Hailing from Louisiana, the idea of naming the band as Baton Rouge is pretty obvious to everyone but what makes them unique is actually when they started the band as Voices, Kelly Keeling was responsible in handling rhythm guitar and keyboard while Lance Bulen takes the singer duty. Not until they moved to LA, Voices changed their name while Keeling and Bulen switched position and the rest is history. Baton Rouge's musical style is pure melodic rock, a mix of Bon Jovi and Germany's Bonfire or Fair Warning. Kelly Keeling has a great voice, perhaps quite close to Sammy Hagar's timbre, and he was the center of attention as the other isn't as shining as him.
"Shake Your Soul" came up too late in 1990 when glam metal began to set and the band was soon forgotten not long after their debut was released. This record was quite mediocre compared to other better quality releases, but still I think this album has several enjoyable tunes such as "Doctor", "Walks Like A Woman", "Melenie", "There Was A Time", and "Bad Time Comin' Down". The rest are passable except for "Hot Blood Movin'" and "It's About Time" which I think are quite okay.
The production level is good and with Keeling's great voice and several great songs, "Shake Your Soul" is far from essential but a good buy if you like later day glam metal. You can pick this cheap from any online store, so it's not a bad idea to grab one to stuff your CD rack.