MAMA'S DOIN' THE TWIST * LINDA HOPKINS * CORAL 72448 * UK
Linda Hopkins was born November 9, 1924 or 25 and eighty years later she is still going strong; performing live at Jazz Festival Ascona, January 22, 2005, and other venues, in the US and Europe. She has recorded in a verity of styles throughout her career from Blues to Show songs, the above, a throwaway Pop song, is made special by her vibrant and rhythmic voice, making it an excellent dancer. Linda Hopkins has not been exceptionally lucky with commercial success, her biggest hit Shake A Hand was as a duo with Jackie Wilson, reaching number twenty one on the charts. Mama's Doin' The Twist was released on Brunswick 55223 in the US, the third of eleven solo records by her on that imprint.
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