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Audio CD (December 27, 2004)
Original Release Date: February 26, 1999
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Ace Records UK

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1. Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl,
2. Loco-Motion - Little Eva
3. Continental Walk - The Rollers
4. Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
5. Hippy Hippy Shake
6. Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers
7. Shag (Is Totally Cool) - Billy Graves
8. Limbo Rock - The Champs
9. Madison
10. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
11. Monkey Time - Major Lance
12. Duck - Jackie Lee
13. Willie and the Hand Jive - Johnny Otis
14. Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas
15. Watusi - The Vibrations
16. Mashed Potatoes - Steve Alaimo
17. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
18. Stroll - The Diamonds
19. Push and Kick - Mark Valentino
20. Walk - Jimmy McCracklin
21. Peppermint Twist, Pt. 1 - Joey Dee & the Starliters
22. Hitch Hike, Pt. 1 - Russell Byrd
23. Freeze - Tony & Joe
24. Watusi - Ray Barretto
25. Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
26. C'mon and Swim - Bobby Freeman
27. (Baby) Hully Gully - The Olympics
28. Nitty Gritty - Shirley Ellis
29. Land of 1000 Dances - Cannibal & the Headhunters,
30. Let's Dance - Chris Montez
Land of 1000 Dances
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Thirty-song compilation of big and small hits from 1958-1965 based around a rock & roll dance. Although it's imperfect and the smaller, more obscure hits simply aren't as good as the familiar smashes, it's about as good an anthology of the sort as you're going to get, due to the length and quality of the presentation. How to argue with "The Loco-Motion," "Ride Your Pony," "Peppermint Twist," "Walking the Dog," "Cool Jerk," "Twist and Shout," "The Monkey Time," "The Nitty Gritty," "Let's Dance," "The Walk," "The Monster Mash," "The Stroll," and Cannibal and the Headhunters' version of "Land of 1,000 Dances"? You also get almost a dozen cuts that hardly show up on any collections, like Russell Byrd's "Hitch Hike Part 1," Ray Barretto's "El Watusi," Al Brown's "The Madison," Tony and Joe's "The Freeze," and Steve Alaimo's "Mashed Potatoes," which add some enticement to the collection even if they're not among the disc's musical highlights. Presumably because of licensing restrictions, some obvious contenders from the Cameo-Parkway catalog are not here, like Chubby Checker's "The Twist" and Dee Dee Sharp's "Mashed Potato Time." -Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

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