Chicken Skin Music

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Chicken Skin Music
Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music.jpg
Studio album by
Released1976
RecordedWarner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood; "Yellow Roses" and "Chloe" recorded in Hawaii
GenreAmericana, roots rock, blues, country, Tex-Mex
Length39:37
LabelReprise
ProducerRy Cooder
Ry Cooder chronology
Paradise and Lunch
(1974)
Chicken Skin Music
(1976)
Show Time
(1977)
Singles from Chicken Skin Music
Song sample
"Yellow Roses" sample
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB[1]
Rolling Stone(favorable) link

Chicken Skin Music is Ry Cooder's fifth studio album, released in 1976, on the Reprise label.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Bourgeois Blues"Lead Belly3:22
2."I Got Mine"(trad. based on Pink Anderson's version)4:28
3."Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai Wai"Blind Alfred Reed/trad6:01
4."He'll Have to Go"Joe Allison, Audrey Allison5:07
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Smack Dab in the Middle"Charles E. Calhoun3:18
6."Stand by Me"Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller3:38
7."Yellow Roses"Ken Devine, Sam Nichols6:11
8."Chlo-e"Gus Kahn, Neil Moret3:00
9."Goodnight, Irene"Lead Belly, John Lomax4:32

Personnel[edit]

Sources:[2][3]

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Ry Cooder – producer
  • Judy Maizel, Trudy Portch - production coordination
  • Lee Herschberg - engineer, mixing
  • Lloyd Cruft - engineer
  • Bobby Hata, John Neal - assistant engineers
  • Chet Himes, John Ingle - engineering
  • Kenny Price - album cover, design and painting
  • Susan Titelman - photography
  • Noel Newbolt - production assistance

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

Singles[edit]

  • "He'll Have To Go" / "The Bourgeois Blues", Reprise: K 14457 (UK)[4]
  • "Goodnight Irene" / "Chloe", Reprise: K REP14473 (Netherlands)[5]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
1976 Billboard Pop Albums 177

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ "Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music". Discogs. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ Chicken Skin Music, (1976) Reprise Records, CD: 7599-27231-2 - Notes booklet
  4. ^ "Ry Cooder - He'll Have To Go". Discogs. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Ry Cooder - Goodnight Irene". Discogs. Retrieved 27 November 2017.