Shake Anderson – Stories from Sammy Louis [Review Deutsch / English]

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Shake Anderson – Stories from Sammy Louis

Sam Shake Anderson begann seine Karriere als Bassist, Gitarrist, Sänger und Songwriter. Er tourte und arbeitete mit Aalyah, Earth, Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, den Spice Girls, Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder und viele Anderen. Auch seine Bandmitglieder teilten mit Künstler vieler Stilrichtungen wie Shania Twain, David Foster, Branford Marsalis, Maceo Parker die Bühne.

Shakes Musik ist eine heiße Melange aus R&B und Southern Soul dessen heißeste Phase von Anfang der 60er bis Mitte der 70er Jahre dauerte. Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin und Isaac Hayes waren die wichtigsten Vertreter des Genres.

Anderson singt Geschichten, die das Leben schreibt. „Über das wahre Leben lernte ich am meisten, als mir meine Ärzte eröffneten, dass ich nur noch wenige Monate zu Leben hätte. Diese Lebenskrise zeigte mir was im Leben wirklich wichtig ist“ so der Songwriter. Nach überstandener Krankheit krempelte er sein Leben um und schrieb die Songs zu „Stories from Sammy Louis“.

Kraftvoll und erdig erzählt Anderson Geschichten in verschiedenen Kapiteln. „Chapter 1: We may never get outta here“ startet mit einem Vokalscat bevor die Band in federndem Rhytmus den Song vorantreibt.

„Set it off“ ein ruhig dahintreibender Hammondsound, ein feiner Schlagzeug- und Percussionrhytmus und darüber Shake’s fordernde, eindringliche Stimme, die vom fetten Backgroundchor in Call und Response Manier intensiviert wird.
Mit rauer, gequälter Stimme rät er seiner Liebe, dass sie gefälligst das Weite suchen solle. „You said you love me and you promised to be true“, sie verursacht lediglich Tränen und Schmerzen in „Don’t you come ‚round here no mo“.
Mit fließenden Pianofiguren und geschmackvoll eingeworfenen Hammondlicks reduziert Anderson mit „Chapter 4: Tumblin‘ down“ die Geschwindigkeit. „If you build your house of mud and stone it may last forever, but without love inside, that house ain’t a home nothing will hold it together“.

In R&B Manier groovt „Sold me down the river“ auf intensivem breitem Klangteppich. Die 60er zitierend jedoch im Sound von Heute.

Karibisch inspiriert mit Slap-Bass und vertracktem Rhythmus präsentiert sich „And it cuts me“ im Funkysound. Gospelinspiriert bezaubert „Only game in town“. Auf tanzenden Pianoperlen und sehnsuchtsvollem Cello fasziniert „When it comes to love“.

Sam „Shake“ Andersons Stil erinnert an seine musikalischen Vorreiter wie Otis Redding und Wilson Pickett. Vom ersten Ton an befindet er sich jedoch im Hier und Jetzt. Wer intensiv zuhört wird belohnt mit einem Geheimtipp, der hoffentlich keiner bleiben wird.


[English]

Fusing southern soul and R&B with songs of meaning and hope, Shake Anderson brings you Stories from Sammy Louis as the first project of his new record label, TSM Music. The album, recorded at the world class Saint Claire Studio in Lexington, Kentucky, is an uplifting collection of lessons learned about life and how to live it.

Sam „Shake“ Anderson, hailing from Louisville Ky, started recording at 9 touring at the same age, a versatile bassist/guitarist and singer/songwriter. Shake as his friends call him has recorded or toured with with artists as varied as Bruce Hornsbe,Playa, Static Major,Earth Wind and Fire,Aretha Franklin, The Indigo Girls,The Spice Girls, Curtis Mayfield, Aliyah,Felix Cavalieri, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder to name a few. He spent 6 yrs as the musical director for the World famous Impressions. A multi instrumentalist, he is known as the musicians musician, he has also worked with a great variety of Christian artist such as Crystal Lewis,Annointed,Bryan Duncan,Israel Houghton and New Breed,Avalon,Doc Mckenzie and the Hi Lites,The Highway QC’s and on and on. As a songwriter he was signed to Warner Bros/Chappel Hill music for 6 yrs and has produced and recorded for many great labels and artists. Shake has also worked on many movies and won several gold and platinum albums for his work on Blue Streak,Dr Doolittle,Boys on the Side and Austin Powers. He has played in some of the greatest concert halls and venues in the world, like Carnegie Hall, The Apollo theatre, Symphony Music Hall,Radio City Music hall,The Heinekin Music hall,The Ryman Auditorium, The Buordone Theatre in Frankfurt Germany and all around the world. Shake now makes his home in Ft Worth Tx, where he is Director and Worship Leader at Heritage of Faith. He continues to record and produce as well as write for different artists and has recently finished his cd, (Stories from Sammy Louis).

Shake, whose real name is Sammy Louis Anderson, is an accomplished and profilic musician, singer and songwriter who achieved great success working with artists such as Aaliyah, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. Even with all of his achievements—he learned the most about life when an illness stopped him in his tracks. He was told he would never perform again and had several months to live. Life as he had known it was over. While spending more than nine months in the hospital and being told he was dying he learned who he really was—not Shake as the world called him—but Sammy Louis as his doctor’s referred to him. This crisis in his life taught him what was really important. Shake overcame all the odds and rebuilt his life. These songs—chapters—are stories about making mistakes, learning lessons and rebirth. Shake says about Stories from Sammy Louis—“once you’ve been to the edge the middle doesn’t matter.”

Tracks [* = Must Hear]
Chapter 1 We may never get outta here *
Chapter 2 Set if off
Chapter 3. Don’t you come ‚round here no mo *
Chapter 4 Tumblin‘ down
Chapter 5 Sold me down the river *
Chapter 6 And it cuts me
Chapter 7 The only game in town
Chapter 8 Wasted away
Chapter 9 When it ocmes to love *
Chapter 10 That won’t mean
Chapter 11 You