Rare Video you can dance the TURKEY TROT to along with LITTLE EVA
and the girls (from SHINDIG, March 3, 1965)
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So. food themed music ‘Turkey Trot’ by Little Eva and “Mashed Potatoe Time’ by Dee Dee Sharp …Nice background music for the family and tell them they can continue listening when they get back home ‘over the river and through the woods’ Just tap the JUKEBOX and even select your favorite song @ www.OldiesCountry.blogspot.com , then check out some more, at the bottom of page – and the very bottom see and hear Dee Dee Sharp doing a slightly difference dance tune than Turkey Trot, ‘MASHED POTATO TIME’ Now, heres wishing you a nice, long, music-filled Christmas Holiday!
Below are some more ‘food themed’ songs, courtesy of Bill Herald of Examiner.com:
- “LET’S TURKEY TROT” (Little Eva, 1963) was a No. 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for Little Eva. a North Carolina vocalist who was discovered by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Her biggest hjt was “The Loco-Motion” (No. 1, 1962).
- “MASHED POTATO TIME” (Dee Dee Sharp, 1962). a song with an appropriate title for the Thanksgiving food topic, climbed to the No. 2 spot in the spring of 1962. The singer, born Diane LaRue in Philadelphia, began as a backing vocalist for Cameo Records.
- “BREAD AND BUTTER” (The Newbeats, 1964) went to the No. 2 spot on Billboard for a trio that featured the falsetto voice of Texan Larry Henley along with backup singers, Marc and Dean Mathis from Georgia.
- “CANNED HAM” (Norman Greenbaum, 1970) was the follow-up to the vocalists huge hit “Spirit In The Sky” (No. 3, 1970). It attained No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1970 for the Massachusetts native, who moved to Los Angeles at age 24.
- “APPLES, PEACHES, PUMPKIN PIE” (Jay & The Techniques, 1967) was a No. 6 song on the national pop charts in the summer of 1967. The integrated group, headed by Jay Proctor, was from Allentown, Pa.
- “SNOWMAN, SNOWMAN SWEET POTATO NOSE” (The Jaynetts, 1963) was an uncharted follow-up to “Sally Go Round The Roses” (No. 2, 1963) for a Bronx girl group was formed by producer Zell Sanders.
- “VEGETABLES” (The Beach Boys, 1968) was was performed by the legendary surf-rock group from Hawthorne, Calif., as part of the “Smiley Smile” album.
- “GREEN ONIONS” (Booker T & The MGs, 1962) went to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a group composed of Memphis studio musicians, headed by keyboardist Booker T. Jones. And “MG” stands for Memphis Group.
- “GRAVY” (Dee Dee Sharp, 1962) was an appropriate follow-up to her “Mashed Potato Time” hit, and it managed to reach the No. 9 position on the Billboard Hot 100.
- “HOME COOKIN’‘” (Junior Walker & The All-Stars, 1969), while it doesn’t refer to a specific food item, it’s included because of its title, and the single was a No. 42 Billboard charter for the South Bend, Ind., group.
- “THE TURKEY” (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1971) was actually the B-side of a Top 40 single (“Birds of a Feather”) for a group — featuring lead singer Mark Lindsay — formed in Portland, Ore., in 1960.
- “CHERRY PIE” (Marvin & Johnny, 1954) was an original hit for the Los Angeles doo-wop duo of Marvin Phillips and Emory “Johnny” Perry. Six years later, it was a No. 11 national charter for Skip & Flip.
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