{MUSIC MINUTE} The Original “Stroll” circa. February 1958

  "The Stroll" was a slow rock n roll dance popular into the mid to late 1950s embraced by cool teens across America. Classic concept: boys on one side, girls on the other - the paired up couples then strut their stuff down the line. A precursor to the iconic Soul Train Line ... we …

Commercial Break: Shake That Thing Now! Dance Sequence from “Teenage Gang Debs” (1966)

So what if they're a little mean? Doesn't mean they don't know how to have fun, or better yet know how to throw a "kick-ass" dance party. "Teenage Gang Debs" definitely do! Sort of a new obsession as of late. This exploitation classic takes the archetypal "mean girl" to a whole new level. Shot in …

Music Minute: Poison Ivy – The Coasters(1959) + {Bonus: The Aztecs(1964)}

Written by¬†American songwriting duo¬†Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Poison Ivy was originally recorded by¬†The Coasters¬†in 1959. It went to #1 on the¬†R&B¬†chart and #7 on the¬†Billboard Hot 100¬†chart. The duo would write a string of hits which would lead them to rise to fame in the 50s teaming up with other writers and writing hits …