Shirley Ellis – Three, Six, Nine! The Best of Shirley Ellis (2018)

Posted by Green on May 28, 2018
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Recorded between 1963 and 1967, two dozen of the Nitty Gritty Girl’s finest recordings for Congress and Columbia, many written by her mentor Lincoln Chase. Includes Shirley’s unforgettable signature hits ‘The Nitty Gritty’, ‘The Name Game’, ‘The Clapping Song’ and ‘Soul Time’ (all in stereo) and highlights from her In Action and Sugar, Let’s Shing-A-Ling: Soul Time with Shirley Ellis albums.
A lifelong resident of the Bronx borough of New York City, Shirley Marie O’Garra registered her first songwriting copyrights in 1954 and went on to pen R&B numbers for the Sh-Booms and the Heartbreakers. The latter group was managed by Alphonso Elliston, Shirley’s husband. Early in her career she sang with jazz/calypso ensemble the Metronomes. She entered the Miss…

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…Transit Talent Night at Small’s Paradise in Harlem, earning favourable reviews for the Sarah Vaughan-ish quality of her vocals, and won the Amateur Night contest at the Apollo Theater with her rendition of the standard ‘Skylark’.


01 – The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap)
02 – The Name Game
03 – The Nitty Gritty
04 – Don’t Let Go
05 – Takin’ Care Of Business
06 – Such A Night
07 – Get Out
08 – Kansas City
09 – (That’s) What The Nitty Gritty Is
10 – Bring It On Home To Me
11 – C.C. Rider
12 – I Never Will Forget
13 – I See It, I Like It, I Want It
14 – The Puzzle Song (A Puzzle In Song)
15 – Ka Ta Ga Ta Boom Beat
16 – One Sour Note
17 – You Better Be Good, World
18 – Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife While The Bubbles Bounce About Above The Water
19 – Birds, Bees, Cupids And Bows
20 – Soul Time
21 – Waitin’
22 – Sugar, Let’s Shing-A-Ling
23 – Back Track
24 – Yes I’m Ready

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