Twistin’ Kings

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The Twistin’ Kings were one of the many aliases of the Motown house band, the Funk Brothers. In late 1961, Motown president Berry Gordy wanted to capitalise on the Twist dance craze sweeping America, and marketed an LP of Twist tunes called Twistin’ the World Around, credited to the Twistin’ Kings. In fact, the album was the work of the in-house musicians, and despite Motown lifting two singles from it, Twistin’ the World Around quickly disappeared in an overcrowded Christmas market – but it’s prized today for some of the musical performances.

All of the band’s releases – under all names – are covered under Funk Brothers.

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