SONG OF THE DAY The Shells – Whiplash


I’ve been meaning to feature this juicy little soul number for ages now and I’m finally doing it today!  I’m pretty certain the minute this song starts you’ll struggle to keep still as the funky bass rolls in and kicks up the pace for the swift, bouncy drums to join in!

Whiplash was one of the more obscure (but no less fantastic) soul records to come out of 1960’s Chicago.  Released on the Conlo label in 1965, the track was recorded by US group, The Shells and featured the equally rhythmic b-side, When I’m Blue.  The band consisted of members Charles Calvin, Willie Exon, Billy Harper and James Calvin, but this is about all I can tell you at the moment..any more information is welcomed! In the meantime, check out Whiplash above.

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