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Alvin Cash

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Alvin Money was created Alvin Welch, Feb 15, 1939, in St. Louis, MO, to a big family. Among eight kids, Alvin produced a melody and dance group with three of his brothers, carrying out tap and gentle shoe. He went to Summers Saturated in St. Louis with upcoming R&B luminaries Luther Ingram, Billy Davis (Fifth Aspect), and Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner). In 1961, Alvin and three of his brothers transferred to Chicago, IL, searching for a record offer, but needed to dance for guidelines their first couple of years within the Windy Town. Former Lot of money and Motown musician/songwriter/manufacturer Andre Williams, who proved helpful for One-derful/Mar-V- Lus/M-Pac Information whenever he and Berry Gordy disagreed, captured the newly called Crawlers’ action and invited these to the studio room to chant more than a dance monitor he’d created (with Verlie Grain) known as “Twine Period.” It had been within the same format as Williams’ 1957 strike “Bacon Unwanted fat,” a cool instrumental augmented by chants and sayings, and was a take-off from the Five Du-Tones’ “Woodbine Twine.” “Twine Period” amazed everybody by zooming to amount 14 in the pop graph in Feb 1965. Within the label the designer was outlined as Alvin Money & the Crawlers, though it’s unclear if his brothers participated within the documenting; but his music group, the Nightlighers, do. The Nightlighters transformed their name towards the Crawlers and followed Alvin Money on gigs, ultimately changing again towards the Registers. Money left behind his siblings following a few information and went single. His post-“Twine” recordings by no means assessed up commercially, though many had been much better recordings; probably the most effective was “The Philly Freeze,” which reached quantity 49. Subsequent produces — “The Barracuda,” “Mr. Penquin,” “Unwind the Twine,” and “The Philly Freeze” — strike the R&B graphs, but weren’t pop successes. He documented many tributes to pugilist Muhammad Ali, including an LP Alvin Money Does the best Strikes of Muhammad Ali. Money appeared within the Friend Holly film as an associate from the Five Satins and in several dark action movies including Petey Wheatstraw and Dark Jack port. The flamboyant dancer/entertainer, known in Chicago’s blues night clubs for his vibrant lavender, red, and yellow clothes, succumbed to belly and ulcer complications on November 21, 1999.

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Full Name Alvin Cash
Died November 21, 1999, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Actor, Singer
Music Songs Twine Time, Keep on Dancing, Ali Shuffle, Doin' the Ali Shuffle, Alvin's Boo-Ga-Loo, Un-Wind the Twine, The Barracuda, Funky Washing Machine, Let's Do Some Good Timing, I Don’t Want It, Stone Thing, Do It One More Time, Boston Monkey, Diff'rent Strokes for Diff'rent Folks, Whip It On Me, Stone Thing, Part 1, Funky '69, The Penguin, Alvin's Bag, Poppin' Popcorn - Part 1, Bump, People Sure Act Funny, Doin' The Creep, Your Feet Stink, Having A Party, Keep On Dancing, Pt. 1, No Deposit - No Return, Keep On Dancing, Pt. 2, Funky Street, Moaning and Groaning, Twine Awhile, Alvin Doing His Thing
Albums Alvin Cash Selected Hits, Twine Time


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Where the Action Is 1967 TV Series Himself
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series Himself - Singer
New American Bandstand 1965 1965 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest

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