40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve

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40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve
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Studio album by Chicken Shack
Released June 1968 (1968-06)
Recorded 5–7 February 1968 CBS Studios, London
Genre Blues
Length 36:50
Label Blue Horizon
Producer Mike Vernon
Chicken Shack chronology
40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve
(1968)
O.K. Ken?
(1969)

40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve is the debut album by the blues band Chicken Shack, released in 1968.[1] The album reached number 12 in the UK Albums Chart.[2][3]

This album has three Freddy King covers; "Lonesome Whistle Blues" (written by Rudolph Toombs), and "See See Baby" from Freddy King Sings; and "San-Ho-Zay" from Let's Hide Away and Dance Away.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Letter"   Jules Taub, B. B. King 4:25
2. "Lonesome Whistle Blues"   Rudolph Toombs 3:02
3. "When the Train Comes Back"   Christine Perfect 3:32
4. "San-Ho-Zay"   Freddie King, Sonny Thompson 3:02
5. "King of the World"   John Lee Hooker 4:59
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "See See Baby"   Freddie King, Sonny Thompson 2:22
2. "First Time I Met the Blues"   Eurreal (Little Brother Montgomery) Montgomery 6:24
3. "Webbed Feet"   Stan Webb 2:53
4. "You Ain't No Good"   Perfect 3:35
5. "What You Did Last Night"   Webb 4:36

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Personnel[edit]

Chicken Shack[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Mike Vernon[4]
  • Engineer – Mike Ross
  • Studio – CBS
  • Photography and design – Terence Ibbott

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dan Forte. "40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve - Chicken Shack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 104. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b c "40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve - Chicken Shack | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-05.