Shirley Elliston

Shirley Elliston

Soul singer - songwriter

Born on 1941 in Bronx, New York, NY, U.S., of West Indian origins. She is best known for her novelty hits "The Nitty Gritty" (1963), "The Name Game" (1964) and "The Clapping Song" (1965) "The Clapping Song" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.She co-wrote herself all her solo hits along with manager, producer and songwriting partner Lincoln Chase. She retired from the record business in 1968.


Shirley Elliston Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

45-307-V Shirley Elliston A Beautiful Love / Love Can Make You Know(7", Single) Shell 45-307-V US 1961 Sell This Version