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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

20 October 2012

Going to a Go-Go

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 09/01/2013. Enjoy, NØ,



Au Go Go is a French expression meaning 'in abundance, or galore', derived from the ancient French la gogue which means 'happiness or joy'.


Go Go dancing blew up in the early 60s.


In 1964, Carol Doda, the "Perfect 36", began go go dancing at the Condor Club in North Beach, San Francisco, CA. Shortly thereafter, go go dancers were hired in places as far reaching as New York, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin...

When London was Swinging, there were clubs like the Whiskey-a-go-go on Wardour Street, a bar which was known for their 'go-go' dancers, energetic if not erotic dancers to amuse the lively clientele. It was named after the original disco in Los Angeles which opened in 1963. Discotheque a go gos popped up all over the world, especially after Bill Haley & the Comets released their album Bill Haley-a-Go-Go.

Well, here's some tunes from the early early days of Go Go...1962, even before the rest of the world caught on.





Various Artists -Discotheque Au Go Go!, Design Records DLP-194, 1962.
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Side A -

Hole in the Ground - Johnny Rivers
Please Love Me - Betty Everett
You're My Baby - Roy Orbison
Please Come Back Baby - Gene Pitney
Pony Time - Don Covay

Side B

Set Me Free - Irma Thomas
Hey! Little School Girl - The Paragons
Call a Doctor - Johnny Cymbal
I Got a Girl - Tommy Roe
Love Potion No. 9 - The Clovers


Go ape & have a blast, cats & chicks.

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