Let's Soul Dance: Black Dance Crazes from the Late 50s & 60s

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
People began dancing without partners in large groups in the 1950s with the birth of modern R&B and rock & roll, a trend that continued into the soul, funk, and disco eras, as well, and beyond into the 21st century. This set chronicles the rise of modern isolated dancing with tracks linked to black dance crazes from the late '50s and '60s, featuring the Mashed Potato, the Chicken Scratch, the Twist, the Hully Gully, the Bird, and dozens more.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
People began dancing without partners in large groups in the 1950s with the birth of modern R&B and rock & roll, a trend that continued into the soul, funk, and disco eras, as well, and beyond into the 21st century. This set chronicles the rise of modern isolated dancing with tracks linked to black dance crazes from the late '50s and '60s, featuring the Mashed Potato, the Chicken Scratch, the Twist, the Hully Gully, the Bird, and dozens more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • Label: History Of Soul
  • EAN: 5060331750079
  • Catalog Number: 6
  • Sales rank: 67,243

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shake a Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones (2:26)
  2. 2 Shake Sherrie - The Contours (2:43)
  3. 3 Mashed Potatoes U.S.A. - James Brown (2:53)
  4. 4 Do Wa Diddi - Frank Ballard (2:19)
  5. 5 Carl's Dance Party - Carl Lattimore (2:25)
  6. 6 Teach Me How to Shimmy - The Isley Brothers (2:27)
  7. 7 Stupidity - The Van Dykes (2:03)
  8. 8 The Greasy Chicken - Andre Williams (3:10)
  9. 9 Foot Stomping, Pt. 1 - The Flares (2:17)
  10. 10 Now Let's Popeye, Pt. 2 - Eddie Bo (2:37)
  11. 11 The Chicken Scratch - J.C. Davis (2:39)
  12. 12 A Shot of Rhythm and Blues - Arthur Alexander (2:00)
  13. 13 Booty Green - Bobby Marchan (2:59)
  14. 14 The Wah-Watusi - Dee Dee Sharp (2:35)
  15. 15 The Slop - The Olympics (2:11)
  16. 16 The Roach - George Hudson (2:26)
  17. 17 Do the Camel Walk - Magic Sam (2:31)
  18. 18 The Climb - The Coasters (2:43)
  19. 19 Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker (2:41)
  20. 20 Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye (2:33)
  21. 21 The Bird - The Dutones (2:20)
  22. 22 The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist - Freddie King (4:57)
  23. 23 (Do The) Mashed Potatoes, Pt. 1 - Nat Kendrick (1:48)
  24. 24 The Snake - Maximilian (1:58)
  25. 25 The Chicken Back, Pt. 2 - The Gay Jays (2:15)
  26. 26 Do the Hully Gully - King Coleman (1:50)
  27. 27 Pass the Bug - Gene The Hat (2:37)
  28. 28 The Hunch - Bobby Peterson (2:38)
  29. 29 The Hully Gully Twist - Bill Doggett (2:07)
  30. 30 Let's Pony Again - The Vibrations (1:59)
  31. 31 The Stomp - The Olympics (2:09)
  32. 32 The Crawl - Willie Mitchell (2:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shout and Shimmy - James Brown (3:16)
  2. 2 Mashed Potatoe Time - Dee Dee Sharp (2:32)
  3. 3 Bacon Fat - Andre Williams (3:02)
  4. 4 The Flea - The Five Du-Tones (2:31)
  5. 5 The Twist - Hank Ballard (2:35)
  6. 6 Twist It Up - Herbert Hunter (2:37)
  7. 7 Pony Time - Don Covay (2:19)
  8. 8 Sloppy Twist - Thomas Cannaday (2:29)
  9. 9 Dish Rag, Pt. 1 - Nat Kendrick (2:23)
  10. 10 Waddle Waddle - The Bracelets (2:18)
  11. 11 (Baby) Hully Gully - The Olympics (2:07)
  12. 12 Camel Walk - Benny Gordon (2:48)
  13. 13 Let's Shimmy - King Coleman (2:35)
  14. 14 The Continental Walk - The Rollers (2:21)
  15. 15 Hush Puppy - Gene The Hat (1:57)
  16. 16 Dance the Bommerang - The Canjoes (2:07)
  17. 17 The Fly - Chubby Checker (2:16)
  18. 18 The Horse - Wilbert Harrison (2:48)
  19. 19 The Popeye - Lonnie Brooks (2:28)
  20. 20 The Splib, Pt. 1 - J.C. Davis (2:06)
  21. 21 The Squat - Big Jay McNeely (2:23)
  22. 22 Shake Shout & Soul - Lil Ray and The Premiers (2:51)
  23. 23 Do the Bug - George Hudson (2:34)
  24. 24 Twistin' With the King - King Curtis (2:45)
  25. 25 The (Bossa Nova) Bird - The Dells (2:45)
  26. 26 The Watusi - The Vibrations (2:36)
  27. 27 The Drag - The Isley Brothers (2:16)
  28. 28 Let's Do the Slop - Little Joe Cook (2:49)
  29. 29 The Madison, Pts. 1-2 - Al Brown's Tunetoppers (3:55)
  30. 30 Cha-Cha Twist - Brice Coefield (2:37)
  31. 31 Twist and Shout - The Top Notes (2:04)
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