Original version recorded July 10, 1964
Ukulele version recorded: August, 2009
Written by Paul McCartney
Credited to Lennon/McCartney
Vocals – Shake Anderson
Ukulele – Mike Leslie
Everything Else – David Barratt
Produced by David Barratt at The Abattoir Of Good Taste, Brooklyn from an original recording by Shake Anderson
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sam “Shake” Anderson, started recording and touring at age nine. A bassist/guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer. Shake has worked with artists as varied as Bruce Hornsby, Static Major, Steve Cropper, currently nominated for a grammy with Felix Cavalieri, Earth,Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, The Indigo Girls, The Spice Girls, Curtis Mayfield, Aliyah, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. He spent six years as musical director for soul music legends "The Impressions".
Shake has also worked with a great variety of Christian artists such as Crystal Lewis, Annointed, Bryan Duncan, Israel Houghton and New Breed and Avalon.
Anderson, 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 don’t matter.”