For two glorious years ('65-'66), Shindig broke ground not only as a cutting-edge, hip program, but one that also featured a racially integrated house band, and one that brought black singers into prime time in a way that was respectful and FUN.
The Shindogs were the house band, and they backed up many of the artists who appeared on the show. The group was loaded with a revolving door of heavy talents such as Glen Campbell, Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell (pre-beard), Billy Preston, James Burton (and plenty of others).
Thankfully, The Shindogs were able to cut their own ACE 45, which I proudly present today as a bit of a late tribute to Jimmy O'Neill who passed away in January of this year.
The British Invasion-inspired beat is irresistible here, the vocals are superb, and once the guitar break hits, the song transports us all back to 1965, and I for one don't plan on coming back.
THE SHINDOGS - JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE