Shirley Ellis

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    The Name GameShirley Ellis
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    The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap)Shirley Ellis
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    The Nitty GrittyShirley Ellis
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    I See It, I Like It, I Want ItShirley Ellis
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    Takin' Care Of BusinessShirley Ellis

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        New York vocalist and composer Shirley Ellis was in the Metronomes before earning fame as co-composer and performer of some enjoyable soul novelty tunes in the mid-'60s. These included the Top Ten R&B hits "The Nitty Gritty" and "The Name Game." "The Name Game" was co-written with her manager and husband Lincoln Chase, and peaked at number four R&B and number three pop in 1965. She and Chase also collaborated on the follow-up, "The Clapping Song (Clap Pat Clap Slap)," which reac... Read more

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