Chubby Checker - Twist With Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker - Twist With Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker - Twist With Chubby Checker

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Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hitcover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist". In September 2008 "The Twist" toppedBillboard's list of the most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since its debut in 1958, an honor it maintained for an August 2013 update of the list. He also popularized the Limbo Rock and its trademark limbo dance, as well as various dance styles such as the fly.

AllMusic Review by

Listening to Twist With Chubby Checker is similar to listening to a Chuck Berry record -- after a few minutes, you realize that the songs are just a series of variations on the same chord progressions with different lyrics. However, you also realize that the charisma of the performer is substantial enough to make such an enterprise interesting and, in fact, fun to listen to. Checker's bread and butter number, "The Twist" is likely to be the only song most listeners will recognize on the album, but that doesn't mean they won't enjoy hearing the rest of it. The record's back cover implores listeners to "put this ablum on from the beginning to the groovy end and go!!!". Indeed.