Glitch? What Glitch? When Live Feed + Glitch = Free Download…

So.  About my Facebook Live feed last night…

Obviously, that didn’t work out the way I’d planned. The plan was to tell you the story about how “The Na Na Song” got its title and to play it for you. The point was to let you know that you now have a place where you can download that song, and a whole lot more because I’ve just relaunched my website!

I’d love for you to visit the site and listen to all the music I have out there for you.  I’ve started with three albums, STORIES FROM SAMMY LOUIS, ALWAYS SOULFUL, and the latest ADVICE FOR THE KIND HEARTED. The cool thing about this site, though, is that you can get a single, or you can pick the 12 songs you want from any album, and make your own album for the price of 10 singles.

I’ll be adding more tracks, you can sign up here to get notified when I’ve done that.

And now about the story behind the “Na Na Song.” Sometimes when you’re writing lyrics, it’s hard to find just the right words to go with the music you already have.  On this song, I was singing it over and over, and when I got to the part that needed lyrics, I just filled in na, na, na na na where the words would go. Later when my son, Samiel wanted to hear it again, he asked me to play “that Na Na Song” and it just stuck!

Finally, let me say that I’m sorry about not being able to live stream for you last night.  I want to make it up to you by making this song a free download for the rest of the weekend!

Go to www.shakeanderson.com and follow the menu to CATALOGUE where you’ll find “The Na Na Song.” Just press the play button to hear it, and click on the word DOWNLOAD on the player to get your free song. I hope you’ll look around the site while you’re listening to it, sign up on the mailing list and let me know what you think.

And just for fun…  click here

Just for you, - THE NA NA SONG is free - this weekend only.

So.  About my Facebook Live feed last night…

Obviously, that didn’t work out the way I’d planned. The plan was to tell you the story about how “The Na Na Song” got its title and to play it for you. The point was to let you know that you now have a place where you can download that song, and a whole lot more because I’ve just relaunched my website!

I’d love for you to visit the site and listen to all the music I have out there for you.  I’ve started with three albums, STORIES FROM SAMMY LOUIS, ALWAYS SOULFUL, and the latest ADVICE FOR THE KIND HEARTED. The cool thing about this site, though, is that you can get a single, or you can pick the 12 songs you want from any album, and make your own album for the price of 10 singles.

I’ll be adding more tracks, you can sign up here to get notified when I’ve done that.

And now about the story behind the “Na Na Song.” Sometimes when you’re writing lyrics, it’s hard to find just the right words to go with the music you already have.  On this song, I was singing it over and over, and when I got to the part that needed lyrics, I just filled in na, na, na na na where the words would go. Later when my son, Samiel wanted to hear it again, he asked me to play “that Na Na Song” and it just stuck!

Finally, let me say that I’m sorry about not being able to live stream for you last night.  I want to make it up to you by making this song a free download for the rest of the weekend!

Go to www.shakeanderson.com and follow the menu to CATALOGUE where you’ll find “The Na Na Song.” Just press the play button to hear it, and click on the word DOWNLOAD on the player to get your free song. I hope you’ll look around the site while you’re listening to it, sign up on the mailing list and let me know what you think.

And just for fun…  click here

Once you've been to the edge...

Sam “Shake” Anderson, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer, started recording and touring at age nine. Shake has worked with artists as varied as Ruben Studdard, Victor Wooten, Ann Nesby, Phil Keaggy, Bruce Hornsby, Static Major, Steve Cropper, B.B. King, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, The Indigo Girls, The Spice Girls, Days Of The New, Warren Haynes, Curtis Mayfield, Aaliyah, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. He spent six years as musical director for soul music legends "The Impressions".

Shake has also worked with a great variety of Christian artists such as Avalon, Crystal Lewis, Anointed, Bryan Duncan, Russ Taff, Nicole Nordeman, Donnie McClurkin, and formed the Grammy winning gospel group New Breed with Israel Houghton. As a songwriter he was signed to Warner/Chappell music for six years.

Shake has also worked on many movies and has several gold and platinum albums for his work on Blue Streak, Dr. Dolittle, Boys on the Side and Austin Powers. He has played in some of the greatest concert halls and venues in the world — Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, Symphony Music Hall, Radio City Music hall, The Heinekin Music hall, The Ryman Auditorium and The Buordone Theatre in Frankfurt Germany. Shake now makes his home base Ft. Worth, Texas.

Shake, whose real name is Sammy Louis Anderson, learned the most about life when an illness stopped him in his tracks. He was told he would never perform again and had only several months to live. Life as he had known it was over. While spending more than nine months in the hospital and being told he was dying, he learned who he really was. Not Shake as the world called him, but Sammy Louis as his doctor's referred to him. This crisis in his life taught him what was truly important.

Shake overcame all the odds and rebuilt his life. These songs — chapters — are stories about making mistakes, learning lessons and rebirth.

As Shake says, “Once you've been to the edge, the middle don't matter.”