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Rattlesnake Shake
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Peter Green

    Year Written »
1969

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Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 24:30
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas)
Comments(Edit)
Appears On
The Blues Collection (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
The Blues Years (1993)
Fleetwood Mac
Cerulean (1985)
Fleetwood Mac
Live USA (1988)
Fleetwood Mac
Oh Well: Greatest Hits Live (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Rattlesnake Shake Live (1986)
Fleetwood Mac
Rattlesnake Shake: Live In Boston (1985)
Fleetwood Mac

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Baby, if you got to rock
I got to be your rockin' horse
Baby, think you'd like to roll
Maybe your diggin' it more
They're shakin' the world
When it's time to crash
But when I get home tonight
I guess I got to shake myself

You need some love
You must have the blues
Ain't but the one thing
A good man can do
He do the shake
The rattlesnake shake
Man, do the shake
Yes, and jerk away the blues
Now, jerk it

Now, I know this guy
His name is Mick
Now, he don't care when he ain't got no chick
He do the shake
The rattlesnake shake
Yes, he do the shake
And jerks away the blues
Now, jerk it

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1969-06-00
Running Time 3:32
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Peter Green (Produced By), Danny Kirwan (Produced By), Jeremy Spencer (Produced By), Martin Birch (Recording Engineer)
Appears On
25 Years: The Chain (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
Then Play On (1969)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1981-02-00
Running Time 3:49
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mick Fleetwood (Percussion), Mick Fleetwood (Extra Percussion), George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Bass), Todd Sharp (Guitar), Peter Green (Lead Vocal), Peter Green (Guitar), Lord Tiki (Hand Drums), Ebaali Gbiko (Hand Drums), Tony Todaro (Extra Percussion), Richard Dashut (Extra Percussion), Ebaali Gbiko (Backing Vocals)
Comments"The Clapettes" are also listed for "extra percussion" but the liner notes for "The Visitor" album do not indicate who "The Clapettes" consist of. "Dicky Dash" is also listed for "extra percussion". This is presumably Richard Dashut.
Appears On
The Visitor (1981)
Mick Fleetwood
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1969-06-00
Running Time 3:32
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Peter Green (Produced By), Danny Kirwan (Produced By), Jeremy Spencer (Produced By), Martin Birch (Recording Engineer)
Appears On
Greatest Hits (1971)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas)
CommentsFrom Swedish TV broadcast
Appears On
Green & Blues (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 7:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
Live At The BBC (1995)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1969-06-00
Running Time 3:32
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Peter Green (Produced By), Danny Kirwan (Produced By), Jeremy Spencer (Produced By), Martin Birch (Recording Engineer)
Appears On
The Best Of Fleetwood Mac (1976)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1970-01-04
Running Time 19:55
Performers Peter Green (Lead Guitar), Peter Green (Vocal), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass)
CommentsRecorded live at the Fillmore West, Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Appears On
The Original Fleetwood Mac Blues Band (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #8:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 24:38
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas)
Comments(Version 2) (Previously Unreleasaed) (P) 1998 Incorrectly lists songwriting credit to Peter Green & Danny Kirwan.
Appears On
The Boston Box (1999)
Fleetwood Mac
Live In Boston - Remastered: Volume One (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1970-02-00
Running Time 25:36
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas)
Comments(Version 1) (P) 1985
Appears On
Live In Boston - Remastered: Volume Two (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #10:
Date Performance 1981-02-00
Running Time 3:49
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Mick Fleetwood (Percussion), Mick Fleetwood (Extra Percussion), George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Bass), Todd Sharp (Guitar), Peter Green (Lead Vocal), Peter Green (Guitar), Lord Tiki (Hand Drums), Ebaali Gbiko (Hand Drums), Tony Todaro (Extra Percussion), Richard Dashut (Extra Percussion), Ebaali Gbiko (Backing Vocals)
Comments"The Clapettes" are also listed for "extra percussion" but the liner notes for "The Visitor" album do not indicate who "The Clapettes" consist of. "Dicky Dash" is also listed for "extra percussion". This is presumably Richard Dashut.
Appears On
The Fleetwood Mac Family Album (1996)
Various Artists
Performance #11:
Date Performance 1969-06-00
Running Time 3:32
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Peter Green (Produced By), Danny Kirwan (Produced By), Jeremy Spencer (Produced By), Martin Birch (Recording Engineer)
Appears On
Collection Gold (1990)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #12:
Date Performance 1981-11-19
Running Time 6:40
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Maracas), Stevie Nicks (Tambourine), Bob Welch (Vocals), Bob Welch (Guitar), David Adelstein (Keyboards), Joey Brasler (Guitar), Alvin Taylor (Drums), Robin Sylvester (Bass), Robbie Patton (Percussion), Robbie Patton (Cowbell)
CommentsRecorded at the Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, second show
Appears On
Bob Welch And Friends Live From The Roxy (2004)
Bob Welch
Performance #13:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 7:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
Jumping At Shadows: The Blues Years (2002)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #14:
Date Performance 1981-02-00
Running Time 1:03
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Bass), Todd Sharp (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Percussion), Mick Fleetwood (Extra Percussion), Peter Green (Lead Vocal), Peter Green (Guitar), Lord Tiki (Hand Drums), Ebaali Gbiko (Hand Drums), Tony Todaro (Extra Percussion), Richard Dashut (Extra Percussion), Ebaali Gbiko (Backing Vocals)
Comments(Edit)
Appears On
The Visitor (1982)
Mick Fleetwood
Performance #15:
Date Performance 1981-11-19
Running Time 6:40
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Maracas), Stevie Nicks (Tambourine), Bob Welch (Vocals), Bob Welch (Guitar), David Adelstein (Keyboards), Joey Brasler (Guitar), Alvin Taylor (Drums), Robin Sylvester (Bass), Robbie Patton (Percussion), Robbie Patton (Cowbell)
CommentsRecorded at the Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, second show
Appears On
Bob Welch And Friends Live From The Roxy (1982)
Bob Welch
Performance #16:
Date Performance 1970-01-08
Running Time 2:28
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas)
CommentsFrom “Playboy After Dark”, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA
Appears On
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac: The Early Years 1967-1970 (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #17:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 7:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
Merely A Portmanteau (1970)
Fleetwood Mac
Show Biz Blues: 1968-1970, Volume 2 (2001)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #18:
Date Performance 1995-00-00
Running Time 5:29
Performers Vince Converse (Guitar), Vince Converse (Vocals), Innes Sibun (Guitar)
Commentsby Vince Converse & Innes Sibun
Appears On
Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music Of Peter Green (1995)
Various Artists
Performance #19:
Date Performance 1998-04-05
Running Time 5:00
Performers Peter Green (Guitars), Peter Green (Vocal), Nigel (J.) Watson (Guitars), Nigel (J.) Watson (Vocal), Roger Cotton (Keyboards), Roger Cotton (Vocal), Neil Murray (Bass), Larry Tolfree (Drums)
CommentsRecorded at Ronnie Scott's in London
Appears On
Soho Session (1999)
Peter Green Splinter Group
Performance #20:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 7:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
Best Buy Presents Fleetwood Mac: Tour '97 (1997)
Various Artists
Performance #21:
Date Performance 1974-00-00
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Bob Welch (Guitar), Robert (Bobby) Hunt (Keyboards)
Appears On
Please, Stand Up? (1993)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #22:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 7:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
They Play On (1990)
Fleetwood Mac
The BBC Sessions (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #23:
Date Performance 1981-11-19
Running Time 6:40
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), Christine McVie (Maracas), Stevie Nicks (Tambourine), Bob Welch (Vocals), Bob Welch (Guitar), David Adelstein (Keyboards), Joey Brasler (Guitar), Alvin Taylor (Drums), Robin Sylvester (Bass), Robbie Patton (Percussion), Robbie Patton (Cowbell)
CommentsRecorded at the Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, second show
Appears On
The Source: NBC Radio Show (1982)
Bob Welch
Performance #24:
Date Performance 1974-00-00
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Christine McVie (Keyboards), Bob Welch (Guitar), Robert (Bobby) Hunt (Keyboards)
Appears On
Will The Real Fleetwood Mac Please Stand Up? (1974)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #25:
Date Performance 1970-01-17
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas)
CommentsRecorded at the Eagle Auditorium, Seattle, WA
Appears On
The Last Goodbye (0000)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #26:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 7:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
Tiger Beat (0000)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #27:
Date Performance 1969-06-00
Running Time 3:32
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Fleetwood Mac (Produced By), Mick Fleetwood (Produced By), John McVie (Produced By), Peter Green (Produced By), Danny Kirwan (Produced By), Jeremy Spencer (Produced By), Martin Birch (Recording Engineer)
Appears On
Rattlesnake Shake/Coming Your Way (1969)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #28:
Running Time 10:28
Performers Steven Tyler (Tallarico) (Vocals)
Comments(Live Radio Broadcast)
Appears On
Pandora's Box (1991)
Aerosmith
Performance #29:
Date Performance 1994-00-00
Running Time 4:37
Performers Terry Robb (Guitar), Terry Robb (Arranger), Terry Robb (Vocals)
Appears On
Jelly Behind The Sun (1994)
Terry Robb
Performance #30:
Date Performance 1970-04-09
Running Time 0:39
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Maracas), John McVie (Elec. Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
Comments(Excerpt) Performed by Fleetwood Mac (Courtesy of Fleetwood Records, Ltd.) From Radio 1 “In Concert”. Recorded at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London. First broadcast April 19, 1970 (P) 1970 BBC
Appears On
Burning Down The House (2001)
Feature Film/TV Episode

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2013-04-29

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Lyrics contributed by Marty Adelson.