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                          - Chris Montez ‘Dance Mashup’ (1962)

The More I See You
Chris Montez
The More I See You

Chris Montez - The More I See You (1966)

Last night I grabbed my father’s old stereo, brought it home, and set it up replacing my own ancient and malfunctioning system.  To test it out I looked for any LP handy, and I grabbed this thrift store special.  Chris Montez went through a complete make-over from his Let’s Dance days, signing with Herb Alpert’s A&M label and switching to a softer easy listening sound.  Cheesy yes, but still appealing to my ears.  All sorts of people recorded this song, but it was Chris who took it to the charts. Take that Chet Baker and Nat King Cole! My father would not have liked Chris Montez playing on his stereo, he was more a Thelonius Monk type guy.

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CHRIS MONTEZ ~ “LET’S DANCE”

(One, two, one, two, three)
Hey baby won’t you take a chance?
Say that you’ll let me have this dance
Let’s dance, let’s dance
Do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too,
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let’s dance, let’s dance
Hey baby, yeah, you thrill me so
Hold me tight, don’t you let me go
But let’s dance, let’s dance
We’ll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let’s dance, well let’s dance
OK, wail now.
Oh, yeah
(musical interlude)
Hey, baby, if you’re all alone
Maybe you’ll let me walk you home
But let’s dance, let’s dance
We’ll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too,
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let’s dance, let’s dance
Hey, baby, things are swingin’ right
Yes, I know that this is the night
Let’s dance, let’s dance
We’ll do the twist, the stomp, the mashed potato too
Any old dance that you wanna do
But let’s dance, let’s dance
But let’s dance
But let’s dance
But Let’s Dance … !!!

The More I See You
Chris Montez
The More I See You

“The More I See You” by Chris Montez from The More I See You/Call Me (1966).

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THIS IS MY 901st FAVORITE SONG CONTEST:

Name the 1988 film that briefly features this version of “The More I See You.”

Reply, reblog, or comment with the answer. First person to name it gets a mix CD made especially for you.  I’ll even write your name on it or whatever so you know it was made just for you. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. Go.

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“Let’s Dance” 1962 by Chris Montez

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The Ramones cover Chris Montez Let’s Dance.
Awesome!

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Chris Montez & Kathy Young…All You Had To Do Was Tell Me