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ARTIST
TITLE
Funky Chicken
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 037CD VAMPI 037CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2003 release. Vampisoul presents, for the first time on cd, the reissue of the impossible-to-find album by Willie Henderson, Funky Chicken (originally released on Brunswick, 1969), with 5 bonus tracks. It comprises the entire and very sought after Funky Chicken LP, plus three songs from non-LP Henderson singes, and two previously unreleased tracks that you can find on our release ONLY and for the first time. Producer/arranger Willie Henderson's versatile talents can be heard throughout the Brunswick Records catalog as well as a myriad of sides recorded during the '60s-'70s heydays of Chicago soul. Born August 9, 1941, in Pensacola, FL, Henderson's family moved to Chicago when he was a child. Taking up the baritone sax, he began backing Otis Rush and others while in his twenties. He also studied with another arranging legend, James Mack. After graduating from College, Henderson began playing around Chicago, backing Syl Johnson, Alvin Cash, and Harold Burrage. He joined the Chicago division of N.Y.-based Brunswick Records in 1968. Working with producer Carl Davis, Henderson arranged, produced, and played on records by the Chi-Lites, Jackie Wilson, Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin, and other Brunswick acts. There he would record, one year later, this Funky Chicken, credited to Willie Henderson and the Soul Explosions.