Hey Joe!: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

Hey Joe!: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight

by Carl SmithCarl Smith


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Carl Smith was a red-hot honky tonk singer, one of the first to use drums in his regular show, who often charted the wild side of life. Hey Joe!, his volume in the uptempo country boogie series Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight, includes 34 nuggets, virtually all of them from the mid- to late '50s except for a chugging 1960 cover of Eddie Cochran's "Cut Across Shorty." Rock fans may not find as much here to love as on a regular Carl Smith hits compilation, since Smith often led with a fiddle and left his guitar in the background, and even for country fans, it doesn't function as a greatest-hits compilation; aside from "Loose Talk" and the title track, his other hits were tear-jerkers or ballads. But Smith had few equals when it came to honky tonk in the '50s, and this is an excellent compilation of fun-loving tracks for those who want to hear more but don't feel like shelling out for the typical Bear Family box set.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2010
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127169433
catalogNumber: 2716943
Rank: 125863

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carl Smith   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Joe Maphis   Fiddle
Jordanaires   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Johnny Bond   Guitar,Leader
June Carter Cash   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Buddy Harman   Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Farris Coursey   Drums
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Sam Pruett   Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Piano
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano
Tom Pritchard   Bass
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
Margie Ann Warren   Fiddle
Lawrencine Collins   Guitar
Harold "Hal" Smith   Bass
Junior Huskey   Bass
Lawrence Collins   Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader
Marion Z. Adams   Drums
Bob L. Moore   Bass
Mildred Kirkham   Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Carl Smith   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Freddie Hart   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Marvin Rainwater   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Carl Butler   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Don Law   Producer
Ann Lucas   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Porter Wagoner   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Rusty Keefer   Composer
Deke Dickerson   Liner Notes
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Stefan Kohne   Reissue Producer
George Sherry   Composer
Danny Wolfe   Composer
Jack Amway   Composer
Roy Baham   Composer
Merle Bert   Composer
Jean Crowe   Composer
Woody Hill   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Don Winters   Composer
George "Speedy" Krise   Composer
Ruth E. Coletharp   Composer
Cherokee Jack Hickory   Composer

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