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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Baby Boomer Thursdays: Wah-Watusi & 60's Dances

Thursdays are baby boomer fun days here, no real estate so here goes...

The early 1960's were filled with dance crazes. Recalling this, it almost seems like they were one after the other. These dances were almost always accompanied by an eponymously named single.

In no particular order we saw, The Twist, The Pony, (both from Chubby Checker, who also gave us The Limbo Rock), The Mashed Potato, The Frug, (born from The Chicken), The Monkey, The Swim, The Jerk, The Watusi, The Locomotion, The Boogaloo, and a whole bunch more.

The Orlons, came out of Philadelphia, and simply stormed the charts for a brief period. With 9 charted records, and 3 top fives from 1962 to 1966, they were a powerhouse of sound, and one of my favorite groups at the time.

Video of the old Orlons is sadly, a little tough to come by, but here is the tune The Wah-Tusi, checking at # 22 for the year 1962, one of the most prolific years ever for American rock.

2 minutes and 32 seconds

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