It starts with a shout, Harvey’s “Anyway you wanta”, and in no time at all it’s got you tapping your feet. Onomatopoeia erupting in rhythm ‘n’ blues and in rock ‘n’ roll, with Latin jazz catching your attention…
The goal: to make you dance, in a different, primitive, spontaneous manner, like an animal… It needs to groove, it needs to throb, it needs to swing. And it does all that with "Shake-O-Rama". The same shouts are to be found in the rockabilly of Jaycee Hill’s “Bump” and in the twist of the El Torros’ “Doop-Doop-A-Walla-Walla”.
Whether you’re surfing with The Duvals or savoring the soul of Johnny Nash, you’ll keep right on shaking your hips.
This selection of 16 gems recorded between 1956 and 1968 is amazingly modern.
Irresistibly smooth yet radical, sharply biting yet affable, these songs from another era have the power to make even the saddest squares laugh and wriggle, dance and jump about. So give it a go. 3, 2, 1... lift off!