THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE * CHAN ROMERO * COLUMBIA 4341 * UK
Written and first recorded by Chan Romero on the Del-Fi 4119 The Hippy Hippy Shake was covered in the 1960s by a British Pop group who reached number two on the charts with the song, they also covered, amongst many others, Betty Everett's' Your No Good which they charted at number three. The child of a Spanish-Apache father and a Mexican-Cherokee-Irish mother, Chan was christened Robert Romero but as a boy he was often seen without shoes and his grandfather used to call him 'Chan' from the Spanish meaning 'little boy with pig's feet' and the name stuck. The Hippy Hippy Shake was his first recording and the waxing boasts an all star line up with Rene Hall, lead guitar and six string bass; Irving Ashby, stand up bass; Barney Kissel, rhythm guitar and Earl Plamer, drums.
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