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Shirley Ellis - The Name Game download album

  • Performer: Shirley Ellis
  • Title: The Name Game
  • Genre: Funk & Soul
  • Country: US
  • Formats: AHX DXD DMF RA WAV AU MP4
  • Released: 1965
  • Style: Rhythm & Blues
  • MP3 album: 1871 mb
  • FLAC album: 1322 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Shirley Ellis - The Name Game download album

Produced by Charles Calello. The Name Game Lyrics. Shirley! Shirley, Shirley. Bo-ber-ley, bo-na-na fanna. fee fi mo-mer-ley, Shirley! Lincoln! Lincoln, Lincoln. Bo-na-na fanna, fo-fin-coln. Fee fi mo-min-coln, Lincoln! Come on ev'rybody, I say now let's play a game. I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name. The first letter of the name.

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Complete your Shirley Ellis (The Nitty Gritty Girl) collection. Her first album is the all live, solid "In Action" from 1964. I was excited to finally get The Name Game album but was pretty bummed to find it's pretty much the same album as In Action. It's basically The Name Game single with the same live recordings from In Action filling the rest of the LP. At least the new reissue adds The Clapping Song.

The Name Game" is an American pop song written and performed by Shirley Ellis as a rhyming game that creates variations on a person's name. It was written by American singer Shirley Ellis with Lincoln Chase, and Ellis's recording, produced by Charles Calello, was released in late 1964 as "The Name Game. That record went to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 4 on the magazine's R&B charts in 1965. The record was re-released in 1966 and again in 1973.

Album: The Name Game. Best from Shirley Ellis. The Name Game (American Horror Story Version).

Shirley used to amaze audiences by taking name game requests. Shirley usually had the good sense to ignore requests for "Chuck. Ellis had another novelty hit a few months later with "The Clapping Song," which had a similar theme. Shirley said for a magazine interview that this song was based on a children's game she used to play Mikol from NyMy mother (who was an entertainer who went under the name LISA YORK) was one of the three backup singers on "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis. She was a session singer who never did the TV circuit with Ms Ellis. But she mentioned this to me many times. Moanin' Lisa from Chillicothe M. n 1964, this was one funky & huge hit for Shirley Ellis.

Ellis started out singing soul, but after a debut LP on Congress went unnoticed, she came up with the gimmick on this sophomore album with hubby/manager Lincoln Chase of turning nursery rhymes and jump-rope sayings into popular songs. Make no mistake about it, "The Name Game" was a popular item, everybody sung the lyrics using their own nouns and pronouns in the rhyming scheme. The Nitty Gritty" was less of a novelty, hit too.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Name Game
Written-By – Chase*, Elliston*
B Whisper To Me Wind
Written-By – Chase*, Hornedo*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – N.V. Negram – CG 230


  • Producer, Arranged By – Charles Callello*


Congress Records, Inc.
A subsidary of Kapp Records, Inc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CG-230 Shirley Ellis The Name Game ‎(7", Single) Congress CG-230 US 1964
MCA 134 Shirley Ellis The Name Game ‎(7", Promo) MCA Records MCA 134 UK 1974
CG-230 Shirley Ellis The Name Game ‎(7", Single) Congress CG-230 US 1964
HLR 9946 Shirley Ellis The Name Game ‎(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings HLR 9946 UK 1965
K 2103 Shirley Ellis The Name Game / Whisper To Me Wind ‎(7", Single) Kapp Records K 2103 Denmark 1965

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