Panorama Jazz Band feat. Jane Harvey Brown and Davis Rogan - Shame Shame Shame

from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You by Panorama Jazz Band and Panorama Brass Band plus special guests

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This song represents our first foray into the realm of top 40 pop music. "Shame Shame Shame" by Shirley and Company, hit
the charts in 1974 and made it to #1 on the Soul charts, #12 on Billboard.

Here's the New Orleans connection. Raise your hand if you remember the old R&B hit, "Let The Good Times Roll." How about "Feels So Good, " both by an act called Shirley and Lee? That's the same, Shirley, Shirley Goodman, born in New Orleans 1936, as you hear on "Shame Shame Shame." She was in her teens and twenties in the 1950's with Lee and in her thirties and forties in the 1970's with "Company," featuring the Cuban-born singer from Newark, New Jersey named Jesus Alvarez.

Our version employs more of a samba feel while maintaining the Cuban clave beat and spotlights New Orleans vocalists Jane Harvey Brown (who you can also hear on our second album, Panoramaland) as well as Ben's brother-in-law, New Orleans bandleader, songwriter, piano player and HBO character, Davis Rogan.

Another interesting factoid: "Shame Shame Shame" was written by Sylvia Robinson who, you may already know, had a #1 hit, under the name Sylvia, in 1973 with a record called "Pillow Talk." Later, she and her husband founded Sugar Hill Records where she was the driving force behind such seminal hip-hop records as "Rappers Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang and "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

Panorama's mission is to make good-time dance music without requiring any electricity and, toward that end, it seemed high-time we stepped off into the wonderful world of Disco. Let us know how it feels.

lyrics

Can't stop me now hear what I say
My feet got to move so get out my way
I'm gonna have my say
I'm going to every discotheque
I'm gonna dance dance dance ooh
Till the break of day I say

Shame shame shame, shame on you
If you can't dance too
I say shame shame shame shame shame shame shame
Shame on you
If you can't dance too

Don't stop the motion
If you get the notion
You can't stop the groove
'Cos you just won't move
Got my sun-roof down
Got my diamonds in the back
So put on your shakey wig baby
If you don't I ain't comin' back

(refrain)

If you don't want to go
Remember one monkey don't stop no show
My body needs action ain't gonna blow
Yes I'm going out, I'm going to find a dancin' man
If you really think you're fast
Try to catch me if you can

(Refrain)

Instrumental

(refrain)

Don't stop the motion
If you get the notion
You can't stop the groove
'Cos you just won't move
Got my sun-roof down
Got my diamonds in the back
So put on your shakey wig baby
If you don't I ain't comin' back

(refrain)

Shame. Shame. Shame on you, if you can't dance too.

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from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, track released May 1, 2016
Recorded May 30, 2016 at Listen Up! Studios, New Orleans, LA
Jane Harvey Brown - Vocals
Davis Rogan - Vocals
Ben Schenck - Clarinet, Tambourine
Aurora Nealand - Alto Saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Matt Schreiber - Accordion
Georgi Petrov - Banjo
Steve Glenn - Tuba
Doug Garrison - Drums

Music written by Sylvia Robinson and arranged by Ben Schenck
Recorded, edited and mixed by Michael Seaman at Listen Up!
Studios, New Orleans, LA
Mastered by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA
Graphic design by Ben Schenck and Daniel Murphy
Cover photo by Greg Miles

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"New Orleans' genre fluid jazz band"

The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans and beyond since 1995. Many hundreds of nightclub gigs, festivals, weddings, crawfish boils and Mardi Gras parades have added to this community of musicians' collective experience, all of which they bring to each of their recordings. ... more

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