Shirley Ellis :: “Soul Time” :: Northern Soul Monday
“We can have a time,
If your time is soul with mine,
then we sing from nine to soul.
Baby, we’d be on soul time.”
Welcome back to this Week’s Installment of Northern Soul Monday, featuring the Best in Northern Soul Music Every Month, Every Week, Every Monday.
Are you ready for this Week’s Best of Northern Soul Song? Shirley Ellis brings us Today’s Northern Soul Monday Song just in Time to get us through another Monday. “Soul Time” is a Stomper! We dare you to not want to hit the hardwood Dance Floor and lose all Time with this Northern Soul Classic Song.
So, don’t waste any more Time, Press Play and have a Listen to Shirley Ellis’ “Soul Time”. Go ahead, Turn that Volume Way Up and hit the Floor Dancing. We know you will want to.
Shirley Ellis (born Shirley Marie O’Garra, married name Shirley Ellison) was born on January 19, 1929. She was best known as an American Soul Music Singer and Songwriter of West Indian origin. She is best known for her Novelty Hits “The Nitty Gritty”, “The Name Game”, and “The Clapping Song”.
“The Clapping Song” sold over 1 million copies, and was awarded a gold-disc.
She is also known for this Northern Soul Classic, “Soul Time”, Released in 1966. “Soul Time” has been said to have the Perfect Title, the Perfect Intro, and the Unforgettable chant “Ready, get set, 2-4-6-8-10, 2-4-6-8-22!”
By 1954, Ellis had written 2 Songs which were Recorded by The Chords. Ellis was originally in the Group The Metronomes, which is how she met the man she would marry, The Metronomes Lead Singer, Alphonso Elliston.
All her later Solo Hits were written by Ellis and her Manager, Record Producer, and Songwriting partner, Lincoln Chase.
During her career, Ellis had Recording Contracts with Kapp Records subsidiary Congress, and later Columbia and Bell. She retired from the Music Industry in 1968.
In 2004, The Go! Team sampled “Soul Time”, in their Song “Bottle Rocket”.
“Bottle Rocket” :: The Go! Team
“Soul Time”, by Shirley Ellis, is # 12 of the Northern Soul Monday Installments. We hope you enjoyed “Soul Time”, this Week’s Best of Northern Soul Music Song choice.
What are your thoughts on the Song? Did you Press Play more than once?