2012-10-31

LOS TAMARA - TWIST, TWIST

Los Tamara, the fabulous Galician musicians, again. This time with "Twist, Twist", singing in English. Enjoy! By the way, October is at the end, and the Twist month of Spanish Garage & Pop Rock too. I hope you have enjoyed these songs. This is only a selection of them, but Twist deeply entered in the Spanish panorama till mid 60s. Well, see you in November, that is to say, tomorrow!


ALEX Y LOS FINDER'S - MIRA COMO BAILO YO reloaded


The Finder's again, with Alex as leader and voice.This time covering Edoardo Vianello's hit "Guarda come dondolo". Enjoy!

2012-10-29

MARCE Y CHEMA - BAILA EL TWIST


Marce y Chema again. This time with a killer twist. ENJOY!!


LAS GUITARRAS DEL DIABLO - LECCIÓN DE TWIST


Las guitarras del diablo was a Peruvian rock and roll band from Lima. They started the rock in this country from 1958, following the instrumental style of The Ventures. Another jewel from this very active country in whole 60s decade. Enjoy!


2012-10-28

BILLY CAFARO - QUE SIGA EL TWIST

Billy Cafaro , sometimes spelled wrongly Billy Caffaro ( Buenos Aires , November 1st - 1936 ) is a singer of rock and roll Argentina , one of the first in Latin America , which won an ephemeral massive success in the late fifties . Billy Cafaro emerged on Radio El Mundo of Buenos Aires , with two hits, a cover of Paul Anka , "Pity, Pity" (untranslated and implying that it was the name of a woman), who sold the extraordinary amount of 300,000 copies in January.  Billy Cafaro produced the first rockmanía by a local star. The queues to enter the radio located in Maipú 555, congested around the city center. To make his radio, Cafaro arrived by helicopter to the obelisk. Its popularity was fleeting, beginning to wane after recording a German rock called Kriminal Tango , which caused serious clashes with supporters of the tango , which led him to emigrate to Spain , where they obtained the expected success. He returned to Argentina in 1963 , acting as a guest in the Club of the Clan , but without much success. Between 1965 and 1967 he recorded some EP in Spain . Cafaro never failed to get the success of his early years, and could not re-record, due to which their fans complained that there was a conspiracy by the recording companies against him. Enjoy this cover of "Twist again".

DÚO DINÁMICO - LOLITA

The "Dúo Dinámico" again. This time with their own hit, the twist Lolita. Enjoy the other twist I upload too!

2012-10-24

MIKE RÍOS - TWIST DEL RELOJ


Mike Ríos again. This time performing "Twist around the clock", as The Rocking Boys did as well in the same year (1962). Enjoy! By the way, I am very happy for back again after my disaster with my computer. thanks a lot to José for his best wishes. Then, José, let me upload a 2nd song in this post to you. "The Wobble", by Curtis Lee, is just another song that reminds to "The Locomotion", if it is not just a simple copy, but it's funny. Enjoy, José (and you all, of course)!

2012-10-19

OOPS!

Hi, folks!
The motherboard of my computer said goodbye yesterday night. So, please, be patient. I will be back asap.
Meanwhile, keep loving the music!!
BEST!
Miguel

2012-10-15

THE ROCKING BOYS - HEY, LET'S TWIST! reloaded

The Rocking Boys again. This time covering "Hey, let's Twist!", from the same-name movie (1961), and that Joey & The Starlighters sung in the movie.

TINA Y TESA - VEN AL TWIST reloaded

Tina y tesa launched this very rare song in 1963. They sing twist in madison style!


HENRY EL DIABLO DEL TWIST - FIESTA DANZANTE


Henry "El Diablo del Twist" re-appeared in "Molino Rojo" (Madrid, Tribulete St., 16) the February 15, 1963. Later, he appreared in "Cisne Negro" (Madrid, Cartagena St., 89), along with other artists, such as "Mari Carmen y sus Muñecos", "The Two Twins", and "Martiza de Cuba" (January 9, 1964). He previously acted in MOLINO ROJO along with the Spanish famous female singer Estrellita Castro; and Angela y Enrique (February 21, 1962). In December 27, 1962 he repeated show with the same artists in the same boite. In July 27, 1963, in "Teatro Barcelona", he sung inthe same show again. On Monday,July 8, 1963 he repeated place, but with Antonio Machín and his «SHOW 1963», along with Antoñita Andalucía, Merce y Troya, Mayte Galán, Geny and Reynet, Rafael García, Antonio Ruda Orchestra, and Foncho. Seat price: 50 pesetas (0.30 €).

HENRY EL DIABLO DEL TWIST - FIESTA DANZANTE

ÓSCAR ARRIAGADA - EL TWIST DEL ESQUELETO reloaded

Óscar Arriagada, from Chile, launched this twist hit in1962. There isa lot ofdata of him in the net. Enjoy the video too!

 


JACKIE Y LOS CICLONES - FIESTA DANZANTE

Jackie y Los Ciclones again. This time covering Chubby Checker's hit "Dancing Twist".Enjoy that another double-song post!!

2012-10-13

XAVIER CUGAT - THE HUCKLEBUCK


The Hucklebuck dance shared the twist time during 1962, although it has a long history, as you can read in the link below. Enjoy that cover from "Twist with Cugat"!
More at Do the Hucklebuk! by Steve Krinsky

MIMO Y LOS JUMPS - SPEEDY GONZÁLEZ

Mimo y Los Jumps again, now with their 1962 cover of Speedy González. Enjoy!  By the way, I upload a killer twist. Phil Flowers recorded live the same year "Twistin' Beat", along with The T.N.T. Tribble Combo, at the TTKA (Time to kick ass) House (George Washington University). Enjoy that jewel too!

LOS GLIDERS - SPEEDY GONZALES

From their 1964 LP "El Esqueleto", here goes one of the best perfomances of this mythical song. Enjoy!

2012-10-12

LOS INDONESIOS - TWISTING CON LOS INDONESIOS

Los Indonesios live! They recorded this EP just after win the "1 Certamen Internacional de Conjuntos de León". Enjoy that double song post!!!



LOS JOKERS - TWIST AFRICANO




The Mexican rock band launched in 1962 the cover of Joey Dee & The Starliters' Peppermint Twist. Enjoy that double-song post!



ENNIO SANGIUSTO - HABIBI TWIST

The Italian singer Ennio Sangiusto (b. September 22, 1937) recorded several songs in Spanish. Even he did it with Los Sirex (1964). Enjoy!

LOS SONOR - EL TWIST DEL MUNDO

Los Sonors again. This time with "El Twist del mundo", also performed by Mike Ríos, and The Rocking Boys. Enjoy!

LAS HERMANAS JIMÉNEZ - LAS CLASES DEL TWIST

Las Hermanes Jiménez (Mexico) devoted this Lp entirely to the Twist in 1962. Enjoy this cover of "The Hucklebuck", and the video too!.

JOSÉ GUARDIOLA - BAÑOS DE LUNA

José Guardiola again. This time covering "Tintarella di luna", by Mina. Enjoy!

PARCHIS- TINTARELLA DI LUNA (pre-Twist)

Italian singer Mina recorded in January 1960 this song in her first LP (1st song, B-side). Composed by Franco Migliacci & Bruno De Filippi the previous year. As others pre-Twist songs, anticipates compasses that let us see what Twist will be. "Tintarela di luna" was also covered by others Spanish singers, as you can see in the following posts. Enjoy the cover Parchis did in 1982, and the video too!





LOS H.H. - TWIST DE LA RISA


Los H. H. again. In 1963 they recorded that twist in 1963, as did Los Sonors (1962) and Dúo Cramer (1963). Enjoy!

GLORIA RÍOS - A BAILAR EL TWIST


The Mexican singer Gloria Ríos recorded this cover in Spanish of "Twist again" in 1962, an excellent version. Enjoy!

BILL HALEY & SUS COMETAS - SPANISH TWIST


In 1961 Bill Haley made his very first recordings in Spanish. One of these, "Florida Twist" shot right to the top of the charts and eventually became the biggest selling single in Mexico's history. Other titles followed all sung in Spanish by Bill, "Twist Espagnol", "La Cucaracha","Jimmy Martinez" and a beautifully sung "Cerca Del Mar". Despite all this success, Bill's association with the label came to an abrupt end in 1966 over a disagreement concerning the non payment of royalties. Meanwhile during this time back in the USA he had been through a number of independant labels. He cut "Spanish Twist" an English language version of "Twist Espangnol" for George Goldner's New York based Gone company. After much lobbying by fans in the UK it was released there on the London label in 1961. Enjoy!


GELU - TWIST, TWIST, TWIST


Gelu could not resist fall in twist in 1962, a rythm presented as new then, and that none could resist to it. Enjoy!

PÉREZ PRADO - SABRA TWIST


Dámaso Pérez Prado (December 11, 1916 – September 14, 1989) was a famous Cuban bandleader, musician and composer. Famous by his hits Mambo Nº 5, and Mambo Nº 8, he realeased this adaptation to the twist LP in 1962. Enjoy!


LOS HOOLIGANS - NO ESTÁ AQUÍ (PRE-TWIST)


Los Hooligans (Mexico) launched this rare blue vinyl in1961 under Phillips Records. Originally composed by  Eddie Medina (Freddy Fender). Singing: Ricardo Costa. "No está aquí" is a pre-Twist song. Twist music (and dance) was rapidly separated from rock and roll in 1961, getting its own entity in 1962. There are more songs like this, and I shall upload some of them. For more pre-twist songs, I highly recommend the blog Del Rock al Twist! Enjoy!

2012-10-10

PACO CLAVEL Y PEDRO ALMODÓVAR - EL TWIST DEL AUTOBÚS

Paco Clavel (ex-Clavel y Jazmín) recorded in 1994 a "Duets", including this performing of his hit "El Twist del Autobús", along with Pedro Almodóvar. Enjoy!

LOS RITMOS - PARA EMPEZAR... TWIST

Los Ritmos recorded this 45 in 1987. this medley is the B-side. A-side is another medley: "El final de la tarde".

EXCEPTION 21: TWIST '82 MEDLEY!!



Twist Eighty One (8:30) was firstly edited in Belgium by Mercury Records, and in France by Disc AZ' International. In spain was edited in 1982 by Edigsa, reaching a great success in whole Europe during this summer. I have deep memories dancing this Maxi-single in Palma de Mallorca.






Twist Eighty One (8:30)


A.1 : Let's Twist Again 0:33
A.2 : Peppermint Twist 0:35
A.3 : Ya-Ya-Twist 0:32
A.4 : Let's Dance 0:25
A.5 : Kissin' Twist 0:15
A.6 : Fanny Mae 0:18
A.7 : Twist A St. Tropez 0:35
A.8 : Speedy Gonzales 1:16
A.9 : Red River Rock 0:21
A.10 : Kily Watch 0:32
A.11 : C'mon Everybody 0:46
A.12 : Shout 1:26














LOS TEEN AGERS - JUANITA TWIST

Los Teen Agers again. Enjoy that double-song post!!




THE ROCKING BOYS - EL TWIST DEL RELOJ reloaded


The Rocking Boys again.This time performing "Twist around the clock", the central theme from the 1961 film "Twist around the clock" (1961. Dir.: Orcar Rudolph), where a struggling manager visits a hayseed town and discovers a new dance craze, and hopes to turn it into a overnight nationwide sensation. In this film starred Chubby Checker, Dion DiMucci (Dion & The Belmonts), and Vicky Spencer (the three ones also in Teenage Millionaire, 1961). Enjoy!

 

2012-10-08

TRÍO DE SANTA CRUZ - SPEEDY GONZALES reloaded

Alexandru Imre

Trío de Santa Cruz, from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), sometine will play in Romania, where they recorded this very rare LP, being the conductor Alexandru Imre (b.1924), along with the Orchestra Electrecord (Members: Alexandru AvramoviciAlexandru ImreConstantin BîrsanCostel StîngaciuCristian ColanGeorge PopoviciHoria RopceaIon FirulescuSile Dinicu, Teodor Cosma). they were: Paco Serna, Luís Serna (Paco's brother), and Miguel de Santa Cruz. Miguel de Santac Cruz, later married with Jane de Santacruz, aka Jane Sward, who become a member of the trio (1971). Enjoy!

 

Tracklist
A1Speedy Gonzales
A2Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros
A3Doce Cascabeles
A4Ay Tani, Tani, Cha-Cha
B5Non Esiste L'Amor
B6Mi Dicha Lejana
B7Chipi, Chipi
B8Olé Mi Cha-Cha

TONY VILAPLANA - COCKTAIL TWIST

Tony Vilaplana again, from his 1962 EP. Enjoy!

TONY VILAPLANA - SUEÑO DE AMOR EN TWIST

Tony Vilaplana, from Barcelona, recorded this Ep in his home being seventeen. This song is the Liszt"s "Liebestraum" in twist rythm (originally recorded by Christian Bruhn), and another version of those done these days: Jimmy Brown, Der Liebestraum als Twist (1962) (Enjoy in this post too!); Orchester Bert Landers, Der Liebestraum als Twist (1963), Bob Guerry, Der Liebestraum als Twist (1962) (Enjoy in this post too!), or Gary Edwards Combo, Franz Liszt Twist (1962). Enjoy!