“It’s Pony Time” Performed By Chubby Checker (1961)

September 27, 2010


My dad and I shared our love of music for all of his life. With my Mother our moments sharing music were few, but all memorable.

One of those moments was when my mother showed me how to do “The Pony”.  It was her favorite dance and she taught me saying it was so simple that anyone could do it.  ;-) Well I did it in the privacy of my bedroom and that was that (HAHAHA).

Here’s the great man himself, Chubby Checker, showing how to do “The Pony.”

A lot of great pop music has come out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA and Chubby Checker, born Earnest Evans, is one of those Philly greats. After a few misses on the charts, Chubby’s cover of the Hank Ballard & The Midnighters B-Side “The Twist” made him a pop superstar.

“It’s Pony Time” was the followup hit. “IPT” was the first of a string of songs Chubby recorded to dances:  some he made up like “The Fly” and others were already around like “The Limbo”.

There will be more Chubby to come here at OSML in the future.

Musically Yours,

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1 SupaStarry October 17, 2010 at 1:52 am

i love Chubby! i recently saw him on NYC TV Life for an interview. i loved seeing him but it was kinda sad, anyway he looks too cute doing the Pony! cant wait to see the Fly and his Limbo dance!

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2 SonDan October 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

Why was the interview kinda sad SupaS ? Tell me about it please.

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3 SupaStarry October 26, 2010 at 4:38 am

It was sad because he was talking about how he never got his credit basically. and he looks like such a jolly guy! LOL. but its true, i dont hear anybody talking about Chubby.

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4 SonDan October 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Aw, that is kinda sad. Well I am talking about Chubby so I hope he finds my blog SupaS so he knows I love him (LOL)

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