Jack Hammer – On The Dance Floor With Jack Hammer – CDD


Band: Jack Hammer

Label: Bear Family

Format: CDD

Catalogue Number: BCD17711


From the Bill Haley sound to the dancefloor king
Jack Hammer’s early recordings are reminiscent of the traditional rock ‘n’ roll sound of Bill Haley.
Hammer was also a sought-after songwriter who was involved in classics of the genre such as Great
Balls Of Fire and Milkshake Mademoiselle. But Jack Hammer’s career took adventurous paths. In the
early 1960s, he moved to Europe, where he celebrated his biggest hits on the Ronnex label. He
invented a new dance with The Wiggle, and hits such as Kissin’ Twist and Wigglin’ Fool guaranteed
him international recognition. The CD contains all the hits as well as a number of rarities, from an
unreleased track from 1959 to rare live tv recordings from German television in 1963. A series of fine
soul recordings, made between 1965 and ’66 in the USA and Great Britain, round off the overall

The adventures of Jack Hammer
The impressive career of songwriter, singer and dancer Jack Hammer, who performed in the USA,
Great Britain, France, Belgium and Germany, is impressively presented here on 32 tracks. Jack
Hammer’s detailed biography with many previously unknown details researched by Bill Dahl can be
read in the 36-page color booklet.

Rare photos, illustrations and a meticulous discography complete the booklet. Together with the
remastered recordings in crystal-clear sound, this release is an experience!

Football Rock The Jumpin’ Jaguars (with Jack Hammer -piano): Knock-Kneed Nellie From Knoxville The Jumpin’ Jaguars (with Jack Hammer -piano): Shut The Door, Baby Girl, Girl, Girl Earth Cousins (with Tony Middleton) Little-Bitty Goose Pimples Mean And Evil Me Good And Gravy (as Tommy Hawke) A Bouquet Of Teardrops (as Tommy Hawke) Let’s Twist Again (as Tommy Hawke) Juliette Kissin’ Twist Melancholy Boy Boogie Woogie Twist Twistin’ King Crazy Twist Twist Talk (as Jack Hammer & Girl Friend) Come Twist Around The Clock Twist And Shout Twist, Turn And Twirl The Wiggle The Wiggling Fool Stop-Slop Fire Baby Can’t You Do It Ali Ben Ghazi (Bossa Nova) Sugar Boy Jumping At The Eden Saloon (Live, with Paul Würges Combo) Die schöne Lola (Be-Bop-A-Lula) (Live, with Max Greger
Orchestra) Workin’ Man Down The Subway Switch Blade Operator

GENRE: Rock N Roll/Rnb
BARCODE: 4000127177117
RELEASE DATE: 17/05/2024

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg