Saturday, February 20, 2021

Musical Interlude: The Twist (Yo, Twist)(1988)

 Chubby Checker took "The Twist" to the top of the charts twice, which is why the song is more associated with him than with Hank Ballard, who originally recorded it.

More than 20 years after "Twist" last ascended the top 40, Chubby was back, this time supporting the Fat Boys.

The Fat Boys had previously teamed with the Sultans of Summer, the Beach Boys, to cover the Surfaris' "Wipeout", following the hip-hop-meets-rock fusion first forged in 1986 by Run-DMC & Aerosmith ("Walk This Way").

Here's "The Twist (Yo Twist!)":

In memory of Prince Markie Dee (Mark Morales), who passed away earlier this week, leaving Damon Wimbley as the lone surviving member of the Fat Boys.

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