Shadrack (Robert MacGimsey song)

"Shadrack" (aka "Shadrach" or "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego") is a popular song written by Robert MacGimsey[1] in the 1930s and performed by Louis Armstrong and others.


The lyrics refer to the biblical account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace.

Brook Benton versionEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1962) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 19

Other cover versionsEdit

The song is featured on pop, soul, Gospel and jazz recordings by others, among them:[3][4]

Popular cultureEdit

  • In the 1951 film The Strip, the song is performed by a band featuring Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, among others.


  1. ^ "Music Items" (PDF). Billboard. April 29, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  2. ^ 1962 chart listing for Shadrack
  3. ^ "Shadrack" at
  4. ^ "Shadrach" at
  5. ^ "". Retrieved January 14, 2023.