Sid King & the Five Strings

Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

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Sid King and the Five Strings were one of the weirdest and most enjoyable of the pre-rock & roll hillbilly country bands. Not only did King and the Five Strings play country boogie and nervy honky tonk, they tore their way through R&B and blues, performing all their songs with a wild, backwoods humor. Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight contains all 29 songs the group recorded between 1953 and 1959. Primarily, this is music for collectors -- though there is a lot of really weird, wonderful proto-rock & roll here, you have to have a taste for the obscure to truly appreciate it. For those that have a taste for the obscure, the music on Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight is a true treasure.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:10
2
2:36
3
2:31
4 2:20
5
2:18
6
1:59
7 3:08
8
2:19
9 2:06
10
2:37
11
2:39
12 2:03
13 2:32
14 2:30
15 2:07
16 2:02
17 2:34
18 2:37
19 2:23
20 2:22
21 2:23
22 2:03
23 1:55
24 2:11
25 2:35
26 2:09
27
2:13
28 2:45
29 2:44
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