Various Artists

Groove 'N' Grind: 50's & 60's Dance Hits

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This dance-oriented collection of 18 tracks brings together records from the late 1950s and early '60s, the height of dancefloor mania until the dreaded coming of disco. Kicking off with Cannibal and the Headhunters' "Land of 1,000 Dances," the set also features great one-hit wonders like "Cool Jerk" by the Capitols, "The Loco Motion" by Little Eva, "The Jerk" by the Larks, and "C'mon and Swim" by Bobby Freeman. Also aboard are classics like "The Walk" by Jimmy McCracklin, "Georgia Slop" by Big Al Downing, "Harlem Shuffle" by Bob and Earl (later covered by the Rolling Stones), and "The Monkey Time" by Major Lance. The only clinker is a re-recorded version of "The Twist" by Chubby Checker, a real anomaly on a Rhino package, a label that usually loathes such tacky, cash-grabbing motives.

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