Monday, January 23, 2017

Bob Torrison Retrospective V The Music 7 Rock and Roll - Shirley & Lee

In the midst of college  we fell in love with Rock and Roll. One of the early dance tunes was Shirley and Lee's
'Let  the Good Times Roll'. This New Orleans based duo,Shirley Goodman  and Leonard Lee, had one trait in common - they almost never sang in harmony, let alone together at all. Shirley and Lee  borrowed one of New Orleans' most familiar refrains and built a rocking tune around it called "Let the Good Times Roll." The recording was an instant smash and received substantial airplay, climbing up the charts in the process. It sold well-over one million copies and for more than 40 years has been a staple of oldies play lists. To date, there are over a hundred cover versions of the song, but most still prefer the original. 

I have this one in 45.



A classic:



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