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Elizabeth Cotten - Vol. 2: Shake Sugaree FLAC album

Performer: Elizabeth Cotten
Genre: Blues / Folk and World music
Title: Vol. 2: Shake Sugaree
Country: US
Released: 1967
Style: East Coast Blues, Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1426 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1403 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1268 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Originally released in 1965 Cotten’s second album Vol. 2 Shake Sugaree is another gem featuring her idiosyncratic, self-taught upside-down left-handed guitar playing, plus banjo. The song Shake Sugaree is a folk classic featuring her great granddaughter Brenda Evans on vocals. This is an absolutely essential collection from an American folk legend. Disc: 1. 1. Shake Sugaree.

Elizabeth Cotten - Shake Sugaree (1967). World, & Country. Songs in album Elizabeth Cotten - Shake Sugaree (1967). 05:02 320 Кб/с 42. 2. Washington Blues.

2: Shake Sugaree, Folkways Records (FTS 31003), 1967. Vol. 3: When I'm Gone, Folkways Records (FA 3537), 1979. Shake Sugaree, Smithsonian Folkways. Live!, Arhoolie Records. 3: When I'm Gone, Folkways Records. Masters of the Country Blues: Elizabeth Cotten and Jesse Fuller. Elizabeth Cotten with Mike Seeger. Vestapool Productions, 1994.

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Originally issued as "Elizabeth Cotten Vol. 2 Shake Sugaree" by Elizabeth Cotten (FTS 31003) (c) 1967. Electronically reprocessed for stereo.

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Shake Sugaree Lyrics. Have a little song Won't take long Sing it right Once or twice. Oh, lordy me Didn't I shake sugaree? Everything I got is done and pawned Everything I got is done and pawned. Pawn my watch Pawn my chain Pawn everything that was in my name.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Shake Sugaree
Vocals – Brenda Evans
A2 Washington Blues 3:33
A3 I'm Going Away 3:25
A4 Fox Chase 3:42
A5 Ontario Blues 3:44
A6 Mamma, Nobody's Here But The Baby 1:35
B1 Look And Live, My Brother 1:50
B2 Jesus Lifted Me
Vocals – Brenda Evans
B3 'Til We Meet Again 1:46
B4 Jesus Is Tenderly Calling 1:38
B5 Buck Dance 1:50
B6 Ruben 2:14
B7 Oh, Miss Lulie Gal 1:28
B8 Shoot That Buffalo 1:36
B9 Boatman Dance 1:42
B10 Ball The Jack 2:48

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Folkways Records
  • Distributed By – Folkways Records


  • Artwork By – Will Reimann
  • Composed By, Written-By, Arranged By – Elizabeth Cotten
  • Design – Craig Mierop
  • Edited By, Recorded By, Liner Notes – Mike Seeger
  • Liner Notes – Jon Pankake
  • Recorded By [Assistant] – Paul Tunick


Thanks to Newport Folk Foundation and the Friends of Old Time Music for their kind help in lending Nagra recorders for recording and editing.

Recorded with one EV 654 microphone.

Elizabeth plays left-handed, although both banjo and guitar are strung for a right-handed player. Unless noted, guitar is tuned EADGBE, or slightl lower, and banjo is tuned GDGBD.

Most tunes were recorded February 1965, with the exceptions of Side I, Band 4, and Side II, Bands 4, 7, 8, and 9, which were recorded in the Roosevelt, N.J. School Gym (temp. 30˚-50˚) in January, 1966. Kindest thanks to the school board for the use of the same on the second recording session.

Long Playing Non-Breakable Micro Groove.

This recording has been electronically reprocessed for stereo.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): FTS - 31003A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): FTS - 31003B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FW31003 Elizabeth Cotten Vol. 2: Shake Sugaree ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Folkways Records FW31003 US 2016
FW31003 Elizabeth Cotten Vol. 2: Shake Sugaree ‎(LP, Album, RE) Folkways Records FW31003 US 2016
FW31003, FW 31003, FTS 31003 Elizabeth Cotten Vol. 2: Shake Sugaree ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Folkways Records, Folkways Records, Folkways Records FW31003, FW 31003, FTS 31003 US 2016
SFW CD 40147 Elizabeth Cotten Shake Sugaree ‎(CD, Album) Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40147 US 2004