Friday, November 4, 2011

The Soul Corner - Harlem Shuffle

Here's a great song that needs no introduction, though I suspect many of you have never heard this original version:
George Harrison reportedly called Bob and Earl's version of "Harlem Shuffle", released in 1963, his favorite song of all time. The song was arranged by a then unknown musician named Barry White who had been the bass player for Bob and Earl in earlier bands.

Love that groove. I appreciate the Stones bringing this song to a larger audience. Here's their version, wonderful, true to the original, but not better in any way in my view:
Shake a tailfeather baby!

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