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Twistin' USA - The Singles A's & B's: 1959-1962

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Twistin' USA - The Singles A's & B's: 1959-1962
Twistin' USA - The Singles A's & B's: 1959-1962


Many artists have been called the King Of Rock 'n' Roll, but there has only ever been one 'King Of The Twist'. This Jasmine collection brings you all of Chubby's US and UK As and Bs from 1959 to 1962 - his peak years as a chart maker. All performed with the same gusto that made him a household name of the period, and many now considered to be the foundation on which the future Sound Of Philadelphia was built.

South Philadelphia's Ernest Evans twisted his way from plucking chickens for a living to international renown with a dance that he didn't invent, but that is so associated with Evans' stage persona of Chubby Checker that he might as well have done.

In the years between R 'n' R and Merseybeat, Chubby was one of the biggest selling artists on the planet, with a dizzying assortment of Top 10 dance crazes including the Fly, the Pony and the Hucklebuck, always returning to the Twist for his biggest hits. He remains the only artist to have topped the US charts on two occasions with the same record - 'The Twist' - in the space of one year.

Included on this album are Chubby's biggest ever hits plus many tracks that are new to CD - including some rare, early and non-hit singles that have never been reissued before.

This 60th anniversary collection marks the first occasion on which all of Chubby's most important hits have appeared in the same place at the same time. It's been a long time since the Twist was the dance floor sensation of the nation, but you're never too young or too old to go round and round and up and down with Chubby Checker!


  1. Name
  2. The Class
  3. Schooldays, Oh Schooldays
  4. Whole Lotta Laughin'
  5. Samson And Delilah
  6. Dancing Dinosaurs
  7. Those Private Eyes (Are Watching Me)
  8. The Twist
  9. Toot
  10. The Hucklebuck
  11. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  12. Pony Time
  13. Oh Susannah
  14. Dance The Mess Around
  15. Good Good Lovin'
  16. Let's Twist Again
  17. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  18. The Fly
  19. That's The Way It Goes - Chubby Checker And His Brothers Spencer And Tracy
  20. Twistin' U.S.A.
  21. Jingle Bell Rock - Chubby Checker And Bobby Rydell
  22. Jingle Bells Imitations - Chubby Checker And Bobby Rydell
  23. Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker And Dee Dee Sharp
  24. La Paloma Twist
  25. The Lose-Your-Inhibitions Twist
  26. Teach Me To Twist - Chubby Checker And Bobby Rydell
  27. Swingin' Together - Chubby Checker And Bobby Rydell
  28. Dancin' Party
  29. Gotta Get Myself Together
  30. Popeye The Hitchhiker
  31. Limbo Rock
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