Friday, May 26, 2006

Shirley Ellis Nitty Gritty

No video clip of Shirley Ellis' 'Get Right Down to the Real Nitty Gritty, as lifted by 'early 70s tribute band Primal Scream' but one of her doing the Name Game. Of course her big hit was 'The Clapping Song' which everyone must know from the GAP adverts a year or so ago. Nitty Gritty lyrics here. We saw on this very blog how the expression Nitty Gritty is not considered an acceptable phrase by the BBC as it has its origins in the layer of foul matter and bodies at the bottom of slave ships.

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