Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Nuggets - "Wooly Bully" Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

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The year was 1965 and everyone was in love with the Beatles and the British Invasion. In Dallas, a band merged that sound with traditional Mexican conjunto and created one of the great garage rock classics, "Wooly Bully". It had a great many magical moments in its 2:21, starting with its legendary count off: "Uno, dos / one, two, tres, quatro." Of course there's the great sax solo at about the 1:30, and those lyrics and....

Ladies and gentlemen: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs:

Let's not be L-7s.

1 comment:

Frank Fahey said...

I saw Sam the Sham at Stepan Center (I think December's Children opened for them). Everyone one was wearing orange. The 15 year old Frank was enamored by the shimmying of the Pharrettes - three Hispanic women bedecked in platinum colored wigs shimmying in the shortest orange mini-skirts I had seen. This was the definition of exotic in '66 South Bend.