March 30, 2017

The Fabulous Flippers

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.