Baby Let's Twist
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"Baby Let`s Twist" - The Dictators (1978)

A minor hit back in the day for these NYC punk rockers, "Baby Let`s Twist", featuring the all-time-favourite stolen guitar riff of "Louie, Louie", is one The Dictators` high energy rock`n`roll highlights.

"…She looks for love
Where the sun never shines
She’s crying: “I’m so strange, I’m so strange”
Then she says

Baby, let’s twist, baby let’s twist,
Baby, let’s twist, baby let’s twist,
I need love; one, two, three,
Cause I can’t fit in society
So baby, let’s twist…”

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Remembering legendary jazz bass icon Jaco Pastorius (born John Francis Anthony Pastorius III in Norristown, PA) - December 1, 1951 - September 21, 1987

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On this day in music history: September 21, 1985 - “Oh Sheila” by Ready For The World hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 and Hot Dance Club Play charts for 1 week on October 12, 1985. Written by Melvin Riley, Jr., Gordon Strozier, and Gerald Valentine, it is the biggest hit for the R&B/Funk band from Flint, MI. The band will get their start in 1982 when they are discovered by local radio personality The Electrifying Mojo from WJLB in Detroit. The following year, they will record and release their debut single “Tonight” on their own Blue Lake record label. The amount of local airplay it receives will attract the attention of MCA Records R&B executive Jheryl Busby, who will quickly sign them and re-release the song nationally. “Tonight” will peak at #6 on the R&B singles chart in early 1985. The follow up “Deep Inside Your Love” will peak in the same position a few months later. “Oh Sheila” is released as their third single from their self-titled debut album in the late Spring of 1985, quickly rising up the R&B charts and becoming a crossover smash. Many will misconstrue the song as being about singer/musician Sheila E., as well as for its Prince influenced sound, but the band will deny that it is true.

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