May 10, 2017 Record of the Day

It seems like everyone was trying to capitalize on the “Twist” as soon as Chubby Checker exploded onto the charts in 1960. There was Joey Dee with the “Peppermint Twist.” Motown was on board with “Twistin Postman” by the Marvelettes. Gary U.S Bonds scored with “Twist, Twist Senora.” RCA even promoted the Elvis single of “Rock-A-Hula Baby” as a “twist” special. And the Godfather of Soul gave the dance- craze homage with “Good Good Twistin with James Brown.” The album released on King Records can sell for $200.00 today.

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