Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ain't No Greens In Harlem - The Vibrations

After a few months absence I'm back with a fresh crate of funky soul, starting with the Vibrations "Ain't No Greens In Harlem". Normally I'd file this ripe 45 under forgettable novelties except it's just too damn funky to overlook, and as a vegetarian, I can relate to jonesing for urban produce. The song eventually caught the attention of Groovy Rotations darlings the Coasters, who covered it several years later, although not with the same degree of success. Bon appetit!

Ain't No Greens In Harlem

The Vibrations are best known for giving the McCoys their hit " Hang On Sloopy", which was a renamed and sanitized-for-white-audience version of "My Girl Sloopy", released in 1964. Can you guess which one I prefer?