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Best of 1959-1963

Bobby Rydell, Chubby CheckerAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Dancin' Party (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Twist (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Toot (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Class (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Twistin' U.S.A. (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Hucklebuck (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pony Time (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dance The Mess Around (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Good, Good Lovin' (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Let's Twist Again (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Fly (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Slow Twistin' (Original Hit Recordings) [feat. Dee Dee Sharp]Chubby Checker 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Popeye The Hitchhiker (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Limbo Rock (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Let's Limbo Some More (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Hooka Tooka (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Loddy Lo (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Hey, Bobba Needle (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Birdland (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Surf Party (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. Twist It Up (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. Twistin' Round The World (Original Hit Recordings)Chubby Checker 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen24. Jingle Bell RockBobby Rydell 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 18, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Abkco
  • ASIN: B000B8I8XW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Best Of Chubby Checker includes the hit song 'The Twist', the song that went to #1 on the charts in two different years1961 and 1962 a feat unprecedented and never repeated in Billboardr chart history. Chubby's other dance hits that are all here including 'The Hucklebuck', 'Pony Time', 'The Fly', 'Limbo Rock', and of course, 'Let's Twist Again'. Duets with labelmates Dee Dee Sharp ('Slow Twistin'') and Bobby Rydell ('Jingle Bell Rock') are also among the 24 tracks that comprise The Best of Chubby Checker. ABKCO. 2005.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally...The Original Recordings October 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Why it took Cameo Parkway so long to release this muisc on CD is unclear to me, but it's nice to have the original recordings finally released after being unavailable for decades.

This 24-track collection presents 18 of his 21 hits that he recorded for the label. [The only missing hits are "Twenty Miles" (#15, 1963) and "Lazy Elsie Molly" and "Let's Do the Freddie" (both peaked at #40 in 1964).]

Checker's best known song is, of course, "The Twist." The song was so popular, it is the only song to reach No. 1 on the pop chart in nonconsecutive years (1960 and 1962). He also had million-sellers with "Let's Twist Again" and "Limbo Rock." Additional dance craze top ten hits included "Pony Time," "The Fly," "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" and a duet with labelmate Dee Dee Sharp on "Slow Twistin'." Checker also had a holiday hit with labelmate Bobby Rydell on "Jingle Bell Rock."

My only quarrel with this collection is the sequencing. It should have been in chronological order, starting with his 1959 debut "The Class." And if you aren't going to do that, at least start with his signature song, "The Twist," not 1962's "Dancin' Party." With that aside, this is an enjoyable collection of dance songs. No serious lyrical content, just plain fun music. RECOMMENDED
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's limbo some more! October 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The wait is over. This collection brings us the official release of the original Parkway recordings of one of the era's most successful male solo artists. The set consists of 24 tracks total, all in mono, including 22 that hit the Hot 100. Missing are three top 40 hits ("Twenty Miles" that peaked at #15 in 1963, "Lazy Elsie Molly" that peaked at #40 in July of 1964, and "Let's Do the Freddie" that hit #40 in May of 1965). However, the b-side to the original release of "The Twist" along with one album cut are thrown in. The tracks are not in chronological order, but the digital sound is supreme. A four page essay (written by Jeff Tamarkin, who also authored the essay for the Cameo Parkway box set released in May 2005) plus five pages of credits and chart info detail the career of the former chicken plucker turned king of the dance crazes. Most fans and collectors will be satisfied (you can't beat the price). Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 24 Tunes - Here's the List May 31, 2011
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Track list:

1. Dancin' Party
2. The Twist
3. Toot
4. The Class
5. Twistin' USA
6. The Hucklebuck
7. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
8. Pony Time
9. Dance the Mess Around
10. Good, Good Lovin'
11. Let's Twist Again
12. The Fly
13. Slow Twistin'
14. Popeye the Hitchhiker
15. Limbo Rock
16. Let's Limbo Some More
17. Hooka Tooka
18. Loddy Lo
19. Hey, Bobba Needle
20. Birdland
21. Surf Party
22. Twist It Up
23. Twistin' Round the World
24. Jingle Bell Rock

Two of these did not chart on the Billboard Top Pop Singles (Toot and Twistin' Round the World).

Chubby Checker had 26 tunes that did chart from 1959 through 1963.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, the real deal! October 18, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I know you've been waiting 20+ years, like me, to find a CD with Chubby's ORIGINAL hit recordings. The wait is finally over. You can now toss out all those various old and woefully inferior "Greatest Hits" and "Best Of" Chubby Checker re-recordings in your CD collection that have proliferated the market for too many years. This disc has the hits the way you remember them (or the way you younger fans should hear them the first time) and some B-sides that should please most collectors. I give it 5 stars for containing a total of 24 selections and decent liner notes for a bargain price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I dig it, Chubby !!! April 7, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The Best of Chubby Checker: Cameo Parkway 1959-1963 gives us exactly that: the best music by Chubby Checker on Cameo Parkway records from 1959 to 1963. Chubby Checker made music fun; you could dance to his music and have a great time dancing to the "Limbo Rock" over and over again. Chubby always managed to sound so energetic, new and fresh when he sang; and just one listen proves it. The quality of the sound on this CD is nothing short of excellent. The artwork is great even if it is somewhat standard for this CD series from Cameo Parkway.

The CD starts with Chubby belting out "Dancin' Party;" "Dancin' Party" has one heck of a beat and I love every minute of it--what great music. It's electric! Chubby sings with lots of enthusiasm; and his excellent diction enhances his performance all the more. Terrific! Of course, "The Twist" was probably Chubby's biggest hit ever; and he again belts this out with lots of youthful enthusiasm--just what teenagers wanted back in the day. The backup vocalists add to the number and that melody is infectiously happy and catchy, too. "Twistin' U.S.A." is a fine variation on "The Twist;" it has every bit of the same positive vibe that made Cubby Checker a major household word. Chubby could bat these hits straight out of the ballpark; and he always did!

"The Hucklebuck" is another dance tune; and I really like "Pony Time." "Pony Time" is an excellent late `50s tune that should get your feet tapping when you hear it all these years later--it's all THAT good. "Let's Twist Again" is a strong sequel song to "The Twist;" the music has a beat that couldn't be better and again the melody is infectiously happy and catchy, too. Chubby specialized in making these dance tunes so very memorable; and he succeeded every step of the way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This has a lot of good stuff on one CD and I'd recommend getting it...
This has a lot of good stuff on one CD and I'd recommend getting it if you like Chubby Checker!
Published 1 month ago by Bill Powers
5.0 out of 5 stars The King of The Dance Records
I'm twisting all over again in 2014
Published 1 month ago by Carl A. Purefoy
5.0 out of 5 stars You gotta Have !!!
If you don't have any of these recordings, you are missing a whole bunch of Great music. Try it.
Published 2 months ago by mickey mouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A lot of toe tappin, on this cd, a must buy !!
Published 3 months ago by Cheryl Noland
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally the real songs!
Waited years to get the ORIGINAL version of the "Twist" as released by Chubby Checker. Forgot about how many good songs Chubby had that may not have made the "Top... Read more
Published 5 months ago by K Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to my Collection
Several of these numbers are real classics I like to play occasionally. On the minus side, a few are very obscure and I'm likely to continually skip over them. Oh well...
Published 5 months ago by A. Dancer
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock n Roll
I like music from the 50, 60 & 70. These songs represent the decade I was growing up.
Thank you very much!
Published 6 months ago by Anabela Schulte
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tunes
Great collection of songs, especially dance tunes, in a great sounding format. I've been waiting for a quality sound release of Chubby Checker.
Published 8 months ago by M. Oliphant
5.0 out of 5 stars lets twist again
all the hits are there and than some..ther complete and not edited like some stuff you get. I met chubby checker in 1966 and again in 1997.and I was surprised he remembered me.
Published 18 months ago by Jim E. Cigan
3.0 out of 5 stars CHECKERED PAST
CHUBBY CHECKER-THE BEST OF CHUBBY CHECKER 1959-1963: Nicknamed by DICK CLARK's wife as a play on FATS DOMINO, CHUBBY CHECKER's name will forever be synonymous with THE TWIST even... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jukebox Dave
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