Percolator (Twist)

Album: Collector's Delight, Volume 1 (1962)
Charted: 10
  • songfacts ®
  • This is a rare rock song with the xylophone (heavily damped) as the lead instrument.
  • This was based on the jingle in the Maxwell House coffee TV commercials. That's where the "percolator" comes from.
  • Billy Joe (born Louis Bideu) (a.k.a. "Billy Joe Hunter") had a local TV show in New York in the 1950s: The Lew Bidell Show.
  • Originally called "Percolator," the title was slightly modified by the producer to indicate that is was a record for dancing the twist. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for all above
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThis record peaked at No. 10 and stayed in the Top 100 for 15 weeks!!! {It was Billy Joe and the Checkmates only record to make the Top 100}
  • Joseph from Attleboro, MaGuys, if your going to write a comment , let's give every one a piece of the pie ...1962, dore records, la, calif. Ernie Freeman,Xylophone,Rene Hall, Guitar,Mr.RED Callender,Bass and one of THE DRUMMERS WHO EVER LIVED...THE LATE, GREAT, EARL PALMER...wE ALL HAVE TO START GIVING THESE GUY'S THE CREDIT THEY ARE DUE...THANKS FOR A GRAT WEB SITE
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