Many artists have been called the King Of Rock 'n' Roll, but there has only ever been one 'King Of The Twist'. 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. This new Jasmine package 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. Included 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!

Many artists have been called the King Of Rock 'n' Roll, but there has only ever been one 'King Of The Twist'. 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. This new Jasmine package 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. Included 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!

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Twistin' USA: The Singles As & Bs, 1959-1962 [Import]
Artist: Chubby Checker
Format: CD
New: Available $13.99
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DISC: 1

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

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Many artists have been called the King Of Rock 'n' Roll, but there has only ever been one 'King Of The Twist'. 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. This new Jasmine package 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. Included 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!