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Chapter 56: Tossin' And Turnin'

60s pop, R&B

This chapter contains one of my more counterintuitive choices in the whole Anthology: leaving off Ike & Tina Turner’s “River Deep Mountain High” in favor of “I Idolize You.” Phil Spector considers “River Deep” his best work - I disagree Phil, and also you’re kind of a psycho! I much prefer Tina’s rawer early 60s voice. Also here is some killer falsetto R&B from The Larks and Lou Christie, a beautiful fake-out intro on “Quarter To Three,” and by some measures the most popular single of all time, Chubby Checker’s “The Twist.”
1. Ike & Tina Turner

I Idolize You

2. Gary U.S. Bonds

Quarter To Three

3. Lou Christie

Lightnin' Strikes

4. James Brown

It's a Man's Man's Man's World

5. Bobby Lewis

Tossin' And Turnin'

6. Chubby Checker

The Twist

7. Del Shannon


8. The Larks

The Jerk

9. Clarence "Frogman" Henry

(I Don't Know Why ) But I Do

10. Tom Jones

It's Not Unusual