05 October 2007

Session 34

State Street Boogie
(Shakin’ Jake Woods)
mp3 (1.6 MB)

Here’s our tribute to the legendary Shakin’ Jake who died a few weeks ago. We picked “State Street Boogie” since it’s very Ann Arbor. We tried to play it how we thought the artist originally envisioned it. We almost did “Hippy Boy” because of verses like…

“So the crocodile cried
The sea went dry
The mullein a hollered
So the crocodile said bye
And the elephant blowed his trunk
The sea went dry
The monkey cried
And then flew in the sun
Good morning evening”

What more can be said? Goodbye Jake. You will be missed.

link: Shakin’ Jake Woods website

  • Andy—banjo
  • Josh 1—brushes on laptop box, train whistle
  • Josh 2—recycle-bin bass
  • Geoff—computer key(wash)board
  • Tyson—kazoo
  • Jen—bottle cap shaker, mixing bowl