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Shake Those Bones

by The Mad Maggies

Follow up to "Skull & Magpies -- more danceable tunes inspired by adventures on the high seas, rogues, reprobates, romance and rum.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Skullduggery
3:34 $0.99
2. Shake Those Bones
4:21 $0.99
3. La Chanson de Jean (Dark John's Theme)
3:52 $0.99
4. Cold Hearts Abound
3:53 $0.99
5. The Cards on the Table
3:53 $0.99
6. Dead Men Don't Need Gold
3:12 $0.99
7. Teach Tábhairne Mhaillí Ní Dhuibh (Molly Black's Tavern)
3:40 $0.99
8. Drunken Sailor's Hornpipe
2:27 $0.99
9. Making Way
3:36 $0.99
10. Aye, Lassie (Oui, Ma Chérie)
3:04 $0.99
11. Drunken Sailor's Hornpipe - Wally's Dub
2:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Mad Maggies are back on the high seas with “Shake Those Bones” their follow up album to “Skull & Magpies”. The tunes are original and stylistically varied ranging from foot-tapping swing to shades of ska to Celtic folk and more. But fear not. The music is, refreshingly not your Disney pirate fare nor rehashed traditional material.

Skullduggery - jazzy Klezmer feel
Shake Those Bones - philosophical swing
La Chanson de Jean - love & yearning, sung in French
Cold Hearts Abound - craven reprobates & betrayal
The Cards On the Table - cumbia-esque with
unabashed tuba & reverb-drenched accordion
Dead Men Don’t Need Gold - fatalistic edge & timpani
finale, a movie score?
Teach Tábhairne Mhaillí Ní Dhuibh - sing along drinking
song sung in Irish!
Drunken Sailor’s Hornpipe - based on the well-known
hornpipe but with tuba & bass clarinet, and...
Making Way - upbeat, with shades of ska
Aye Lassie - cajunesque dance groove

Hidden track: Drunken Sailor’s Hornpipe - Wally’s Dub
Mags asked sound engineer, Wally Sound to
let his dub spirit fly free which he did, to great
effectThey are back to the high seas with "Shake Those Bones", their follow up album to "Skull and Magpies". Ten new danceable tunes (plus a bonus track) inspired by rogues, reprobates, romance and rum. There's shades of ska, celtic flavors, a cumbia-esque song, a cajun-esque song, a song in French, a song in Irish and more.

The beautiful album artwork is by fine artist and illustrator, Dale Horstman (who also did the artwork on "Skull & Magpies".) He captured the feel perfectly!

We recorded at Wally Sound in Oakland, once again to 2 inch analog tape, then mixed down to digital. Wally engineered mixed and mastered. Wally gives good sound!

Johny Blood: tuba
Adrian Gormley: alto & tenor sax, bass clarinet
Ian Luke: drums, percussion
Maggie Martin: accordion, vocals
Rhian Robinson: whistle, clarinet
TIm Sarter: bass
Gary "GDub" Wium: guitars



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Shake Those Bones
Mad Maggies  5th album “Shake Those Bones" is a satisfying collection of tunes and songs crafted by Maggie Martin, featuring a spicy rhythm section,  a smorgasbord of winds, from tuba to tin whistle and everything in between,  mixed and blended with rich accordion.
 Maggie’s singing is persuasive in any language, she even does a Queen Latifah-esque story-telling rap.  The mood is playful, but the musicianship is serious. Surprising tone color combinations, brilliant orchestrations, and perfectly harmonized accordion and wind passages are a particular delight.  ***** highly recommended