PRICE: $23.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
The Name Game
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SPELL 4005LP SPELL 4005LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/19/2017

Spellbound Music present a reissue of Shirley Ellis's (The Nitty Gritty Girl) The Name Game, originally released in 1965. A mid 1960s rock n' soul smasher, Shirley 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 rhythmic patterns. Dance songs are thrown in for the good measure, putting an emphasis on the groove that shake and rattle your funky bones. Shirley Ellis knows how to put words together and sing them in a way that fuels the rhythmic fire. The Name Game will certainly appeal to soul aficionados, but it goes deeper and further, melting down the borders to beat and rock n' roll. Despite the singer's age, this album feels fresh and youthful, which is owed to her timelessly elegant voice that shows class and style, even in the naughty moments. A fantastic gem for certain and a must have for fans of black '60s pop, soul, and rock n' roll.