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Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird on The Best Of Dee Dee Sharp (1963)

Dee Dee Sharp - Do The Bird on The Best Of Dee Dee Sharp (1963)
While Bobby Rydell was matched with Chubby Checker in a pairing of white and black teen idols, the new twist king also interacted with a female dance song queen, North Philadelphian Dione LaRue, who was transformed from a church vocalist in a home where dancing was forbidden into Dee Dee Sharp, who at age seventeen released one of the most popular dance records of the sixties, "Mashed Potato Time." Dee Dee and Chubby quickly became the king and queen of teen dance songs and were paired off in both a huge hit, "Slow Twistin"' in early 1962, and a movie reprise in Don't Knock the Twist. Soon "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)," "Ride," and "Do the Bird" had Dee Dee Sharp matching Chubby Checker, song for song and dance for dance.



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