Shirley Ellis – The Nitty Gritty (1963)


The Nitty Gritty” is a 1963 song written by Lincoln Chase and recorded by Shirley Ellis. Released by Congress Records, it reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1964.


“The Nitty Gritty”
Single by Shirley Ellis
B-side “Give Me a List”
Released 1963
Genre R&Bnovelty
Length 2:12
Label Congress
Songwriter(s) Lincoln Chase
Producer(s) Hutch Davie