Mel Brown - Chicken Fat


Verve (Verve By Request)



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AVER 5401
UPC: 602445991600
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Verve By Request Series — Monthly releases from Verve Label Group's jazz catalog!

Handpicked rarities and fan favorites include out-of-print titles and first-ever vinyl pressings

Verve Records/UMe and Third Man Records have partnered to resurrect the popular reissue series, Verve By Request, with a vinyl twist. Focusing on rare gems and fan-requested jazz albums from the Verve Label Group's stable of iconic labels, the series will offer two titles per month — each hand-picked by Verve and Third Man Records. The records will include both long-out-of-print titles from the vault as well as the first-ever vinyl pressings for albums released in the '90s and aughts that were only originally released on CD.

Albums will be newly remastered from original analog sources, when available, and pressed on 180-gram at Third Man Record Pressings in Detroit.

Chicken Fat is the 1967 Impulse! debut by blues guitarist Mel Brown. Brown's clean picking style — honed while playing alongside John Lee Hooker, Bobby Bland, and T-Bone Walker — marinates deliciously with the swinging soul-jazz organ of Gerald Wiggins. Featuring the simmering lament "I'm Goin' to Jackson," the electrifying "Greasy Spoon," and the standout title track, Chicken Fat is quite possibly the funkiest and most unique album ever released on the label.


1. Chicken Fat
2. Greasy Spoon
3. Home James
4. Anacrusis
5. Hobo Flats
6. Shanty
7. Sad But True
8. I'm Goin' To Jackson
9. Slalom

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