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Chubby Checker – “Toot” (UK Columbia) 1960 Written and produced by Kal Mann From the 1962 UK Columbia pressing. “Toot” appeared as the b-side of Chubby Checker’s first US release of “The Twist” on Parkway in 1960. When “The Twist” was re-promoted by Parkway in early 1962, the b-side was switched to “Twistin’ USA”. In both instances, “The Twist” reached #1 on the Hot-100. In the UK, EMI’s Columbia label went with “Toot” for both the 1960 and 1962 issues of “The Twist”. The 1962 issue has slightly smaller lettering.
Recorded at Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia USA and published June 1960 as a Single on the Parkway Label (The Twist/Toot). Originally recorded 1959 by the writer Hank Ballard, but Chubby Checker's cover version is more powerful and became a worldwide hit. Musicians: Chubby Checker (vocal) and among others: Buddy Savitt (sax), Ellis Tollin (drums) and The Dreamlovers (backing vocals). The Twist Writer: Hank Ballard Producers: Dave Appell & Kal Mann Lyrics: Come on baby, Let's do the twist Come on baby, Let's do the twist Take me by my little hand And go like this Ee-yah twist Baby, baby twist Ooh yeah, just like this Come on little miss and do the twist My daddy is sleepin', And mama ain't around Yeah, daddy just sleepin', And mama ain't around We're gonna twisty twisty twisty Til...
Written by Hank Ballard. Produced by Kal Mann First recorded by the composer, Hank Ballard in 1959 and released as the b-side of “Teardrops On Your Letter” on King Records. Chubby Checker’s cover went to #1 (UK #44) in September 1960. As the twist caught on, a number of other twist hits followed. During this run, record buyers returned to Chubby Checker’s song and it again made the #1 spot on the Hot-100 in January 1962. In the UK, “The Twist” was issued on Columbia with “Toot” as the b-side. In the summer of 1962, UK Pye took over the distribution of Cameo and Parkway recordings in the UK. They also created a specific label for these recordings with a design based on the distinctive black and red stylings used on US Cameo releases. The first release combined two big Chubby Checker hits...
Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September 2008 "The Twist" topped Billboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958, an honor it maintained for an August 2013 update of the list. He also popularized the Limbo Rock and its trademark limbo dance, as well as various dance styles such as the fly.
I do not own this clip, Its purely for enjoyment :)
One of my all-time favourite Toot quotes. It has so many real life applications.
Rock/ RnR Singles: The Twist / Toot (1960/61 Columbia - DB 4503) UK [7"] // (1961 Galleria Del Corso - SE 543) Italia // Twist (The Twist • Let's Twist Again) (1962 Columbia - C 22 006, 45-DW 5942) BRD // The Twist / Let's Twist Again (1960s Cameo, Parkway - CP 26358) Holland // Let's Twist Again (1975 London Records - HLU 10512) UK [Promo] Album: Twist With Chubby Checker (1960 Parkway - P 7001, 7001) US [LP, Mono] Track 7 // (1960 Columbia - 33SX 1315) UK Written – Hank Ballard
Written by Hank Ballard. Produced by Kal Mann From the 1962 UK Columbia pressing. First recorded by the composer, Hank Ballard in 1959 and released as the b-side of “Teardrops On Your Letter” on King Records. Chubby Checker’s cover went to #1 (UK #44) in September 1960. As the twist caught on, a number of other twist hits followed. During this run, record buyers returned to Chubby Checker’s song and it again made the #1 spot on the Hot-100 in January 1962. In the UK Columbia used a slightly smaller print for their 1962 pressing, which is the source of the version here. In the US, Parkway released “Twistin’ USA” as the b-side of the 1962 version. UK Columbia stayed with “Toot”. In spite of the amazing focus, the twist barely lasted 18 months. By June of 1962, Chubby Checker was on the chart...
Toot's Twist and Shout
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Chosen by the book to rule
Given the power to heal
Twisted, so hard to give up
So easy to fall in
A part of you is always
Going to be
Twisted, men are gaining listeners
By telling ordinary stories
In an unordinary way
Thou shall not fail
Twisted, and calling themselves wise men by
Explaining a matter of course
Twisted, using and giving in
Twisted, worshipped by thousands of followers
Guarded by missionary men
Waiting for the promised days
Waiting for their saviour
Born by the virgin, aren't we all
Men marry their ribs
But we turn away, burn our brothers
Forget the message in the prayers we say
Twisted, face the wall
Twisting, avenging spirits, bursting ground
Turn your hand
They will start the rain all over
Waiting for a place to go