Land of 1000 Dances: The Ultimate Compilation of Hit Dances 1958-1965

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Thirty-song compilation of big and small hits from 1958-1965 based around a rock & roll dance. Although it's imperfect and the smaller, more obscure hits simply aren't as good as the familiar smashes, it's about as good an anthology of the sort as you're going to get, due to the length and quality of the presentation. How to argue with "The Loco-Motion," "Ride Your Pony," "Peppermint Twist," "Walking the Dog," "Cool Jerk," "Twist and Shout," "The Monkey Time," "The Nitty Gritty," "Let's Dance," "The Walk," "The Monster Mash," "The Stroll," and Cannibal and the Headhunters' version of "Land of 1,000 Dances"? You also get almost a dozen cuts that hardly show up on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Thirty-song compilation of big and small hits from 1958-1965 based around a rock & roll dance. Although it's imperfect and the smaller, more obscure hits simply aren't as good as the familiar smashes, it's about as good an anthology of the sort as you're going to get, due to the length and quality of the presentation. How to argue with "The Loco-Motion," "Ride Your Pony," "Peppermint Twist," "Walking the Dog," "Cool Jerk," "Twist and Shout," "The Monkey Time," "The Nitty Gritty," "Let's Dance," "The Walk," "The Monster Mash," "The Stroll," and Cannibal and the Headhunters' version of "Land of 1,000 Dances"? You also get almost a dozen cuts that hardly show up on any collections, like Russell Byrd's "Hitch Hike Part 1," Ray Barretto's "El Watusi," Al Brown's "The Madison," Tony and Joe's "The Freeze," and Steve Alaimo's "Mashed Potatoes," which add some enticement to the collection even if they're not among the disc's musical highlights. Presumably because of licensing restrictions, some obvious contenders from the Cameo-Parkway catalog are not here, like Chubby Checker's "The Twist" and Dee Dee Sharp's "Mashed Potato Time."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/1999
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667170222
  • Catalog Number: 702
  • Sales rank: 125,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl (3:06)
  2. 2 The Loco-Motion - Little Eva (2:29)
  3. 3 The Continental Walk - The Rollers (2:21)
  4. 4 Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero (1:42)
  5. 5 Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells (2:52)
  6. 6 Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers (2:34)
  7. 7 The Shag (Is Totally Cool) - Billy Graves (2:11)
  8. 8 Limbo Rock - The Champs (2:05)
  9. 9 The Madison - Al Brown's Tunetoppers (2:34)
  10. 10 Cool Jerk - The Capitols (2:43)
  11. 11 The Monkey Time - Major Lance (2:47)
  12. 12 The Duck - Jackie Lee (2:20)
  13. 13 Willie and the Hand Jive - Johnny Otis (2:37)
  14. 14 Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas (2:29)
  15. 15 The Watusi - The Vibrations (2:36)
  16. 16 Mashed Potatoes - Steve Alaimo (2:28)
  17. 17 Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers (3:13)
  18. 18 The Stroll - The Diamonds (2:28)
  19. 19 The Push and Kick - Mark Valentino (2:26)
  20. 20 The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin (2:45)
  21. 21 Peppermint Twist, Pt. 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters (2:01)
  22. 22 Hitch-Hike, Pt. 1 - Russell Byrd (2:25)
  23. 23 The Freeze - Tony & Joe (2:21)
  24. 24 El Watusi - Ray Barretto (2:43)
  25. 25 Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey (2:54)
  26. 26 C'mon and Swim - Bobby Freeman (3:07)
  27. 27 Baby Hully Gully - The Olympics (2:05)
  28. 28 The Nitty Gritty - Shirley Ellis (2:16)
  29. 29 Land of 1000 Dances - Cannibal & the Headhunters (2:16)
  30. 30 Let's Dance - Chris Montez (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Boris" Pickett Track Performer
Jimmy McCracklin Track Performer
Johnny Otis Track Performer
Ray Barretto Track Performer
The Diamonds Track Performer
Lee Dorsey Track Performer
The Isley Brothers Track Performer
Tommy James & the Shondells Track Performer
Major Lance Track Performer
Chris Montez Track Performer
The Olympics Track Performer
Rufus Thomas Track Performer
Steve Alaimo Track Performer
The Champs Track Performer
Jackie Lee Track Performer
The Rollers Track Performer
The Vibrations Track Performer
Shirley Ellis Track Performer
Mark Valentino Track Performer
The Capitols Track Performer
Joey Dee Track Performer
Little Eva Track Performer
Bobby Freeman Track Performer
Tony & Joe Track Performer
Joey Dee & the Starliters Track Performer
Russell Byrd Track Performer
Billy Graves Track Performer
The Starliters Track Performer
Technical Credits
Carl Smith Composer
Earl Nelson Composer
Chan Romero Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every One a Winner!

    Essential Roots Rock collection. Thirty numbers sure to please. Great value. Outstanding liner-notes w/photos!

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