Believe (Th' Legendary Shack Shakers album)

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Studio album by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
Released 2004
Recorded 2004, Roswell East Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Rockabilly, Blues, Carnival
Length 35:01
Label YepRoc
Producer J.D. Wilkes
Mark Robertson
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers chronology

Believe is an LP released by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers on October 4, 2004.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

'Believe' was favourably reviewed by Zeth Lundy of who concluded "The next time you take the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack from the stereo, pining for some oomph to your Americana, reach for Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers. “Colonel” J.D. Wilkes calls himself a jumpin’ jimdaddy, and before long, you will too."[2] Ben Donnelly of reviewed the album and commented that "Translating this band's strengths to record will probably always be a challenge. ... Still, they make the most of the challenge."[3]

Robert Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, named "Believe" as his favorite album of 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J. D. Wilkes except where noted

  1. "Agony Wagon" – 2:57
  2. "Creek Cats" – 3:21
  3. "Where's the Devil... When You Need Him?" – 2:59
  4. "Piss and Vinegar" – 2:46
  5. "County of Graves" – 3:45
  6. "All my Life to Kill" – 3:03
  7. "Cussin' in Tongues" – 2:45
  8. "Help Me" – 3:47 (Sonny Boy Williamson II)
  9. "Bible Cyst" – 2:55
  10. "The Pony to Bet on" – 3:28
  11. "Fistwhistle Boogie" – 2:22
  12. "Misery Train" – 1:01


Additional personnel include: Jordan Richter, Nick Kane (guitar), Fats Kaplan (banjo, fiddle, accordion), Donnie Herron (fiddle), Jim Hoke (clarinet, saxophone).


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Review: Believe". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Review at
  3. ^ Review at Dusted