Viens Danser le Twist
ROCK AND ROLL
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INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
This special release presents one of Johnny Hallyday’s most iconic albums from his early career: the great Viens danser le twist. Originally issued as a 10” record by the Philips label in September 1961, the LP contains a repertoire of covers and French adaptations of rock & roll and twist smashes of that era, as well as some of Johnny Hallyday’s finest moments during his seminal years – when he gained fame as France’s answer to Elvis Presley and the other fabulous rock legends of the ‘50s.
In addition to the original album, this WaxTime collector’s edition contains 4 bonus tracks, which were cut during the same recording period. The bonus material consists of splendid twist numbers like the self-penned “La faute au twist” and “Wap-dou-wap (tu aimes le twist)”, plus “Danse le twist avec moi” (previously popularized by Chubby Checker as “Dance the Mess Around”), and the joyous “Twistin’ U.S.A.”. A versatile vocalist, Hallyday’s inviting style lent itself to edgy rock & roll, danceable twist and romantic ballads. This is an essential set for listeners who want to hear the early sounds of Johnny Hallyday.
JOHNNY HALLYDAY, vocals and guitar, plus:
Joe Moretti, Big Jim Sullivan (guitar), Brian Locking (bass),
Clive Powell, Georgie Fame (keyboards), Andy White (drums),
Jean Tosan (saxophone). String section and chorus are unknown.
Recorded by Harry robinson at Fontana Studioand Stanhope House, London, September 5-12, 1961.
1. Nous quaNd oN s’embrasse
2. TOI QUI REGRETTES
3. AVEC UNE POIGNÉE DE TERRE
4. TU PEUX LA PRENDRE [You Can Have Her]
5. daNse le twist avec moi [Dance the Mess Around] (*)
6. WAP-DOU-WAP (*)
1. VIENS DANSER LE TWIST [Let’s Twist Again] – part 1
2. LET'S TWIST AGAIN – part 2
3. DOUCE VIOLENCE
4. IL FAUT SAISIR SA CHANCE
5. LA FAUTE AU TWIST (*)
6. TWISTIN' U.S.A. (*)
(*) BONUS TRACKS