Monday, January 30, 2012

Dick Clark
"Dance With Dick Clark"

The image you see isn't actually the album I have, but after looking around the tracks are identical. I think the only difference is that mine is in reproduced stereo and was either released simultaneously or a few years later. (How many homes had a stereo hi-fi in 1958?)

Glistening with influences from the cha-cha, Basie swing orchestras and skiffle there is something different about this music, and it would go on in the next few short years to grow up and become full-fledged rock n' roll. For now, though, this is what ABC would broadcast on a weekly basis. Fun, but very safe.

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