Elmore James

Shake Your Money Maker

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Collectables' 2002 release Shake Your Money Maker relies heavily on familiar Fire-era material -- "Dust My Broom," "It Hurts Me Too," "The Sky Is Crying," etc. -- sprinkled with some enjoyable oddities along the way. Overall, it's an entertaining comp and it has enough of the key Elmore material that it will satisfy a lot of casual fans, but there are other, more thorough compilations on the market that serve as better introductions and overviews. However, the oddities on here do make it worth hearing for dedicated collectors.

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