Leroy & The Drivers / Breakestra ‎– The Sad Chicken

Stones Throw Records ‎– STH 7013
Vinyl, 7", Single

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A Leroy & The Drivers The Sad Chicken
Bass – Mike ChappellDrums – Reggie CavinaughGuitar – Jimmy WelchPiano – Jimmy ValdezProducer – Leroy Jones (2)Reissue Producer – EgonSaxophone – Randy "Butch" Yates*Written-By, Arranged By – Butch Yates
B Breakestra The Sad Chicken
Bass – Miles TackettDrums – Josh CohenGuitar – Dan UbickProducer, Recorded By – This Kid Named MilesSaxophone – Double GTrombone – Dan OstermanTrumpet – Paul VargasWritten-By – Butch Yates

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Track A recorded in Chicago, 1967

Track B produced and recorded by This Kid Named Miles for Om Grown Productions, Topanga Canyon, CA, 2001

"Leroy Jones (and for a time Leroy Smith) led a Cincinnati-based soul and r&b revue, The Drivers, through various nightclubs in Ohio and Kentucky during the 60's. Though the group disbanded in 1970, Leroy and The Drivers blessed the funk world with "The Sad Chicken" in 1967 when Jones recorded The Drivers to cement a booking contract with Shaw Attractions in Chicago, Illinois."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (etched)): 4-53939-M-A STH-7013-A GI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (etched)): 4-53939-M-B STH-7013-B GI



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November 1, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Before James Brown gave funk a name, some small bands around America did some prototype tracks of this genre. This 45 was one of them. Originaly recorded in mid 60's, this was way ahead of its time, starting of with a distinct string-bend note of an electric guitar and continues troughout the track every 1/8 bar. It is by no means a hard track but the drum groove and the bumpy bassline did it unique of its era. This track ends with some psychedelic guitar cresendo to reach it peak before it fades out. blistering and important piece of wax for those who are into history of the 70's black music.