Sunday, June 15, 2008

Footwear: Slip In Mules



Sugar Pie DeSanto: Slip In Mules

[purchase]

An awesome song here from the not-talked-about-nearly-enough Sugar Pie DeSanto. The best line? "And it ain't the back that's cut too low"...risque business!

DeSanto was born Umpeylia Balinton in Brooklyn, New York in 1935, although moved to San Francisco at a young age, and it is the Bay Area with which she is most associated. She is possibly best known for her collaborations with Etta James, although had had hit singles in her own right before this - the first being I Want To Know in 1960. The song above was released in 1964, and it's a corker!


10 comments:

Thomas said...

this song is amazing.

Divinyl said...

Brilliant, isn't it? :oD And surprising how few people seem to be familiar with her.

boyhowdy said...

Daaaaaaamn. That's the sultriest, most delicately restrained little-girl blues voice I've heard in a very, very long time. GREAT find, D.

boyhowdy said...

PS: What the HELL kind of name is "Umpeylia Balinton"?

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Divinyl said...

Brilliant, eh? As for the name...ridiculous...why do you think she called herself Sugar Pie? Erm...cos that's better! Lol.

Paul said...

Awesome song. I admit, I never heard of her before. Thanks!

Divinyl said...

You should definitely check her out further, Paul...she really is good, although this is one of my favourites of hers. The 'buy' link above is to the brilliant 'Chess Divas' album where I got this one from, but you can also buy albums of just her music.

Matt said...

I propose this being your A-Number-One post. Oh my goodness, is this goodness.

Divinyl said...

Thanks Matt :o)