Chicken Shack Boogie
|"Chicken Shack Boogie"|
|Single by Amos Milburn|
|B-side||"It Took a Long, Long Time"|
|Format||10" 78-rpm record|
|Recorded||Universal Studios, Los Angeles, November 19, 1947|
|Genre||Blues, jump blues|
|Label||Aladdin (catalogue no. 3014)|
|Writer(s)||Amos Milburn, Lola Cullum (Anne Cullum)|
|Amos Milburn singles chronology|
"Chicken Shack Boogie" is a 1948 jump-boogie song by the West Coast blues artist Amos Milburn. It was the first of four number-one hits on the R&B chart by Milburn. It was the B-side of a 78-RPM single, the A-side of which, "It Took a Long, Long Time", reached number nine on the same chart.
In 1956, Milburn released "Chicken Shack", a faster rock-and-roll version (subsequently included on his 1957 album Let's Have a Party). This version runs about 2:30 and is sometimes titled "Chicken Shack Boogie" on later compilation albums. Earl Palmer was the drummer on this version.
- Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books. p. 13. ISBN 1-85868-255-X.
- Chicken Shack Boogie at Discogs.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 265. ISBN 978-0898201604.
- Scherman, Tony (1999). Backbeat: The Earl Palmer Story. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. p. 173. ISBN 978-0306809804.
"Bewildered" by the Red Miller Trio
|Billboard Best Selling Retail Race Records number-one single
December 4, 1948
"Bewildered" by Amos Milburn