Chicken Skin Music

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Chicken Skin Music
Studio album by Ry Cooder
Released 1976
Genre Americana, roots rock, blues, country, Tex-Mex
Length 39:37
Label Reprise
Producer Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder chronology
Paradise and Lunch
(1974)
Chicken Skin Music
(1976)
Showtime
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (B) link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link

Chicken Skin Music is Ry Cooder's fifth album, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Bourgeois Blues" (Lead Belly) – 3:22
  2. "I Got Mine" (Traditional, based on Pink Anderson's version) – 4:28
  3. "Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai Wai" (Blind Alfred Reed/Traditional) – 6:01
  4. "He'll Have to Go" (Joe Allison, Audrey Allison) – 5:07
  5. "Smack Dab in the Middle" (Chuck Calhoun) – 3:18
  6. "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 3:38
  7. "Yellow Roses" (Ken Devine, Sam Nichols) – 6:11
  8. "Chloe" (Gus Kahn, Neil Moret) – 3:00
  9. "Goodnight Irene" (Lead Belly, John Lomax) – 4:32

Personnel[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • CD Chicken Skin Music Reprise 1988
  • Cassette Chicken Skin Music Reprise 1990
  • CD Chicken Skin Music Reprise 1990
  • CD Chicken Skin Music WEA 2007
  • CD Chicken Skin Music Reprise 2008

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
1976 Billboard Pop Albums 177

References[edit]