5 Responses to “Land of 1000 Dances”

  1. Allee Willis

    An eternal favorite of mine! Any Scopitone is brilliant but this one excels because of the song they chose. I will NEVER get tired of watching this. Deeper than purple for Nino and April.

    Killer drums.

  2. BRBill

    The cheeze factor as well as the “jiggle” factor are both thru the roof. Chris Kenner rollin in his grave…and groovin too.

    • BRBill

      Oh yeah Douglas. Chris Kenner wrote it, had a semi popular hit with it. Then it was covered by Cannibal and the Headhunters, then covered again by the Wicked Wilson Pickett and turned into a huge hit. Surpisingly it was one of the few New Orleans tunes not written by Allen Toussaint, who wrote a huge chunk of the New Orleans songbook.

      • Allee Willis

        I remember all versions of the song including Chris Kenner’s. All of them were great records. As a songwriter who used to lament that other people had the hits with the songs instead of me, I can tell you that Chris had to have been a happy man with all the royalties that must’ve rolled in from all those different versions!