• King CURTIS - Soul Twistin’ With The King!

The sadly short-lived Curtis Ousley, aka KING CURTIS (he was murdered in 1971, aged just 37), is acknowledged as the most influential saxophonist in the history of rock music.

Although his first love was jazz, during the 50s Curtis established himself as a highly-respected bandleader and session musician in the worlds of rhythm & blues and rock & roll, earning a big reputation for his eloquent, lugubriously textured riffs and solos on The Coasters' hits.

In the spring of 1962 he registered his own breakthrough solo hit with 'Soul Twist', which topped the U.S. R&B charts and crossed over to the U.S. Pop Top 20, selling more than a million copies.

This compilation concentrates on Curtis's Twisting adventures, comprising the subsequent 'Soul Twist' LP (which is unavailable elsewhere on CD) alongside an earlier LP, 'Arthur Murray's Music For Dancing The Twist!' (issued in conjunction with America's most celebrated dance instructor) plus four sides from 'The Shirelles & King Curtis Give A Twist Party'.

The 'Arthur Murray' album famously featured Don Covay on lead vocals, and has consequently been a huge collectors' item for many years.

Track Listing

1. SOUL TWIST
2. TWISTIN' TIME
3. WHAT'D I SAY (Part 1)
4. WHAT'D I SAY (Part 2)
5. I KNOW
6. SACK O' WOE TWIST
7. CAMP MEETING
8. WOBBLE TWIST
9. IRRESISTIBLE YOU
10. BIG DIPPER
11. TWISTIN' WITH THE KING
12. MIDNIGHT BLUE
13. PIPING HOT
14. TAKE THE LAST TRAIN HOME
15. I STILL WANT YOU (with The Shirelles)
16. NEW ORLEANS
17. POTATO CHIPS
18. CHICKEN SCRATCH
19. JERSEY BOUNCE
20. TWISTIN' TIME
21. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
22. THE PEPPERMINT TWIST
23. THE HUCKLEBUCK
24. THE ARTHUR MURRAY TWIST
25. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
26. THE TWIST
27. 12TH STREET TWIST
28. LET'S TWIST AGAIN
29. ALRIGHT, OK, YOU WIN
30. THE FLY

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date January 12th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988 09402 2

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King CURTIS - Soul Twistin’ With The King!

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