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Willie Henderson Funky Chicken
  • Funky Chicken (cd)-1
    CD VAMPI CD 037
    12,00€ NOT AVAILABLE

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.

And now, Vampi Soul presents, FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD, the reissue of the impossible-to-find Willie Henderson’s album "Funky Chicken" (orig. 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.

In 1974, Henderson left Brunswick to become an independent producer. He continued working throughout the 70's, and during the 80's he released singles on his Now Sound label. By 1999, he had formed the Chicago Music Organization and continues to produce, arrange, and occasionally perform with a band.

But here, you can find the best of the very funkiest of all chicken!

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