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Les Grys-Grys live at Le Beat Bespoke

With short sharp bursts of frenzied drumming, plonking bass and off-the cuff maraca-shaking from their resident loonhouse blues harp wielder, French upstarts Les Grys Grys set out their stall immediately, purveying classic white R’n’B in the style of the Yardbirds, Outsiders (Neth), Pretty Things, Blues Incorporated, Them, Downliners Sect and (of course) the Stones: there’s also a hint of the howling acid blues of the Groundhogs, TYA and Savoy Brown, but that’s more in the crunching tone and hair-shaking antics of the lead guitarist than the construction of the numbers.

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Record Hunter: Do The Slauson Shuffle – The Olympics (Tri-Disc, USA, 1963)

The Olympics are best known for their big hit in 1958, "Western Movies", but they carried on through the sixties recording soul and r&b and staying pretty much up to date in their sound. "Do the Slauson Shuffle" is from 1963 and ought to be enough to get anyone up on the floor and dancing. "Good Lovin'" (Loma), made famous by the Young Rascals' cover version is also worth keeping an eye out for, as well as "Mine Exclusively" (Mirwood).

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