AL BROWN`S TUNETOPPERS, The Madison, 1960Posted: May 21, 2009
Sometime this week I hit the mark of 100.000 “total views”. Whatever that means. It still feels kinda good. It looks like a whole lot of people are reading my blog. Thanks dear readers! Pretty strange considering some of the weird records that I`ve posted since I started in November 2007. Or is it, as I`d like to think, because of that?
Last week it was the Hully Gully this week it`s Madison Time. Another early 60`s dance craze. The music on these records ranges from Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening, Novelty to some real fine Rock`n`Roll.
Initially I started to buy these dance records because they were left behind by more serious Rock`n`Roll or Beat collectors who considered them to be only weak versions of the real thing. And it`s true most of them are. I guess I`m not much of a gourmet. I thought the left-overs tasted pretty good and then I got used to the cheap diet. And some of them are actually not so bad…
Al Brown`s Tunetoppers did the original Madison and initiated the dance craze. There are some great lines here done by Cookie Brown:
Oh, the line sure swings
The cat’s a Madison king
The line is nice and strong
Couldn’t catch a single cat wrong
So here`s the black Rock`n`Roll beginning of the Madison…