Shake by Otis - tips

Liebe zeit

Silver Member
My band is adding Shake by Otis Redding to our set list. Now, I'm happy as whatever with a groove, but those breaks in Shake scare the **** outta me. Any tips for making a fist of them? At present I'm kinda following the horns when I play along (we're yet to have a practice of this).

Hollywood Jim

Platinum Member
This is pretty easy stuff cause if you can't play it like those drummers did,
all you have to do is hit quarter notes and a few eight notes on the floor tom when ever the band stops playing.

Great song. A drum solo for the drummer at each break. Love it !