The Fabulous Flippers, led by amazing white soul singer Danny Hein, were one of the bands that orbited around the Red Dog Inn in Lawrence, Kan., in the mid-1960s. They were managed by John Brown, who owned the club, and promoted heavily on KOMA-AM out of Oklahoma City. They tore up dance halls up and down the center of the country. Their recording of “Harlem Shuffle” was released on Cameo Records C-439 in September 1966. Flip side was “I Don’t Want to Cry.” Note to fans of the Lawrence-based 1970s-80s reggae act the Blue Riddim Band: look for saxophonist Jack Blackett in the background of this video.
May 14, 2010 by