TEDDY MARTIN AND HIS LAS VEGAS TWISTERS, Twistin´The Twist, 1961

teddy-martin-frontteddy-martin-backteddy-martin-label“COME ON,  BROTHER! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!DO IT! YEEEEEAH!” With a Intro like that you know what you´re in for. Sob For A Gob is a really fast Twist almost as fast as the Twisting Cyclones. A great French EP!

TEDDY MARTIN AND HIS LAS VEGAS TWISTERS, Twistin´The Twist, 1961

TEDDY MARTIN AND HIS LAS VEGAS TWISTERS, Sob For A Gob, 1961

TEDDY MARTIN AND HIS LAS VEGAS TWISTERS, Lil´Joe, 1961

TEDDY MARTIN AND HIS LAS VEGAS TWISTERS, Down Las Vegas Way, 1961

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3 Comments on “TEDDY MARTIN AND HIS LAS VEGAS TWISTERS, Twistin´The Twist, 1961”

  1. whoops says:

    Teddy Martin was a pseudonym for french jazz drummer Jerry Mengo (He used the pseudonym of Jao Pandeiro for a couple of Bossa Nova EPs). I believe his real name was Giuseppe Mengozzi as stated on the label. He played with Django Reinhardt during the thirties and was a well known band leader during the fifties and the sixties, he even did some library records for the Montparnasse 2000 label.

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Thanks a lot for this information! I had guessed that Giuseppe Mengozzi was behind this because all the songs are credited to him. Mengozzi wrote the original “Twistin´ the Twist” ( or “Lecon de Twist” in France) that was covered by many artist all around the world. I have a couple of versions among them “Popocatepetl Twist” by Caterina Valente. “Twistin´the Twist” was prominently featured in the movie “Five Miles to Midnight”(The Third Dimension) from 1962 starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Perkins that takes place in Paris. I knew all this but I never knew Teddy Martin and Giuseppe Mengozzi were the same person.

    Merci beaucoup, Whoops!

  3. LAPLACE says:

    Jerry Mengo was bandleader in those days and Teddy Martin is a drummer well known in the french jazz circles


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