Another compilation from Ace, this time the upcoming Three, Six, Nine! The Best Of Shirley Ellis.
Pretty much needs no explanation or introduction really. This is a selection of tracks recorded between 1963 and 1967 and essentially two dozen of her finest recordings for Congress and Columbia, many written by her mentor Lincoln Chase.
So expect the likes of The Nitty Gritty, The Name Game, The Clapping Song and Soul Time (all in stereo), many other singles and highlights from her In Action and Sugar, Let’s Shing-A-Ling: Soul Time With Shirley Ellis albums.
If you have most of it on vintage vinyl already, it might be a hard sell. But if you haven’t or just want it all on a CD complete with a 24-page booklet with notes and illustrations (including eight previously unpublished photos courtesy of the Sony Music Archives), then this might well be for you.
Available to pre-order now ahead of the 27th April release date, the album sells for £14.52. Tracks below.
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
22 Sugar, Let’s Shing-A-Ling
23 Back Track
24 Yes I’m Ready