Dance Craze USA – 40 Original Dance Hits From The ’60s (2cd set)

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497223
Cat No: NOT2CD722


For the majority of the twentieth century, the spread of popular music, was used by most of America as the prime vehicle for social interaction. It was a time when teens looked on and aspired to join the dance world, but until the fifties they had been cast as followers: copying adult dances and moving on to adult music choices. In October 1952 a TV show called Bandstand debuted on WFIL in Philadelphia and though much of the music was staid, the key element of the show’s success was that the studio was packed with young people, and viewers thoroughly enjoyed watching them dance. The studio audience consisted of teenagers between 14 and 18, representing the key pop record buying demographic The early dances on the show were based on the Jitterbug and the Bop. The Bunny Hop was popular as a conga-line dance, and the Stroll was akin to a line-dance. The Hop and The Slop, along with The Chicken and The Monkey, became popular at the cusp of the fifties and sixties as freestyle variations of the Bop. The sixties really rolled out.


Disc 1

1. Harlem Shuffle – Bob & Earl
2. The Twist – Chubby Checker
3. Walkin’ The Stroll – The Diamonds
4. The Madison – Al Brown & The Toppers
5. The Hunch – Paul Gayten
6. Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
7. Twistin’ The Stomp – Fats Domino
8. Twistin’ Postman – The Marvelettes
9. The Popeye Waddle – Don Covay
10. Twistin’ In The Old Town Tonight – Sam Cooke
11. (Let’s Do) The Hully Gully – King Curtis
12. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop – Little Anthony & The Imperials
13. Do The Surfer Stomp (Part 1) – Bruce Johnston
14. Pony Time – Chubby Checker
15. Willie And The Hand Jive – Johnny Otis
16. Peppermint Twist (Part 1) – Joey Dee & The Starliters
17. Shimmy Shimmy Walk (Part 1) – The Megatons
18. The Bounce – The Olympics
19. Mashed Potatoes (Part 1) – Steve Alaimo
20. Twist And Shout – The Isley Brothers

Disc 2

1. Cool Jerk – The Capitols
2. The Loco-Motion – Little Eva
3. Do The President Twist – Lulu Reed
4. Do The Limbo With Me – Gary U.S. Bonds
5. The Slop – Chubby Checker
6. The Horse – Wilbert Harrison
7. Camel Walk – La Brenda & The Bell Jeans
8. The Watusi Wobble – The Profiles
9. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – The Olympics
10. Hully Gully Baby – The Dovells
11. Hitch Hike – Marvin Gaye
12. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes – Danny & The Juniors
13. Slow Twistin’ – Chubby Checker (With Dee Dee Sharp)
14. The Wah-Watusi – The Orlons
15. Shake Sherry – The Contours
16. The Slop Beat – The Teen Beats
17. The Chicken Back – The Mavericks
18. Crawl (Part 1) – Willie Mitchell
19. The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Shimmy – Chubby Checker
20. The Duck – Jackie Lee