Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Shake Russell Band|
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
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Nice but not representative
William LeChat | San Antonio, TX | 04/05/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"finally shake makes amazon.com, but this is a mediocre release at best. none of these songs get played anymore and are rather light and poppy. look for shake's acoustic stuff solo, with dana cooper, or with jack saunders - these are the real pleasures we know here in texas. time spent is ok."
At last -- Shake (& Dana) available through Amazon.com!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a great fan of Shake Russell since the early 80's when I first went to a live performance in Houston, TX. His work, all orginal (he's a singer and a songwriter), is hard to classify -- certainly Rock/Country/R&B with accoustic guitar, harmonica, drums, and a whole lot of talent! He's a little bit John Melencamp, and The Eagles, and Clint Black (actually one of his protegees), and of many others -- but mostly none of those comparisons do him justice, since he's a whole lot original, authentic Shake Russell. Many of his songs are classics that I still find myself singing years later. When performing with his (sometimes) regular singer/songwriter partner, Dana Cooper (who has yet another unique style, and is even more difficult to categorize), Shake & Dana produce music and harmonies that I've never experienced anywhere. ...This album, Time Spent, is a CD release of one of his early albums and contains much of the classic Shake Russell sound, but does not contain the best of the early work. I'll save my 5-stars for those releases..."
Shake Russell And Roll !!!
J. Reynolds | Houston, TX United States | 02/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I suppose we have to take what we can get, since this CD isn't the best of Shake's work. It's astounding this artist did not connect on a large scale with the music scene, vaulting into national prominence. His music, crafted in tandem with long-time partner Dana Cooper, is astonishingly good, extremely enjoyable. The duo definitely found their audience in Houston during 1977 - 1982, when they dominated the club scene. Their music didn't really fit a single category -- it was sorta country, sorta rock, sorta folk... it was fantastic. People left the concerts humming and singing the songs -- and on occasion, succumbing to audience demand, Shake/Dana would play the same song twice in one set. Since those days, I have not seen better live entertainment in Houston. It was definitely memorable, valuable Time Spent."