Chubby Checker The Best of Chubby Checker, 1959-1963 (Cameo Parkway)

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  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: ABKCO

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Of course, "The Twist" is included; it's the song that went to #1 on the charts in two different years - 1961 and 1962 - a feat unprecedented and never repeated in Billboard chart history. Chubby's other dance hits that are all here including "The Hucklebuck," "Pony Time," "The Fly," "Limbo Rock," and of course, "Let's Twist Again." Duets with labelmates Dee Dee Sharp ("Slow Twistin'") and Bobby Rydell ("Jingle Bell Rock") are also among the 24 tracks that comprise The Best Of Chubby Checker.


  • 1.Dancin' Party
  • 2.The Twist
  • 3.Toot
  • 4.The Class
  • 5.Twistin' U.S.A.
  • 6.The Hucklebuck
  • 7.Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
  • 8.Pony Time
  • 9.Dance The Mess Around
  • 10.Good, Good Lovin'
  • 11.Let's Twist Again
  • 12.The Fly
  • 13.Slow Twistin'
  • 14.Popeye The Hitchhiker
  • 15.Limbo Rock
  • 16.Let's Limbo Some More
  • 17.Hooka Tooka
  • 18.Loddy Lo
  • 19.Hey, Bobba Needle
  • 20.Birdland
  • 21.Surf Party
  • 22.Twist It Up
  • 23.Twistin' Round The World
  • 24.Jingle Bell Rock

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Personnel: Chubby Checker (vocals); Dee Dee Sharp, Bobby Rydell (vocals); Joe Sher (guitar, drums); Joe Sgro (guitar); Dan Dailey, Fred Nuzzullio, Georgie Young & the Rockin 'Bocs, Georgie Young (saxophone); Fred Bender (keyboards); Joe Macho (bass instrument); Joe Sher (drums); Dave Appell, Joe Renzetti (guitar); Buddy Savitt (saxophone); Roy Stragis (keyboards); Ellis Tollin, Bobby Gregg (drums).
Recording information: Bell Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/1959-11/1963); Cameo Parkway Studio, Philadelphia, PA (01/1959-11/1963); Cherry Hill, NJ (01/1959-11/1963); Reco-Art Sound Recording, Philadelphia, PA (01/1959-11/1963).
Unknown Contributor Role: Kenneth Salinsky.
Arrangers: Dave Appell; Dave Stephens .
The Chubby Checker installment in the Cameo Parkway series, an excellent string of discs highlighting the label's artists from the late 1950s and '60s, will disappoint neither long-time fans nor those looking for a compilation of Chubby's biggest hits. Naturally, "The Twist" is here, as are all of the singer's follow-up cash-ins ("Let's Twist Again;" "Slow Twistin,'" etc.), and a host of other dance-craze songs ("The Hucklebuck;" "Limbo Rock," "The Fly"). The mood is light, buoyant, and fun throughout, as anyone familiar with any of Checker's singles would assume. Excellent sound and liner notes make this a fine choice for anyone seeking a one-stop set of Checker's best moments.

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The King Of The Twist Music Lover: from Missouri USA -- June, 20, 2012

Chubby Checker is a music legend & the King of the Twist. I really enjoyed this record. It is a masterpiece of great music. This is what music is all about. Chubby Checker's music is the best for dancing or sitting around a nostalgic malt shop. Chubby Checker with the help of the late, great Dick Clark changed our music world in 1960 with the introduction of the dance known as the Twist. The Limbo Rock is also a great tune & I remember the game they played to that song. Twistin USA, Slow Twistin, & Let's Twist Again are sure to get you dancing all day or all night long. The truth is, all 24 songs on the album are 5 Star hits. You will want to play it over & over again for the rest of your life! I guess growing up with older parents & older grandparents blessed me to know what real music was. This is what should be played at High School dances. This music is so much fun. Grab a copy of this record, it will be the best money you ever spent on music! Chubby Checker, thank you for the music & the memories!

oldies music fan Music Lover: from Louisiana -- May, 30, 2009

Chubby Checker is one of my favorite oldies musicians my greatest thrill was getting to see
him in person IN 1999 in Lake Charles my favorite song by him is The Twist

Everybody Twist to this fun CD, Chubby's Best Music Lover: from WESTLAKE, OH US -- March, 8, 2006

Their is only one Chubby Checker CD to have and this is it, the Original Parkway recordings that we all danced to for decades. All the dances that Chubby bought to the dance floor are included in this must have CD.

Chubby Checker Music Lover: from northern NJ US -- October, 22, 2005

It's finally available. A greatest hits package, digitally remastered by the owners of the Cameo/ Parkway catalog. It's a great collection of Chubby's hits on Parkway Records. He had many hits and this set proves it. Highly recommended!

ABKCO Music & Records

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