Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Capitols: Cool Jerk

The Capitols were a Detroit band and the backing on this 1966 single was secretly recorded by the Motown house band The Funk Brothers.

The song was originally called Pimp Jerk, but it was feared that title would prevent it being played on the radio.

Cool Jerk was covered by, among others, the British bands The Creation and The Tremeloes.

1 comment:

nigel hunter said...

Being an amateur voluntary DJ in the 60s when working at Burtons Hudson Road Mills (during dinner hour.Oh those days of youth!!) I remember this record being flogged to death.