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Elmo and the Shades

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Elmo and the Shades

party songs medley

I'd Pay Good Money to Forget You

Shotgun

Want You Blues

Why Say No

Blue Memphis

I Feel Pretty Good

Big Legged Woman

Son of a Preacher Man (Trixie)

At Last (Trixie)

Dangerous

Song list highlights:

PARTY & DANCE SONGS:
Knock on Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Brickhouse (The Commodores)
Walkin' the Dog (Rufus Thomas)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
Play that Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Suzy Q (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
It's All Right (J.J. Jackson)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
You Can Leave Your Hat On (Joe Cocker)
Shotgun (Jr. Walker & the All-Stars)
Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen)
Shake Your Body Down to the Ground (Michael Jackson)
Come and Get Your Love (Redbone)
Take Me to the River (Al Green)
Lucille (Little Richard)
Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Old Time Rock 'n Roll (Bob Segar)
The Twist (Chubby Checker)
It's Your Thing (The Isley Brothers)
I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley/Eric Clapton)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Skin Tight (The Ohio Players)
Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Shout (The Isley Brothers)
Little Sister (Elvis Presley)
Superstitious (Stevie Wonder)
There Was a Time (James Brown)
Sissy Strut (The Meters)
Whole Lotta Shakin' (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
Route 66 (Bobby Troupe)
Woodchoppers Ball (Woody Herman)
Green Onions (Booker T. & M.G.'s)
Blueswalk (Duke Ellington)
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Get Down Tonight (K.C. & Sunshine Band)
Honky Tonk (Bill Doggett)
Love the One You're With (CSN&Y)
Bare Footin' (Jr. Parker)
Flip, Flop & Fly (Big Joe Turner)
Kansas City (Wilbert Harrison)
Change My Mind (Tyrone Davis)
Funky Broadway (Wilson Pickett)
Cold Shot (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown)
Mean Woman Blues (Roy Orbison)
It's All Over Now (The Rolling Stones)
Low Rider (War)
Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Evil Ways (Carlos Santana)
Reelin' & Rockin' (Chuck Berry)
Wrap It Up (Sam & Dave)
What Does It Take (Jr. Walker)
Wipe Out (The Surfari's)
Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Clean Up Woman (Betty Wright)
Dr. Feelgood (Aretha Franklin)

BALLADS
Your Precious Love (The Impressions)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker)
When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge)
I Can't Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley)
Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (Sam & Dave)
Daddy's Home (Shep & the Limelights)
Let's Straighten It Out (Lattimore)
Misty (Earl Garner)
My Girl (The Temptations)
A Thousand Miles Away (Shep and the Limelights)
Just My Imagination (The Temptations)
You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page)
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Gee Whiz (Carla Thomas)
B-A-B-Y (Carla Thomas)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
At Last (Etta James)

SOFT JAZZ STANDARDS
Girl From Ipanema
Mercy
Satin Doll
Sonny
Coming Home
Chameleon
Mr. Magic
Summertime
Hernando's Hideaway

and many more....!

About Elmo and the Shades

With a huge repertoire of Memphis soul and R&B classics, Elmo and the Shades will turn any event into a rockin', rollin', rhythm-and-blues Party!

Lead singer Elmo Lee Thomas, a big man with an even bigger voice, leads a musical tour of the best blues, soul, and rock 'n roll favorites of the last 60 years. Elmo's renowned band mates include local legends and music veterans that have played on huge hits and toured with huge stars. As the Memphis Flyer wrote, "This band has a musical pedigree that will blow your mind."

And when your event needs a little extra sizzle, Elmo can enlist several outstanding female singers, including Vicki Loveland.

The reputation of Elmo and the Shades and the band's versatility are unmatched in Memphis. In addition to an array of outstanding original tunes that set them apart from a typical cover band, they can play soft jazz and blues during dinner and then pack the dance floor all night with party classics from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's.

The band is scalable, based on the size of your event and your budget. Elmo can perform as a duo, as a small combo, with one or several horn players, and with one or several background singers. 

Please contact us for information on price and availability of Elmo and the Shades.

"We really loved Elmo and the Shades. They were fun and fit perfectly with the theme of our gala, which was all about Memphis."

Patti Weiss, Temple Israel

"Amazing! They had our whole group rocking on the dance floor."

Michael Constantino, NASPR Conference

"Elmo and the Shades did a great job for our convention. If you're looking for a good flavor of Memphis music, I don’t think there's anyone better."

Tommy Ashker

"Elmo and the Shades performed at my wedding in Mississippi. The band was professional, lively, and really knew how to work a crowd. Great variety of music for young and old alike."

Cameron Massey

"Everybody proclaimed it was the best party we'd ever had. Please tell Elmo and the Shades that Integra is their biggest fan club."

J. Walter Allen, Integra Realty Resources

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