“Twine Time” Performed By Alvin Cash & The Crawlers (1965)

September 13, 2010


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#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.

Musically Yours,

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1 SupaStarry September 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Never heard of this one either! i cant dance but it looks easy enough lol…i like it!

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2 SonDan September 20, 2010 at 12:48 am

I could never dance as smooth as those brothers are doing it in the video — but that’s what was so fun about the old dances: they were so simple and fun!
Some of the stuff now is so acrobatic you have to take lessons and still can’t do it.
Long live the “Old School Dances!” ;-)
Thanks SupaS.

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3 SupaStarry September 24, 2010 at 5:30 am

LOL i cant dance at all but i’d try. as for todays dances…please lol. i do wanna take some kind of dance lessons one day though…and thank you :)

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4 Ed Tinkertoy January 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I remember this tune from way back in the late 60's but I just found out it was written by a relative, Verlie Rice

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5 David May 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Good article, I did not previously know. Thanks.

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6 SonDan May 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Thanks David and welcome to OSML. After checking out the archives I hope you continue to visit and vibe with the oldies here.

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