Amos Milburn

Biography

1 April 1927, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 3 January 1980, Houston, Texas, USA. After service in the US Navy in World War II, Milburn formed his own blues and R&B band in Houston in which he played piano and sang, and in 1946 he was offered a contract by the Aladdin label. Between November 1948 and February 1954 he and his band, the Aladdin Chicken Shackers, had an extraordinary run of 19 consecutive Top 10 hits on the Billboard R&B chart, including four number 1s (‘Chicken Shack... Read more

Genres

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blues
rhythm and blues
boogie woogie
50s
jump blues
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