Shadrack (Robert MacGimsey song)

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"Shadrack" (aka "Shadrach" or "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego") is a popular song written by Robert MacGimsey[1] in the 1930s and performed by Louis Armstrong and others. In 1962 the song was a hit single for Brook Benton, peaking at #19 in Billboard's Hot 100 chart during the week of February 17, 1962.[2]

The song is featured on pop, soul, Gospel and jazz recordings by The Ames Brothers, The Golden Gate Quartet, The Fairfield Four, The Larks, Benny Goodman, Grant Green, Bill Holman, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Scott, Phil Harris, Kay Starr, Louis Prima and several others.[3][4] In the 1951 film The Strip, the song is performed by a band featuring Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, among others.

The lyrics refer to the biblical account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace.

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