Monday, October 15, 2012

Johnny & Charley

EP on the Hispavox label from Madrid in Spain in 1964. Some crazy dance that swept through Spain in the 60's apparently. I don't think the Flamenco has anything to worry about!........................................................................................................................................................................ "Since the emergence of the twist , inventing new dances proliferated: limbo, madison, whiskey, bycicle, Hully Gully, shake and an endless etcetera. In Spain also arise about native dances like the twist or when they, however, is the Yenka will be victorious in the making. A dance based on hopping on one foot to finish jumping with both feet together. The musical part of the case is a mere excuse to cause this kind of fun gymnastic jumping in guiding their activity. The four tracks on the album are quite similar and all are composed Kurt Charley. The instrumentation is a Franciscan poverty and is chaired by an instrument, which by the way, it became fashionable: the melodic. Was a smash hit and was one of the biggest selling records in 1965 and compulsory piece around or party shindig worth his salt. It sparked a fever Yenka nationwide, because it was an innocuous family dance and athletic. Other groups and soloists were ready to record songs to the rhythm of Yenka, so Hispavox was careful to place in all partner disks labeled: "The Yenka by its creators Johnny and Charley"......................................................................................................................................................................Johnny & Charley - La Yenka/Eh! nene...................................................................................................................................................................Johnny & Charley - Baila La yenka/Yenka Riketik

3 comments:

Outa-Spaceman said...

The blurb is truly a thing of beauty.
They don't write 'em like that anymore.

OSM

Wastedpapiers said...

Cheers OSM - I knew someone would be amused as I was by this translation!

KL from NYC said...

So, this IS Google Translate, right? What a relief. I was worried that maybe you'd had a lobotomy, or they'd changed your meds to the wrong kind.

Are there dance steps on the back of the cover?
I found blurry instructions on-line (with feet and arrows) and the dance is actually The Bunny Hop! (Which was a pre-Twist line-dance fad here in the US around 1959 or so. Drunk people still do it at weddings, although they're a little wobbly at that point.)

The only other acquaintance I've had with the Hispavox label is a long run of albums by "Miguel Ramos Y Su Organo Hammond" in which he'd do organ Now Sound versions of hits like "Yummy Yummy Yummy" -- doesn't inspire much faith in the label's talent roster, does it?!