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Monday, November 7, 2016

Musical Monday # 125



Musical Monday

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.
I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.


 Today’s clip is: Chubby Checker


 Let's Twist Again
 I bet this kept a few waistlines trim while it lasted :)

26 comments:

  1. I think it is funny how at every wedding I go to they eventually play "The Twist" and all the old people (myself included) get up to show the young people how to do it...as if this isn't the worlds easiest dance to learn. ALso there is always on old codger (NEVER me) who tries to "twist to the floor" and realizes just how old he is.

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    1. joeh; I haven't been to any weddings since the 70s and I don't remember the twist being played. It was played at every weekly dance Mum dragged Dad and us kids to though.In the late 50s before she left us.

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  2. Twisting was a good workout! Haven't thought about that in ages. Always fun to see the old dance steps.

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    1. S.J.Qualls; I still do a very short mimimalist version after showering; I wrap the towel around myself and "twist" as I work the towel from top to bottom. I kid myself that I'm keeping fit :)

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  3. Hi River,

    I've danced to this in my youth - when I was fit - and it was still hard and left me out of breath at the end. Maybe it's because I was doing it wrong - but it was fun nonetheless.

    :o)

    Cheers

    PM

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    1. Plasman; I probably always did it wrong too, but it certainly was fun.

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  4. Smugly I can say I remember my parents dancing to this track.

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    1. Andrew; me too! Not my dad so much, he wasn't a dancer, preferred to sit by the tables drinking his beer, but Mum! 15 stone of wobbling jelly, twisting away having a fabulous time :D

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    2. I remember her laughing about how she'd still be wobbling even after sitting down for ten minutes.

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  5. Lots of energy there. And a very, very familiar song.

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    1. Elephant's Child; dances in those years were very energetic, the twist, rock and roll, then all those others, the stomp, the bird and so on. I never learned any of those :(

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  6. And how we loved to do the twist at the record hops! And twist the nights away we did! Such fun! :)

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  7. Lee; I knew you'd be out there twisting away :D

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    1. Never missed a dance or a record hop, River...and then we'd go onto the midnight to dawn hops! Great times! :)

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  8. If I did this I would be a weigh less.
    Coffee is on

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    1. peppylady (Dora); probably most of us could weigh less if we twisted the night away.

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  9. Oh the twist - done by all that could dance it back then..

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; and by some who couldn't, but we all had fun.

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  10. Danced The Twist at the Rotary Club in Altus, Oklahoma every Friday night. Yep, I was skinny then. Thanks for the memories...

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    1. Granny Annie; it was so much fun wasn't it? I was skinny then too.

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  11. As a kid I danced the twist, always great fun and yes it did keep the mid drift thin maybe I should start again.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle; I sometimes wonder where my midriff is now. Is it above the roll of fat or below? Perhaps I could do some twisting and find it again.

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  12. Ah! now you are playing music I really enjoy. Can remember doing the twist....lots of fun and yes, we were all slimmer and healthier back in the day. Thanks for sharing this one.

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    1. Mimsie; I knew you'd remember this one :)
      I'm glad to hear you were among the many that enjoyed twisting.

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