Saturday, May 5, 2018

Down To The Nitty Gritty

Reading Richard Williams's excellent blog the bluemoment today reminded me of the wonderful singles released by Shirley Ellis, way back when. In search of The Nitty Gritty on-line somewhere I came across this version, featuring some stellar dancing of the old school. It all looks and sounds wonderfully innocent now, but in its way it was quietly revolutionary.

And, by the by, I still have vivid memories of Ms Ellis's The Clapping Song being played at Thursday dance nights in Hyde Town Hall - of all places.

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