Clips & Pix: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers/Soul Shake

Over the weekend, I came across this smoking hot soulful boogie rocker Soul Shake performed by Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. If this doesn’t get you moving, frankly, I don’t know what will!

Apparently co-written by songwriters Margaret Lewis and Mira Ann Smith, the tune was first recorded by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson in 1969. It was also covered by Delaney & Bonnie on their fourth studio album To Bonnie From Delaney, released in September 1970.

Castro & The Painkillers included the song on Stompin’ Ground, their most recent studio album that appeared in September 2017. I understand the entire record is soul-oriented rock, which sounds like right up my alley, so I’m going to further check it out.

Sources: Wikipedia, YouTube

7 thoughts on “Clips & Pix: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers/Soul Shake”

    1. I also like the D&B version of the tune, as well as the original. In the meantime, I’ve listened to the entire album by Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. Like “Soul Shake,” it’s soul-oriented blues and boogie rock – pretty cool. I think I’m going to further explore him.

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  1. I had the blues station on today and damned if they didn’t play these guys. I couldn’t remember who it was that clued me in. Excellent song called ‘Enough is Enough’, same album.

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