Sunday, August 21, 2011

Heavy Hips - The Flamingos

Although The Flamingos are best known for their doo-wop chart toppers like "I Only Have Eyes For You", changing lineups and changing fads lead them to explore a funkier groove once the 1970s came around. "Heavy Hips", a bawdy ode to an often neglected body part, is far removed from their sweet and innocent love ballads that earned them entrance into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Personally, I dig all their various R&B evolutions, from teeny bopping doo-wop to soul (see below) to funk, and then back again. Enjoy.
   Heavy Hips by DJ BSide

"Nobody's Loves Me Like You" was written by Sam Cooke exclusively for The Flamingos.

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