Song of the Day: “Don’t Mention My Name”


The Shepherd Sisters were a “rock n’ roll” group that reached prominence during the late 50s and early 60s. The Sheps, as they were sometimes called, typified the bright and squeaky-clean persona of many vocal groups of the time. One could easily mention the Shepherd Sisters—who were, in fact, siblings who had all grown up in Middletown, Ohio—in the same breath as other all-female acts like The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Supremes. The punchy horns and and tight rhythm section on The Sheps’s single “Don’t Mention My Name” help to show why that is.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →