The Clapping Song – Shirley Ellis (1965)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, The Clapping Song by Shirley Ellis. The record was released in 1965, on the London record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a two hands clapping.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Shirley Ellis, 60s Funk/ Soul, The NHS, Nurses, The Charity ‘Clap for Our Carers’, Doctors, Careworkers or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: The Clapping Song
Media Artist/s: Shirley Ellis
Record Label: London
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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Additional information about this, Shirley Ellis vinyl art.

Shirley Ellis – The Artist/s

Shirley Marie O’Garra (stage name Shirley Ellis) 1929 – 2005 was an American soul music singer and songwriter of West Indian heritage. She is best known for her novelty hits “The Nitty Gritty” (1963), “The Name Game” (1964) and “The Clapping Song” (1965). “The Clapping Song” sold over 1 million copies and was awarded a gold disc.

The Clapping Song – The Song

The Clapping Song is an American song, written by Lincoln Chase, originally arranged by Charles Callello and recorded by Shirley Ellis in 1965. The song was released shortly after Ellis had released “The Name Game”. “The Clapping Song” incorporates lyrics from the song “Little Rubber Dolly”, a 1930s song recorded by the Light Crust Doughboys, and also features instructions for a clapping game. The single sold over a million copies Cover versions of her hits have been recorded by Madeline Bell, the Belle Stars, Laura Branigan, Aaron Carter, Gary Glitter, Ricardo Ray, Pia Zadora, Southern Culture on the Skids, Gladys Knight and the Pips.

The Clapping Hands  – The Shape

This record has been modelled into two hands clapping.

Clap for Our Carers, also known as Clap for Carers, Clap for the NHS or Clap for Key Workers, is a recurring not-for-profit movement created as a gesture of appreciation for the workers of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) and other key workers during the global pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which spread to the United Kingdom in January 2020. The idea originated in Europe before being appropriated by Annemarie Plas in the UK, a Dutch expatriate living in London, who promoted a campaign which took place every Thursday evening at 20:00 between 26 March and 28 May 2020. Many celebrities, influencers, politicians, and public figures supported the campaign.


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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