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The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Come On Baby 

I went for a more novelty-type song today. I am not expecting many comments on it because you guys only seem to comment on the more popular 80’s pop music. That kind of tells me something about you.

I give you……The Fat Boys!!!!

The Twist (Yo Twist) was supposedly released in 1987 by The Fat Boys on the album Crushin’. I say supposedly because I went through their entire discography several times and the song only shows up on their greatest hits album All Meat No Filler: The Best of Fat Boys for some reason.
The group paired up with Chubby Checker to remake his classic dance song. In my opinion it is a MUCH better version than the original.
Give the song a chance. It starts out like the original and then veers off into something totally different. I just played it for my daughter and her boyfriend and they both rolled their eyes and called me a dork. That’s how I know this song is great!!

The Fat Boys started out as The Disco 3. They won a talent contest at Radio City Music Hall in 1983. Kurtis Blow took them under his wing and after a good dinner one night they were renamed The Fat Boys.
The Fat Boys, Mark "Prince Markie Dee" Morales, Damon "Kool Rock-Ski" Wimbley and Darren "Buff the Human Beat Box" Robinson had several hit songs such as “Can You Feel It” (which they play on the radio around here all of the time), “Wipe Out” with the Beach Boys, and “The Fat Boys Are Back” among others.
In 1989 the group starred in the movie Disorderlies which was very funny in a lame sort of way. It’s one of those movies that you love even though it’s stupid.
Sadly Darren Robinson passed away in December of 1995 following a massive heart attack.
Mark Morales is currently a producer for such artists as Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, J-Lo, and others.
I have no clue what happened to Damon Wimbley. I can’t find any information on him at all. It’s almost like he disappeared of the face of the earth.

Here is Mark Morales today

Most everyone knows about, or should know about, Chubby Checker.

He was born in 1941 as Ernest Evans, but the record company changed his name to Chubby Checker as a “dig” at Fats Domino.
He had a great career going in the 60’s making dance songs that started new dance crazes. “The Twist” was the most popular of these songs. He married Catharina Lodders who was Miss World of 1962. It was a tad scandalous at the time since she was white. It’s horrible how people got upset about that. No one would even blink an eye now thank goodness.

Today Chubby Checker is still doing the retro concert tour circuit.

**NOTE**: I am trying a new host for the mp3 so I have no idea how long it will last.
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