Shame, Shame, Shame" is a 1974 hit song written by Sylvia Robinson, performed by American disco band Shirley & Company and released on the Vibration label. The lead singer is Shirley Goodman, the male vocalist is Jesus Alvarez. The track, with its prominent use of the Bo Diddley beat, was one of the first international disco hits and reached number 12 on the Billboard charts. It also hit number one on the soul singles chart for one week.
Penned and produced by Vibration founder Sylvia Robinson, "Shame, Shame, Shame" was one of the earliest examples of disco, following in the footsteps of efforts like George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" and the Hues Corporation's "Rock the Boat," but with a notably soulful grip. The tune's nifty guitar strolls, spirited piano licks, and persistent percussion, combined with the utter enthusiasm of Goodman and male vocalist Jesus Alvarez, make for a hard-to-resist concoction.
Shirley And Company – Shame Shame Shame. Label: Vibration – VI-128. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. A1. Shame, Shame, Shame. Written-By – Sylvia Robinson. A2. Shame Shame Shame (Instrumental).
This song is by Shirley & Company and appear. n the album Shame, Shame, Shame (1975). on the compilation The Disco Years, Volume One: Turn the Beat Around (1974-1978) (1990). on the compilation Sounds of the Seventies: 1975 - Take Two (1991). Oh, it feels so niceAnd I want you to know, darlingSee, I want you to feel it tooSo just listen to me, baby. Can't stop me nowHear what I sayMy feet want to move soGet out my way.
When she was 13, Goodman joined with several schoolmates to record the demo "I'm Gone," produced by Cosimo Matassa.