Song Lyric Sunday (Shout Brother Shout)…

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Listen/Hear/Talk/Speak (i took it one decibel further)

Shout Brother Shout- The Ink Spots


Brother’s and Sister’s now we gonna strive

to have one of those meetin’s, dishin’ out solid jive

come on up here all you hepcats, let’s try and get in the groove

and when you hear that rhythm son, that’s the time to move


Stand up and Shout, brother shout

Shout, brother shout (repeat)

When that rhythm hits you

Shout, brother shout

Don’t be afraid

Don’t hang your head

Stand up and shout

Brother, shout (repeat)

Yeah, yeah

When you get that feelin’

Runnin’ down your spine

that’s that good old rhythm

that’ll drive you out of your mind

stand up and shout, brother shout

you will soon find out, you will be happy when

you shout, brother shout

yes, yeah

Stand up and shout, brother shout (oh baby)

Shout brother shout (yeah)

When that rhythm hits you (honey)

Shout brother, shout

Don’t be afraid (haleuiah)

Don’t hang your head, stand up and shout

brother shout, brother shout (peace brother)

Oh when you get that rhythm, runnin’ down your spine

That’s that good old rhythm, it drives you out of your mind

Shout brother, shout

You will soon find out

You will be happy if you

Shout, brother shout (yeah, yeah)

Songwriters: Deek Watson & Herman Fairbanks

Yes the lyrics are pretty simple to this song, but it moves me. It’s like Gospel Masquerading as Swing. I was first introduced to the music of the Ink Spots through my love of Abbott and Costello. The Ink Spots sing and dance in the A&C film Pardon My Sarong doing two songs, one of which was shout brother shout. It also sounds like a civil rights kind of song 20 years ahead of it’s time. The Ink Spots are cool, a friend of mine that is a record collector, gave me a 78 of their song Java Jive (a very hip song about coffee).

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

8 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday (Shout Brother Shout)…

  1. I’m laughing out loud right now because I honestly didn’t know this was a REAL song! Dated a guy YEARS back whose weirdo father would use “shout, brother, shout” as a response to just about anything. I thought he was nuts! LOL! Thanks! I learned something today! 🙂

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