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need a good playout copy, doesnt need to be mint (but thats ok too)

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Which one?

The one with or without the Jazz cymbals?

didnt know there was 2 versions. is one shit? or is it a subtle difference?

the one on the soulclub site sounds good to me

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didnt know there was 2 versions. is one shit? or is it a subtle difference?

the one on the soulclub site sounds good to me

a/

The one with Person To Person on the flip as opposed to Cottage For Sale is the better version IMO as it has what Pikey refers to the jazz cymbals when Willie sings 'alone'. Soul Club has the other one.

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The one with Person To Person on the flip as opposed to Cottage For Sale is the better version IMO as it has what Pikey refers to the jazz cymbals when Willie sings 'alone'. Soul Club has the other one.

Yes, two different versions issued about three years apart:

Little Willie John - I'm Shakin' / Cottage For Sale - KING 5342 (1960)

Little Willie John - I'm Shakin' / Person To Person - KING 5823 (1963)

I agree with the above, the 1963 issue with "Person To Person" on the flip is in my opinion the best one and also the take which was comped on Kent's fabulous "King New Breed R&B" CD.

The two RAs of "I'm Shakin'" on SoulClub are of the KING 5823 version:

http://www.soulclub.org/stream/Little_Will...Shakin'.ram

http://www.soulclub.org/stream/Little_Will...39;m_Shakin.ram

Here is the earlier 5342 version (the "non jazz cymbals" one):

http://www.raresoulman.co.uk/sounds/exists...itle=I_M_SHAKIN_

Superb tune!!! :D

Edited by Sebastian

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Really gone off this song myself recently, as its a played a lot, and b no ones dances to it as its very 'stop-starty'. Never understood why b has led to a though! :yes::wicked: I guess being on a kent r'n'b cd has contributed to the awareness of it. last copy went for £70 odd pounds I think.

Edited by SmartPhil

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don't think i'd ever heard that later version. besides the cymbal, it has extra drum fills all over the place and that simple rhythm guitar stroke....i'm not convinced it's better!

people dance their asses off to the other version at my night and start whooping and hollering as soon as it starts, but this is the u.s.....

Edited by weingarden

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i had "i'm shakin'" on the Delta label, maybe a canadian press (?) can't remember which version was. I sold it about a year ago, not my cup of tea. :yes: good R&B anyway

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hey, GoodTaste...not too many copies of that record in your avatar floating around, are there....

hi Matt, how many? I picked up a copy recently, love both sides, no idea about rarity/value

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don't think i'd ever heard that later version. besides the cymbal, it has extra drum fills all over the place and that simple rhythm guitar stroke....i'm not convinced it's better!

people dance their asses off to the other version at my night and start whooping and hollering as soon as it starts, but this is the u.s.....

yeah, still works really well with non-mod crowds, normally get people asking what it is. prefer the earlier version too, and that's the version on my copy of the Ace CD anyway!

edit - just checked, and Sebastian's right, it is the later version on the CD, but the booklet has the number of the earlier one...!

Edited by bongolia

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GoodTaste: besides you, me, dante, and shadow, i don't know.

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