Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Something To Shout About

Ain’t nothing in the whole wide world better than the Girl Groups.

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  1. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSla9fyd4SI The Exciters “Tell him” (live officiel) | Archive INA

  2. JES

    The Jesus Girl Groups were pretty darned awesome too, when you want to get yr G*d on . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5UDBf9Q2bc

    (Before any rock nerds point it out to me, yes, I know, this sounds like the Aretha version of the song on “Amazing Grace,” but that’s because this one came first, and Caravans pianist/arranger Rev James Cleveland then used his same arrangement for that later, more famous album. Thank you).

    • JES

      (The Caravans were almost universally awesome, especially when Inez Andrews and Shirley Caesar were active with them. See also Clara Ward Singers, Angelic Gospel Singers, Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes, and of course The Staple Singers).

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