Shakedown Tim and the Rhythm Revue deliver the blues as if they hand-carried it from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago personally. It’s a fierce and joyful combination of down home blues en uptown jump, swing & boogie; from a Pre-War ‘Dust Bowl Depression era’ blues party, straight outta these ‘Dirty Thirties’, to a fifties street corner dance at Maxwell Street Market in ‘the Windy City’. The sounds of a vintage fat body guitar, saxophone & skin tight rhythm section mix low down with happy. Frontman Shakedown Tim (Ielegems – guit./voc.) started the late-great Belgian bluesband Fried Bourbon (cfr. Steven Troch) back in the days, and shared the stage with Gene Taylor, James Harman, Roland Van Campenhout, Steven De Bruyn, Willie Buck, Jo’ Buddy, Little Victor, Bill Sheffield.
Now Rhythm Bomb Records (London) presents: ‘Shakedown’s Th’owdown’ the new album by Shakedown Tim & The Rhythm Revue. It’s a swell and varied collection of blues, swing, jump, R&B, rock ’n roll. Played with attitude and authentic sounds. The album is produced by American Blues legend James Harman.