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!
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!
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".
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)!
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
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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 Indonesios live! They recorded this EP just after win the "1 Certamen Internacional de Conjuntos de León". Enjoy that double song post!!!
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!
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!
Partially taken from http://www.billhaley.co.uk/mexico1.htm
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 (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!
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
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!
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 Avramovici, Alexandru Imre, Constantin Bîrsan, Costel Stîngaciu, Cristian Colan, George Popovici, Horia Ropcea, Ion Firulescu, Sile 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!
|A2||Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros|
|A4||Ay Tani, Tani, Cha-Cha|
|B5||Non Esiste L'Amor|
|B6||Mi Dicha Lejana|
|B8||Olé Mi Cha-Cha|
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!