michaelvee (michaelvee) wrote,
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eyeGeNeYe presents: Dance Crazes 2


I told you you should have handcuffed me and put me in a straight jacket, but now it’s too late: I used the list of 600+ dance crazes (as published in the booklet of Vol.1), and here we are with 93 excellent tunes more, mostly uncompiled ditties (except 12 tracks from my own archive you might be familiar with but sure will love to hear once again). Just like Vol. 1 , I focused on the lesser known versions done by lesser known artist (except stars of Dance Craze like Chubby Checker and the Kingsmen). What I learned to love about Dance Craze fad  is three things: First, it tags both as Garage and as Soul, being neither one nor the other genre; second it mixes black and white (artists), and third, it showcasts both male and female voices the same, which is quite a rare thing in music ain’t that so? And lastly it’s the rough sloppyness of the production (recalling Garage 45s in frat sound), always over the top but with a (maybe stupid) IDEA and played by combos that are sharp and tight.  At any rate, I hope each track I selected will make you jump up from your barstool, grab your partner and let me see you shake a tail feather Baby!
PS: I left out the Twist and the Hully Gully since there are special sets / series in my own collection (search this site). I also left out instro tracks.
PPS: Dance Crazes Vol. 3 is work in progress…

CD#1
aa01/ The Nutty Dancing Instructors - Billy Joe & Checkmates  - US, CA? - (66)
aa02/ Aba Daba Do Dance - Tradewinds -  US, DE  (64)
aa03/ Do The Batman - Gate Wesley & Band – US, ? (66) 
aa04/ Do the Bird - Vernons Girls – UK (63)
aa05/ The Boston Monkey - Manhattans – US, NJ  (65)
aa06/ Bristol Stomp - Frankie & Fashions – US, PA (nd)
aa07/ Bristol Stomp - Len Barry – US, PA (65)
aa08/ Camel Walk - Bennie Gordon & Soul Brothers – US, NY (64)
aa09/ Chicken Back – Argoes – US, ? (nd)
aa10/ The Chicken Back - Crazy Rockers-  NL (65)
aa11/ Ching Ching Wong - Bernie Turner & Amorettes – US, ? (63)
aa12/ The Cool Shake - Del Vikings -  US, PA (57)
aa13/ Cu Ma La Be-Stay - Chubby Checker- US, PA (65)
aa14/ The Doo Lang - Andrea Carroll – US, OH (64)
aa15/ The Duck - Jackie Lee – US, CA (65)
aa16/ Fishin’ Pole - Mighty Hannibal – US, GA (65)
aa17/ Giorgia Slop – "Big" Al Downing – US, OK (64)
aa18/ Harlem Shuffle - Fabulous Pack -   US, MI (67)
aa19/ Do the Hog - Warner Brothers -  US, IL (64)
aa20/ Don't Loose Your Hucklebuck Shoes - Royal Showband Waterford – EIRE (64)
aa21/ Humphrey Stomp - Earl Harrison – US, ? (66)
aa22/ (Do The) Jack-Knife - Frantics - US, GA – (66)
aa23/ The Krunch – Kingsmen – US, OR (66)
aa24/ The Mess Around - Bobby Freeman – US, CA (61)
aa25/ Do the Monkey - Beverly Ann Gibson – US, ? (63)
aa26/ Doin'the Mule - Billy Bland – US, NC (63)
aa27/ Oobie Doobie - June Dyer –ZA (61)
aa28/ Let's Do The Pretzel - Dellwoods -  US, NY – (62)
aa29/ Shimmy Shimmy - Orlons –US, PA  (64)
aa30/ Shing-a -Ling – Cooperettes –US, PA  (67)
aa31/ The Slosh - Bernadette -  US, FL (62)

CD#2
bb01/ The 81- Candy & Kisses – US, NY (64)
bb02/ The Adler Sock - Denims - US, NY (66) 
bb03/ The Beatle Bounce - Bobby Comstock & Counts – US, NY (64)
bb04/ Boss Walk (part 1)- Perails – US, LA (63)
bb05/ Bristol Stomp – Dovells – US, PA (62)
bb06/ Bristol Stomp - ShallowsJ. R. & Attractions- US, ? (65)
bb07/ Do The Bug – Shallows – US. NY (62)
bb08/ Camel Walk – Ikettes - US, MO (64)
bb09/ The Chicken Back - Mavericks – US, ? (62)
bb10/ Chicken Back - Bobby Comstock & Counts – US, NY (63)
bb11/ The Cinnamon Cinder - Pastel Six – US, CA (63)
bb12/ The Crumble - Diamonds feat. Dave Somerville – CAN (60)
bb13/ Do The Del Viking (Part. 1) - Patrice Holloway -  US, CA (63)
bb14/ Do the Duck - Skunks – US, WI (67)
bb15/ Do the Fish - Bobby Rydell - US, PA – (63)
bb16/ Doin' The Flake - Gary Lewis & Playboys – US, CA (65)
bb17/ The Glide - Annette Funicello - US, CA (91)
bb18/ Harlem Shuffle - Jackie Lee – US, CA (66)
bb19/ The Hokey Pokey - Johnny Chester & Chessmen– OZ (61)
bb20/ The Hucklebuck - Chicks – NZ (65)
bb21/ The Hunch - Pete & Ernie – US, ? (62)
bb22/ Karate Monkey - Chubby Checker – US, PA (66)
bb23/ Manhattan Stomp - Manhattans – US, NJ (65)
bb24/ Mickey's Monkey – Fantasies – US, TN (63)
bb25/ Do The Monkey - James Ray - US, DC (63)
bb26/ The Munch - Aladdins - - US, IL (63)
bb27/ Do The Philly Dog, Baby - Olympics – US, CA (66)
bb28/ Shake - British Walkers  - US, DC (67) – dd
bb29/ (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy - Bobby Freeman – UK (60)
bb30/ Shing-A-Ling - Bean Brothers – US, ? (67)
bb31/ Shake a Tail Feather - Five by Five -  US, AR (67)

CD#3
cc01/ Do The 45 - Sharpees – US, MO (65)
cc02/ Agent 007 Dance - Buddy Wayne – US, CA (65)
cc03/ The Big T – Jesters – US, NY (62)
cc04/ Boston Monkey - Billy Butler – US, IL (66)
cc05/ Bristol Stomp - Chubby Checker – US, PA (nd)
cc06/  The Bug - Jerry Dallman & Knightcaps - US, DC (58) –
cc07/ Let's Do That Camel Walk - Kenny Hamber – US, MA (nd)
cc08/ Chicken Back Part 1 - Gay Jays – US, ? (62)
cc09/ The Chicken Scratch - Gerald Nelson – US, ? (62)
cc10/ Do the Clam – Elvis Presley – US, TN (65)
cc11/ The Climb – Kingsmen – US, OR (65)
cc12/ The Crusher - Novas - - US, MN (64)
cc13/ Do it! - Mark Valentino – US, PA – (62)
cc14/ Shout and Do the Duck - Larry Hale - - US, NY (66)
cc15/ Gonna Do the Fish - Frank Cherval – US, ? (62)
cc16/ The Fly - Chubby Checker – US, PA (61)
cc17/ Do the Gorilla - Shroyer Bros. & Esquires – US, ? (nd)
cc18/ Hip Monkey - Nite Owls - US, ? (nd)
cc19/ The Hoochi Coochi Coo - Fames - US, ? (nd)
cc20/ The Hucklebuck - Jim Lowe – US, MO (57)
cc21/ Ballin' the Jack - Annette Funicello - US, CA (61)
cc22/ Do the Mashed Potato - Dany & Juniors – US, PA (62)
cc23/ Mickey's Monkey - Lou Christie – US, PA (71)
cc24/ Everybody Monkey - Freddy Cannon – US, MA (63)
cc25/ Do The Mustang - Alexander & Greats - US, TX
cc26/ Pistol Stomp - John Zacherle – US, CA (62)
cc27/ Record Hop - Tielman Brothers – NL  (59)
cc28/ Shake - Pete Klint Quintett – US, IA (67)
cc29/ Shing A Ling Time - Liberty Belles – US, NY (67)
cc30/ The Sit Down Dance - Lords Of London -  - US, CO
cc31/ Twist, Twist Senora  - Gary US Bonds - US, VA (62)

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