Thursday, November 1, 2007
KEEP ON DANCING
Alvin Cash was the undisputed boss of the small-time dance craze in the 1960s, recording as Alvin Cash & the Registers (get it?) or with the band The Crawlers. If there was a dance craze going, he was either right on it or up there creating it, singing about Muhammad Ali’s moves, doing the Twine or funkin’ like there’s no tomorrow on a series of labels, like Mar-V-Lus or the label that released this funky racket in 1968, Toddlin’ Town. First discovered by the Northern fraternity, then used as a breakbeat, "Keep On Dancing" remains a floor filler killer when it comes to party time. You might recognize it from DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's "Product Placement" sets, or perhaps from Queen Latifah's "Dance for Me" or Masta Ace's "Letter to the Better."