CD The Best of Chubby Checker: Cameo Parkway 1959-1963 (CD 193625),
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The Best of Chubby Checker: Cameo Parkway 1959-1963

  • 1. Dancin' Party
    2. Twist, The
    3. Toot
    4. Class, The
    5. Twistin' U.S.A.
    6. Hucklebuck, The
    7. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
    8. Pony Time
    9. Dance the Mess Around
    10. Good, Good Lovin'
    11. Let's Twist Again
    12. Fly, The
    13. Slow Twistin'
    14. Popeye the Hitchhiker
    15. Limbo Rock
    16. Let's Limbo Some More
    17. Hooka Tooka
    18. Loddy Lo
    19. Hey, Bobba Needle
    20. Birdland
    21. Surf Party
    22. Twist It Up
    23. Twistin' Round the World
    24. Jingle Bell Rock
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9225

  • Credits
    ProducerKal Mann; Dave Appell; David White; Elliot Mazer; John Madera; Bernie Lowe; Dave Appell; Kal Mann; Gregg Geller (Reissue); Jody Klein (Reissue); Teri Landi (Reissue)
    EngineerDave Appell; Joe Wissert; Emil Korsen; Joe Tarsia; Dave Appell; Joe Tarisa; Joe Wissert

    Personnel: Chubby Checker (vocals); Dee Dee Sharp, Bobby Rydell (vocals); Joe Sher (guitar, drums); Joe Sgro, Joe Renzetti , Joe Renzetti (guitar); Dan Dailey, Fred Nuzzullio, Georgie Young & the Rockin 'Bocs, Georgie Young (saxophone); Fred Bender (keyboards); Joe Macho (bass instrument); Joe Sher (drums); Dave Appell (guitar); Buddy Savitt (saxophone); Roy Stragis (keyboards); Ellis Tollin, Bobby Gregg (drums).
    Recording information: Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/1959-11/1963); Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia, PA (01/1959-11/1963); Cherry Hill, NJ (01/1959-11/1963); Reco-Art Sound Recording, Philadelphia, PA (01/1959-11/1963).
    Unknown Contributor Role: Kenneth Salinsky.
    Arrangers: Dave Appell; Dave Stephens.
    The Chubby Checker installment in the Cameo Parkway series, an excellent string of discs highlighting the label's artists from the late 1950s and '60s, will disappoint neither long-time fans nor those looking for a compilation of Chubby's biggest hits. Naturally, "The Twist" is here, as are all of the singer's follow-up cash-ins ("Let's Twist Again;" "Slow Twistin,'" etc.), and a host of other dance-craze songs ("The Hucklebuck;" "Limbo Rock," "The Fly"). The mood is light, buoyant, and fun throughout, as anyone familiar with any of Checker's singles would assume. Excellent sound and liner notes make this a fine choice for anyone seeking a one-stop set of Checker's best moments.

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