Ladies and Gentlemen...The Flirtations!


 

Two great clips for the price of one!

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  1. NEVER heard of this group or this song, but it is now an instant favorite! God, I love that funky, groovy beat on these late-'60s songs. (I know that in the first video they are sitting in inkwells, but I couldn't help thinking of them as pill bottles at first! "This is Shirley, she took the blue dolls. Ernestine liked the red dolls. Lestne couldn't do without the green ones....") Thanks!

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    1. HA!!!

      A friend of mine turned me on to them last month and now I am definitely a fan!

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    2. I thought they looked like bottles of poppers... Jx

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    3. Sniff, sniff. Jx

      PS the song was a hit for Brighton groovesters The Freemasons in 2007 - listen here.

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  2. nothing but a heartache was included in the over-the-top fabulousness that was
    this compilation. do you know it?

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    1. No, what is it? Do tell!

      I did just learn that they toured with Tom Jones in 1968, which makes me like them even more!

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    2. This? Wow... http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Group-Sounds-Kiss-Another/dp/B000B5KRV6

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    3. I have that set. It's a great compilation and the hatbox impressed the hell out of the clerks at Barnes and Noble when I bought it.(back in the day when I actually went to stores to buy music)

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  3. That has to be the grooviest set ever constructed, but the qualuudes during soundcheck may have been a mistake. Pick up the pace girls.

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    1. They are fabulous but way laid back, that's for sure!

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  4. And I just realized that they're behind one of my favorite '70s dance tracks, "Earthquake," which has pretty much the best timpani line in disco history. Their's may not have been a big career, but it was definitely a surprisingly long one.

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  5. The second video is filmed at Tintern Abbey in Wales - just a few miles down the road from where I was born! Jx

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  6. Their song "Earthquake" is the ultimate power walking song. Also good for prancercise!

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    1. ...And of course it's already been mentioned here!

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    2. Yes, but this is the first time prancercise has ever been mentioned here!

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