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Twist It Up - The First Four Albums [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET Import

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The supreme Chubby Checker was unsurpassed as the king of the rock & roll dance craze and unleashed some of the most enduring pop music of the last fifty years. Featuring all his great 'Twist' hits of the early 1960s with "The Twist" which made it to number one twice and "Let's Twist Again" which was a chart hit three times in the UK and helped to seal Chubby as a worldwide superstar. This is the first time his first four LPs have been available on one CD set and includes fully detailed liner notes that cover his entire career and recording history.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Class
  2. Twistin' U.S.A
  3. The 'Ooh Poo Pah Doo' Shimmy
  4. The 'C.C. Rider' Stroll
  5. The Strand
  6. The Chicken
  7. The Hucklebuck
  8. The Twist
  9. The Twist
  10. The 'Love Is Strange' Chalypso
  11. The 'Mexican Hat' Twist
  12. The Slop
  13. The Pony
  14. Blueberry Hill
  15. Your Feet's Too Big
  16. Hound Dog
  17. Twist Train
  18. Mister Twister
  19. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  20. Hold Tight
  21. Shake, Rattle And Roll
  22. But Girls!
  23. At The Hop
  24. Dance With Me, Henry
  25. Rock Around The Clock

Disc: 2

  1. Pony Time
  2. The Watusi
  3. The Hully Gully
  4. The Stroll
  5. Mashed Potatoes
  6. Hi Ho Silver
  7. We Like Birdland
  8. Let's Dance, Let's Dance, Let's Dance
  9. The Shimmy
  10. The Charleston
  11. The Mess Around
  12. Pony Express
  13. I Could Have Danced All Night
  14. The Jet
  15. Continental Walk
  16. I Almost Lost My Mind
  17. Fishin'
  18. Quarter To Three
  19. Let's Twist Again
  20. Ballin' The Jack
  21. Peanut Butter
  22. The Ray Charles-Ton
  23. Takes Two To Tango
  24. Dance-A-Long


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 6, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • ASIN: B006Z7NJNM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,385 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The early sixties were a time of experimentation, particularly in the field of dance. The most successful dance to emerge from that period was the twist, and songs about that dance are what Chubby Checker is remembered for. This compilation features his first four albums, plus his debut American hit single, which pre-dates those album and therefore opens CD 1. Although not a hits collection, this collection contains The twist (an American number one in August 1960 and again in November 1961, making the UK top 20 on its second chart run in 1962), Pony time (an American number one in 1962 that also made the UK top 30) and Let's twist again (an American top ten hit that did better in the UK, making number 2 in 1962 and number 5 in 1975).

The rest of the collection features a mix of familiar songs and obscurities. The familiar songs include covers of rock'n'roll classics such as Love is strange (performed as the Love is strange calypso), Blueberry hill (originally recorded by Glenn Miller but best known via Fats Domino's cover), Whole lotta shakin' going on (a minor American hit for Chubby Checker) and a couple of Bill Haley songs. More surprising but welcome inclusions are covers of older songs such as The Charleston, I could have danced all night and Ballin' the jack. The obscurities appear to include songs intended for dances that didn't catch on.

This is an interesting collection for those who want to hear Chubby Checker sing more than just those twisting songs. If that's all you want, stick to a single CD.
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