Shake 'Em On Down - Mare Edstrom

Shake 'Em On Down - Mare EdstromMare Edstrom
Shake 'Em On Down
March 2006
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# TRACK Sample


Broke Down Engine (Blind Willie McTell)



Shake 'em on Down (Bukka White)



Rocks in My Bed (Leroy Carr)



Oh Darlin' (Lennon/McCartney)



Trouble Blues (Scrapper Blackwell)




When the Levee Breaks (Memphis Minnie)



You Don't Know My Mind (Barbecue Bob Hicks)



Pitch a Boggie Woogie (Bumble Bee Slim)



Piccolo Rag (Blind Boy Fuller)



Bring it Back Home (Barbecue Bob Hicks)



Sugar (Kenn Fox)



Walkin' Blues (Robert Johnson)



Sittin' on Top of the World (Mississippi Sheiks)


About the CD

Produced by Kenn Fox

Shake 'Em On Down - Mare Edstrom is back with her second blues release on Spiritone Records! Much like her critically acclaimed "Inside the Blues" release of 2004, this work displays an eclectic yet fun twist on modern blues. Edstrom is known for selecting obscure gems from the lost archives of the past.

It is not often that you can find songs by Willie McTell, Leroy Carr, Barbecue Bob Hicks, Bumble Bee Slim, and Memphis Minnie presented with such vigor. Edstrom truly makes these songs her own and presents them with a smokin' band featuring a Who's Who of midwestern blues veterans. These songs are laced with fine blues harmonica and topped off with some great electric and acoustic guitar.

While the bulk of this album remains in the electric genre, Edstrom steps out into new territory with several vintage country blues offerings. The vocal stylings of Mare Edstrom have never sounded better, and fans will not be disappointed.

Highlights from reviews! (CLICK HERE to see full reviews)

"Edstrom generates considerable power and emotion as a singer...this is an excellent album and a solid wedding of traditional blues and modern sensibility."
-Blues Revue Magazine, July 2006

"The combination of Edstrom's unique vocal approach to the blues and Fox's production work and guitar mastery make for an enticing listening experience...She doesn't bring the power of the growl as much as she pays sincere homage and adds a touch of honey, which is the refreshing approach that makes these recordings stand out...Edstrom has a knack for reinterpreting great works..."
-Rick's Cafe Magazine, July 2006

"...Mare Edstrom has thrown open the shutters and allowed a shaft of sunlight to hit a genre that can sometimes be bound by its own heritage. She has poured her heart and soul into SHAKE EM ON DOWN and in the process produced a quite magnificent album. "
-Maverick Magazine, UK, Dec. 2007

"...a voice overlaid with the dynamics and tonality of a university cabaret and a certain oblique Bohemian charm....her studied, severe cry adds unexpected elements to the unusual “Trouble Blues” of Scrapper Blackwell, to “You Don’t Know My Mind” by Barbecue Bob and even to the Beatles' "Oh Darlin'..."
-Italian II Blues magazine, November 2006

"Her music is refined, but maintains a gutsy and authentic feel. On this album she displays her dynamic vocal skills with a tribute to the Blues legends who have been so important to the development of her style. [This is] a great traditional roots style Folk Blues album that is very impressive. Also listen to Mare's Inside the Blues album, and buy her Keys to the Castle album. Promote this lady who is following in the footsteps of Blues revivalists and traditionalists Rory Block and Maria Muldaur."
- Fan Blog

Wisconsin based Blues lady's third album offers eclectic mix of Blues classics...Lot of such works exist, but it's very rare when songs of high popularity are presented with such delicate taste and sound like someone's own...Secondly, Mare Edstrom feels completely at home on this album and it does credit to her since she touches glory and pride of the Blues...Tasty, modest and groovy!
- Dimo's Blues Blog



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