#4 R&B, #14 Pop
Learning new information about the history of Pop music is one the best things for me about blogging. I just learned the history of the dance the “Twine” from this post I goggled up on the dance origins here. Just click the link to read it for yourself: no need for me to rewrite it here.
Cash, born Alvin Welch, performed in Chicago, Illinois with his dancing group, his biological brothers dubbed “The Crawlers,” while seeking a record deal.
He was finally asked to do a voice over on an instrumental track that he then recorded with his touring band “The Nightlighters” (who would later change their name to “The Registers.”) The recording was released as “Twine Time” and it shot up the music charts.
Cash recorded more dance genre records and eventually went solo, but “Twine Time” was his biggest hit.
See Cash do his thing over the funk dance track composed by Verlie Rice and Mason Williams in this groovy vintage YouTube clip.