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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
THE PACESETTERS - THE MONKEY WHIP
This record grooves along, well, very groovily, until a nice little surprise pops in at the :40 mark and just blasts this cut into a whole other dimension. This record is the only Detroit 'side that I've ever heard that has this strong of a Latin rhythmic influence, and was released hot on the heels of Major Lance's "The Monkey Time" to capture a piece of the major dance craze that was The Monkey. while there have been other groups that have used the name The Pacesetters (most notably a Chicago soul group), I believe that this is the only one from this particular one (a pity!)