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Sunday, April 06, 2008

THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS : Dirty Tricks (1974)

Ohhh man, funky grooves from the all-girl vocal group. Originally started by Cissy Houston (mother of Whitney) in the '60s, they were the backup singers for Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl". They were later were picked up as the backing vocal group for ELVIS PRESLEY from 1969 until his death in 1977. They released a number of their own albums during that time, mostly for Atlantic records, but also had some recordings with Stax.

The Sweet Inspirations on stage behind Elvis:

This track is their second and last single for Stax records before going with Elvis full-time. There is a funky anger here, and great call-and-response vocals.
Enjoy the sunny days!
Song : "Dirty Tricks"
Single A-side (Stax 0203) 1974

Myrna Smith : vocals
Estelle Brown : vocals
Syvlia Shemwell : vocals

Get it here: Dirty Tricks

1 comment:

Dana said...

Ooh yeah, this was a good one!

Whitney learned a thing or two from mummy.