Lincoln Chase

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        A composer and performer, Lincoln Chase is best-known for writing "Jim Dandy" and "Jim Dandy Got Married" for Lavern Baker and teaming with his wife, Shirley Ellis, in the '60s to pen a string of entertaining novelty tunes. Ellis/Chase numbers included "The Nitty Gritty," "The Name Game," and "The Clapping Song," with "Nitty Gritty" and "Name Game" both being Top Ten R&B hits, and "Name Game" crossing over into the Top Ten on the pop charts as well. Chase doubled as Ellis' manag... Read more

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