Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: White Lightnin'

Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: White Lightnin'

by Sheb Wooley Sheb Wooley
Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: White Lightnin'

Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: White Lightnin'

by Sheb Wooley Sheb Wooley


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Bear Family's 2012 set White Lightin' is part of their Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight line, a series that concentrates on the rocking & rolling and boogie-woogie sides of country and rockabilly singers. Wooley is rarely seen as a rockabilly cat and there's a reason for that. He was a cowboy, and a Hollywood one at that, so he never really tore loose the way a rowdy redneck would, but the 30 cuts on White Lightnin' -- the earliest dating from 1945, the latest from 1961, but most coming from the '50s -- have a serious swing to them, showcasing that Wooley could get wild and woolly when the occasion called for it. This disc contains almost all of those occasions, most leaning toward a hard-swinging country boogie that Wooley performed ably and amiably. He was capable of doing more -- something Todd Everett makes clear in his fine liner notes, and his sentiment is borne out by other Bear Family sets -- but it's easy to overlook how rowdy he could be, and White Lightnin' showcases this wild streak to an entertaining effect.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2012
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127168948
catalogNumber: 16894
Rank: 114576


  1. Hoot Owl Boogie
  2. Oklahoma Honky Tonk Girl
  3. Peepin' Through the Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)
  4. Your Papa Ain't Steppin' Anymore
  5. Mule Boogie
  6. I Can't Live Without You
  7. Lazy Mazy
  8. Texas Rose
  9. Wha' Hoppen To Me, Baby
  10. That Mean Feeling
  11. You're the Cat's Meow
  12. Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes
  13. Country Kisses
  14. Down In the Toolies
  15. What'cha Gonna Do
  16. White Lightnin'
  17. I Flipped
  18. Rover Scoot Over
  19. Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee
  20. Love is Just Another Merry-Go-Round
  21. Tom, the Boogie Woogie Tom Cat
  22. I Go Outa My Mind
  23. 38-24-35
  24. You Never Can Tell
  25. Backroom Boogie
  26. Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight
  27. Hill Billy Mambo
  28. Humdinger
  29. Roughneck
  30. That's My Pa

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheb Wooley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Joe Maphis   Guitar
Joe Carroll   Fiddle
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Red Callender   Bass
Bobby Farris   Accordion
Roy Harte   Drums
Hudson   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Gus Levene   Leader
Jack Williams   Guitar
J.B. Brinkley   Guitar
George Bruns   Bass
Joseph R. Gibbons   Guitar
Kenneth Pitts   Fiddle
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Curly Kinsey   Rhythm Guitar
Johnny New   Bass
Buddy Ray   Fiddle
Ivy J. "Jimmy" Bryant   Guitar
Clarence "Bud" Dooley   Bass
William Edward "Zeb Turner" Grishaw   Electric Guitar
William Edward "Billy" Liebert   Piano,Leader
William Everett Strange   Guitar
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Margie Ann Warren   Fiddle
James O. "Jimmy" Wyble   Guitar
Tommy Gibbs   Steel Guitar
Charles William Aldridge   Guitar
Robert Wilson "Lefty" Perkins   Electric Guitar
Irving Kluger   Drums
Allen J. Reuss   Guitar
Hugh "Porky" Freeman   Guitar
Edward M. "Eddie" Kirk   Guitar,Leader
Gloria Woods   Background Vocals
Lionel Lester Taylor   Piano
Allen J. "Al" Williams   Bass
Carroll Hubbard   Fiddle
Dale H. Warren   Bass
Pat O'Donnell   Tenor Banjo
Johnny Manson   Fiddle
Fred "Freddy the Frog" Hudson   Bass
Charlie Bares   Steel Guitar
Charles W. Aldridge   Guitar,Leader
Bill Wright   Piano,Accordion
Gloria Woods   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sheb Wooley   Composer
Bill Boyd   Composer
Jimmy Wyble   Composer
Noel Boggs   Composer
Ray Ellis   Producer
Norman Malkin   Composer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Jesse Kaye   Producer
Bill Millar   Reissue Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Tape Research
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Freddy Morgan   Composer
Leonard McRight   Composer
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