After having become a well know live-name in New Orleans over the course of a year, Shifters were approached by Aleone Records owner, Neil Duke, with a chance to record a full-length album. Only three weeks after the encounter, Shifters began the five days of recording at the J&M Recording Studio. Shortly after their release, the singles “Shook Passion” and “Meet Her Again” became instant hits around Louisiana radio stations and received substantial airplay, helping their debut album in becoming a local success.
“On Selma St.” is praised for containing the high energy of Shifters’ live performances, which made them a household name around New Orleans clubs in the 1960s. Slowly rising to renown simultaneously as the British Invasion bands, Shifters stood out with their rock drawing inspiration in the American folk and soul sounds, as well the swamp blues of their home state of Louisiana.
A short North American tour followed the success of the album. During this tour, singer Marcus Slade, would become the living embodiment of the high-energy performances of the band, with the remaining band members Neil Woodward, Ronald Terry and Roman Garcia giving solid musical performances. “On Selma St.” and the subsequent tour manifested Shifters as an important upcoming American rock band.