Various – Popcorn Story Vol. 1
The Mojo Man presents 20 Popcorn gems. The Popcorn genre is a style of music and dancing first established in Belgium in the late 1960s and it got it's name from a discotheque called the Popcorn. This style includes a pretty eclectic and wide range of American R&B and pop songs mostly recorded in the 1950s and mid-1960s in a slow or medium tempo and often in a minor key. Popcorn can be recognized by it's tempo just as much as it's sound. In an article for The Guardian titled "Belgium's 'Popcorn: the last underground music scene in Europe" musician and writer Bob Stanley wrote "the purity of Belgian Popcorn is it's very impurity. R&B, Broadway numbers, tangos, Phil Spector-Esque girl groups, and loungey instrumentals, they are all constituent parts of a rare, and still largely undiscovered scene. It won't stay that way forever.
1. Little Willie John: Fever - 2. Tennessee Ernie Ford: Sixteen Tons - 3. J.J. Jones and Combo: Harlem Nocturne - 4. Joanie Sommers: Why Don't You Do Right - 5. Bobby Guy: Good Enough - 6. Melvin Davis: Wedding Bells - 7. Kenny and Moe (The Blue Boys): I Want To Love You - 8. Les De Merle and His Band: Bulldozer - 9. Lula Reed: Lovin' - 10. 'Big' Buddy Lucas: I Can't Go - 11. Titus Turner: Coralee - 12. Priscilla Bowman: Sugar Daddy - 13. Allen and The Po' Boys: Panic Button - 14. Perry Como: Glendora - 15. Bobby Brookes: Little Girl (Is it True) - 16. Danny Darrow: Impulse - 17. Lefty (Guitar) Bates: Ninety Days - 18. Little Jimmy Ray: You Need To Fall In Love - 19. Sherri Taylor: He's The One That Rings My Bell - 20. Bobby King: Thanks Mr. Postman - 21. Barry White and The Atlantics: Tracy - 22. The Clovers feat. Buddy Bailey: One More Time - 23. Chance Halladay: 13 Women - 24. Ben E. King: Don't Play That Song (You Lied) - 25. The Ray-O-Vacs: Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) - 26. Etta James: Seven Day Fool - 27. Ray Hamilton: Earthquake - 28. Timi Yuro: I Ain't Gonna Cry No More -