chris Robinson appropriated the sound and style of vintage Rod Stewart, while brother Rich Robinson fused Keith Richards' lean guitar attack with Ron Wood's messy rhythmic sense. At their best, the Black Crowes echoed classic rock without slavishly imitating their influences, and the band's nostalgic sound helped foster a long, popular career.
Shake Your Money MakerThe Robinson brothers originally formed the Black Crowes in Georgia in 1984. By the time the group released its first album with 1990's Shake Your Money Maker, the lineup comprised vocalist Chris Robinson, guitarist Rich Robinson, bassist Johnny Colt, guitarist Jeff Cease, and drummer Steve Gorman. "Jealous Again," the first single from Shake Your Money Maker, was a moderate hit, but it was the band's cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" that made the Black Crowes a multi-platinum success. "Hard to Handle" climbed its way into the Top 40, propelling the album into the Top Ten along the way. The acoustic ballad "She Talks to Angels" became the band's second Top 40 hit in the spring of 1991, and Shake Your Money Maker eventually sold over three million copies.
The Southern Harmony and Musical CompanionThe Black Crowes delivered their second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, in the spring of 1992. It entered the charts at number one but lacked strong hits, as none of the singles cracked the Top 40 and only "Remedy" and "Thorn in My Pride" made the Top 100. Nevertheless, the band established itself as a popular concert attraction that summer, selling out theaters across America. During 1992, the band added keyboardist Eddie Harsch as a permanent member. The Black Crowes' third album, Amorica, arrived in late 1994 and debuted in the Top Ten. Even so, none of the singles from the album made a significant dent, and the album slipped from the charts after going gold.
Three Snakes and One CharmThree Snakes and One Charm, the group's fourth album, was released in July 1996. The album quickly slipped out of the Top 50 after making a strong entrance, yet it also received the best reviews of any Crowes album since The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. Guitarist Marc Ford was fired from the Black Crowes in August 1997, and bassist Johnny Colt left the lineup in order to form the Brand New Immortals. With Rich Robinson handling all guitar parts, the band recorded and released By Your Side before collaborating with one of the world's most celebrated guitarists, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. This partnership was captured by the concert album Live at the Greek, an eclectic mix of newly recorded Zeppelin covers and additional classic blues cuts. Greatest Hits 1990-1999: A Tribute to a Work in Progress, a 16-track best-of compilation, was released several months later in 2000.
LionsDon Was was enlisted to produce the band's new album, 2001's Lions, whose lyrics were influenced by Chris Robinson's highly publicized relationship with actress Kate Hudson. A monthlong summer tour with Oasis -- dubbed "the Tour of Brotherly Love" due to the prevalence of siblings in both bands -- followed in June. All was apparently not well with the group, however, and the band announced its decision to go on hiatus in January 2002. Drummer Steve Gorman was fired, and Chris Robinson began planning a solo career. It was Rich Robinson who was first out of the gate with a solo project, though, releasing Paper in 2004. In 2005, however, the Black Crowes reunited for a show at San Francisco's Fillmore, a concert that was released in both CD and DVD formats as Freak 'N' Roll...Into the Fog in 2006. That year also saw the release of The Lost Crowes, which contained two previously unreleased albums, 1993's Tall (parts of which were heard on Amorica and in other places) and the 1997 never-before-heard Band. Following a series of lineup changes, the retooled band hit the road for a proper tour before setting to work on its first studio effort in seven years. Joined by newcomer Luther Dickinson, guitarist and co-founder of the North Mississippi Allstars, the Black Crowes combined the rootsy appeal of their early work with a newfound political awareness on 2008's Warpaint. A live performance of the album, available as both a DVD and a two-disc CD set titled Warpaint Live, appeared a year later in 2009. Before the Frost/Until the Freeze arrived that same year, marking the band's eighth studio effort and gathering warm reviews.
CroweologyThe Black Crowes continued their prolific streak with 2010's Croweology, a double-disc album that featured new acoustic recordings of the band's past work. The album's release was bittersweet, though, as it coincided with a farewell tour followed by another indefinite hiatus. Rich Robinson released his second solo album, Through a Crooked Sun, in 2011 and his brother Chris released two albums with his new band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, in 2012. The Crowes lurched back to life in 2013, announcing a spring tour and releasing the live album Wiser for the Time on vinyl and MP3. This proved to be the last time for the Black Crowes: in January 2015, Rich Robinson announced the band was breaking up. (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG)
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