Shake Your Money Maker

by The Black Crowes

Shake Your Money Maker

Shake Your Money Maker (also stylized as The Black Crowes Present: $hake Your Money Maker) is the debut studio album by American rock band the Black Crowes, released on February 13, 1990, on Def American Recordings. It is the only album by the band to feature guitarist Jeff Cease. The album is named after a classic blues song written by Elmore James. The Black Crowes have played the song live many times over the years, but it is not included on this album. Shake Your Money Maker peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and two of its singles, “Hard to Handle” and “She Talks to Angels”, reached No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. “Jealous Again”, “Twice As Hard” and “Seeing Things” were also charting singles in the United States. Shake Your Money Maker is the Black Crowes’ best selling album, having sold more than 5 million copies.On January 8, 2021, the Black Crowes announced that a 30th anniversary edition of the album would be released on February 26, 2021. The new version contains the original tracks remastered in addition to three previously unreleased songs, outtakes, two demos from the Mr. Crowe’s Garden era, and a live performance set recorded in 1990 at Center Stage in Atlanta. Previously unreleased track “Charming Mess” was released on the same day as the announcement.


  1. Twice As Hard (4:09)
  2. Jealous Again (4:35)
  3. Sister Luck (5:14)
  4. Could I’ve Been So Blind (3:44)
  5. Seeing Things (5:18)
  6. Hard To Handle (3:08)
  7. Thick N’ Thin (2:43)
  8. She Talks To Angels (5:30)
  9. Struttin’ Blues (4:10)
  10. Stare It Cold (5:15)
  11. Mercy, Sweet Moan
  12. More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs & B-Sides
  13. Charming Mess
  14. 30 Days In The Hole
  15. Don’t Wake Me
  16. Jealous Guy
  17. Waitin’ Guilty
  18. Hard To Handle
  19. Jealous Again (Acoustic Version)
  20. She Talks To Angels (Acoustic Version)
  21. She Talks To Angels (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
  22. Front Porch Sermon (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
  23. The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990
  24. Introduction
  25. Thick N’ Thin
  26. You’re Wrong
  27. Twice As Hard
  28. Could I’ve Been So Blind
  29. Seeing Things
  30. She Talks To Angels
  31. Sister Luck
  32. Hard To Handle
  33. Shake ‘Em On Down / Get Back
  34. Struttin’ Blues
  35. Words You Throw Away
  36. Stare It Cold
  37. Jealous Again

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Format Vinyl LP, Vinyl LP, Vinyl 2× LP, Box Set Album Deluxe Edition Remastered (30th Anniversary)
Label American Recordings
Catalog Number 00602508802539
Notes Features the original studio album remastered by George Drakoulias, 3 previously unheard studio recordings, 2 unreleased demos from Mr. Crowe’s Garden, a 14 track full unreleased concert from Atlanta, GA, in 1990, reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, set list, tour laminate, patch, and a 20 page book with unseen photos from the band’s personal archives.
Discogs URL The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker