Today I got my copy of Mel Brown’s Chicken Fat in the mail. I think it’s great that Verve has reissued classic albums like this. I just wish they would hurry up and get the rest of them out there too. I would love to get my hands on a copy of The Wizard.
If you are a Mel Brown fan and don’t have any of his classic vinyl, I suggest getting a copy of this CD. It’s very well packaged and comes with a great insert that includes a 4 x 6 image of the then 27 year old Mel Brown. On the reverse side are the original liner notes which are a blast from the past. Herb Ellis, Ronald Brown, Paul Humphrey, Arthur Wright and Gerald Wiggins were the other personnel on this classic reissue.