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The Chips were the New York Doo-Wop group of Charles Johnson, Nathaniel Epps, Paul Fulton, Sammy Strain and Shedwick Lincoln. This was their only recording, and was popular in parts of the East Coast. The song is a high energy romp. The sung lyrics are mostly unintelligible, with spoken word breaks mixed in.
Sammy Strain later became a member of Little Anthony and the Imperials and The O'Jays. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
This was one of the more popular songs for The Blues Brothers, who were the comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. It appeared on their 1978 live album Briefcase Full of Blues, and was a regular part of their stage show. Members of Booker T. And The MG's backed up Belushi and Aykroyd, whose stage moves were inspired by the Soul duo Sam & Dave. Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) does lead vocals on this one.
This was used in the 2004 movie Super Size Me.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
Brad Smith of Blind Melon
The Blind Melon bassist/songwriter tells the story of "No Rain," which he wrote before the band was formed.
Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James
, and Running On Empty
. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."