I heard this song on the radio this weekend and knew it had to be today's Music Monday selection! I've always liked this tune - it's fun, and very much belongs to the time when it was recorded.
"Sugar Shack" was a 1963 song by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs. They hail from New Mexico and started as an instrumental group. I had never seen a photo of the band, and pictured them as looking like Maynard G. Krebs, the Beatnik character played by Bob Denver on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Instead they are a collegiate looking group of young men. This song was a big hit in 1963 and won a Gold Record Award as Top Song of 1963. I love a song that tells a story, like "Sugar Shack Does," and it is just fun. Enjoy!