Shake A Tail Feather

Key of D

Music & Lyrics by Otha M. Hayes, Verlie Rice, Andre Williams

This chart is a 7pc soul-rock band arrangement of ‘Shake A Tail Feather’ in the original key of D as recorded by Ray Charles in the Blues Brothers movie.

The instrumentation is:

  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Tenor Sax
  • Trombone

Shake a Tail Feather” is a song written by Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice, and Andre Williams and originally recorded in 1963 by the Chicago-based group the Five Du-Tones.

Ray Charles covered and performed the song during his scenes in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

Other versions include Tommy James and the Shondells (1966), James & Bobby Purify (1967), and Ike & Tina Turner in 1968.