Chubby Checker
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:13PM
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Chubby Checker: It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again. CD

Two albums from the height of the Chubby Checker twist phenomenon! Chubby just flat-out ruled the charts in 1960 and 1961; the title cut to It’s Pony Time went to #1, his only #1 hit besides The Twist, while Let’s Twist Again, his fourth album, went to #11, shortly to be followed by three Top Ten albums in a row. Jim Ritz’s liner notes document the Chubby Checker phenomenon; the two albums appear here straight from the original tapes in radio-ready,  primed-to-party mono, just like they were originally released. Another “twist” in the Real Gone Music/ABKCO Music & Records partnership!

Tracks: 

Pony Time

The Watusi

The Hully Gully

The Stroll

The Mashed Potatoes

Hi-Ho Silver

(We Like) Birdland

Let’s Dance, Let’s Dance, Let’s Dance

The Shimmy

The Charleston

The Mess Around

Pony Express

I Could Have Danced All Night

The Jet

Continental Walk

I Almost Lost My Mind

Fishin’

Quarter to Three

Let’s Twist Again

Ballin’ the Jack

Peanut Butter

The Ray-Charleston

It Takes Two to Tango

Dance A-Long

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