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Saturday Night


I wrote a song called Jivemania for a Band I was in in the 80's called Ol'55... it was a kinda rockabilly thing with guitars, so I pinched that intro lick from Jivemania, did the Monday to Friday thing (yes I know, I'm not the first) and there it was... a great little Louis Jordan kind of jump song. A band called "The Bar Kings" recorded it and Bruce Iglauer from Alligator Records really liked it and that's when I thought, "hey I've got a recording studio, why don't I write more songs, send them over to Bruce and he might get one of his artists to record it and I'll be rich & famous... well rich & anonymous... but it was the rich part that I liked!" So I did and after completing about 12 songs, I realised I has a CD and that I needed a band to play these songs live.

I'd known John for 25 years and had played with him semi-regularly as his drummer, so being mates we always figured we'd play in a band together some day down the track, we are, but we didn't realise that I'd be on guitar.
Derek was one of my old drum students and he said to me "if you ever start a band on guitar, Ii wanna be your drummer". I said "are you sure?" He said "yeah". I haven't asked him if he regrets asking yet... might wait till we get our our first US No-1.

So that's the birth of Mississippi Shakedown..!!

We play this very often live and get the audience to do the Monday to Friday bit... always goes down well.

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Track Listing

  1. Talkin' To My Baby
  2. This Is The Finish
  3. Saturday Night
  4. Mamma
  5. This Is Paradise
  6. Tahitian Boogie
  7. A Hard Man
  8. Latino Mississippi
  9. The Way You walk
  10. 7 Day Weekend
  11. I Married Dizzy Miss Lizzy




I can't wait, for Saturday Night (x2)
When it comes around, well I feel alright

Monday, I don't feel so good
Tuesday, I didn't think I would
Wednesday, one more day
Thursday, out of the way
Friday, is almost here, it's been a week it seems like a year

Monday, you know how I feel
Tuesday, it's hard to conceal
Wednesday, it's such a shame
Thursday, always the same
Friday, is almost here, it's been a week it seems like a year




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