The Nitty Gritty

In 1963 Shirley Ellis recorded, which is the best party song in the history of music, The Nitty Gritty. Others have tried to improve upon this song but  few barely came close. Here are a few I’ve complied.

The original
Can’t touch this.

UPDATE: Found this version by accident and im glad I did.
Ricardo Ray

A Funk-a-fied version  by Gladys Knight & the Pips

Here is the Supremes version that was shelved and used for the Gladys Knight version later. That’s why its pretty damn close in the beginning. Its starts off flat but gets jumping in the middle.

Manfred Mann taking a whack at it, not bad

The Hollies version with Something’s Got A Hold On Me thrown in

This list is not complete without this one.

Southern Culture on the Skids. One great cover, nuff said


Which one is your Favorite?