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Best Of: Down the Road Apiece
Amos Milburn
Best Of: Down the Road Apiece
Genres: Blues, R&B, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #1

Mixing good-time jump blues la Louis Jordan with two- fisted, boogie-woogie piano-pounding, smooth-voiced Amos Milburn was one of the brightest stars in post-WWII R&B. Recorded in 1946, the rousing title track (a cover ...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Amos Milburn
Title: Best Of: Down the Road Apiece
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 1/25/1994
Genres: Blues, R&B, Rock
Styles: Regional Blues, West Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Piano Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724382722922

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Mixing good-time jump blues à la Louis Jordan with two- fisted, boogie-woogie piano-pounding, smooth-voiced Amos Milburn was one of the brightest stars in post-WWII R&B. Recorded in 1946, the rousing title track (a cover of a popular country and western tune, later recorded by Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones) and the trail-blazing "Chicken Shack Boogie" (a 1948 smash) are almost indistinguishable from what we now call rock & roll. Milburn is also justifiably famed for his long string of hit drinking songs: "Bad, Bad Whiskey," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Vicious, Vicious Vodka," and "Milk and Water," to name a few. All the hits, all the dipsomania, and all the related party numbers--"House Party (Tonight)" is typical--are poured into this 26-song collection. Ironically, the rock revolution Milburn helped foment all but killed his career. Living a life inspired by his song titles did the rest, and he died in 1980. Play this record and raise a glass in his memory. --Don Waller

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