Soul Struttin'
By: 1910 Fruitgum Co.
(Tony Orlando - Marty Thau)
1968

(Spoken:)
Now listen here, honey
I want everybody gather 'round
This is a brand new dance we're gonna put down
Remember that dance my man James brought to fame?
Well, you know something
That dance never really had a name

Soul struttin'
Soul struttin'- yeh

Now when your soul struts you've got to have fun
Like soul brother number one
You put your head back as far as it goes
And let your legs shake, shake out your soul

Soul struttin'
Soul struttin'- yeh

Now put your hands in the air
And give your lover a stare

And start struttin'
Soul struttin'

Soul struttin'
Soul struttin'- yeh

Now when your soul struts you've got to have fun
Like soul brother number one
You put your head back as far as it goes
And let your legs shake, shake out the soul

That's soul struttin'
That's soul struttin'-yeh

Put your hands at your side
And look at your lover with pride

And start struttin'
Soul struttin'

ANDY RATING:

A Tony Orlando penned song is one of my favorite Bubblegum songs? Oh, well, I put up this site, so I must have no shame. Ohio Express covered this ditty as well and is barely nosed out by this version. I highly recommend both.

 

NOTES:

. . . a close cousin to the NUGGET era garage band sound . . . and why not? It's all the same guys, right? . . . with Beg, Borrow And Steal by Rare Breed/Ohio Express, this song straddles that fine line between the garage and the candy jar . . . the B-Side to Try It . . .