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SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER, the debut album released by The Black Crowes in 1990, is still start-to-finish one of the best records ever made. Spawning hits “Jealous Again”, “Twice As Hard”, “She Talks to Angels”, “Seeing Things”, as well as their successful and swaggered cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle”, SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER remains The Black Crowes best-selling studio release (over 5 million copies sold).

You know you have a killer record when a song as great as “Struttin’ Blues”, my personal favorite, ends up pushed into the #9 track slot near the end of the record. Chuck Leavell, who was a member of the Allman Brothers and long-time touring musician with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, provides the incredible Hammond B-3 organ licks that really elevate this song along with the typical standout playing of guitarist Rich Robinson.