Rockin' Those Blues Away!
Alex Cook, a music critic from Baton Rouge, LA, recently wrote this review in the April 2009 225 Magazine: I am both an avid music fan and a parent, and mixing those worlds can sometimes involve difficult compromises. Mrs. Dorothy and her Shaky Egg Band have kept area kids entertained for years by making real music for kids. On Rockin' the Blues Away, she enlisted local rocker Fred Weaver and his band to help her craft an affable, believable and entertaining set of songs. There are your game songs and clean-your-room advice numbers, but the record really shines on the ones that sound the least like kids' music. "Occupation Rock" and "Phone Zone" can best be described as bar-band songs for kids about what you want to be when you grow up and knowing your digits. As someone who has wanted to do bodily harm to a Wiggle after repeated listens, I appreciate children's music that bypasses the usual saccharine tropes, and I know kids would too. At least until they get old enough for High School Musical. After that you're on your own.shakyeggband.com Essential Tracks: "Occupation Rock," "Blue Crayon Blues," "Phone Zone"?Recommended if you like: Juice boxes, car trips, not throwing your kid's favorite CD out the window while stuck on the Bonnet Carré spillway, which almost happened once.