Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop

Album: The Best of Little Anthony (1959)
Charted: 24
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    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Sittin' in a native hut
    All alone and blue
    Sittin' in a native hut
    Wonderin' what to do
    Along came a native girl
    Did a native dance
    It was like in paradise
    Put me in a trance
    Going
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Joined her in her dancin' spree
    Felt my spine a-tingle
    Held her tight and close to me
    Man I'm glad I'm single
    Then she showed me what to do
    First I was amazed
    Soon I learned a step or two
    Put me in a daze
    Going
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    You can do the ko-ko-bop
    Now's no time to stop
    Left foot forward right one back
    Bring them side by side
    Uh syncopate your last two steps
    Now you're going to glide
    Keep along the rhythm track
    Girls please show 'em how
    Now you start to arch your back
    Man you got it now
    Going
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop
    Shimmy Shimmy BopWriter/s: BOB SMITH
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 12th 1960, Little Anthony & the Imperials were one of the acts* appearing at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem section of New York City...
    At the time the group's "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" was at #24 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, that was also its peak position of the chart and it stayed on the Top 100 for 16 weeks...
    It reached #14 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1958 and 1974 the Brooklyn-area quintet had nineteen Top 100 records; three made the Top 10, "Tears On My Pillow" {#4 in 1958}, "Goin' Out of My Head" {#6 in 1964}, and "Hurts So Bad" {#10 in 1965}...
    One Billboard's R&B Singles chart they had five Top 10 hits, with two reaching #2, "Tears On My Pillow" and "So Much"...
    Lead singer Jerome 'Little Anthony' Gourdine celebrated his 75th birthday one month ago on January 8th {2016}...
    * Other acts on the Apollo Theatre bill were Chuck Berry, Baby Washington, and the Mello-Kings.
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