CUT IT OUT, SHAWN!
A philatelist is
a stamp collector.
Anything you say,
Gus. Did anyone
ever tell you
when you're angry?
we're going back in time to the year 1966.
unsolved mystery of why so many
great rhythm and blues acts came
and went unnoticed by white folks.
Gus...and if anyone can discern it...
it will be yours truly... me.
a strange force...I'm getting a vision...
In 1966 there was a large pink mongoose...
NO! NO, it was a TV SHOW, yeah, that's
the ticket... a syndicated R&B music
series called The !!!! Beat hosted
by Hoss Cartwright of Bonanza fame.
watch were taken from that
In this clip, the girls are on the Beat with "The Reason Why."
The Radiants were a Chicago
R&B vocal group led by Maurice McAlister. Watch in awe as the Radiants put on a display of dazzling choreography and top notch showmanship performing Junior Walker's hit "Shotgun."
they get their kicks in the background.
From James Bond to The Man and Girl From U.N.C.L.E., secret spies captivated movie and TV audiences in the 60s. Up next is bluesy northern soul diva Mamie Galore who reveals that she's an operative and boasts of her unique qualifications.
In 1964 'Bama born gospel and R&B songstress Mitty Collier reached #41 on the pop chart and made the top 5 on the R&B side with "I Had a Talk With My Man." Mitty performed her hit on an episode of The !!!! Beat.
who needs no introduction
but I'll do it anyway...
Here's another talented singer from Chi-town, Chuck Bernard, and on this installment of Hoss Allen's dance party, Chuck was talkin' about his baby.
James Timothy Shaw took the stage name The Mighty Hannibal and found success as a singer, songwriter and record producer. In this clip Hannibal sings the dance ditty "Jerkin' the Dog." Don't even go there, Shawn!
to inform our viewers that
this Hannibal video includes the disgusting scene in which he makes Ray Liotta eat
his own brain.
"The Life You Save May Be Your Own" was a short story by Flannery O'Connor which later became a traffic safety slogan warning about the dangers of drinking and driving. Southern soul man Joe Tex changed life to love and had a #2 R&B hit.
...Mr. Joe Tex!
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Sam Moore and Dave Prater were leading exponents of the Stax Memphis sound. Uncharted at the time, their single "I Take What I Want" went on to become a classic. In this magic moment in music history, R&B giant Otis Redding introduces the dynamite duo on The !!!! Beat.
my partner, I.B. Flummoxed, bidding
you farewell for now. Don't miss
our scintillating series finale,
a medium rare episode entitled
"Jules of Denial."