Chubby Checker

Mister Twist

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A collection of Chubby Checker's early barrage of twist and other dance records that made him a household name and easily remembered visual worldwide. The compiler took it easy on this one, only seven of the 20 songs have the word "twist" in their titles, they include the mega twice #1 hit "The Twist", "Let's Twist Again," and lesser twisters like "Twist A Long." Chubby sang about other dances and hit with "The Fly," "The Pony," "The Hucklebuck" and "Limbo Rock." He missed too, "The Slop" and "The Jet" didn't set the world on fire, even Dick Clark shunned them, but other favorites make up for the misses, particularly indulging is Checker's debut "The Class," and "The Mess Around." If not a Chubby Checker fan don't even think of buying this CD, it'll end up as an unusual coaster, ashtray, or worst. But if you're a fan of the early sixties teen scene this will refresh many youthful memories as you twist and pony along to one the eras giants (in more ways than one).

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