Mudcat Café message #2866411 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46661   Message #2866411
Posted By: Jim Dixon
17-Mar-10 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chicken Is Nice (Dave Van Ronk)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Van Ronk: Chicken Is Nice
Allmusic.com lists an album called "Tribal, Folk & Cafe Music of West Africa," (Pearl 2-CD set #130, 2001). It says it is a reissue of an early 1950s 3-LP set, and consists of field recordings collected by Arthur S. Alberts in 1949. One of the songs is CHICKEN IS NICE (WITH PALM BUTTER AND RICE). Howard B. Hayes is credited as the songwriter. He is probably also the performer; he is introduced as "Professor Hayes."