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ALLAIR, JOHNStack-O-LeeLarkspur1988slow, then upbeat elaborate piano background with vocals from Van Morrison's pianist. Nice.CD
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AMEN CORNER, THEOutro: Stag-O-Lee (live)If Paradise Was Half As Nice1969barely recognizable, this is a live recording with enthusiastic music and someone yelling "stag-o-lee" several times. the band features Andy Fairweather-Low CDLogan - Price
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ANDREWS, BENStagoleeGallows Pole2001nice take on John Hurt's song. good energy, nice playing. the cd also includes a spectacular 11-minute version of Gallows Pole.CDTrad. J. Hurt
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ARCARI, DAVEStagoleeVol. 1: Something Old, Something Borrowed2006a great voice and some nice acoustic guitar from this Glasgow bluesman. fantastic stuff.CDTrad./Hurt
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ARCHIBALDStack-A-Lee, Parts 1&2Carnival Day - Essential New Orleans R&B1950first mainstream hit, with a long instrumental endingCD
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ASBELL, PAULStack-A-LeeSteel String Americana2002the artist credits the lyrics to the "Louisiana side of the family." there's a bulldog, a broken glass and the devil. good version with some really nice acoustic guitar.CDTrad.
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BACHELOR'S TWO, THEStag-O-Leesingleno info about this one - probably early or mid-60s. Lloyd Price's song with some fun organ playing.VinylLogan - Price
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BACKDROPS, THEStagger LeeDelta End200360s-garage style (Troggs, etc) Japanese version. the lyrics are a mystery to me but they definitely yell "Stagger Lee" quite a bit. fun!CD
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BAKER, MICKEYStack O'LeeBlues and Jazz Guitar1977nice folk/blues version from half of "Mickey and Sylvia"Vinyl
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BALLERO, JIMMYStagger LeeAnd the Renegade Band1992not terribly exciting version with a long sax soloCD
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BAMAStackerleePrison Songs V. 1: Murderous Home1947very creepy a cappella version from inside a prisonCD
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BANJO DAN & THE MID-NITE PLOYBOYSStagoleeSome Rust, Runs Good2000bluegrass version of Lloyd Price's version. good fun.CDTrad., adapted by Banjo Dan
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BARNES, JIMMYBand Introduction (Stagger Lee)Soul Deeper - Live at the Basement2000eight + minutes, with much of the time taken up with band introductions over Stagger Lee music. Barnes eventually sings the Lloyd Price song.CDLogan - Price
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BARNES, JIMMYStagger LeeSoul Deep1995uneventful live version by this Australian singer.CDLogan - Price
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BARR, RICO & Jump 'n' Jive ReviewStagger LeeThis Is It2008perfectly bland swing/wedding band version.CD
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BARTHOLOMEW, DAVESon of Stagger LeeNew Orleans Big Beat1993Recorded between 1993 & 1997. The story doesn't have much to do with the original.CD
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BASSHOLESStack O LeeThe Secret Strength of Depression1997live at a radio station. Blistering guitar.CD
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BASSHOLESStack O'LeeOut in the Treetops2003strange, high pitched vocals - guitar and percussionCD
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BASSHOLESStack O'Lee and Billy LyonsBlue Roots1992raw, lo-fi guitar and vocals version. Sort of White Stripes-esque. AwesomeCD
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BEANLANDStagger LeeBeanland1990nice rock version, good piano piece at its coreCD
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BECHET, SIDNEYOld Stack O'Lee BluesThe Best of Sidney Bechet1946instrumental jazz versionCD
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BECKStagoleeAvalon Blues - Tribute2001tribute to Mississippi John HurtCD
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BERMUDA TRIANGELStagger Leesingle1977Female German group (German spelling of "triangle"). A disco version!Vinyl
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BILLY'S BANDStagger LeeBeing Tom Waits2002rap version, more or less inspired by Nick Cave's version, by this Russian band with a Tom Waits fixation.CD
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BLACK FURIES, THEStagger LeeDeath Trip Saturday Night2005a San Francisco-based punk band. this version bears no resemblance to any other I've heard; the lyrics mention something about a Cadillac and a "killer in the night," but I don't hear much of the Stagger Lee story in here.CDBlack Furies
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BLACK KEYS, THEStack Shot BillyRubber Factory2004guitar and drums, heavy sludge blues versionCD
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BLIND PETE & PARTNERStagoleeMississippi Blues & Gospel Field Recordings 1934-19421934poor sound quality acoustic blues.CDTrad.
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BLOCK, RORYStagger LeeWomen in (E)motion Festival1988live acoustic, pretty much the Mississippi John Hurt version. CD
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BLOCK, RORY & STEFAN GROSSMANStagoleeCountry Blues Guitar1967very nice version of the John Hurt song.CD
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BLONDO, LUCKYStagger LeeJe Roule a Cote de mes Pneus1979it's in French! high energy version with back-up vocals by the Jordanairres.VinylTrad. arr. Blondo
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BLOOMFIELD, MIKEStagger LeeI'm With You Always1977live at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA. beautiful acoustic guitar and a nice version.CDTraditional
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BLUE RIDER TRIOStagoleeHarp, Steel and Guts2000acoustic blues, based on John Hurt.CD
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BLUEGRASS ALLIANCE, THEStagoleeNewgrass1972acoustic bluegrass versionVinyl
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BOHEMIAN KNUCKLEBOOGIEStagger LeeShipwrecked Blues2006not really sure what to make of this. a fun and bluesy little song that once makes reference to maybe "swagger" lee. hard to tell. fun song, has little to do with stagger lee.CD
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BOOKBINDER, ROYStack O' LeeRagtime Millionaire1977new orleans "lion's club/delion's blood" version.CDTrad.
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BOONE, PATStagger LeeGreat! Great! Great!1960better than expected straightforward version of Lloyd Price's hit.CDLogan - Price
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BOYO, BILLYStagolee StyleeZim Zim1983instrumental reggae from this "sinjay" musician. not sure why it has this name, but it does. Billy Boyo was maybe 14 when it was recorded.CDBilly Theophilus Rowe (Billy Boyo)
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BRIDGES, CURLEYStagger LeeKeys to the Blues1998fairly straightforward blues version, piano based.CD
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BROKE TOE REZOStagger LeeI Shoulda Gone to the Hospital2001very nice seven+ minute delta blues version. the liner notes refer to "the infamous Texas tough guy."CDBroke Toe Rezo
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BROMBERG, DAVIDMrs. Delion's LamentReckless Abandon1977jazzy, dixieland version. Stag takes over hell in this version.
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BROUSSARD, MIKE & NITE TRAINStagger LeeSouth Louisiana Style Music V. 11991weak jazzy cover of Lloyd Price's version. Uninspired.
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BROWN, HYLO & the Bluegrass Cut-UpsStack-O-LeeLegends & Tall Tales1967found this on a compilation called "Grassroots Bluegrass: Legends and Lost Classics." short and low-key bluegrass versionCD
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BROWN, JAMESStagger LeeThe Godfather Returnes1967Lloyd Price's song given the James Brown treatment. good fun.CDLogan - Price
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BROZMAN, BOBStack O Lee AlohaA Truckload of Blues1992acoustic instrumental
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BURKE, FARO & THE DEALERSStack O LeeRoving Gambler1960not sure about the year. same as the Bob Jones version. by that i mean it's the same song.CD
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BURKS, DONNIEStagger LeeThe Swingin' Sound of Soul1969good late-60s soul version.VinylLogan - Price
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BURNSIDE, R.L.StaggoleeWell Well Well1986acoustic live version, mostly spoken CD
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BYRD, JONATHANStackaleeThe Waitress2004slow, acoustic version
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CALLOWAY, CABStack O'Lee BluesThe Early Years1931CD
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CAMPI, RAY & THE RHYTHM ROCKERSStack-A-LeeRockabilly Blues!2006very solid rockabilly version with some spoken/sung processed vocals. not bad at all. CDPublic Domain - Paulus
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CANNON, ACEStagger LeeBack to the Beginning2002instrumental saxophone version
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CAVE, NICKStagger LeeMurder Ballads1996a particularly violent version
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CEPHAS & WIGGINSStack and the DevilSomebody Told the Truth2002the story is mostly about Stack arguing with the devil. Fantastic.
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CEPHAS & WIGGINSStaggerleeDog Days of August1984nice piano/harmonica version
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CHAPARALLS, THEStag-O-LeeTimes to Remember1967ultra-obscure garage rock band (with trumpet!) from Pennsylvania. most of the band was under age 18, and the kid playing trumpet was only 13!VinylLogan - Price
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CITY LIMITS, THEStagger Leesingle1966straightforward cover, nothing special.VinylLogan - Price
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CLASH, THEWrong 'Em BoyoLondon Calling1979by the classic british band. A cover of The Rulers (rocksteady)
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CLAYTON, PAULStackoleeBloody Ballads1956short, acoustic folk version with some fun lyrics about the bartender having to clean up the mess. The vocals remind me of Pete Seeger.Vinyl
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CLEAR CREEK SINGERSStagoleeUp the Creek (aka Album 2)this is probably from the mid/late 1960s. the liner notes indicate that this was some sort of college band, but there isn't much info. multiple singers, song set in New Orleans' "Lion's Club."Vinyl
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CLUTCHTight Like ThatClutch1995not a cover - it's a song that mentions Stagger Lee as the traditional "bad man" archetype. the lyric is "Stagger Lees everywhere, trying to bring me doom, oh no." really cool to hear a reference like this.CD
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COFFEE BAR SKIFFLERS, THEBad Man Stack-O-LeeSkiffle Session EP1958good fun skiffle version - "I'm looking for you bad man Stack-O-Lee!"CDMcDevitt
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COLYER, KEN (Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group)Stack-O-Lee BluesGreat British Skiffle comp.1955gentle acoustic version with guitar, bass, banjo and washboard.CDTrad.
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COMPTON BROTHERSStagger LeeHaunted House Charlie Brown1970slightly countrified version of Lloyd Price's hit.CDLogan - Price
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CORTEZ, DAVE "BABY"Stagger LeeTweetie Pie1965great fun. An instrumental cover of the Lloyd Price song done by what sounds like a roller skating rink organ.
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COSMOS, THEStag-O-LeeThe Cosmos1991alternates between a retro and hard rock sound. pretty dreadful.CDLogan - Price
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CRANE, TERRYStagger Leesinglerockabilly version. no info.VinylLogan - Price
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CRAZY ROCKERSStagger Leesingle1983from the Netherlands!VinylLogan - Price
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CROUCH END ALL-STARS (w/IAN CHRISTIE)Ol' Stack-O-Lee BluesSunday Best1986pleasant enough jazz version with some nice clarinet.Vinyl
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CURTIS, LUCIOUS & FORD, WILLIEStagoleeDeep River of Song - Mississippi1940
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DAOBOY BOB AND SIDEKICKSStaggerLee Redux Y2K (School Shootin' Blues)On My Way2007Very nice acoustic and harmonica version that uses Stagger Lee as a jumping off point to talk about school shootings.CDDaoboy Bob
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DEALS GONE BADStack-O-LeeEverything Off-Beat V. 21999ok ska version.
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DEAN, TERRYStagger LeeGo!! Going!! Gone!!1965standard Lloyd Price cover from this Australian singer.CDLogan - Price
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DETROIT JUNIORStaggerlee8 Hands on 88 Keys2001nice piano blues version
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DEVLIN, JOHNNYStagger Lee7" single1965probably early 1960s, can't say for sure. horns and strings in this cover of Lloyd Price's hit, with some entertaining spoken sections over music.VinylTrad.
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DIAMOND, NEILStagger LeeSeptember Morn1979this is really, really bad. Way too smooth (bordering on easy listening) with a hint of a reggae beat!"CD
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DIONStagger LeeLovers Who Wander1962pretty basic Lloyd Price cover.CDLogan - Price
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DODDS, JOHNNYStack O'Lee BluesQuadromania1929jazz - clarinet and vocals to the tune of "Frankie and Johnny."
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DOMINO, FATSStack & BillyLet's Play1959in this version, Stack accuses Billy of killing his best friend.VinylDomino - Bartholomew
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DOMINO, FATSStagger Lee (live)Live in Montreux1973straightforward cover of Lloyd Price.CDLogan - Price
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DON & THE GOODTIMESStagger LeeWhere the Action Is!1966Northwest/Seattle garage band version of Lloyd Price's hit. Plenty of energy.
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DONEGAN, LONNIEStackaleeShowcase1956skiffle version. Somewhat reminiscent of rock island line.CD
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DOUBLE DAGGER"Stagger Lee"Records Toresim2009Thrill Jockey Records 2009 Record Store Day compilation. Some post-hardcore shouting and whatnot. I have no idea what the song is about but I did hear the singer shout "Stagger Lee" a few times.Vinyl
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DOUCETTE, ALFRED (BIG CHIEF ALFRED DOUCETTE)Stagger LeeRollin' Wit Da Legends & Marie Laveau2007New Orleans-style cover of Lloyd Price's hit.CDLogan - Price
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DOWN HOME BOYS - REED, LONG CLEVE & HULL, LITTLE HARVEYOriginal Stack O'Lee BluesDown in the Basement - Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s1927no reference to the hatCD
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DOWNCHILD (aka DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND)Stagger LeeSo Far - A Collection of Our Best1977cover of Lloyd Price's hit with horns and piano. nothing special.VinylLogan - Price
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DR. HOOKStagoleeVintage Yearsgroovy white-guy funk with typically entertaining Shel Silverstein lyricsCDBaxter Taylor/Shel Silverstein
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DR. JOHNStack-A-LeeDr. John's Gumbo1972CD
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DR. JOHNStakaleeN'Awlinz: Dis Dat or D'Udda2004mixes up the stack story with stack o'dollars. An original story.CD
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DUFFEY, DOUGStackoleeTraditional2011dr. john-esque version. very nice, and the rest of the album (traditional folk/blues) is a lot of fun.CD
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Dukes, Little LauraStack O'Lee BluesTennessee Blues Vol. 11972a 1972 recording (on a 1975 compilation) of Little Laura Dukes singing Lloyd Price's song with a solo ukelele. great fun.VinylLogan - Price
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DUPREE, CHAMPION JACKStack-O-LeeBlues From the Gutter1958CD
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DYLAN, BOBStack A LeeWorld Gone Wrong1993based on Frank Hutchinson's versionCD
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EALEY, THEODISStagger LeeRaw1998solid electric guitar/band blues version.CDLogan - Price
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EDDEN, AUDLEYYou Better Move On/Stagalee MedleySponger Moo1984version from the Bahamas. not so good.CD
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EDEGRAN ORCHESTRA & NEW ORLEANS JAZZ LADIESStack O'LeeShim Sham Shimmy Dance1990fun jazz/big band version with female vocals - tune is from Frankie & JohnnyCD
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EDWARDS, CLIFF (aka Ukulele Ike)Stack O' Lee Parts 1 & 2I'm A Bear in a Lady's Boudoir1928this version, set in St. Louis, talks about the fight between two "colored" men. Stack is sentenced to 69 years in jail. Cliff Edwards recorded Stack O' Lee in two parts - at the end of the first part he directs the listener to turn the record over to hear the rest of the story.CDEdwards
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EDWARDS, DAVID "HONEYBOY"StagoleeDelta Bluesman1942short track with repeating lyrics ("stagolee, stagolee, stagolee was a man," etc.)CD
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ELLINGTON, DUKEStack O'Lee BluesVolume 3: Black Beauty1928instrumental jazz versionCD
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ELLIS, SHIRLEYStagger LeeThe Name Game1965a very fun version of Lloyd Price's song - more entertaining than the usual covers. Shirley Ellis is best known for her huge hit "The Name Game." Vinyl
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