GEORGE HUDSON WITH THE KINGS OF TWIST, Doodlin´Twist, 1960

Who were the Kings of Twist?  Hank Ballard, Chubby Checker, Joey Dee and Jack Hammer together in one group?

Find out yourself…

GEORGE HUDSON WITH THE THE KINGS OF TWIST, Doodlin´Twist, 1960


RONN CLAY, Crazy Twist, 1963

twist-twist-covertwist-twist-backtwist-twist-label Two weeks ago I posted a bunch or Beat records by the German cheapo labels “tip” and “Tempo”. This week it`s all about the Twist. These records are not rarities. When I really started collecting Twist records ten years ago I found them all the time. “Ya Ya” was written by Lee Dorsey and Petula Clark had a hit with her cover version “Ya Ya Twist”. This EP is interesting because there are a couple of cover versions of Twist songs by Jack Hammer on it. He was quite well known in Europe in the Twist era and two of his craziest numbers were featured on the classic “Las Vegas Grind” compilation: “The Wiggle” and “Wiggling Fool”. These Twists here are by some unknown budget artist whose real name was most certainly not Ronn Clay…

RONN CLAY, Crazy Twist, 1962

RONN CLAY, Kissin`Twist, 1962

RONN CLAY, Ya Ya Twist, 1962

RONN CLAY, Boogie Woogie Twist, 1962twist-twist-girltwist-twist-face