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The Chicken

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by trasser, Jan 13, 2006.


  1. trasser

    trasser

    Dec 13, 2005
    Hey everybody.

    This' my first thread, and I was not quite sure were to post it...but here it is

    I'm going to play this tune called "the chicken" at an audition, but I need to find out who originally wrote it. Among others, it has been performed by Jaco Pastorius.
    If any of you know his name, it would be a big help.
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Pee Wee Ellis - who used to be a horn player and arranger in James Brown's backing band!! :)
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Oh - real first name Alfred - but nobody calls him that!!

    He was touring more recently with Van Morrison - playing Sax and acting as musical director! :)
     
  4. trasser

    trasser

    Dec 13, 2005
    thx a lot
     
  5. Man! If it's the same "The Chicken" as I'm thinking of, it's also been recorded on Dave Weckl's "Live (And Very Plugged In)" album, (disc 2). It kicks butt! Check it out.:D
     
  6. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It's one of my favorite tunes. I've played it hundreds of times with various groups on various gigs. It's also my ringtone.
     
  7. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Hey, Bruce - how come your "full stop" key isn't working anymore? :D