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Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin

GUEST,John 30 May 19 - 07:10 PM
GUEST,Starship 31 May 19 - 12:34 PM
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GUEST,Starship 01 Jun 19 - 09:12 AM
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GUEST,Gerry 01 Jun 19 - 09:30 PM
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Subject: Whining Boy 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST,John
Date: 30 May 19 - 07:10 PM

In "Whining Boy Blues", what is the meaning of little sis "doing the double twist"? As the other verses are suggestive or more haver i missed something?


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 31 May 19 - 12:34 PM

There's a good etymology under that heading on the page that opens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_(dance)


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 19 - 10:19 PM

Thanks Starship, except the verse I refer to was penned about 40+ years before the twist you refer to was created.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 01 Jun 19 - 09:12 AM

True, but the dance was created from the original meaning. The whole article is worth reading.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 19 - 09:03 PM

check


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 01 Jun 19 - 09:30 PM

The song has been much discussed here, e.g., https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87249 and https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=22655 and https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=24891


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Jun 19 - 10:52 PM

Interesting


/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87249#1627235

/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=22655


/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=24891


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Jun 19 - 10:55 PM

Annoying try this one again!


/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87249#1627235


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Jun 19 - 10:57 PM

soory bout that obviously needs a better than me to do the blue clickies to these items!


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 20 - 11:50 AM

Still looking fun


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'doing the double twist' origin
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 08 May 20 - 12:11 PM

If you are referring to Jelly Roll Morton I think this might be a bowlderised verse.

In one version she wasn't doing the twist but "had her hand in her toodle-um up to her wrist".


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