Personalities | Amos Milburn | Roots of Rock

(Piano, vocals, 1927–80)

Milburn was a Houston pianist whose rollicking piano-playing and versatile singing was a major influence on Fats Domino and others. Milburn’s first hit was the 1948 party classic ‘Chicken Shack Boogie’. Milburn could croon a soulful ballad, but made a bigger impact with horn-driven material such as ‘Roomin’ House Boogie’ and ‘Sax Shack Boogie’, along with several songs about liquor like ‘Thinking And Drinking’ and the much-covered ‘One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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