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The Twist/ Twistin' U.S.A. by Chubby Checker

Label: Parkway 811 Year: 1961
Picture sleeve included: M-
Condition: M- $40.00
The Twist/ Twistin' U.S.A.This is a beautiful copy of "The Twist" in its second—and even bigger—incarnation in 1961, when it became the only (still!) single in the Rock Era to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 twice in completely different chart runs. The song spent one week at #1 in late 1960, generating the Twistin' mania that would reverberate for years, pulling in artists like:
  • The Isley Bros. ("Twist & Shout!"),
  • Joey Dee & the Starlighters ("Peppermint Twist"),
  • Sam Cooke ("Twistin' The Night Away"),
  • Gary U.S. Bonds ("Twist Twist Senora"),
  • King Curtis ("Soul Twist"), and
  • The Beatles ("Twist & Shout").

And those are only some of the hits with the word "twist" in their name... ! Checker himself continued to lead the craze with the Twist classics "Let's Twist Again" and "Slow Twistin'."

In its second run, starting in late November 1961, "The Twist" spent two weeks at #1 in January 1962. Unlike the first issue, this one came with a great picture sleeve, and it also had a new (Twist-themed, of course!) B side. However, it still bore the Parkway catalog number 811.

Note: This beautiful 45 grades Near Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio), and the picture sleeve is nearly flawless!

Condition Detail:Label: M-   |   Vinyl: M-   |   Audio: M-Written by: H. Ballard (A), K. Mann (B)Chart info: #1p, #4r in November 1961Track time(s): A: 2:32 | B: 2:20Mix: Mono


More 45's by Chubby Checker
  Harder Than Diamond/ Your Love (M), MCA 52043, 1982: $4.50 
 Image available for this 45 recordHey Bobba Needle/ Spread Joy (M-), Parkway 907, 1964: $15.00 
 Image available for this 45 recordLovely, Lovely (Loverly, Loverly)/ The Weekend's Here (M-), Parkway 936, 1965: $32.00 
 Image available for this 45 recordShe Wants T' Swim/ You Better Believe It Baby (M-), Parkway 922, 1964: $15.00 

If you like this kind of music, take a listen to . . .
  Hey Lonely One/ The Devil's Soul Is Black by Paul Steffen (M), Cite 5007, 1963: $36.00
  I Want You To Know/ The Big Beat by Fats Domino (M-), Imperial 5477, 1957: $20.00
   Return To Sender/ Where Do You Come From by Elvis Presley (M-), RCA 8100, 1962: $75.00
   There's Lots More Where This Came From/ You Better Keep Runnin' by Frank Gari (M), Crusade 1024, 1962: $48.00
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