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Soul Twistin' With The King!

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Soul Twistin' With The King!
Soul Twistin' With The King!


This compilation concentrates on King Curtis's Twisting adventures, comprising 1962's 'Soul Twist' LP (which is unavailable elsewhere on CD) alongside an earlier LP, 'Arthur Murray's Music For Dancing The Twist!' (issued in conjunction with America's most celebrated dance instructor) plus four sides from 'The Shirelles & King Curtis Give A Twist Party'.

The "Arthur Murray" album famously featured Don Covay on lead vocals, and has consequently been a huge collectors' item for many years.

The sadly short-lived Curtis Ousley, aka King Curtis (he was murdered in 1971, aged just 37), is acknowledged as the most influential saxophonist in the history of rock music. Although his first love was jazz, during the 50s Curtis established himself as a highly-respected bandleader and session musician in the worlds of rhythm & blues and rock & roll, earning a big reputation for his eloquent, lugubriously textured riffs and solos on The Coasters' hits. In the spring of 1962 he registered his own breakthrough solo hit with "Soul Twist", which topped the U.S. R&B charts and crossed over to the U.S. Pop Top 20, selling more than a million copies.


  1. Name
  2. Soul Twist
  3. Twistin Time
  4. Whatd I Say (Part 1)
  5. Whatd I Say (Part 2)
  6. I?Know
  7. Sack O Woe Twist
  8. Camp Meeting
  9. Wobble Twist
  10. Irresistible You
  11. Big Dipper
  12. Twistin With The King
  13. Midnight Blue
  14. Piping Hot
  15. Take The Last Train Home
  16. I?Still Want You (With The Shirelles)
  17. New Orleans
  18. Potato Chips
  19. Chicken Scratch
  20. Jersey Bounce
  21. Twistin Time
  22. Honeysuckle Rose
  23. The Peppermint Twist
  24. The Hucklebuck
  25. The Arthur Murray Twist
  26. Stompin At The Savoy
  27. The Twist
  28. 12th Street Twist
  29. Lets Twist Again
  30. Alright, Ok, You Win
  31. The Fly
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