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Chicago-based Willie Perry (aka Casper, aka Mr. C the Slide Guy) spawned a local dance craze along with his infamous “Cha-Cha Slide,” a dance anthem very much in the heart of more regarded anthems such as for example “Macarena” and “Electric powered Slide.” As an individual trainer at Bally’s, Perry created a favorite aerobic dance workout based generally on his history being a stepper (he gained Chicago’s annual World’s Largest Steppers Competition nine situations). Years afterwards, Chicago radio place WGCI joined pushes with Perry to record a melody for his dance; the place also helped promote the melody with advertising as well as went as far as to financing an instructional dance video. Quickly the Chicago-based M.O.B. label became a member of the party and released the Cha-Cha Slip album, and following the music/dance became a trend in Chicago, Common Records found the recording for nationwide distribution. It dented the Billboard graphs and became infamous in the Chicago region, however the “Cha-Cha Slip” remained mainly a local novelty.

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