PEPPINO DI CAPRI E I SUOI ROCKERS, Madison Time, 1962

Peppino Di Capri was one of Italy`s biggest rockers.  His Italian Madison Time is actually a completely different song and it kills the original Madison Time big time!

PEPPINO DI CAPRI E I SUOI ROCKERS, Madison Time, 1962

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JAMES CURTIS AND THE MADISSON, Madison Go!, 1962

By 1962 everybody was doing the Madison. Even the Rockers. James Curtis and the Madisons (On side 1 they are The Madisons and on side 2 they are The Madisson, probably a spelling error) were a Rock`n`Roll group from Brussels, Belgium and on their first record they saved the Madison from completely  going soft. They even Ma-ssh- Potatoé pretty hard…

If you like these James Curtis songs you can find some more over on the fabulous TWIST AND FRIT blog.

JAMES CURTIS AND THE MADISSON, Madison Go!, 1962

JAMES CURTIS AND THE MADISSON, The Mashed Potato Stomp, 1962


OLIVIER DESPAX ET LES GAMBLERS, Paris Madison, 1962

Here`s the Paris Madison played live at the Madison Club in Paris. Olivier Despax and his Gamblers sound more like a Jazz group but one that can also rock. Great conga playing, a driving organ and a bluesy guitar break . You can hear the people shouting in the background. This is wild stuff!

OLIVIER DESPAX ET LES GAMBLERS, Paris Madison, 1962


BILLY BRIDGE, Madison Flirt, 1962

billy-bridge-frontbilly-bridge-backbilly-bridge-labelBilly Bridge posing in front of the Olympia, the legendary concert hall where he played with his group the Mustangs when the Shadows came to Paris for the first time in September 1962.  Billy Bridge was called the “Prince of the Madison” but there is actually some very good French Rock`n`Roll on this EP.billy-bridge

Big drums and treble as if he was standing in a auditorium, great organ, screaming  and shouting and a killer guitar break on Madison Flirt

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BILLY BRIDGE, Madison Flirt, 1962


CHARLY TABOR, Red Lion Madison

With dances like the Twist, the Hully Gully and the Madison in the early 60s every orchestra around the world tried their luck at this kind of Rock`n`Roll. This is one of Charly Tabors takes on the Madison.

CHARLY TABOR, Red Lion Madison