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Alvin Cash: Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 (2-CD)

(Charly Records) 39 tracks in hardcover digibook (16 pages).

Windy City Workout is the first official CD release devoted exclusively to Alvin Cash's recordings.

Chicago soul music is one of the many regional variations that proved popular across the country in the 1960s, and this unique collection celebrates the career of one of the city's many stars, Alvin Cash. An often overlooked subgenre of 60s soul music is the almost never-ending stream of dance-craze records that captured the national imagination, and Alvin Cash was one of its leading exponents.

Cash's recordings for Mar-V-Lus, Toddlin' Town, Seventy-Seven and Sound Stage Seven are all included. Also included are three tracks, all cover versions previously only released on a now ultra-rare LP by Toddlin' Town, Wilson Pickett's "Funky Broadway" and two hits by Arthur Conley, "Funky Street" and "People Sure Act Funny". Instructed dances include The Twine, The Boo Ga Loo, The Bump, The Barracuda, The Boston Monkey, The Penguin, The Freeze, The Charge, The Popcorn and second only to The Twine and The Ali Shuffle, a dance Alvin dedicated to Muhammad Ali. Alvin Cash died in 1999, but his music still resonates in today's soul scene, as a quick visit to YouTube will attest.

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  • Interpret: Alvin Cash

  • Album titlle: Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 (2-CD)

  • Label CHARLY

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0803415764624

  • weight in Kg 0.22
Cash, Alvin - Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 (2-CD) CD 1
01Shake A Tail FeatherAlvin Cash
02Twine AwhileAlvin Cash
03Hawk EyeAlvin Cash
04The BumpAlvin Cash
05Twine TimeAlvin Cash
06Fool That I AmAlvin Cash
07The BarracudaAlvin Cash
08You Shot Me Through The GreaseAlvin Cash
09In Need Of LoveAlvin Cash
10Burn Just A HairAlvin Cash
11ShakeAlvin Cash
12Do It One Mire TimeAlvin Cash
13Un-Wind The TwineAlvin Cash
14The Pengun (Tuxedo Bird)Alvin Cash
15Boston MonkeyAlvin Cash
16The Philly FreezeAlvin Cash
17No Deposit - No ReturnAlvin Cash
18Alvin's Boo-Ga-LooAlvin Cash
19Let's Do Some Good TimingAlvin Cash
Cash, Alvin - Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 (2-CD) CD 2
01Feel So GoodAlvin Cash
02Doin' The Ali ShuffleAlvin Cash
03Diff'rent Strokes For Diff'rent FolksAlvin Cash
04The ChargeAlvin Cash
05Whip It On MeAlvin Cash
06Alvin's Bag (aka Funky Bag)Alvin Cash
07Keep On Dancing (Part 1)Alvin Cash
08Keep On Dancing (Part 2) (Instrumental)Alvin Cash
09Funky '69Alvin Cash
10Moaning And GroaningAlvin Cash
11Poppin' Popcorn (Part 1)Alvin Cash
12Poppin' Popcorn (Part 2)Alvin Cash
13People Sure Act FunnyAlvin Cash
14Funky StreetAlvin Cash
15Funky BroadwayAlvin Cash
16Alvin's Doin' His ThingAlvin Cash
17It's Party (Party Time)Alvin Cash
18Doin' The CreepAlvin Cash
19I Don't Want It (If It Don't Look Good)Alvin Cash
20Funky Washing MachineAlvin Cash
Alvin Cash & The Crawlers Twine Time Alvin Cash & The Crawlers Twine Time... more
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Alvin Cash & The Crawlers

Twine Time

Alvin Cash & The Crawlers

Twine Time

 

Maverick to the core, Andre Williams was hunkered down producing at George Leaner's One-derful! Records in Chicago after one too many run-ins with Berry Gordy at Motown. He'd had some success at One-derful! in 1963 with The Five Du-Tones' Shake A Tail Feather (see 'Sweet Soul Music 1963') and was working on a grinding minor-key groove tailor-made for a new local dance, the Twine. Until he went into the studio with Andre, Alvin Cash was best known for his fancy footwork. Born Alvin Welch on February 15, 1939 in St. Louis, he formed a dance troupe there with his three little brothers called The Crawlers. Cash brought them to the Windy City in 1963. "I came with a group called The Four Tabs. While we was working with The Four Tabs, we did a show in Gary with The Five Du-Tones,"said the late Cash."I got with their company, which was Mar-V-Lus, and that's when I did 'Twine Time.'"

 "Alvin Cash got 'Twine Time' by accident,"says Andre."I had already cut 'Shake A Tail Feather.' So the Five Du-Tones were in New York. I'm getting the Five Du-Tones' second record ready, right? So I'm in there cuttin' the track, 'cause 'Twine Time' was supposed to have been the Five Du-Tones' song. But by the Five Du-Tones not being there, I was cuttin' the track, and I needed somebody to put the words on, so I don't forget the words. So Alvin's standing out there in the lobby. I said, 'Alvin, come in the studio a minute. I want you to put these words on this song.' He put the words on the song, and the next morning George heard it. George said, 'You know, that's good enough to release if we put it out!' That's what you call being in the right place at the right time, 'cause Alvin would have never been signed."

Other than Alvin's pronouncement "It's Twine Time!," followed by a couple of "oohs" and "aahs" on the intro and a few later exhortations,Twine Time was an instrumental. Out on the Mar-V-Lus subsidiary as by Alvin Cash & The Crawlers, it vaulted to #4 R&B and #14 pop, with Leaner's wife listed as co-writer. "They were doing the dance, and just lucky we come right out on time with the record,"said Cash."They had some other (Twine songs), but I think ours was the strongest." Alvin had more funky dance hits on Mar-V-Lus: The Barracuda in '65 andThe Philly Freeze and Alvin's Boo-Ga-Loo the next year (The Crawlers name was replaced on the latter pair by his band's moniker,The Registers). Each one had accompanying steps that he demonstrated for TV viewers on 'American Bandstand' and 'Shivaree.' "Most of my records have become dances,"said Alvin,"because we are professional dancers." After a '68 hit for George's brother Ernie Leaner's Toddlin' Town imprint, the aptly titled Keep On Dancing, Cash faded from the R&B hit parade, but he kept plugging away on the Chicago scene right up until his November 21, 1999 death.

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Tracklist
Cash, Alvin - Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 (2-CD) CD 1
01 Shake A Tail Feather
02 Twine Awhile
03 Hawk Eye
04 The Bump
05 Twine Time
06 Fool That I Am
07 The Barracuda
08 You Shot Me Through The Grease
09 In Need Of Love
10 Burn Just A Hair
11 Shake
12 Do It One Mire Time
13 Un-Wind The Twine
14 The Pengun (Tuxedo Bird)
15 Boston Monkey
16 The Philly Freeze
17 No Deposit - No Return
18 Alvin's Boo-Ga-Loo
19 Let's Do Some Good Timing
Cash, Alvin - Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 (2-CD) CD 2
01 Feel So Good
02 Doin' The Ali Shuffle
03 Diff'rent Strokes For Diff'rent Folks
04 The Charge
05 Whip It On Me
06 Alvin's Bag (aka Funky Bag)
07 Keep On Dancing (Part 1)
08 Keep On Dancing (Part 2) (Instrumental)
09 Funky '69
10 Moaning And Groaning
11 Poppin' Popcorn (Part 1)
12 Poppin' Popcorn (Part 2)
13 People Sure Act Funny
14 Funky Street
15 Funky Broadway
16 Alvin's Doin' His Thing
17 It's Party (Party Time)
18 Doin' The Creep
19 I Don't Want It (If It Don't Look Good)
20 Funky Washing Machine