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Although the irrepressible Chubby Checker was the undisputed King of the Twist, JOEY DEE & THE STARLITERS (sometimes, Starlighters) ran him a close second, during 1961 and 1962.

A powerful live band, they famously made “The Peppermint Lounge” in New York City’s West 45th Street, into the Twist centre of the world, patronised by A-List celebs, Royalty and even The First Lady! This compilation presents the very best of Joey & The Starliters from their first release in 1958, for an obscure New York label, Little, through all their big hits to the end of 1962.

Includes their million-sellers ‘Peppermint Twist (parts 1&2)’, ‘Shout (parts 1&2)’ and tracks from their million-selling LP “Doin’ The Twist At The Peppermint Lounge” (from which cuts like ‘Ya-Ya’ and ‘Hot Pastrami (With Mashed Potatoes)’ would later be spun off as successful 45s), alongside other significant hits like ‘Hey Let’s Twist’, ‘Roly-Poly’, ‘Everytime (I Think About You)’, ‘What Kind Of Love Is This’, ‘I Lost My Baby’. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled.

  1. Lorraine
  2. The Girl I Walk To School
  3. Shimmy Baby
  4. Face Of An Angel
  5. Peppermint Twist (Part 1)
  6. Peppermint Twist (Part 2)
  7. Ya-Ya
  8. Fanny Mae
  9. Hot Pastrami (With Mashed Potatoes)
  10. Sticks And Stones
  11. Hey, Let’s Twist
  12. Roly Poly
  13. Shout (Part 1) 
  14. Shout (Part 2)
  15. Let’s Have A Party
  16. Crazy Love
  17. All The World Is Twistin’
  18. Goin’ Back To My Home Town
  19. Everytime (I Think About You) (Part 1)
  20. Everytime (I Think About You) (Part 2)
  21. Hello Josephine
  22. Kansas City
  23. Money (That’s What I?Want)
  24. Have You Ever Had The Blues
  25. What Kind Of Love Is This
  26. Wing-Ding
  27. Twistin’ On A Liner
  28. I Lost My Baby
  29. Keep Your Mind On What You’re Doin’