1-CD-Album Digipak with 48-page booklet, 31 tracks, playing time 82:38 minutes.
The wildest rockin' recordings from Amos Milburn's golden years ...1946-1957!
Plus the piano pounder's greatest R&B hits! Amos Milburn influenced Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B! Hugely detailed liner notes, including a new interview with guitarist Texas Johnny Brown, one of Amos' Chickenshackers! The last word on the first name in rockin' rhythm & blues! - Amos Milburn
One of the greatest hitmakers of the postwar R&B era, Amos Milburn wrote and recorded uproarious odes to sex, booze and all-night partying. It was rock 'n' roll in all but name. Amos Milburn rocked the house for the Los Angeles-based Aladdin label right from the beginning. At his debut session in 1946, Amos Milburn waxed a piledriving Down The Road Apiece, and Amos Milburn kept the late '40s R&B hit parade jumping with Chicken Shack Boogie, Roomin' House Boogie and Sax Shack Boogie.
They're all here on 'Amos Rocks,' along with his odes to the bottle, like Bad, Bad Whiskey, Let Me Go Home Whiskey, and One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer. Plus, there's Amos Milburn' torrid '56 remake of Chicken Shack Boogie cut in New Orleans with Lee Allen on sax and Earl Palmer driving the drumbeat. Long before Fats Domino or any of his fellow revolutionaries came anywhere near a studio, Amos Milburn rocked!