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Morning Song – Chicken Shack Boogie

October 12, 2016

Before there was Fats Domino, there was Amos Milburn—pianist, singer and master of the “jump blues”, which in retrospect look like one of the principal way-stations on the journey from swing to rock.

On “Chicken Shack Boogie”, where the lyrics are spoken as much as they are sung, Milburn also sounds (sort of…it’s a bit of a stretch) like a precursor to rap.

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