Shirley Ellis (The Nitty Gritty Girl)* ‎– The Name Game

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Congress ‎– CGL-3003
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A1 The Name Game
Written-By – Chase*, Elliston*
2:40
A2 Don't Let Go
Written-By – Jessie Stone*
2:46
A3 Kansas City
Written-By – Stoller-Leiber*
2:12
A4 Shy One
Written-By – Chase*, Elliston*, Hornedo*
2:36
A5 Stardust
Written-By – Carmichael*, Parish*
2:36
A6 The Nitty Gritty
Written-By – Chase*
2:12
B1 Such A Night
Written-By – Chase*
2:22
B2 C.C. Rider
Written-By [Blues Song] – Traditional
2:31
B3 I Never Will Forget
Written-By – Chase*
2:35
B4 Stagger Lee
Written-By – Logan*, Price*
2:11
B5 Whisper To Me Wind
Written-By – Chase*, Hornedo*
2:21
B6 Bring It On Home To Me
Written-By – Sam Cooke
2:28

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SecretRecords

SecretRecords

June 25, 2017
Her first album is the all live, solid "In Action" from 1964. I was excited to finally get The Name Game album but was pretty bummed to find it's pretty much the same album as In Action. It's basically The Name Game single with the same live recordings from In Action filling the rest of the LP. At least the new reissue adds The Clapping Song.
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music_emporium

March 28, 2017
Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OngAzGe0YOc

A mid 1960s rock'n'soul smasher! Shirly Ellis and her songwriting team went for a colorful album here combining hard hitting rock'n'roll with a slightly softened garage flavor and lush soulful pop. It presents smooth yet striking vocal melodies on nearly ecstatic rhythmical patterns. Dance songs thrown in for the good measure put an emphasize on the groove that shake and rattle your funky bones! Shirley Ellis knows to put words together and sing them in a way that they put fuel to the rhythm fire. The album will certainly appeal to soul aficionados but this goes deeper and further and melts down the borders to beat and rock'n'roll. Despite the singer's age this album felt fresh and youthful which is owed to her timelessly elegant voice that shows class and style even in the more naughty moments. A fantastic gem for certain and a must have for fans of black 60s pop, soul and rock'n'roll.